Hello loves, why am I sorry? well I wanted to try and resist the temptation to have my say on the inauguration of President Trump but I can’t, so if this is going to spoil your Saturday morning coffee, log off now, as always there will be no hard feelings xx
Always, as I start to write my mind begins to focus on the subject but this one brought up so many questions that I have written this post in the form of an interview. I did this so that I could try and avoid being sensationalist and prejudicial to the man who is now President.
Why does it matter so much to you? it shouldn’t , I’m British and he is not my President in any sense of the word. However that’s not how life works is it? he is effectively the leader of the free world and influences pretty much every country on trade, security and international relations. I want to have faith in the person who does that and I’m not sure I do.
Its because he is too close to Russia isn’t it? No, in fact I think a closer relationship with Russia would be great as long as its an equal partnership based on trust and not threat.
So, whats my problem? if I was an American I am pretty sure that I would be a Democrat, that party has values most closely aligned to mine, but my problem isn’t that Mr Trump is a Republican. Its more to do with him being someone who seems to lack control, to be able to speak with reason and caution in equal measure, to not make remarks about women or Mexicans or Muslims that make me physically flinch.
So he’s a loud mouth, so what? this is where I was able to narrow it down to one single, seemingly trivial thing- I don’t want him to take to Twitter every time something bothers him and I don’t want those tweets to be as uncontrolled and inflammatory as they are.
What have you got against Twitter? the answer is nothing and Mr Trump is free to tweet as the outgoing President did but when he does he must remember that everyone is reading them not just his supporters, not just Americans , EVERYONE.
So, what do you want? I want his administration to be as successful as possible, I want him to bring manufacturing back to the USA as that would be good for everyone.I want him to listen to advice and become a great President ,I really do.
Now what? Well…..Im going to hope for the best, but I also wore this hat today…….
Nice hat right? pink with cat ears, knitted in Wool and the Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool,right up my alley …….except this is a hat with a message.
The pattern comes from the Pussy Hat Project, a group of women ( around a 100,000) that are going to march in Washington wearing these hats.
Whats the point? pop over to http://www.pussyhatproject.com to read their full explanation, but basically its a celebration of womens strength , our ability to create, our ability to organise,to reclaim pink as the colour of strength and to send a visual message to the new President that women are watching and expect him to treat them with respect.
Normal service will resume next week but you know what? I might still be wearing that hat!