Liberty Rising Brief: Kyiv Under Attack

Liberty Rising Brief: Kyiv Under Attack

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” ― Alexander Hamilton

THE DAY AT A GLANCE

In the early hours of the morning, Russia invaded Ukraine, from the countries borders to its capital city, Kyiv. 

Russian tanks are present in Ukraine and explosions have been reported in major cities. The invasion come after Russia launched cyberattacks on Ukraine’s bank and government websites yesterday. 

For weeks, the international community attempted to stall an invasion through diplomatic negotiations. However, Vladimir Putin continued advancing troops closer to Ukraine and finally made a dramatic entrance. 

ALN will continue reporting on the invasion throughout the day.

Meanwhile, CBS is facing backlash for blaming increased gas prices, inflation, and supply-chain issues on Russia and the crisis in Ukraine. Of course, these issues may be increased by the crisis, however, they undoubtedly existed under the Biden Administration prior to. 

As Russia takes center stage, the Justice Department is lessening its focus on China. The DOJ announced an end to a Trump-era initiative focusing on national-security threats, specifically within academia. 

Professors and universities across the country have been accused of having links to China, therein fueling intellectual theft and allowing China to influence American students through Confucious Institutes

While Russia’s invasion may be the biggest news of the day, here are several other happenings in the conservative movement.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau agreed to end the Emergencies Act after immense political pressure. The PM had continued to invoke the act after the convoy was cleared. 

The Associated Press reported, 

“The situation is no longer an emergency, therefore the federal government will be ending the use of the emergencies act,” Trudeau said. “We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are sufficient.”

This response comes after Trudeau failed to explain to members of parliament why the Emergencies Act was needed.

In the corporate world, top executives are walking away from high-level positions in response to unhinged woke ideology. Take Jennifer Sey, former president of Levi’s, who left the company after facing backlash for speaking out against school closures during Covid-19. 

Levi’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) officer asked Sey to go on an “apology tour” and the company’s CEO once said she is “acting like Donald Trump.”

Sey received this backlash without taking political stances, however, opinions that go against the mainstream are enough to incite outrage. 

According to Sey, “Every day, a dossier of my tweets and all of my online interactions were sent to the CEO by the head of corporate communications.” Read her full experience here.

Similarly,  make-up mogul Estée Lauder has suspended top executive John Demsey after controversial posts on his personal Instagram page. He has yet to make a statement regarding his unpaid suspension. 

Both cases illustrate the power of the mob to silence individual voices who stray from the crowd. Within the business world, companies are imposing DEI policies to target these individuals and publicly oust them. 

Celebrating Liberty: 

On this day in 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

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