Ukraine’s most obnoxious detractors don’t visit, because they fear being punched in the face, repeatedly, upon arrival. So they gaslight the country from a safe distance, led by Elon and his creepy cohorts, including Tucker Carlson, Joe Rogan, Russel Brand, Andrew Tate, Rand Paul, Ian Miles Cheong, Donald Trump Jr., J.D. Vance, Scott Ridder, Jeffrey Sachs, David Sachs, Jordan Peterson, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Ben Shapiro and other members of the anti-Ukraine fan club. The list is long.
Deep-seated personality flaws predispose these greasy clowns to be available to Russia for propaganda purposes. The misfits make great targets for spreading bullshit. The pattern that seems to underlie the most enthusiastic Ukraine bashers is that they all have severely damaged personalities and sex-related problems. The overlap between Putin’s pals and convincted offenders should be studied carefully.
We're all responsible for not just the intended effects of our bad thoughts, but for their likely misuses. So it is important, especially when acts of genocide are being committed, that these ideas not be abused. And they are very easy to misuse — that's why they're dangerous. It's just about a full-time job trying to prevent billionaire fascists who spread them for one dire purpose or another. Trying to correct public misapprehensions so that only the benign and useful variants of them continue to spread is tedious.
There are plenty of people online who engage in stupidity and avarice, calling upon their millions of followers to attack anyone who criticizes them. Dangerous memes, the harbingers of Internet indignation, are exalted even when they’re deranged, and the images are “ratioed.” It’s the wired version of “there’s no such thing as bad press.”
X rewards inhumanity, coronating the cruel and the crazy. None of Elon’s anti-Ukraine tweets are examples of brilliant, new, out-of-the-box thinking. He’s just working hard, repetitively, to spread anti-Ukraine memes to others, just like Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose constituents in northern Georgia remind me of Russophilic and Eurosceptic ignoramuses who voted for SMER over the weekend in neighboring Slovakia.