There’s not much that can make me sympathize with Putin and Russia, but Brittney Griner can do it.
Demonstrators with advocacy group DC Marijuana Justice plan to gather at the Russian Embassy in Washington around 4:20 p.m. Thursday and light up in protest of Moscow’s treatment of WNBA star Brittney Griner.
That should do it. There’s no way Putin is going to hold out now.
The only three reasons that anyone is paying attention to Griner, who went to a foreign country and violated its laws, is that she’s a celebrity, a leftist and a minority.
Meanwhile genuinely innocent Americans imprisoned abroad can’t get any attention at all.
Then again they might be better off without having these idiots on their side.
Pothead advocacy has always been pathetic and embarrassing to its stupid cause. And you can always count on them to take a bad issue and make it worse.
Eidinger told The Washington Post that protesters will also bring flags with green pot leaves and a 50-foot inflatable joint with a message about Griner. He also plans to throw marijuana leaves onto the Russian Embassy grounds.
Adam Eidinger (pictured above) has been doing this for a generation. His campaigns have been an occasionally lucrative pain in the ass in D.C. And he embodies every pothead stereotype.
When the Boomers came of age and then Gen X and then millennials made it into legislatures, it was virtually inevitable that drug laws would be dismantled, not because Eidinger’s idiotic stunts, but the lowest common denominator.
Russia and much of the world don’t operate that way. Drug use (to say nothing of alcohol) is widespread in Russia, especially among certain demographics, but this pathetic display shows America at its worst.
“We want Brittany released and free of the sham charges that Putin imposed on her as his failed invasion of Ukraine backfired and he elevated Russia to the status of most dangerous rogue nation on the planet,” DC Marijuana Justice co-founder and event organizer Adam Eidinger said in a statement, adding he wants Russian President Vladimir Putin “to take a good look at what freedom looks like” in the U.S.
Freedom looks like people being able to express their views. We’re rapidly losing that, but we’ll all soon have the freedom to get addicted to drugs, to gamble in casinos and all the other vices that were banned when America was actually a great country and actually offered freedom.
That nation was able to stand up to Russia. This one, can throw pot leaves at its embassy.
I give even odds for the pot leaves blowing back in their faces.