Friday, 26 May 2017

5th Letter to J.K.


Dear Jared,

According to the papers, you are in trouble and I hope that you appreciate the fact, that I do not cut and behave as if I don’t know you.

The right lawyers will probably get you out of it. Unfortunately, this is unlikely to make you change your ways. You will feel even more invincible.

You should have listened to me. What was wrong with just being a quite rich boy? But you were greedy and at the end you will fall.

So much for today. You probably don’t have time to read long letters.

Best
D

PS: Do you think that, that s.o.b., I mean Steven Bannon had his fingers in getting you investigated?

The Commander in Chief vs. Germany


„The Germans are evil, very evil “, Trump is reported to have said a couple of days ago. For a moment I thought, that his visit to Israel’s Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem, two days before, was still haunting him. But Trump, explained, "Look at the millions of cars they sell in the U.S. We'll stop that."

Here is Trump’s note after his visit to Yad Vashem.    


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

4th Letter to Jared Kushner


Dear Jared,

It’s a funny relationship that we have: me writing and you not responding, but I do appreciate that you have a lot on your plate… Moreover, I owe you an apology. Only a few days ago, I wrote that you have disappeared from the radar. We now all know, that it was the radar alright, only that you were busy selling military radars and other such goodies to Saudi Arabia, to the tune of $110 billion, this year alone. By the way, were the 100 million dollars, that the Saudis have pledged to Ivanka’s fund, agreed in the same arms deal, in which you are reported to have pressurised Lockheed to reduce their prices?

Now, in the old days, Jewish mothers wanted their sons to become doctors – you know, the kind of people who heal the sick and the wounded. The gear that you are dealing with, does sure thing not heal any wounds.  

I am sure that your mother is proud of you. Mothers always are. Mothers of successful sons even more so. Deep down, you know that she has no reason to be proud.

Best regards
From your pen pal David,

The Only Shtetl in the Middle East


Israel likes to refer to itself as the “Only democracy in the Middle-East”, though calling Israel a democracy, somewhat stretches the term. During Trump’s recent visit to Israel, that country has demonstrated what it really is: the only shtetl in the Middle East.

The conduct of Israel’s political A List, was nothing less than parochial. Some ministers at the airport greeting line, offered advice, the Internal security minister reported a fake terrorist attack that was in fact an accident, and a member of Israel’s parliament, who was not even meant to be in the greeting line, forced a selfie on Trump.

Evidently, Bibi Netanyahu is not even able to control his blabbering wife who squeezed herself into a tight red outfit and greeted the Trumps with the message “the people of Israel, unlike the media, they love us, … we have very much in common, we’ll talk about it over dinner.” Infamous for her hysterical outbursts, Bibi’s wife, Sara, could not help herself and inserted a title which is not hers, “First Lady”, in the dinner menu. That title, were it in use in Israel, would have been due to the President’s wife and not the wife of the PM.

Later that evening, Netanyahu and wife apologised for the simplicity of the Prime Minister’s residence and explained to the Trumps, that only due to their visit, a budget to repaint the house was granted. Hoping for a tip perhaps? This should not be ruled out, as Bibi and Sara are well-known “schnorrers”.

Schnorrers, for those who do not know, is Yiddish for beggars or spongers.

Trump and his New Muslim Friends


Having crucified Muslims before and throughout his campaign – and even after taking office, (remember “Donald J trump calls for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on”), Trump must have concluded that those Muslims who are willing to spend 110 billion dollars on US arms in one year, cannot be that bad. Forget Saudi Arabia’s being the country which gave us the 9-11 bombers, which produced Osama Bin Laden and which exports extremist Islam, wherever it can. As to the Saudi population, I suppose that human rights are not so much Trump’s thing anyway, so why bother about Saudi’s track record there.

So Sunni Muslims are apparently fine. But Trump needs to hate at least some Muslims and so he nominates Iran as the Muslims to hate. This – Trump expects – will pay dividends on the home front: and persuade the Republicans in Congress that he is an asset and that he should not be removed from office. After all, bringing in 350 billion dollars from arms sales to the Saudis, over the next ten years, will make many Republicans happy. Additionally, by going on the “Iran the Evil” trip, he not only buys support of all those Republicans who objected to Obama’s Iran deal, but he also gets the backing of the lobbies supporting the “settlement and continued occupation” government of Israel.

Smart move. Nonetheless, let’s hope he fails.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Camel Method is Not a Sexual Position


Practiced by some missionaries, the Camel Method is not about sex.

Developed by Christian missionaries trying to reach Muslims, the Camel Method tries to bring Muslims to Jesus through the Koran itself.  Some of these missionaries will grow beards like Muslims and give up pork in their attempt to reach out to Muslims whom they wish to turn.

CAMEL, by the way, is an acronym that stands for “Chosen Angels Miracles Eternal Life”. 

3rd Letter to Jared Kushner


Dear Jared,

You seem to have disappeared from the radar. Are you simply inundated with the many responsibilities your father-in-law has thrown at you? Or, are you quietly and secretly preparing the coup that will prove to the world that Trump was after all a great choice? Unlikely, but even if you are ­­–against all hope – trying to save ET’s, sorry DT’s presidency, deep in your heart you must know that he must go.

SO – will you collaborate with the team that is preparing the triggering of that one paragraph that opens the door to the removal of a president, who is deemed "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."

Just in case you are not sure – it is Section 4 of the 25th amendment.

Trump and Sex Change


Chelsea Manning, who before her sex change, as Bradley Manning, was imprisoned for handing over hundreds of thousands of US confidential documents to Wikileaks, was finally released from jail. President Obama had commuted her sentence from 35 to seven years.

So here’s the deal: For having divulged ultra-sensitive information directly to the enemy, Trump would be given a seven-year prison sentence. He would be entitled to immediate release, as soon as he goes for a sex change operation. He might, of course, find himself subject of his very own pussy-grabbing.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Archangel Gabriel

It is all over the press: Germany’s foreign secretary, Sigmar Gabriel, had arranged to include meetings with two Israeli NGOs, B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence in his programme during his recent visit to Israel. These organisations, like various other NGOs that are critical of the Israeli government are subject to intense intimidation attempts by the Israeli government that is trying its utmost to close them down and block their activities.

Israel is striding fast to become as democratic as Turkey. You may wish to visit the websites of B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence and be convinced of their importance, and perhaps even make a donation to support their activities.  

Despite Netanyahu’s attempt to blackmail Gabriel into cancelling his meetings, Gabriel did not budge. By cancelling his meeting with Gabriel, Macho Man Netanyahu was able to prove the size of his balls to his right-wing support base.

A curious coalition of German Gabriel haters and the usual voices of German Philosemites can be heard in Germany in support of Netanyahu, criticising Gabriel and even suggesting that – how not –  the man is an anti-Semite. A false, ridiculous and shameful allegation.

P.S.:
I expect that Netanyahu will not have such problems during next month’s visit of Duterte, Prime Minister of the Philippines, who is on record urging his citizens to kill drug addicts and who has famously stated "Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there are 3 million drug addicts. ... I'd be happy to slaughter them." Duterte’s Israel diary is more likely to include meetings with Israeli arms manufacturers than with peace activists.  

May for June


On the face of it, it is all very democratic. The British system enables the prime minister to choose an election date to choose his or her interests. Shortly after assuring the public that she was not going to call a snap election, she called a snap election. But then Mrs. May is an accomplished liar. After all, she is the woman who supported the Remain in the EU campaign and became prime minister to bulldoze a Brexit. Cleverly, she is acting to take advantage of the total state of shambles Britain’s Labour Party is in and the fact that the third party, the Liberal democrats with their 8 MPs seem to have almost ceased to exist. In truth, Theresa May is doing an Erdogan, only she is doing it the British way. She is hoping to have a majority that will make parliament obsolete. Pfui on her.

The only strategy open to true democrats in Britain is to vote tactically, disregarding any party allegiance: Find out which candidate in your constituency has a chance of beating the Tory (unless they are UKIP) and vote for her or him.

Tactical voting on 8 June is the order of the day!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Geert to spend more time under the perming machines


What a nice morning to wake up to: A judge in Hawaii has issued an order blocking Trump’s second attempt at a travel ban and Geert Wilders has not been able to make it in the Netherlands. It feels like the sun is shining for a change.

The Dutch have redeemed themselves, but we will have the same effect as the German Green party has had in Germany. They may not win enough votes to rule the country, but they impact the political discourse and their, at first seemingly, revolutionary ideas seep into the party programmes of the main parties, to become generally acceptable. A force for the good. Sadly, the same is happening with the disgusting immoral ideologies of the far right. To compete with the far right, the centre goes right.

But, for the time being, Geert Wilders will have more time to spend at his coiffeur’s. I recommend a long stay under one of those hair perming machines.

Moonlight


Go and see the film. Very well played. Wonderful photography. A coming of age story of a black kid, surrounded by drugs, poverty, broken home, and on top of it all, he has to deal with his homosexuality and with the mobbing that comes with it.  

But what really did it for me in this film, is the understanding how Trump got elected. This enormous underclass that has nothing to lose, whose life is so very far away from what Washington does or says or the way it lives – these people rightly do not give a damn about who is President. They know from experience that whoever gets elected – things will not change for them.

Their choice was between Hillary, a remote woman in Washington, from a different planet and a glitzy TV personality, who they know from “The Apprentice” programme, whose gross language resembles theirs and who is despised by the people they despise – the enemy of thy enemy etc. So millions voted Trump with a “what the Shit” attitude. And now the Shit is in the White House. The Shit is on all of us.  

Friday, 3 March 2017

Apartheid run by Israel ?

The world is full of unattractive regimes. Israel is not that unusual. But what Israel has become, fills many of us Jews with shame. 

We are not shamed by North Korea, or Turkey, we do not feel responsible for what various dictatorships are doing, but most of us Jews feel uncomfortable when the "Jewish state" turns out to be an Apartheid state. Pure land greed has turned a dream to a nightmare.

Here's a short video, worth watching. It is an adress by an israeli comedian, made several days ago on Israeli TV. It is in Hebrew... but, there are English subtitles.

Worth watching.  

PS: Some of my Jewish friends will be annoyed at me for posting this. The time has come for diaspora Jews – at least those who abhor apartheid elsewhere – to stop defending this kind of Israel.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Second Letter to Jared Kushner


Although, I did not expect you to react so quickly to my first letter, somewhere, at the back of my mind, I was hoping that you might. I was hoping that you would understand the urgency.

Well, it has become even more urgent. Already, the wave your father-in-law has produced, is causing a virtual tsunami of anti-Semitic incidents in your country. This – I fear – is nothing, compared to the hatred of Jews that will envelop the United States, when the country will understand what havoc your father-in-law has caused. At that point, it won’t be just the hundreds or thousands extremists who vandalise Jewish cemeteries or synagogues. Millions of Americans will blame that “Jew boy”, that Jewish son-in-law who masterminded the monster into the presidency.

The weight is on your shoulders, Jared. Do not be selfish. You need to show loyalty to your people and to America. Tell the world what you know. Make it possible for your father-in-law to resign or for Congress to impeach him. You need to act.

Shalom
David

Catholic Church Abuse

Two items caught my eye in today’s NY Times:


In New York the Catholic Church is trying to raise a further 100 million Dollars to compensate victims of sexual abuse by priests of the NY diocese. To date, Catholic dioceses in the USA have already paid over 4 billion US Dollars to abuse victims. Many claims have not yet been settled and this amount does not include the billions paid in other countries across the world.


In the Philippines, the Catholic Church has just actively and successfully lobbied against a government plan to introduce condoms and HIV education into schools. Unlike other Asian countries, HIV infection rates are skyrocketing in the Philippines. The Rev. Jerome Secillano, an officer of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, praised the decision to back away from the plan as “a wise move.”

Let there be no doubt: this too is abuse.

In case you want to understand why the Church is incapable of making the necessary change, read my book, Double Cross: The Code of the Catholic Church.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The Art of the Deal – McMaster


So, why did Trump chose as his national security adviser, a three-star general, whose doctoral thesis that was published under the title “Dereliction of Duty” takes military leaders to task for supporting the Johnson administration’s Vietnam war strategy? General McMaster, according to the NY Times, “lays out the consequences of abetting misguided presidents with ill-conceived policies.”

My guess is that McMaster is a result of a deal made between Trump and senior Republicans, who must be worried shitless about what their party has placed in the White House. Trump knows that he needs the support of these old boys and I can well imagine that the man who speaks of himself as “the” dealmaker, has made a deal: He will have to take a national security adviser who has made his view clear about the need to prevent “misguided presidents with ill-conceived policies” and in return he will get support in Congress.

Worried about the children


I recently asked German friends of mine, what their children, all three in their mid-twenties, are saying about the coming elections (due in September). They are a fairly well-off family, or at least very comfortable and the parents are supporters of Mrs. Merkel’s party, the CDU. Their children – much to the parents’ dismay – will definitely not be supporting Mrs. Merkel: They have no sympathy whatsoever for the refugees, who should solve their problems in their own countries.

This is bad news. Not only Germany, but the whole of Europe and indeed the entire liberal world needs Merkel, who seems to be the sole sane moral voice in power these days.  

Talk to your children: they already know about birth control and about the dangers of porn in the internet – Now talk to them about the dangers lurking in nationalism, fascism and in demagoguery that seems to be taking us all over.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Trump’s chosen ambassador for the Chosen Land

How appropriate: Trump wants to send his bankruptcy lawyer as ambassador the a morally bankrupt country.  

Trump has a bankruptcy lawyer – that too is appropriate.

Letter to Jared Kushner


Dear Jared,

I wonder whether you sleep well, or sleep at all? Your personal intimate acquaintance with Donald Trump will undoubtedly have made it clear to you that he is – not only totally unqualified for the job of President of the USA, but also – truly dangerous for the US and for the rest of the world.

Ideally, you would have made your view that he is not fit for office clear within the family and were he not to give up on his “crazy” plan, have gone public with a warning. I am assuming that you share the view of most thinking and most educated people in the country, that Trump is dangerous. Unlike some sworn Republicans, who may have been worried about Trump, but who were driven by their hatred of Democrats and their hatred of Hillary Clinton, you were –  according to the papers – a supporter of the Democrats, until you became entangled with the Trumps.

In return for being part of the White House set, you are supporting someone who is considered by the majority of your peers in the Jewish world as a grotesque monster.

You are, of course, in a terrible dilemma. The man is your father-in-law and the grandfather of your children. If you come out openly against Trump, your wife might decide to leave you (unless, there is more to her than meets the eye) and the Trumps will probably fight for sole custody. But sometimes, such terrible decisions are necessary: save your marriage or save America? What is it to be?

Do you have the balls to do the right thing?

No need to write back. The real news will tell.

Best
David

Trump - Nixon, Reagan, Bush – altogether


Occasionally, Americans seem to have a knack for chosing unfitting and unfortunate specimen as president. Sometimes as with Ronald Reagan, he was more of a joke, in Nixon’s case he was morally corrupt and Bush son was simply stupid. But, all three came to the job with experience in public service. 

In Trump, the US voters upped the ante, and voted someone who combines the absurdity of Reagan, the moral corruption of Nixon and the stupidity of Bush. To this cocktail he adds political inexperience combined with monstrous narcissism.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Is Theresa May on Brexit drugs?


Sometimes, interviews with people sleeping rough, reveal that before they became homeless and found themselves living in the streets, they led normal lives with a home and a job, even a family. It often turns out that one wrong decision, one wrong turn they took, got them onto a downward spiral, which they are now unable to escape.

Looking at Britain, in its post-EU-referendum state of excitement, reminds me of these homeless. The current prime minister of Britain, in her “Brexit means Brexit” and in her attempt to claim the status of a “truly global Britain” for the country which she and her jubilant colleagues are pushing off the cliff, sounds like a drug addict who has just injected. This will not end well.

Bed and Breakfast at Buck House


Last week, that pathetic woman ran to Washington to hail Trump and, in her panic, offered him bed and breakfast at Buckingham Palace: One P (this time P stands for palace) he has not yet grabbed. In return, Trump supports Britain’s efforts to break up the EU.

The Queen has – I believe – no say on who gets invited to Buck House. She could – of course – have to wash her hair on the night of Trump’s stay.

Squirm

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Here, Trump is pictured signing one of the twenty something executive orders that he has bombarded America and the rest of the world with, in his first ten days as President. I do not know who the five women seen with him are. But, I wonder, whether he has already grabbed their p****?

Or, are they still waiting for it? They must, after all, know Trump’s view: when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything ... Grab them by the p****. You can do anything."  It could be that they know, that they are safe, even at the price of the offence involved, as he has only spoken about beautiful women: “I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait.”  What a dilemma.

It is morally reprehensible to work for that man and those who do, should be made to squirm. Every journalist should ask every woman working for Trump “has he already grabbed your p****?”

They can start with Trump’s adviser, Ms. Kellyanne Conway, seen here:

Friday, 20 January 2017

God has NOT blessed America


20 January 2017 - Black Friday.

That disgusting man is now President of the USA. From a ridiculous idea to sickening reality. This thing about “God Bless America” is definitely not working.