This morning, I could not stop myself…

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This morning, I could not stop myslf…  I read an excellent (make that, THE BEST) description of the Orange Windbag who is the President of the United States of America.  Donald Trump even has the nerve to call himself, “a wartime president”. Churchill must be steaming from his grave!

My utter distaste and distain for this orange menace knows no bounds. If you disagree with me… I regret offending you and I am frightfully sorry for the fact that you have been sucked-in by this parasite who makes Corona virus look benign.

The brilliant author is Nate White, and this is the link to the site where I read the article:

https://coming42.livejournal.com/479179.html?fbclid=IwAR1SkzJnnjNVuaRTwSWSWlzFoWG2Uys_n-lOoFN2xwh-osfIfSd6uS6OWfg

And it begins…

“Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?”

A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed. So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever. I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility – for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman. But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is – his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.

Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers. And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults – he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface. Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront. Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul. And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist. Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that. He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat. He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.

And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully. That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead. There are unspoken rules to this stuff – the Queensberry rules of basic decency – and he breaks them all. He punches downwards – which a gentleman should, would, could never do – and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless – and he kicks them when they are down.

So the fact that a significant minority – perhaps a third – of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think ‘Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:
• Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.
• You don’t need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.

This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss. After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum. God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid. He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart. In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws – he would make a Trump.

And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish: ‘My God… what… have… I… created?’ If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.

 

 

Published by Changes in our Lives

I am originally from Canada but have lived in Mexico since 1976. My husband is from Merida, Yucatan and we raised our family here. We both worked for many years at Tecnologia Turistica Total (TTT), the tourism, language and multimedia college we founded for local and international students. Now retired, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, My other interests include spending time with freinds, reading, painting, cooking and travel.

20 thoughts on “This morning, I could not stop myself…

  1. 👏 You said it all. Now I count the days until he is escorted from the White House to trial in New York, after which he can wear an orange suit to enhance his tanning bed color.

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  2. I would like to add to this commentary — ALL expat USA citizens need to V O T E when it comes time to get this guy out of office. I was appalled at how many in the USA expat community did not V O T E in 2016. Once fooled, shame on them. Twice fooled, shame on me. — Thanks Joanna!

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    1. So important! Everyone who has the right to vote MUST do so. If you can’t get there on your own, ask someone to take you… I am sure there will be many willing to carry you if need be. If you are in Merida and need tech assistance to send in your ballot, I KNOW there are people here who will oblige. .. reach out! And REMEMBER… the rest of the world is counting on American citizens to right the wrong and get that BOZO out. We non-American citizens are as affected by his horrid-ness as you are. Don’t let us down…

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  3. As the song goes…”It’s not where you start – It’s where you finish.”
    “What you did for love”..is what counts. We are all on the Chorus Line of life.
    You said, “I Can Do That” and you did it.
    We can learn a lot more from musio if we listen to the lyrics.
    Magic doesn’t happen without practice. But the magic is in you to make it happen.
    “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.” Thank you Winston!
    Now, get out on that stage and prove you have earned your place in the line.

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    1. Right on Shirley… The Orange Bully must go… the sooner the better. But I hope the Democrats get their act together pretty much immdeiately… because even if he can’t rally the believers, Trump is already firmly storming the campaign trail.

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  4. So much has been said about Mr. T, or “Trumpenstein” as you so aptly point out. A fat white slug of a creature. Not much left to say except VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

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  5. I heartily agree: All citizens of ANY country need to VOTE. Those who do not vote deserve what they get so if you did not vote in any election I do not want to hear any kvetching about the results. I totally agree with the article. You might also want to add if not already covered: crass, crude, vulgar and utterly common.

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  6. Don’t you agree it’s the dreamers who get ahead because they always dream big and follow it through. To wit: the current US president. There is also talk about Joe Biden throwing his hat in the ring for the upcoming election..

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      1. Me too. But have heard that what many US voters admire about him is he is a capitalist who will not stop until he achieves his goal. Simply put, the end justifies the means which I believe is his modus operandi.

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      2. It seems that people and nations have different ideas of what is fair and equal behaviour… especially when it comes to business and politics. Many of the entitled profess to be Christians but their behavious seems at odds with Christianity. I can’t understand it.

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