If I were a soothsayer, which I’m not, though I do on occasion have a hankering….. I would say we were hurtling into a period of final acts, not just here in the UK as the investigation of a toddler who went missing abroad comes to close, but big showstopping finales, like the collapse of the inhumane facism regimes of the UK and the USA. A change in the paradigm as information reaches the masses, and people power is realised. An information revolution. Numbers matter, they can force the abandonment of unpopular laws and appointments. See Toby Young, who was in office for less time than Scaramucci. In the old days, the said Toby Young would have blended in nicely with Theresa's cabinet of psychopaths, but his life is littered with a trail of repugnance that will never go away. Some call it Karma.
Democracy is tottering. It CAN be interfered with, it is no longer the safest and only option. The Russians demonstrated that targeting a specific demographic, can swing an election. Momentum, and I love them, have demonstrated that by targeting specific constituencies they can unseat MPs.
Trump's demographic might be as small as 30 something percent, but if they all turn up to vote, and they will, they can swing an election. In a nutshell, ways have been found to shift the apathetic, all those who couldn't be arsed before. Everyone carries a phone, every 5 minutes, 'did you go vote yet?'. How do they know who to target? We give away our likes, dislikes, preferences, age, weight, social status, etc, every time we log online or buy a bottle of wine. As much as we the masses have access to information never seen before, so too do the authorities, the large corporations, the Keyhole Kates and the downright creepy. Knowing everything about us, is a good guide as to how we will vote.
But let's get back to the Ides of March. Trump is on the brink, Theresa May, could spontaneously combust, but with grown ups Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell taking over, something can be salvaged from Brexit. I have faith the US too have grown ups waiting in the wings.
After the Ides of March, we will have a 'sweep up April' and a glorious May. I am unashamedly a huge fan of Prince Harry and Meghan. Yes, their exalted status, class, privilege, etc, etc, are inherently wrong, but isn't it possible they are just nice people? For all my Marxist, revolutionary ideas, my heart went out to those two young boys who lost their mother, and aw shucks, I do shed a tear when I think how proud she would be.
For many of my readers however, there still remains the huge question of how Operation Grange will conclude. For that, another blog.
Theresa methinks will be hung by her own petard, or one of those ghastly necklaces that remind us of how enchained she is to those billionaire puppet musters. If I didn't hate her so vehemently I would send her a copy of Women Who Love Too Much. And I'm playing fast and loose with the word 'love' there.
The Trump Show however, is history in the making. The world has once again thrown up an absolute raving lunatic with the power to destabilise the whole planet. And yes, I say planet, because Hitler only managed the world, had he realised there was a war to be had with Mother Earth, I'm sure he would have gone for it. Trump is actually that deranged that someone could tell him there was a bigger planet out there, with lots more gold and lobotomised beauty queens and he would go take a look. I bet Mike Myers now kicks himself for not making 'Goldmember' President.
I read a great article the other day, (will find link) comparing Trump to Emperor Nero. Apparently Nero used to tour Rome locking all the citizens in, in each town, so they were forced to watch him sing, dance and perform. Followed by great applause and praise for how wonderful he was. Guards would stand watch so no-one could climb out or over the gates. If you have ever been to a bad show you would know how that feels. Of course the punch line is, as Rome burned, Nero was asking 'so what did you think of my fiddling?' .Quite.
I don't see the Trump crime family lasting much longer than March. This has been a huge knock in my faith in human nature. I love Americans! Just as much as my dear old Dad did - he was eternally grateful to them for stepping into WWII. But he loved the whole US thing, the culture, the accents, the glamour, the music, the books, the courage. And by courage, he meant all those immigrants who had the guts to go start a new world. But most of all the movies! A love I always shared. For the past year or so, I have believed you have a room of good guys like Steve McQueen, Henry Fonda and Marlon Brando somewhere, just waiting for a moment to take the bast'ard out. Legally of course, a swine like Trump should stand trial for his crimes, the world needs an example of 'this should never happen again'.