The last week was a bit demanding, I am glad that it is over. Depending on what our chancellor & the Ministerpräsidenten will contrive today, I may be working for another five days or less, depends simply on whether they will close schools on Wednesday – what I doubt. Five more days to work, then we’ll shut down the country until next year, general restart on 11th of January. This seems to be the plan, if one exists. I’m okay with it, as long as I can buy fresh bread, what should be possible.
Travelling by train may be a problem, we’ll see. Over the last weeks Deutsche Bahn added to the usual Corona discomfort random construction sites. At one point the database gave me a connection with five (!) changes of transport (trains & bus) that would require to spent Sunday from midday to early evening on public transport ; a journey from door to door would take more than six hours, not the usual three and a half. But their guerilla construction works must be finished one day …
Also finished one day will be the presidency of that ham actor – who gave up on miming a president totally. That he & his clown parade would fight the result of the elction, yes. That an AG under investigation by the FBI would take this absurd case to the Supreme Court – yes (some people do anything for a pardon). But that more than 120 Republican apparatchiks would sign on that absurd case – this must ring some alarm bells. These people do attack the core of a democracy, the vote. They do tell any USAmerican voter “fuck you bubbele, we do as we please, your vote is for the birds if we do not like it”. Parts of the Republican party obviously abandoned democracy – and these figures will stay behind when the scumster finally leaves the White House. The first violent confrontations took place last night between Donnie’s proud followers and counter demonstrators, Trump’s stormtroopers already threaten democratic politicians, and let’s not forget that seventy million people voted for this sad excuse of a man. It is mindbending. Goebbels was right : You have to repeat the lie again & again, he speaks of “einhämmern”, and finally they will believe it. I doubt that the central state will stand the society’s separation / division over time, sooner than later this federation of states will brake apart : Miss America will commit suicide by idiocy.
Anyway, Amerika den Amerikanern, play among yerselfes.
Today’s Sunday Music is a 17th century poem À Chloris (text) by Théophile de Viau (1590-1626) (Ger., Eng.) set to music by Reynaldo HAHN (1874-1947) (Ger., Eng.) in 1913. We hear the version by Pumeza MATSHIKIZA (Eng.) and the Aarhus Symfoniorkester under Tobias RINGBORG. I hope you enjoy the music. May the coming week be harmless for all of us.