Here's the first. A man famous for empty gestures. Once a footballer, something he ended the day he married his stick insect, now a mere 'image.' Aged 37 he signs for the desperate for attention PSG in France, a club that earnestly desires to be one of the big clubs in the world. Beckham will offer no football advantage to him, his talent was always less than his reputation, and at 37 he will struggle to play in a side now in the latter stages of the Champions League.
However 'image' is what matters! His wife has manipulated the media so well that every haircut, every daft tattoo, everything he says, and wisely he says little, is headline news around the world. Moving to Paris, on the last day of the Transfer Window, enabled him to grab all the headlines. The donation of his salary (around £3.5 million) has gained great appreciation, although the personal appearances, sponsorship and advert etc, will gain his ten times that much, and give her room to play the field among the money men.
The adulation he receives, his worldwide following accepting him as a family man (I wonder what that secretary thought of that - allegedly), the people, even footballers, who consider him 'cool,' or a 'role model,' when at all times he is as honest as a six pound note! Alex Ferguson saw through him and his bird straight away, how often he must have relished kicking that boot at him! From the day he met her stupidity has ruled, and some claim it found an early home there, and the happy family image has been encouraged in the drive for fame and fortune. But is it true? Is there anything underneath bar a pair of empty people seeking fame to fill empty lives? I think not. I do however despair at a younger generation that sees this man as one to follow. There are plenty of 'real men' out there!
Talking of empty men! Once again our hero PM has gone a hunting war! He learnt from Tony Blairs experience in Sierra Leone that people vote for strong leaders. he forgot that people dump those that take them into wars for wrong reasons, and has yet learned that 'mission creep' is foolhardy.' Therefore he has yet again sent troops into action, this time backing the French in Mali, a place in which the French have much experience and the UK absolutely none whatsoever, and is talking about fighting nasty people there. He has toured several North African nations, including a stop in a security cleared Libyan square, to meet the people "we supported." He has not gone to the ares where the people we supported are now Islamic terrorists I note. Pity! The Great Leader penetrated to Liberia to attend an international summit on poverty. While meeting schoolchildren with his condescending plastic smile against their genuine ones he found that many wished to be Teachers, Lawyers, Doctors and politicians. He informed said kids that in the UK schoolchildren just wish to be footballers and pop stars. How nice of him to insult his own nations children, a great many of whom will become Teachers, Lawyers, Doctors and politicians, but I don't suppose he would notice. Since taking office he has offered empty gestures day after day. No real benefit has been met by the UK society, although many more are on benefits and constantly informed to find jobs that do not exist by millionaire cabinet ministers. As Dave chairs the summit I ask will anything change, except the UK offering less money to ending poverty?
er, no, it's not worth it is it, not really.....