|Draft dodger John Wayne:|
I was looking for someone to compare John Key with… and just yesterday I found two great examples: John Wayne, the American racist and draft dodger and Hollywood actor along with Mr Weirdo Donald Trump. This from Truthout:
Last week, a media scrum covered the endorsement of Donald Trump by John Wayne's daughter, Aissa Wayne. The press event was held at the John Wayne Museum in his hometown of Winterset, Iowa, just two weeks before the caucuses in that state.
In a campaign based on Trump's agile celebrity branding of himself, akin to a political Kardashian, the endorsement by John Wayne's daughter was another masterful move, invoking images of the "golden age" of white Hollywood male virility. Yet Wayne never enlisted in the military during World War II. His image as a war hero is purely derived from his acting performances of valour and flinty cowboy stoicism filmed on Hollywood sets.
Well, John Key has a similar background, he has a Hollywood style bunch of psychopaths working for him creating a false background of financial intelligence, yet this same caring guy, couldn’t even remember what his views were on the Springboks tour, in the seventies…likewise key was too busy to consider spending anytime with our military defending our interests etc. Hell no that could be dangerous. Now of course he just loves our troops that he sends them to fight Obama’s illegal wars.
Key sees himself as a cardboard celebrity hero rather than a real one, just as John Wayne did as he avoids military service. Of course Trump too had a rich man’s aversion to military service, Truthout says:
“Of course, Wayne rose to fame by playing a symbol of power and strength in the movies, not by being one in real life. Similarly, Trump has taken his own tough-guy persona from his hit TV show, "The Apprentice," and made it his persona on the campaign trail.
An article on the website Neatorama examined Wayne's lucrative Hollywood years spent primarily in southern California, when not punctuated by vacations and filming in other locations. The recounting of Wayne's self-indulgent war years concluded: "From all the evidence, it just simply looks like a case of a man preferring to be a Hollywood movie star millionaire to being a $21.00 a month GI, risking his life in some foxhole or in a plane, overseas."
Similarly, Donald Trump chose not to serve in Vietnam. TheSmokingGun website discovered in 2011 that Trump's claim that he had received a high lottery number (the system used for drafting soldiers based on date of birth during most of the Vietnam War) wasn't true:
Despite Donald Trump’s claim this week that he avoided serving in the Vietnam War solely due to a high draft number, Selective Service records show that the purported presidential aspirant actually received a series of student deferments while in college and then topped those off with a medical deferment after graduation that helped spare him from fighting for his country....
Key is not dissimilar; he refuses to discuss some of the shadowy outfits he worked for as he misused the system created by Roger Douglas. He refuses to discuss his Ponzi style behaviour in relation to the financial collapse of countries like Spain, Ireland, and Iceland etc.
Key steers well clear of discussions around the bursting of the housing bubble in the US.
Now he loves to create a cardboard impression of a deep thinking boy financial wonder whiz-kid. Truthout continue:
Asked about the last of his five deferments, Trump said that his disqualifying medical condition was a bone spur in one of his feet (he could not remember which one). It is unknown on which golf course the injury was sustained.
Key has similar memory loss of various aspects of his past…He can’t remember how he voted in Parliament on the drinking age, on increasing GST, on if he pees in the shower, or even if he enjoys pulling pony tails. He can’t remember in what companies he has shares. He can’t remember if he knew the guy he illegally appointed as boss of the GCSB. Truthout went on saying:
“With Trump at [Aissa Wayne's] side, she told reporters, "The reason I am here to support Mr. Trump is because America needs help, and we need a strong leader, and we need someone like Mr. Trump with leadership qualities, someone with courage, someone who is strong like John Wayne."
|Key - Hosking joined in the middle?|
New Zealand’s equivalent to Aissa Wayne is without doubt Mike Hosking firstly and secondly Paul Henry. Truthout suggests that;
Neither Wayne nor Trump is larger than life. They are examples of "stars" who know how to embellish images into "larger than life" brands regardless of their personal failings. Wayne was masterful at depicting hardened heroes on celluloid, but avoided military service at a time when GIs were in fierce combat in WW II. Trump intuitively understands and manipulates the need for celebrity sensationalism on television - and has been a wily user of twitter to launch tawdry news bite grenades that the corporate media then broadcast eagerly.
Key naturally does the same…pretends to be what he is not, he is a paper image that secretly rests solely on his ability to buy what he wants using your money…he brought Hollywood favour using tax-papers money, he did the same with Sky City, did the same with the Saudi so-called business man who he bribed. He brought off Whale-Oil and especially the Auckland branch / Division of the National Party to ensure that he got a seat he couldn’t lose, not for him the hard work of pounding the street in search of votes…
I think that Donald Trump John Wayne and John Key are all tarred with the same brush…the brush of bullshit and image creation, because all three are really nothing more than con-artists of the highest order. I think John Key actually believes that because he creeps and crawls into the All Blacks dressing room holding a bottle of Tui makes him an All Black…when all it makes him is an idiot…[Does anyone know if he ever played rugby or cricket or anything for that matter?]