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Frankie Boyle explains how most of UK feel about Trump

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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 12:22 AM
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I apolgaisee for the length quote, but there isn't a link to it that isn't on Facebook and I know many don't have that on here.

This is from a man called Franky Boyle, a very well known comedian from the UK who writes articles for The Guardian news paper and hosts his own political/social climate shows.

For me he hits the nail right on the head, says everything I've always wanted to say but in an allot more articulate funny way.



It’s impossible to imagine what it’s like to be killed in a nuclear explosion, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. I think it will probably involve being blasted over quite a large distance, and at a surprising height, while simultaneously having all your skin burnt off. I know we think of it as being an instant death, but there’s every chance that there will be a few seconds where you’ll be sailing out of your local school catchment area, at a height of about a hundred feet or so, as some sort of screaming skeleton. Maybe you will get to see your family melt before the blast picks you up, and your final memory will be of their faces devolving into cubism. Or maybe it’s more like being smashed to pieces by a wave of rubble. After all those years of driving into town to go to work, or go shopping, your city centre will finally be coming to you, moving at several thousand miles an hour, and hotter than Venus in July.

Donald Trump got himself into yet another war of words with North Korea after they test fired a missile that went over Japan. In a war of words you do not want to be on Trump’s side: a man who speaks like he’s on shuffle and has a smaller vocabulary than an upturned calculator. It’s incredible to see the US take the moral high ground about, of all things, nuking Japan. Bear in mind that Japan is a country that specialises in wooden buildings with paper walls. It’s odd to think that as millions of people hunkered down in their paper houses during a potential nuclear attack, they were still safer than the many thousands of people in the UK living in high rise social housing.

Trump is like a fat bee bashing around inside a greenhouse repeatedly failing to understand why the world doesn’t work as he thought it did. The chances of this unrepentant lunatic starting World War III are surely very high. Often, when I hear Trump talk even the most egregious garbage about wanting to strip people of their healthcare, or exile children, I’m actually just glad that he’s talking about the future, weighing his words like I would those of a possible suicide.

This is a man who obsesses over winning, and uses success as his single metric for evaluating humanity, who has become the key player in a game which it is impossible too win. Who would win in an all out conflict with North Korea? My best guess is a guy in Tokyo who knows how to catch and roast rats, who owns a shopping trolley and has the entrepreneurial flair to get out into the smoking rubble of his city and begin trading his rodents on sticks for essential items. A UN expert at the European Council on Foreign Relations told the media that Trumps latest intervention on sanctions was, ‘an exceedingly silly thing to say’. We can only assume he’s had that statement prepared for the last two years and since writing it has thought about pressing the send button a couple of hundred times a day.

Trump isn’t a military man, and salutes troops in a way that makes Benny Hill look like Stalin. I hate the way that “draft dodger’ is thrown at Trump as an insult. I mean, if you want to insult a guy who looks like God twisted some haemorrhoids into a balloon animal, why pick one of the few moments that he behaved rationally? Some take comfort in the fact that a triumvirate of US generals have essentially annexed military policy. In many ways, the concentration of power into the hands of Generals Mattis, Kelly and McMaster is the only thing worse than Trump.

It’s impossible to have been in an institution like the US army your whole life without having internalised a worldview that believes complex international relationships are best handled through the medium of high explosives. In their own way, their worldview will be as limited as those priests who live in the catacombs under the Vatican who can see in the dark and have five hundred words for a child’s bottom. The US military view is one that sees existence as a permanent war for resources. A huge reason for elite climate change denial is that it collapses the American worldview. If you allow that climate change is real, the war for resources is two dying men in a locked room fighting over a live hand-grenade. It’s also a worldview of permanent escalation. In the aftermath of a college shooting, we always laugh at the wing-nut who calls for more guns on campus. Yet that’s actually a pretty tight metaphor for US foreign policy, one where the US is both the wing-nut, and the shooter.

If I might make one suggestion to the North Koreans, please don’t drop bombs indiscriminately upon the USA. There are specific targets you should hit that would upset the President the most and, luckily for your bombing crews, they’ve all got his name written on them in fifty foot high letters.

edit on 19-9-2017 by BlackSkinhead because: Quotations



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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 12:32 AM
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I am from the UK and I don't think that even slightly. I don't agree with one word you or that hasbeen not funny not comedian have written.

From reading that I can now see that the guy you are quoting is not very clever at all and his opinions carry no weight. Who is he to declare any speaking on behalf of anybody?

I think you are pretending that most of the public feel this when it is just you and that guy. You are lying when you tell us most of the UK think that.

I want to inform EVERY reader here that I am a UK citizen and I do not feel or think any of this about President Trump. This OP does NOT IN ANY WAY speak for me.

OP, don't you EVER dare to pretend to speak for me because you don't. I think I would possibly disagree with just about anything a man like you would say.

Good bye.




edit on 19-9-2017 by Revolution9 because: (no reason given)


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 12:39 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

You might want to know that Poundland are selling Trump merchandise.

Just a heads up


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 12:40 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

the title says 'most'... brits. don't dare use fallacies to diminish the OP...

you're not one of those 'most'...


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 12:40 AM
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originally posted by: Revolution9
a reply to: BlackSkinhead


I am from the UK and I don't think that even slightly. I don't agree with one word you or that hasbeen not funny not comedian have written.

From reading that I can now see that the guy you are quoting is not very clever at all and his opinions carry no weight. Who is he to declare any speaking on behalf of anybody?

I think you are pretending that most of the public feel this when it is just you and that guy. You are lying when you tell us most of the UK think that.

I want to inform EVERY reader here that I am a UK citizen and I do not feel or think any of this about President Trump. This OP does NOT IN ANY WAY speak for me.

OP, don't you EVER dare to pretend to speak for me because you don't. I think I would possibly disagree with just about anything a man like you would say.

Good bye.





Thank you for setting him straight 👍🏼


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: Sheye

He didn't set me straight, he accused me of doing something I didn't, in a very weird way like o offended his lover.


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 12:47 AM
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originally posted by: BlackSkinhead
a reply to: Sheye

He didn't set me straight, he accused me of doing something I didn't, in a very weird way like o offended his lover.


You make it sound, through this comedian ,that the majority of those from the UK are against Trump , when in fact I think many actually respect some of his platform policies, though they may not respect aspects of his character.

That is all 😜


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:05 AM
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Trump is a breath of fresh air. Most people I know here in the UK like him


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:06 AM
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In fact, when you are in another person's country and all that...

This is a mainly American site. I would NEVER insult their President EVER. I am far too fond of the American people to dare think I have any right to interfere in THEIR political affairs. It just ain't polite.

I apologize for my fellow British person, America. He is not thinking properly. He does not understand that it is not his place to speak for everybody in his country and walk on American turf dissing their President so.

I would not insult Obama, Hillary or Trump so. The only time I have any real right to criticize American politicians is relating to foreign affairs. Yeah, it's okay to have a polite laugh long with the Americans when it is their joke, but I would feel so out of turn to insult from my own stash of commentary.


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:08 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

And see. Irish here. I can 100% understand Boyles point.
And the man is funny, one the best and darkest standup acts you will find.


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:10 AM
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Also, the comments in here are shill heaven. Absolutely hilarious


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:15 AM
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To use another empty mantra of the anti-Trump crowd "That's not who we are" Third rate comedians have no authority to appoint themselves representatives of a majority.


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:18 AM
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UK here.
Don't agree at all, but I did laugh. I love Frankie Boyles way with words.

I also like Jim Jeffries, some people are just funny, despite you not agreeing with the point they are making.


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:20 AM
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Does the U.K. Anti-Trump crowd = the U.K. Anti-BrExit crowd?



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:22 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Pretty much.


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:34 AM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience
a reply to: carewemust

Pretty much.


Thanks for filling me in. I suppose it doesn't matter what the LOSERS think, does it.


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:38 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
Does the U.K. Anti-Trump crowd = the U.K. Anti-BrExit crowd?



Nail on head.


I think you got it



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:39 AM
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originally posted by: Revolution9
a reply to: BlackSkinhead


I am from the UK and I don't think that even slightly. I don't agree with one word you or that hasbeen not funny not comedian have written.

From reading that I can now see that the guy you are quoting is not very clever at all and his opinions carry no weight. Who is he to declare any speaking on behalf of anybody?

I think you are pretending that most of the public feel this when it is just you and that guy. You are lying when you tell us most of the UK think that.

I want to inform EVERY reader here that I am a UK citizen and I do not feel or think any of this about President Trump. This OP does NOT IN ANY WAY speak for me.

OP, don't you EVER dare to pretend to speak for me because you don't. I think I would possibly disagree with just about anything a man like you would say.

Good bye.





Not sure where in the UK you're from, but for my mind the OP nailed it. Spot on.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:40 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
Does the U.K. Anti-Trump crowd = the U.K. Anti-BrExit crowd?


No, it's more like the UK anti-Trump crowd = the UK people who point out that the Emperor has no clothes on and is in fact making a damn fool of himself.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 01:41 AM
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a reply to: BlackSkinhead

Frankie Boyle is funny and I did laugh a lot at some of your quote but that's because I can separate facts from humour. He's an entertainer,he exaggerates and has a great way with words! I don't think most of the UK think that Trump is about to start world war 3. That's fear mongering. I'm British and I don't agree or hate Trump! I think people are hysterical, brain washed by the media and latch on to the 'its cool to hate on Trump' bandwagon. It's also safe to hate on Trump. He is the ultimate 'other' and fear of the 'other' is what the establishment pushes (MSM included). I don't agree with everything he has said but I find him a better, more transparent leader than our own PM who is a robotic mouthpiece for the State and instead of draining our swamp, her and her kind feed it.

Trump could tweet about wanting world peace and people would still hate on him. You have to ask yourselves why are you filled with so much hate? Are we all living in broken systems? Should we just be fed this hysteria and not tryto see things from a balanced subjective perspective?



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