Over here in the cute and gold plated Kingdom of the Olympians (5 gold medals in the speed skating category up to now), we temporarily are evading the ever more appalling and astonishing news from the other side of the Atlantic. I still enjoy your fabulous fabulating about Mad Don and his gang, but I decided to protect myself a bit more against the stream of devastating messages coming to us from the DSA. What is there left to laugh about?

At some moment in time it was enough. To be more precise: after the grotesque budgetary proposal of this year I turned away in disbelief. This can’t be true. Someone stupid from the comedy department made this up. So much self satire is beyond belief. Satire in truth has surpassed truth in satire. Or something like that.

Add to this the umptieth school shooting.

Really, really, I have always admired the lost continent, but now it has gone down under. Eclipsed from the world of the honorable, exemplary, truly great countries.

HORRIBLE.

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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