Taking Sides against Dictators

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I  quite openly admit to having pinched the piece above from my friend Scottie of  https://scottiestoybox.com/, when I read it in the context of the elections due in the U.S.A in November 2020 I thought to myself surely most of these are basic human rights that should be granted rather than fought for these days..Surely we have enlightened Government if not enlightened management over our major businesses.

Not so here. Following the end of the Obama era Government, one of enlightenment and the attempt to establish a National Health Service for everyone which was bitterly rejected as being Socialism, the election was won by the joke.There was a groundswell of reaction against his opponent  for having the temerity to be a woman but in the end Hillary Clinton still polled 3,000.000 more votes than Trump but lost on Electoral  College votes.

Trump himself has a base of Evangelists who see him  as preparing for the second coming if not as the second coming itself. They have managed to brush off everything he’s done that flies in the face if the Church because of the promise he holds for them. Trump has befriended (or attempted to) every dictator on the face of the Earth, Xi Jinping of China, Kim Jong Un of North Korea, Vladamir Putin of Russia, Abdullah Aziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia and his nephew guilty of arranging the death of a reporter living and working in America.Dismembered alive, Bashar al Assad of Syria, Recep Erdogan of Turkey and I think Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela. There may be more. In befriending the above he has managed to insult one way or another all off the typical allies of the United States.Though it’s possible that the UK are OK because maybe our new PM wants to model himself on Trump and his far right ideology. Women’s rights are being dispensed with, Nazi’s and KKK are welcomed and hard fought for legislation for the Environment has been overturned. The people of America have been told that Trump has full power to do as he wishes as long as he’s President, the President is above the Law.It seems one of the things he likes to do is play golf( a lot ) at his own club while charging his own Secret Service guards full price to stay there. That bill is charged to the Government but guess where the profit is going.

At the moment the Country is in Lockdown to the Coronavirus Emergency and Gongress has put forward a rescue package that for some reason includes billions for helping the biggest firms. Trump has removed the  oversight part of that money from Congress. I can only imagine why though for once I won’t be guessing that he can use the money to pay off yet another girlfriend. Trump wants to take a chance on the Coronavirus settling down so he can order a return to work after Easter to kick start the economy. Trouble is that’s quite likely to cause a second surge of Coronavirus victims when the hospitals won’t be able to cope.He seems to be quite happy to risk the elderly since they’re not required to work. He must get back to normality to start his election process that’s if there’s going to be an election and it hasn’t been cancelled because of an Emergency, like Biden is polling better than him. He likes to remind people the Army love him, we might end up finding out if that’s true.                                                                                                          Please take the greatest care of yourselves in the weeks and months to come. We,ll all get over Coronavirus and be able to go out and enjoy ourselves. No need to carry on flying the kids off the end of a piece of string from the garage roof and telling them to watch for Mary Poppins. Love Each Other, Hug Each Other but only when it’s safe please.

About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J.
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24 Responses to Taking Sides against Dictators

  1. jilldennison says:

    Thank you, my friend, for this heartfelt piece … thank you for caring. Here in the U.S., we have a madman at the helm. He is, has always been, a wanna-be dictator, and the current crisis seems almost to have played right into his hand. I strongly suspect that every effort will be made to ensure he remains in office — one way or another — and I only hope the people of this nation will not allow that to happen, but my hope that the people have what it takes to stop it from happening diminishes almost daily. Your line about Mary Poppins brought a smile, as did your reminder to love each other, hug each other.
    Cwtch

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    • davidprosser says:

      I think if his supporters are anxious for him to be their for-ever leader it’s a dream that will crash and burn the very first time they don’t see eye to eye with him. He will stamp down in his very heavy boots before he has a tantrum and then has a group of them shot……..just because he can.
      Cwtch

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      • jilldennison says:

        It seems as if his supporters are more than willing to sacrifice their own values to accommodate his lack of values, but let us hope that sometime between now and November they wake up and take off their rose-coloured glasses. Sigh.
        Cwtch

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  2. GP Cox says:

    Circumstances are different – you’re comparing apples and oranges to suit your political preferences. This pandemic is no time for political egos – on either side. Jeez, I’m glad I’m independent!

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    • davidprosser says:

      Sorry G.P you”re right. Circumstances are different but in the history of America I couldn’t find an equivalent. Ifc you’ve watched his performance from the start of the Coronavirus where he sad it was a cold,then no worse than the flu, then under 15 cases and going down he’s not been prepared like a leader to face the problem and make things right. They are still not right but no thanks to him are getting there.He is not interested in the care of the people but only in having people sing his praises.If he loses the election see how many stories come out from Newspapers currently afraid to print the truth,
      Hugs No offence to you my friend, we just have differing viewpoints.

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      • GP Cox says:

        I can understand it though. People are still treating like past viruses we’ve gotten from China and have the attitude “It can’t happen to me” Down here in FL, the beaches are still getting packed – despite close orders and a stat-wide ‘stay at home’ order. What do they have to do to get through to some – martial law?

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      • davidprosser says:

        I saw the Spring Break pictures from there and I was amazed the Governor hadn’t called out the National Guard to send the kids home again. I know it would be hard on hotels, cafes, restaurants and gift shops but it might have kept hospitals clear. I think your Governor was not one of the convinced at the start though. We have police on the borders between Wales and England turning back anyone coming here on holiday. I’ve just been told that we’ve reached 3000+ in deaths and I’m to stay indoors for the next 12 weeks so I hope that’s the first peak passed now.
        Stay well

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    • Marushka says:

      Hello there friend, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I don’t know what side of the Atlantic you’re writing from, but let me say: access to healthcare isn’t a question of political ego. It’s not political ego to say that the U.S. needs to face up to the social and economic injustices that lead to – coincidentally – spread of covid-19 through workplaces because people don’t have paid leave. It’s not political ego to institute economic reform so people aren’t destitute and bankrupted by a few weeks of shelter-in-place orders (or other disasters). Epidemics don’t care about politics, it’s true – but I can tell you it is preferable to suffer sickness under a government that has genuine social wellbeing policies in place.

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      • davidprosser says:

        I think you were writing for G.P there Marushka, I’ll let him respond if he comes back.He hails from the United States while I hail from the United Kingdom which may end up as America. Jnr if Boris has his way.Thanks for finding the time to visit and comment. Not the normal bill of fare for the Buthidars today.
        Hugs

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      • Marushka says:

        Thank you for the clarification and your kind words! Yes I’ve been watching Boris Johnson’s efforts with dismay – but I hope for the best for you. Stay safe.

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  3. jilldennison says:

    Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    Sometimes we are so mired in the muck of our own troubles that we cannot, as the old saying goes, “see the forest for the trees”. Our friend David in the UK, however, has a quite clear view of the state of our nation today, and I’d like to share it with you this afternoon. Thank you, David, for your clarity and also for caring.

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  4. Nan says:

    You definitely see things as they are. In fact, MUCH better than many Americans. Great post!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. inavukic says:

    Having lived under Socialism in former Yugoslavia I can say that only very wealthy countries can afford it otherwise it creates very rich and very poor, public hospital system becomes the pits and often inhumane, corruption thrives in order to secure oneself decent human rights, those on top create slaves among the people…to afford socialism that spreads good quality of life for all you must have a deep and almost bottomless pocket of government Treasury and those pockets can only be filled by good business that pays taxes etc, forget about international loans that used to be tapped into by most – that well has just about dried up I think

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    • davidprosser says:

      What was once a very wealthy country has only the Industrial giants left with the coal and oil and maybe land barons.They’re determined that taxes shouldn’t apply to them and the responsibility falls on those made poor by other’s greed.
      Massive Hugs Ina.

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  6. Keith says:

    Thanks David and Scottie. We should remind folks the end does not justify the means. When America’s president is not trusted by 64% of Europeans, primarily because he treats autocrats better than allied elected leaders, he lies more than he does not, he has not respected relationships by not communicating changes that impact all, he has placed tariffs on friends, he has sided with Russia and Saudi Arabia against American interests and then there is extorting Ukraine for personal gain,

    As our friend from Lichtenstein said, she could not believe ir was only 64%. I agree. Keith

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    • Keith says:

      PS – I did not finish my sentence in the first paragraph. When…, then America is just another country. It no longer can be considered a global leader. If we told American and British soldiers at the end of WWII, that the leader of the democratic western world 75 years later is the German chancellor, they would not believe you.

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      • davidprosser says:

        If the feelings of the people were that their interests now lay in another direction I could understand the attitude. But, this appears to be the actions and opinions of just one man. and a few of his cabinet maybe but not his base.Is this his mission from Putin, to break Europe up? His report will read’Must try harder’.He can’t even lay claim to the UK since that was started before his reign of charm came into existence.When does the diplomacy start. Of more interest, when does he start caring about American citizens more than his golf score.
        Thanks Keith
        Hugs

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      • Keith says:

        David, the president cares about only one thing far more than anything else. It is how his decisions are made. That thing is his himself and perceptions thereof. Let’s take a very easy issue. Trump had his doctor report that he was a little taller, so his weight would not be classified as making him obese. And, he wanted to make this guy the head of the VA.

        Keith

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  7. 1EarthUnited says:

    Fascinating to see that it took a crisis of this magnitude to implement all the necessary social net policies which Bernie had advocated for. If we had medicare for all in place, more ppl would have been saved by free and early testing. With a fair living wage, the entire financial structure would be more stable as more ppl would have enough savings to see them thru this crisis, rather than mired in bureaucratic gridlock of claiming unemployment, food stamps, and waiting for “Trump checks” handouts. I pray the gov’t has learned from this tragedy, although I highly doubt it. Western gov’ts are reactive as opposed to socialist who are more proactive and caring of their citizens.

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thanks for your comment. I agree with you.If the election were tomorrow and between Bernie and Trump I think Bernie could win despite his policies. I can’t help but wonder what would have happened had this virus come along 2 years into Obama’s last sitting. Maybe there would be a full health service in place now.I’ve known for years that it’s wrong to have an unfeeling , profit craving group of Insurance Companies in charge of a Nation’s health able to dictate treatment based on cost over the advice of a doctor.
      Hugs.

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  8. MELewis says:

    How lovely to see a post from you, David, for however sad a reason! ‘Social’ is about people, and what is fair for all; socialism is only a bad and scary word for the greedy. Stay well, my friend, and keep that warm heart beating for all!

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thank you Mel for your constancy and your kindness. You’re never any different. Mr lewis is a very lucky man.
      Hugs

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      • MELewis says:

        That is so sweet! I would argue that I am the lucky one as he puts up my foibles and less fortunate attributes that don’t feature on this blog! Then again, perhaps we are both rather fortunate to be able to see each other through these trying times. ❣️

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