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A view of Trump from Down Under

The news that former President Trump would be standing for the position again in 2024 has greeted the world with a mixture of dismay and weighty indignation.

That the American Constitution would allow such a thing suggests a lack of foresight in the founding fathers’ thinking. I’m not suggesting that former presidents shouldn’t be able to run for office again but that persons of such apparent mental derangement should not.

I am in my tenth year of writing for The AIMN, and goodness knows how many articles I have written in that time. As dreadful as it may sound, none have given me more pleasure than those describing the unfitness of Donald Trump for the position of POTUS.

It would be tempting to state the truth and describe President Trump as I did in 2016. And there have been many addons since that time, like stealing top-secret documents, inciting violence to take over Congress, and denouncing – not accepting his opponent’s victory and being impeached twice. Where to start and where to finish.

Well, why not. His performance as President left the world aghast at how inadequate the man was for the job. Ironically, around 40% of the population agree with his self-assessment that he is a genius.

Anyway, without apology, this is how I felt about the moron in 2016:

“From Down Under, we see a sick deluded man of no redeeming features, a sexual predator full of racial hatred, a narcissist in every sense of the word. A deluded, pathetic liar who was unsuitable for the highest office in the land, if not the world. He sees complex problems and impregnates them with populism and implausible black-and-white solutions.

He is a person of limited intellect and understanding, only capable of seeing the world through the prism of his wealth. The far edges of knowledge seem to have passed him by. Matters requiring deep philosophical consideration seem beyond him.

His opinions on subjects of internal and international importance are so shallow that one would think he spent the entirety of his youth in the wading pool at the local swimming pool or six years in grade 1 and never academically advanced.

He is a crash-through politician with a ubiquitous mouth. Trump remains an incoherent mess who bounces back after each disaster thinking he has been impressive while those around him are laughing their heads off. Entertaining in a uniquely American way, he might be to the hillbillies, but leadership requires worldly character.”

You can read my original piece, in total, of this deluded individual. Only in America: A look at Trump from Down Under (part 1), (part 2 ) I haven’t changed the text to retain the piece’s integrity. And do remember, it was 2016.

According to the latest reports, Trump officially intends to run again in 2024. And at a time when the US needs a steady hand, not a character reminiscent of a headless crook.

For the next two years, he will command the attention of the international press for all the wrong reasons. When the world needs rational-thinking leaders to overcome problems of immense complexity, this moronic, mentally challenged individual stands in the way, like another Putin, to world peace.

Trump is a greatly diminished figure who suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of President Biden. However, he still commands the interest of a mainly sick media who crave personalities over reality. We can only hope he doesn’t get beyond the primaries or is jailed before they take place.



People like Donald Trump believe in this thing they call “American exceptionalism.” It is a myth, of course, but they consider themselves superior to all others. Conversely, Australians might say they think their shit doesn’t stink.

In his book titled “A Brief History of American Exceptionalism,” Burton Mack (deceased) explains the truth of the phrase.

“In truth, “American exceptionalism,” a term currently making the rounds among journalists, denotes those features of American self-understanding that distinguish it from other modern societies, especially European nation-states. Most of the features of note are characteristics familiar to most Americans with some sense of our history and the history of Europe since the Industrial Revolution. Chief among these is the notion of democracy born of a revolution against monarchy, not driven by an alternative vision of society (as was the case in the European revolutions). The purpose of the American Revolution was to give the people and their colonies freedom for their pursuits without any control by the king in England and only minimal control by the other colonies in America. It was this kind of freedom that marked America as the “land of the free.”

My thought for the day

The ability of thinking human beings to blindly embrace what they are being told without referring to evaluation and the consideration of reason never ceases to amaze me. It is tantamount to the rejection of rational explanation.


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  1. Kathryn

    The self-obsessed entitlement, inhumanity, rising corruption and depravity evident in right-wing extremists like Trump (and his gormless supporters) and the likes of that vicious little war monger John Howard, the inarticulate swaggering misogynist Tony Abbott, that appalling, smirking sociopath Scott Morrison and the callously inhumane, sadistic political psychopath Peter Dutton et al in Australia, is a terrifying indication of just how BAD things can get when xenophobic, racist and misogynistic bible-thumping hypocrites rise to the top of ultra-conservative regimes like faecal matter in a polluted pond! Once these lunatics get a grip on power, everything goes to hell in rapid time! Insofar as the LNP is concerned, it is a race to the bottom – there is not one corrupt, dumbed down sociopath in the LNP who has a single redeeming feature!

  2. Terence Mills

    Winston Churchill once said that: “democracy is the worst form of government – except for all the others that have been tried.”

    In Australia we were fortunate that the Australian people were sufficiently perceptive to see through the spin, lies and charade of the Morrison regime and it seems that the sane people of the USA may finally be seeing their former President for what he was : an Emperor with no clothes.

    Even the Murdoch misinformation machine is walking away from Trump : that is quite significant !

  3. Phil Pryor

    A view of Trump from down under suggests a portrait of an unwiped anus, highly unaesthetic. This sickening sod of a syphilitic sadistic squirt of sediment is a blot (if congealed) on the memories and histories of civilisation. No doubt Merde Dog the Great Scheiskerl of media maggoting felt Trump was malleable, useful, a vehicle for fun and manipulations. Much of the USA was made of scraps, rubbish, fleeing nohopers, discordant rebels against rulers in state and religion, dupes who sought the Great Lies of an el Dorado, a Promised Land, A paradise, awaiting to be plucked. To get that and keep it, they stole, murdered, thieved, enslaved, despoiled, abused. The Drumpfts deserted German lands to avoid taxes, military service, strictures of obedience.The Mememeiwannaiwannagimmegimme has grown into a despicable clan of parasites. One hopes, from the down under perspective, to see, soon, elimination and termination. Where are the military despatchers, the CIA, the other terminaters with prejudice? Why is D Trump, the traitor, still around to do the nation such mischief?

  4. Joan Evatt

    In my view Trump’s decision to run again is primarily about the money. Ego driven – absolutely; delusional – certainly!
    But, raising money for Super Pacs has no level of scrutiny, and can be spent on anything. There is no accountability for how this money is spent, none whatsoever. For a grifter this is manna from heaven! So he will run. He had no expectations last time, and he can enter this race with the same low barre. In the short term he gets 20 months or so of donations that can fund whatever he likes.

  5. wam

    Love your thoughts, lord, today’s is terrific: ‘thinking human beings… blindly embrace… rejection of rational explanation.’ Reads like a perfect description of christianity but can ‘thinking’ not result in ‘rational explanations’ that may be different to yours???. Your use of ‘exceptionalism’ reminds me of the christian evaluation that god created menstruation deliberately to ensure women were never able to be more than 75% as effective as men. However, the rabbott believed some women, like sophie mirabella, were exceptional. Even after reading articles like, Trump, is absolutely inappropriate as a role model much less a POTUS, is my evaluation
    ps Oh I love that word and wish gov would be forced to return to evaluating projects rather than using the sham ridden ‘review’.

  6. Clakka

    Under the guise of absurd tribal pride, independence and a hot-line to God, beguiled voters chase fame and fortune through close-minded righteousness. Enfranchising smirking despots that divide and conquer, generate enemies, peddle xenophobia, racism, greed and theft. Masters of their own destruction.

    Following the destruction of the 20th Century wars it took interdependence, cooperation and humility for the rebuild. Seeing that we might, it didn’t take long to reignite a vainglorious pursuit of paradise, apparently not too far away. Enter the desperados, the sky pilots and despots spinning the same old bling and bullshit.

    Technologically advanced, and instantaneous. An audio-visual saturation of the celebrity of hyped belief. Never has the process of delusion and mass destruction been so thorough – down a worm-hole to stupidity, confusion and oblivion.

    Despite it being a tricky task to eliminate the fkwits, my lifetime’s short list of our despotic scum buddies:
    Menzies, Howard, Abbott, Morrison / Joyce
    Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Bush, Trump
    Thatcher, Major, Blair, Johnson, Truss (Sunak – past commercial record)

    Despite their manifest wreckage, it appears we’re still left with fellow apparatchiks: Sunak, Trump, Dutton / Joyce.

    A rebuild? Maybe; dependant upon the toxic emanations from the increasing pond of decreasing wit.

  7. Ian Hughes

    Whenever “American Exceptionalism” is uttered I am reminded of a fantastic scene in the TV show “The Newsroom” from 2012. Yes, it’s 10 years ago but as relevant today as ever. Link to YouTube:

  8. David Stakes

    A Dingleberry in the Video shown……!

  9. Alasdair

    If every country gets the leaders they deserve, than the USA deserves Trump. The country is a “failed democracy”; the only Western country in which the quality of life – in particular life expectancy – is getting worse. The list of what is wrong with the country would be too long to write here; but a huge percentage of the country has missed out on the “American Dream”; living in poverty, poorly educated, and desperate for anything to provide hope. To such people Trump has a messianic quality; his rhetoric, which is hateful, divisive, untruthful and conspiratorial, speaks directly to these people. That he achieved nothing of any value in his term is completely irrelevant; he has given his followers the right to hate.

    Added to this is the religious right, which is fanning the flames of division, and whose rhetoric matches Trump well – you can read pretty much every possible philosophical fallacy in their poisoned outpourings. Then there’s the odiously right-wing SCOTUS, one of whose members at least (Clarence Thomas) seems to me to have a conflict of interest in that his wife has been implicated in the Capitol riots. But there seems to be no such thing as a conflict of interest in SCOTUS.

    I wouldn’t discount Trump. The major contender from the GOP for 2024 at the moment is Ron de Santis of Florida. But I don’t doubt that Trump can pull out enough mud and make it stick.

  10. Canguro

    Not a comment on a view of Trump from down under, but a comment on a view of our very own down under Trump, the now-disgraced former PM, that very strange person known as Scott Morrison.

    Today’s press conference with the much much better person who we are now fortunate to have leading the Australian parliament, and who now becomes the man who fulfills the comment made by his predecessor Mk III, one Tony ‘Mad Monk’ Abbott, a seriously flawed and incompetent LNP apparatchik who at least had the unwitting prescience in 2013 to utter the words ‘The adults are back in charge,’ albeit referring to himself, hah!, and his team, and only to be shafted Caesar-like two years later and replaced by Turnbull, who suffered a similar fate at the hands of the Machiavellian grub Morrison; three ‘leaders’ before we got to the stage of the adults being back in charge!

    And they are. And we are now seeing just how flawed and incompetent and corrupt the former regime was; daily feeds of ministerial incompetence, malfeance, corruption, rorting, and just plain sinister and unworthy actions of people occupying the highest public office in the country; people who treated that privileged status as if it were a down-under version of the infamous Bullingdon Club, noted for its notoriety, exclusiveness, its membership comprised of privileged morons and twits and dunderheads who wrecked everything they touched…and cheered about it, swilling their champers and sneering at the rest of society… that’s our federal LNP, to a T!

    Anthony Albanese’s press conference today was a treat. Worth a watch, imho.

  11. Fred

    DS: Which one of the assembled dingleberries were you referring to?

    Alasdair: The US might deserve Trump but the world doesn’t.

  12. leefe

    Alasdair: in terms of quality of life and life expectancy, look at the UK. The Tories have sent all that into decline and it’s only going to keep getting worse the longer they’re in power.

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