Tuesday, December 8, 2015

No Trump, please: Petition to UK Parliament to block Donald Trump from UK entry went live today and rapidly gains signatures, and another petition to strip Donald Trump of his honorary degree from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen is also making good progress

By Patrick

Donald Trump is doing his very best to make a travesty out of American politics, and we all should do our contribution to bring this "tragic comedy" to an end. But what can be done? UK citizens today have been offered an easy choice. An official petition, directed at the UK government and UK Parliament has been granted, and the title of the petition is straightforward:

"Block Donald J Trump from UK entry - The signatories believe Donald J Trump should be banned from UK entry."


The petition explains the reasoning:

"The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK.

If the United Kingdom is to continue applying the 'unacceptable behaviour' criteria to those who wish to enter its borders, it must be fairly applied to the rich as well as poor, and the weak as well as powerful."

The petition is rapidly gaining signatures, and there can be little doubt in my view that the petition will eventually reach 100,000 signatures. This would mean that the UK Parliament will most likely debate the petition. This is democracy in action, a concept that "King Donald" won't like one bit.

More information about how these petitions work (excerpt):

On the website, you can even view the "petition map" and see from which parts of the UK the signatures are coming from - this will of course change quickly:

It is already apparent that Scotland is leading the charge. This will come as no surprise, as Donald Trump is hugely unpopular is Scotland, after he built a very controversial golf course and treated the local population like garbage:

The "Aberdeen Voice" explains more about the background of this petition - NOTE: The page is now experiencing issues due to heavy traffic - here is the Google Cache.

Suzanne Kelly, petition author, said:

“The petition will allow all UK residents who want to stand up against hate speech and Donald Trump’s hate speech specifically the opportunity to do so. Trump persists with comments which I feel denigrating races, nationalities, women, religious groups. I would term this hate speech, and to my mind he becomes more outlandish and unacceptable as each day passes. I am not alone in feeling this way by a long shot."

“We are looking at a US Presidential candidate who wants to institute policies which to me are fascism. People have been barred from the United Kingdom for less.”


Suzanne Kelly has been following Donald Trump’s exploits from the Menie Estate Golf Development to recent gaffes and today’s shocking suggestion Muslims be barred from entering the United States. She has written articles and reports on Donald Trump for Aberdeen Voice, a free, online newspaper serving Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland.

She also contributed to the BBC’s Panorama programme on Trump, and some of her work has been used by journalist Anthony Baxter in his film A Dangerous Game, which followed his award-winning film on Trump’s presence at Menie, ‘You’ve Been Trumped’.

There are even more bad news from Aberdeen for Donald Trump:

In 2010, Donald Trump received an honorary degree from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. A worse choice is hard to imagine, but luckily, another petition is forcing the University to reconsider their decision: The petitioners demand that Donald Trump's honorary degree should be revoked.

The University is now starting to have second thoughts:

RGU’s principal is “considering the position” of Donald Trump’s honorary degree from the university after thousands of people called for it to be revoked.

The announcement comes as a campaign to have the tycoon’s Doctorate of Business Administration reversed has quickly gained momentum today.

More than 8,000 people have now signed a petition supporting the cause.

And RGU has revealed its principal is looking into the matter.

A spokesman for the university said: “Mr Trump’s honorary degree was awarded in 2010.

“Business and entrepreneurship are key areas of focus for the university, and Mr Trump is recognised for these activities (including his investment in the North-east).

“This award was made prior to the appointment of RGU’s current principal, Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, who is considering the position.

“He is totally committed to equality of opportunity and to respect for different cultures, values which are an important part of RGU’s ethos.”

The billionaire was recognised by the North-east university in 2010.

The USA and the rest of the world do not need a "King Donald." He is a man who ruthlessly exploits the propaganda techniques of the Nazis, and it is a long known fact that these techniques will work really well with a significant part of the population. 

For example, the Nazis insisted over and over again that the Jews are evil, should be stripped of their rights and should be thrown out of the country, and as a reaction, large parts of the population then did not discuss whether the Jews are evil or not, but after a while they only started to talk about how evil the Jews actually are. This is an easy technique which of course also works really well with "Mexicans" or "Muslims": At some point it becomes a self-evident fact that these groups are "evil", and then people only talk about the "degree of evil" - and what to do about it.

Donald Trump despises the values of the Western World, which are liberty, justice and righteousness, and he wants to change these values. We should not let this happen.

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