I have for the past few months been obsessed with Donald Trump and the coming Presidential election on 3rd November. This is an obsession on the same level as the McCann case, the eyelashes and the baking, in that it has completely taken over my life. I hate that man to the point of lunacy, more than I have ever hated anyone in my life (there is perhaps one other) and I don't just want him annihilated at the election but put on trial for all his crimes. I often used to wonder what an English woman thought of Hitler during the 1930's, I guess now I am feeling it.
I don't blame the American people, well maybe a bit, because 49% of them didn't bother to vote at all in 2016, and as Hilary won the popular point, it was only around 25% of them that voted for Trump. That's a shocking statistic, but sadly, in most countries non voters can drastically change an election. If a non voter stood for non voters, he/she would win in a landslide. In the UK a low turnout favours the Tory party, in the US, the Republicans. Rich people always vote to ensure their interests are protected. Poor people, not so much.
In the US this time around however, I think there will be a phenomenal turnout one way or another, despite the pandemic and Trump's efforts to cheat. Most people in the UK and US, non voters especially, live pretty ordinary lives, unaffected by the political machinations in Downing Street or the White House. With the Pandemic however, the failure of bad politicians is constantly in the spotlight, we can see by a quick glance at the coronavirus curves worldwide, exactly which countries leaders are succeeding and which leaders are failing miserably. All those non voters are experiencing the fatal, devastating results of putting personal greed before the health of their nations.
England's bad, and I will get to that at some point, but the biggest threat to the world right now is US President Donald Trump. I go up and down on whether the b'stard will win or lose, 90% of me believes, of course he'll lose, everytime he opens his mouth or tweets he offends a demographic he desperately needs to win over. He has alienated women basically because he still sees women in the kitchen, wearing an apron and blushing sweetly when he compliments their breasts. His constant white old men meetings and white old men press conferences, is a better reflection of his attitude towards women and ethnic minorities than anything that comes out of his lying mouth.
So who is going to vote for this guy? I have done all of the research, if being glued to US news 24/7 counts, and I have surmised the biggest demographic that supports that demon, is white, male, non college educated. Hmm. Basically, macho, macho man. Yeah, I could tear into bikers, steel workers and coal miners, but give 'em a cowboy hat and a bit of ole country music and I would be jelly. Happily tough men, like it to be known that they have a gentler side, and I wouldn't be surprised if a few good old boys didn't shed a tear when the kid with the stutter spoke up for Joe Biden. A tough guy recognises true courage.
I honestly don't think that Americans will vote Trump in for another four years. Actually, I don't think Trump thinks they will either. If he did, he would think twice about things like asking the American people to boycott an American product when his main boast is bringing manufacturing back to the USA. I can't imagine any advisor, no matter how sycophantic, suggesting something so stupid. This confirms, as I have long suspected, that control freak Trump, has taken over everything himself. He listens to no-one (clearly), he rushes in head first believing that he alone knows the way. He is at that stage where Caligula made his horse an honoured Senator.
Which brings us to next week's Republican National Convention. The RNC do not have such luminaries as President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Bill and Hilary Clinton, Julie-Louise Dreyfuss or Kamala Harris, but they do have whiny, entitled kids, Don Jr, Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany who will complain about Joe Biden's alleged nepotism. They also have have the awful couple who pointed guns at peaceful BLM protesters and the brat any parent should be ashamed of, the smirking kid with a MAGA hat trying to belittle an elderly Native American Indian.
As a fully fledged Trump hater, I am delighted with the RNC line up. I couldn't think of a cast of more unlikeable, unattractive, zero charisma characters if I tried. With depression era unemployment, a pandemic raging, and millions waiting for financial relief for rent and food, Don Jr, Ivanka and Eric will tell Americans that they and their father put the people's needs above their own. Ivanka and the corpse she is married to, made around 80m dollars last year, how did that happen? But what about Hunter eh?
I watched the Democratic Convention, ergo, for me just now day is night and night is day, lol. And I loved it. It reinforced everything I love about America and Americans. I always think they are way more advanced than we (brits) are, in their confidence and ideology. Ok, I think it is a bit nationalist the way they take so much pride in their flag and country, but it is tempered by the fact that so many citizens of colour, faith, and ethnicity fall underneath that umbrella.
It is unbelievable that white supremacy is raising it's ugly head in the 21st century. I'm sure my dear old dad must be spinning in his grave. He lived through the Second World War, albeit he was only 10 when it began, it made him Antifa for life. Donald Trump came to power without any real goals, his 'run' was mostly a publicity stunt to boost his flagging reality show and dwindling empire. He won because of complacency, Hilary Clinton wasn't going to lose against a doofus like Donald Trump. She was winning everywhere, it couldn't happen. Enter James Comey at the 11th hour, with his supposed email expose. Then the unimaginable happened.
Even as an onlooker only, I cannot relax right now. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are on course to win, but I am terrified of an October surprise. Not with Joe or Kamala, who I am sure have been examined under a microscope but some 'event' that might set the wheel in spin again. A hurricane or mass shooting, except no, Trump's cavalier attitude to death and disaster condemns him every time. Tragedy and statistics do not affect him. He has no empathy, and today he said it out loud, who cares? After nearly four years in office, he doesn't feel the need to show any sympathy to anyone, not to veterans or victims of natural disasters or pandemics, it is what it is.
I don't think for one minute that our friends in America think in the same way as their temporary tinpot dictator. I read today about the amazing comeback of George H. Bush in 1988. He was as far back as Trump is now, but he managed to turn it all around. How, it's along story, but basically racism, George H Bush found a scary black man to frighten white voters. Trump et al are of course trying their hardest to find pictures and videos of black people behaving badly, sadly for them, their 'finds' are mostly new rap and video stars.
Trump spoke honestly last week. 'No one likes me' he said, which was like err, yeah, but also a bit sad. Deep down, that is a very unhappy man. Bizarrely, he is aware of just how despicable he is. 'Obama and Biden gave you me' he said, as if referring to the 'worst that could happen'. Clearly he too is still astonished that he is where he is.
I think he wants to lose. He has had enough of the boring work he is expected to do. He has signalled, a couple of times at least, how great his life was before. I interpret that as 'don't care anyway' for when he loses and a fuck you to his critics, as in 'I've still got super models and gold toilets'. It's probably a given that he is going to be a sore loser, demanding a recount and appeals to all those judges he appointed.
History, at least the bits students of the future will click onto, is in the making now. I wonder even if the USA will fall into Civil War if Trump won't accept the result of the election? He is already getting the police and military to pledge allegiance to him. He lost the popular vote in 2016, and there are no signs it is turning to him in 2020. The midterms in 2018, showed a marked turnout and a massive win for House Democrats. It brought in 'the Squad' and hammer of the Republicans, AOC.
Flipping the House from Republican to Democrat and replacing Paul Ryan with Nancy Pelosi was a huge protest vote against Trump. And that was the halfway stage, when feelings were maybe not as strong as they are now. Biden will win and he should win. As an Englander I can't vote, but if I could I would, he is the kind of American known as the good guy all over the world.
I'm actually looking forward to the RNC convention next week, because I am, aw shucks, basically a bitch. All my studies have made me quite adept at reading beyond the words, especially with dysfunctional families, and especially after having read Mary Trump's book. I think, for example, that Don Jr is an absolute arsehole for abandoning his wife and FIVE kids for an old bird as grotesque as his dad's latest wife Melania.
Ivanka is married to a corpse - has anyone ever checked if the mannequin has a pulse? He's pretty much in the same position as Lucretia Borgia's first husband, ie, no-one really cares, but they are probably all pretty happy to stick his pike on a pike if the situation demands it.
Will the Children of the Corn stick together when all the law enforcement agencies come after them. I'm guessing not, they are all the greedy, selfish, offspring of a narcissistic sociopath who have literally worshipped the devil for all their avaricious desires. They are not endearing to anyone, so, in the cruellest possible way, I look forward to their speeches.
My kindest wishes to all those who look in. I am happy to report that I am fine, deeply engrossed in my latest OCD (bleeding Trump), but happy all the while I am learning:) Stay safe everyone.....