Sometimes I find it hard to remember that American presidential elections are real. It's tempting to pull up a chair, grab some popcorn and settle down for the world's most entertaining reality TV show. In such a world, Donald Trump becomes the crazy racist that the producers put on for deliberate insult creation entertainment value. His one purpose to offend as many people as possible and yet somehow be extremely popular. Like the world's least cool version of Jeremy Clarkson.
The recent comedy gold was the Donald insulted the Pope, saying: "If and when the Vatican is attacked by Isis, which as everyone knows is Isis’s ultimate trophy the pope can have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president because this would not have happened. "
After the success of Olympus Has Fallen I can only wholeheartedly recommend this as the next big Hollywood movie. I'm thinking that an ex-super spy turned troubled Catholic priest takes the battle to the terrorists through judicial use of priceless religious art and monk-fu, in doing so finding peace with God through excessive violence. Done correctly and around 2 billion people would consider the film of mortal offence.
It's fair to say that the vast majority of Yes supporters would cut their own throats before voting UKIP. For Yes supporters don't want to vote for a bunch of racist, tribalistic UKIP fruitcakes who scare people with talk about an oppressing foreign power, prey upon the political disillusionment of voters and draw support from the fears of the working class and the quiet anger of the middle classes.
Oh, sorry, I seem to have got the words "Yes" and "UKIP" the wrong way round there. Welcome, to the first of many ironies about the Yes movement in Scotland. Of course, the big difference between Yes and UKIP is that Yes leans left politically and UKIP leans right. But both use the same tactics to secure voters - the main one being to promise everything to everybody. UKIP gets votes for making promises to everyone from Libertarian - Conservatives to Working Class Labour with a dislike for immigration. The Yes campaign promises to be a socialist utopia fuelled by big business oil and without raising taxes. Both can't offer anything but contradictions.
It has been many moons since I last updated this blog. And this isn't a proper update. It is just to say that I've done a non-theological blog on the issue of Scottish Independence over here. I didn't want to mix theology and politics by using this blog.
On the matter of future updates I would say that it is best to assume there will not be any or they will be very rare. Blogging was for a time, during my student days, but that time has drawn to a close. I hope to take it up again one day but it is not this day.
Thank you for reading, it was always a delight to write.