The crisis in Ukraine has affected the world in many ways. Before the war, what issues did Western countries focus on? It was all about climate change, environmental protection, racial affirmative action, LGBTQ, and other leftist issues. Students in universities were discussing global warming, cross-gender restrooms and transgender athletes. At that time, Westerners generally felt that the war was far away. The future would be a time of peace and development. The Department of Defense even declared racial equality a greater threat than the Chinese Communist Party.
With the Russia-Ukraine war, everything changed. Globalism and progressivism all paled in the face of the possible nuclear threat. People began to rethink the leftist ideology of past decades.