July 23, 2016 Editor

Donald Trump weiß nichts über die Welt – Donald Trump Knows Nothing About the World

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July 23, 2016
Klaus Brinkbäumer – Editor-in-Chief Der Spiegel

Und welche Worte kann es eigentlich noch für diesen Donald Trump geben? Wer seine 75 Minuten lange Rede hörte, glaubte ja nicht, dass das alles noch die Wirklichkeit von 2016 sein kann. Der Mann lügt. Der Mann weiß nichts über die Welt. Der Mann hat keine Ahnung, welche politischen Strategien es für Amerikas Wirtschaft oder Amerikas Bildungssystem geben könnte. Sein Rezept ist das simpelste aller politischen Rezepte: Er beschreibt eine Welt wie jene aus “Game of Thrones”, in der jederzeit überall jeder jeden umbringt. In “Game of Thrones” sagt Sansa Stark zu Jon Snow: “No one can protect me. No one can protect anyone.” Und Trump sagt nun zu Amerika: Migranten bedrohen dich, Schwarze bedrohen dich, die Welt bedroht dich – doch ich bin dein Führer, ich rette dich, “I alone can fix this”. Das ist tatsächlich alles, mehr hat Trump nicht drauf. Doch manchmal, in der Türkei beispielsweise, werden eindimensionale Männer dann doch von einer Mehrheit gewählt.

Ist das möglich? Kann Trump gewinnen?…


And what words can one really still give for this Donald Trump? Whoever heard his 75 minute long speech could not believe that this all can still be the Reality of 2016. The man lies. The man knows nothing about the world. The man has no idea about what political strategies he would present for America’s economy or for its education system. His recipe is the simplest of all political recipes: He describes a world like that in “Game of Thrones”, in which at all times everywhere everyone kills everyone else. In “Game of Thrones” Sansa Stark says to Jon Snow: “No one can protect me. No one can protect anyone.” And Trump now says to America: Migrants threaten you, black people threaten you, the world threatens you – nonetheless I am your leader [Führer], I will save you, “I alone can fix this”. That is in fact everything, Trump has nothing more than that. Nonetheless sometimes, in Turkey for example, one-dimensional men actually are elected by a majority.

Is that possible. Can Trump win?…

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Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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Kairos means a highly significant historical moment. We are in one this year (2020), given:

— a worldwide pandemic

— worldwide anti-racism protests

— an attempted coup by U.S. President Trump–that affects the entire world.

The very busy kairos post you may wish to click on is:

Cornel West Says ‘Neo-Fascist Gangster’ Trump and Neoliberal Democrats Expose America as ‘Failed Social Experiment’

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