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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Trump & Farage vs. the Political Automatons

Both Donald Trump and Nigel Farage are flesh and blood 
("warts an' all") individuals. And, as individuals, they'll probably put their feet in their mouths from time time – as we all do. Many other leaders are simply the political automatons of various ideologies or business interests. So they always come across as algorithmic morons. Machines of the political scene.

Nigel Farage and Trump aren't like that. On the whole, they tell the truth in an age of "post-truth" (which they're supposed to have brought about!) – even if that truth leaves a sour taste in the mouths of our Leftist and Liberal-Left leaders: the Good and the Pure.

When Cameron, Nick Clegg and Miliband (see image), for example, appeared in virtually identical suits, identical smiles and hand-movements, it was clear that something has gone seriously wrong. The whole political system (in the U.K. at least) seems intent on keeping a tiny group of undifferentiated leaders in their position for perpetuity. Not that political Difference for the sake of difference is necessarily a good thing.

There's still a chasm between our leaders and the British and American public. Eventually that chasm may well be rectified.

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