At some point I quit reading the news, simply because it all becomes a little too absurd for my taste. Not only people demonstrating for their “freedom” to infect other people while infection rates go skywards, but ugly inner-German politics involving the far right, and the revealing mutterings of the little fuehrer – all this made me reach for the button in a healthy bout of self defence. “No more news” is of course no solution, but it helps for a limited stretch of time.
BTW I take it very serious what the little fuehrer said, he will not leave the White House and there will be no smooth transition of power. He lives in a comic-strip world, now we have reached chapter “Bullets & Ballots”. He is openly craving for violence, as his actions & remarks showed, especially at that “rally” in Tulsa. He already has a private army formed from these strange immigration authority – you know, the one that runs the (concentration) camps.
In the end it is not important what the little fuehrer does – he will do what he says he’ll do, what he always does – belie, exaggerate, create chaos.
Important is a) how far the socalled Republicans will follow on the path of self-destruction & abolishment of the remnants of US democracy. And, even more important, is b) what the souvereign says, the US people, at least those who vote (and whose votes are counted). The fact alone that these reservations must be made, shows the efficiency of the little fuehrer’s corrosiveness ; he and his enablers are seriously killing what is called US democracy, live & in real time. IF, against my expectation, the little fuehrer’s actions should end up with a little mishap, he always can jump on that big airoplane and fly to Russia, leaving the rest of his rotten gene pool behind ready to mutate until the bigger & better one will stumble on stage, because this kind of populism will stay.
But these are exact the black thoughts & reflections I wanted to avoid.
Let’s turn away from the uglyness, and listen to something nice : The unforgotten Cesária ÉVORA (1941-2011) (Ger., Eng.) performs Saudade (Paris, April 2004).
I hope you like the music. May the coming week be friendly to all of us.