Thursday, 21 November 2019
LEADERS' DEBATE, HANDY ANDY and Oh yeah, I'm fine (a pic)
For the concerned, and those wishing me misery and fear, as you can see above (today), I am fine. Some might be relieved to know that I do a lot more joking about drinking than actual drinking, adding a 'hic' after an outrageous statement can soften the blow.
As for the Prince Andrew interview, I did indeed watch it and my first reaction was 'oh my gaw'd'. It was indeed so much more than car crash TV - a plane crashing into a petrol tank kicking off a tsumani and an earthquake as one commentator put it. I don't particularly like to watch a person squirm, nor do I like squirming on their behalf, but there was a small amount of satisifaction in seeing the most twattish of the Windsors hoisting himself up by his own petard. His arrogance clearly knows no bounds, he went right ahead and said what he wanted to, in the firm belief that he (with his royal honourable blood) knew best. I say that because I can't believe any lawyer would have told him the 'not being able to sweat story' was a good idea. His pretend surprise at 'new revelations' was excrutiating to watch, we would laugh out loud if it were a 6 year old, not so much with a 59 year old prince of the realm.
Was absolutely delighted that tory suck up Jo Swinson wasn't give the opportunity to waste everyone's time. Borish Johnson. A boarish oaf as usual goes for attack, attack, attack. If he had any ground breaking ideas and policies, that's what he would have used his time for. Note, that's what JC did. After years of crippling the British Economy with draconian austerity policies that targeted public services and the poorest among us, Boris suddenly has a magic money tree and for the first time in 9 years he promises to invest Great Britain. That this magic money tree has appeared just in time for the next election is pure coincidence. Any suggestion that it was just sitting there as every public service went from crisis to crisis and people were starving and dying on the streets, is unfair to the privileged elite. They always throw coins at the bundles in the doorways on their way to the Opera. Ultimately, Boris Johnson had only one line, 'let's get Brexit done' (my life depends on it), anything else for him is fluff.
Jeremy Corbyn on the other hand. JC is, I think, a prime example of why the tortoise beats the hare in the race. He doesn't need signature ruffled blonde hair or the stature and blustering demeanour of an overstuffed tory landowner demanding his right to an extra pie. JC is the embodiment of 'speak your truth, quietly and clearly'. He is where he is through hard work and perseverance, he gets knocked down, he gets back up again, and he returns stronger every time. He has devoted his life to public service, stood up against injustice, and stood side by side with the oppressed. He has a beautiful vision for the UK, yes, A Brave New World, where, like the Labour controlled post war Britain, no-one will be left behind. Nine years of tory austerity has left Britain divided and neglected, many of our cities look like ghost towns with rows of boarded up shops and run down buildings. We need not just a new broom, but a complete refurbishment.
Apologies to non Trump watchers, but I am completely enthralled by the antics of the buffoon in chief and the gripping testimonies of the impeachment witnesses. Something I am struggling to get my head around is the way in which Trump announces everything, straight forward losses, such as governorships in towns where he held rallies and devastating impeachment evidence, into an out and out win for himself. It really is straight out of '1984'. Truth is lies, war is peace, love is hate. You can kind of see why his form of leadership 'works', in that those sucked into it his madness, where bad is good etc, must become as mad as him in order to survive the bat shit crazy environment. On a bigger scale, North Korea, where the population must cry, laugh and applaud to order.
I think I have mentioned, once or twice, lol, that I have spent a lifetime trying to discover what evil is. I began with, perhaps something happened in childhood? a dysfunctional home? An unhealthy belief, a form of defence, the questions are unending. Is there a trigger? Perhaps it is genetic, nature rather than nurture? I still don't have a definitive answer, maybe there isn't one. Trump is a compelling study on the whole 'evil' question, I don't think he has one single redeeming feature. From a psychological perspective, my first question would be 'what the hell happened to him', but I think I already know the answer. He is plagued by jealousy, and my guess is, it has been lifelong. He was the fourth of five siblings, so was usurped as the youngest. I imagine if he were grilled by Freud (Sigmund not Clement), he would eventually break down and accuse the youngest sibling of stealing his mommy.