After Trump got elected, such was the animosity against him (e.g. Kathy Griffin) that I thought he’d very likely be assassinated. So I’ve been pleasantly surprised that it hasn’t happened. And I’ve stopped thinking that it’s going to happen.
Not only that, but I think he’ll be re-elected in 2020 with a larger majority than he got in 2016. If nothing else, I’m beginning to wonder why anyone would want to vote Democrat, because the Democratic party seems to be imploding, torn between crazed young socialists like AOC and old dinosaurs like Nancy Pelosi and bad losers like Hillary Clinton.
Also, since the never-ending Mueller investigation came to an end, it seems to me that Trump has gained the initiative that he never quite had while Mueller was hanging over his head. Now that’s gone, I expect to see some interesting new moves from Trump, and the Dems in worse and worse trouble.
British politics is usually far more serene and stately than US politics. It’s been a long time since a British Prime Minister was assassinated. But our current one is so unpopular that she might well be the next. I read somewhere yesterday that 82% of Conservatives think she should resign. That’s 82% of her own party. And probably 82% of Conservative MPs feel the same way. But they don’t seem to be able to oust her until 12 December at the earliest, a year on from the last attempt. If not an assassination, then maybe a coup? And Theresa May locked up in the Tower of London, like Julian Assange.
It’s far uglier in France, where the Yellow Vest protests again Emmanuel Macron continue week after week.
Wherever one looks, there seems to be extreme tension, steadily mounting crisis. Hamas launched 900 rockets into Israel over the last few days. And after everything looking very promising for a while in North Korea, it all seems to have got about as bad as ever once again. Is there anywhere placid in the world?
Perhaps it’s all just scare-mongering. That’s all it ever seems to be these days. Scare-mongering about tobacco. Scare-mongering about climate change. Scare-mongering about Brexit. Scare-mongering about Russia. Scare-mongering about North Korea. Scare-mongering about everything.
Perhaps there’s no crisis at all. And absolutely nothing to be alarmed about.
For example, from yesterday’s Express:
NASA asteroid tracker: LOOK OUT as asteroid bigger than pyramids skims Earth TOMORROW
A little further investigation reveals that the nearest it’ll be to the Earth today is 5,589,832 km. That’s over 10 times further away than the Moon.
Why even bother to report it?