Brewer's Droop #256
THE SALEM WITCH HUNT?
That’s how the current frenzy in the media (both traditional and social) make me feel – like I’ve been transported back to the 17th century and the mass hysteria which happened then.
Before I go any further let me VERY QUICKLY point out that I have NO political opinions outside of South Africa’s borders.
But I am worried. Seriously scared in fact with what’s going on. The next step will be lynch mobs.
The American people voted Trump in right? But the people who lost are tearing their hair and screaming their tonsils out about what an awful man he is. How come he won then?
Apart from his comments this (slow and painful) public assassination taking place (because that’s what it is) is a disgrace to the human race. Very few people seem to have remained in control of normal decency.
Celebrities I once admired are pouring bile and vitriol all over Trump. A couple of hysterical rants I’ve seen sugest they’ve lost all sense of decorum. And who the hell are some of these people? Just because they’ve had a few hit songs and/or movies they seem to believe that gives them automatic preacher rights.
They’re suddenly exulted to status way about the average American.
Miley Ray Cyrus said she’d leave the USA if Trump won – maybe that pushed him further into the lead but I don’t think she’s left yet. And Madonna? Well who cares about her (other than the CIA for her threats to blow up the White House).
Even Trevor Noah won’t stop the attacks on his show (maybe that’s what he’s been told to say) but, night after night, he’s ridiculing the President mercilessly. Maybe he deserves it but frankly, I’m sick of it. It just isn’t funny any more.
But apart from the boredom of it all, you then have the leftist snowflakes (the ‘Luvvies’) who foam at the mouth and rant – often without any regard to the accuracy of what they’re spewing forth.
They’re a scary lot. So worked up that they’ve totally lost their sanity.
By all means protest and make your opinions heard – that’s democracy after all. But they’re obssessed.
I suggest you all sit down (away from your Facebook pages) and have a nice cup of tea. Calm down and get your arguments in sensible and logic order. Just stop babbling incoherent nonsense and get a grip – organise your dissatisfaction in a civilised manner.
One lot are even going on about the length of his tie for crying out loud. The say it’s phallic and points to part of his anatomy it shouldn’t be! What???
In Britain, of course, there’s another lot who are letting their cocoa get cold because they’re losing the plot over Brexit. Remember? That was the decision to leave the EU which the majority of Brits voted in favour of leaving.
That’s it folks. It’s done and dusted. Britain’s leaving. Get used to the idea.
Meanwhile there are marches all over the world in support of the anti-Trump movement, the ant-Brexit decision, women’s rights, workers’ rights, fat people’s rights, knobbly-kneed men’s rights, ugly people’s rights and the fact that Toblerone has reduced the size of its chocolate bars (well, the last one’s fair enough).
Mark my words, no good will come of this passion to march, strike, scream obscenities and destroy public property. No good at all.
Meanwhile, back at home, the price of my favourite whisky is soaring through the roof. I think I’ll march and blame it on Trump or the Luvvies-against-alcohol brigade. Or maybe not. Perhaps I’ll just pour another one and shout at the TV.
After all, one has to get ones priorities right.