Haiku reflections on Japan, International or other matters

Take it easy Abe PM

Abe giving me

the creeps with his bowing down

To the white house creep

 

So, Shinzo Abe is creating jobs now for Americans.  How good of him.  He seems to be really bending over backwards to show how solicitous he is.  Shouldn’t he focus on creating jobs for Japanese, especially Japanese women who he should be bringing into the work place with steadier jobs or back into the work place after pregnancy or other reasons for having to temporarily leave?  I find it worrying how he bows down to this creep.    I know he needs outside help what with North Korea’s most recent action but it need not be America (how about NATO which Trump dislikes) and it makes me cringe. Meanwhile, Trump’s bromance with Putin is said to be cooling down. Maybe Abe wants to replace him. Anyway, he almost puts me off wanting to go to Japan for another thing.

Another person I don’t have much respect for is our own PM who is under fire here at home over internal affairs but also under fire over the annual St. Patrick’s day trip to the White House where a bowl of shamrock is always presented to the POTUS.  I hate this tradition anyway as it reeks of what is called shamroigery (shamroig is Irish for shamrock as you can guess, so shamroigery is overstating nonsensical supposedly Irish symbols  – if would be paddywhackery if Ireland were being obliged to do it by the US and they didn’t want to though maybe that is also the case as they can’t seem to get out of doing it year after year!!).  This is the case especially as the Irish government leader takes part in it.  I don’t care who the POTUS is.  Mr Orangina or his predecessors (with Irish links or not).  He says he is going over to take care of the status of illegal Irish immigrants and says he intends to call out the man on his foreign policies – which I don’t think he will have the nerve to do – but this would be a great excuse to stop the stupid, cringe-worthy shamrock tradition once and for all.   It might seem trivial to complain about this but even though this is an act of friendship to the people of America not just the president, and America still welcomes the friendship of other countries especially now I’m sure, Trump should not be treated the same as previous presidents and it is still nonsense to give something which has no real meaning (and which I’m guessing most Americans don’t give a stuff about). I mean, why doesn’t he just wear a leprechaun’s top hat while he’s at it?  Well, they could ‘accidentally’ drop the bowl of shamrock on his head if they must bring it over at all. Another thing which makes me cringe about my turf though I am generally not unhappy to be the nationality I am.

OK, he has already called the guy racist and dangerous during the elections which is not obsequious like Abe’s announcements (who has also said that America’s internal policy is America’s business – no coincidence there – but it’s foreign policy all this wall business and keeping out people from those 7 countries no matter how temporarily) but he did that from the safety of this side of the Atlantic and then tried to back pedal on that almost immediately after Trump was elected.  He makes me sick to my stomach as does Abe.  It seems to me that Abe has strong right-wing tendencies so I can see why he gets on so well with Trump but our guy shares Trump’s arrogance (though thankfully not misogyny or racism from what I can see).  He might soon be out the door anyway for his actions over this side of the water.  With any luck Trump’s reign will not last as long.

 

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