USA was having trouble
What a sad, sad story
Needed a new leader to restore
Its former glory
Where, oh, where was he?
Where could that man be?
We looked around and then we found
The man for you and me

 

And now it has begun. Dismantle Obamacare – build a wall (Chinese Great was ineffective, Berliner stood for 28 years, many people were killed when they tried to cross, it was demolished by the citizens in 1989) – use water torture –  climate change and environmental pollution do not matter. And the lies are just “alternative facts” by Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, who thinks herself as a patriot.

“You want to know something? We are still in the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages – they haven’t ended yet” – wrote American writer Kurt Vonnegut in his novel Deadeye Dick.

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“Everything feels messy at the moment. Expresses all of our fears with this appropriate cover of David Bowie. Cthulhu release us all.”

 

 

– I was travelling in Java when the first McDonalds went up: it was like, ‘for fuck’s sake.’ The invasion by any homogenized culture is so depressing, the erection of another Disney World in, say, Umbria, Italy, more so. It strangles the indigenous culture and narrows expression of life – said Bowie about his 1997’s song “I’m Afraid of Americans.” It was co-written with Brian Eno. He has written recently

“I think Donald Trump is a complete disaster. And Brexit is a disaster too. That said, what I think is an even greater disaster is that we in the US and the UK – and increasingly the rest of the world – live inside political systems that can produce absurd results like these.

We now see political careers built upon lies and deceit and encouraged by openly biased media organisations, more concerned about revenue and ratings than giving the public real information. Democracy assumes an informed public: it doesn’t work if the media are corrupt.

Changing the faces at the top doesn’t alter anything if the whole machinery beneath them stays the same – the rich become the super-rich, the middle class stagnates and the poor get poorer.

My hope – the only hope really – is that Trump in office will reveal himself for what he really is, and that the public will roundly and unequivocally reject him and everything he stands for – his terrible policies, his jingoism, his arrogance, his childishness, his lies, his prejudices and his small-mindedness. In rejecting Trump we’ll also start to take down the whole malignant media-political structure that so lovingly nurtured him.

As I’ve written before, I believe that Trump can turn out to be not the beginning of a long decline, but the end of one – the turning point. For 40 years we’ve been sliding into a deepening pit of inequality, fear-driven nationalism and conservatism, and mostly not noticing.

Trump’s presidency could inadvertently change that – not because he’s going to do anything right but because his election is energising people to come to grips with the fact that their political system is fundamentally broken and it’s time to do something about it.”

 

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The initial lyrics of this post is taken from musical The Producers.
Just I have replaced Germany with USA.


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