In my head, the title sounds like this
The effort to make it look like we are doing something the help Ukraine and punish Russia is taking the inevitable stupid turn. Things tend to get stupid when the general public is involved.
Here is your stupid news alert:
We start with bars posting videos of them dumping Stoli Vodka. Since the fall of the USSR Stoli has been manufactured in Latvia, not Russia. Smirnoff is not Russian-owned and is distilled in Connecticut.
We move on to a French restaurant putting out a statement clarifying the difference between poutine and Putin because they were getting death threats due to the name.
A Canadian restaurant has dropped the name poutine from its menu. They still serve poutine, but they won’t call a Canadian dish its name given by a Canadian because it is the French version of Putin’s name.
Today I saw the below on Twitter
I’m not sure why the tweeter thought this level of hatred and stupidity wasn’t possible. I’ve been aware this was possible for years.
Are we pulling Russian dressing from grocery stores?
How long before we move from stupid knee-jerk reactions and transition to things like assaults on people with Russian names, vandalizing Russian-owned businesses, and detaining Russian-Americans?