One reason I’m leery of foreign entanglements is that they require understanding people in different countries and cultures. Given that many U.S.-ians don’t even understand each other, this seems difficult.
However, this photo from Kiev City Hall makes no sense to me:
In the upper-right of the photograph, you’ll notice the Confederate Bars and Stars. Because nothing says freedom like the American Swastika (congratulations, you’ve just alienated a huge swath of the U.S., though you have the Nathan Bedford Forrest fans locked down; boldface mine):
That flag is the symbol of our nation’s greatest failing, slavery. There has been no mistake in this nation’s history that has caused as much human suffering. I don’t know what’s more shameful: that we as a nation supported and bolstered this indefensible cruelty for so many generations, or that when the time came for us to give it up, a million men who called themselves Americans chose to fight and kill their fellow citizens rather than give up their right to torture their fellow Americans.
If I were in a foreign country and someone hung that flag on the wall, I would take it as a personal insult.
That thing shouldn’t just be taken down, it should be BURNED. It’s an insult to every American, Northern and Southern.
We are so out of our depth on this.