Whatever U.S. Elites Are Defending In Ukraine, It Isn’t Democracy

Whatever U.S. Elites Are Defending In Ukraine, It Isn’t Democracy


It’s getting harder and harder to pretend the war in Ukraine, now in its third year, is about “defending democracy,” as our political elites in Washington insist.

This is especially true when Secretary of State Antony Blinken shows up in Ukraine to deliver billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to fund the war, proclaims that Ukraine’s scheduled presidential elections this spring are canceled until “conditions allow” (Ukraine has not held elections since 2019), and then jaunts off to a popular Kyiv nightclub to play a boomerish cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.”

That actually happened this week. 

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And it happened just days after Russia unleashed an armored ground offensive in Ukraine’s northeast near the country’s second-largest city, Kharkiv. 

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky continued pushing the

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