I’m friend with Ukrainians and Russians right now. It’s all through Instagram and Tiktok for the most part. Some were carryovers from Vine days and Google+.
All this high-brow media narrative stuff aside, I know real people that aren’t military people that are dealing with crap.
SO those people I know and people like those people, I care about. Are they in a different category than soldiers to me? Yes, they are.
I can also talk about soldiers. but I don’t put soldier and civilian together in the same box when soldiers are targeting civilians.
Or back from 1994-2000 I was deeply into the Orthodox Church.
Russian Ukrainian Greek, etc. Here’s some of the literature of which I have a lot.
“White Knighting” I don’t know how that applies. I’m not coming at this from a media driven perspective.
This is the church I attended during my Orthodox days: a Carptho-Rusyn Orthodox Church (Ruthenian).
It’s the one I found in the phone book when church hopping and I liked it so I joined.
My take on this is from the religious and historical perspective primarily because that was my first exposure; not cold war, not political, not military and not internet debate.
I thought I had family that was Ruthenian (see my last name) удут – which is – guess where? Western Ukrainian.
There’s still uncertainties there. But I have no animosity towards Russia as a nation or identity but currently leadership and direction only.
If you want to know how _I think_ governments should structure life, etc?
That’s another story.
I’ll tell a much different story then.
But as I’ve yet to see a single nation without a military, whether male or female, conscripted or voluntary, whatever, I accept it as an unfortunate reality and an unfortunate division within society between military and non-military.
“Classic not caring about men” is as odd a take as claiming that I’m “white knighting” my caring about Ukraine/Russia war right now.
Is.. hang on… is this a Men’s Rights take?
Implying that my division of military vs civilian is simply a substitution for men vs women?
ok, ok ok ok ok lol ok.
Yes, in an ideal world: There should be no conscription, there should be no war or fighting. Men should not be expected to protect women as women should be able to take care of themselves, yes, if that’s where you’ve been going with this, i actually agree in an ideal world.-