I saw this article last night, which to me epitomizes what is wrong with modern politics. The strike of the sound bite and hot air, from men such as these, whom I would not even trust to put on a plaster.http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kids-deserve-better-ruthless-narcissists-8475642
' Kids deserve better than ruthless narcissists like Boris Johnson and Donald Trump '
' Bojo and Trump are spoilt little rich boys who spin the line that they’re rebelling against the Establishment says Brian Reade '
It came as no surprise to read that today’s young people will officially be the first generation to end up poorer than their parents.
They’ll earn less money, have more debt, work longer for worse pensions and live at home until their mum’s hands are too frail to scrub their smalls. So bad is their luck that when they are finally offered their own place it will be in an over 55s sheltered housing scheme, and their dad will have got there first.
The baby-boomer generation I belong to should hang its head in shame. Well the men at least, because women could argue they have lifted the ambitions of their own gender. They can claim, as Theresa, Angela, Nicola and possibly Hillary run entire countries, they’ve produced inspirational role models.
What about the boys?
Specifically, the boys of Britain and America, where the most high-profile and powerful male politicians are Boris Johnson and Donald Trump.
Two disloyal, deceitful narcissists, who are utterly consumed with their own personal ambition and willing to crush anyone, and anything including their nation’s best interests, to achieve power. And that’s without mentioning the hair.
Outside of a serial killer, or a train-spotter, if there was one thing you prayed your son wouldn’t turn into, it would be either of these two sociopaths.
The parallels are striking. Both are spoilt little rich boys who spin the line that they’re rebelling against the Establishment, when they are only rebelling against anyone who doesn’t buy into their belief that they were born to rule. Both are political turncoats who feel facts only get in the way of emotionally charged lies that resonate with the disenfranchised.
Both have the attention span of a gnat, believing most of their audience does too. That’s why they speak in populist, at times racist soundbites, with no depth too low to be plumbed. For Trump’s walls to stop Mexicans so all Americans can have a job, read Johnson’s false pledges of £350 million on buses to save the NHS. For banning all Muslims from blowing up America, read the EU being the realisation of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi dream.
Boris Johnson has issued a warning to Donald Trump during his first big visit to US
The Yanks got their own back this week. We have mocked Trump as a bigoted clown, believing we had the moral high ground. And then Foreign Secretary Johnson is presented as our senior international diplomat and the laughter is deafening.
He was mercilessly trolled at a press conference, alongside US Secretary of State John Kerry, on Wednesday. One New York Times reporter told him “You have an unusually long history of wild exaggerations and frankly outright lies” before asking Kerry if he should believe anything Johnson said.
On the same day the ghost-writer of Donald Trump’s 1987 memoir The Art of the Deal, told the New Yorker magazine “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilisation.”
Before adding that if he were writing the book today he’d call it “The Sociopath.” A title anyone penning Johnson’s biography could safely plagiarise.
Thomas Jefferson once said voters get the politicians they deserve.
Today it’s more the case of foisting on the younger generation the ones they don’t deserve.
Sorry kids, we really did let you down.