Donald Trump reminds me of General Ripper in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr Strangelove.’ Ripper issues a ‘no recall’ order to the nuclear Boeing B52 bombers under his command at Burpleston Airbase in South Carolina to attack the Russian Nuclear Doomsday machine in Siberia. If attacked the Doomsday machine is wired to unleash 500 nuclear missiles on America, thus ensuring the end of the world. With Burpleston sealed off at Ripper’s orders from any interference from Congress or the Presidency, the crazed base commander, cigar in mouth, whisky in hand, settles down on his sofa and, with a friendly arm around Group Captain Lionel Mandrake (Peter Sellars) on secondment from the RAF, explains to him how Communist inspired fluoridation is destroying the sperm of American men and why it is essential to destroy Russia.
Is Donald Trump the 21st century’s General Ripper? On Friday he stood in front of a Boeing Dreamliner at the company’s factory in South Carolina, and announced a massive re-arming of America’s armed forces. He did not specify exactly why American was re-arming, or what enemy he had in mind, but, he declared, the manufacture of armaments, including presumably nuclear weapons, was a good thing if it gave people jobs.
Trump is a salesman and keeps his message simple. Up to now his prescription for America’s ills does not vary. Indeed his speeches are like a doctor’s prescription written in the air by his right thumb and forefinger.
Frequent dosing is everything.
Rx ‘America First, I promise you, believe me’
Repeat as required.
Signe (sic) Dr Donald.
Will these weapons have any use?
Today the nuclear powered aircraft carrier ‘Carl Vinson’ sailed for the South China Seas and the Spratly Islands dispute. It was last in the South China sea two years ago. (Reported by BBC Fake News 19.2.17)