It couldn't have been an uglier or more depressing sight. The Russian dictator Vladimir Putin at Canada House in Sochi.
Being greeted by our athletes as if he was some kind of rock star.
And they were his groupies...
Oh boy. I've given up hoping that any of our athletes would make any statement no matter how small in defence of Russia's brutalized LGBT people.
It's only about them, and how many shiny medals they can hang around their necks.
And the greater glory of Harperland.
But did they really have to embrace him so warmly?
And what is it about our shallow celebrity culture that makes so many young people act so stupidly or so shamelessly?
And confuse a fascist dwarf for a famous person.
Of a filthy bigot for a mayor...
But then in Sochi they are not alone. It seems that the international media is also failing to see the forest for the fascists.
The new issue of the Economist magazine has some frightening things to say about the state of Russian media, suggesting that it has taken on “a whiff of Orwell’s ‘1984.’”
“Just as Vladimir Putin’s greatest project has been protected from terrorist attack by a 'ring of steel,' so the president himself is protected from political subversion by a virtual 'ring of steel' surrounding the media,” the magazine charges.
The magazine goes on to outline the virtual stranglehold on national media and the television advertising market enjoyed by friends of Putin, as well as a new law that permits Russian authorities “to block Internet sites without a court order on the grounds of vaguely defined ‘extremism.’”
C'mon Brittany, you still have time to ask Putin to be your Valentine !!!!
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