Sunday 24 January 2016

TrumpCam - The Anglo-American Fetish - Act I

I've been hibernating, keeping away from the goings-on in my kampung - and the spouse's kampung too.  I've figured I'll just have to sit back and observe in despair - as the Lunchais  and the whippersnappers get on with their circus and shenanigans.  Certainly, this is not a time fit for a Septuagenarian,.. a Senior Citizen..... an Old Fogey, a Diddy, a Warga Mas, a Geriatric .... a Superannuated codger and crone.

So, ......

But even geezers like Ash  have to sit up and glower at the mouthings of present (Cameron) and future (Trump) leaders of the Free World.  More and more I observe an outbreak of these modern ailments - "constipation"  of the brain and "diarrhoea" of the mouth.

There's firstly Donald Trump, the Prime Contender for the throne of the Presidency in the US of A.

Repeating his wild suggestion for eliminating terrorism in his country would just be more publicity for his bigotry.  Perhaps a look at what he's made of would be more illuminating, to understand why the world has become what it is - especially in the geo-politics of the Middle East.

When Whites and Christians and non-Muslims express their racism, extremism and bigotry they are regarded as merely offensive and crazy.  Most devious of all:  their views and practices are just an aberration, a little blip on a spotless and civilized culture.

For instance, in the case of The Holocaust, we have the Holocaust deniers - but there are also the mollifiers, who deem the Holocaust as deviant and unrepresentative of European-Christian culture.  I reckon it is far easier for them to demonise and pulverize Muslims because the latter have no political and financial clout.  And best of all for the West - Muslims are hopelessly divided, they are their own worst enemies.  ( PS just like my bangsa Melayu)

DONALD TRUMP  - and his true colours.

Firstly, take the big news about Trump here in Britain:

.......  and here are the reasons why.

1.  According to the powers-that-be in the British Parliament  .....



Secondly, why should anyone condemn a man with such a fervent and relevant religious faith?  After all, we have his own word for this:

Not only that ......

This can be seen in the company he keeps.......

Thirdly, Donald Trump is no maverick outsider:

 There have been outbursts of dismay and anger in the United States about Trump's display of bigotry.  Concerned Americans and other Americaphiles have been very vocal in denouncing him, saying that his "incivility, his racism, his phobia about everything .... is un-American".  They claim Trump does not  not represent  "American values".

As for the meaning of "American values", it all depends on how susceptible you are to a belief in myths, and on the severity of your myopia  (or the  'inability to see distant objects clearly').

But do read the above article from Counterpunch - which should help to remove the scales from one's eyes. 

Here's an extract: 

Fourthly, Trump's opinion and bigotry are not new or outrageous.  They are also practised  by
their closest ally, Israel.

Finally, why should Muslims and non-Muslims be surprised?

But that is America.   What about here in my spouse's kampung?   Well, some would say it's not much better.   Take the Great British Prime Minister David Cameron ......

Here's an appetiser by Steve Bell, one of the best satirist-cartoonists from The Guardian 18 January 2016

TrumpCam - An Anglo - American Fetish

See you later in February.

1 comment:

Bruce Wilson said...

There's currently a rift among the apostles and prophets of Peter Wagner's NAR, with some backing Trump (is Donald Trump 'prophetic' ?, muses Rick Joyner) and even holding him up as God's 'trumpet', a secular righteous strongman like King Cyrus of old, and a capable 'street fighter' to boot (Joyner).

Lance Wallnau and Os Hillman (who I've personally met, odd story) are backing Trump too. But IHOP head Mike Bickle, who says God sent Hitler, has thrown his not inconsiderable weight to Ted Cruz.

So, the two leading Republican candidates are openly backed by would-be theocrats (or, if you will 'dominionists' or 'Christian supremacists'). The typically supine American media ignores this fact.

But the media ignore a lot.

For example, on the foreign policy front there's much opprobrium heaped on Bush the younger. But as far as I can tell, the Clinton years yielded an even bigger civilian body count, only that was in Africa - where during the 1990s and 2000s rampages of US allies such as Uganda and Rwanda, many millions perished in the DR Congo and across the wider great lakes area of Sub-Saharan Africa. Of course, during the Clinton years American and NATO activity managed to kill an estimated 500,000 Iraqi children too.

I happened across the Africa story back in early 2009 while poking into the African activities of Rick Warren, a Peter Wagner protégé (see: note: the Obama inauguration should be "January 20, 2009", not "2008").

A few years later, I received my paperback copy (acid free paper, superb printing job that stubbornly resists my repeated readings and bad habit of dog-earing pages) of a certain book concerning God's armies. It's part of my evolving hobby of acquiring books that might, if they ever gained wider notice, shift the political discourse. Another such book is "Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil" by Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett.

Figuring out how the neo-evangelicals (what they sometimes call themselves) ally with secular power, military and corporate, is dizzying in the details, and the project would be quite overwhelming if not for previously blazed trails.