Thanks to the summitry of president Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, in a Sheldon Adelson casino in Singapore, Hollywood is safe from imminent nuclear attack. Kim’s hostile designs on Tinseltown, and Sony Pictures, in particular, originated in a Seth Rogen and James Franco 2014 farce, The Interview, which tells the improbable story of two lame characters recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim, which they succeed in doing with a rocket, thereby, giving additional meaning to Trump’s frequent insult of “Rocket Man.”
Canada’s Justin Trudeau is an earnest young altruist who believes human nature is essentially good, and public service a noble calling with the end of elevating everyone. That makes him an outlier, a weakling in a world where spoils accrue, more often than not, to the strong, in places where the last shall never be first, and consensus building is a fault.
The prime minister wouldn’t last long in an America transformed, seemingly overnight, into duchies of self-interest that vie with each other for superiority. Even the good guys, whoever they may be at any given moment, recite the mantra that politics is a dirty business; and so it is, by way of self-fulfilling prophecy.