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Bring on AI and the super-comedians-I don’t see how they can be any worse than the real ones…

Being originally British and a beneficiary of the fine and outstanding tradition of British comedy, I was conducting a little search for “British Comedy” last night on Youtube for something fresh or fairly recent to have a giggle at. The conclusion of my search was that BC is both dead and buried. Not one to want to say that whatever occurred in the past was always better than what goes on now, I must reluctantly admit without any hesitation that in the case of BC the past was better. “Better” may not really be the correct word to use here: it assumes various levels of “good”.

Of course, it wasn’t always good, it wasn’t always funny, and it certainly was sometimes pathetic. But now on a scale from “hilarious and uplifting” to “pathetic, sick and putrid”, the laugh-ometer is definitely pointing very close to the latter. Why anyone can find a string of “f” words so gut-rumblingly funny is completely beyond me. Of course, the same thing goes on in the US, but at least once in a while Hollywood manages to produce some real laughs for real people…

One of the strengths of British comedy was self-effacement and the willingness of the purveyor of humour to make himself or herself the butt of the jokes. But what’s now called “comedy” is mostly designed to attack, to denigrate, to humiliate and to shame someone else, and to brainwash an audience of cabbages unable to think for themselves into believing in a certain politically-correct way, and to accept things that people would not normally accept: it’s the old bitter pill wrapped in sugar trick.

Comic irony has become vilification, propaganda, and hate-speech for the twenty-first century. I suppose it had to happen that once the four-letter word barrier was broken and all the taboos trashed, the sights of the wanna-be funny guys would be turned on the enemies of the day: the Donald Trumps of the world. Yes, lets all humiliate someone who isn’t here to defend themselves or set the record straight.

The saddest, most inexplicable part of it all is that these “comedians” and their producers manage to find an audience willing to hoot, howl and shriek with what on the surface could be called “laughter”. Can hate really be expressed in laughter? I personally can’t do it myself, but I’m convinced that many can, and do.

The death of comedy and natural, hate-free fun has to be another sign of the near-death state of the Western world.

STANDING WITH THE REAL MAN

It’s amazing how the crowd who insist upon all of us being tolerant, and on not judging (aka not having an opinion contrary to theirs) are the very same people who are out for Donald Trump’s blood, in any way they can get it…

There is no desire for democracy in these people. It’s really all about mob rule, so that they can once again force the rest of us to tolerate whatsoever they want and pay for it.

They aren’t convincing me that they’re so wonderful, loving and free, and neither will they with the attitudes and tactics I see in the media, Hollywood, the courts, half the education establishment and the congress. I’m standing with the real man, the man who actually cares for his country: Mr. Trump.

Are we in the United States living in a racist, fascist state? Is the new US government opposed to immigration?

Yesterday, April 18th, I became a citizen of the United States. Granted, I’m white: I’m not going to apologize for that. But of the twenty-three people taking part in the swearing-in ceremony I attended, thirteen countries were represented. The bulk of the immigrants were Hispanic, a few were African, and one was from Iraq, named Mohammed.

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I relate this personal experience because I’m amazed at the number of people I’m coming across who have somehow been convinced that Donald Trump-the great Satan in their eyes-is putting a stop to all immigration.

Just this morning, as I told a few of my work-mates what happened to me yesterday, a young man from Korea joined the conversation, and told me that I’d gained citizenship just  in time, because, according to him, Trump is “…deporting all the immigrants”.

I replied that the only immigrants being deported are those who are illegal and who’ve committed a serious crime. The area I live in is heavily populated with Hispanics, and they are clearly under no threat whatsoever. The only immigrants Trump wanted to “ban”-temporarily-were from six Middle-Eastern countries known to harbor enemies of the West, and sworn to kill as many people as they can by stealth and cowardly surprise.

Those who are sowing such lies as the one I mentioned above are sowing hatred and discord. And while I don’t want to have to be another media-basher, the blame lies squarely at the feet of the mainstream media, who have no interest in reporting facts, but only in working to push the collective mind of the nation their way: the warped, false, hateful way.

Thank you Mr. President! You continue to blow out of the water the false, empty claim that you only care for the rich…

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I’ve never purchased my own health insurance in the US-I’ve been blessed with good health, and I haven’t had the money to afford it. So when our last president (you know who) introduced the “affordable care act” and declared that failure to take part and pay for insurance would incur penalties, I didn’t take part, expecting to pay the penalties which I knew would cost less than the premiums. Early plans by some Democrats were to jail those who didn’t comply. And they accuse Trump of being a fascist! To give President Obama credit, I don’t think he intended to enforce that.

This tax season I found on my tax return a question about whether I had purchased health insurance. Expecting to pay Obama’s penalties, I found instead the following notice:

On January 20, 2017 President Trump signed an executive order called, Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal. This executive order allows you to file a tax return without paying a penalty even if the tax family did not have minimum essential cover-age) or show exemptions from coverage. By law taxpayers without coverage and without an exception are subject to a penalty, but because of this order the IRS allows you to instruct the tax software not to calculate it and not to include it in your return.

Thank you President Trump. You continue to fulfill my expectations-a rare accomplishment for a politician…

My old friends in the UK, along with the bulk of their fellow countrymen who are similarly misled by a biased media, must be very confused about international relations these days…

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They were convinced for decades that Russia was being picked on and unfairly accused of many things by warmongering Republicans in the US. They were certain that the Democrats, as the Labour Party in the UK, were the level-headed friends of the Russians, whereas the Republicans obviously wanted to nuke Russia out of existence at the earliest possible opportunity. Now they hear from the Democrats and their media that the hated new Republican president Donald Trump has been cozying up to the Russians, and that the Dem’s are using this as a reason to attempt to annul the last general election. Behold one of the last-gasp hopes to taint and weaken the victor.

Of course, there’s no actual evidence whatsoever that Russian hacking made the slightest difference to the vote count in the election. In fact, top intelligence officials, including Obama’s, have stated as much (note 1). President Obama himself-along with Mrs. Clinton-declared before the election that it was ridiculous and democracy-threatening of Trump to even suggest the election could be rigged. CNN proudly displayed Obama’s comment during the election campaign that Trump’s rigging assertion was “dangerous”:

“I want everybody to pay attention here. This is dangerous,” Obama said at a Hillary for America event in Miami Gardens, Florida.
“Because when you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s mind about the legitimacy of our elections, that undermines our democracy. Then you are doing the work of our adversaries for them” (see note 2).

But of course, such warnings were only made when the Democrats were convinced they were going to win-there’s been no such warning since they lost.

Does it make sense that Putin’s Russia would want to help someone like Trump-a Repbublican president who intends to make America’s military bigger than ever before-become president? Wouldn’t Putin rather have the weaker candidate-the friend of socialism?

Oh dear, what are British and American socialists supposed to think now: are the Ruskies friends or enemies? Please Mr Schumer, for goodness sake make up your superior mind and clarify this for us plebeians out here…

NOTE 1

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2017/01/05/clapper-no-evidence-russians-changed-votes-in-presidential-election-n2267531

http://freebeacon.com/politics/directors-rogers-comey-say-no-votes-changed-due-hacking/

NOTE 2

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/20/politics/obama-donald-trump-rigged-election/index.html

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