Discover more from MindWar: The Psychological War on Democracy
There is a lot to be hopeful about
I know it feels super doom and gloom around here sometimes.
As I’ve mentioned, Putin clearly miscalculated across the board.
Let’s be frank, the Ukrainians are kicking the Russians’ ass. Zelensky is a legitimate hero, and already a historic figure. The Ukrainian Army is much better run and has much higher morale that Putin’s.
The Ukrainians are also winning the messaging war — under the worst possible circumstances. It’s impossible to think of war as uplifting, but the Ukrainians are proving that democracy is alive and well. #SlavaUkraini 🇺🇦
The US Government is also finally understanding the war they are fighting — an information war. Since I monitor Telegram all the time, I knew this a week ago, but I am really happy to see the government using the tools available to them to combat these threats. If the government hadn’t been front-running this publicly, Putin likely would have done it already.
The government is also starting to take action against Russian propaganda — not enough, but a start. The DOJ is definitely moving up the ladder of criminals as well. Still too slow but it is movement.
What’s clear is that the desire for freedom and democracy is still strong, our systems still work if they have the right people in place, and the fascists have overplayed their hand.
The question is, what will we do now? Is it going to be a “norm” that Putin assets and QAnon cult members can roam the halls of Congress? Are we going to “resist” or are we going to win. As I have said, fascism cannot be negotiated with or lived with, it must be defeated. We have a fighting chance. I’m glad to see it. 🇺🇸🏴☠️