Saturday, 21 January 2017

Coronation of the God Emperor

It has actually happened. I couldn't get it out of my head that somebody would somehow put a stop to it. President-elect Donald Trump really has now become Donald Trump, the Forty-Fifth President of the United States. In the days running up to the inauguration I felt increasingly tense. You can hear it when I talk about Trump on this radio show: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/ben-emlyn-jones-on-enemy-within-radio-25.html. Would he survive to his inauguration day without being shot, or having a plane crash or "heart attack"? A light aircraft crash is traditional for those who cross the Clintons. Of course that could well still happen and I can't remain tense for four to eight years. It makes little difference politically if Trump were assassinated before or after his inauguration; he had been elected by the people and that is what really matters. However I felt it was symbolically and emotionally significant for him to read the oath and formally become the new president. This really is the finish line of this long, hard race of multiple hurdles. We have Brexit and Trump rubber-stamped. It is done; nothing can take that away from us. Yesterday I got home from work and switched on the television. I had some beers in the fridge and chips in the oven and I settled down to watch. Trump had been in Washington DC since the previous evening where he had laid a wreath at the Arlington National Cemetery where President Kennedy is buried with the eternal flame of the Illuminati burning on his tomb. At the same time some of Trump's supporters led by Milo Yiannopoulos held an alt-right "Deplora-Ball" to celebrate. Yesterday morning when he woke up Trump went to church and then headed for the Capitol with his family to be sworn in. He read out the oath of office with his hand placed on George Washington's Masonic bible: "I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God." Then the band played Hail to the Chief for the first time, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPH93HrSGtE. After that the new president made a speech, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcfrbB9hpoI. I breathed a sigh of relief. I immediately Tweeted: "ALL HAIL THE GOD EMPEROR TRUMP AND DEATH TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER! (I hope)" See below. After that the president and his family retired to the dining room for a top-class luncheon and then, as per tradition, walked to the White House as part of a parade. A huge number of well-wishers gathered in the Mall and along the streets to witness the inauguration. At the White House there was another pageant. Marchers from the armed forces, police and other organizations trooped past. The emergency services were among them... but no hospital porters unfortunately, or "orderlies" as they're called in America. There were even some farmers in their tractors, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxr9nE9MuQs.
The inauguration of President Trump has stolen the headlines all over the world, with a few exceptions such as on St Helena. Here is their local newspaper for the 20th of January: http://independent.saint.fm/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/20170120.pdf. On an island so small and isolated, the goings on in the outside world must feel very distant and ephemeral. Along with the celebrations there has been an unprecedented level of protest. Last night the streets of Washington DC were occupied by rioters. This kind of disorder has been commonplace since Trump was elected, but it has never been this bad. A fire was started in the middle of a road and people wearing the famous red Trump hats were attacked. All across the world today there are so-called "women's marches" going on. Two hundred thousand people are protesting in Washington and they have been joined in solidarity by events in other countries. The women's march in London ended at the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square to express their concerns about Trump's alleged bad attitude to women's rights, gay rights, black people's rights, nuclear weapons, climate change and immigration. There were similar events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester. The Edinburgh one is picketing the US Consulate there at the time of writing. The singer Lily Allen joined the London one. It's ironic that if Hillary Clinton had beaten Trump to the Oval Office then all those matters, except climate change, would have been under far greater threat; as I've explained before, see background links below. Despite their name, "male allies" have been welcomed on the women's marches. However I wonder what the organizers really think of the men who support them; my criticism of feminism leads me to think, not a lot. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38700123 and: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38704352. Now we shall find out who Donald J Trump really is. Already he is making very different noises to the ones he made on his campaign trail that make me fear he has been compromised. He has appointed people to his cabinet who he really shouldn't trust; including Mitt Romney, a man who previously denounced Trump as a "con man" in the primaries. John Bolton was nominated by Trump as his secretary of state, and might still get the job. However Bolton is a rabid neoconservative and was George W Bush's ambassador to the United Nations. He is one of the architects of the "War on Terror" and a member of the Project for a New American Century, see: http://hpanwo.blogspot.co.uk/2009/08/project-for-new-american-century.html. Trump is not going to pursue any criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton; what happened to "lock her up!"? He has also made several contradictory statements about America's relationship with Israel. He spoke at an American Israel Public Affairs Committee- AIPAC meeting and said: "What's it like to talk to somebody you can't buy?" Yet at the same time he is acting all cosy with several American Zionist lobby groups, see: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/20/donald-trump-sheldon-adelson-israel-trip-campaign-donation. We'll have to watch Trump closely because there are worrying indicators that he is currently being absorbed into the establishment that he has never been a part of before. Unless this is another one of his tricks. It is wise never to underestimate Trump. He is extraordinarily intelligent, cunning and resourceful. His lifetime's experience as a hard-nosed businessman has made him a formidable opponent for anybody. This is why when I Tweeted what I did yesterday I put in brackets "I hope". Time will tell, but I think he deserves a chance. Will the presidency of Donald Trump become another confirmation of my "springtime in Narnia" theory? We'll have to wait and see.

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