NEWS 2021

Is America back already? 14-02-2021

America is back was the hopeful message of President Biden in his attached remarked on US. Foreign Policy: Emphasis on the sound tradition since the Second World War  - bipartisan foreign policy, need to strengthen the alliance of democracies and emphasis on human rights  rather than meeting dictators -  was a sign hope from the new Administration. 

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"HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY 27-01-2021

"How and why could this most infamous crime happen in Christian Europe? Why was it in Christian Europe that the most violent, the most inhuman and the most destructive political religions could emerge, rule and wage the most devastating total wars in history? 

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From Abyss to a New Beginning 22-01-2021

Exactly two weeks after Trump’s last and most violent effort to overturn the outcome of the Presidential elections, President Joseph R. Biden pronounced his Inaugural Address as 46th. President of the United States of America. The (annotated) text of the Address is attached to this entry. Like many millions in and outside America, we watched the day on CNN:  from the pettiness with which former President Trump left Washington a few hours before the Inauguration – to the ceremony after the Inauguration at Arlington Cemetery. The contrast between the outgoing and incoming presidents was sharp and shocking. The tone and content of President Biden’s Inaugural were impressive, remarkable and conciliatory given the complete absence of any (required) cooperation from Trump in the transition. The Address was a very personal plea for unity in a time of deep division and complex crisis:  first of all the crisis of the pandemic, worse in America than anywhere else; secondly the political crisis manifested by the insurrection against Congress and the vandalizing of Capitol Hill provoked by Trump and carried out by his supporters. January 6 was the “American Abyss”. We can only hope and pray that January 20 stands for the recovery of democracy and American leadership.

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the american abyss 14-01-2021

As the House votes to impeach President Trump, the FBI warns there could be a repeat of the violent insurrection he encouraged on January 6, with Trump loyalists planning to hold armed protests nationwide ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. We speak with Timothy Snyder, a historian of fascism, who says the riot at the U.S. Capitol was “completely and utterly predictable” given President Trump’s record of stoking extremism and undermining democratic institutions. “The American republic is hanging by a thread because the president of the United States has sought to use violence to stay in power and essentially to overthrow our constitutional system,” says Snyder.

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US Democracy needs rebuilding (11-01-2021)

Attached article from the Carnegie Endowment is worth reading. After the insurrection of Trump against  his own US Congress, obviously, he must go! And the GOP must accept its responsibility for the worst ever crisis in American democracy. The GOP must stop being the anti-system party or fall apart!

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WORSE THAN TREASON (05-01-2021)

"This is sedition, plain and simple. No amount of playacting and rationalizing can change the fact that the majority of the Republican Party and its apologists are advocating for the overthrow of an American election and the continued rule of a sociopathic autocrat."

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