No doubt bloggers of all kinds will give their views and there is nothing wrong with that.
I watched the full Inauguration process for the first time today – all two hours of it. I have seen the ‘swearing in’ many times before, but only the actual ‘moment’ of the swearing in.
I must admit to have been quite touched by the ceremony, even to the extent of slight ‘tears in the eyes’. Am I a sucker? Perhaps.
But did not Trump, in his speech, blast the ineffective Washington Elite? “Thay talk but do nothing”, he said.
To my mind, the critical promise that the President Elect makes is ‘to uphold the Constitution of the USA’. Nothing is more important. In the recent past, attempts have been made to ‘re-define’ the Constitution, especially about ‘the right to bear arms’. It has been said that ‘the right to bear arms’ meant only controlled rights by the Elite.
But we must leave that aside.
I think that Trump has a vision, but he does not actually spell it out fully. I think that he sees ‘protectionism’ as a necessary precursor to generosity. America must use its own resources and labour, of which there are plenty, even though it is possible to get those resources from China, or somewhere, cheaper. Only a strong America can be generous.
Also, he decried Education in America. As I recall, vaguely, he said that young people come out of Education knowing nothing. That cannot be true for most students. It is the flotsam and jetsam of ‘gender studies’ and such, which produce emotions rather than knowledge.
Tobacco Control has used the equivalent of ‘gender studies’ to promote its own continuity. Nothing is real. Studies imply ‘infinite life’ for non-smokers.
I doubt that Trump has the POWER to demolish the Healthism construct, and it may be true that he has no stomach for it. But he has courage, of which there is no doubt.
I was amazed by his inaugural speech. He did not talk in platitudes. He did not preach. He just said that ‘Washington blatherings’ in words will no longer do. ‘ACTION’ is the important thing. I think that there were a lot of frozen smiles on the faces of Obama et al.
Strangely enough, I liked Obama, and even more strangely, I actually liked Cameron when he first became PM. It took some time for me to realise that he was just a tool of The Elite. Did he know that he was a tool? His history reveals that he was an artificial creation, and nothing that he authorised was human. The treatment of smokers has been nasty and vicious. To put it simply, Cameron was THE BORG, and so was Blair.
It is hard to fight against it. The BORG cannot be reasoned with.
I vaguely see a situation where, post Brexit, holiday makers will be forbidden to import more than 200 cigs. That is what the law was a decade or so ago, or even longer. Australia still has such a childish law. But the massive development of tourism must preclude detailed examination of baggage. I remember in 1957 how customs in Dover required my panniers to be laid out on a shelf so that they could be opened and examined had Customs wished to do so. Imagine the chaos today if similar practices ruled today.
It is obvious beyond imagining that THE PEOPLE of England and the UK must get to grips with the idea that individuals who stand for Parliament are NOT ‘fit persons’.