It’s 04:30 and I am wide awake, glockenwach.
I went to bed early and read a boring book, and when I started to stumble over the sentences I switched off the light and slept.
For two hours. When I woke up, some dark thoughts escaped the bunker ; I had to catch them and stuff them back in. Then I slept for another hour or so, and after lying awake for another thirty minutes I gave up.
These two weeks off messed with my rhythm.
When I look out of the window I see no light in a window. It is all quiet, no rush from the highway, not even a train rumbling in the distance.
I switched off the computer on Frayday, I had enough. Not from you, venerated readers, but from the news. In Britain it is “Brexit” everywhere, in America it is Trump. Our next door neighbours in the East, the Poles, do arm themselves for fear of the Russian invasion. This is no joke. With stately support citizens do learn basics of weapons, train themselves in the countryside, the secretary of the interior likes it very well. Die Bürgerwehr muss wieder her !
The Czechs are going mad because Lidl – yeah, Lidl, that super market chain – shows in an advertisement (for a damn shirt or something like that) a male model of colour : This is not Czech, you know. Perhaps not Aryan enough.
And the orange one ? Blabs the usual nonsense. I saw an image of the cabinet, the “leading” “team”, and all I saw were fat, white, old men, who have spent their lives making money at Wall Street, who run businesses that ridiculed and mocked the state as hard as they ever could. And these people who have absolutely no political experience, now do run one of the powers of the world.
Interestingly I read at national and international commenters with very different political backgrounds that the only ones providing a glimmer of hope amongst this bunch of laymen would be the ex-generals. I think this is a bad sign for a democratic society, when in its governmental body the only ones who may have something like experience and perhaps own critical thinking are people with military background.
The most dangerous man is this Bannon or what’s his name – and if I have to see his grinning visage one more time I’ll vomit over the keyboard. This Breitbard-thing is nothing but propaganda, this is no journalism, or even “news”. It is not “fake” “news”, it is pure propaganda, disinformation at its worst. Makes even Fox or RT look like a treasure of objectivity.
I have not (yet) read this assessment of the Russian hacking, as for what I heard it lacks not consistency, but simply evidence. So it is nothing but fiction, well grounded and plausible I am sure, but still fiction. When I have read it and find this to be different I’ll let you know.
Russia masterly plays the game of disinformation, de-stabilisation – the examples lie in front of our door, like Ukraine, Krim. And of course Poland, where they grab their arms in a national paranoia happily fed by a paranoid president.
In the end I guess Putin owns Trump, whose chabillions of whatever I have not seen, and hence do not believe in. I think he is a fraud. And I wonder what will happen when those who elected this man into office will realise it.
Time to get started. No need for a shovel yet, according to the weatherman this will come on Wednesday, snow and all the goodies.
Now lets start this week with some music. I was torn between the Byrds, something by Waddy Wachtel, but in the end – the classics do it best : I hope you enjoy the music : Peace brother, love sister.