‘Mr Trump is the promoter of paranoid fantasies, a xenophobe and an ignornamus His business consists of the erection of ugly monuments to his vanity. He has no experience of political office…Mr Trump is grossly unqualified for the world’s most important polticial office.’
And according to a Robert Kagan in Martin’s article, ‘Mr Trump is also “the GOP’s Frankenstein monster”…’ What more glorious tribute could any American paid to this rogue called Donald Trump?
And it is precisely these attributes that made Trump what he is and what America is today, the Number One super power. And rogue or no rogue, Donald Trump is likely to be the Republican’s candidate for the Presidency and could be the President of the USA?
Singaporean leaders must be suffering in anguish at such a rogue that they would have to deal with when Trump comes calling in his Air Force One. Maybe we should erect a ERP in Changi Airport with a banner saying, ‘No rogue President in Singapore’.
No wonder Singapore can never be as great as the USA. The Americans will break any barriers, any rules, to be great. Singapore will play by the rules, by any rules, right rules, wrong rules, good rules, bad rules, as long as they are rules, Singaporeans will obey the rules. And the new rules coming up, No rogues can become the President of Singapore.
Donald, you get that?
Oh, let me return to say something good for Singapore in its pursuit for greatness. Martin’s article also mentioned about why Rome was great and this was what he said quoting Alexander Hamilton, ‘He notedthat Rome itself, with its careful duplication of magistracies, depended in it shours of need on the grant of absolute, albeit temporary, power to one man called a “dictator”.’ Martin went on to say that in the end ‘Augustus, heir of the popular party teminated the (farcical) republic and installed himself as emperor. He did so by preserving all the forms of the republic, while he dispensed with their meaning.’’ The world farcical is mine.
Singapore may not become as great as the USA with the prohibition of a rogue President but can become as great as Rome like the times of Emperor Augustus.