Trump’s infamous statement on Mexicans
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you (indicating his audience at the rally). They’re not sending you (indicating again). They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people"
Mexico on Trump?
“When America elects its president, they’re not electing their best. They’re not electing you (decent people). They’re not electing you (my blog readers). They’re electing a man who has lots of problems, and he’s bringing those problems with him. He’s bringing racism. He’s bringing failed corrupt business. He’s a sociopath, a narcissistic misogynist. And no way, I assume, is he a good person.”
Bizarrely the great negotiator (Trump’s own description, not mine) was tweet owned by Pena Nieto in round 1 of the wall fiasco. It was like David and Goliath if David had stood on Goliath’s toe and Goliath pissed his pants!
Have you noticed that the world’s eye-catching leaders are quite a freak show at present?
The madness is not just in the US.
President Trump – embarrassing – presiding over a racist, misogynistic, environmentally disastrous administration, green lighting torture and endangering US troops while obsessing about TV style popularity.
Prime Minister Theresa May – out of touch – presiding over Britain’s decline on the world stage (see last week's post) and showing that, as of last Friday, the Special Relationship means toadying to a man with Special Needs…
N.B. the UK’s racist foreign secretary Boris Johnson not only defended Trump’s invitation to Britain, he claims to have won concessions for British nationals regarding the Muslim ban. Just like Chamberlain claimed he had won ‘peace in our time’ in September 1938.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey – ruling over an increasingly totalitarian state – also approving torture and clamping down on press freedom.
President Assad of Syria – simply presiding over genocide of his own people.
Malcolm Turnbull Prime Minister of Australia – presiding over inhumane behaviour towards migrants.
Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel – another right-wing populist wall builder - he is blundering ahead with hostile settlements, wrecking the chance of much needed calm in that region.
Russia’s Putin – thinks it’s 1960s – and I’m not talking flower power – overt misogynistic policies compete with international aggression in terms of political priorities.
Under King Salman, Saudi Arabia oppresses its own people while failing to invest in infrastructure – wasting the ever-decreasing oil reserve revenue. As a side dish, having failed to make any significant overtures to Syrian refugees, the regime is attacking civilians in Yemen.
Philippines’ demagogue Rodrigo Duterte, like his pal Trump, has to have his rabid ramblings constantly explained and reinterpreted by his entourage. His pastimes include disappearing people, calling those he doesn’t like ‘sons of whores’ and joking about rape.
We’ll stop there. You get the picture.
Meanwhile in America, Oklahoma state suffered a ten-fold increase of serious earthquakes in 6 years. Scott Pruitt ex Attorney General of Oklahoma and midwife to unhindered fracking in that area, is Trump’s choice for the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Yes, it is like putting a rabid hyena in charge of the baby gazelles. Pruitt has no interest in protecting the environment and workers at the EPA have already been gagged. But with the geological devastation happening in his old state, it is impossible to hide the reality that America is literally breaking.
Soon Mexico may need a wall to keep out US citizens fleeing the socio-political, ecological and actual ruins of America…
Remember to check out Zero One Zero Two https://www.amazon.com/zero-one-two-are-dead/dp/1539762602/ref What is happening NOW in Oklahoma is predicted in my futuristic novella.
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