I am getting a serious cause of (The) Ukraine fatigue. Every time you go to a mainstream news site to get a dose of what NPCs are supposed to think, there is some bullshit article about Russia being on the brink of collapse and The Ukraine working on a counter offensive that is supposed to decidedly defeat Russia, and this time, guys, it is really going to work! The official narrative around this war is about as believable as the Covid story, which is of little surprise since it has been masterminded by the same geniuses.
In order to keep a low profile in real life, I do not comment on politics but, just like with Covid, this does not help much if others think they need to repeat their NPC programming to you. The latest angle is that The Ukraine is willing to negotiate with Russia, but only after their upcoming spring offensive. This idea has been floating in the media for a few weeks now, and it is therefore of little surprise that the NPCs are lapping it up.
It is pointless to discuss the situation in The Ukraine seriously with normies, but it is still illuminating to listen to them. A few weeks ago, I had a business lunch with someone who explained to me that Russia is about to fall “any day now”. I could not help but state that I do not really follow the news, yet wonder if Russia is still clinging on to the territory they have gained since the start of the special military operation. The follow-up went about as well as you can imagine and I learned that this “stalemate” in Eastern Ukraine is clear evidence that Russia is inferior because if they were competent at fighting wars, they would have run over the Ukraine already.
I also know of a few businesses who have jeopardized themselves due to hastily leaving the Russian market. As you may recall, in the beginning of the special military operation, there was a big media campaign targeting companies. In order to stick it to Putin, they were supposed to leave the country. There are companies out there who generated a significant chunk of their profit in Russia, and they sold those subsidiaries for pennies on the dollar. I even know of one company that is on the fast track to bankruptcy thanks to leaving Russia head over heels and their revenues in the Western world cratering due to the currently more difficult economic situation. It is truly a sight to behold.
As a general piece of advice, I think you are well served to keep your distance from NPCs. It is worse when you cannot easily change your employer or country of residence. The West is currently crashing into a wall, with de-dollarization happening at an absolutely breathtaking pace. Yet, we since we fight to the last Ukrainian to bring supposed Western values to that part of the world, all is good. It’s a fucking clown show. The Ukraine is not going to win this war. Instead, it may bring down the entire West with it. If you cannot go anywhere else, hunker down, stack up on supplies, and keep a low profile because the Ukraine is going to keep winning day after day until they fully collapse, and at that point we will probably be in a years-long economic depression.