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At the time of writing, it is being said that tens of thousands of people, up and down the country, are intending to protest at the presence of Donald Trump on our shores. Again, absolutely fine and dandy.
Trump isn’t high on my own personal list of people I like either. I am uncertain how much that is said about him is true and how much is false but, I tend to err on the side of believing much of it, if only because he actually tweets most of it.
Speaking of Trump tweets, he fired off a broadside at London Mayor Khan just as Air Force One was coming in to land at Stansted Airport.
While I find myself, usually, either shocked or amused by his tweets, there are occasions when he does actually ‘nail it’ so to speak.
Trump tweeted about the London Mayor: “who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly “nasty” to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom. He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me……”
Now, I have to say, albeit Trump’s tweet it is far from the usual diplomatic style we were used to before he came on the scene, Khan is about as popular as a dose of measles with many Londoners so, to be honest, he really should be focusing on the alarming rise in knife crime on our streets than pontificating about Trump.
Trump’s tweet then continued : “….Kahn reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has also done a terrible job – only half his height. In any event, I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit. Landing now!”
I have absolutely no idea who de Blasio is – other than now knowing he is the Mayor of New York – so I can’t comment on whether he is, or isn’t dumb and incompetent. Khan, however, does seem to be increasingly so.
You are The Mayor of London Sadiq. Try acting like it, for once. Try focusing on the problems of London and not involving yourself in squabbles that are, frankly, way above your pay grade.
Now, back to the protests that are planned.
Where were these tens of thousands of people, up and down the country, when the Saudi Prince turned up? Where were they when the Chinese leader came?
That is where the hypocrisy comes in.
The Saudi and Chinese regimes are blatantly worse than Trump. Those regimes are absolutely appalling. They make Trump look more like Mother Theresa than the lunatic he can be.
Why were there not tens of thousands out protesting against Blighty allowing the heads of these regimes to come on over?
I’ll tell you why.
Britain’s offended generation are too busy screaming about Trump. Trump is from a country with a similar culture to our own. A country that is, to all intents and purpose, like ours, a liberal democracy.
They won’t come out in droves to protest against the Saudi or Chinese regime because then, they will have to admit that some ‘cultures’ are unacceptable in a western liberal democracy.
They can’t do that can they? If they do, then they would be admitting the cultural difficulties within our borders.
Mayor Sadiq Khan, and people of his ilk, are the true fascists.
They don’t actually like America at all. They view the USA as a colonial power. They hate the fact that the USA is, arguably, still the most powerful country on the planet. They hate the USA and all the USA stands for.
They won’t protest against leaders of some of the most abhorrent regimes on the planet visiting our shores, but they will protest against the President of our closest and dearest ally.
Yes, it has to be said, Trump is a magnet for these protesters. Yes, he does bring it on himself somewhat. That is why nobody who believes in our liberal democracy has any problem with people protesting against his visit.
The problem is simply the hypocrisy of the protesters.
What ever else the protesters have, they have hypocrisy by the bucket full.
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