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Trump’s Anti-Farewell Speeches

An almost 100% majority on earth is overjoyed that it’s over. “You’re history” many placards laconically stated. Well, – or rather not so well – some people might have crowed too soon. First Trump’s last words to a tiny group of clockwork toys when leaving the White House; then his video message: Trump at his […]

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Democracy Under Attack

Once again the attack on the Capitol, incited by Donald Trump,  confirms that the only thing you can rely on with Trump is his unreliability, is his delusion, his incapability to see the world as it is, not to mention understand it. The seeds he sowed in the last five years (I include his election […]

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The Farce Must Go on

As could have been expected, it is not over after the election. The primitive knockabout comedy is continued. Nobody expected Trump himself to accept his defeat. An orderly transition of governments could not have been expected either. Not with him. It is no surprise that he fights tooth and nail for his office, or that […]

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Presidential trash talk

„The clearest loser was America”, “national humiliation”, “never had American politics sunk so low”, “the first line of America’s obituary”, “a dangerous message for black America”, “the US embarrassed itself in front of the world for 100 minutes”, “ill-tempered, incomprehensible squabble”, “horrifying fever dream”, “chaotic, childish, gruelling”, “a TV-duel like a car accident”. Those were […]

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Over the Hill

Poor United States. What has happened to the “beacon light of hope”, to the “home of the free and the brave”? The nomination of the new judge at the Supreme Court proves that the American political system is antiquated and not able any longer to react to social change and the challenges of the modern […]

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Garden-dwarf ego

“Nobody likes me“, Trump laments. Ohmyohmy, poor boy. And just because of his character, he says. But that just can’t be true, can it? As he is such a model philanthropic guy who has people of differing opinions be beaten up on Washington’s streets, calls right extremists nice people, insults women, Afro-Americans and migrants, calls […]

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Incendiary

There is nothing left to be said about Trump’s character. Everyone, except for his aficionados, has known it long ago. One of the most powerful men on earth is a colossal toddler that cannot get enough praise and therefore pampers himself; a man whose elixir of life is accommodating as many people as possible in […]

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Paragons of Heroism?

Well, now we know who Trump is thinking of for his Nation Garden of American Heroes. For example, Billy Graham, “God’s machine gun”, probably the most successful evangelical preacher of the USA, a man who, although Southerner, repudiated segregation; on the other hand in his self-appointed “crusades” he fought liberalism, supported the Vietnam War, railed […]

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Steeped in history

4th July – like most national holidays a celebration of self-infatuation. Needless to that Trump knows how to celebrate such a day of national unity. By calling “Black Lives Matter” a “symbol of hate” and its supporters “angry mobs”. Like George Floyd, I guess, who most insidiously forced his head under a policeman’s knee. Needless […]

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Threatened by the law

America never liked the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Den Hague much. Right at the beginning George W. Bush declared they would come and get out any American soldier indicted by this court. Now Donald Trump even considers the ICC an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the national security of the United States.1 Above all […]