At the closing hours of 2016 #2 Low but also highlights

Wanting to write on what happened in 2016 I noticed I have forgotten to publish some articles I wrote this year. The time went credibly fast when our thoughts had to go to so many people in trouble, having to face so many horrible moments.

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Suspects in the 2016 Brussels bombings filmed by a CCTV camera.

Some may call this the most horrible year of their life, but they should remember they often belong to the lucky ones living in the better parts of this world and having less misery than their ancestors of the previous centuries. Though many times announced, on March 22 that horrible attack happened ISIS had announced so many times earlier. It was a serious blow to the capital of Europe. It took nearly two weeks before the flights at Brussels airport went on again and until May the fist, before the departure hall went open again partly, and until June the 2nd before the departure hall was really fully presentable again to the public. Maalbeek tube station opened its doors again on April the 25th, the day the full metro went active again.

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The semi-trailer stopped on the Promenade des Anglais (Nice) on July 15, 2016 around 07:00, after the attack that caused more than 84 dead the night before

For those who wanted to enjoy the Mediterranean sun the havoc of the truck-driver who killed and wounded many Muslims, some Christians and non-religious people on the Boulevard des Anglais in Nice, on the 14th of July, the trail of 2km bloodshed had such an impact at the coastline that everywhere you came, at events and boat-crossings you where checked. (In Saint Tropez at the Côte d’Azur, on one evening my wife and I got checked five times, having to open our backpack and opening our knapsack and breadbox.) To me everything looked a little-bit too paranoid, when schools finished the streets where closed and when you ad parked your car in the vicinity of a school you could not go to it. Luckily more up north this was not the case. At the South of France, when your body in bathing suits was not showing enough naked flesh you were not allowed on the beach and funny enough at the same time (or in the same outfit) when you had bare legs and bare arms you were not allowed in churches or catholic ruins and museums.

Whilst Europe was shaken by continues jihadist actions in the Middle East, a massive ‘earthquake’ devastated Israel and all the Arab States, which escalated tensions to the brink of warfare before our very eyes. The battles in ‘earthquake-wrecked’ Israel provide a backdrop of escalating tension, and the possibility of losing it to both natural and man-made disaster.

At the same time the Israeli Jews continued fighting against those who also claim part of their own land and the right to worship at the same holy places as the Jews and Christians in Hindu world certain Muslim leaders and Islamic groups conspirated and perpetrated for attacks on Hindus of Bagnan, Sankrail and Dhulagarh. Even the Muslims in Bengal TMC or Trinamool Congress, proceeded in arm wielding mob through Hindus areas in the name of ‘Peace Procession’ to frighten the local Hindus.

Against the backdrop of the national Black Lives Matter movement the 2016 American presidential election was the first to unfold in front of our surprised eyes which would never have thought Donald Trump would make it up to candidate and certainly not to president elect. But like what we did thought impossible for Great-Britain, never bringing a Brexit to reality, we all got the Brexit slab in our face and the Trump bludgeon on our head.

From the earliest moments of the 2016 campaign season, Democratic Party candidates had been racing to keep up with the movement.  For example, Clinton reluctantly declared in a public setting “black lives matter,” in December of 2014 as Black protests erupted nationally after the non-indictment of Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who choked Eric Garner to death.
Those protests boiled over into the spring, fuelled by the brutal murder of Walter Scott in South Carolina by officer Michael Slaeger that was captured on video. Indeed, the frustrations with perceptions of police lawlessness erupted into open rebellion in Baltimore, Maryland, in April when young Freddie Gray died of injuries sustained while in police custody. The struggle in Baltimore not only applied pressure on sitting politicians to reign in the police, but it also pressured those candidates vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.

In the States the death-toll of civilian shooting went on like nothing and Obama could not do anything against it because the Republicans and the gun lobby having all the strings in their hand and to mad to loose such a rich income of killing material they also could sell to those wherefore so many American and other Western citizens where afraid for, all those ISIS/ISIL, Boko Haram and other Muslim radicals, who did not stop kidnapping, cutting throats and shooting innocent people. Also Belgium was not released from delivering weapons to hose blood-spirited.

Clinton used the anxious atmosphere in the aftermath of Baltimore to speak more broadly about police violence in American cities and declared, that it was time the Americans would end the era of mass incarceration. They have allowed their criminal justice system to get out of balance and those recent tragedies should galvanize them to come together as a nation to find their balance again.

Lots of North Americans do not like to contribute to others to safeguard them or to help them when in need. Everything which smells to solidarity is as a curse of what they call communism. Therefore the many necessary very good ideas of Bernie Sanders where not going to make a chance. Therefore lots of Europeans were convinced Clinton was going to make it above him and perhaps he could have become vice president. But no way, for the American voting system presented to the world a man nobody in Europe and other places would have expected to be able to become the president of the greatest nation in the world. Having jumped in the race after Clinton, he understood that in order to have a chance at the Party’s nomination, he would have to cut into Clinton’s considerable support among Blacks and Latinos. Sanders later travelled to the West Baltimore neighbourhood where Freddie Gray was picked up by police and remarked,

“Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighbourhood would not think you are in a wealthy nation,”

Sanders said.

“You would think you are in a third world country.”

Though lots of wealthy white Americans are not ready to see the reality of their country and still do not want to know about coloured people living around them at the same speed as they. Racism was further fuelled by the rulings of Donald Trump who also made sure all those who themselves where coming form immigrants, would choose to go against the immigrants of today.

At the time Donald Trump did everything to blacken Clinton and did not want to open the eyes of his public for the differences in quality of life between black and whites, the Black Lives Matter movement had pulled black suffering and oppression from the margins of US society right into the centre of American politics in the midst of a presidential election year.

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Patrisse Cullors (°1983) African American artist and activist from Los Angeles, + advocate for criminal justice reform in Los Angeles and a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement.

A section of movement activists initiated protests directed at Democratic Party candidates hoping to motivate a greater focus on racism, poverty and injustice in their political programs. #BlackLivesMatters activists, including founder Patrisse Cullors, stormed high profile events of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, enduring insults as a result, but the heat generated by the protests certainly forced Clinton and Sanders to adjust or even create “racial justice” platforms to stay relevant to the developing Black movement.

Multiple meetings between well-known activists in the movement and the campaigns of Clinton and Sanders where the result, bringing the focus on racial politics a crucial aspect of the broader Democratic Party agenda to keep Black voters engaged in the political process this year especially.

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Opening’s article of Questiontime – Allereerste artikel op Questiontime – Vragenuurtje: 2016/11/30

For sure, much more people had to come to realise that 2016 had to be a turning point, where we, confronted with so much unfair useless bloodshed, had to realise we must do much more to have people come to accept the different religious groups, plus different opinions of atheists, non-religious and other religious minds. For that reason two new websites where created: Questiontime-Vragenuurtje and Immanuel Verbondskind.

Nederlands: Logo Handboek Geo-visualisatie (th...All over the world people where tempted and pushed to ask many more questions but also pushed to find solutions for a situation which was getting out of hand. What we can see today is that many people in our Western world face equally pressing spiritual, love, and respect deprivations, which are too often ignored by the liberal, political and progressive world. By failing to address the hunger for love, kindness, generosity of spirit, and a framework of meaning and purpose that transcends the selfishness and materialism of the competitive marketplace, the political world often makes itself irrelevant to the yearnings of many of the citizens in their own land.

Merkel, British PM Theresa May and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, 3 September 2016

We where bombarded figuratively and literally with dramatic and mostly bad news from all over the world. Angela Merkel having with her strong hand a remembrance or reflection of the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, tried to lead Europe instead of those too soft headed new leaders of the Union, Donald Tusk (President of the European Council since 1 December 2014), Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the European Commission since 1 November 2014), Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament since 1 July 2014), Mark Rutte who took up the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first part of 2016, followed by Robert Fico from Slovakia for the second part of the year and the one about who we even do not hear much, the Maltese leader of the Maltese Labour Party Joseph Muscat (Presidency of the Council of the European Union since 1 January 2017)

At the same time the 2016 American presidential election opened up a Pandora’s box of ugliness and gave us in Europe a picture of how far the United States is driven away from a fair democratic system and which danger is coming over our European politics where we too seem to be driven by ‘royalty systems’ having children of politicians taking in their position in politics whilst they make sure their pockets are filled enough with money at the cost of the citizens of the states. Those politicians also pushing to have more fights against the different religious groups in their country having their citizens wanting to believe we would be better of without religion.

Anti-Semitism, already regaining a foothold across Europe, found an unlikely home in mainstream American political discourse. Jewish stereotypes were resurrected by the alt-right, an amorphous subset of the right steeped in white ethno-nationalistic anger. White supremacist Richard Spencer coined the term in 2010 to define a movement centred on white nationalism, and has been accused of doing so to whitewash the negative American connotations against overt racism, white supremacy, and neo-Nazism. In past national elections, these anti-establishment voices were largely confined to isolated corners of the Internet. This time, through adroit use of Internet memes (text, images or video that are planted and spread virally) on social media, the alt-right punched above its weight. Its propaganda was overt and covert, making use of so-called “dog whistles”— insults that slip by most people but are recognized by those in the know. One result: A shocking amount of hate speech and innuendo was about, and directed at, Jews.

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American white nationalist, politician, antisemitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust denier, and former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from the 81st district, David Ernest Duke, who planned to run for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate seat in Louisiana being vacated by Republican David Vitter

It took some time before the world came to see how Mr. Trump played the card of the antichrist. The American private Internet media company based in New York City BuzzFeed was the first to report that neo-Nazi and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke had called on listeners of his radio show to vote for Trump, deeming support for other candidates

“treason to your heritage.”

At the beginning Trump played the unknowing sheep, but later in the year he became unmasked having enough times shouted ugly words and having several Jewish persons and Jews in general called names. He also was not afraid or not shaming himself calling black people monkeys and calling them with Polish and Eastern immigrants useless lazy non-workers.

screen-shot-2016-05-02-at-1-03-15-pmSlovene-born American former model Melania Trump-Knauss was the helping hand to provoke others, so that never could be said Trump did the bad things which overcame many Jews and foreign people in the United States of America. Though American journalist Julia Ioffe’s in-depth profile of Melania Trump’s case was among the most prominent, she was hardly alone. According to an October report compiled by the ADL, some 19,000 anti-Semitic tweets were directed at 800 journalists, ten of whom bore the brunt of the harassment, between August 2015 and July 2016.

“The best analogy I can give is that the campaign turned over a rock and a lot of stuff began crawling out from under it,”

former presidential speechwriter, Commentary editor and columnist for the New York Post, John Podhoretz, who is emphatic in his defence of Israel in its conflicts with its Arab neighbours told The New York Times.

“There were these code words and dog whistles that let it appear that people who had been doing things in the shadows could now start marching forward.”

In many countries all over the world it looked all right to have the Far Right Wings speeches gaining lots of interest and enthusiast followers. At different places having neo-nazi activities having taken place against refugees, asylum seekers but also against people who lived already for two or three generations in that country.

In the States Jewish journalists on the right where targetted by Trump followers and neo-Nazis, whilst in Russia and Turkey all journalists who did not want to follow the line of the governement or of the mainstream religion where put to silence by locking them up or by even killing them.

Everywhere in the world we could come to doubt the honesty of what was published, several newspapers and television channels clearly under pressure, choosing for one or the other party and distorting news-facts or helping greedily to distribute false messages or investigations taking place, doing as if the person was already found guilty, though nothing was proven yet.

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Former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is applauded before speaking at a portrait unveiling ceremony for outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), on Capitol Hill December 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. – Photo Time magazine

Although Clinton captured nearly as many votes as Barack Obama did to win in 2012 (65,915,795), she lost the electoral college by a wide margin, clocking in at only 227 votes compared to Trump’s 304. Seven electors who were pledged to vote for either Clinton or Trump defected to other options, like Colin Powell, Bernie Sanders and “Faith Spotted Eagle.” {Hillary Clinton Leads by 2.8 Million in Final Popular Vote Count}

A low was Denmark voting in favour for a discriminatory Nazi law.

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Brockway McMillan

Vincent van Gogh, View of the Sea at Scheveningen, 1882

Encountering a Doduo while in the augmented reality mode; the Poké Ball must be “thrown” to capture it by tapping on the ball and flicking it up towards the Pokémon.

2016 was the year that many came to ask “When will it stop” and when there was a lot of commotion about some beach wear (called burqini/burkini), the French showing to the whole world their fear and weakness

 

Preceding

At the closing hours of 2016 #1 Looking down at terror

Migration, a story of two worlds and a play toy of the media

Mediterranean bloodshed

On French beach French police forces woman to undress in public

France and the Burkini

Sfinks Mixed and asylum seekers

Brexit clashes and reasons to consider to bring out the right vote

2015 Economy

Backing the wrong horse

Brexit, Nexit, Vlexit and Frexit

Foreign workers and immigrants

Financial mishmash

Could Brexit lead to Frexit – or Czexit?

Brexit: The mother of all uncertainties

Pew survey shows a split in EU favorability

Brexit and British business

First sayings around the Brexit

Wales will probably lose its EU funding #Brexit

EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) asylum seekers and Eastern neighbours

Brexit No. 2 Blow-up

Nigel Farage called Donald Trump’s victory ‘bigger than Brexit’

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Additional reading

  1. Children of Men
  2. Mountains of information, disinformation and breaking away
  3. Leaders in disguise
  4. Max Lucado: I Had a Dream That Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Reached a Truce
  5. Tribes Redux
  6. Islamophobia Must be Fought and Defeated
  7. A stain of shame for the European Union
  8. God Isn’t a Republican
  9. American Christianity no longer resembles its Founder
  10. A Progressive Call to Arms
  11. Added commentary to the posting A Progressive Call to Arms
  12. Darkest just before dawn
  13. The twist of politics and expression
  14. Reflections on Existence and Teaching
  15. Mass Media’s Deception Causing Division
  16. Trump brand of migrant demonization #1
  17. Trump brand of migrant demonization #2
  18. Jews the next scapegoat for Donald Trump
  19. The American clouds of Anti-Semitism
  20. Trump has been buffetted by accusations of miscunduct
  21. Blinded crying blue murder having being made afraid by a bugaboo
  22. Fearmongering succeeded and got the bugaboo a victory
  23. The clean sweeper of the whole caboodle
  24. Fearmongering succeeded and got the bugaboo a victory
  25. Looking at an American nightmare
  26. Looking at man’s closest friend
  27. Looking at the September 2016
  28. Voted against their system
  29. Objective views and not closing eyes for certain sayings
  30. You might be an extremist if …
  31. Human tragedy need to be addressed at source
  32. Let me through- ReFuGe
  33. Denmark votes in favour for a Discriminatory Nazi law
  34. Mountains of information, disinformation and breaking away
  35. Nice attack, terror everywhere and coup attempt in Turkey
  36. When will it stop
  37. Humanity Quote for Pax Populi
  38. French showing to the whole world their fear and weaknesses
  39. Where’s the Outrage Over Nun Beachwear? – The Daily Beast
  40. UK Politicians willing to tear up decades of environmental protections
  41. Being European in a Post Brexit Britain
  42. A popular television programme and a new website
  43. A Place for Questions
  44. New platform for questions and answers
  45. Immanuel looking at Jewish and Christian visions

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Further reading

  1. Love over Hate, Modernism over Stone Age, Civilization over Barbarism
  2. Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn under fire over Israel comments — Allegedly compared the state of Israel to “self-styled Islamic states.”
  3. Why Obama is wrong
  4. Hillary’s real problem II…
  5. Does Banning Face Veils Help Us Fight Terrorism?
  6. Republican giver says Jewish community ire forced him to drop Trump
  7. Baseless Hatred
  8. Jewish Solidarity with Black Lives Matter: We Can’t Have it Both Ways
  9. On the Platform By the Movement for Black Lives
  10. Guest Post: Observations on the Jewish Response to the Movement for Black Lives Platform from a Self Loving Antiracist White Jew
  11. Man’s own fault and the choice to flee from fear
  12. Trump sends some Love to Bibi
  13. Hungary’s thriving Jewish community faces spike in antisemitism, Holocaust revisionism
  14. Letter: Anti-Semitism still exists
  15. Jewish Cemetery Vandalized With Spray-Painted Swastikas Before Yom Kippur
  16. President Rodrigo Duterte Apologize to the Jewish community
  17. Burkini debate in France exposes a divide in its Jewish community
  18. Amsterdam to pay Jewish community $11M for Holocaust survivor taxes
  19. Gun Control’s Root Causes: Why Confiscation is a Meaningless Pursuit
  20. Berlin Attack Puts French Muslims in the Crosshairs
  21. Review: Byculla to Bangkok by Hussain Zaidi
  22. Dhulagarh Riots, West Bengal
  23. ‘Mohammedans Continue Bringing Chaos and Terror To France’
  24. Boko Haram Jihadists Teach Boy Soldiers How to Rape Women
  25. The ugly truth of Pakistan – David Frawley
  26. Manhunt for Christmas Market Attacker
  27. How Should a Christian Handle Islam These Days?
  28. Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas from ISIS
  29. Review:9/11 Wars by Jason Burke
  30. London Muslim Counterterrorism Officer Quits Scotland yard
  31. The Looming Civil War in France
  32. When Things Go Boom!
  33. Gen. Flynn: Terrorists Aren’t Yelling ‘Jesus Christ’ While Waging Attacks
  34. Barack Obama (Nigger) had a tense exchange with CNN’s Jake Tapper over why he won’t say ‘radical Islamic terrorism’
  35. Barack Obama explains why he refuses to use the term ‘Islamic Terrorism’
  36. Obama And Erdogan Move ISIS from Iraq to Syria, to Weaken Assad
  37. ISIS Calls for Random Knife Attacks in Alleys, Forests, Beaches, ‘Quiet Neighborhoods’
  38. Russia’s Nuclear Surge: Putin Adding Nukes While Obama Cuts
  39. How to Deal with ISIS
  40. Hillary In Leaked Email: Saudi Arabia And Qatar Are Funding ISIS
  41. US Warns Of Possible Al-Qaeda Terrorist Attack On Monday Targeting NY, Texas And Virginia
  42. ISIS calls on supporters to “slaughter” American Presidential election voters on Tuesday – Mirror Online
  43. Today’s the Day.  Vote.
  44. … Focus on the Task at Hand , ObamaCraps [#Islamic Terrorism]…
  45. Donald Trump Announces Plans to Name Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR as Terrorist Groups 
  46. Mark Caserta: We must accept Trump’s challenge on radical Islam
  47. One Million Muslim Migrants Under One Term of Clinton Presidency
  48. ‘More Mohammedan Atrocities: Nigeria’
  49. Pakistan : As You Sow, So Shall Ya Reap!
  50. Germans Integrating
  51. The cross is not a sword- it is the key that open the human heart. ©Gavin Ashenden.
  52. “To kill in the name of God is satanic,” Pope Francis says at Mass offered for Fr. Jacques Hamel
  53. ‘Free Society vs. Fear Society’
  54. International Policing Protocol: Don’t Link Terror Attacks to Islam or ISIS
  55. Who are the real dividers?
  56. German Government Preparing For “Civil Unrest”
  57. 2016 Demonetisation and Kashmir Muslim Traitor’s!
  58. Tim Kaine’s knee-jerk reaction to Islamic terrorism
  59. Muslim Terrorists Caught On Camera Setting The Massive Wildfires That Are Ravaging Israel Right Now
  60. End Islamic Terrorism and Leftist Laws
  61. First U.S. City With Muslim Majority Starts To Implement Sharia Law…
  62. Reply to Jason 3
  63. Indian Equity Market Outlook – Short to medium term view, considering the global economic & liquidity situation
  64. France: Next Year’s Ballot will be all about Islam
  65. Master Death List: Journalists Killed in Russia
  66. Contagious
  67. Germans told to stockpile food and water for civil defence.
  68. Report: Czech Government Tells Citizens to ‘Prepare for the Worst’
  69. Probabilistic update analysis on my 2016 predictions
  70. Britain Overcrowded – Wait ‘Til 2030
  71. Sharia Law in America?
  72. The Specifics of Sharia’s Savageries
  73. Is The West Facing A Show-Down With Muslims Over Sharia Law?
  74. Dutch Town Cancels Christmas Celebrations for Fear of Berlin-style Jihad Massacre
  75. Mad Islamic in Germany drags wife behind car on a rope
  76. “Apostates” are to be killed in Islam according to Muslim texts, Muslim scholars, and a lot of Muslims
  77. Video: Robert Spencer on Hannity on the hijab and human rights
  78. Let’s call it, “Two thousand and Sucksteen”
  79. Europe’s borders in 2016: a visual review
  80. 2016 in lists
  81. 2016 – Mr. Charlton Looks Back
  82. 2016 by the CMfilter
  83. 2016 by Ranieles Guerra
  84. 2016: A Year In Review
  85. Year in review: 2016 Top Ten Conspiracies
  86. 2016, Not Easy to Pick a Favorite
  87. 2016 Year End Financial Benchmark Charts and Graphs
  88. 2016: The Highlights, The Lowlights, And How Rebels Got Me Through + 2016: The Highlights, The Lowlights, And How Rebels Got Me Through
  89. 2016 Reflections + Travel Recap Vlog
  90. “Reflecting on 2016” part 2 = My Biggest Disappointments
  91. Dear 2016…
  92. End of Year Book Survey 2016
  93. 2016 Year In Review Book Tag
  94. 9 Reasons Why 2016 Was Pretty Great
  95. Memory Lane 2106 Edition
  96. A 2016 to Remember
  97. Reflections on my 2016 Bookish Resolutions
  98. Top Movies of 2016: Mo Money’s Picks
  99. Favorite Movies of the Year | 2016 in Review
  100. KPK on the Cinema: “All 118 Films I Saw in 2016 and How I Rated Them”
  101. Reggie’s Take Top 3 Best and Worst Films of 2016
  102. The 5 Worst Movies of 2016
  103. Food and Budget Review 2016
  104. Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017
  105. Comings and Goings
  106. 2016 recaps
  107. Worst of 2016 Beauty
  108. Trauma~Overcome~Shock
  109. Natural catastrophe costs soar worldwide in 2016
  110. Things That Happened In 2016 We Should Be Happy About
  111. 2016 in Review- Thank Crom It’s Over!
  112. 10 Things I Learned in 2016
  113. 2016 Bests and Worsts
  114. The Fake News of Our Private Lives
  115. Alt-Right 2016: The Current Year in Review
  116. 2016 – 2017
  117. …and the rest of 2016
  118. 2016 in review
  119. Wahre Worte vom “Schwarzen Kanal”

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At the closing hours of 2016 #1 Looking down at terror

2016 is quickly coming to its end. By many it shall not be forgotten soon. Lots of people in 2016 lost their beloved ones and got confronted with a lot of bloodshed. Though there is no World War going on 2016 had acts of war and terror spreading all over the globe.

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Logo of the Belgian terrorist organization committed to a Communist ideology: the CCC

Looking back at 2016 it is framed with big bold black lines. It has been one the darkest years since several decennial. Many in this tiny country would never have thought they could be hit so hard. Lots of Belgians do not remember the terror of the CCC or Communist Combatant Cells. That Belgian terrorist organization committed to a Communist ideology managed to spread fear from 1984 up to 1985, though they killed not as many as at the same time the Brabant killers, also known as the Nivelles Gang (from 1982-1985) could kill 28 people and got many injured (40 seriously).

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Later design of the RAF’s insignia

In the 1980ies the private militia of several extreme right-wing organizations (like Westland New Post (WNP)] and extreme left-wing organizations [like the Baader-Meinhof Group or Baader-Meinhof Gang and Rote Armee Fraktion] where very active in Belgium and Germany, shedding terror and blood as well.

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Weather Underground – Participant in the Anti-Vietnam War, Black Power, and New communist movements

Lots of people especially North Americans have become so afraid of Muslims and think behind each Muslim is a terrorist. They do forget there are much more non-religious terrorist acts done the last 100 years than religiously motivated killings. Americans may not forget that there have been 2,608 total attacks and 226 fatal attacks in the United States between 1970 and 2011.
Galleanist anarchists made the United States shiver in the 1920ies (see the 1919 United States anarchist bombings and the Wall Street bombing) and the radical leftist group Weatherman on March 1, 1971 exploded a bomb in the United States Capitol to protest the U.S. invasion of Laos. The Armed Resistance Unit, a militant leftist group, bombing the United States Capitol in response to the U.S. invasion of Grenada on November 7, 1983 many do not recall either. Further political motivated terrorist attacks where a.o. in 1968 New York’s Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society and in 1970 the Student Afro-American Society,  Stanford University  riots. The 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack may go in history as the first incident of bioterrorism in the United States. Also the Oklahoma City bombing had nothing to do with religion, but having a citizen (Timothy McVeigh) taking revenge on the American State.

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The Order, also known as the Brüder Schweigen (German for Brothers Keep Silent) or Silent Brotherhood, was a white supremacist revolutionary terrorist organization active in the United States between September 1983 and December 1984.

The States always knew race motivated terrorism as well (remember the 1921 Tulsa race riot, the 1951 hate-related terrorist attacks, dynamiting of synagogues, and a Jewish School in Miami and explosives found outside of Catholic Churches in Miami, the 1958 Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple of Atlanta, Georgia, the 1970-71 Jewish Defense League bomb explosion outside of Aeroflot’s New York City office and the bombing of Soviet cultural offices in Washington, a White Nationalist group called The Order killing the Jewish lawyer-talk show host Alan Berg, the 1994 Brooklyn Bridge Shooting, the 2009 Fort Hood shooting), the 2012 Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting)

America always has know it fanatics, like for example the anti-abortionists and the Army of God which committed acts of kidnapping, attempted murder, and murder in the 1990ies.

In America as well in Europe the  Palestinian terrorist organization Black September Organization (BSO) also took care that the press had much to write about. They were responsible for the kidnapping and murder of eleven Israeli athletes and officials, and the fatal shooting of a West German policeman, during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, their most publicized event.

A montage of eight images depicting, from top to bottom, the World Trade Center towers burning, the collapsed section of the Pentagon, the impact explosion in the south tower, a rescue worker standing in front of rubble of the collapsed towers, an excavator unearthing a smashed jet engine, three frames of video depicting airplane hitting the PentagonAfter the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 we can find Al Qaeda having come to the West to frighten it and to give it a signal to leave the Muslim community on its own and having the Western states not intervening with their politics and way of life. The 1997 Empire State Building shooting its death toll of 1 and 7 wounded was nothing compared to the September 11 attacks. The unbelievable horror that came into the world killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage and $3 trillion in total costs in a few but horrible long minutes.

That even seemed to have shocked the world so hard that there have been less terrorist acts notated in the world from then onwards, the Capitol Hill massacre ‘only’ killing 6 and wounding 2 and a home-made bomb damaging in 2008 an Armed Forces Recruiting Office in Times Square only bringing damage to the building.

With the Curtis Culwell Center attack in May 2015 and the mass shooting that took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston the United States stepped again in the pattern of what was coming over Europe also, a new flood of terrorism. Since early 2014 an increased Islamic terrorist activity in Europe took place and a few Belgian cities became the hiding and foster place for European Islamic radicalism and recruiting of Islamic fighters.

One can say it started in 2013 Europe (in particular Belgium, France, Holland and England) providing fighters for Islamist rebels in the Syrian Civil War, and having the first incident of a European jihadist committing an act of terrorism after returning from Syria, namely at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, leaving four people dead. In December France got its portion in Joué-lès-Tours, Dijon and Nantes. During 2015 terrorist attacks occurred across the Île-de-France region, particularly in Paris and Nice received its first attack.

In Europe, the first of January 2016 saw the first terrorist attack of the year on a mosque, a 29-year-old Frenchman of Tunisian descent ramming over a civilian and a guard in an entrance of a mosque in Valence, Drôme, reportedly while chanting Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest), six days later also an asylum seeker shouting the same outside a police station in Goutte d’Or, near Montmartre. From then onwards the ball went rolling and it seemed one attack came after the other, France nearly going on its knees.

The 2016 attacks where not only the result of adults, but minors got in to the battle. 12 to 15 year old kids went fighting in the name of Allah in Syria but also in Europe, mainly bringing terrorist acts in France, Germany and Belgium.

At the airport we knew something serious had to happen. The morning I originally was going to be at Zaventem Brussels airport I was called by my son’s girlfriend asking if I had left already. Luckily I was still at home and rushed to the television to see on the morning of Tuesday, 22 March 2016, three coordinated nail bombings, two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels, making me to know not having to go there for that day. In these attacks, 35 people and three suicide bombers were killed, and 340 people were injured.

In April and May Essen and Munich where victimised, before France in the Summer got knife attacks in n Saint-Julien-du-Puy (Tarn) and Magnanville. On the National holiday of France 86 people got killed and 434 injured in the sunny sea-resort Nice attack, four days before a 17-year-old Pakistani asylum seeker in Würzburg attacked passengers on a train with an axe and a knife, injuring 5 people of one died later.

Bringing shame and causing damage to the actual asylum seekers again a Syrian asylum seeker armed with a döner knife attacked others in Reutlingen. On the same day, July 24, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee detonated a bomb at a wine bar in Ansbach, killing only himself, but wounding 15 civilians.

Even in prison people did not seem to be safe; a prisoner wounding two prison officers in Taranto. He shouted “Allah Akbar” and “I’m Isis”.

Like in Nice, a truck was deliberately driven into the Christmas market beside Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin.

All those attacks brought a lot of blood in this past year, but never could reach the death toll of those killed by the war-criminals fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Osho Rajneesh Drive-by in Rajneeshpuram

Osho Rajneesh Drive-by in Rajneeshpuram (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Preceding articles

Summary for the year 2015 #1 Threat and fear

Summary for the year 2015 # 2 Strewn with corpses and refugees

2015 Human rights

2015 In the Picture

Daesh hits heart of Europe

A Black day for Belgium – Brussels Airport ravage

Knife-trust in democratic sore back

Reaction from U.S.A. President Barack Obama

Mediterranean bloodshed

EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) asylum seekers and Eastern neighbours

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At the closing hours of 2016 #2 Low but also highlights

2016 review Health and environment

2016 review Human rights

2016 review Obituary

2016 review Culture

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Additional reading

  1. A world with or without religion
  2. A world in denial
  3. 2015 the year of ISIS
  4. The Meaning of Paris
  5. A Secular Mindset
  6. Remain lovingly = No path for softies
  7. Tears for Belgium
  8. A darker and stranger place
  9. Il terrorismo è l’urlo di un bambino al buio
  10. Muslim leaders call for all Islamic teachers to be registered
  11. Where were you when the world stopped turning?
  12. Looking at an American nightmare
  13. Does Banning Face Veils Help Us Fight Terrorism?
  14. Man’s own fault and the choice to flee from fear

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Further reading

  1. The Brilliant Foresight of Huntington
  2. Islamic State arrests reveal jihadi threat near seat of U.S. government
  3. Terrorism
  4. Is There an ISIS Terror Attack Threat for New Year’s Eve 2016?
  5. “Friends Do Not Take Friends To The United Nations Security Council”The Holy
  6. US Tops Global Arms Market in 2015
  7. How Goes The “War On Terror”?
  8. ISIS setback: Airstrike takes out Mosul’s last functioning bridge
  9. Berlin truck’s automatic braking system ‘may have saved lives’
  10. Germany: Tunisian picked up in Berlin attack probe freed
  11. Obama still planning to empty Guantanamo of known terrorists before he leaves office
  12. Boeing/Airbus Deals Will Boost Iran’s Support of Terrorism
  13. Crimes in Aleppo: Iran must be ousted from Syria
  14. It is official: Islamic State recruit from Maharashtra Aman Tandel is dead
  15. Rohingya Muslims out for blood and India is on the hit list
  16. Causes and Effects of Terrorism Essay
  17. Garbage trucks filled with sand to block possible Times Square truck attacks
  18. Tech Giants Team to Battle Terrorism Online
  19. ISIS Terror Attacks 2016 in Photos: 17 Countries Attacked & 1,422+ Killed by Islamic State This Year
  20. Greater Kashmir: Google will not censor ‘Pied Piper of Jihad’
  21. Watch: New ISIS Video Shows Militant Raids on Iraqi Soldiers & Corpse Desecration
  22. One christian has been killed every 6 minutes according to a study in 2016.
  23. The terrorist in the mirror
  24. 2016 – Eff You
  25. To המוסד the Institute: You have 5 months to stop upcoming terrorism on 50th anniversary of the 6 day war
  26. Trump wants to incite terrorism
  27. Dubai to be official transit route for reformed militants
  28. Is Islamic outfit Sathya Sarani involved in ‘forced conversions’?
  29. Masarat Alam: J&K separatist who has ‘anti-India written in his blood’
  30. Benlolo: Here’s what John Kerry should have said about Israel
  31. A Look Back at 2016, and the True Legacy of Barack Hussein Obama
  32. Open Borders: A failed Policy
  33. 2016 in Review: Syrian Christians in the Crossfire
  34. A parting thought for this year
  35. Trump team seeks names of officials working to counter “violent extremism”
  36. Syria: Chemical Bomb Factories Found In East Aleppo
  37. Daesh bomb attacks in Baghdad’s al-Sinak market kill at least 28
  38. New Years Eve: Our Hopes and Our Will to Try
  39. Did the Bombing of Cairo’s Copts Also Hold a Message for Muslims?
  40. Making an enemies list. Checking it twice.
  41. Turkish TV says man who killed Russian ambassador was among police guard
  42. Deutsche Welle: Syrian Archive catalogues war atrocities online
  43. Abdellatif Laâbi: attesting against barbarism.
  44. John Kerry Anti-Israel Speech Fallout Continues [Video]
  45. France Raises ‘Terror Tax’ to Support Victims of Attacks
  46. Good Riddance 2016
  47. Photos: ISIS Clashes With Kurdish PKK Near ‘Terrorist Capital’ Raqqa, Syria
  48. Photos: ISIS Shows Off Seized Iraqi Army Vehicles After Battle in South Mosul
  49. Danny Dannon Complete Smackdown of the Anti-Israel UN Resolution
  50. Revisiting July 2016
  51. SAA Came close to the Shurifah Hiltop
  52. Berlin truck’s automatic braking system ‘may have saved lives’
  53. Millitants shelled power plant in Hama
  54. EU to boost border checks on cash, gold to tackle terrorism financing
  55. 14 Year Old With Sack Full of Bombs Seized in Belgium
  56. “…Russia-brokered Syrian ceasefire has chance of succeeding
  57. Merkel: ‘We are stronger than terrorism’
  58. Nieuwjaarsbrief aan mijn zoon: waarom ik zo verdrietig was op 22 maart

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A strong and wise fighter who keeps believing in America

After a long and hard battle some hours later than the victor has gone on the stage she apologised for not winning this election

for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country.

Hillary Clinton in Hampton, NH

Hillary Clinton in Hampton, NH (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

She knows how disappointed many Americans feel, because she feels it too. Not only do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort, further in the world billions of people had put their hope in a diplomatic politically experienced person, on who they could build and make sure that that person would be very stable and trustworthy.

Being some one who fought for justice she does not give up to ask the people to come up for their rights and to help to build up  a democratic state.

She said:

Our campaign was never about one person, or even one election. It was about the country we love and building an America that is hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted. We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America, and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power.

We don’t just respect that. We cherish it. It also enshrines the rule of law; the principle we are all equal in rights and dignity; freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these values, too, and we must defend them.

Those who faced defeat, not seeing the outcome they wanted, even after all the work they had done, poured their hearts into this campaign, she asked not to give in nor to give up. She said

To some of you who are veterans, it was a campaign after you had done other campaigns. Some of you, it was your first campaign. I want each of you to know that you were the best campaign anybody could have ever expected or wanted.

And to the millions of volunteers, community leaders, activists and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to their neighbors, posted on Facebook — even in secret private Facebook sites.

I want everybody coming out from behind that and make sure your voices are heard going forward.

The loss may be very painful, for her there is still hope, and she believes it can be even

hopefully sooner than we might think right now.

Once again Hillary Clinton showed to the world she was really trying to bring the best not only for America but also for the rest of the world, in which she thinks there has to be co-operation and not working against each other. She also showed her gratitude to the American nation.

I am so grateful for our country and for all it has given to me.

she said, counting her blessings

every single day that I am an American, and I still believe, as deeply as I ever have, that if we stand together and work together with respect for our differences, strengthen our convictions, and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us.

Let us hope that all Americans shall come to see how they all need each other and like Mrs. Rodham Clinton believes

Because, you know, I believe we are stronger together and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that. You know, scripture tells us, let us not grow weary of doing good, for in good season we shall reap. My friends, let us have faith in each other, let us not grow weary and lose heart, for there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do.

all those who have faith in God and call themselves Christian should stay strong enough in their faith, following Christ Jesus who did not condemn those who where poor and different. Like he was willing to talk to others from different faiths or without any religion or conviction, whores, thieves, criminals, christians should all have ears and eyes also for them and protect the values of life, not loosing eyesight of the Will of God. She as a candidate to run a huge State was not afraid to talk about Scriptures with sincerity, not with a non-saying slogan. Out of her heart she wished youngsters to continue dreaming and going for their dreams, whilst she, after this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign, was willing to see that those around her

represent the best of America

having honoured to fight for them, she said

and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

I am incredibly honored and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election.

For Hillary Clinton, her campaign was never about one person, or even one election.

It was about the country we love and building an America that is hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted. We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought.

After the first results this was also made clear by the people coming on the streets and making havoc, falling in the trap Trump had prepared. It is not by violence or by growing hatred that they will be able to keep America together. They should know some one has tried to saw a certain seed, but those who feel it can be different should use a better seed, not vitriolic and sawing it in the right earth. They too should still like Hillary Clinton believe in America, and like she “always will” they should do too. She said as a concerned person to look to the future, giving Donald Trump the chance to lead and assuring a peaceful transfer of power. That peaceful transfer is something democratic people should respect and cherish it, agreeing that all people may have other ideas and going for it. Enshrining the rule of law the Americans as well the rest of the world shall have to watch that the principles of human values and human rights shall be respected. We in the West are on the look out to see if Jews, Muslims, Christians shall be encouraged to live peacefully together, with all others treated equally with dignity, allowing freedom of worship and expression.

It is not because one or another candidate gave clear evidence not always to respect moral values or to take a decent attitude against others, that the rest of America should come to behave like him and oppose many around them.

Clinton added:

Our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years, but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear. Making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top, protecting our country and protecting our planet.

This shall be something each individual in his own region can already start with, by using the sources properly and by demanding their local governments to take measures to keep the area clean and to work against pollution and global warming.

But also concerning how people treat others, locally people can do a lot to demand equality and respect for human rights.

For the Democrats there is place enough in the United States of America for lots of peoples. Clinton said

And breaking down all the barriers that hold any American back from achieving their dreams. We spent a year and a half bringing together millions of people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the American dream is big enough for everyone.

For people of all races, and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people, and people with disabilities. For everyone.

Hopefully the common people shall, at moments, be stronger than politicians who want to break with the rules of human decency and human rights. Because all Americans and all people should know any country is made by its citizens, and they should never let themselves be intimidated by politicians trying to silence opposition.

At no time people should give up their dreams. Though she may have lost the election Clinton still has her hope in the future generation.

I’ve had successes and setbacks and sometimes painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public, and political careers — you will have successes and setbacks too.

This loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.

It is, it is worth it.

To end I also would like to remind all of some old wisdom

In the day of prosperity be joyful but in the day of adversity consider: surely The God Almighty, Elohim Hashem Jehovah, has appointed the one as well as the other, so that man can find out nothing that will come after him (Ecclesiastes 7:14)

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“To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world.”

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Coming closer to the end of 2015 and the end for Donald Trump as presidential candidate

Walls,colours, multiculturalism, money to flow, Carson, Trump and consorts

When so desperate to hold onto power

Are United States of America citizens going to show their senses

Brexit No. 2 Blow-up

Nigel Farage called Donald Trump’s victory ‘bigger than Brexit’

Trump et al.— The Global Storm

 

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Additional reading

  1. Jews the next scapegoat for Donald Trump
  2. The American clouds of Anti-Semitism
  3. Blinded crying blue murder having being made afraid by a bugaboo
  4. Trump brand of migrant demonization #1
  5. Children of Men
  6. God Isn’t a Republican

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Further reading

  1. This Election
  2. President Trump – an overview of the 2016 US elections and how it happened
  3. Election Night 2016 Was the Most Watched in Cable News History
  4. My Thoughts at 3 in the Morning
  5. Shock, grief and tears in Hillary Clinton camp
  6. All The Pundit’s Are Wondering How President Elect Donald Trump Became Victorious And The Answer Is Right In Front Of Their Nose
  7. ”Who Hillary Clinton Epp?” By Reno Omokri. Cc: @yougetmouth 
  8. Your letters for Thursday, Nov. 10
  9. no one said they would do as they were told
  10. United States divided after election
  11. Thousands take to U.S. streets to protest Trump victory
  12. California voters want to secede after Donald Trump wins the election
  13. How Hillary Clinton blew it
  14. Putting the presidential election in a positive light
  15. Kudos To Clinton, Obama, And Trump.
  16. Donald Trump’s Win Tells All Who Run For Election Not To Taken Voters For Granted — Reach Out To Those Left Behind — Malaysia’s PM Says
  17. Obama, Trump to set differences aside for awkward White House meeting
  18. Making sense of Trump
  19. Shock and Joy as Donald Trump Wins Election
  20. Trump’s Victory: Soyinka Set To Tear Green Card
  21. It Says In The Papers: 10 November, 2016 by Morning Ireland
  22. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: An analysis of their speeches
  23. Watch “Trump Wins the White House! 5 Need to Know Facts!” on YouTube
  24. A Great “Mad” Woman
  25. Leadership and the Presidency | James Pat Guerréro
  26. Six things that helped me through the day after the worst day ever
  27. Trump no worse than what middle Americans were getting
  28. How do I explain this to my daughter?
  29. I feel abandoned by my fellow Americans—and now I finally understand the despair of Trump’s supporters
  30. Does History Matter
  31. Why a Trump president or even a Hillary Clinton presidency wouldn’t bring us World War 3
  32. Three feminist truths about this election
  33. Why I Cried Watching Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech
  34. Why Hillary’s Steel Resolve Went into the Smelter
  35. Trade troubles ahead: What Trump’s victory means for Asia
  36. The Trump Card.
  37. Trump elected president, reactions
  38. Hurt Crying Hillary Clinton supporters trying to deal with the new reality
  39. How the Trump Win Played Out in South Asia – India Real Time – WSJ
  40. Chinese Flag-Maker Flooded With Orders in Wake of Trump Win – China Real Time Report – WSJ
  41. So much for the will of the people…
  42. God Trumps Evil
  43. Trump’s unlikely win and why it’s a blessing in disguise

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Trump et al.— The Global Storm

The displeasure and rancour having people voting for the anti-establishment fighters is created by the politicians who closed their ears for the many cries of the people who felt that they became poorer and poorer, whilst those on top made every effort to enrich themselves.

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Back To The Routes coming from the Delhi cantonment and got to see how India is filled with such gems as a Pineapple Wizardry and treasures in every street and every corner.
This time he looks further than the dusty roads of Bareilly, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, where he could have the first sight of nana-nani’s house was nani standing outside the house waiting to meet him. {The Storeroom}

All around him he sees posts about how when Trump won, so did sexism, racism and hate. But the issue runs much deeper.

  • international + national events— Brexit, Trump’s victory, Unrest among middle class + higher classes in India = something very common about them: lack of resources.
  • migrants = they take away jobs => hate
  • classes are getting competition from lower classes => state is improving
  • assuage fear + disgust = blame migrants (globally), the ‘biharis’ (in India), the ‘muslim-terrorists’ (in Europe), the feminazis (globally) => your xenophobia, your racism, your sexism.

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Preceding:

Coming closer to the end of 2015 and the end for Donald Trump as presidential candidate

Walls,colours, multiculturalism, money to flow, Carson, Trump and consorts

When so desperate to hold onto power

Are United States of America citizens going to show their senses

Brexit No. 2 Blow-up

Nigel Farage called Donald Trump’s victory ‘bigger than Brexit’

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Further reading

  1. Here’s What The Country’s Leaders Are Saying Following Trump’s Win
  2. President Obama Urges Americans To Support Trump: ‘We Are All Now Rooting’ For Donald
  3. Iowa voters pick Trump, but unhappy with both candidates
  4. No, 48% of Americans didn’t vote for Trump
  5. America Rising
  6. An Open Letter To America
  7. S.S. United States, Full Right Rudder
  8. Lament, Holy Anger, and Pastoral Encouragement: A Statement on Election Night 2016
  9. The Grand Illusion
  10. Election 2016: two things I (kinda) got right
  11. they tried to bury us. they didn’t know that we were seeds.
  12. Hillary never understood
  13. Post Mortem
  14. As a Christian, voting wasn’t easy
  15. Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech – Full Text
  16. Election 2016 aftermath: Where does America go from here?

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​All around us, I see posts about how when Trump won, so did sexism, racism and hate. But the issue runs much deeper.

First think about this question— would you mind so much about caste-based reservation if there were enough seats in colleges? If people were hardly even applying to AIIMS or IIT because there were so many seats?

No?

Then let’s come to our point.

If you look at all international and national events— Brexit, Trump’s victory, Unrest among the middle class and higher classes in India, you’ll see something very common about them: lack of resources. Why do Americans or British hate migrants? Because they take away jobs. Why do many males not like females working? Because they offer competition in jobs. Why do they want to make UK/US great again? Because there was no race for survival before. Why do we hate reservation? Because we don’t have…

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Nigel Farage called Donald Trump’s victory ‘bigger than Brexit’

A stand-in Ukip leader said while the votes were being counted that it

‘looks like 2016 is going to be the year of two big political revolutions’

Nigel Farage saying it would be

‘bigger than Brexit.

I hand over the mantle to @RealDonaldTrump! Many congratulations. You have fought a brave campaign.

Marine Le Pen

Other far-right leaders across Europe, like Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National, welcomed the news. She said

The party’s vice president Florian Philippot also tweeted a photo of Le Pen with the caption:

‘Their world is collapsing. Ours is being built.’

Beatrix von Storch.jpgBeatrix von Storch, Member of the European Parliament for the right-wing Alternative for Germany party, said the result was ‘historic’ but also declared to Die Welt:

‘Even if Trump is an outsider, he will have to prove that he will really change the U.S., especially when it comes to foreign policy.’

GW-Rotterdam-DSC 0218.jpgThe other anti-establishment person the West knows, Geert Wilders, leader of the far-right Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid – PVV) in Holland, where there are also elections coming up, said

‘the people are taking their country-back’

and in his heads hopes that the Dutch will do that also soon.

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Brexit No. 2 Blow-up

In the United States of America some people could go to sleep in shock over what they just had witnessed. In Europe we awakened in unbelief or some in what they thought was a nightmare.

In Europe many mouths fell wide open hearing that the person who traffics in misogyny, racism, intimidation and bullying got chosen by the majority of one of the most important states of the world. Europe got really punched hard into the face.

Generally the world should see in what happened a serious signal of which they better take account. The same as with what happened in Great Britain, most people thought it not possible to come Donald Trump so far nor having the British public voting with the majority for a Brexit nor seeing the majority of Americans voting for Donald Trump as president. Those election results of both cases say more about what is going on in the country. Plus for the States

it says more of the sentiments of the people who cast their votes than it does about the vile man they have elected.

Many, the night before the Brexit referendum, went to bed having told their children that Brexit never would happen. When they woke up they saw an unexpected face of their divided country. They had to discover that the racist, anti-immigration, protest vote had won and Britain had chosen to leave the European Union.

Last night, probably many kissed their kids goodnight, saying them we were going to have an historic day, and could greet the first woman president in the US’s history.

Women have lost, and not with a few votes. The one guy who finds it normal that men may touch or grab a woman wherever and whenever they want has gone over the line brilliantly. Though when appearing on the platform he seemed surprised in a way, and talked surprisingly much calmer than he had ever done.

Donald Trump becomes 45th president of the United States after shocking win

Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States (Picture: AP/John Locher)

 

Previously the media tiger and mister soap himself had done everything to ‘kill’ his opponents and to spread hate and division. Now he called to come together as one united nation. He even made a promise to work to

“bind the wounds of division”

and bring Americans together as the next president of the United States as he claimed victory in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

“I say it is time for us to come together as one united people,”

Trump said. Concerning his pledge to every citizen of his land that he will be president

“for all Americans and this is so important to me.”

we can wonder if he considers Afro-Americans, Hispanic and/or Latino Americans, Cuban-Americans, Iraqi-Americans (including Arabs, Assyrians, Kurds, Armenians, Jews, Mandeans, Muslims, Christians, and Yazidis), Iranian-Americans or Persian-Americans (some of them belonging to the highest educated people in the United States), plus the other Jews and Muslims also part of “the Americans“. How shall he going to treat those Black Americans (or Negroes he called “monkeys”),  the third largest racial and ethnic group in the United States (after White Americans and Hispanic and Latino Americans) and what will be his plans to unite those families which had put their hope in becoming united, but may see them now thrown out of the beloved States where they lived and worked for so many years and raised their kids making them to believe they were part of a great nation.

For people in the West, Trump had a positive message. He sought to reassure Europeans and other nations that he would try to work together with those nations which were willing to co-operate with him, though

“While we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone — with everyone. We will seek common ground, not hostility,”

he said.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives on stage with his family to sppeak to supporters during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Trump won the US presidency. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump on stage with his family to speak to supporters during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Trump won the US presidency.

When he was running as a candidate he had no good word for Hillary Clinton but now he congratulated her and reminded all present that she is a “tuff girl” and congratulated her for her

“very, very hard-fought campaign.”

He even went so far to say Americans

“owe her a major debt of gratitude”

for her decades of public service.

The champion of the night said Clinton called him to concede the race and to congratulate Trump on his victory.

Also for the other people he threw acetic acid in the face he was giving out his hand. But still he wanted all to belief not many where against him, he said

“To those who have chosen not to support me in the past — of which there were a few people — I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country.”

The candidate who snapped his fingers at any decent law or moral attitude and slanted or stretched the truth, poured scorn, belittling his political rivals, he now gave time to shower some with flowers, like his staff and advisers, also giving thanks to Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Jeff Sessions, Mike Huckabee and special praise to Reince Priebus asking his superstar, the Republican National Committee chairman to join him at the podium and to mention Ben Carson. He also expressed that it was time now to step over the political rivalry to focus on the unification again of the country, for which he will provide money to rebuild it, giving it again good infrastructure like new roads.

We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none, and we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it. We will also finally take care of our great veterans who have been so loyal, and I’ve gotten to know so many over this 18-month journey.

In his plan there is also place for them who did not support him.

“To those who have chosen not to support me in the past — of which there were a few people — I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country,”

he said.

the world has to know

America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring. We have to do that. We’re going to dream of things for our country, and beautiful things and successful things once again.

Having been awakened with this vision of the 45th president of the United States the whole  world should seriously investigate how the Brexit could happen and how this man got elected.

Clearly it shows how people are fed up with certain politics and how they yearn for change, having a disgust of the establishment that does not have enough ears to the population. In Great Britain and in the United states the blue coloured worker is too long ignored. The middle class is also squeezed out like a lemon and has enough of those in power who try to  limit the power of the ‘ordinary folks’ but do everything to make their pockets filled with enough money and power.

The people have spoken and defeated all the polls showing their dissatisfaction with the political system. all over the world countries and politicians in particular should learn their lesson from what happened now in the United states of America and from what happened in Great Britain.
If they do not soon learn their lesson and change for the good, they will have to face even bigger disasters in their country.

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What went on before:

Coming closer to the end of 2015 and the end for Donald Trump as presidential candidate

Walls,colours, multiculturalism, money to flow, Carson, Trump and consorts

Are United States of America citizens going to show their senses

When so desperate to hold onto power

Some quotes Americans should remember when going to the ballot office

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Additional reading

  1. Jews the next scapegoat for Donald Trump
  2. The American clouds of Anti-Semitism
  3. Blinded crying blue murder having being made afraid by a bugaboo
  4. Trump brand of migrant demonization #1
  5. Children of Men

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Further reading

  1. Cartoon of the day
  2. Wait, and see.
  3. don’t be manipulated by fear-mongering (Jesus trumps Trump)
  4. Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S.
  5. Trump: “‘Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people.”
  6. The Donald Trumps the Constitution
  7. U.S. Presidential Election 2016: Voter turnout drops to near 50 per cent
  8. This is where the story ends
  9. I thought explaining Brexit to my kids was bad. Explaining Trump is worse (Be careful on this article you may find an upsetting capturing picture)
  10. Trumped: We have a responsibility to explain Trump to our kids without sounding like Trump
  11. The US Electorate Trumps Their Political Establishment
  12. The world today 
  13. Hope not hate
  14. Stop Being so Negative about Donald Trump Becoming the President
  15. Joe Tomlinson, Jake Rylatt and Duncan Fairgrieve: And Then There Were Eleven: Some
  16. Context on the Supreme Court Sitting En Banc in the Article 50 Case
  17. Closed Trump Trades – Frustrating minor Loss
  18. The “Deplorables” Have Spoken
  19. “I’m just upset”
  20. Simon’s Blog Unknown Unknowns….
  21. Another blog about hate winning
  22. A Rude Awakening.
  23. When all bets are off
  24. Brexit/trump a wakeup Call.
  25. What content marketing can learn from Brexit and the US election
  26. About The Stock Markets
  27. Jammed: US Treasury 10Y-2Y Yield Curve Slope Jumps To 111 After Election
  28. Electoral Fears
  29. Welcome to the minority
  30. #Brexit: “passporting”, “3rd-country equivalence”, and related issues
  31. Crossing the line between arts and politics – Christine E Walters
  32. The day one wall came down, another went up
  33. Electile Dysfunction
  34. Jeremy Corbyn says Donald Trump win is ‘unmistakable rejection of establishment’ as Theresa May congratulates new US president
  35. Trump et al.— The Global Storm
  36. Goodbye to hope?
  37. Widening the Gap: Toblerone and the US Election
  38. Sarah Palin, Trump Victory “inspired by Brexit” and “we don’t want this globalism.”
  39. This day in 1989 and 2016
  40. Paul Ryan says Trump will lead ‘unified Republican government’
  41. Heart-wrenching video captures devastation of Clinton supporters as Trump victory became apparent
  42. Trump as a possible one-term President
  43. Jerry Mander – Trump Ran Against Himself and Won
  44. Married in Trumpland
  45. Watch: Fights & Protests Break Out In Front Of The White House & All Across America
  46. White People Glad They Can Finally Have A Turn In Power
  47. Here’s to Jeb and the NeverTrumpers who thought he couldn’t make it…
  48. How Do I Feel About the US Election?
  49. Hillary Clinton: A Story of Unmet Objectives
  50. This Isn’t the End (It Just Feels Like It)
  51. Retorts: The deep political divide remains
  52. Defeat of a Democracy
  53. The one graph that tells you why Donald Trump won the presidency
  54. Emotional Van Jones: ‘How do I explain this to my children?’
  55. Moving on from Election 2016
  56. We Must Aim Higher
  57. After the Election 2k16
  58. Stephen King Is “Shutting Down” After Trump Win
  59. What will we tell our children?
  60. Political Commentary- Outcome
  61. Dear America,
  62. Americans Desperately Try to Find New Diversion Topic for Thanksgiving Now That Election Is Over
  63. Donald Trump Did Not Destroy America

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Some quotes Americans should remember when going to the ballot office

“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.”

English: Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in...

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Trump caught on a bus on tape. And more than once he was not blushing saying

“I did try and fuck her. She was married.”

Also saying women asked for it and it was normal man should take advantage of women.

“Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

Defending himself

“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

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“You can do anything. … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

Trump, to Billy Bush, in a 2005 recording in which he boasts about his treatment of women. The Washington Post obtained the recording and posted it on Oct. 7.

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”

Trump, about Megyn Kelly, in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon the night after first GOP debate.
Kelly had hosted a Republican Primary debate and asked Trump about his sexism including calling some women

“fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.”

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“Utterly immoral”, “a pathological liar”, “a serial philanderer”, “and a narcissist on a level that the country has never seen.”

Ted Cruz.  (Trump responded by implying Cruz’s father was involved in the Kennedy assassination.)

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

Trump referencing Clinton’s deleted emails.

Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.”

Trump’s veterans adviser Al Baldasaro and Trump gladdly calling people to take up a weapon and come to do what they have to do. (?!? – For me a clear signal he was calling to kill Hillary Clinton., making sure he would not have to do the dirty job.) Though he tried to convince all that he himself

“I alone can fix it.”

Trump, in his July 21 acceptance speech at the GOP convention, on how he will reform the system.

“If we don’t win, this will be the single greatest waste of time, energy and money in my life,”

Trump yesterday ending his marathon final day of campaigning with a final rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he implored his supporters to get out and vote.

He repeated

“You have one magnificent chance to beat the corrupt system and deliver justice,”

“Do not let this opportunity slip away.”

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Mike Murphy, a veteran GOP strategist warned

“This is not simply another four-year election. This is a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not we the people reclaim control over our government.”

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Former Republican presidential candidate and supporter of Donald Trump

“Think about what is at stake here. We’re not talking about Trump or Clinton, we’re talking about whether or not we’re going to have a country that is of, for and by the people or a country that is of, for and by the government. It’s not about whether we like this candidate or like that candidate, it’s about the platforms and the direction of which they will take the country and you must think about your children, your grandchildren and everybody else who’s coming behind us and not your own personal sensibilities.”

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“The real question for us is what kind of country we want to be.”

Hillary Clinton yesterday as she addressed the 33,000-person crowd, her largest of the campaign, after she had said about Trump

“We know enough about my opponent, we know who he is.”

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The most important questions for anybody thinking of running for president are not “Will you run and can you win?” There is, “What is your vision for America? And can you lead us there?”

Hillary Clinton

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Preceding articles

Coming closer to the end of 2015 and the end for Donald Trump as presidential candidate

Walls,colours, multiculturalism, money to flow, Carson, Trump and consorts

Are United States of America citizens going to show their senses

When so desperate to hold onto power

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Further reading

  1. Trump vs. Hillary: The Lesser of Two Evils?
  2. How and when we’ll know the fate of Donald Trump, other Republicans
  3. Political Cartoon: Hillary Clinton Corruption Scandal
  4. Never Trump?
  5. Hillary’s Emails: How Things Stand on Election Day
  6. Quote of the week: Week of Nov 7, 2016
  7. Watch “Neo-Nazis explain why they like Donald Trump” on YouTube
  8. Hollywood Election Donations Heavily Lopsided in Favor of Hillary Clinton
  9. Clinton vs. Trump: The 5 States to Watch Tonight Most Closely
  10. Oh, What a Lovely War! Delusional Foreign Policy Could Bring Disaster
  11. The party favors and delicacies of American-themed “election parties” all around the world
  12. Donald Trump votes in New York City
  13. Crowd boos as Donald Trump arrives to vote
  14. The Calamity Of America’s Scientific Future Under A President Trump
  15. Rare photos of ‘The Donald’
  16. “Not Voting with my Vagina”
  17. Trump for Senate? Machine mistake irks Virginia voters

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When so desperate to hold onto power

This past year we have seen how certain people tried to do everything to get another person in the bad light. All tactics where used to bring negative news in the ether. Members of certain political groups did not mind tearing down ‘colleagues’, calling them names and trying to pulverise them in public.

Carson in 2015

Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson, Sr. , neurosurgeon, writer and politician, running for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election

Even a reluctant politician who is really concerned about saving the American nation, (probably) because of his coloured skin, was by a much broader man from his own party laughed at and ridiculed. Though also speaking his mind Ben Carson did not come up to the word-waterfall of the person who should have been his team mate.

Ben Carson, who saw as the dangers of Political Correctness, suspended his campaign at the CPAC conference in Maryland on March 4, 2016. It looked like many did not want to know of Carson’s political traditional views which seemed to be infused with common sense. Seeing that the national debt of those states, other countries jealously look at, is incalculably excessive, he proposes a flat tax – just and correct, in his estimation, because it mirrors the Biblical mandate of tithing – as the solution.

For the other interesting candidate with very good propositions it is clear that at this time of massive wealth and income inequality, the Americans need a progressive tax system in their country that is based on the ability to pay. Like it is unacceptable in Belgium and other countries that major corporations pay nothing in federal income taxes, and that corporate CEOs in the country often enjoy an effective tax rate that is lower than their secretaries, in the Western World we should start stopping to pamper the rich, making them even wealthier, propertied at the cost of the hard working lower income group.

In the U.S.A., Belgium and other European countries we can see that the middle class is depleted and less people are willing to take the risk starting a new business, not receiving enough cheep money because the citizens do not get enough interest on their savings and are penalised when buying shares, having to pay over and over taxes on each transaction and gain (but Belgians cannot deduct the losses from their taxes).
With good reason the democratic party man asked for democratic measures demanding the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations paying their fair share in taxes. Naturally the wealthy man good in his skin had enough reason to stand up against this man which he also called a communist. A typical trick to call everything what smells a little bit to social to pull the machine-gun.

According to Ben Carson

“It is obvious that the media has decided who the winner of this election should be; but by so grossly overplaying its hand, the media has lost all credibility as a source for objective facts and surrendered its role as a neutral arbiter of political discourse.”

Worse is also that the media were manipulated by offices which should take care everything is under control. But the FBI bringing out news just to undermine a candidate or to bring tumult in the race is unheard of and should not be done. What would people say if by an investigation about some one everything is brought in the news before anything is known for sure or even when the investigation does not go about that person?

The man who in the past has given money to both parties, according to whom suited him best for his needs, now has taken over the strings and has played Punch and Judy, with the real life marionettes of the republic as well as of the democratic party. Several democratic party members were so caught up in their own egos they failed to see how Trump drove a wedge between the republican party members.

Strangely enough people like Carson suddenly came into the defence of their attacker concerning his misconduct with women. But he was right in saying

“It doesn’t matter whether they’re lying or not. What matters is that the train is going off the cliff. We’re taking our eye off of that, and we’re getting involved in other issues.”

All time everything was done to get the eyes and minds away from real political, economical, social and welfare issues. From Trump we nearly never heard him to go deeper in the real issues and presenting his projects. Clinton at the other hand gave enough time to see in her cards and allowed people to think about what she is proposing and wants to have done when she becomes a president. Her party has a real program ready – or that is what we are made to believe, and which I think all can believe they will be ready to tackle the presidency on an international diplomatic level. Hillary Clinton has the experience and knows how many beans go to the dozen.

The man who wants her imprisoned and shall take care she and all other of his opponents shall be tampered with when he becomes president, has already been lashing out at anyone who did not show enough loyalty to him. He also detached himself from and de-legitimized the institutions of American political life, calling the system rotten. If he would be able to show where the system goes wrong and he is also not involved or on that same rotten line, there would not be such a problem. He in the previous years as made well use of that system that could provide protection for all his lucrative businesses. He was able to misuse foreign workers to have the work done cheap for him, and he agreed he went to the roof when his food was not ready when he came home or when it did not go to his likings. Dangerous also is that he is proclaiming conspiracies everywhere — in polls (rigged), in debate moderators (biased) and in the election itself (soon to be stolen). But he wanted the people to believe they did not need an election because when Hilary wins that would be the proof all is screwed up and that is all one fraud, so they better had to take him straight away, without voting, to make him the next president of the United States of America.

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Cartoon taken from the must read article Just Sayin’ by Barking In The Dark

Pulsating with grievance and vitriol, unmoored from conservative orthodoxy, and deeply suspicious of the fast-changing culture and the consequences of globalization, at no point ever having shown to have a good knowledge about foreign policy, nor diplomacy, he not only broke down people outside the republican party. He managed to show the world how fractured and unconsistent the republican party has become, because so many were so much busy by trying to save their own skin in the hope to get some place when Trump would be on, that they forgot to think in union for the party. Fearing for their own life they gave up the credibility of the party.

What veteran GOP strategist Mike Murphy says should the minds go rolling and got many’ s eyes opened

“I think Trump is right: the shackles have been released, but they were the shackles of reality.”

Though I am not quite sure of his following saying

“Trump has now shifted to a mode of complete egomaniacal self-indulgence. If he’s going to go off with these merry alt-right pranksters and only talk to people who vote Republican no matter what, he’s going to lose the election substantially.”

A bigger problem which shall rise is that when trump looses it shall take a long time before the wounds of the republican party shall be healed.

As a nation the Americans may find themselves so divided as to be broken. By all the actions and all the storms and fires Trump ignited the American citizens are so divided that they have never before experienced and which many do not realise the cracks are really as terrible as the sounds he made.

Now we have the constituents of one political party so consumed by hatred that they will go along with their party’s vow to, in effect, tear up the Constitution. This hatred has been stoked by a cynical Republican Party so desperate to hold onto power at any, and all, cost that they are willing to inflame the fears of their base with unfounded rumor, lies and innuendo promoted by an eminently unqualified candidate who has both encouraged gun owners to do “something” if Hillary wins, and encouraged Moscow to hack our election – and, who embodies the very worst in us. {Despicable; The Republican Legacy}

American know best how much they can trust the sayings of their parties. But we in the West saw already how they worked against Barack Obama and made him life difficult. In case the Republicans are going to do what they promised, Americans shall come to face a terrible difficult time. They made it quite clear that if Hillary Clinton is elected President they will not let her govern, they will not consider her Supreme Court appointee and they will, in fact, block any of her initiatives – and they will hold hearings with the expressed intention to impeach.

By all the mud which has been thrown, all the indecency that went on, all the interfering of intelligence forces and secret agents interfering with internal political matters, made this election a turning point in the American history, proving how much democracy has been turned upside down. Also the previous events made that the people in charge of the country shall have to proof again to the public that it is serious business for them and not just a game of getting the highest position to do whatever they want for gaining the most amount of money no matter if the ordinary citizen has to kneel down for it and give in a lot of his earnings and has to face walls around boarders and not receiving certain foreign products any more because of bad relations.

In case the person with the biggest tongue, who has constantly spewed racism, lies and insults towards Hillary Clinton, immigrants, women and anyone who disagrees with him, and has brought the Americans to the this pinnacle of a culture of hate, wins than the West also would have to take a careful attitude concerning the diplomatic arrangements to be made in the near future. Like the Brexit voters awakened after the British election it can well be that Americans also could awaken in the next nightmare, having their so called ‘saviour’ showing his real face and letting all what he promised aside like a ‘good joke’ they would not have had to believe, like Nigel Farage also told the population they could have know he could not provide all that money for social security or give all those things the public wanted.

But even when the Americans show their lucid mind their country, its ability to govern and be governed by law, has now been so damaged by the Republican Party that it will take many decades for them to recover. As ever they will do, but like by any war they’ll come out of it very handicapped.

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Preceding

Coming closer to the end of 2015 and the end for Donald Trump as presidential candidate

Walls,colours, multiculturalism, money to flow, Carson, Trump and consorts

Are United States of America citizens going to show their senses

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Please come to read also

  1. Whoever makes tomorrow better than today wins a vote
  2. It’s time for a new way to elect a president
  3. Despicable; The Republican Legacy
  4. Just sayin’

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Additional reading

  1. Trump brand of migrant demonization #1
  2. Children of Men

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Further reading

  1. More and more Republicans support Trump’s draconian—and downright inhumane—deportation proposal
  2. Operation Wetback, the 1950s immigration policy Donald Trump loves, explained
  3. Donald Trump on Immigration 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
  4. Advice for People Close to Trump
  5. Ben Carson Says Trump Tape is Media Scheme to Cover Hillary’s Ass
  6. Donald Trump’s Statements On Sexual Assault And Rap Lyrics Are Completely Incomparable
  7. Afternoon Minute: “Luke Cage” Star Responds To Criticisms About His White Wife 1
  8. Afternoon Minute: “Luke Cage” Star Responds To Criticisms About His White Wife 2
  9. Watch: Ben Carson ‘Surprised’ CNN Anchor Hasn’t Heard ‘Locker Room Talk’ Like Trump’s
  10. Watch Ben Carson Render CNN’s Brianna Keiler Speechless With His Defense Of Trump’s ‘Locker Room Talk’
  11. Skip This if you Don’t Want to Know my Thoughts on the Election
  12. Trump defender Ben Carson finds one Obamacare piece not all bad
  13. Ben Carson on ‘Morning Joe’: ‘Turn Her Microphone Off’
  14. Ben Carson Says ‘It Doesn’t Matter’ If Trump Accusers Are Lying Or Not
  15. The Presidential Race: What am I missing?
  16. Ben Carson Gave Perhaps His Most Off The Rails Interview Yet On MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Today
  17. I Respect Trump More Than I Respect This Guy
  18. You get up with fleas
  19. Done for life
  20. Ben Carson Addresses Trump’s Sexual Assault Allegations at Metro Rally
  21. Inside Donald Trump’s echo chamber of conspiracies, grievances and vitriol
  22. Willie D. – “Coon 2” (A Michael Jordan, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz and Steve Harvey Diss)
  23. Seriously? 
  24. Ben Carson: ‘We Just Need A System That Is Not Political’
  25. Ben Carson: ‘Think About Your Children And Grandchildren’
  26. Donald Trump once had a meeting
  27. FBI Ramps Up Investigation – Hillary Clinton May Have Violated Public Corruption Laws
  28. A John The Baptist Sermon For America Today
  29. Prominent Surrogates Campaign For Trump, Clinton
  30. The 17 Craziest things said in this election
  31. I Supported Donald Trump for a Day
  32. 16 Songs to Get You Through Election Day
  33. But Even If He Doesn’t
  34. Fox Election Coverage: Dour Early Focus on a Divided America
  35. Voters flock to women’s suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony’s grave on Election Day
  36. Here’s The Unedited Truth About Both Of Our Presidential Candidates
  37. #ImWithHer
  38. My vote for Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence is officially in…
  39. Clinton and Trump Election Parties Will Be About a Mile Apart Causing New York Security Concerns
  40. Clinton and Trump Election Parties Will Be About a Mile Apart Causing New York Security Concerns
  41. Third Female President
  42. Why Donald Trump bests Hillary Clinton on key tech policies
  43. Lady Gaga performs with Jon Bon Jovi at Midnight Clinton Rally
  44. Talking to Americans Nov 9
  45. First female commander-in-chief or billionaire President? US decides today
  46. Chance the Rapper Held a “Parade to the Polls” Following His Concert Last Night
  47. A final economic health check in the most important swing states
  48. The Best and Worst Lessons We Learned from the 2016 Election
  49. Dan and Michelle’s Unofficial Presidential Text Poll
  50. U.S. markets hold their breath on Election Day
  51. Battleground ’16: Election Day Is Finally Here
  52. Both George Bush AND Michael Moore support Hillary Clinton for President… Has George Bush suddenly become Progressive…Or…is Michael Moore just “a sack of sh-t”? | Paul Joseph Watson (Video)
  53. Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Final Florida Polls November 8th
  54. Election Day: Why a Vote for Hillary Clinton is a Vote for Evil!
  55. Election Day Is Officially Here: Two Topless Chicks Decided To Protest Trump At A Polling Location
  56. Canadian dollar stable as U.S. voters head to the polls on Election Day
  57. the day herstory is made
  58. Is an upset possible? Don’t ask the pollsters
  59. Hillary Clinton Casts Her Vote In New York, Citing How ‘Incredibly Happy’ She Feels On Election Day
  60. Trending GIF: hillary clinton, vote, voting, election day, election day 2016, casting vote, cast vote
  61. Here’s what Donald Trump posted to Twitter on election eve
  62. Go Vote! Oliver the German Shepherd Puppy’s Go Vote Public Service Announcement
  63. This really is a climate change election
  64. Early Election Results: Clinton Leads Florida, Colorado — Races Look Tight
  65. Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? America starts to vote in the most divisive election in history: Tuesday US election briefing
  66. Decision 2016
  67. A Divided Country, A Divisive Election: Where Do We Go From Here?
  68. How Democrat Rallies Treat The Country
  69. Predictions for North Carolina
  70. Clinton Supporters Are Going To The Polls Dressed In White — Here’s Why
  71. The Shattered Glass, a Quartz cocktail to drink if Hillary Clinton wins

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Are United States of America citizens going to show their senses

Only a few hours are left for American citizens to decide if they are going to remain loyal to a political party or opt for the security of their own nation and the world.

36 years ago there was a republican who shouted he was going to

“make America great again”

In 1896 the Republican Party (GOP) became dominant until 1932. In 1964 the United States of America could again find themselves a critical election with a shift at the presidential level to the Republican (GOP) presidential candidates. However, there was a gradual shift toward the GOP at the state and local levels, as Aldrich (2000) and others have found. Democratic voting remained strong into the 1970s and only slowly shifted towards the GOP as state Republican organizations systematically broadened their base in the 1980s and 1990s.

Some actor could get the people also at his political hand. The majority voted Donald Reagan to be the 40th president of their nation from 1980 onwards, though or perhaps because for his conservative Republicanism, his fervent anticommunism, and his appealing personal style, characterized by a jaunty affability and folksy charm.

It must be said that was a man of words and his remarkable skill as an orator earned him the title “the Great Communicator.”  His party member with the big words or big mouth for this presidential election has not such refined vocabulary neither refined manners.

In the 1960ies the Americans and Europeans could already not that more and more money came into the play. those who wanted to get through presidential primaries had to have enough financial backing. Today it has been made clear those who have not enough financial resources do not have any chance at all.

After 1968 the extensive use of political advertising on television became something the ordinary American seemed to find normal. The high cost of presidential campaigns and the consequent increase in the influence of special interest groups made the system more corrupt, whilst the majority of the American population did not notice how they where lured into the trap of commercialism and public indoctrination by the media.

From the 1960ies time spend on fund-raising increased, but with the present primaries we could see and hear that setting up a big mouth and telling as much private matters and lies about the opponents as possible would bring most nominations. The 2012 election became the most expensive in history at an estimated cost of $6 billion (presidential and congressional elections combined). This election shall probably a much higher figure.

The man of words who became president in 1980 had promised to do things and had not told so many lies nor did not find it necessary to throw with mud all the time not giving any decent answers to the problems to be solved.

Reagan from the beginning made it clear he would not work together with the Soviet Union and other communist or dictatorial countries, actively seeking a rollback or collapse of the USSR as well as an end to the Cold War. This time his republican party presents a candidate who loves dictatorship and already gave enough signs what he would do to get all those who stand in his way, out of the way. The republican candidate beginning 21st century does not mind at all to work with the Russian and Turkish dictators and finds that Europe had to be already a long time (since last year) the battlefield for a world in which America would be glad to provide the weapons.

The sale of such weapons has to increase and is part of making the States bigger and stronger, having more fighting countries dependent on the weapon deliveries.

Supporters of Trump point and scream at an anti-Trump demonstrator holding a sign during a Trump campaign rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona. [Reuters]

Though Donald Trump did not proof to know much about history and geography, the world should know that he is not the first authoritarian demagogue who could take power and undermine constitutional government in the US or Europe. Right-wing authoritarian populists have often grabbed power during economic crises, particularly in Western societies suffering national decline and severe racial divisions or culture wars.

In the bad economic situation of his country and in the fear of many for the refugees the man with the big mouth and the big purse, knows how to get people to believe in what he promises going to do for making the county big. He has not a particular ‘moustache’ but his attitude, body language and way of shouting, creating lots of  non-saying winds, stoking fire, for getting him into power, is something more people should be aware off and fear for.

When Reagan spoke of his great America, he meant one for all American citizens

“men and women of all races, nationalities and faiths bringing home to their families a decent paycheck.”

Concerning the way of financial compensation Trump already proved with his imperium how he made money on the slavery of others. He sometimes in the debates said Americans  should give work to Americans, though he himself hired lots of Chinese and brought in material from China, though it could all come from the states itself.

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Ronald Wilson Reagan, American politician and actor, 40th President of the United States, from 1981 to 1989.

For those who did not have opportunities to go to college Reagan promised a solution and got arrangements when he was a president to have more people having the opportunity to study where they wanted. This time those with no money would not have to hope for changes to go to a high school, because the State should not fund such ‘idiots’ (dixit Trump)? For those without opportunities this time they should know it is their own fault and others should not pay for them.

Reagan his convention was full of optimism and specific plans to cut taxes, deregulate energy and enhance the military. The republican convention in Cleveland showed a total different republican party, with no place at all for people who could not proof they are real Caucasian in-breath Americans. Now Trump has allowed some coloured people around him and some Hispanic because he cleverly knows very well he needs them to get in, but can dump them straight after he is elected to president.

Those Americans who sincerely believe that the name calling from the beginning of the primaries is all gone and past show, shall be very surprised as the real Trump turns up again after they gave him their vote. The same what happened in Germany in the 1930ies could now repeat itself in the New World, if the American citizens are not careful.

At many occasions Donald Trump showed his disgust for people who come from other countries and for those who have not the same skin colour as him and do not have the same faith as the majority of Americans. On more than one occasion we heard Trump calling brown or black-coloured people not ‘niggers’ but “monkeys”.

According to Trump Jews, Muslims, Hispanics are the cause of the United States of America “going to hell” (his words). For him it is clear America has to do away with them and

“liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens their communities.”

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67th United States Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election

Trump all the time tried to take away the focus away from his own personality and his own background, shooting with enough dynamite, to have those coming to his speeches to cry out to get away with Hilary Clinton, who seemed to have done the worst of crimes. He also tapped into everything that the Americans dislike about the last eight years of presidency under Barack Obama in the “corrupt system”. Himself forgetting to be part of that corrupt system and having created enough opportunities to make himself rich in not always kosher manners, but knowing himself that is perhaps the only way to become so rich as he.

Today we can see that the one man who managed to build up a huge “money fort”, created not only his own brand, both in business and politics, he also managed to pull the wool over most American’s their eyes.

Republicans claim to revere Reagan, yet their 2016 nominee fails to honour his ideals and made brushwood of many of the other republican candidates, also bringing a program (if you can call it that) which goes far away from the lines of the republican party Europe and the rest of the world knows.

For a quarter-century Hilary Clinton has been the GOP‘s go-to gal for outrage. Though today many republican should come to consider if they are going to honour their republican party and vote for this bugaboo or shall better choose from the “two bad people” the least bad one. They should sincerely come to think either to save the country or to save the position of that nominee, of which they better wonder if they can agree with all he says.

The danger is that the man with his big mouth and so many lies, like the English politician Nigel Farage who got the Brits in the Brexit debacle, can have enough people on his hands to become the next president. We have seen the many caustic attacks from republicans to the democratic candidate. But they should open their eyes and get to see what this smart woman really has already accomplished on international political level and how diplomatic she always has been, even in the most difficult situations.

It is a pity she did not united with the very promising Bernie Sanders. It is good she begun to integrate some of Sanders’ demands about free college education, more expansive funding of social needs, confronting institutionalized racism and mass incarceration, stronger anti-fracking and higher solar and wind production, a higher minimum wage, and reversing Citizens United.

We can only hope Sanders’ supporters have come out of the cold shower and shall be willing to support their other Democratic candidate. All should see that the democratic system is in danger when Trump would become the leader of the United States. His right-wing populism and the power of the weapons-lobby also can create a real political revolution and can bring the country in more troublesome times than now.

Lauren Carasik, the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Western New England University School of Law writes

Though the racialised and nativist hostility he has exploited will not evaporate with Trump’s defeat, it would be immeasurably amplified if he wins.

Either way, the enduring damage to the country’s international standing and founding ideals is already incalculable.

We in Europe do know that Trump is no fool but a very ‘handy’ man cunning as a fox. We also know that lots of the things he promised he shall never go to fulfil. But he made it clear that he would abandon America’s obligations to their North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies, and for sure we in Europe shall have to face it. But we in Europe shall have nothing any more to say about human rights of which the nation under his presidency shall not be bothered, because all means shall be good to get ‘the bad boys’ out of the way.  International treaties such as the Geneva Convention also then shall be something for the bin and America shall not having to fear to take into account the way nature is going.

Let us hope there are more people, than Trump thinks, living in the United states that can use their brains properly and can use the balance mechanism to bring out a vote to give America a worthy trustable position.

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Please also come to read:

  1. Republicans deliberately broke American politics
  2. The Republican Party is Now an Open Threat to American Democracy
  3. Facing Down Trump’s Demagoguery: Lessons From Weimar Germany
  4. Donald Trump’s dangerous demagoguery
  5. Donald Trump is no fool: The dangerous demagogue knows exactly what he’s saying
  6. Trump’s demagoguery has no place in America
  7. Jews the next scapegoat for Donald Trump
  8. The American clouds of Anti-Semitism
  9. Blinded crying blue murder having being made afraid by a bugaboo

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Further reading

  1. This Election Has Disgraced The Entire Profession Of Journalism
  2. Voter Suppression – 2016
  3. Paul Krugman Reveals Who Really Broke Our Democracy and Why. 
  4. Donald Trump Releases ‘Deplorables,’ an Anti-Hillary Clinton Ad
  5. Reluctant Conservatives For Hillary
  6. Cautious Clinton campaign sticks with creative that’s moving the dial
  7. Clinton Buries Trump in Negative Ads (News Post #10)
  8. Presidential Campaign Ads
  9. Posting Political Signs in the Window Is Your Right — Isn’t It?
  10. Political Advertising: Radio Wins the Vote
  11. Audi & Tecate: Debate Night In America
  12. Wall Street Worries As TV Stations Warn Political Ad Spending Will Fall Short
  13. US Presidential Election Snapshot
  14. Reading Post #10 – Political Advertising
  15. Political Advertising or Holiday Marketing in October: Which Is Worse?
  16. Here’s why you haven’t been bombarded with political ads this year
  17. “Is political advertising dead?” #QTWTAIN
  18. Impact of Political Ads on Brands (Chapter 13)
  19. Three Days
  20. “. . . Donald Trump is what Americans aspire to be . . . “
  21. Trump’s Russia, I mean America
  22. Donald Bigly Trump
  23. Donald Trump’s Love Affair With Russia And President Putin
  24. WSJ Breaking News Of Donald Trump’s Affair With 1998 Playmate Of The Year
  25. Donald Trump is not a friend of working people
  26. For Donald Trump And His Surrogates, Its A Small World, Part I (October Surprise)
  27. Donald Trump, Political Version…..
  28. Why I’m Voting For Trump
  29. The President of the USA and the Undecided Vote
  30. “Don’t forget to vote!” GOP volunteers work the phones, knock on doors in North Shore
  31. Ray Sawyer explains why you always lose if you vote Trump. No winners can vote Trump.
  32. Director Comey’s FBI’s Antipathy for Hillary Clinton is A Threat To National Security
  33. A look at the issues facing Canada with Clinton or Trump in the White House
  34. Feeling the Bern, yet still with her
  35. No. No you are not.
  36. Obama Alters U.S. Oath of Allegiance in Compliance with Islamic Law
  37. The Fall of the Constitution and The Rise of the Shadow Government
  38. Philip Roth: where are you now that we need you?
  39. Trump vs. Clinton: Will 2016 presidential election leave the U.S. a more violent place?
  40. Hispanics And Nasty Women Are Coming To The Rescue For Our Future First Lady, Hillary Clinton
  41. Calm down. The world won’t end if Trump (or Hillary) wins
  42. Hillary’s Last Message
  43. You Should Know: The Ninth Amendment
  44. Type Of Information The Far Right In Trumplandia Were Reveling In Before November Surprise
  45. Senate Majority or Not, Democrats Turn to Hard-Charging Schumer
  46. I Understand Why People Are Not Voting This Time Around
  47. Despicable; The Republican leagcy
  48. The Trump Show is Remaking William F. Buckley’s Carefully Scripted Conservatism
  49. How Party Division Delayed Republicans’ Congressional White South
  50. Bridgegate Guilty Verdicts Put Spotlight on Christie’s Role in Trump Transition Team
  51. After the Election: The Fight for Congress
  52. Connecticut Democratic and Republican parties gearing up for busy weekend
  53. Last Minute Plea To Fellow Americans: Please Do Not Vote For Donald Trump
  54. Vote Now!
  55. Who Will Win The 2016 US Election?
  56. If You Don’t know…
  57. US Election: Two Days Away
  58. It’s almost over.
  59. US election circus about to end
  60. Only 4 From GOP On Ballot For US House In Massachusetts
  61. Open Borders Are an Assualt on Private Property
  62. Five Conventions, Four Candidates, and Three Parties: Chaos before the Election of 1860
  63. The Culmination of Single Party Corporatocratic State
  64. Slick Rick Finally Gains US Citizenship After Over 20 Years Of Fighting
  65. Today, I become an American citizen
  66. Republican Party elephant makes first appearance
  67. Cartoon: after it’s all (not) over
  68. what was good about this election?
  69. Exposed
  70. We know Election Day exhaustion has set in when someone says “mazel tov cocktail” on CNN
  71. How Could You????
  72. The Values Behind the 2016 US Presidential Election
  73. Patton Oswalt Throws Down HARD For Hillary
  74. “It’s a Rigged System!” “Maybe The System Isn’t So Rigged After All!” “It’s a Rigged System!”
  75. Election 2016: a lesser of two God-awful choices
  76. Why This Rockmommy Endorses Hillary Clinton for President — But Thinks You Should Hit the Polls for the Other Candidates
  77. Glenn Beck Compares Donald Trump To Howard Hughes, Labels Him ‘Dangerously Unhinged’
  78. The REAL Wildcard in the 2016 Election
  79. Draco Malfoy Took A Break From Hogwarts To Start Supporting Donald Trump
  80. Republicans tried to vanquish Elizabeth Warren. Instead, they’ve only made her stronger
  81. Watch Crazy Trump Supporter Go Ballistic On Black Man And Use The N-Word
  82. Will Bill Clinton be known as the First Lady if Hillary wins?
  83. Clinton, Trump gear up for final day of campaigning
  84. Kellyanne Conway: a Poor Spin Doctor and a Failed Campaign Manager
  85. Everybody Is Telling Me That Trump Is Going To Win – So Why Do I Have Such An Ominous Feeling?
  86. Trump Still Says FBI Investigation Is Rigged
  87. What Happens If Faithless Electors Swing the Results?
  88. The Fate of the Country
  89. Half of America Is About to Get Gut-Punched
  90. Editorial: The Four Way Race
  91. Choosing a President: Reconsidered
  92. Make America Great Again…
  93. Donald Trump is confused by hip-hop: “Was it talking or singing? I don’t know”
  94. Celebrities’ Choice For President
  95. The United States is the Envy of the World

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Matte verklaring van Junckers

Voor een ‘State of the Union’ zou men een krachtige verklaring verwachten van de voorzitter van de Europese Commissie. Maar de tekst die wij hoorden voorgelezen worden door Jean-Claude Juncker was maar mat.

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Jean-Claude Juncker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ook al mag de Europese integratie geen „kleurloze smeltkroes” worden bleek er slechts een kleurloos voorschrift voorgelegd te worden waarbij eigenlijk niets werd toegevoegd aan datgene wat elke Europeeër al wist en verwacht. De meeste leden van de Europese Unie zien wel het gevaar van het toenemende nationalisme waartegen Juncker zich keerde. Ook keerde hij zich sterk tegen het populisme waar Europese beleidsvoerders wel iets van weg hebben en meerdere staten een broodje van gegeten hebben. Volgens hem lossen deze geen problemen op maar creëren ze juist.

Natuurlijk zijn de anti Europeeërs slim genoeg om op de zwakke punten van de gemeenschap te wijzen. Daar ziet men nog steeds dat van uit het Oosten van Europa een toevloed van arbeiders is die in het Westen aan erbarmelijk lage logen werken en de jobs van de plaatselijke bevolking weg nemen. Men kan er niet aan onderuit om na al de maatregelen die de staten onderling hebben genomen, er nog steeds een veel te hoge werkloosheid heerst in Europa. Hierbij is volgens de commissievoorzitter

„Europa … niet sociaal genoeg.”

Met lede ogen hebben wij als burgers al die nodeloze inspanning moeten verwerken en voelen wij ons werkelijk bij de neus genomen. Dat is trouwens het kwaad zeer van de Unie.

„De burgers van Europa mogen niet langer bij de neus genomen worden, ze willen concrete resultaten zien”,

vervolgde Juncker in Straatsburg.

„De komende twaalf maanden zijn cruciaal om een beter Europa te scheppen.”

Juncker pleitte voor meer samenwerking tussen de lidstaten.

„We moeten de verdeling tussen Oost- en West-Europa overstijgen.”

De grote fout die men daar begaan heeft is dat men veel te vroeg Oostblok landen deel heeft laten uitmaken van de kapitalistische unie die daardoor sterk verzwakt werd. Vooral omdat er geen algemene overeenkomsten zijn betreft de arbeidsregeling in de onderlinge staten, waarbij men gelijkheid afdwingt voor elke werkende.

Junckers keerde zich tegen „sociale dumping” en brak een lans voor gelijk loon bij hetzelfde werk in hetzelfde land, wat een essentieel punt is om de ongelijkheid maar nog meer, de ontevredenheid en wrevel weg te krijgen.

Dat hij ook over de verloning van schrijvers en journalisten had is inspelen op de kaart van hen die over die beleidsvoerders moeten spreken, maar regelmatig op de tenen worden getrapt en steeds minder waardering krijgen voor hun werk en wiens kansen op verspreiding van hun werk bedreigt raakt door de afname van de gedrukte pers en voor vele mensen toch nog een duur internet dat niet steeds bereikbaar is.  Maar ook daartegen wil hij tegen 2025 een oplossing, alle Europeanen toegang belovend tot supersnel internet, via een zogenoemd 5G-netwerk.

Wat niet begrijpelijk is, is dat de voorzitter van de Europese Commissie niet meer zijn tanden heeft laten zien en niet meer werk heeft gemaakt om de Europese burgers werkelijk te laten zien dat die Europese Commissie haar reden van bestaan heeft en dat zij vorderingen maakt, ook al is het niet zo snel als velen zouden willen.

Europa kan een ‘boost’ wel gebruiken. Hiertoe moeten de leiders eerst en vooral laten zien dat zij er zelf in geloven en dat zij werkelijk iets hebben te bieden aan de burgerbevolking.

„De komende twaalf maanden zijn cruciaal om een beter Europa te scheppen.”

weet ook Juncker die verder pleitte voor meer samenwerking tussen de lidstaten.

„We moeten de verdeling tussen Oost- en West-Europa overstijgen.”

Benieuwen hoe de grens afsluitende landen zich bereid zullen verklaren om samen naar een degelijk werkende oplossing te zoeken voor het vluchtelingen probleem dat als een zwaard van Damocles boven Europa’s vermoeide hoofd hangt.

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