March 14, 2012 and Barack Obama has officially welcomed UK PM David Cameron to the States. Both may be excellent statesmen or not. It depends upon your viewpoint. Here for what it is worth is this blogger's personal viewpoint.
Both leaders have made speeches today. Both have sycophantly praised each other. At one point I began to wonder what is in a word. After all when President Obama referred to War as theatre he is not alone. However by terming it in such a way does it somehow make it less like murder? Similarly I was left wondering this when I watched the Bradley Manning footage which showed US troops cold bloodedly killing civilians but calling it engaging.
Choosing words carefully is important. After all say it the right way and would be voters will fall for it hook line and sinker. Tell it as it is and you may be booted out of office.
David Cameron has today stood in front of the media and quite frankly talked BS. He knows it is BS. Obama knows it is BS. Any person with an ounce of common sense knows it is BS. He may wrap it up in fine words and soft soap for the general public but we are not as stupid as he hopes.
We are sick and tired of increasing UK unemployment, our supposed love affair with the US, our ties to a crumbling Europe, our involvement in conflicts, our huge sums of money spent outside of the UK and, in this blogger's, case our UK Coalition government.
The UK sank one more place on the list of the World's most prominent countries this week. It is time we took a back seat. It is time we addressed our problems at home. It is time the fat cats ceased to prosper on the back of the have nots. It is time for a fairer UK society. It is time to leave conflicts abroad behind not be contemplating involvement in yet more.
An Internet buddy has a good phrase which he uses at times about people. He will say that they have "BS baffled brains" Yes sadly too many people have. Perhaps more worryingly too many that do are in positions of power.
For heaven's sake as my old Mum used to say "Speak the turth and shame the devil"
Eileen Kersey manages TEK Staff Blog