A Strange Thing

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Are we entering a world governed by comedians?

Submitted: September 07, 2016

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A Strange Thing.

 

Even though I am living in Ireland I am still pretty much bombarded with news of the US Presidential Race. But there is one thing I can’t help noticing. Hillary Clinton appears on the news when there is some supposed scandal that, in one way or another, she might or might not be connected with. Donald Trump, however, seems to make an appearance almost every day! And generally this is not over some supposed scandal but mostly about something that he has just said.

There does seem to be some discrepancy in the type of reporting being used to cover the two candidates.

 

Of course there is the element of entertainment to consider. I don’t think many people spend their time laughing over Hillary’s remarks. But Donald Trump frequently appears to be an entertainer – a comedian, to be precise. Some of his remarks are so ludicrous they just can’t be taken seriously. That wall between Mexico – is he really serious about building it. And then making the Mexicans pay!

 

In the UK, Boris Johnson was also a bit of a comedian. And at one stage he was expected to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party following David Cameron’s resignation. He did not run in the end but instead became the government’s Foreign Secretary. Now, Boris had always been out-spoken, loved to say just what he thought of various people, including those from other countries governments. And these are the very people he is now meeting as a representative of the UK.

 

Is this a new world trend? Do we really want to be represented by comedians? I guess the US Presidential Election will show this one way or another. Personally, I don’t find anything funny about the state of the world today but maybe that’s just me. After all, they do say, ‘All the world’s a stage’.


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