Bomb the Bastards?

On the day when the US Secretary of State says that attempts are being made to hold talks with North Korea, Numpty Trumpty tells him – via Twitter, of course – not to waste his breath trying to negotiate peace for the world’s sake. Presumably Tillerson will be the latest through the revolving door if he doesn’t do what he’s told. This could be his replacement

I despair. How can this idiot be the leader of the country that likes to think of itself as the major power in the free world? How can someone so manifestly unsuited to be a political leader blag his way into such a powerful position? What kind of electoral system allows someone who received 3 million fewer votes than his opponent to ‘win’ an election and impose his stupidity not only on his own country but on the rest of the world? Does he not realise that two lunatics leading their countries into a fight with nuclear weapons could result in the world being destroyed? Does he even care?

Am I being overly melodramatic? Maybe, but if the US President’s only approach to international diplomacy is to go to war, WW3 could be closer than we think. I hope that diplomacy can re-establish some sense of balance, but as Numpty has surrounded himself with a mixture of pugilistic cretins and sycophantic cowards, that may be a forlorn hope. He may not believe in climate change, but I’d appreciate it if he would give the world the opportunity to find out if he is right. Mutually assured destruction isn’t an attractive long term proposition, is it?

Sorry for the rant, but I needed to vent my fear and anger at what that idiot is doing! A couple of recent cartoons sum up for me what these two supposed leaders are up to: 

© Toronto Star









Hopefully common sense will prevail, both in Washington and Pyongyang, but reading today’s news is a depressing prospect. I’m not by any stretch of the imagination a political blogger, as you can no doubt tell, but I’m a citizen of the world who is really worried about what is happening around us. Of course I know that political leaders often say things they either don’t mean, or which will never become reality, and I very much hope that this is what is happening here. I would hope and expect that, behind the public sabre rattling, diplomatic attempts are being made to defuse a potentially ruinous situation. Should I be holding my breath for a diplomatic solution? If not, well, it’s been a pleasure knowing you.

29 thoughts on “Bomb the Bastards?

  1. Osyth October 3, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Macho posturing gone mad. I don’t believe it will come to anything at all (except ironically that the Chinese may step in to support the US and try to quel old Kim). I honestly think that as hard as it may feel, it is fruitless growing grey hairs over a pair of ball-less wonders revealing their sadly lacking tackle. They will grunt and roar and there is so much more that we really need to be concerned about. War is not on the horizon. In my opinion.

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    • Clive October 3, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      I hope you’re right. Part of me says it’s just another symptom of Trump’s mental state: incapable of concentrating on one thing for any length of time, throwing out all kinds of crap to divert people’s attention from his government’s failure to achieve anything, innate bullying nature making him play ‘mine’s bigger than yours’ games. But another part of me says that there are two lunatic leaders with no one to restrain them, and anything could happen xx

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      • Osyth October 3, 2017 / 8:19 pm

        I think you need to take stock and understand that the President has little power of his own (which feeds this one’s rabid nature) … honestly, Clive I really do think we need to worry about other things than these two spitting fools xx

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      • Clive October 3, 2017 / 8:30 pm

        Fair enough. I just hope we see him being removed in a straitjacket sometime soon 😊 xx

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  2. Bernadette October 3, 2017 / 10:49 am

    When two world leaders are egomaniacs with very dangerous toys at their disposal it is time to worry big time. As a citizen of the U.S. my hope is that somehow we can impeach our Twitter Leader.

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    • Clive October 3, 2017 / 11:06 am

      It’s so very scary. As a citizen of the world I share your hope, but the alternatives don’t exactly fill me with confidence either!

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      • Bernadette October 3, 2017 / 11:37 am

        I know, I know…. Hard to be a U.S. citizen right now.

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  3. helen meikle's scribblefest October 3, 2017 / 12:32 am

    ‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.’
    What are the good people in the US doing to stop this insanity? In your country and mine, Clive, voters would have made such a fuss that the Party would have removed him by now for their own survival.Despite their claim to being the world’s greatest democracy, Americans seem strangely loath to stand up for themselves.

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    • Clive October 3, 2017 / 8:10 am

      As I said in the piece, there is a lot of cowardice around. But Trump’s election has also brought out the far right, who feel legitimised in much the same way it happened here after our referendum. Someone needs to make a stand before it’s too late.


  4. Still the Lucky Few October 2, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    I am sometimes overwhelmed with feelings of fear and anger (thanks, Endardoo) and sad that all of the young people of the world are in so much danger of not living out their lives. I don’t think we worriers are over reacting. So that’s my fear. My anger, on the other hand, is reserved for those in the US electorate (the base) who still support Trump in spite of the lunacy he displays. They are still giving him his power. It’s self destructive madness!

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    • Clive October 2, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Fear and anger are what I feel too (Enda was quoting my words back to me there). I share your anger at the people who have legitimised Trump’s lunacy, narcissism, misogyny, racism etc – they start with the cowards I mentioned in the piece but extend to the much wider support base he has somehow established. It seems blindingly obvious to me that anyone with two brain cells to rub together should see him for what he is, but they don’t. That’s a really frightening prospect to me, and I really do fear for the future of the world if he is allowed to continue.


    • Clive October 2, 2017 / 10:18 am

      I think we should all be worried. Two lunatics taunting each other doesn’t make for a safe world, does it!

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      • Stevie Turner October 2, 2017 / 10:22 am

        No, you’re absolutely right there. Every night I watch the news to see what the pair of them have said/done. They’re so unpredictable and neither one wants to lose face, so the taunting can only escalate. Worrying times.

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      • Clive October 2, 2017 / 10:24 am

        Indeed. I just hope they can both be made to see sense before it is too late.

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  5. lifelessons October 2, 2017 / 9:54 am

    You are not overreacting. These two have us all scared to death. It is clear they are crazy. What I can’t understand is why our other legislators have not removed this lunatic. Their actions are indefensible.

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    • Clive October 2, 2017 / 10:17 am

      I’m both glad and sorry to hear that! I think the reason Trump is still there is the cowardice I referred to in the piece. I just hope they come to their senses before it is too late.

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      • lifelessons October 2, 2017 / 10:19 am

        We all do, Clive. Thanks for you impassioned and articulate essay on the matter.

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      • Clive October 2, 2017 / 10:24 am

        Thank you for your kind words. I have to say it felt more like a rant than an essay to me, though 😊

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  6. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC October 2, 2017 / 9:38 am

    When I saw this on this week’s Senior Salon I debated whether to click or not. Your title let me know I would no doubt agree – and I do – but my heart is in shards over this horror of a being already (not I omitted “human”). It’s after 4AM and I need to go to bed, not to rile myself up.

    At this point I’m grateful we’re not stuck with the Pencil – as a white supremacist ideologue he is even scarier to me than the madman with his twitter finger on nobody’s pulse but his own – but it’s past time for the GOP to wake up and oust the lot of them. Before it is too late.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

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    • Clive October 2, 2017 / 10:14 am

      Thanks for clicking through, I’m glad you did. I think you’re right about Pence, he is a potentially worse alternative if Trump is impeached or is forever to resign. I just hope he isn’t so trigger happy.

      The title for the piece is a line from the video clip. If you haven’t watched it, it’s worth it: a view of the States from the 1980s which is just as true today, sadly.

      Hope you manage to sleep well 😊 xx

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      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC October 2, 2017 / 9:45 pm

        Thanks, Clive. I doubt the Pencil is as trigger happy, but my fear is that he will be more effective pushing through heinous legislation here because he appears sane – which obviously cannot be said about our current not-my-president.

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      • Clive October 3, 2017 / 8:06 am

        I think he’s dangerous, but in a very different way. He might not cause a war but he’d still take America back decades. His lack of sanity is of a different nature! xx

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      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC October 3, 2017 / 8:50 am

        MANY decades. I want the entire GOP out of our hair, actually. I consider myself a Progressive because I take the term literally.


  7. endardoo October 2, 2017 / 9:11 am

    Fear and anger … I think that captures the feelings of the zillions of us looking on helplessly at this evolving spectacle Clive

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    • Clive October 2, 2017 / 9:29 am

      I didn’t think I was alone in feeling those, Enda!

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