UFC Fighter Bryce Mitchell EPIC Response To Ukraine-Russia Question

I debated with myself about sharing this clip for most of the day. It is a wonderful conversation piece, but snooty know-it-alls surely will denounce it. What to do?

I decided: “Listen to this young man.”

11 thoughts on “UFC Fighter Bryce Mitchell EPIC Response To Ukraine-Russia Question

  1. “Listen to this young man.”

    Doing so will save you many hours of watching Fox News. He passionately regurgitates all their “alternative facts” and victimhood memes in just a few minutes.

    From my Snooty Know-it-all point of view there are two possibilities here.

    One is that he really and truly believes all the nonsense he spews, really does hate President Biden, and truly hates all the “evil” he sees in this country. If so, it is just sad but compelling evidence of how right-wing media corrupts the minds of otherwise decent people.

    The second possibility is that this minor celebrity sees this as a way to become a less minor celebrity. Another, let’s say, Ted Nugent.

    I think that it is the former and that this man who feels so victimized is actually BEING victimized and manipulated – by Tucker Carlson to help with the spread his pro-Putin propaganda.

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    1. There are other possibilities. One that intrigues me is that Mitchell simply doesn’t trust the American elite and feels strongly about it.

      My guess is that many young people distrust our leaders just as strongly.

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      1. I said I believe that Mitchell is sincere in his strong beliefs. His sincerity is not the issue.

        Distrust of the American elite is one thing. Distrust of the American elite based on a mountain of demonstrable falsehoods is another. While not mentioning some of the real reasons for distrust, Mitchell cites a litany of false ones. He is a victim of right-wing and Russian disinformation efforts that have been going on for years.

        https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE198.html

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      2. RE: “Distrust of the American elite based on a mountain of demonstrable falsehoods is another.”

        Distrust is distrust. However, I can see why Democrats might want to paint Mitchell as some sort of defective person. I can also see how doing so tends to create people like Mitchell.

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        1. “Distrust is distrust.”

          True but meaningless. The source of the distrust is highly relevant.

          I did not paint Mitchell as “some sort of defective person.” I was clear in stating that I think of him as a victim of what has been called a “Flood of Falsehoods” pouring over him for many years.

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          1. “victim = defect”

            Pretty broad statement. If you are the victim of a crime, are you somehow defective? If you are a victim of disinformation or lies, are you somehow defective?

            In the latter, I could say that you have a tendency to APPEAR defective, as you have a history of being a victim of misinformation.

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          2. “victim = defect”

            You suggested that I was portraying Mitchell as “some sort of defective person.” I did not do that. I portrayed him as a victim. I made that clear.

            But you are so intent on making your accusation stick that you now equate two words with totally different meanings? Really?

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          3. RE: “But you are so intent on making your accusation stick that you now equate two words with totally different meanings?”

            I am asserting they have the same meaning in this context despite any pretense on your part that you feel sorry for the guy.

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  2. At the risk of repeating the obvious, I believe the man in the video said “I don’t know what is going on” multiple times, even stringing a few of them together.

    So, if that is the case and he is telling the truth about “not knowing what is going on”, perhaps we should accept that and not put to much credence in his statement.

    So, the question I have, is why the post? If it is a reflection of most of America, we have a problem with education and literacy.

    Interestingly, you disparage “snooty know it all’s” as if knowing a bit more about what is happening here and in the world is a bad thing.

    Mao killed a lot of educated people. Was that a good thing or a bad thing? Or is that what “snooty know it all’s” deserve?

    Seriously, this frivolous post, your closing comment and today’s national environment are pretty much what is happening in our country. IMO

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