Sunday Music

I slept very badly last night, so I got up in the early morning and switched on the computer. I had looked at different websites before I read a headline mentioning “Jewish space lasers”, used to start wildfires, obviously. Yes – it has something comfortable to realise that some things never change : From poisoned wells in the middle ages, to kids butchered for breakfast pasties, and now “space lasers” : The Jews, hook-nosed deity killers (as Mr Knudsen called them once) that they are, caused it, whatever it is.
The bottomless pit of abysmal dumbness, who peddles this & others stories of this calibre, is a woman elected to represent Georgia, or a part of it. Of course she has the “full support” of the fromer president turned domestic terrorist, of course she is a member of the socalled “republican” party. I have no idea how many votes one must bring together to reach the position this person has reached, if a certain Mr Gerry Mander helped or someone’s money, it is in the end absolutely pointless – all I do know for certain is that who ever voted for this person, is as braindead and dumb as she is. There is absolutely no difference to the murderous mob who stormed the Capitol in this unprofessional attempt of a coup, just three weeks ago.
I do not like Moscow Mitch, he knows his Machiavelli too well for my liking. But there is a slim chance that deep inside he knows that something like a constitution exists. And that one can serve only one master – in this case, the constitution or the homegrown terrorist. He understood that if he wants to keep this party together, he has to get rid of the has-been. And this chance was served on a silver plate when the still-president fired up the mob. So Moscow Mitch did nothing against a second impeachment.
On comes another Kentucky creep, and asks the fifty honourable senators of the socalled “republican” party, whether they deem such a step, an impeachement, consitutional. And fortyfive say “no”. I do not believe that Moscow Mitsch expected this. They side with the vulgarist, with the domestic terrorist, they side with the mob. Because they are cowards who do not have the guts to tell the braindead, who believe in “Jewish space lasers”, to shut up and go home. Out of sheer greed and self-interest they do not risk to get voted out of their cosy jobs – do not call it “office”, these guys have no idea about officium, forget alone res publica. Yes, Pelosi is right, the enemy is within the house, telling stories about “Jewish space lasers”.

What helps, and offers a little bit of consolation, is a bagatelle in F-minor, from BEETHOVENs last sketchbook. Paul BARTON is an English pianist. I hope you like the music.
I really do believe that truth is simple, like this little piece of music. “Jewish space lasers” are complicated. Was fallen will, das falle.

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Just Another Worried Idiot on the Web

I can’t help, but I have to watch the news. It is fascinating to see what develops in the US.
I think it is fair to assume that Trmp’s presidency has ended now. I do not believe that someone in his right mind – if someone in his right mind does still serve in this trainwreck – will obey orders from this ex-President. Especially re the nukes, I think the world can trust the American military : These are highly professional people, and I can not imagine that a USAmerican officer will start the nuclear holocaust on the orders of a deranged arsehole that tries to grab the last straw to “save” himself and his corrupt administration.
It is over. It may be wrong to compare, but I have the impression that Trump’s White House becomes more and more a caricature of a certain Berlin bunker.
Anyway. The dam has broken, the damage is done, it is now all about damage control.
I think the most important question is now what will happen after the 20th of January 2021. All we know now is that Trump will not attend the inauguration of his rightly elected successor. What simply rises the question, where will Donnie be – and stay ?
The worst possible situation that could arise, is that Trump somehow dies. If he simply drops dead the hard core mob will go into hyper-drive (is this “warp speed” ?), and I think then the danger of armed, brutal unrest is not only high & real, I think that in this case bloody real fighting will breake loose. They will not believe that he simply croaked, a new martyr is born, myth-making will start before he hits the ground.
I think the divine intervention will not take place, and the old battleaxe will just soldier on. What leaves basically two possibilities : Either he stays in the US, working tirelessly on his “comeback”, on installing the Trump Dynasty, holding “rallies”, and being generally a payne in the arse of this country until he dies peacefully in his bed. This would mean that the Republican Party (or what is left of it) sooner or later would be faced with the possibility of a kind of split. IF this party finds the cojones to draw a line, and to end the flirt with far right, dangerous militants, vulgo Trumpists.
This may be wishful thinking, but at the moment I can not imagine that they carry on as they did for the last years. Trumpists like Cruz, Cotton and Co. may have to find another club, but the party itself has a chance to re-invent itself. Of course it would also mean that there is a far-right, anti-democratic, violent movement installed that is here to stay. What reminds me of what Trump said in 2016, when he always blabbed about “the movement” and himself being “the leader”, exactly like Adolf, der Führer der Bewegung. Didn’t he say just in one of his last speeches that “the march has just begun” or something ?
The other possibility is that Trump signs some pardons, jumps on an aeroplane and goes to places. Scotland, for some golf – wonder how Boris would react. Or for a lenghty visit of his tower in Moscow – don’t laugh, I think this is a real option. Or he could go to this mystical island he supposedly bought – don’t know nothing about this, it is hear-say.
These two mentioned possibilities require that Trump a) has the brains left to organise these things, and to develop a kind of plan, and b) that he has the means – simply : money – to pull this through, for himself, and his entourage.
I doubt both. I doubt a) because it requires insight into the actual situation. And as I understand it, Trump has no more “insight” into what is “real”. I seriously believe that this guy is out in his own reality that has no more rapport to the “real” world of us small humans. I doubt b) simply because he started to collect money with this semi-fraudulent “re-election fond” shortly after the election. Trump never was a billionaire, rich yes, but not stinking rich. And what he showed through all his life is the inability to handle money. I simply guess he has a deficit problem, to put it mildly.
In the end, all my warble is futile. Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow, within the next ten days, and beyond. Trump may either piss off, and keep yelling from somewhere on this planet to a hopefully dwindling throng of believers ; or he may go fully Adolf and call them for the last stand, call openly for violence, rebellion, and overthrow, happy 20th then.
A way out for all involved, possibly even in the interest of “the Nation”, could be to declare him insane and to commit him to an institution, Guantanamo perhaps. But this is just a pipedream …
Trump is just a symptom, a nasty mushroom – the underlying mycel is still there. It is even strengthened. We saw the irrational break into the world, into a place that should be used for rational decision making, a place that should be safe, where civilised discussion should take place. The irrational is just a stone’s throw away.
When the assembly came together again, some blokes from Pennsylvania made a frivolous claim to overthrow the votes. A lawmaker reproached, they came close to throwing fists, Pelosi threw them out. The lady must feel like presiding over a
kindergarten.

Back in Blog

This turn of the year did not feel like others. There was not that optimistic feeling, the more or less happy outlook unto something new. Simply because there was nothing new to be expected. A bit like when you move to another place, you always take yerself with you. And when the problems are in you, when you are the problem, you face it the other morning, as usual.
The virus did not go away miraculously. In fact we have an even more serious situation as some week(s) before. The numbers do not go down, more and more people do get infected ; more and more people die from the illness ; the feeling creeps in that our arrangements, and sanctions, are less effective than we thought. And of course, the deniers, the know-betters, cheap yellers who have no idea about the practice and use anything that may be less than optimal to produce themselves, oh ihr Schaumschläger, ihr Gleissner !
The lockdown is tightened, I will not work until the end of the month.
Trump did not go away, miraculously. We will have to carry this load of garbage for another two weeks, and GOd alone may know what will happen in Amurga until & after the 20th. There is really nothing left to say about all this malarky. Vlad laughs his arse off, the Chinese smile is inestimable.
Europe, Germany, Franconia, myself, we all are soldiering on, blundering on, wursteln weiter.
Is PASCAL (1623-1662) (Ger., Eng.) right when he says that das ganze Unglück der Menschen rührt allein daher, daß sie nicht ruhig in einem Zimmer zu bleiben vermögen ? Man’s misfortune origins only in his inability to stay calmly in a room ?
I have books, music, and a microwave. What else do I need ?
A blog. Obviously. Night People, and MsScarlet’s QUEST.

Sunday Music, Why Not

Over the last days I felt not much talkative. I was not much interested in anything, read in books, played silly games in a browser, avoided news. Toyed with the idea of a Sunday Music for this 6th of January featuring the three kings of blues – Albert, Blues Boy and Freddie would that be – but the idea of screaming guitars (Albert’s Fying V) piercing my ears, discouraged me.
When I switched on the devilish apparatus this evening I nevertheless had a look at CNN, and was greeted with pictures of white riffraff rummaging through the US Capitol. Strangely no shots fired, at least I heared none. Yeah, why should (white ?) cops fire at white “patriots”, at least I saw no people with black or brown skin among those “protesters”.
Allen TOUISSAINT (1938-2015) (Ger., Eng.) brings us his version of St.James’ Infirmary.
I hope you like it.
Apart from that applies what the Australian philosophers from ACDC said :
Riff Raff, it’s good for a laugh // Riff raff, go and laugh yerself in half.

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