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Photo of Donald TrumpThis is a rarity for me, because I don’t do politics, and for a very good reason: I don’t understand it and, in general, it doesn’t interest me.

But Trump...

As a President of America, he will do an excellent job. He will send out a strong message, loud and clear, to all peoples of the world, that America has gone totally stupid.

A large proportion of the shrill American political news has little to do with news: it might talk about it, but it’s entertainment, on par with wrestling and reality-show histrionics. Lots of noise, lots of posturing, lots of obvious fakery, and empty.

Despite their intelligence, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are vicious and stupid, match the bigoted, below-average American mind they cater to. Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Megyn Kelly are news porn. It’s sad. Kelly is actually very intelligent and possibly a closet Democrat, but that ain’t good for business.

Donald is business. And he probably means it too. To him, it all may even be a glorious, provocative, self-congratulatory rich man’s joke. But let’s see if he, and the rest of the world, get hoisted by his own petard.

Because he is a joker, not a comedian. He sure has his good ole rough and ready unapolegiticism, has rudimentary demagogic jingoism, but essentially, he’s pretty witless as to politics, diplomacy and international affairs. He can entertain the news looking for the hype and excitement, but in questions of world affairs, even the Faroese Minister for Sheep-shearing would eat him for breakfast.

But then again, America needs him, the world needs him.

We need him to become President of the world’s most powerful nation to wake the fuck its people up, to raise awareness that shock value and entertainment are neither politics nor leadership, they are cheap, vulgar tricks that play the pipes of democracy. And take its populace for rats.

America makes some pretty weird choices, and often for the press. When McCain realized he was going down, he took on Palin the palpable pixie of Alaskan idiocy to scatter a barrel of red herrings to the crowd. He would not go down as losing to Obama, he would quietly disappear behind the imbecile antics of a rodeo cheerleader and be saved, almost revered for escaping such an embarrassing association.

Trump is more dangerous because he could become president. He has every media sniffing his arse for the slightest whiff of scandal and offence, he has the money to pay for the spectacle the voting public need, he is the Clint Eastwood of modern-day America who can say “Make my day” to anyone, and buy them dead. Is that the sort of power we want in the world’s most powerful person?

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