Time magazine named Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy one of the 100 Most Influential People of the year 2022. US President Joe Biden was allowed to compose the hymn of praise for the “pimmel pianist” and swivel chair clown with a special feeling for snow – who also enthusiastically patted himself on the back.
A comment by Vanessa Renner
Actor and comedian Zelenskyj feels at home in the limelight. Most recently, he called for lean via video speech at the WEF in Davos $5 billion per month Speaking up for Ukraine, he complained, “Had the necessary arms been delivered, sanctions imposed and support for Russia stopped, tens of thousands of lives could have been saved.” Certainly. Selenskyj could of course have tried to have successful peace negotiations to really save the Ukrainian people from war, misery and death – but a quick end to the war would of course have meant a quick end to financial support. At the same time, Ukraine has already proud since 2014 $60 billion Bagged support, but it’s still that poorest country in Europe. The money is likely to have sunk into the accounts of Ukrainian oligarchs, for whom the well-being of the population generally plays a subordinate role at best.
Biden full of praise
Of course, this does not prevent Joe Biden from writing a song of praise for Zelenskyj (the war and in particular the consequences of the Russia sanctions for the EU are very convenient for the USA anyway). This is how he puts it:
When Vladimir Putin launched his brutal war against Ukraine and Ukrainians needed their leader, Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s words echoed around the world: “The President is here.”
In President Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian people have a leader worthy of their courage and resilience, while citizens across the country—shopkeepers and soldiers, tailors and truck drivers—fight for their homes and their freedom.
That’s right: While people are dying in Ukraine, Zelenskyj usually engages in self-portrayal. Read, for example: A moral image: Selenskyj jokes about stupid journalists’ questions while people are dying
Posing for propaganda photos is also extremely important to him:
Every time we speak, I hear in President Zelenskyi’s voice the relentless determination of a man who deeply believes in his duty to his people and daily lives up to the solemn responsibility, to lead his nation through this dark and difficult hour.
Whether Zelenskyj’s own people is more important than one’s own profit may be questioned at this point:
Joe Biden concludes:
The nations of the free world, inspired by the example of President Zelensky, are more united, determined and purposeful than at any time in recent times. With the support of the USA and our allies and partners, he left his mark on history and proved to the world that Ukraine will endure and its people eventually will achieve the democratic future that she has long desired.
Of course, the support of the US and its suicidal allies deserves a mention here. By the way, Ukraine’s understanding of democracy (besides the well-known tendency towards neo-Nazism) is not something that should be considered desirable (see: Dare more dictatorship: “Hero” Zelenskyj has all left-wing parties and media banned).
West mocks itself
“Influence” can of course also be of a negative nature – that’s how Waldimir Putin made it into the top 100 of Time magazine by Alexej Navalny as evidence, “that a path that begins ‘just with a bit of election rigging’ always ends with a dictatorship. And a dictatorship always leads to war.”
Criticism of Zelenskyj, on the other hand, would easily pass as blasphemy in the West today. In truth, this is how you reveal your own weakness: PR experts have already discussed how the Ukrainian president is deliberately exploiting the Western perception that the weak are being unfairly disadvantaged and are therefore particularly in need of help and worthy of support. (Read more about this: “Targeted influence: PR consultants praise Zelenskyj for successful manipulation of the West”) Politically correct Germans, for example, who use the Ukraine flag as their Facebook profile picture, feel particularly heroic and “guardians of justice” – while Selenskyj could laugh at her and her childish naivety in his swivel chair.