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Do World Leaders deserve any Respect?
Prime Minister (UK) - Gordon Brown
Sometimes, I shake my head when I hear or read comments people make about World leaders in Public. Lots of people seem to have a chip on their shoulder about them. Maybe I am being over sensitive, but here are some instances below:
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Top Gear presenter – Jeremy Clarkson publicly called Gordon Brown “a one-eyed Scottish idiot”, early this year in a Press conference in Sydney.
It’s no secret that the Prime Minister lost his sight in one eye after a rugby accident as a teenager He can’t see from one eye which is a disability.
Jeremy’s comments: “(In the UK) we've got this one-eyed Scottish idiot,” he said. “He keeps telling us everything's fine and he's saved the world and we know he's lying, but he's smooth at telling us.”
This coming from a “famous” person, making a mockery of someone’s disability. Jeremy has since apologised.
Queen Elizabeth II
A labour Election Candidate, Peter White called the called the Queen a ‘parasite’ and 'vermin' on Facebook. His comments were in reference to celebrating the Diamond Jubilee.
His comments: ''What is the point of celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of someone who is born into a position of privilege, she is a parasite and milks this country for everything she can………Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with a public holiday but lets have one that means something, rather than celebrating vermin.''
He has since apologised too but sadly for him, it was announced on the news on 2 Dec 09 that the Labour party bosses had sacked him.
Then there is the issue of Obama’s Presidency. I can’t even begin to start posting reams of comments I have read on Website Forums and other places. The man can do no right. There are a few posts I could copy on this Hub but have just done a search and found one newly posted this week in Hubpages Forums. It states:
“Barely a year in and he's got the Nobel Peace Prize. The promises he made for peace in the Middle-east are forgotten. His rhetoric to tackle the Palestine problem are lost. His promise to end the war in Afghanistan are met with more troops who will be withdrawn sometime next year. He struts, he poses, he touches, he feels.
He's a Tony Blair with designer wear. He's a sham. He's shallow and impotent. The leader of the free world is an actor from the same theatre. The world looks on astonished. He had so much potential - but the emperor has clothes.”
Is there any need for this?
Going by the first 2 responses to the post, no one seems to be particularly interested in his point of view anyway.
I guess some people are reading this article and thinking “well, it’s freedom of speech”. Fair enough but, you have to admit - it's not in good taste.So, back to the question, do you think our World leaders deserve any respect?
Rest in Peace - Benazir Bhutto (former PM of Pakistan)
A few days after writing this Hub on 13 December 09, someone lashes out at the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Milan - assaulting him. (leaving him with two broken teeth).
Then there is that famous line "It was by a person who had "mental problems"". I don't think so!!