Tag: Amerga

Unterirdisch

Just when one thought that things would settle in a new chaotic “normal”, when one thought that the upper end of the scale of (emphatic) embarrassment is reached, when one thought that the bottom of “niveau” (a French word American politicos do not know) is finally hit, on comes a new “Director of Communications”.
Don’t get me wrong, this person is the perfect pick. This “embodiment of a double-parked BMW” fits perfectly, it is the “spirit” of this administration personified. May he stay with us for a long time !
As you may remember, venerated reader, I am more interested in the foreign politics of the USA, which is represented actually by a man called TILLERSON (Ger., Eng.) – you know the one who sports this nice Russian medal President PUTIN pinned to his jacket in 2013. I had some doubts about him, but I think Mr TILLERSON is a good example for what is called “learning on the job”. And perhaps it was right from him to exclude journalists from his travels, perhaps he just needs time and a certain amount of non-disturbance to get into the matter – and the foreign politics of the USA surely is something that requires concentration.
Of course, if at least one thing works …
I read this piece via Reuters, and I want to cite what I find is important :

He [TILLERSON] was upset, however, by fierce internal criticism from Trump, as well as his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and White House aide Sebastian Gorka, over the decision [to keep to the “deal” with Iran], said another U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“The secretary does not feel that White House staff members should be in a position to conduct hostile cross-(examinations) of Cabinet officials,” the official said.

BANNON & GORKA “conduct hostile cross-examinations” of the Secretary of State ?
If this is true, it is a reason for serious concern & apprehension.
One may wonder when the inevitable cabinet “reshuffle” will take place.
Perhaps the “Director of Communications” can better himself ?

Never Say Never

I am sorry, dear reader(s – ?), if I bore you stiff with this post, but the last shenanigans of the great Leader of the Movement … well, I feel the urge to say something about this. The Leader has left Europe some days ago and describes his travels as huge success, a “home run”, seemingly something sporty. In short, great – what else ?
A direct result of this voyage is that Ms MERKEL said that the days when we (Germany and Europe) could unconditionally rely on the USofA are over. Chancellor MERKEL is not known for hefty vocabulary, for fist slamming and all this brutish and silly behaviour. Her caution is sometimes taken for weakness, and the opposition, and even members of her own party, often scold her and demand stronger words. So foreign commenters and watchers may find her remark unimportant, neglectable.
In fact it is as close as the German Chancellor will go publicly to saying “Fuck off !”. And she means it.
MERKEL had the chance to watch the Leader and all his bagage closely on several occasions, in different settings. And the conclusion she draws is that what one could call the “old West” came to an end. It is not the person of the Leader, it is more, more fundamental.
The last bit of sympathy I harboured for Mr SPICER evaporated when I heard what he had to say about this : He prattled over the “personal” “relation” between MERKEL and the Leader, this would be soo good blabla – right beside the point, missing the target exactly either intentionally, or, even worse, by not understanding what she said. She said expressis verbis that the USA are an unreliable partner now. This is very remarkable, and, of course, will have consequences.
SPICER, and so the criminal gang he speaks for, do not understand that politics is not a personal game, these brainless scumbags do not understand that they represent a state.
In fact Europe, what ever it is & will be in future, is on its own, in all respects of international politics. It is a real chance. The East’s psychological warfare will not bite in the long run.
In a certain way what I called “the old West”, what remained after the crumbling of the Soviet Union, is brought to an end by the administration of the Leader. Remember, and take serious please, what the Super Advisor said : “The Leader is only a tool”.
The actual “President” is unfit, inept and unqualified for the job. An impeachment is possible, but becomes imho more & more improbable, especially because of the total moral bancerott of the Republican party. A biological solution is possible, when the leader becomes too bizarre and has to step back (“terminated” ?) because of “health issues”. But in a way the person, the individual “Trump” is unimportant – the nihilistic spirit is already out of the bottle.
Those who financed this Leader are already in command of what they understand to be a “state”, the path back to “greatness” is already trampled free, the clock is already in the process of being turned back to some kind of “1950”. And if some climate accord is revoked or not – this is just maquillage, or call it a “collateral damage”Of course this will be done with a great gesture & fanfare, isn’t it one of the Leader’s promises ?
At least one he keeps.
I already said it in a comment here, the Leader destroys the old Western order from within, and he will destroy the US civil society. Within months he not only weakened, but pulverised the former order, opening up chances upon chances for his Bruder im Geiste Vlad. The coming summer meetings will follow this blueprint.
I only hope that MERKELs message will be understood, the time for appeasement is over : The kindergarten does not want to play with the bully any more.
We don’t have to.

One Last Time

I really hope that at some point in the future, when the Leader of the Movement will be dragged out of his court formerly known as the White House, preferably by his balls, historians will come to the conclusion that things started to go totally bonkers for this “administration” when the head of the FBI was sacked.
I think it is the time to get this orange ham out for real & seriously now. It is in the interest of the state, more damage needs to be averted, and the damage already done needs to be controlled and repaired.
I read in different articles that some months ago at a private meeting the Leader of the Movement asked the now sacked head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to express his loyalty towards the newly elected Leader.  The policeman found his spine and offered honesty. Seemingly not enough.
It was often mentioned that positions in the new “administration” were given to people not based on skill & qualification, but owing to the grade of loyalty they had shown to the Leader while he was fighting for the office (“Kampfzeit”). And this made me draw some not so nice parallels.
In the 19th century the German “Gelehrtenrepublik”, the republic of letters, was not especially known as a stronghold of forward thinking politics. But when a new king was appointed in Hanover some eggheads showed remarkable spine. The crowned ox demanded all officials to take an oath on him personally, but the officials had sworn on the constitution previously. While most people thought this to be a mere formality some professors in Göttingen decided not to swear and get into a personal binding to the neo-absolutist crowned idiot. They were called the “Goettinger Sieben” (Ger., Eng.), and I am proud that Jacob and Wilhelm GRIMM, the founding figures of German Volkskunde, were among them. They had to emigrate to Berlin, the rest is history.
In the 20th century another democratically elected, German Leader of the Movement, the Reichskanzler and later Fuehrer Adolf HITLER, demanded that all German soldiers swear an oath to him personally (“Führereid”, Ger., Eng.), so binding them to his person and fate, making them “faithful” (what a word in this connection !) to him. In my opinion the American Leader of the Movement demands nothing else.
This kills the basis of what we call “state”. The basis of state is law, not personal binding to the ruler.
If this story mentioned above is true – and I have no doubt that it is –  it shows clearly the nihilism of the actual American “president” : Nothing counts but the personal relationship, and this has to be based on loyalty. Alarmists may see this as another sign that what we see & watch is nothing else but a coup d’etat. The rule of law is in the process of being replaced by the rule of “loyalty” to the elected Leader of the Movement. The democratic state, hated by large parts of the “elite” and misunderstood by at least half of the populace, is not in the process of being rebuilt, it is in the process of being abandoned. It will be replaced by something new that is focused on and legitimated by the will of The Leader only.
In the historical science we call this “Diktatur”, dictatorship.
And I fear that half of the USAmerican populace is absolutely content with this.
And I wonder where the opposition is ?
The Democrats and those parts of the conservative party, who are still in command of their brains and not yet totally corrupt & morally rotten, should work together – for the goddamn state – or do they all want to watch as it is turned into a branch of & a vehicle for the Leader‘s (and his cronies) businesses ? Doesn’t his son-in-law already sell “golden visa” to rich Chinese ?
Yes, fake news, of course …
To make it clear : This “Leader of the Movement” is a danger, not only for the United States of America, but for the whole world. A man is in control, who can not control himself, who shits (excuses) on anything “democratic” and or “legal” as long as it is outside his limited understanding and not in favour for his “interests”, a man who simply does not share the values of enlightenment that are the basis of the modern state – Amerga once was the role model for this : She is based on this !
I already said it here, I say it again : Sometimes around 2007 Vlad bought “the Leader”, and this is the result.
The lever may be “this Russian thing”, and the health of the Leader – I seriously think that he is in the early state of dementia, Old Knudsen said it first.
In a way the “Leader” is unimportant, boring, & even predictable – it is much more important what the opposition does, if anything : If something new can come out of this terrible rule of scum.

Okay, this was it. Next post will be about books, I really need some ease, the last days were … interesting.

Sunday Music

While I travelled the roads of Franconia last week my chancellor travelled to Amerga to meet the Leader of the Movement. And I think it is fair to say that she visited, looked, and did not like what she saw. That The Leader refused to shake her hand is one thing, the other – and that is when her face went a bit out of control – was when The Leader’s daughter was placed next to her – to do what ? Discuss fashion ? At one point my chancellor started a sentence with “I am the Chancellor of Germany …” and this is something I think she does very seldom. I think she recognises a psychopath & will keep a very healthy distance to this “Leader” and all his sycophants.
I found it very interesting that the American press was astounded and praised that German journalists did dare to ask questions in the press conference. Something these knights of the Free Press seemingly do not risk any more. This is how it works, self-censorship & intimidation.
And The Leader of course cut a remark about “wire tapping”, stating that he and his guest would have at least something in common ; at least one thing is for sure, The Leader’s poor taste. Meanwhile I think all this “wiretapping” nonsense was just diversion, because I read in one half-sentence somewhere that the White House installed a new “board” that messes around in “national security”, but I could not find more about this. The ranks get filled with trusted comrades, an islamophobic & fascist “top aide on counter-terrorism” was installed already in January, and new institutions are created.
And meanwhile the “career diplomat” in the ministry of foreign affairs stumbles through Asia and blathers about war – remember, the bogeyman lives in Northern Korea. Of course no journalist in sight, just one lady from a right-wing publication who works on a hagiography of said expert for foreign policies is allowed to see the super-diplomat at work. I only wonder what sleazy & spurious reason they will construct to start “liberating” North Korea.
Hopefully it will be possible to get rid of this administration in four years, so that nothing will remain left of this terrible amassment of dangerous & disgusting dumbness. That’s the good thing about a democracy, one has a choice.
No choice had Federico MOMPOU i DENCAUSSE (Ger., Eng.) (1893-1987) : After he had heard a concert of Mr FAURÈ in 1909, it was obvious for him that he had to study music & composition. His shyness prevented him from entering the stage as pianist, hence he played his own pieces only for friends in a private setting. Despite coming from an originally wealthy family MOMPOUs financial situation was dire in the interwar period, at one time he was running a Confiserie in Paris (1924).
MOMPOU composes small, melancholic pieces that make SATIE look like an epitome of raucous vivaciousness – not one note too much, not one too less. The following Sunday Music titled Pájaro Triste or Sad Featherball from his first published composition Impressiones Intimas (1911-1914), is a good example for MOMPOUs work. He plays himself, and when you compare it to sheet music (here) you can notice that he cheats a little bit. I picked up that it was recorded in the mid-1970s when MOMPOU himself was in his late seventies already.
I hope you like the music. It is a bit melancholic, and thus reflects what I see when I look out my window : Grey low clouds moving over the land fast, wet cold earth with first greenish buds, the air is cold, rain … no reason to get outside, better stay on the couch.
I hope we’ll live through a relaxed and un-eventful next week.

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