We’ve seen a lot of people try to “help” the Ukrainians, and New York’s cultural elites are feeling a bit hawkish, calling on the Biden administration to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine. This, of course, would lead to American jets shooting down Russian fighters, which would bring the United States directly into the conflict with Russia. Still, even the “give peace a chance” crowd is getting restless, and some New York-based artists made their own no-fly zone by launching paper planes down the Guggenheim Museum.
"This jet is made from paper. But what if it were steel?"
New York based artists are calling President Biden for a No Fly Zone over Ukraine and a full embargo on Russia https://t.co/5oHqirSVZ8 pic.twitter.com/tAd9PC87UB
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) March 7, 2022
The Facebook post from which this video was taken reads:
NO FLY ZONE OVER UKRAINE!
We, New York based artists and cultural workers are calling for a NO FLY ZONE OVER UKRAINE and for the end of Russia’s war on Ukraine. We want to bring attention to the Russian targeting of nuclear power plants and are calling for the prevention of a world wide nuclear and humanitarian catastrophe!
So they got together and flew a bunch of paper airplanes in a museum.
Artists and geopolitics is an interesting combination.
— ibra (@ibra73049328) March 7, 2022
New York based artists are obviously less worried about world war 3 in europe than me.
— Skog (@SkogVIF) March 7, 2022
and maybe dont know how no-fly-zones are enforced and what it means for their future when US jets shoot russian ones?
— Fauler Junge (@lazyb0y) March 7, 2022
I am sure these artists are very knowledgeable on the situation in Ukraine and how modern warfare is conducted.
— Richard Lemke (@Dukestreetdaddy) March 7, 2022
The janitor: pic.twitter.com/O17o8YqnMR
— Aristonkle (@ParanoidPol) March 7, 2022
Good thing that artists aren't in charge
— ElmarElefant (@ElmarElefant) March 7, 2022
No thank you… A NATO/Russia war wont help Ukraine – nor the rest of Europe…
— Anders (@AndersN48017278) March 7, 2022
Or the world
— Zoup (@NoZoupForYou_) March 7, 2022
They’re calling for WW3 with billions of deaths and the end of the human race and anything else that exists today
— N (@Rossonero98x) March 7, 2022
this is pretty close to the dumbest shit ive ever heard or seen.
— Matt (@zoptimusprime88) March 7, 2022
Those artists can go to Ukraine and fight if they wish. Don't demand that others go and fight if you aren't willing to fight yourself. That's what cowards do.
— TexasTrader (@TexasDeltaHedge) March 7, 2022
The Ukraine Air Force is still flying and still winning!
— Woody Cumbie (@WoodyCumbie) March 7, 2022
Will this move the barometer on a U.S.-led no-fly zone? We’ll see.
‘GAY!’ Florida Senate Dems strike a blow against Republicans and parental rights by strutting their stuff and singing a very gay song https://t.co/beYbooaWsX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 7, 2022