Ukraine - Didn't anyone at the Pentagon think it was funny when the Ukrainians asked for targeting coordinates for the Kremlin? Or how they are always saying they don't have enough ammunition, but they always have enough to lob something at a hospital or a market or a school?
Briahna Joy Grey had an interesting argument on Rising, essentially she claimed that the budget fight was Biden's fault. If he had signed an executive order "on day 1" it would have been much harder for the Republicans to organize a fight. This may be right, you should always take the moral high ground as soon as you have the knowledge to defend it, but that assumes that Biden actually wants to. Assume that Biden plans to cave and gut services. He can get what he's wanted for fifty years and blame the Republicans in the beginning of an election cycle. Look at how well it worked with abortion.
I saw a "degrowth" speech this afternoon. Something made me do a mental spit take. Among a laundry list of woke buzzwords: "colonialism is oppression" "We must stop extraction" "pass a Universal Basic Income" What? We must extract less, consume less, but give away vaporware money to people so they can continue to consume mindlessly? Economies around the world are collapsing. The math is simple - high profits, low wages, massive unemployment. We can fix that, but that would require lowering profits and promoting jobs, but the donor class won't allow it. So instead we print money and pretend the unemployed don't exist.
Ultimately I think that social movements - Ecology, Identity Politics, Social Justice, have been hijacked for the purpose of sabotaging them. Life is like being a target in whack-a-mole - your head will pop up and someone will try to hit you with a mallet for not conforming to the moral requirement of this hour.SJWs are not insane zealots, they know exactly what they're doing. Establishing a world where no one can be accepted, therefore no one is worthy of being helped, even you.