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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THERESA MAY FINALLY DECIDES TO STOP TORTURING BRITAIN AND THE EU TO STEP DOWN – BREXIT WAS NOT HER ONLY GROSS FAILING – BRITAIN’S APPALLING RECORD OF LEADERS IN RECENT DECADES   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN MOON OF ALABAMA

 

“The Leaden Lady Steps Down

“It was high time for this to happen

“Theresa May has announced she is to stand down as Prime Minister on 7 June following months of mounting pressure over her failure to deliver Brexit”

 

It was indeed high time that Theresa May leave her office.

She is the second worst prime minister in modern British history.

It is just embarrassing what she has put Britain and the entire EU through over Brexit.

And it’s not just what she’s done around Brexit.

It’s also her utterly servile posture towards American imperialism.

Good God, that whole ugly, made-up Skripal Affair with no evidence ever supplied and no one allowed to even talk to the “victims?”

All to increase the amount of Russophobia in the world and please the American government?

Making the most horrific charges in public without evidence against a major world leader?

And imagine wasting countless billions on the new Trident missile submarines and two huge aircraft carriers when the county’s basic health services are in peril and British railroads can’t even maintain good service? Some priorities.

Her appointment of Gavin Williamson as Defense Minister, a man who made some even more insane statements in public than Donald Trump? Well, at least she sacked him, but surely a five-minute interview should have confirmed him unfit to hold any cabinet post, much less defense?

She ranks second worst only to David Cameron, who created, needlessly and foolishly, the entire Brexit crisis.

Imagine thinking you can hold a general referendum on a devastatingly complex matter like Brexit, one which baffles experts?

Never mind its being called democratic, it was just plain stupid, in the extreme, asking people to vote on an immensely consequential matter with little understanding of it.

And at a time when xenophobia, never too far from Britain’s public consciousness, was rearing its ugly head. Something guaranteed to drive “leave” votes for the wrong reasons.

But Boris Johnson? The fart in a church service? As Prime Minister?

Britain really has had some terrible leadership for decades.

Good old Tony Blair and his lying and cheating help to illegally invade Iraq and kill a million people. Unlike May and Cameron, Blair was “effective” in getting what he wanted. It’s just that what he wanted was completely evil.

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE TO E.U. – EDITORIAL SAYS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO NATO – AWARD WAS A BIT FLAKY BUT THIS SUGGESTION IS MENTALLY UNBALANCED – PRIZE’S SAD HISTORY   1 comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSES TO AN EDITORIAL IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Of course, the right-wing hacks who regularly write editorials at the Stackhouse Globe would say that.

A bloody military organization for a peace prize?

A military organization which, with the end of the Cold War, has no legitimate purpose beyond maintaining American hegemony in Europe and serving as a responsibility-diffusing “front” for brutal American policies like those in Afghanistan or Libya or Yemen or Syria?

An organization which in recent years has killed tens of thousands?

The prize for the EU was a bit flaky, but the Globe’s suggestion is genuinely mentally-unbalanced.

But then the Peace Prize has almost no meaning any more in view of its shabby record.

Other winners include Barack Obama, who is now busy slaughtering thousands of people by drones; Henry Kissinger, a genuine war criminal; Andrei Sakharov, father of the Russian hydrogen bomb; Simon Peres, political father of Israel’s nuclear arsenal; Menachim Begin, an old Irgun terrorist with lots of blood on his hands; Al Gore, the biggest phony pitchman since Oral Roberts; Mother Teresa, a religious zealot of questionable ethics; and Aung San Suu Kyi who plays the professional victim for American foreign policy besides being a bit off her nutter.

By the way, the Globe editorially now seems an out-of-date Cold Warrior. I hesitate to say it, but the tone really has become almost un-Canadian. Look South to the land of Captain Ahab chasing after White Whales for its origin.
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I’m nominating John Stackhouse next year for his diplomatic finesse in dealing with the embarrassing Margaret Wente.

He managed to make both plagiarism and hypocrisy quietly acceptable.

No one was hurt in the ugly battle (not counting the Globe’s reputation), and everyone went home keeping a job.

That’s about as much an achievement as some of the actual winners have under their belts.

And ethically it’s in keeping with the tone of this editorial where, as in Orwell’s Oceania, “war is peace.”

We just add “lying is truth” to Globe slogans.