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Personal ramblings and rants of a somewhat twisted mind

Super Tuesday crashes Canadian Immigration Website




Thank goodness not all Americans think Trump is the next Messiah. Apparently, after the news that Trump had secured big wins from the Super Tuesday rounds, enquiries overwhelmed a Canadian Government immigration Website causing it to crash. If Trump does win the presidential race, will Canada be far enough away? Come to think of it, will Aotearoa New Zealand be far enough away? Antarctica, may find itself with its first permanent immigrants.

And Google reported a large spike in “move to Canada” searches. Of course his supporters are likely to blame both events of the success of Hillary Clinton in the Democrat primaries, but that’s the kind of nonsense they will fool themselves into believing.

Meanwhile the rest of the world wonders how so many Americans have fallen for Trump, hook, line and sinker. To gather in the conservative, and Christian fundamentalists, he now claims he’s a Christian – just like them. But is he? I guess it depends on what qualities one considers are necessary to justify the claim.

From my perspective, he lacks even the barest minimum qualities. Fellow Kiwi Bill Peddie is asking this question in his post Is Donald Trump a Christian? It’s worth a read irrespective of whether your are a believer or a non-believer.

Clare Flourish, in her post Drumpf raises many concerns about Trump and his rise and rise. Her last paragraph in that post says it all:

How authoritarian is the US? How despairing are its voters, to be shilled by this man?

Author: Barry

A post war baby boomer from Aotearoa New Zealand who has lived with migraines for as long as I can remember and discovered I am autistic at the age of sixty. I blog because in real life I'm somewhat backwards about coming forward with my opinions.

5 thoughts on “Super Tuesday crashes Canadian Immigration Website

  1. As an American myself, I’m dumbfounded and despairing. I think it says something quite disturbing about the culture that so many people seem to feel suspicious of, and deceived by, higher-level discourse – who take comfort and pleasure in the basest remarks. Contributing factors certainly include economic disparity and poor education – but more and more I’m coming to feel there’s something even deeper that has to do with denial of historic injustice. It’s not possible to be in such denial without it warping one’s character, I think.

    • You might be onto something with denial of historic injustice, although all societies suffer from this to a greater or lesser degree.

  2. I think it is the fact that the American people are distrustful of all regular politicians – they lie, cheat, steal and their words mean nothing. They are on the payroll of the rich And it is getting worse – the NSA spies on citizens surreptitiously, the Feds AKA Homeland Security, CIA, FBI, seem to feel free to arrest anyone anytime and then hold them without a trial in the name of national security. Jobs and wages continue to disappear as the rich get richer and the poor and middle class get poorer – and the politicians facilitate this. They are manipulated by Wall Street into everything from declaring war for big oil to destroying national forests and parks for industry (drilling and mining in the Arctic). Poisonous chemicals are often dumped by mfg into ground water to save money – regardless of the effect on the population. Fracking Is causing serious ground water pollution and other serious side effects. – all approved by politicians in the form of licences and permissions. Even with their wallets fat from taxpayer money, politicians are more and more being caught in immoral situations from screwing their secretaries when married to taking bribes.

    That is just a partial list of the grievances the public has with politicians. Trump may be a loud mouth blowhard dangerous narcissist but he can’t be bought and he says the most anti-establishment rhetoric of any of the politicians. He plays to their fears and carries them to the extreme. His rhetoric is comparable to Hitler’s early rants against the Jews.

    A pertinent quote from a German Lutheran pastor and writer, in the time of Hitler:

    When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a communist.

    When they locked up the social democrats,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat.

    When they came for the trade unionists,
    I did not speak out;
    I was not a trade unionist.

    When they came for the Jews,
    I remained silent;
    I wasn’t a Jew.

    When they came for me,
    there was no one left to speak out.

  3. Trump’s recent defense of torture puts him beyond the pale of any public office. I suspect the American people are about to learn the painful lesson that whether it is tyranny of a dictator or tyranny of a majority, it is still tyranny.

    • I think that if Trump does make it to the White house, it will be more than just Americans who will learn painful lessons about tyranny.

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