Something’s Berning – I

Something’s Berning – I     Many of my friends ‘feel the Bern’. I don’t, but I don’t think one needs to feel much in order to observe poli­tics. I’d pre­fer a rati­o­nal appro­ach over an emo­ti­o­nal one. ‘But you have […]

Ber­nie goes to Rome – I

Ber­nie goes to Rome – I     Sena­tor Ber­nie Sanders’s unex­pec­ted visit to the Vati­can where he spoke at a con­fe­rence on social and eco­no­mic jus­tice, was quite an unor­tho­dox cam­paign move, to say the least. But to address ‘immo­ral […]

Ber­nie goes to Rome – II

Ber­nie Goes to Rome – II     So His Holi­ness Pope Fran­cis briefly met with Sena­tor San­ders after all. ‘This mor­ning when I was lea­ving [to Greece ‑AO], Sena­tor San­ders was there, he had come to the con­ven­tion. He knew […]

Fee­ling the Bust – I – II

Fee­ling the Bust – I – II     I The Ame­ri­can poli­ti­cal dis­course won’t cease to sur­prise and offend us. Its rhe­to­ric, the sha­me­les­sly show­ca­sed vanity, the blind hat­red, bla­tant miso­gyny and racism, it seems all so much more exaggerated, […]

Fee­ling the Bust – III

Fee­ling the Bust – III     Loot­ing Funds. Money Laun­de­ring. Fraud. These ludi­crous accu­sa­ti­ons were what Jeff Wea­ver came up with to ‘expose’ the Clin­ton cam­paign. Of course nothing illegal was expo­sed, it was just ano­ther low in the smear […]

Fee­ling the Bust – IV‑a/b

Fee­ling the Bust – IV‑a/b     IV‑a Take Ber­nie Sanders’s long las­ting flirta­tion with Daniel Ortega in the ‘80s. San­ders was invi­ted to the seventh anni­vers­ary of the San­di­ni­sta Revo­lu­tion in Mana­gua. By his own boas­ting account, he was […]

Let­ter to Sena­tor Ber­nie Sanders

( Deze brief werd op 1 novem­ber 2020 gepu­bli­ceerd op Medium )   Open (Final) Let­ter to Sena­tor Ber­nie San­ders     Dear Sena­tor San­ders, Two days before your country’s already nerve-wrac­­king pre­si­den­tial elec­tion, the day that Ame­ri­cans face the […]