A democratic folly!

Surely Mr Trump’s excesses by executive order have some bounds!  Or do they? Can this guy do as he wants without any checks and balances?

Yes,of the voters, 48%, say he’s doing a good job – keeping the coutry safe et al.  Are they serious?  Trumps’s actions will almost certainly  increase the jahadic sentment round the worls and increase terror.  Whether that is manifested in the USA is one thing, it really doesn’t matter, what is sure is exclusion of several nations from equal rights is fundamentally silly, rediculous, even the most intellectually challenged can see that.

Locking the door and looking inward, putting those inside before those who need to come in, is xenophobic   Such attitudes and actions will stimulate resentment and counter-response.

The United States is putting itself deliberately in the way of harm, all just to satisfy the populist sentiment that locking the doors will make the largest and most endowed country in the world safer. It just will not!

I am no constitutionalist, but I sure hope Abe Lincoln got it right.  The way this Trump is heading, is toward world wide chaos and he’s only been there a week.

Only a ego-maniac would stipulate that he wants the Queen of England to watch him play golf in Balmoral, and that’s just what he’s proposed.  I rest my case.

I just hope that the US constitution is safe and that the excesses of an individual whoever he/she may be are limited to prevent harm to the Constitution of the United States and to the welfare of the world at large.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump in Charge 2

To see Trump’s press officer demand that the press report that there were more people at the Trump inaugeration than any other PERIOD!

Are these guys completely crazy or what?

Does it even matter how many people turned up?

But asking your official mouthpiece to just talk delusional non sense, which further more is not only laughable but instantly proved to be so.  By the way I thought the mouthpiece was a very unpleasant individual who’s not going to win any popularity contests.

But there is a serious point here.  O.K. Trump is an egocentric populist but trying to force the press to report plain lies is not palatable for anyone, least of all a prominent leader of the so called free world.  Trump then continued his rhetoric of self delusion at the CIA H.Q..  This time he stated the press were calling him names and had fitted him up against the security services. He must know he’s about the most recorded and filmed man in the world – at least I hope he does.  It must follow that what he’s said earlier will be recorded not just for the weekend but for posterity.

We have to worry if the President of the United States is a pathalogical teller of untruths and a maker up of truly fantastic tales.  Yes he was democratically elected and he’s in the White House, but that doesn’t mean he’s beyond the truth.

We can’t suddenly scew the truth to suite this egocentric populist who is clearly either deliberately or perhaps through mental issues ignoring the truth. God help America, God help us all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump in charge

Yesterday Donald J Trump announced to the world a blatantly populist agenda that made little sense, though one could not mistake his basic message about putting America first.

I guess you can see the oversimplified idea, and there’s nothing wrong with simplicity.  The guy as they say is ‘off the wall’.  He shoots from the hip, I get the uncomfortable feeling that even when he does have time to prepare he doesn’t bother.  After all, the inaugural address of the President of the United States is a pretty big deal and yet Trump’s speech sounded like casual rhetoric with little or no effort to sound statesmanlike or even very thoughtful.

If that’s the measure of the man – the deal maker! – a man who lives in permanent ‘speak now think later land’, then the future will certainly have its surprises.   Some I’m sure will offend the liberal elite, but some will also be refreshing and new.

It’s the ‘new’ ideas that should excite us.  If Trump has a team of advisors who can rein in his off the cuff mentality, and support the positive ‘new’ ideas and initiatives then Trump’s years in office could well generate positive change and changes in international relations that can be seen to be open and move the world on.

Equally some of the extremer rhetoric and a sudden dash toward confrontation with Iran, and an inappropriate intervention on the Israeli/Palestinian issue and the world could go backward very quickly indeed.

‘Off the wall’ wouldn’t be many people’s idea of the core attributes of the President of the USA but that’s what we’ve got. Let’s hope that the great institutions of the American State can safeguard President Trump from his wilder ideas while at the same time accommodate the new and the exciting ideas that the deal maker may come up with.