Saturday, June 1, 2019

London's mayor assails Trump

When the mayor of a foreign city reads off the president of the United States (where I live), there is something galling in it. How come London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, can retail point after point about the president due to visit London Monday, but the politicians and other wannabe sages on Trump's home sod scuff and toe the sand beneath their feet? They are clapped in confused and confusing double-talk cuffs. They are cowards that would be praised for 'principle' and 'care.'

Yes, I can retail the knee-jerk responses, but it is nonetheless galling ... and little wonder that Americans are left angrier than they were a few moments ago.
Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat. The far right is on the rise around the world, threatening our hard-won rights and freedoms and the values that have defined our liberal, democratic societies for more than seventy years. Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Matteo Salvini in Italy, Marine Le Pen in France and Nigel Farage here in the UK are using the same divisive tropes of the fascists of the 20th century to garner support, but are using new sinister methods to deliver their message. And they are gaining ground and winning power and influence in places that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.


  1. The criticism of Trump by the mayor London galls you. You’re getting ready for Trump’s Geheime Staats Poleze? Wisdom before valor.

  2. "'The Ugly American' – a phrase made famous by the 1958 political novel about U.S. policy in Southeast Asia by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer – can no longer refer just to the prototypical loud, ignorant American. Today the title has taken on a real human face, and that is the face of Donald Trump."

    You step in a deep pile of shit, it's all over your shoes. Getting frustrated, angry or embarassed is a waste. Attempts to clean the shoes is a waste. All you can do is get new shoes, ASAP.

  3. If you found that the anti-Trump sentiments of Sadiq Khan irritating then how did the demonstration in London make you feel?

    “Tens of Thousands Flood Streets in UK to Protest Trump and 'Everything He Stands For”

    "’The protests will be about Trumpism: about confronting a resurgent global far right, defending the rights of women and minorities, fighting the climate emergency, opposing the threat of war.’
    “by Jake Johnson, staff writer”
    Published Tuesday, June 04, 2019 by Common Dreams

    Personally, I don’t object to mass anti-Trump demonstrations or personal anti-Trump editorials. I am not sure how much good either could have done. However I wish I was in an effective political network to raise money for and awareness of a good candidate to oppose Trump and elect Senators who commit to convicting Trump if he retains the Presidency in the 2020 elections.