Donald J. Trump: Punk Rock President

By —— Bio and Archives--March 28, 2017

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[John Lydon—Johnny Rotten, “Sex Pistols”] said the unconventional outsider President Trump was a type of punk rock politician who was being unfairly attacked by the media establishment.

He dubbed Mr. Trump “a complicated fellow”, adding: “As one journalist once asked me, is he the political Sex Pistol?  In a way.”

When host Piers Morgan described Mr. Trump as “the archetypal anti-establishment figure”, Mr. Lydon said: “Dare I say, a possible friend.”

Liam Deacon “The Working Class Have Spoken

Punk rock icon John Lydon (“Johnny Rotten”) recently opined that President Trump is “in a way” a political punk rocker.  Before dismissing such a notion out of hand let’s see how Trump scores on a punk rock check list:

  1. Anti-establishment?  Check.
  2. Insults and ridicules elites?  Check.
  3. Gives the establishment the heebie-jeebies?  Check.   
  4. Loud and rude at timesResonates with the working classGives media the finger?  Check, check, and big check.

So, there you have it, apparently, the United States of America has its first punk rock president.  A punk rock president with the Divine Hand of Providence upon him—now there’s a sight you don’t see every day.

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Jim ONeill -- Bio and Archives | Comments

Born June 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two.  Worked as a commercial diver in the waters off of Scotland, India, and the United States.  Worked overseas in the Merchant Marines.  While attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student in 1998 was presented with the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award,” 1st place undergraduate division.  (The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with money she won from successfully suing a national newspaper for libel).  Awarded US Army, US Navy, South African, and Russian jump wings.  Graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School, 1970).  Member of Mensa, China Post #1, and lifetime member of the NRA and UDT/SEAL Association.

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