A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed. So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief. Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever. I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility – for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman. But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is – his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty. Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers. And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults – he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness. There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface. Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront. Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul. And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist. Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that. He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat. He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege. And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully. That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead. There are unspoken rules to this stuff – the Queensberry rules of basic decency – and he breaks them all. He punches downwards – which a gentleman should, would, could never do – and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless – and he kicks them when they are down. So the fact that a significant minority – perhaps a third – of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think ‘Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that: • Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are. • You don’t need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man. This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss. After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum. God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid. He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart. In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws – he would make a Trump. And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish: ‘My God… what… have… I… created?' If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.” -Nate White
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If you make the mistake of taking a swing at me, I will defend myself, hand out naps and extract your teeth, one by one.
Especially if you're a fat slobby mentally ill Karen magahole.
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The horror unleashed by Israel has brought tragedy to Palestinians and devastation to Gaza - and fear to Arabs across the world
After the pogrom in Gaza, the angel of death is licking his lips
There is no moral justification for killing, kidnapping and torturing innocent civilians. We must say a clear ‘no’ -Reverend William Barber
See what I mean? Interchangeable and indistinguishable.
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Twitter is officially useless thanks to mis/dis information and over all crapification of the platform. Every decision since the fat chud has made since he bought the it, seems to have been made to lose all investor value.
Every zionist seems to have ignored and discounted the repercussions of the past eight decades of apartheid. Clearly palestinians have no right to defend them selves and should agree to be tortured and slaughtered in their caves. The zionists have sowed these seeds since 1948. They thought they could abuse palestinians in perpetuity, on their terms.
Here's the rub. It takes two to tango. No one is clean in this conflict and the zionists left hamas no choice. No choice at the UN, and not at the negotiating table. As long as there was land to steal, arabs to kill and free US tax payer dollars, weapons and intelligence, there was never going to be peace. Yea, I know you don't want to hear that. Here is something else: the zionist wargasm will leave the state weaker than before and apartheid states never end well. This was a fuck up of their own making.
"Killing civilians in pursuit of human rights is never the answer." Yep. that's true. Is that an israeli quote or palestinian? I've read that sentiment from both sides. Substitute 'zionist' with 'palestinian' in many extremist tweets and they would be indistinguishably true.
But what is indisputable, is that what hamas did was horrifically wrong. Morally, ethically - any scale you wish - it was wrong. So will be the zionist' response. Eye for an eye, a kingdom of the blind. Bibi has yearned for a war with iran for years and this is his casus belli. Someone is getting nuked.
No good will come from this and there are no heros.