I watched with curiosity the big protest against Trump in London this week.
As regular readers will know, I’m not a big fan of Mr Trump, however what we saw in London really had very little to do with Donald Trump.
Something else was going on which was much more interesting that Trump, a blimp and a crowd of angry people.
What was interesting was the anger. I watched a few interviews with protesters and there seemed to be a constant theme of rage simmering below the surface. The interviewer asked, “What specifically do you dislike about Trump and his policies?”
The replies were most often incoherent, sentimental, ignorant, inaccurate or all of the above.
The most cogent reply was from a young woman who said with a big smile, “I don’t know. I’m just angry.”
This is where it gets very interesting. Why the anger? Britain, like the USA, is one of the most privileged, affluent and aspirational countries on earth. As in the USA, if you want to get ahead and find happiness and you are not hindered by circumstances beyond your control, you can improve your life. Why the anger?
The boy is on to something. Read it all.