The gutsy, gusty winds of change from America seemed to have affected the reception of CNN in Gouna, which now flickers on and off, as bombs explode in Alexandria, so it is hard to tell what is going on back home.
So I’m forced to watch the Beeb, which for some reason has no such problems, as it reports mainly about Tory hard Brexit gibberish or news coming from regions few care much about.
But from what I can tell, despite these mysterious CNN technical issues in Gouna TV land, America is finally waking up, even as El Gouna wallows in its insipidly vacuous, wind-surfing, Euro-extraction raison d’être.
It’s the kids who are showing the way, as the boomer generation retreats into the angry resentment of irrelevant old age.
They have forgotten that they, too, once marched, and ended a disastrous war, and removed a sitting President. They have forgotten that they once were The Last Best Hope. They’ve forgotten how Lennon died; but I was glad to see Sir Paul has not.
The boomers have accepted that the dreams of their youth are now a scorched wasteland, as guns in America kill more people every few years than the number of US soldiers who died in Vietnam. A country that has 300 million firearms in private hands is not a normal place; it’s an insane asylum.
Has there ever been anything more poignant than those four minutes of silence during the March for Our Lives?
Meanwhile the impoverished haters are lurking in their trailer park homes, their fingers on the trigger, washing down their opioids with endless 24-z cans of El Cheapo Ice beer, as they clutch their Bibles, watch the right-wing terrorist network called FOX, and turn scared that the world they were falsely told was theirs is now evaporating faster than you can say DOW meltdown.
But their kids are more than all right. They are the future.
No more guns, they say.
Let’s indulge ourselves in a naive liberal dream that suddenly seems not so far-fetched.
The possession of an AR15 should be turned into a felony.
No more permits to carry concealed weapons.
Legislate gun manufacturer liability, and level criminal charges on the activities of the NRA against the American people. Time to really regulate guns, just like cars, alcohol or tobaccee.
But why stop at guns?
No more wars. The US should withdraw from Afghanistan immediately, and close down 50 per cent of its overseas bases. Enough with the toxic Strategic Command masturbation fantasies.
Cancel the Jerusalem embassy plans. It is not the place of the United Staves to solve the problems of the Middle East. Instead, lead by example, not by force.
The military budget should be slashed in half, with the money saved going to providing Universal health care and free state college tuition to all.
Fire Scott Pruitt now.
Cancel Bolton’s, Gina Haspel, and Pompeo’s appointments.
Get rid of Betsy Devos.
Fire Shulkin and force him to pay back all his giddy tax-payer funded junkets, not just him but any other cabinet or congressional thieves of the public purse.
Remove Neil Gorsuch and all the recent right-wing Federal judge appointees.
Preserve US involvement in NAFTA.
Cancel the tariffs.
Protect Planned Parenthood from righ wing religious nuts.
Regain Democratic control of Congress and restore America to being a liberal Democracy that all Americans can be proud of.
Time for Mueller to do his thing, hopefully sooner rather than later.
Which could lead to the festering dotard pig and his family and associates becoming permanent guests at Sing Sing.
Long live the real America. And long live the true children of Democracy.
With a generation like this, the future suddenly again looks bright.
,Just don’t let the dream slip away, Emma, David, and the rest of the Parkland survivors. Don’t listen to the ones who are sure to see economic opportunity in parlaying your fame.
Don’t ever become like us.
Lead the way. This is your world now.