The saddest part? This skit was produced after the initial invasion. Yet months later, it's not far off the state of things. Initially we were told Putin would never invade. We were told the Russian forces were moving away. Then when they returned we were assured they would never be so brazen. Then when they invaded, we saw things unravel for the Russians and people said Russia would be chased out in a few weeks. And now here we are.
I think the point of China is the biggest issue. When Russia did invade, everyone watched to see what China would do. After all, Putin was clearly cozying up to China. China not coming out and throwing its support behind Putin was greeted with cheers and applause.
The problem is, China didn't condemn Russia either. Nor has India. Nor has most of the Middle East. In fact, apart from NATO, there don't seem to be many countries in the world who care to express outrage at Russia. It's almost like they're waiting to see if this might be the first step in the last walk of the West.
I have a feeling there wouldn't be too many tears around the world to see the West die, even if they might be sorry to see it go. Our own official narrative is that the West brought virtually nothing to the world. Anything we brought was pointless because the world was already better. Given that within the West there are many happy to see it go, I'd wager there are many outside the West who share the same opinion. Hence the fence-sitting and pondering the next steps if, in fact, Russia comes out the winner.
Whatever happens, it will likely have little to do with us. We're already sliding toward 2nd World Status. Clearly we don't have the same clout we once had. We can't even get baby food on our shelves. And our military is far more concerned with drag queen performances even as they have to suspend training exercises because of the growing number of accidental fatalities occurring. I guess at this point it really does matter where these other countries end of landing, because we've made our position clear, and as of now, it has not had the impact Americans have long taken for granted.