I am a columnist. Which is the same as saying that I collect idiots. I have them in all shapes and colors. My favorite idiot is this columnist that collects idiots. But I won’t be talking about that wretch today, poor pretentious vermin that he is. Today I will be talking about the others. Ladies and gentlemen, following the success of previous years, for the third year in a row it is my great honor to present my friends and readers of The American Spectator with the Idiot of the Year Awards. Remember that in the comments section you can vote for your favorite idiot or even propose new ones. It is invariably a source of great pleasure to discover that, difficult as it may seem, there is always room for one more idiot.
These are my candidates for 2022:
There are very few fools in Italy. Infantino, president of FIFA, is no exception, perhaps because he is not Italian. He is Swiss, a suspect nationality. In the midst of the controversy over Qatar’s image whitewashing, he made some surprising statements: “Today I feel Qatari. Today I feel Arab. Today I feel African. Today I feel gay. Today I feel disabled. Today I feel a migrant worker.” “I feel like it, because I know what it means to be discriminated against…. As a child I was bullied — because I had red hair and freckles.” “I don’t read [the press], otherwise I would be depressed.” Well, my friend, that happens to all of us. The press thing. “It will be the best World Cup ever,” he added. The best for whom? That’s a rhetorical question, Gianni. It’s the best for Qatar and for Infantino. For no one else.
Ask Volodymyr Zelenskyy why.
Secret Twitter archives have revealed that it is Michelle who led the charge to pressure the company into canceling Trump, thus opening the door to canceling everyone. Her husband already helped the Democrats use the FBI to defeat Trump. What an obsession, why don’t they go to therapy to get over it? They control Big Tech and spies … Amazing how the habits of people from humble backgrounds evolve (why are you laughing?).
Her getting fired is good news to everyone but her, although her little professional drama doesn’t exempt her from being featured in gilded letters on this list after turning Twitter into the Left’s favorite toy. Thank you, Elon.
He’s been announcing his retirement for about 10 million years. He sounds like one of those celebrities who furiously claim that they’re going to abandon Twitter and announce it on Twitter every day.
You have to know when to go home. Not like Fauci.
The actor says that climate change is today’s generation’s World War II. If I were you, I would ask the victims and servicemen of World War II what they prefer: the horrors of war or being able to walk down the street in shorts in October.
Suddenly, Castillo staged a coup d’état and everybody realized that he was a dangerous communist. I don’t know who is more of an idiot, Castillo or those who thought, before the coup, that he was a trustworthy guy, including Antony Blinken, who shook his hand just a couple of months before his totalitarian orgy.
The only one who, even after the coup d’état, has not learned that Castillo is a despicable being is López Obrador, who continues to defend him despite his corruption. Why is that? Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick …
You probably have not heard, but the president of the government of my country, Spain, is staging a coup d’état, just like Castillo’s — or worse, because he is doing it silently, without resorting to the army, changing laws and turning his back on the Constitution in order to perpetuate himself and finish ruining this blessed nation. I hope to tell you all about it soon, before it is too late.
Lula da Silva’s return to power has only one advantage: He may well become a permanent fixture on this list year after year and offer us more greatest hits from his brilliant, sharp, and experienced stupidity.
It is very, very, very, very, very difficult to be a bigger idiot than Macron.
What would the Idiot of the Year ranking be without Xi Jinping? It would be like a garden without flowers, like a communist country without prisons, like a Democrat president without a shattered economy. In other words, it would be nothing.