Victory For Ukraine

By Mr. Schnell

I moved out of a red state to a blue state to escape the willful ignorance, stupidity, anti-democratic, and authoritarian despots of the Republican Party. But the Republican (Russian) National Committee tracked me down anyway and sent mail asking for donations. Obviously, they have not seen my political cartoon work, so I sent them a sample.

The American Putin (Tangerine Limpdick Traitor Drump) has taken over the GOP (with much help from laundered Russian rubles). I have lived and loved the United States for over 60 years and to be in my final chapter of life’s journey and see this disparage to our great nation is beyond words for me. And the last few days of watching the carnage, insanity, and murder from the war of aggression by Trump’s puppet master Putin is quite honestly infuriating. Add to that the bravery and courage shown by Ukraine’s defenders against such overwhelming odds …. it’s quite frankly gut wrenching!

I don’t know what kind of “political correctness” is allowing Russia’s useful idiot Trump to remain free to spew Russian propaganda and incite a riot in our nation’s Capital building, but bullets are now flying in a democratic nation fighting for its very survival from the unwarranted aggression of America’s number one adversary … Russia.

I can find no better words in support of Ukraine than those spoken by Abraham Lincoln November 19, 1863, in Gettysburg;

“… we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion … that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom-and that the government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

God Bless Democracy. Victory for Ukraine!

Published by undergroundcartoonist

Underground Cartoonist is a former ICU nurse that has worked at numerous civilian, military, and veteran Intensive Care Units across the country for better than three decades but has been sketching, drawing, and cartooning since he first picked up a crayon in kindergarten. Dabbled with political cartooning, writing, and general illustrations but the bread and butter came from health care. Recently left professional nursing to concentrate on camping, hiking, nature, the outdoors, trees, trails, and peace of mind. Love a campfire; rather watch it than TV. Avoid bureaucracy, career ladders, ladder climbers, and hero worship at all cost. Evenings spent with a good book, reading until the book smacks my nose when I doze off. Generally up at sun rise, listen to the mourning doves, put the coffee on, and play it by ear the rest of the day.

22 thoughts on “Victory For Ukraine

  1. I see this a little differently. Russia asked for an assurance that Ukraine would not join Nato, that Nato would not expand eastward. It is a fact that USA is no longer the world power, and it has been long expected that the East would test their new found dominance. In short, when Putin made his unreasonable request, diplomacy could have been used. But now we are here, and the BBC has gone into propaganda melt down with brave little Ukraine stuff. I won’t go on, but ask one question;
    If civilians are armed, by foreign powers, who is responsible when they are killed?

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    1. When they are unarmed they are killed. A sovereign country has been aggressively attacked and it is defending itself. Responsibility, and all sanity for that matter, kind of goes out the window when bullets start flying. I was hoping diplomacy would work but it hasn’t. For now, the madness of war prevails. I am praying for peace and hoping the madness ends.

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      1. We may all have blood on our hands, but it is still Puti who gets the brunt of the blame. There was no need for this war except in Putin’s mind. Most of the time, the simple solution is the easiest one, and the most desiranle. As the Red Queen ssid, “Off with [his] head!”

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      2. We cannot change Russia’s behaviour, but we might our own, or at least know them for what they are.
        I learned at school, if nothing else, how to recognise bullshit propaganda, and that is what I see now.

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      3. Of course it is bullshit propaganda, given to us by Vlad Putin himself to pretend to justify his need for empire-building. The country he now leads is no longer the empire it once was, and his ego needs a return to what he sees as its former glory, refusing to see the masses of Russian citizens were still being treated the way the czars treated the peasants. Kind of like MAGA. Americans were only great in their own minds. Ask the descendents of the slaves, or the descendents of the original peoples
        of Turtle Island how they defined greatness? America was not then and is not now in their dictionary. But they did have GREAT PROPAGANDISTS! They sold a hekkuva great picture to many in the rest of the world.

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      4. Putin sits at the head of a table a mile away from those sitting at the other end. He is afraid someone is going to assassinate him. And he should be. Putin is a prisoner of his own making. He is an old, balding, gray haired, out of shape, has-been throw back from the Cold War. Zelenski is a young, energetic, intelligent leader leading a nation from the front not a mile away in some dark recess where the only thing heard is a weak mumbling drooling old echo in the void. Fuck Putin and Fuck Russia.

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      5. No, don’t fuck Russia, everyday Russians are against this war. They have no need to hate non-Russians. But they live in sa dictatorship where they can be jailed or killed for speaking out against the rulers. It is not conducive to public disagreement. Fuck Putin. Yes!

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      6. When the bullets stop I will be a bit more discerning. I will clarify my statement: Fuck Russians that support Putin and his war of aggression. (Hopefully that will meet your high standards of insight and understanding.)
        I wish splitting hairs would stop bullets but the last time I was at the shooting range that wasn’t the case.
        Putin has demonized Russia to the world. The reality of war is that innocent civilians suffer. They are the victims. If the innocent civilians of Ukraine suffer, so will the innocent civilians of Russia. War sucks that way! I wish it were not so and I am pretty sure our discourse won’t change the conduct of this war or the suffering all around.
        I am pretty pissed right now as are millions around the world. This bullshit should not be happening, but it is.

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      7. And our leaders are allowing it to happen. Sanctions do not stop bullets either. I am on the same side as you, but I don’t see the Russians as the enemy (though I will go along with the every Russan who supports Putin thing), but victims themselves for the most part. The czars made the peasants suffer, the so-called Communists made the proletariat suffer, and now Putin is making the citizens suffer. Same story, different power brokers. My heart goes out to them too. I have Ukrainian blood flowing in my veins. I stand against Putin. Meanwhile NATO stands impotently by. They are to blame also, just not as much as Putin.

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      8. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to help peace come. A huge show of force by all the NATO countries “might” convince Putin of the error of his ways without another shot being fired. I hear the Russian soldiers are already questioning the reasons Putin gave them to fight. Facing overwhelming odds those ones will put down their weapons, and others will follow. If some want empires as does Putin, let them try to fight on. They will give up quickly enough.
        The problem is, of course, Putin. He may throw a temper tantrum, and command the release of nukes. We have to HOPE someone along the line has more sense than Putin does.

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  2. “I learned at school, if nothing else, how to recognise bullshit propaganda, and that is what I see now.”
    Expect a lot more. Propaganda is a two street and both sides are mindfucking experts. I will spend more time splitting hairs once the bullets stop flying. Until then it is best to take cover and for me, donate to humanitarian relief for victims of this madness.

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    1. If we hope for peace, we need to lean on our own gov’t, not others. Nato is clearly not going to defend Ukraine, so our gov’ts shouldn’t be warmongering there. Our media should report it, but without the zeal they are showing. I was about 12 when the 1st America -Iraq war happened, I was transfixed, I remember going to school listening to it through earphones. It seemed amazing, but after Afghanistan and Syria, we ought to have learned that invading is one thing, but ruling is another. Russia has taught the world more than once the art of retreat. Ukraine ought to put its hands up, say come on then, and then they could make life very difficult for the Ruskies, but politicians like to talk big, and pose as heroes. I don’t think Ukraine needs heroes.

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      1. But luckily the choice is not yours to make.
        And the statement contradicts your want of peace.
        I’m really sorry if I seem like I’m winding you up. I know you are good and sincere, but the world is an ugly place, and we see only a fraction of it.

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