Ukraine Shows America’s Love Of War: “Hey Mom I’m Going To War!”

TB Obwoge
5 min readMar 9, 2022

From aiding those living in ‘White skinned’ countries to aiding those committing acts of genocide in Black, Brown & Muslim countries!

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Its a park called War Memorial park a few blocks from me, as my daughter was growing up I don’t know how many times I’ve heard these words “Hey mom I’m going to war!” (same for parents in the neighborhood). It became a normal part of everyday life for those from ‘around here’, this park has a basketball court, playground and walking trail. The park is a memorial park of course however children play with a helicopter, canon and other war relics in a playground designed for children as young as five years old.

Watching social media even if you’re just trying to connect with friends or keep up with your everyday life the war in Ukraine is being thrust into your face mostly by American media outlets. With CNN on the ground in the Ukraine happy White people with military style protection, with the words ‘PRESS’ printed on flak jackets. They share things that one would think people in a war would want kept secret, they post videos of women making Molotov cocktails to protect their country. They show posts setup on roads where civilians are trying to stop Russian tanks from gaining access to Ukrainian cities .

Why would anyone in the time of war want their every move posted on social media and news outlets? As if the both sides can’t watch to see what the other is doing!

Since before the war the United States media has been posting nonstop about the troop buildup on the border of Ukraine, posting the interactions of the American president to the Ukraine president, Why is this being publicly displayed as entertainment? American media loves war the budget for the military is enough to satisfy many of the ills needed to fix the broken medical insurance system or even perhaps better services for veterans facing life on the streets in America.

TB Obwoge

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