By Malcolm Evans /
June 12, 2018 /
Malcolm Evans – Trump in a China shop
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Malcolm Evans is one of NZs best political cartoonists who was sacked from the NZ Herald for daring to suggest Israel was the new apartheid state.
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There’s something amusingly Freudian about this cartoon, because it seems to me that it is precisely Trump hoofing around and trampling on the neocons which has kept us in peace.
He hasn’t started a new war and we’re almost at the midterms. When’s the last time a president managed that? Not the last two, that’s for sure. ISIS are screwed, and were screwed in very little time once he let Mattis loose on them. Obama was feeble in their face, and his administration officials were too busy trying to play 19th century geopolitics to try and engineer the post-conflict outcome to their taste to actually win it.
I actually hope that Trump does bring an end to the Korean war not just because it would be great for that to finally happen, but just to see the neocon Republicans and neoliberal Democrats and their respective pet news outlets trying not to talk about it. Honestly folks, the entertainment value of this is yuuuugely underrated. I mean, it’s not like the Democrats are allies of the commonwealth left or anything.
Just looking at some of the footage of Trumps visit to Singapore. He looks amazingly calm. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is one cold mother mother. He bad. Bravo Mr Minister, bravo, gratzi, mama mia, gratzi.
Watching of the body language in the initial meet and greet, their walk to the meeting room, and the photograph afterwards, he was clearly in his chad element while Kim was clearly his virgin self. Whether that will mean anything for the outcome is another thing entirely, but it suddenly occurred to me that Singapore was an ingenious choice of location. Trump is used to that Florida weather, while Kim is used to NK. At the end of their one on one talk, you could see that Kim was dripping with sweat, while Trump was looking unruffled.
Singapore isn’t just known as the Lion City it’s also acknowledged as the aircon capital of the world. It’s not just hot there Singaporeans literally don’t wear socks. But that’s the trick, no socks 😀
Once the first Korean tourists show up in the beautifully magnificent Sentosa, been there a couple times and you can get better oysters there than in bluff, that’s where the meeting took place. They’ll be flooding Sentosa for the next 50 years. They’ll have no choice but to draw down.
It’s all in the agreement. Prosperity is human rights.
I can just imagine Obanana, Clinton 1 and 2 crying that there little cash cow just got privatised.
Kim probably went home thinking, “I could be the Juche Lee Kwan Yew”. I think he probably still doesn’t like the idea of democracy, but yearns for what capitalism can do for a player like him.
I’m so proud of Singapore right now.
Trump has come up trumps, hes brilliant ,tdb can keep critisizing but they may have to eat their words.