Friday, 22 April 2016
Boris: Ignorant Or Just Plain Stupid?
Boris Johnson told off President Barack Obama for having the temerity to offer an opinion on Brexit. The United States would never share its sovereignty, Boris announced and, in any case, President Obama has only voiced his opinion because his Kenyan ancestry makes him naturally anti-British. Now these are both curious arguments coming from Boris. In the first instance the United States is made up of 50 sovereign states who share that sovereignty under a federal government. In other words those 50 sovereign states have already voluntarily given up part of their sovereignty to form a greater and stronger combination. The clue is in the title - the United States. Boris also has non-British ancestry, in his case Turkish. Now given that Turkey was at war with Britain during WWI does that mean that Boris secretly hates Britain and does that explain his wish for it to exit from the EU? It certainly makes you think. Which is more than you can say for Boris who has managed to be both factually wrong and racist at one and the same time. Barack Obama is no more Kenyan than Boris Johnson is Turkish. The difference between the two men, however, lies in the quantity of their intelligence. Barack Obama has a great deal of it, Boris has practically none. Comparing Boris to Obama is actually a fruitless exercise, but comparing Boris to Donald Trump is a different matter. Both men are ignorant, both are plainly stupid and both would make spectacularly incompetent leaders of any country, let alone the USA and the UK.