While things remain tense and grim in Ukraine, Russia's lunatic military dick-swinging has somehow resulted in the most bizarre and unexpected phenomenon of all in the UK - a sudden national outbreak of reason, common sense and rationalism.
I noted this before and again, you'd be better looking to other, better-informed sources for analysis on Crimea itself, but the UK's incredible national conversion from raging nuttery to wisdom is gathering pace at an astounding rate.
I mean, where to start? Having lived through the late '90s and the '00s, I never suspected that I'd be able to crack open a random newspaper to find universal agreement on the idea that Invading other countries and fucking with their politics for your own ends is wildly irresponsible and dangerous.
And yet here we all are, throwing up our hands together in mutual disbelief at the sheer mentalism of Moscow's mad gambit and the terrifying outcomes that it's made possible.
Where once there was but wibble and woo about the grand wonders of unilateral whizz-bang in the name of truth and justice, we now discover that - set your faces to stunned, folks - Unilateral deployment of hard power for insane reasons is inherently destabilising and is often used to intimidate entire regions.
Not only that, but we also discover that The illegitimate use of force is not a sound basis for the pursuance of co-operative international security. If anything, hurling armies around decreases our collective security, because it's the kind of behaviour that fills every government watching it with a desire to crack open an arms catalogue and run up a massive credit card bill on warplanes and high explosives.
Remarkably though, it doesn't stop there - we've now spotted that Supposedly democratic events that occur under military occupation tend to be either distorted or entirely undemocratic. Wow!
And after Mad Vlad's hilarious comedy turn in front of the Russian press earlier this week, in which he railed against fascism and oppression and all manner of gorgons and grumpkins, we appear finally to have noticed that Governments quite often tell massive lies about their supposedly humanitarian and anti-evil intentions to justify their crazy actions, as a matter of routine.
This notion will astound less attentive UK citizens, who could be forgiven for imagining that when it comes to war and mayhem, no decent politician would ever knowingly let a single falsehood slip from his or her lips.
Hell, when it was revealed that the UK government doesn't intend to throw sugar into the fuel tank of commerce by e.g. seizing Russian assets, even the wackiest free market evangelists began to whisper that Britain's ruling class cares far, far more about money than it does about justice.
But I think my favourite revelation this week was the one that followed Russia Today hack Liz Wahl chucking in the towel - an astounding, incredible epiphany that appears to have rocked the socks off many of the nation's top columnists. Namely, Journalists should resign rather than accept being forced to repeat offensively obvious state propaganda.
My Twitter feed this week has been full of hosannas for the woman and the nobility of her stance, and much of it from hacks who have plenty of experience in the tirelessly-repeating-offensively-obvious-state-propaganda business.
I'm no expert but I'd guess that up until now, many well-respected British journos have spent quite a lot of their time not-resigning in protest over the issue of repeating cretinous state propaganda... But who can now doubt that the next UK Government bullshit extravaganza will inevitably result in mass walk-outs on an unprecedented scale?
I can barely wait.
Sadly though, the twin examples of Russian crackdowns on anti-war protests and the insistent British yelps about slapping some sense into Putin remind us that certain attitudes are carved into the bedrock of our respective nations.
In Russia as in London, the idea that we should leave other countries alone to get on with it without our own nations smashing everything up with cutting-edge military equipment at all but the most remote outer-edge of absolute necessity, remains regretably outlandish and alien.
It looks to me like we may have to wait a long while for It's almost always a stupid idea to attack or invade foreign nations to enter mainstream thinking as a reasonable proposition, and it's likely to be perceived as an extreme and unacceptable notion for most, if not all, of our lifetimes.
Nonetheless, the trend is clear, unmistakeable and entirely welcome. Just a few baby steps in the right direction, but long may they continue.