A tip of the hat to The Asylum for nailing the meme. I had to check the calendar to make sure it was not April 1st when I heard the news that Time magazine named Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky Man of the Year. It also crossed my mind that the Babylon Bee was doing a follow up on its satirical cover featuring “Rachel” Levine as Man of the Year.
The Babylon Bee was joking (I thought it hilarious). Time magazine may be a joke, but is dead serious in naming Zelensky its Man of the Year. The Asylum, to its credit, beat Babylon Bee to the punch in correctly ridiculing this decision.
So, let’s take a test. Good luck.
Who imposed a ban on all opposition political parties — Vladimir Putin or Volodymry Zelensky?
The Eighth Administrative Court of Appeals in Lyiv, Ukraine ruled in favor of Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice on June 21 and banned the Opposition Platform For Life, the main opposition political party. All funds and property of the party were ordered to be turned over to the government, which is headed by President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Who shuttered all opposition media — Vladimir Putin or Volodymry Zelensky?
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj last week banned the opposition media news site Strana.ua and imposed sanctions on its editor-in-chief, Ihor Huzhva. Lawyers have criticised these measures for their “lack of legal basis”. This decision comes only six months after closing down three TV channels in early 2021. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) joined its affiliate in Ukraine, the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU), in calling this extrajudicial action a threat to press freedom and media pluralism in the country.
Who closed down the Russian Orthodox Church and jailed priests — Vladimir Putin or Volodymry Zelensky?
The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council decided on 1 December 2022 to “prohibit religious organizations affiliated with Russian Federation centers of influence from operating in Ukraine”, announced by President Zelensky while signing Decree 820/2022.
The “integral nationalists” had already outlawed the Orthodox Church during the Second World War.
The “State Service for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience” (nice name for a racist concept!) was tasked with closing down the buildings of the Orthodox Church under the Patriarchate of Moscow. A dozen popes have been arrested so far.
These actions — reminiscent of the Soviet Union under Stalin — are no longer part of Russia today. Hell, President Putin converted to Orthodox Christianity. Not what you would expect from Hitler re-incarnated, according to legions of Putin critics. These tyrannical acts are the handiwork of the cocaine cowboy of Kiev, Mr. Volodymry Zelensky. Why is he doing this? Here are some possibilities:
- He is Jewish and thinks he is battling Palestinians?
- He is a short comedian and is compensating for his inadequacy?
- He is a frustrated actor and is following a script and playing a role hoping to snag an Academy Award?
- He is punishing the parties, the media and the church for disrupting his access to cocaine?
If the Association of Ukrainian Undertakers and Funeral Parlors had named Zelensky, Man of the Year, I could understand that. He has been great for them. Or, alternatively, the criminal organizations of Ukraine certainly had good reasons to celebrate Zelensky for boosting their bottom-line this year.
Speaking of absurd, have you seen the following video? It is first class satire. Clearly something that Zelensky is incapable of doing:
Devin Santana says
Being shot is not an inadequacy 🙄! 🛑 it .
Ukraine's stupid pet tricks says
Sounds a lot like Nazi symbols from WWII have nothing to do with Naziism, according to Ukrainian court rulings.
Next Ukrainian court ruling: National hero Bandera butchering Galician Poles had nothing to do with their dying.
Jack Gordon says
When I read this post and before I saw your correction, I thought it might be a parody of what Elenskyy is telling Ukie soldiers in the east who are being slaughtered in the tens of thousands.
Scott Kerl says
all of these actions by Zelenski look to me like desperation. He’s been living in a fantasy world and now it is clearly coming to an end. It’ apparent even to him that the Russians are not losing and when Nato said we’ll give you all the weapons you need. ..Let’s you and Vladimir fight it was really a trap for the Ukrainians. There were definite limits to the weapons the west was able or willing to supply and that limit has now been reached. I doubt that when the Ukrainian front collapses the neo nazis will allow Zelenski to escape to the west and his mansions to enjoy the wealth he has squirreled away. Looks to me like the Ukrainian Leprechaun is an endangered species.
Jack R Sampson says
No, it is not. But some short people may feel that it is.
We should all feel very, very sorry for President Zelenskyy as he faces into a future of erstwhile Washington allies – that inevitable trip to the graveyard. By this stage, he just may understand this.
As per a prior Substack essay where the good President is seen pouring over a military map, giving appearances to actually understanding something about it – doubtful . . .
“An obvious Madison Avenue public relations photo-shoot. Here President Zelenskyy examines a military map, displaying force dispositions – men and materiel for The Ukraine, including US-NATO-UK soldiers and Russian forces, as they understand it. President Zelenskyy comes with no education in military affairs, nor any direct battle experience, nor running a war against a foreign state. The Russian President does [have some of these]. This photo treats us as fools and is equivalent to a rank amateur studying a chess board, up against a chess grand master. The grand masters of real war? Russia and only Russia.
Zelenskyy transitioned from B-grade entertainer to high-stakes gambler in an existential war of state survival, while knowing nothing of it. Reported to be surrounded by MI6 and CIA “protection” to prevent that unpredictable lurch sidewards [his drug addiction is known], an easy thing when you are under much stress whilst Western Mainstream Media compare you to Winston Churchill, further evidence that we are treated as fools. Zelenskyy will hope to slink out of town like an out of work Actor of whose present gig audiences lost interest.
Problem. Some very important people are not happy with current outcomes, nor with him. The Banshees require sacrifice and somewhere out there is an empty body bag. Retiring to that sunny Mediterranean coastline off Tel Aviv to write his memoirs will not figure in their constellation of acceptable outcomes. At that moment, the AFU generals take over”.
Devin Santana says
Being short 😳🙄 I MEAN
Indeed. Some of the shortest friends I have are the biggest in every meaningful trait known to man.
That said…me?, I’m over 6 ft. Granted, it has its advantages. Never been messed with, other than that little thing I’ll leave unmentioned in Mexico long ago. 😉
Moscow Exile says
True. However, the Western media has never ceased to mock the Russian president because of his short stature.
And his name is not “Vlad” either.
Mike Krupa says
Twisted Sister says
Some day, the Western media “house of cards” will meet their fallen and well-deserved END…………
Yeah, Right says
There was a very funny 1970s British comedy series called The Goodies.
They were three Brits: a chinless wonder of an upper-class twit, a middle-class brainiac, and…… Bill Oddie.
Bill Oddie played Bill Oddie, and Bill Oddie was quite short.
Not really a problem, until they went to South Africa to get rid of the Apartheid regime which – being The Goodies – they managed to achieve before the first commercial break.
Only – oops – who is going to carry out all the menial tasks now?
Easy: they replaced Apartheid with Apart-Height, and the new underclass was now the short people. Which, obviously, included Bill Oddie.
Hilariously funny – and as it should be with good comedy – it was biting in its social commentary.
Poor Bill. The only cheerful one amongst the three of them, and therefore always the most downtrodden.
I put it down to his lack of stature….
You got it right first time! 😉
I rather liked it the first way.:)
How the hell did we get here?
Paulo Guerra says
Good question. Because this choice says much more about us – our civilization – than any Ukrainian. I still prefer to attribute everything to the propaganda campaign. But no high hopes on our side. Then perfidious Albion has never been so perfidious!
Aria Yves Poetry says
Paulo Guerra, when you have Pope Francis comparing “Ukrainian suffering to WWII Nazi death operation”, and that “Putin is falsely claiming Kyiv is aligned in some way with Nazism”….. that should tell us civilization is in big trouble. The Pope is a man of God and should hear Gods “voice” (I’m assuming that would come in the form of some kind of intuitive gut feeling and knowing), and yet, he can’t even see through the dictatorship, lies, falsehoods and criminal acts of the Kiev regime. They’re bombing non-military targets and blaming it on the Russians.
I live in Western Cape, South Africa, and even A “nobody” like me managed to find the truth of what’s actually going on in the Donbas through a little investigation and an open mind.
This is the Popes biggest spiritual test at the end of his life (he’s 88) and he cannot see the wolf in sheeps clothing before him. He appears to have failed the test between good vs evil.
bordering on madness says
Catholic Popes have an ingrained bias. It comes with the job. It allowed the beatification of archbishop Stepinac of Croatia, in spite of his support of the murderous Ustase regime and a whole lot more. Things haven’t changed much behind those Vatican walls in half a millennium.
The pope has lost his faith, pure and simple. When we lose the belief that we are not in charge we try to build heaven on earth. We try to build a utopia here, and this pope has turned the Catholic Church into just another NGO to accomplish this. The Church is deep not shallow with a message for all: love God with your whole heart and trust in His mercy, pray and love others as you love yourself.
Chris Brown says
Your statement assumes that he had faith to begin with….
Chris McMorrow says
Popery is NOT Christianity. Never has been, never will be. God’s pure Word, the 66 Holy Spirit-inspired books of the Bible (King James Version best) very clearly defines for fallen, sin-cursed mankind what Christianity actually is. (As does such outstanding Reformed creeds as The Westminster Confession of Faith, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort.) To understand just how much blood the “Church” of Rome has on its hands, one need only to read J.A. Wylie’s classic works, The History of Protestantism and The Papacy. Most of the curses that have fallen upon mankind can be traced to the spiritual ignorance and darkness of Popery. Popery has been as a cancer upon the American body politic, and is largely responsible for America’s fatal decline into a brutal brand of secular humanism and paganism. Popery is Satan’s MASTER COUNTERFEIT. It’s his wholesale methodology for taking hundreds of millions of people down into Hell with him. (There is NO such thing as “Purgatory” — one of MANY fatal lies of Roman Catholicism — only Heaven or Hell awaiting each one of us at the end of life’s road.
Anyone reading this should read William Hogan’s two books — Popery and Auricular Confessions and Popish Nunneries. (Hogan himself was a former Roman “priest”.) Also: For a quick crash course for learning about the dangers (to your soul) of Roman Catholicism, I would suggest your listening to The Roman Catholic Radio Debate with Ian Paisley (it’s only thirty minutes long).
Finally, what Christianity actually is, is Justification by Faith ALONE by the GRACE of God ALONE. The great Protestant preacher Charles Spurgeon summed it up best: “Calvinism is the Gospel and nothing else.”
I write these things as a formerly blind and ignorant Roman Catholic. Here’s the link to the Radio Debate. It’s well worth the listening to:
Jack Gordon says
I am Catholic and I assume Francis’ POV has more to do with the struggle between the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Orthodox than it does with reality on the ground. It’s not the first thing that this pope has been dead wrong about and I suppose it won’t be the last.
Marcos E says
UkroNazis = Roman Catholics
Russian = Ortodox
Just the bishop of Rome rooting for his team, and truth be damned.
Bill Quinn says
Most of the trad Catholics on Gab, et al., fully back Russia.
I’m a Catholic in good standing (daily Mass/rosary and weekly confession). I back Russia 1000% and pray for Russia and her soldiers daily.
I abhor the Holy Father’s reckless statements regarding Ukraine (including his denigration of the Chechen and Buryat peoples— whom I love). I have no idea why God chose Francis at this point in history but I’m sure it’ll be clear a century or two.
One of the most figures in American Catholicism was Venerable Fulton Sheen. Sheen was popular in the 1950’s and 60’s and while a harsh critic of communism was also an unabashed Russophile and prophetic and said that one day Russia will return to her Christian roots and become a pure fount of Christianity.
Paulo Guerra says
Our society was already in trouble long before this conflict. There are many types of slavery and neoliberalism has nothing more to offer the world. But I agree with Arias. And respecting all opinions, he was making a great papacy. With the Church on the side of the weakest as it should always be! I’m not even talking about religion. I myself was brought up in the Catholic faith but I left the religion many years ago. Even at the beginning of the conflict, the Pope did not immediately fall to the side of Russophobic propaganda. The Pope even blamed the conflict on NATO enlargement and warmongers! And I myself have people in my family, super enlightened that I always considered politically to say the same as the Pope said now and to support the West that provoked this conflict.
We should not belittle a disinformation campaign the likes of which no one has ever seen. And that will not stop even with the West already aware of the military defeat and asking for negotiations. Everyone needs trump cards at the negotiating table. And even the Russian economic strategy in this conflict which I fully understand is at risk from the desperation of the Ukrainians this winter. It won’t be pretty to see and there are limits to what current society can stand to see!!! And freezing to death goes far beyond these limits. And Russia is just attacking military logistics. The damage you are inflicting on the infrastructure is minimal and recoverable. Russia, if it wanted to with regard to both the conflict with the Kiev regime and now with the infrastructure, would destroy both in 24 hours. Russia wants to implode with NATO and the EU and that was impossible in a short war. I always had to go through this winter with a lack of gas in Europe.
But all long wars are very risky. Let the US say so. There are limits to what people today can stand to see. Even for those who support Russia since february!
Important citizens and nations such as China and India are essential for Russia to overcome economic sanctions. We’ll see. I believe in a short-term ceasefire. But Russia has to have iron balls. The West plays very dirty! And we still don’t understand why Europe bet everything on its economic suicide. We only understood well the objectives of the US and Russia, which had to defend itself against the US attack. As for the behavior of Europe, there are many theories! A few days ago, Alastair Crooke, who knows EU diplomacy well, said that the EU was promised the continuation of cheap Russian gas after the fall of Putin. But the EU already had that with Putin…
And it will leave everyone unsatisfied, which is never a good thing. Those who think Russia should conquer all of Ukraine and those who think Russia shouldn’t even have Crimea. But the truth is that Russia, in addition to the consolidated Crimea and resolved the situation in Donbass, now only wants to see NATO out of Ukraine. And it is Russia that will dictate the terms of the ceasefire. I myself confess that I would like to see the end of NATO and the EU, at least refounded! As for a multipolar NWO, it is not something that can only be played in a conflict. It’s already on the march and it’s unstoppable. But we’ll see.
Adrian Postel says
Adrian Postel says
Never Forgive, Never Forget says
How the hell did we get here?
By lies, deception, denial of human rights to the people of the Donbass and further crimes against humanity by the regime in Kiev and its tonton macoutes. History will judge.
We were always here. You should previous “winners”.
Clicked “post” too soon.
You should check previous “winners”, e.g. the one for 1938.
The Western whores, also widely known as MSM, have always been, well, whores of the Zionists, the US State Department (or the Brits before them, when the the Brits still meant something).
In 1938 one of these whores, also known as Time mag, selected Hitler as their “man of the year”:
Any wonder now it is the jew-neo-nazi’s turn?!
As for the Popes — they are also well-known supporters of neo-nazism and genocide. The best known and the most explicit one was Pius XII, who embraced the rise of Hitler to power and wholeheartedly cheered Hitler’s plans to exterminate Orthodox Christianity followers in the East:
So, the current Pope is simply sticking to the long-standing tradition of supporting genocidal maniacs, if they are involved in raping and murdering non-Catholics (though Catholic priests themselves don’t mind raping children, even if they are Catholic, it seems).
So, nothing new under the Sun, just the West being the West.
Mondo Cane says
Who was that state dept. flunky who said 5 or so years back that in Syria, ISIS is on OUR side? And quite proud of the accomplishment too.
And so we have Ukraine’s neo-nazis following in their tracks.
BTW: Heard that the neo-nazi Azov battalion was second choice for ‘persecutors of the year’ award. Could be made up, could be not. I wonder how ex-senator Leahy’s taking it all. His own party spit in his face, did he turn the other cheek? Of course he did, just like his co-senator Sanders.
Something about the history repeating itself as a farce…
(Wow, mere 84 years now!)
Nano, nono, you know what I am talking about.
Look, he is no better or worse than the current crop of EU and US/UK leaders. They are all busy drowning in corruption, incompetence and general destruction of their respective countries. The “journalistic class” (we should really call the that), being complicit in these deeds of their leaders can only try and glorify this stuff.
If it wasn’t so sad, it would be funny, yeah? I think some days that we are on these sites and we are characters in a bad movie or like those bad dreams where you keep falling but wake up before you hit the ground.
Only, it’s not a dream…
Great photo. Thanks Larry for finding this. I added this to my recent article on Zelensky. I think “grifter” is exactly the right word. But grifters are rarely war criminals, although war criminals are usually also grifters. Think: Tony Blair. I added Asylum’s “grifter” image to my article with a link to connect to this site. I tend to waffle on..and on… and on . Your article get right to the point, right away!
Great reporting once again, and that VIDEO made my day!
Mondo Cane says
Zelensky Grifter of the Year?
No way. I give the award to Angela Merkel. Her only intent in brokering Minsk II was to ‘buy time’, knowing full well Ukraine would try again to take Donbass by force. She grifted Minsk II and then pushed the grift onto the Security Council who unanimously passed UNSC Res. 2202.
Merkel described the September 2014 Minsk agreement as “an attempt to give Ukraine time.” France and Germany had brokered a ceasefire after the failure of Ukraine’s attempt to subdue the republics of Donetsk and Lugansk by force.
“Ukraine used this time to get stronger, as you can see today,” Merkel continued. “The Ukraine of 2014/15 is not the Ukraine of today. As you saw in the battle for Debaltsevo in early 2015, Vladimir Putin could easily have overrun them at the time. And I very much doubt that the NATO countries could have done as much then as they do now to help Ukraine.”
Help Ukraine to do what, Merkel? YOU started this war, you dimwitted, grifter Kraut. YOU and YOU alone.
Angela the Sneewittchen says
This is a Greek tragedy and a Grimm’s German folktale rolled into one. The story of an evil queen thinking herself to be ‘the fairest of them all’, who decided to hand a poisoned apple to the people of the Donbass and ended up poisoning the rest of Ukraine instead.
Didn’t Merkel cover the scandal of her buddy Ursula von der Crazy who got caught plagiarizing 43% of her doctoral dissertation? How Romans used to say, ” tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you how you are”.
Larry Johnson says
You make a strong case.
United No More says
Both UNSEC Res. 1244 (Kosovo) and 2202 (Donbass) were introduced to ‘buy time’, then unceremoniously thrown in the garbage.
The only conclusion can be that western powers are serial abusers of the UN.
You forget that Germany has been a US “protectorate” since 1945. Merkel, et al, are puppets. The US is alone responsible for this slaughter. Why didn’t Putin invade in 2015? He’s a lawyer, follows rules: Minsk 1, Minsk 2, then per Geneva Convention (Article 51) he intervened to stop an ongoing, documented genocide. Always legal. Get it?
I’m starting to see her master plan.
1) Support NATO imperialism and flood Europe with refugees from the 3rd world
2) Support NATO imperialism and flood Europe with refugees from the 2nd world
Only, something tells me these two groups of refugees are not going to hold hands and sing Kumbaya.
There are no refugees , there are some people who have the meaning of fleeing and those who don’t.
How many refugees in Saudi Arabia ? In Israhell ? None. Why ? Because they have slaves , they don’t need to bring labor “costs” down.
Louis Hissink says
Not really, She “vos obeying orders, ya?”.
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
And, ladies and gentlemen, this is exactly what I and so many others like me have been repeatedly reviled as “trolls” and “idiots” for saying over and over for years: the time to destroy Ukranazistan was 2014, there would have been no resistance and NATO could have done nothing. Yet the likes of Martyanov, who called us those names, will never admit that we were right and that they, and their 5D chess playing deity, were wrong.
bordering on madness says
Hindsight’s always 20/20 but imo it wasn’t necessary to go beyond the Donbass in 2015. Russia could have recognized Donetsk and Lugansk referendums and their secession and moved forces there to guarantee their safety. That would have been a move more easily swallowed by the western public and Ukraine’s mass-remilitiarization by NATO would likely have withered slowly on the vine.
Now though, Merkel’s admissions coupled with Poroshenko’s that Minsk (and UNSC Res 2202 after it) were never legit and only designed as a subterfuge to gain time may be the true game-changer in this war, and not to their benefit. No one likes to be fooled, tricked and lied to. They even used the UN as a patsy, to give the subterfuge gravitas. It’s a natural human reaction and people naturally lash out at it. MSM will have to go into overtime to hide the facts and counter the effects on westerners, imo in vain.
Juan Valdez says
re: “the time to destroy Ukranazistan was 2014”
Russia was not in the same position militarily and economically in 2014 as in 2022. I also think they still had the idea that they could do business with the west. Witness Nord Stream 2.
The main reason Trump was so mercilessly vilified was that his unexpected* 2016 election threw a giant monkey wrench into the U.S./NATO plans to use Ukraine AT THAT TIME to break up Russia into manageable chunks, for domination and exploitation. If Hillary had been elected we’d have been at war with Russia almost immediately. As Tulsi Gabbard correctly noted, she is “the Queen of the warmongers”.
God works in mysterious ways.
*Trump’s unexpected election in 2016 played into the whole Covid scam (SEE: Event 201 and Whitney Webb’s reporting on “Dark Winter” at https://unlimitedhangout.com/). Part of the reason for it was to implement lockdowns and force widespread mail-in voting, which is ripe for fraud. We now see how Twitter and other social media platforms were used by the deep state to suppress any news that might damage the REAL grifter of the year, Biden. With Biden’s “election”, the plans to go to war with Russia were back on, but now several years too late as Russia had vastly improved militarily and economically.
Michael Crawford says
The economic balance was more in the West’s favor at the time (since then both Russia and China have become economically stronger while the West has deliberately weakened itself). Consequently, unleashing the full-on economic war on Russia in 2014 may well have had the outcome the West wanted.
Would the Russian populace have been as solidly behind Putin as now? Russian economic collapse would have destroyed Russian military efforts. In addition, Russia appears to have strengthened its military position relative to the West, particularly in terms of stand-off weapons, both in quality and quantity, which reduces the number of your own side who die in the conflict.
I would add Ursula and Vicky Nuland and you have a trio of twisted sisters, maybe Bojo is Lady Macbeth, Zelensky is Macbeth. In any case, Zelensky shares the honor with “the spirit of Ukraine” so is that Bandera or Goebbels?
Alex Thrace says
Of course, what do you expect?
This is guy is everything the libs worship, his anti-democratic and authoritarian edicts are part of the Democrats highest aspirations..
Well that and I’m betting north of $100million when its over, kickbacks to the DNC.
The florist industry is also grateful to the Grifter for a prosperous year in 2022.
Bob Bishop says
Nothing should shock us. The Leftists are notorious for giving awards to the elites to paint them in a favorable light. Take, for example, Bill Clinton and Senator John Edwards (who fathered a child out of wedlock), who were named “Father of the Year” by the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council. Nothing new, just part and parcel of propaganda.
les gauchistes ? rien à voir. Vous confondez: dites “extrême-centre” qui souvent, c’est vrai, se confond avec l’extrême droite. De Biden à Macron, en passant par Merkel, etc …. ils sont tous de l’extrême centre.
Fulano de Tal says
“The Leftists are ..”
When you are so incredibly biased, when you are so extremely far-right .. of course everything is to your “left” …
But that does not mean it is really “left”. It only means that you are a bigot, an extremist.
Jack Gordon says
The Left – Right nonsense is so yesterday. Today it’s Liars v. Honest Brokers. Period.
That, and Imperialists v. anti-Imperialists. Well said, Jack!
Michael Crawford says
Your words condemn you as being what you assert Bob Bishop is — just from the other side.
When you are so incredibly biased, when you are so extremely far-left .. of course everything is to your “right” …
But that does not mean it is really “right”. It only means that you are a bigot, an extremist.
As the World Churns says
Hold on! There’s more! Buy one and you get a second for free! Just pay separate shipping, handling and mortuary fees.
The Financial Times, being more ‘politically correct’ in their propaganda, named Zelensky ‘Person of the Year’.
The kennel’s fix is in. Only choice left for the RF now is to ‘fix’ the dogs of war once and for all.
‘A dozen popes have been arrested so far.’ Quick clarification, Orthodox Church does not have popes. I assume this was translated from some other language. ‘Pop’ in most Slavonic languages means priest.
Casual Observer says
The Russians have a habit of calling their orthodox priests ‘popes’.
Paulo Guerra says
It’s the total joke of the slapstick Orewlian dystopia the West fell into with the disinformation campaign in MSM. Pure Russophobic propaganda that many people in the West don’t even realize the ridicule they fell into after 10 months claiming that Ukraine is winning the war?! In casualties and dead for sure! A comedian who played President on a sticom who, after becoming President in real life, where he stood out the most was in the Panama Papers! Which conveniently do not appear on the cover of Time.
But at a lower level of civilizational ridicule because with puppets we cannot even speak of civilizational decay, Obama was Nobel Prize just for not being called Bush?!?!?! When it didn’t even know all the rooms in the White House. For not even the biggest promise that led to the Nobel, such as closing Guatánamo, to be fulfilled!!! On the other hand, it was with Obama in the White House that we witnessed the greatest increase in the “operational art” most ignoble that the world has ever seen. Which says a lot about the character – or lack thereof – of Obama. The US President who was most seduced by sending death by drone thousands of kilometers away. Probably more hygienic for him with no casualties and collateral casualties in the 3rd world be damned! Typical morals of the first Anglo Empire! After the Bill Lewisnky who gave birth to the Hillary Hawk who gave birth to Brandon on DNC! And the GOP is no better.
Mini Mouse says
He’s going to wear the battery in that Mini out real quick.
I wonder how the folks in Lithuania are doing. Back in 2010, I noticed lots of their cars were converted to run on nat gas. Pretty much every gas station had a nat gas tank off to the side. How’d that work out for them I wonder.
He has nice devil horns in that mag cover.
bordering on madness says
You’d think Time decided to be the new Mad Magazine. Zelensky does have some resemblance to Alfred E Neuman.
Chicago Bob says
You know you may be on to something here. I can really believe Zelensky spouting the slogan “What me worry”.
The Unbearable Lightness of Madness says
Indeed. Zelensky as Alfred E rules. A few favorite picks:
And here he is greeting front line troops:
Great catch! It all makes sense now. Many people in the Democratic Party are part of a pedophile, satanic cult.
“If the Association of Ukrainian Undertakers and Funeral Parlors had named Zelensky, Man of the Year, I could understand that.”
Scott Ritter, in his most recent interview with George Galloway, believes the figure for Ukraine servicemen killed in action is now in the neighborhood of 250,000.
Also, Ritter reports that 320,000 Ukrainian wives and mothers Ukraine servicemen have signed a petition asking the Ukraine government to provide them with information about the status of their loved ones that have gone missing at the front.
So, some more random KIA numbers for everyone, and yet another unsubstantiated report that Ukrainians are fielding an army that is mostly filled with ghosts, that can no longer write home.
What does this mean, veracity wise? Who knows.
I believe the average Macedonian citizen in 329 BC was quicker to know about the ever changing status of Alexander’s army and its men, as they fought their guerrilla campaigns in Afghanistan, than we know about what’s going on in Ukraine today.
It’s a small world they tell me. Well if it is, it’s never been a less enlightened one.
As if this was the first time a Jewish NAZI drug addict was man of the year. That’s right, I went there.
Godwin would be proud!
Paulo Guerra says
“The tradition of choosing a “Man of the Year” dates back to 1927, when Time editors were thinking about what to write in a slow news week!”
And in 1938 they chose Adolf Hitler as the man of the year!!! Who is also said to have been a drug addict who liked to call Goering a drug addict. After all, not much has changed in London.
Nah that list is funny. VVP and Hellensy on the same list , Hitler and Stalin on the same list , Reagan and Khomeini , Mossadegh and HRM Lizbeth…
It’s funny to see from abroad , as it is very American point of view. Mao don’t make it in that list for an example , was the guy meaningless in history ?
Mondo Cane says
BoJo the Bozo was quick to rush in sprouting his very best Churchillian stance and declaring:
“I made the Man of the Year. Bully for me!”
Then Kolomoisky sued him in court for plagiarism and then sued the man of the year for ripping up his passport and making off with his cut of the US taxpayer windfall.
I’ll submit “Judas Goat of the Year” as recognition of his role betraying his countrymen for the Empire…
40 billion pieces of silver. Well that’s not quite right, it’s just paper.
the blame-e says
Actually, it’s not physical silver, it’s not claims to silver printed on pieces of paper. It’s Crypto (as in “Tales from the . . . .”).
Way to go Larry! PLM!
Palestinian Lives Matter – except to Richard Perl, Bill Kristol, Victorian Nuland, Robert Kagan, members of the Project for a New American Century, AIPAC, ….
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
…Rod Dreher, Bidet, Trump, every rainbow haired liberal nazi freak…
If the dress fits..... says
You make it sound like they’re some sort of malevolent cabal dressed up in democracy’s finest.
Paulo Guerra says
Femi Akomolafe says
So, the Psychopathic stenographers masquerading as journalists in the West continue to shower the Cokehead in Kiev with accolades!
For what exactly?
How can a man who led his nation into total destruction deserve any award apart from that of ‘Imbecile of the Millennium’?
As a student of political science in the 80s , I was an avid reader of Time. Today, I won’t waste my time reading its nonsensical propaganda!
I totally agree. But today its a (words) battle for our future. Not only to painting ‘a year’s man’ to selling more newspaper. Democracy its in trouble thanks to these freaks.
1984 delayed a bit, please be patient says
Time and Newsweek, both obedient handmaidens to American hegemony.
the blame-e says
The news came for me, that “Time” had chosen Volodymyr Zelensky “Person of the Year,” in “Zerohedge.” I thought it was a bad joke.
“Don’t fool around, man!”
“Grifter of the Year,” is being too polite.
You’re talking about a failed state that has run on wanton and open criminality, graft, and corruption for generations; at least since the Ukraine was the problem of the Soviet Union. Now a failed state is being run by a cross-dressing, midget, coke addict. That’s an improvement. [sarcasm]
At this point, I think we are just going to have to let this insanity play itself out.
My only hope, going into the Christmas Holiday, is that we can get there just before Russia drops five (5) 25-megaton nuclear bombs on Washington, DC. In no particular order, first on the Pentagon, then the FBI, then the CIA, then the US Capitol Building, and then the White House.
I know the total destruction of Washington, DC will “unleash the whirlwind” in the rest of the country — warlords, large scale looting, unheard of levels of bloodshed, murder, and mayhem, the taking of life on a level Americans have never experienced — but better things be ghastly for a little while, as opposed to ghastly for forever.
The End Times indeedie.
An American physicist postulated that “Time,” is a never ending loaf of sliced bread. On every “slice,” a day of world history. Sort of like Groundhog Day but it does not change reality ( those living it) or the next slice.
What he was implying is that history is already written as the bible says. Time travel from the passed far into the future and you are on a slice of the End Times?
Maybe someone or thing, had seen Ukrainian burnt toast.
Fruit and nut toast at that.
Smeared with American peanut butter, jello and cheese…what ever!
Note : add German sausage, thinly sliced with a bottle of Perrier water and served in Washington DC. 🎯💥⚖️💀⚰️👀
“It doesn’t have end this way…… but it will.”
bordering on madness says
Time is like Wonder Bread. It’s a wonder they call it bread and a wonder they call Time journalism.
Yep, just empty calories for the mind
Hal Duell says
I like “Grifter of the Year”. With Merkle, who as much as anyone opened Europe to the immigrants, he makes a top tag-team duo. Let’s call them The Undertakers.
A couple of years ago I listened to a friend from England say that the UK needed a PM like Merkle. When I suggested she was a Yankee stooge, he disagreed. He probably still does – we don’t talk about politics anymore.
I read today that Estonia is refusing to take any more Ukrainian refugees. They’re passing them on to Finland. Welcome to NATO.
James Walter says
Parts of Wall Street and US Businesses tried to stage a revolution called the Business Plot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot
They recruited, they thought, Gen Smedley Butler to take troops into Washington and oust F. Roosevelt. But Butler played them and exposed them.
Time magazine dismissed it all as “coctail party” talk. So they have supported sedition for a long time
The neo-liberal globalists of time, basically of the same moral timbre as the ones we have now, picked the wrong man for the job.
Smedley D. Budler, from War is a Racket
“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
another steve says
almost World War 3 starter of the Year.
he gave it a good try.
Juan Lucas Hernando says
absolutely insanity, is the current German government making a false flag incident?
Seriously. Who really believes that a) they only suddenly find out about these plots and b) these conspiracies aren’t crawling with feds? They like to leave these things simmering and bring them to a boil at convenient times. For example, when the country is about to freeze.
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
It was so predictable that Elensky would be declared Crime’s “Man Of The Year” that the only thing I’m surprised about is why anyone is surprised. Did the Ukranazis being handed the Eurovision contest escape everyone’s memory?
I’m actually myself surprised that FIFA is even bothering to play the Football World Cup instead of just handing over the trophy to Ukranazistan and having done with it.
Putin did not convert to Orthodox Christianity, his mother had him baptized as a child in secret, without his father knowing. Or maybe his father did know, but did his best Sgt. Schultz because he didn’t want his career prospects to be harmed.
Once you’re in the club, you’re in it for life. There was no conversion.
Well, together with Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin has been also nominated by Times “Man of the Year” , two times too… so I would say that in this crazy 2022 Volodymir Zelensky being nominated as such makes sense, all in all…
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
As I recall Zelensky was elected on a platform of implementing Minsk II and initiating talks with Putin with a mandate of over 70% of the popular vote.
Within a week he had done a complete 180 degree turn and was a rabid Ukrainian nationalist. Read into that what you will but I’m seeing a half decent actor with a gun to his head and a hand up his butt making the mouth move. I’m sure a little coke makes his current political “position” more comfortable.
Time magazine can be forgiven because “man” of the year should really read ‘newsmaker” of the year and I can’t think of a bigger newsmaker for 2022.
Shambouillet 2.0 says
Within a week he had done a complete 180 degree turn and was a rabid Ukrainian nationalist.
That’s because Merkel finally told him Minsk II was a big sham.
Why give a damn who they pick? There just telling us who they who deign to “rule the world” wanked off to this year hoping he would make all their dreams come true. Well, dreams are free don’t you know
Oblomovka daydream says
Here a Czechoslovak animated video of 1974 with ‘Krteček’, the little mole, a favorite children’s character, which may be the original from which the car-pulled-by-horse meme has been derived:
It is amazing how prophetic its content is, also taking into account that it was made behind the Iron Curtain, deep in the Cold War…
David Collins says
That was cute, and, like you said, prophetic! Some one commented beneath it, “EU 2023.”
Once again, comparisons with Stalin are inappropriate. Stalin was steering a country of more than a hundred ethnic groups and nationalities, away from exploitation by the great grandparents of the people who are all but destroying our future. A country under siege by an anti human system. Problem with Stalin is that he obviously didn’t kill enough of them.
“They know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.”
Psalm 82 A psalm of Asaph.
God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgment among the “gods”:
“How long will you  defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
“They know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
“I said, `You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’
But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler.”
Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.
It’s still apocalyptic time. They are doubling down in panic and infatuation, some
shining demon has turned the time back for 80 years.
But God’s gods under the zodiac are running threir course, without any possible disturbance, uniting the men of good will against the sug enemies of mankind.
So they do in the 49. week, of Mars’ great opposition with Sun, the center.
What it means? Look and behold:
“When I suggested she was a Yankee stooge”
Larry certainly knows about the topic more than I do but in Nov. 89 while the German from the East and the West celebrated their reunification a determined group of American men (CIA) raided the HQ of the Stati and left the building with the entire archive fund of the political police.
Among the documents were the lists of Stati informants and some people say the name “Kasner” (Merkel’s maiden name) was on the list. In other words some people say Angie ratted on “subversive” students during her University years.
Remember that Angie wasn’t an Eastern German, she was born in the West. It’s her father who took her family in the GDR. Dad was a pastor but strangely he became very close to the East German hierarchs. Wasn’t there some kind of deal?
Mondo Cane says
Dad was a pastor? Guess little Angie slept through the Enlightenment.
She’ll now go down in the anus of history next to Madeleine Albright, saying – it was all worth it.
Come to think of it, wasn’t her subterfuge with the sham Minsk II very similar to Albright’s subterfuge at Shambouillet? Indeed it was.
Indeed, she reminds me of a miss goody-two-shoes, who’ll bow to whoever happens to be in the real driver’s seat, content on riding co-pilot, snitching along the way.
Of course she barely complained when her phone was tapped, realizing that it was only her minders checking up on how well her lessons are coming along.
Tem percent for the Big Guy is the driving force behind Ukraine’s river of money from Slow Joe
Ten percent for the Big Guy is the driving force behind Ukraine’s river of money from Slow Joe
Roberto Weber says
A revista Time também escolheu, em 1938, Hitler como homem do ano…
Lauren Michele says
My apologies to all who’ve already pointed this out. I didn’t have time to read very many comments today.
Adolph Hitler was named Time Man of the Year in 1938
It was widely acknowledged that prevented him from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.
This year, a Ukrainian “human rights organization” is one of three co-recipients for said same
The West has degenerated into pedophilia and Satanism/Luciferianism.
I will be forever haunted by the 90 second video of the RF officer describing liberating a Ukrainian organ harvesting operation.
It was filled with children.
God Bless Russia
God Bless V. V. Putin
The West’s admiration for Zelensky and his regime is a terrifying sign of what the leadership have in plan for all of us.
Banning free speech, opposition parties and freedom of religion? check.
Blackouts, gas lines, waiting in line for food and water? check.
Wives and daughters sent into sexual slavery for the elite? check.
Have you seen this ad promoting human flesh eating?
I hope it’s a real joke not the usual clown world:
Worth sending to the local 25-something year old gym junkies. The woke chicks who are obsessed with their toned 15% body fat bodies ; the abs the thighs.
Their newsletter is always looking for interesting body news. I shall call it, “slice of life from gym too the fly pan.”
Or “woke chick, pulled pork.” Cannibalism is regularly reported in German police reports. Could explain the submissive and weird Foreign policy. Plus a steady supply of undocumented illegal immigrants.
He has made a great contribution to arming Boko Haram too, according to the president of Nigeria.
Patience, Glasshopper says
Those Albanian gangs running Sweden and Finland’s dark side are very appreciative too.
And Albanian gangs in ocuppied parts of Serbia.
Coming soon to Germany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_DnRn9hyFU&ab_channel=PunksStillPray
El Presidente Vlad Zelensky is sad because he didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize awarded by those wacky Norwegians in Oslo.
Casual Observer says
Yeah, but wacky Sean Penn made up for it by giving him his Oscar for being the best at gangster acting and reading a script coauthored by Neocons and Neonazis.
As the World Churns says
For the life of me, just can’t figure out why Milosevic wasn’t Time’s person of the year in 1999.
Guess he just wasn’t brutal enough and failed to shell Pristina for eight years. Lesson learned.
common sense says
You need to lay off that Washington Kool-Aid. Albanians were islamic terrorist and criminals back then, just like they are now. Times should have made some some Albanian leader the terrorist of the year, and give you free subscription.
Alan Coovert says
That video actually reveals an unspoken truth that the invention of the privately owned automobile is man’s greatest mistake.
Zwracam uwagę, że człowiekiem roku The Times byli także Putin, Stalin i Hitler. Stalin dwa razy.
Alex Thrace says
It was a tough competition, runners up were:
“He is Jewish and thinks he is battling Palestinians?”
No less motivated for battling ethnic Russians. This is certainly not the first time we’ve seen that particular brand of ethnic hatred manifest, both in the early days of the Soviet Union and with the rise of neoconservative ideology. The American ruling class used to at least acknowledge the humanity of those living under the Soviet regime. Ever since Madeleine Albright declared Cold War II with the objective of seizing control of Russian resources in the late 1990s, coincident with the sanctions and bombing against Serbia and Iraq, we’ve been seeing something much darker than classic Cold War I anticommunist paranoia. So tell us, Madame Secretary, if 500,000 dead Iraqi children are “worth it” for the objectives of that campaign, how many dead Russians are “worth it” for the much bigger geopolitical and geoeconomic prize?
How can I download that video of the horse-drawn carriage?
K. talaat says
One must look at the character of an official to have a chance at predicting his performance. I define character as a set of life experiences, which, hopefully, the subject has overcome or at least has a compassion for others experiencing the same. For example, a veteran of wars would avoid a war as long as he can and would probably make a good Chief of Staff. An official who experienced hunger might be a great director of food banks.
Now, look at the little man Elensky (he ordered the removal of the letter Z from the alphabet). What would you expect from a male in high heels twerking? Need we say more about what we can reasonably expect?
Zelensky is only an evil and money-grubbing puppet (a Jew wearing the Nazi symbols on his clothes) of the true Evil, which misuses him and Ukraine to achieve its satanic and never-to-be-realized goal.
The amoebas wanted to defeat the invincibles, smash them and plunder Siberian mineral resources.
They have dug their own grave and will soon be destroyed (by means/weapons hardly known to them).
The Volodymyr Zelensky File
Zelensky (a Jew wearing the Nazi symbols on his clothes) is a marionette of the USA who want to smash Russia in order to be able to plunder the huge Siberian mineral resources. Also Henry Kissinger (long after his retirement) has clearly reported about it, but the video has been deleted/censored
Both the USSR and Yeltsin and Putin wanted to join NATO.
The certain level of democracy and freedoms that have been achieved in the West are largely due to the Soviet Union.
When the Soviets reduced the working day to 8 hours, you in the West had to work 12 to 14 hours (at that time for a pittance).
You have been given a lot to show you that your leaders and your capitalist system are better than those of the “Reds”, among whom there were also real “monsters”.
Since the danger of the spread of the Red revolutions is over, and with it the danger of expropriation/ disempowerment, the achieved level of democracy and freedoms is more and more curtailed (under stupid excuses), and the situation for the working people gradually worsens.
To stand up against this development is the duty, but the chances of success … 🙁