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 (…)

Popular song

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...)

Captives of a flat, mono-coloured world

Why on earth do some people believe the blatant lies of Boris Johnson or Donald Trump? That question has had me perplexed. Now I may have stumbled on the answer. To get to that I need to make a detour via Jeanne d’Arc and Greta Thunberg. As I often do, I am bringing together two (hopefully) unrelated images to create a new understanding.… (Read more...)

From information to opinions to decisions


In response to two questions (see the end of this text) on Facebook, Jim wrote: I don’t listen to the media. Don’t trust them. (…) The media manipulates, which is why I pay them no attention. They discuss this and speculate that and set the public in alarm and have them screaming at Trump, all the while Pizzagate is being investigated but the media finds it unimportant.(Read more...)