It bugs me such austere unthinking regression that openly thwarts clear thinking is number two at the White House. Its quite disturbing how such people have been lurking, waiting for their opportunity. Witness all the horribleness being rolled out under the name of the so-called trump ‘administration’. Thank goodness for free journalism that can slog the long hours to call attention to the bigotry and skewed thinking of the trump / pence cavalcade.
Well done John Oliver to poke away at the Principal Eunuch aka Mike Pence and shed light on this smiling fool.
As I’ve said all along its all a ‘Medicine Show’, a presentation, a wafer thin effect at soundbite and momentary image. Education, history, depth and ability all sadly cast aside, the covert behind the scenes influence of aged old white men and ego and greed rules the roost for the time being.
Most certainly a slithering low brow performance as only rump seems capable. Here he is playing the part of voicing what he thinks is the ‘regular guys’ concerns, in other words conning to get votes. Can you see, in fact he is mocking his target audience. All those years of reality tv experience have created this monster and his equally slick but oh so photogenic daughter.
It baffles me that anyone can be taken in by this makeshift pasteboard con-man.
As with most of what trump says of others he is in fact the worst culprit.
I was going to use the title ‘What would a dick do … ” but maybe google frowns on such direct address … instead we can read the title Bill Maher at his best and hear how the Republicans or more accurately the twisted self interest of over-wealthy benefactors can turn the ear of what should be a democratic process; wow America is hijacked !!!
I seldom listen to bbc r4 BH on Sunday mornings (ie ‘Broadcastig House’ programme at 0900) as I’m generally a r3 man but before ten this morning i tuned in and was staggered as not one of the assembled clever people could state the birdsong recording being played multiple times was Turdus merula … the blackbird!! Not one, not even the bossy sounding know all elder middle class woman that reeked of tweeds and sensible shoes!
Has none of these people walked in a park particularly at dusk, or heard birdsong from their own garden, or their grandparents garden, or the blackbird echoing along the street after sunset? Has none taken any notice of birdsong, apparently not. So can we fear that as we lose species and populations that these clever folk, loosely labelled the chattering classes will have no idea what they have lost?
I’m bloody annoyed at this actually the more I think about it.
A fortnight ago March 26th p.20 a Times article as mentioned a few posts back has a new Controller James Purnell that to save time / money interviewers are ordered not to read the books or publications of the people they have for interview! Purnell is keen to broadcast to a younger audience, including bbc r3 and 4 output. In the same article Michael Buerk complains of the excessive level of private education within the bbc, but surely i would think its never been any different. Its oversimplistic to grief at such a thing, what i’d rather have however is the best, the brightest, the educated. George Orwell / Eric Arthur Blair was an old Etonian, but then again he was an extraordinary person, enigmatic, highly inventive and original. He railed against convention and the accepted status and stratification of the classes.
But i do not want dumbed down r3 and r4 output, please reserve that for bbc r1 and 2 and whatever other stations.
The dreadful nastiness of donald j trump now needs to be reined in. His intent is clear and he represents a regressive mindset far worse than anything visualised as ‘the swamp’. trumps downward spiral needs to now be reined in, for decency to be pressed upon him and his unsuitability for high office made clear. However today we read trump and his tweets are getting most unpleasant, sinking to lower depths of ignorance…
Ilhan Omar, isn’t she lovely, its in her face! Likewise with AOC, these are valuable and much needed people.
Some of the nicest people I’ve ever met are Moslem and Pakistani. To berate such people is silly trending toward sick. Offenders such as trump and I guess Stephen Miller and others in the creaking decrepit wagon called the White House have most evidently inadequete and shrivelled cold hearts, their paucity of human compassion is deplorable. It also indicates they seem to have read so little, never sampled the world at large as from the printed page; their minds and hearts have never got out of first gear. As with all con artists, fantasists and bluff merchants anything other than a ten second bar-room soundbite is beyond them. Nothing wrong with such brevity in its self among ordinary folk but not fit for a President.
We know for instance trumps only reading of a serious newspaper is to work across the page with his bigboy marker to see how many times his name appears, theres no comprehension, no insight, no learning. The racists such as we see attaching themselves to the trump bunker and to trump himself are narrow and cold, certainly lacking in completeness as civilised humans. Perhaps their own guilt and shame fuels at lashing out at others they perceive as different, after all trump has quite happily mocked the handicapped. With climate change ahead we haven’t time for this nonsense. trump is immature, always was and is ignorant, always was.
Little better than a snot-nosed playground bully from the backward class.
I see a great similarity with Mao and trump, both were determined to establish chaos and set people against each other. And Mao of course just like trump in his ignorance could never accept the notion he had made a mistake, or did not understand practical reality, both are highly impractical. Likewise, Mao and trump will so quickly turn against a previously devoted member of staff. The similarities of Mao and trump are quite uncanny.
Its quite accurate to compare Mao and trump as alike …
insulated from reality.
impractical in the extreme, Mao was extraordinarilly impractical.
endlessly creating chaos, delighting in chaos.
turning upside down established practices and customs.
secretive, above the common masses as if breathing rarified air.
hidden schemes and projects.
brazen, capable of violence, no compassion, much like trumps beloved sharks.
thinking only of themselves.
knowing how to manipulate/control media, to create a cult, to create fear.
can do no wrong.
will easily drop and destroy anyone that served them.
deliberately sets person against person.
its trump / Mao they serve, not the nation.
experts are ignored.
sycophants promote absurd non-truths and their masters ignorance zealously.
Russias influence on 1950’s and 1960’s China has never been fully revealed… just as with trump!