Irpin and Bucha feel like they are backdrops for world leaders’ photo ops, and JT has never shied away from a chance to show you he cares.
— Rashad Tagiyev (@rash1k) May 8, 2022
I asked Alex about celebs are world leaders using his hometown as a marketing tool, and he said he didn’t care.” That’s an important signal. We need as more as possible of those signals from world leaders – they must visit Ukraine these days
“As long as people can see the nightmare, it works, and I’m happy,” Alex said. And he’s right. Trudeau, for his warts, represents the right side of history when he wants to be the center of attention. We focus on staining the intention of people we don’t like and weaponizing intention as WE perceive them. That’s the whole idea. You don’t virtue signal being wrong or making anti-social decisions.
The alt-right will paint this as a show while the left will paint this as a show of support, and they’re both right, but the people who benefit from his visit with Chrystia don’t give a shit because it helps THEM.
World leaders from Britain, Poland, Estonia, and Latvia have all visited the area, along with reps from the UN and Nato. Still, Trudeau is the first western leader to tour Irpin, and the government deserves respect for bringing the traveling circus of cameras and journalists with them regardless of personal intention. And it’s still a warzone. How many theocratic rednecks from the #Ottawa protests willingly fly into an active war zone?
The answer is Zero unless there’s free chili and cheap booze.
So try to have a “Fuck Trudeau” free Sunday and know that the people of Ukraine need all the free publicity they can get. Trudeau is a soundbite/viral clip world news magnet, and that’s an excellent thing for the people of Ukraine.
Racist or not, you should be able to understand that.