It’s 1962 all over again. Instead of the USSR it’s just Russia. Instead of Cuba, it’s Ukraine. But the basic elements of the story are same: And Joe Biden is exercising what history has taught us. If you don’t stop a mad man now, you’ll have to stop him later, resulting in more deaths and more destruction.
History has taught us this lesson over and over. Most recently with Hitler and Stalin. Men like Hitler, Stalin, and Putin have no qualms about killing innocent people who are no threat to them. Their object is to gain and control territory for what they see as a superior culture. Hitler like Stalin sought to control of all of Europe. It took allied forces to end Hitler and curtail Stalin. Stalin’s plan to control Europe was stymied by his desire to avoid clashes with the United States and England. Today, Putin also is wary of a direct confrontation with the United States and England.
In 1962 President Kennedy refused to allow nuclear missiles capable of reaching the U.S. to be placed in Cuba. Putin claims he feared Ukraine joining NATO because it would result in nuclear arms being within easy reach of Russia. Bull. There is not much advantage in placing nuclear missiles in Ukraine. NATO could place them in other countries nearly as close to Russia, and with submarines and planes capable of launching nuclear missiles, nowhere on the planet is safe from a nuclear attack. Not even Russia, Not even the U.S.
Putin like Stalin and Hitler has committed atrocities. He must be stopped now, before the carnage gets worse.
Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Boebert simply are not knowledgeable enough to know this about history. Others like Gosar, and Cotton are evil and envious. They desire power to accommodate these acts of terror. Still others like Trump, Hawley, Cruz, are too greedy to step up and confront the evil we see before us today.
We can try and educate Greene and Boebert, but there is nothing we can do prevent the others from seeking their undeserved adulation.
History is knocking. Our support for Ukraine is similar to our support for Great Britain against Hitler. That support helped save the world. Biden is answering the door as Roosevelt did in WWII: being honest with the American public, telling us what is going to happen before it does happen, as he did one year ago when he warned Russia will attack Ukraine.
When History knocks the characters are different, the circumstances not exactly the same, but the DNA is similar enough to match. These young, uneducated, and bigoted Republicans don’t know or understand history. Age is an asset when it comes to knowing and recognizing history’s DNA. Democrats and citizens of the United States would be smart to keep Joe Biden available for answering Putin’s knocking on history’s door.