Monday 18 June 2018

Trump Card - Isolate the Kids from their Parents

Does Taking the Kids Take the Cake?

For the last 48 hours or so we have seen pictures of crying children and heard general disgust expressed at this latest aspect of immigration policy. It almost reminds me of the poor naked girl in Vietnam fleeing with burning American napalm on her back. Ironically, she ended up in the USA - maybe there is hope.

We are quite used to politicians clutching at any opportunity to be photographed holding a baby or child during an election. But this? Come on Mr. President and come on Kellyanne. Really? I mean, really? You actually tried to imply that it might bring people to the table?

Are they to be considered just more American collateral damage?

I can only think of one thing worse. Take away Trump's phone or his Twitter account. Then watch the crying! "Some big mean man took my phone. I want it back! This isn't fair! I want my Mommy!"

I want to say "God help you" but I suspect you will face that other ultimate judge.

The Brewster

Thursday 14 June 2018

Trump Walks Out on Friends

Trump's Condition is Quite Common

The President has recently walked out on his friends and allies. He also left North Korea with apparently nothing in return for what he gave. This is a common condition for men of his vintage. I believe it is known as Premature Evacuation.

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Trump and Kim Jong-Un

A Lesson from the Past

Does anyone see the parallel in Trump's visit and treatment of Kim, and Joe Kennedy's view of Hitler? Britain had already seen through Hitler and declared war on Germany but good old Joe thought he could buy off the dictator. He went to see the top man but failed. Trump made it.

Both Kennedy and earlier Chamberlain were charmed by Adolf and a policy of basically sucking up to him. It failed.

I saw this in a recent documentary about the Kennedy family. Perhaps Donald should watch it. Ironically there was also a nuclear race back then. Both Germany and the United States were pursuing what was then the Atomic Bomb. Germany was also developing the rocket technology to deliver it. Thankfully the USA managed to recruit the German experts for its own use and fly them home.

This is eerily similar to today except that largely because of that technology the USA is still ahead of North Korea. At the end of World War II it trailed Germany. Some day it could also trail North Korea - especially with the help of China. 

Where would the world be today if Germany had won the rocket / Atomic race? Where will it be if Kim wins this one?

The Brewster

Saturday 2 June 2018

Rosanne, Trump etc.

The Difference between Fun and Nasty

There is a lot being made about Rosanne's comments, her show and naturally, the current President. I have never had any respect for this person (the actress but OK the President as well) - simply crass with no class. She is not funny to me. Perhaps she is to many others. Fine. They probably voted Trump.

A lot is also said about how her show was such a novel one - soap box podium for the Right. Really? No-one seems to be mentioning the immensely popular and very controversial show "All in the Family" with Archie Bunker and the subsequent "Archie Bunker's Place." The shows made some of the stuff on Rosanne seem mild by comparison. Archie specialized in all kinds of racial, gay and homophobic, male chauvinist remarks just for starters that simply made everyone laugh.

It was actually based upon a British sitcom called "'Till Death Us Do Part" both created by Johnny Speight. In this case the Archie character was Alf Garnett. The difference in all cases was the humour. They made even the victims smile and when the actors were interviewed in person, it was obvious they were only role playing on the shows.

Rosanne is not. What you see is what you get and I for one, don't like it. Her mockery of the anthem and the spitting said it all.

Right back at you lady. You belong in a Walmart video.

The Brewster