Inexplicably, we the UK and the USA, for decades at the forefront of progressive, compassionate, governing, have 'elected' as our leaders, two of the worst human beings ever to walk this planet. As simple as the people of BC (Before Christ) were, they knew at least to follow the guy who preached justice and fairness for all, even for the lepers and immigrants. The first JC, Jesus Christ was of course crucified for his socialist preachings, the present JC, Jeremy Corbyn is experiencing similar. Christians have of course, been torturing themselves for centuries for not following the original JC at the start. That is, not standing up to their oppressors (the Romans) more aggressively, and for accidentally assisting their oppressors in crucifying their saviour. On the face of it, most of the blame of course lies with the Jews, Christianity was pretty niche at that time and the Jews were already the scapegoats in the ancient middle east, probably because, even before the AD Roman calendar kicked in, the disciplined, cultural hard work ethic of the Jews had (in the ancients' minds) established them as superior, elite even. Money makers, which was bound to incite envy.
But I am not looking for a theological debate. My question, and indeed terror, lies in how the f*ck did we, the most informed, most enlightened mass populations in history, get to a position where our two countries are being held to ransom by two sociopathic lunatics? Has democracy gone wrong? Because it's looking that way and alarm bells should be going off everywhere. Both the UK and the USA are on the verge of Civil War. And the majorities, in both countries, are fighting the rise of the extreme Right. As in Hitler's time, the extreme right demographic rarely goes above 30%, but sadly they are the loudest and most destructive and they are supported by the richest. And that makes it all the more repugnant. Tommy Robinson may look and sound like a representative of the working classes, but he is working on behalf of their oppressors, the Eton boys who through nature and nurture instinctively know how to get the plebs to do their dirty work. Be in no doubt TR wants a 'class system', one in which he moves up a few notches on the social scale on the basis of being white British. Clearly, he has never been able to scale those few notches through academia or achievement, so he has opted for kicking those he perceives to be below him, those who arrived in this world via a different geographical location. Who knows what tf happened to him, who hurt him so badly, and very few sane people, I imagine would care, but he is a danger, who ramps up the chaos, the first in line to form a new SS, should Boris give the nod.
Happily, this time around, the people of the US and the people of the UK are aware of the dangers of fascism and are not afraid to point out it's evils and to fight against it. But on the flip side, both countries have demographics where education and information just isn't getting through. They have generation after generation who swear 'the old way (whatever that might be) was better'. I'm never quite sure if they are referring to Angleland (land of the Angles) or the hat doffing days Queen Victoria. In the old days, the words 'but we've always done it that way' always featured in my disciplinaries and firings for some reason. Boris is toast, all his crimes are catching up with him and he is despised by the British public, booed and jeered wherever he goes. He is not the Emperor, he's not the Saviour, he's not the chosen one, he's a very naughty boy, who should spend the rest of his life standing in the corner for all the lies he's told.
Mob Boss Donald Trump is being exposed hourly as a 'mob boss', a cheap two bit hood, who would sell out the USA as quickly as he sold out his ex wives and ex friends and yeah, his kids. I doubt he has a single close friend or family member, his wife clearly despises him, his kids seem to have much to hide. They are not even attempting to save him right now, even as the world watches every cringing, embarrassing tweet and public appearance. That's cold.
As much fun as it is watching the downfall of these two present day monsters, I still fear that they each, will somehow survive being caught with their hands in the cookie jar. They are committing their crimes in plain sight! Something has got to give. Bizarrely, at this same juncture in history, the USA and the UK are fighting to hang onto democracy because they have elected to power, leaders crazier than Hitler or Caligula. Imagine a group of Roman senators, 'so yeah', 'these free un-enslaved people with access to every form of communication imaginable, chose tyranny and corruption over reason, logic and their own personal well being'. 'Go figure' said Seneca.
These are tense and anxious times for all of us who are watching the news, but the hardest part for me is the 'hope', finally there is a real beacon of light within touching distance. The UK desperately needs a genuinely strong stable leader who will reach out to every community and bring us all together. The only leader who respects the rights of all the British people to have the European Union options put before them again. With Jeremy Corbyn there is no fear that he will sell the NHS, London Bridge, or indeed any of the UK's assets to Donald Trump and Russian Oligarchs. Hope is literally there, on the horizon, in the form of a Jeremy Corbyn Labour government. Where Boris Johnson has been winging it all his life, never bothering to do his homework, he is up against a man who has spent his entire life studying.
The UK is potentially on the brink of a whole new beginning just as it was at the end of WWII, with a Labour government ready to introduce sweeping new changes that will benefit the many, not the few. Jeremy Corbyn differs from the tory politicians who have attempted to negotiate Brexit, because he shares similar values to many of the EU leaders. On top of which, he is a Statesman, a good communicator, he treats everyone with equal respect, he is the kind of Prime Minister we need right now to clean up the botched job the tories have made of negotiations with our European friends and allies, and to somehow restore the UK's reputation. We may be a popular destination for hardworking, talented, immigrants who still want to come here now, but that could change. In centuries, maybe even decades, to come, other more progressive countries will become more appealing to those hard working, skilled and talented immigrants. It is not beyond the realms of possibility that in years to come countries will be competing for new citizens because they simply don't have an indigenous population big enough to keep the wheels of industry and society turning over. It is worth remembering that the Windrush generation were invited to the UK and welcomed into the British workforce.
Watching the downfall of the US tyrant, and the UK tyrant, simultaneously, gives us a fascinating insight into the goings on of the Western governments. I very much doubt Trump's 'quid quo pros' are anything new in the backscratching world of international politics. Not that I want to give Trump's defence team any tips, but if they had any historians among them, it would not be hard to pull 'quid pro quos' from every government that has gone before. The trouble with Trump's quid pro quos, are that they are blatantly just for himself. He is also too dumb to realise that going after Joe Biden's son, takes any 'leave my kids out of it' arguments he might have had, as his enemies now hone in on the money his own kids are making out of him being the President. He really should add Homer Simpson's 'Doh!' to every public statement he makes.
As for our own PM, logic and reason would dictate that the tousled white head of Boris Johnson will not be emerging like a phoenix from the ashes. He is engulfed in proven lies, personal scandals and the revelation by his own sister that is working on behalf of billionaire backers. But I will leave the last word to the lovely lady trending on twitter so eloquently put it 'he's a filthy piece of toe rag'. She speaks for all us.