going abroad

Oh, those wacky Brits.

For the past couple of weeks, a social media campaign has sought to make Green Day’s classic 2004 jam “American Idiot” the No. 1 tune in the UK by the time Trump arrives Friday. The “Get American Idiot to No.1 for Trump’s UK Visit” Facebook page has been advocating for some type of musical protest during a Trump visit to Britain pretty much since the start of his presidency. After Trump’s “working visit” — as opposed to a formal state visit — was announced in April, the effort went into overdrive.
The campaign asks people to download “American Idiot” between Friday, July 6, and Friday, July 13, to push the 14-year-old single to the top of the Official UK Charts.
Sure.  Sure.
As we parse the meanings here, where Trump jumps out in front of criticism of his approaching meeting with Putin and current supposition of implication thereof on the meaning of that twined with his seeming move for Putin’s objective in undermining NATO…
Germany is… captive to Russia…
… they buy natural gas from them, see…
And once upon a time, surely… it went beyond such energy business transactions.
Not so much a call of hypocrisy, though maybe that’s in it — if facile, and not so much a policy point made, and maybe the fact that it isn’t is part of the point in overwhelming the allies,
Just… Pee Wee Herman as President.  “I know you are but what am I?”

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