Forget Radical Islamic Terrorism, Trump’s Been Tweeting Again!
Over the past couple of weeks, the government and media have been in a flap about Donald Trump’s controversial retweeting of an ‘anti-Muslim video’ posted by the deputy leader of far-right political group Britain First. Indeed, Theresa May felt compelled to take the stage on national television and declare that ‘British Muslims are peaceful’ and that Trump’s attitude was ‘divisive’ and ‘wrong’. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has even called for Trump’s impending visit to the UK to be cancelled. And of course Guardian columnist and full-time snivelling snowflake Owen Jones has piled in on the debate, issuing a warning to the PM that there will be a ‘mass demonstration of unprecedented scale’ should she allow the President of the United States into the country.
These people sure do have their priorities straight.
Trump remained stoic and undeterred as ever, hitting back at Theresa May by telling her via Twitter that dealing with ‘the Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom’ would be a far better use of her time.
He is dead right of course.
The attitude of our ruling elite and some of the media outlets in this country is completely insane. How have we got to the point where when a man blows up children in a pop concert we are told to ‘Go about your lives as normal’ but more or less encouraged to riot when someone who posts comments we don’t agree with on the internet pays a visit to London?
Of course we have seen a further act of terror since the atrocity that took place in Manchester on the 22nd of May. Eight lives were lost in London when three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians then launched a knife attack in Borough Market on June 3rd. A similar media narrative to Manchester unfolded soon after the incident: ‘London is strong’, ‘London is resilient’, and ‘They will not divide us or change our way of life!’
I disagree. As someone who lives in the capital, I often pass through the ominous concrete blocks that have since been placed at the openings of the walkways on London Bridge. But more to the point, the victims and their families have of course had their lives changed forever, in the worst way possible.
Admittedly it is the Manchester attack that seems to have had the biggest impact on me. My reasons for this are threefold: Firstly, I lived in Manchester for a number of years, so the city is close to my heart. Secondly, the attack was so unimaginably evil that, as a mother, it has affected me to the point where not a day goes by when I don’t think about it. And finally, I was utterly disgusted by what I felt was the lack of outrage by our politicians over a terror attack that took things to the next level by targeting children as young as eight. Why are they any less upset than I am? Do they not have children too?
I can’t help but wonder how the parents of the victims feel when our government and media is up in arms about Trump’s Twitter account activity, after having been so quick to implore the public to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ when their kids were killed as they made their way out of an Ariana Grande concert. And more specifically, how do they feel when the figureheads of our government go out of their way to stand up for the religion that spawned the monster who murdered their children?
If Donald Trump is so awful, then perhaps when he arrives to open the new American Embassy in London on February 26 everyone can smile, go about their day as usual, and then later gather together to hold hands and join in a rousing chorus of ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger.’
Because that’s how we’re meant to show our outrage, right?