George Graham

No Holds Barred

Written by gwgraeme


You probably have never been in a street fight or a barroom brawl. Neither have I.

At school and later at the YMCA, I used to box. Big gloves, Marquess of Queensberry rules, that kind of thing.

And I’ve been in a few harmless fist fights over the years.

But a no-holds-barred brawl  is quite different. You hit below the belt. You bite and scratch and kick and gouge.

So when people like John Brennan are outraged by Trump’s tactics, I have to wonder whether they’ve ever been in a real knockdown drag out fight.

Surely, Brennan must’ve encountered some dirty fighters while he was boss of the CIA?

Yes, Trump is a dirty fighter.  Are you surprised?

Of course he will revoke those security clearances. And he won’t care about being “fair.”

And that’s just the start. He has no rules, no compunctions.  He will stop at nothing when he feels threatened. And he has some nasty associates.

So, here’s a message to all you Boy Scouts out there. Be prepared.

It’s going to take a lot more than moral outrage and indignant TV interviews to stop Trump.

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About the author


I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for