Let’s keep it short.
1. No Diversity–A couple of years ago, the British found an excuse to shove a representative of every annoying minority group ruining London into its opening ceremony skit; even portraying the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION as a multicultural endeavour. Remember? I do. It looked like this:
None of that crap in Russia. Every beautiful, gleaming face was…well, beautiful and gleaming.
2 No Backing Down on the Gay Thing–In Russia, pro-gay propaganda is illegal, God bless their hearts. When the German team walked in wearing obnoxious, “clever” pro-homo rainbow outfits, they were booed The Russians, apparently, hate juvenile bullshit as much as you and I do, good reader. Now, the booing doesn’t seem to be getting much press yet, but it was clearly audible. There were no sly attempts to “wink” at the West on the issue in any way. Russia is not gay friendly, and not worried about it. Good for them.
3. The Men Were All Handsome and Muscular, The Women Beautiful and Thin–No cripples in wheelchairs, no fatties standing looking ashamed off to one side, no wounded veterans drooling on cots, no dancing cadres of gypsies or Orthodox Jews. Russia did not seem interested at all in “recognizing” any special little hordes of yammering minorities and weirdoes, like we do.
Russia was putting its best foot forward and not apologizing to those who couldn’t make the cut.
4. The Past Is Nothing To Apologize For–Was Russia once held hostage by lazy, stupid, murderous ideologues? Yep. Is it still? Maybe. But the Soviet Union is gone and the past is behind them, they seemed to say. They did their best and can admit they failed. They don’t seem given to flagellating themselves the way White America does over crimes much further in the past than 1917.
5. Everything Isn’t Perfect, But We’ll Make the Best of It–Jewess journalist Eliana Dockterman points out that Russian TV showed pre-recorded footage of the Olympic Rings when snow caused them to malfunction during the live event. I say good for them for having that kind of foresight. This story is just one of dozens the homo-obsessed Western press has held up to ridicule Russia, by the way, as if we back here have any more respect or regard for the press than Putin does.