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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

You have to be a twat to think Donald Trump will be anything other than a complete disaster


Since the events of last week (Donald Trump getting elected) there has been much hand-wringing and anguish and for good reason. The American electorate have somehow chosen the most obnoxious person you can imagine, real or fictional, to be their president. There are no saving graces to his personality, there are no saving graces to the deeds he has done, there are no saving graces to the dangerous hatred he has so gladly spawned over his campaign.

He doesn't look good for anybody, not in the USA, not around the world.

I know there are those who say Clinton was not a model candidate, that she (like every other president before her, like many of the leaders around the world) has her hands dipped in blood, that she used to be this, she used to be that, that she supports Israel, that she is establishment through and through. I know that  Pilger says this.

Which is all true perhaps. But to conflate that with the idea that somehow Donald Trump didn't mean what he said (why not apply the same rule to Clinton), that deep down he sympathises for the working people of America, that he won't be a demagogue war-monger who will put previous leaders to shame and will make the ghosts of those who have been killed by US bombs look wistfully back at the days of George, George W. and LBJ (oh and Obama), that he won't roll back the years to those of state-sanctioned racism, misogyny and homophobia and poor-hating, that he won't take the easiest route at every possible occasion to satisfy the religious lunatic misanthropic claque that brought him to power, that he won't allow corporate interests to destroy the US and the world environment at every possible opportunity, that he's not in fact the most establishment president that ever existed, that he won't rip the few remaining guts of what can be good about an establishment out through the quivering arsehole of what's left of the USA...

You think he'll be in any way not a disaster? For everybody. You must be fucking kidding me. Either you're in complete denial, you're crazed by bad-Jesus visions, you're a misogynist loon, or you've been taking too many drugs.

I might be wrong. And if I am, I'll throw my hands up in shame and say. I was wrong. I'll recognise that The Trump Living Wage and Healthcare Act of 2018 brought equality of opportunity and made a rainbow shine for all people in the USA, that the Middle-East Accord of 2019 (co-signed by Putin as well as regional figures) made the leaders of the region forget their differences through the multi-continent Peace and Reconciliation council and put the leaders of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria and many other places firmly in their place, leading to a new sense of mutual respect and acceptance of people of all colours, creeds, religions, genders and sexualities, or that the Clean Land Act of 2019 created a new respect for the environment in which jobs and economic benefits went hand in hand with clean air, open spaces and the preservation of all species of flora and fauna in a manner that was a wonder to behold.

But I don't think I will be wrong. And I don't expect anyone to recognise they were wrong whatever Trump does. It's not really the way misogyny works.

2 comments:

Stan B. said...

"...the most obnoxious person you can imagine, real or fictional..."

Americans used to hate people people like that, especially the rich ones. Now we've been dumbed down for so freakin' long, lost and wondering in the desert for oh, so many a year, that a gilded cow looks so very shiny and promising with the promise of immediate and total gratification!

That quote has now been made flesh, and we longingly worship at its feet...

colin pantall said...

Makeumurcagrayigin!