Sunday, November 5, 2023

MONSTER TRUTH

      THE QUINTESSENTIAL TRUTH ABOUT TRUMP

 

British Writer Pens The Best Description 

Of Trump I’ve Read


Laurence, Olivier

“Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote the following response:

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.


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Monday, October 30, 2023

CREATE A SAFER AMERICA (CASA)

 (Instead of of the ridiculous MAGA) 

let's do


--  CASA  --


PROPOSAL

1)  No protests of hatred, not allowed to wear shirts of hatred, no groups allowed to form who hate others.  Hatred and Bullying need to be DELETED from the USA.  For example, Germany will not tolerate any Nazi groups in Germany.


2)  Get rid of all the guns.


3)  Allow women to abort a baby if they choose so.


4)  Free education to everyone.


5)  Free medical care for everyone.



CREATE  A  BETTER  AMERICA






Friday, October 20, 2023

Saturday, September 23, 2023

BLESSING

 Human Activist and Philanthropist

Sean Penn recently stated:


"....I love humanity, but I hate humans!"


I can certainly relate.  The older I get, unfortunately, 

I see reality better --  and it's not pretty!







Tuesday, September 19, 2023

IDIOTS

 Why are there SO MANY 

idiots in this world???


It's disgusting, stressful, and frustrating.







Sunday, September 17, 2023

GEORGE CARLIN-ish

As I've grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake! 


There is no such thing as a grouchy old person. The truth is that once you get old, you stop being polite and start being honest.


As I watch this generation try and rewrite our history, I'm sure of one thing: it will be misspelled and have no punctuation.


My tolerance for idiots is extremely low these days. I used to have some immunity built up, but obviously, there's a new strain out there.


Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it the most never use it.














Saturday, August 19, 2023

BEING WITH BEA

 My next "Struggling, Surviving" episode:


BEA ARTHUR