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As a result, they had much in common with us common people. They were, indeed, us. That, I’ve always supposed, is were the saying ‘a government of the people for the people’ must have come from.
If it didn’t it should have.
For an awfully long time now we seem to have a different breed in politics. Career politicians.
Often they’ve studied politics or something related at a university. Then they join the party of their choice, rapidly rise through the ranks before finally getting elected. Often they find themselves in some senior political job.
They haven’t got a clue. Not the foggiest. They’ve spent their entire lives in a political bubble and have no idea what it is like to actually work for a living in the real world, or, come to that, even live in the real world.
Oddly, Trump is an exception to this new political order. He isn’t a career politician. He was a businessman who lost more money than he inherited through his business dealings. Fortunately for him, he inherited so much it didn’t matter really.
So, the one major political figure going against the grain of career politician is a chap who is just as dumb as they are based on his business dealings at least. He probably fits right in then.
It always amazes me how career politicians are so determined that they know best and, if we deign to disagree we are – politically naive/ racist/sexist/uneducated – delete as applicable.
Over here in Blighty, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, Dianne Abbott, is a case in point. Recently in an article in The Guardian – it might have been some other newspaper but who cares? – she claimed most people who didn’t want her to be Home Secretary, should Labour be elected to government, didn’t want her to fill that role because she was black and a woman.
No dear. It’s because you are a thicko. You are so clearly not up to the job we wouldn’t trust you to clean our windows. Not even just the downstairs ones.
Boris Johnson is another. Foreign Secretary? Good grief. How can Britain expect to be taken remotely seriously when we have an upper-class overgrown schoolboy representing us abroad?
Britain’s Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is so clearly intentionally presiding over the demise of our free National Health Service you have to wonder whether the fact he looks so much like a replicant out of a Sci-fi film is because he is, in fact, a replicant out of a Sci-fi film, therefore, has no need of a free health service. Just the odd upgrade to his micro-chip brain.
Apart from the obvious, Trump, Hillary Clinton, Obama and so forth, I know next to nothing about American politicians.
Are yours as disastrously wrapped in their career politician bubble as ours are?
I’m certain we must have some ‘normal people’ in our government or opposition but, if we do, they never seem to get any media attention.
All we ever get are the same old clones mouthing the same old platitudes.
Some nutter – I have no idea who – once claimed our leaders are actually lizards in human skin. I can only assume he watched that dreadful American Sci-fi show ‘V’ some years back whilst smoking dope or something. Daft as his theory may be I doubt, in the unlikely eventuality it proved to be the case, it would make the slightest difference.
Career politicians might as well be trained chimpanzees for the difference it would make.
Mind you, trained, or indeed untrained chimpanzees would probably be smarter than your average career politician.