Toddler on the roof

Donald Trump offers US medical help to ‘incredible guy’ Boris Johnson – The Guardian

Don’t jump off the roof Dad.
You’ll make a hole in the yard (…)

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Trump’s behaviour may resemble that of a spoilt toddler, as many people have pointed out, but it is coherent and consistent.… (Read more...)

The Bernie Sanders’ answer

Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. Photo: The Guardian, Drew Angerer, Getty Images (Click on the photo to read the Guardian article by Arwa Mahdawi)

Beyond the roaring of those trying to boot Bernie Sanders off the political pitch, including fellow Democrats and much of the media, his grass-roots approach, which combines both intense social media presence, bringing a real discourse rather than summary, raging tweets, with intensive direct contact with voters rather than slogan-filled, mass-media shows, might well be the answer to Trump.… (Read more...)

Denouncing shocking poverty levels in the US

As the US threatens to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, objecting to criticism of Israeli shooting thousands of unarmed Palestinians, a UN report of that very council reveals the shocking level of poverty in the United States. In an interview on Democracy Now with Philip Alston, author of the report, it was mentioned that the US is the only country in the world where the overall life expectancy is decreasing.… (Read more...)

Say no to elimination

Elimination is the keyword that runs through many of the atrocious tales that assail us from around the world. Elimination is a solution to no problem. The wish to eliminate others as the source of our problems is based on a wildly false premise, that those people are to blame for our predicament and that by getting rid of them we rid ourselves of the threat we perceive in them.… (Read more...)

Stop the warmongering

Sunset over lake

Bombs are never an answer to problems. No more than guns are. Repeatedly resorting to weapons as a solution to complex, conflictual situations is not a sign of strength or intelligence. On the contrary. It is an admission of weakness, of inability, of failure, of lack of imagination, even of insanity.… (Read more...)

Trump misses his target, yet again

Chappatte on Trzmp

The above cartoon is by Chappatte and was published in Le Temps today. The inscription on the canon reads, Commercial War. Trump is saying, “Take that, Chinese.”  To which the glum official points out, “There? That’s Canada.”

The whole farcical situation of the Trump presidency underlines the fact that not everybody, no matter how bloated their ego or how bent on destruction their followers, is suited to head a country.… (Read more...)