May 11, 2020
Much revered in the U.S., former Australian PM John Howard is only surpassed as the ultimate political “Automatic Pragmatic” by current American President Donald Trump because, just like John Howard, Donald Trump has – in many respects – mastered the “Art of Persuasion”!
Sure, Donald Trump (unlike John Howard) is in many respects an unsavoury, cavalier character; however, in so many respects, Trump is a political genius. And yes, Kim Jung-on is a heinous despot heading up an erratic, murderous regime now armed with nuclear weapons capable of being launched against American (and Australian) cities!
Now digressing (but very relevant), Trump is thumping his G7 allies because their subsidies against and tariffs on American manufacturing goods hurt everyday Americans’ employment/standards of living. Trump, just like John Howard, realises just what the “clever people,” “chaff-head celeb set” and other assorted “glitterati gladiator” intellectual elites do not: that not everybody is biologically and/or temperamentally suited to tertiary education and therefore able to earn a living in the “new economies” continuously touted by the “clever people” as the best thing since sliced bread for every American’s (and Australian’s) futures.
Therefore I contend a desperate (no matter what Putin promises) Kim Jung-on will put his trust in Trump in order to survive. And to Trump, with such trust there is respect; with respect there are values. Without values there is nothing! Donald Trump has spent his life investing in (thus, valuing) a nation he now leads. He trusts, respects and values freedom, and his stance is gathering traction…worldwide.