The future of America’s stereotypical Mad Max is not Ukrainian.
I am happy that Malcom, who is a complete jackass, made the final cut in the NYT feature (which used the same screengrab of James Vasquez appearing here exactly 365 days ago).
In April 2022, we concluded:
One reason to be generally dismissive of pro-Ukraine crusaders and TikTok-ing legionnaires is because many of them appear to be in poor physical and mental condition. They are not runners. A second is weightless self-promotion using outrageous claims to expertise4.
Moral of the story is to practice detachment. Stay away from Tootsie Club and don’t rub noses with foreigners looking lost in fatigues with bloused boots, especially if you see them lurching around in the dark.