Yes you read that correctly, even though it contradicts much of what Trump has said throughout the campaign and much of what I’ve said about him. But don’t worry, this is a very different kind of regime change. It will be done without violence, it will be done using existing democratic means and most importantly, it will be done according to the will of the people of the country in which the regime will be changed.
The country whose regime Donald Trump may well change, is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
As Sergey Gladysh reported, Donald Trump recently met with moderate British rebel Nigel Farage and it isn’t the first time they’ve met. In many ways, when one looks at the political pedigree of both Trump and Farage, it is surprising that they didn’t meet years ago. But to be fair, when Farage was in the European Parliament, railing against the corruption, anti-democratic attitudes and master-slave relationship to countries like Greece that EU leadership employ, Trump was more interested in saying ‘you’re fired’ to his television apprentices, than to the political elite.
But since Brexit, Farage has frequently visited Trump and has shared platforms with him where both men spoke in unison, saying ‘you’re fired’ to the old guard. The lines of communication between President Putin and Trump are open and so too has President Assad’s government extended an olive branch to the America President-elect, one which Trump appears to want to clutch once he enters the White House.
Now, Farage and Trump are all smiles after their victory lap meeting at the gilded Trump Tower.
Although it would have been personally exciting to be part of that meeting, there is a place I would have far rather been. I would love to see the glum, saggy, frowny faces of the British political establishment when they realise that, Trump has met with Britain’s favourite moderate rebel before meeting any of them and that even more importantly, Trump’s foreign policy is set to make the old British establishment look even more foolish than they make themselves look and that is quite an accomplishment.
One is well to remember that this is the same British establishment who cling onto the tired and stupid ‘Assad Must Go’ line, this is the same British establishment who want to sanction Russia over the fact that a group of Obama installed fascists in Kiev have gone to war in Donbass (don’t look for logic in this British policy, there is none), this is the same British establishment whose state owned financially cartel, the Natwest branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group are trying to shut down RT’s operations in Britain.
Well here’s a news flash, Donald Trump is the first US President-elect in history to be interviewed on RT. He was interviewed by RT host Larry King, one of the most respected American journalists of the last thirty years. How silly do those in Britain feel now that they’re trying to shut down RT when the soon to be President of America is happy to appear on RT? I really hope the great British sense of humour isn’t lost on them at this point, because there really is something Monty Pythonesque about the whole affair.
I can just see members of the Conservative party sitting around a table, happy to act as the 51st state, basing a foreign policy not on British interests but based on ‘truth, justice and the American way’. But the American way has changed and Trump’s version of it is more truthful and more just than that of any of his predecessors.
The moment she came into power, I said that Prime Minister Theresa May would not last very long. Foreign relations is not her area of expertise, she voted to remain in the EU, she is taking far too long to develop her own Brexit strategy and is being far from transparent in allowing others to offer their own suggestions.
Furthermore, she presides over a party that is deeply divided in several directions over Europe, from remainiacs, to soft Brexiteers, to hard Brexiteers to Boris Johnson, a man of many principles and if you don’t like those, don’t worry, he’s got plenty of others.
A recent High Court ruling means that May will have to allow Parliament to debate Brexit, this can only be a good thing, but before this is to happen there ought to be a general election, one that reflects the will of the British people to leave the EU. If there was a general election tomorrow, I have no doubt that in spite of organisational problems, UKIP would do very well indeed.
Nigel Farage is the moderate rebel who speaks of millions in Britain who have been let down by globalism, let down by money spent on war rather than the British people, let down by antagonistic foreign policies, let down by the system as a whole.
There is of course the matter of Scotland taking a different view on Europe than England and Wales. Although I believe it to be in the long term interests of everyone in Britain to remain in the UK, if the Scottish people want to exercise their democratic right to self-determination, they can do so whenever they wish. For all of Britain’s problems and there are many, should Scotland decide to go her own way, I can assure you, there will be no Donbass on the Clyde and those in Scotland will remain a fraternal people with those in England.
Another moderate rebel who will do well is Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party. Whilst Labour still has quite a few pro-war Blairites in the ranks, like Farage, Corbyn, from the left, speaks for millions who have been victims of privatisation and the demolition of great British industry. I believe at this state George Galloway, the prominent socialist, could re-enter Parliament easily. He too is a moderate rebel who speaks for millions more than the broken establishment could dream of doing.
After all, Galloway from the left and Farage from the right shared a Brexit platform as both men in their own way put the peoples’ interests before the interests of those who line the corridors of power. I frankly believe that Jeremy Corbyn could work better with Donald Trump than almost anyone in the Tory party. I say this for the same reason that on issues of protection and anti-globalist economic policies, Bernie Sanders has pledged to work with Trump when possible.
Trump has snubbed the British establishment by meeting Farage, but this is out of his own love for Britain, a country he has visited many times. Bush and Obama had often meet obscure opposition figures from the countries they were about to invade in order to put a local face on their blood-socked regime change policy. The trouble was, these leaders typically spoke for no one but themselves, it was mere window dressing for illegal wars.
By contrast, Nigel Farage speaks for the many and as soon as there is an election, I firmly believe he and those who think like him shall reap the electoral rewards. This, Mr. Bush and Mr. Obama is how regime change is conducted.
With a British establishment looking to cling on to the failed policies of the past, one is seeing the opposite of what one saw during the 1960s. In the 1960s, Prime Minister Harold Wilson refused to follow America into the Vietnam War. No one can now say that this decision was anything but correct. Now the tables have turned. America is behaving sensibly and Britain is still hell-bent on wars and aggression.
With the erecting of new burger restaurants outpacing the construction of new fish and chips shops in London, I have to say, though I never thought I would say it: Make Britain More American Again!
We live in strange times, but politically speaking, they are good times.
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