America's faux president and his peers in the other degraded nations that comprise what used to be Western Civilization are imploring Vladimir Putin to talk to them about resolving the "crisis" created by the barbarous despot's invasion of Ukraine.
The hapless and helpless appeasers are hoping for some kind of diplomatic compromise to mask their impotence, incompetence, and inadequacies from the populations in the nation's they supposedly lead and the rest of the world.
Thus far, Mr. Putin has shown no signs of willingness to offer the western "leaders" anything like even the transparent fig leaf Hitler gave their predecessors in Munich in 1938 after he invaded Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. Perhaps he will do so after he has consolidated his grip on whatever portions of the rewards of his aggression he is intent on retaining.
All that he will demand in return is a compromise consisting not in his relinquishing all of the rewards of his aggression but of the western "powers" acquiescing in and publicly accepting his retained gains as legitimate.
Realpolitik is alive, well, and thriving in the east. It has been replaced by platitudes and illusions in the west.
At some point the price of the disparity again will be paid in blood . . . as was Neville Chamberlain's "Peace in Our Time." But in all likelihood the current crop of fatuous and strutting elitists will neither shed any of their own blood or still be around to bear any consequences for the costs of their irresponsibility. The price will be paid and the burdens will be borne by less lordly and less favored others.
For now, it's like watching Keystone Kops law enforcement begging a bank robber to talk about giving up a tiny token portion of his loot in return for being allowed to keep the balance as being rightfully his.