07 dezembro 2016

truth

For reminding America that demagoguery feeds on despair and that truth is only as powerful as the trust in those who speak it, for empowering a hidden electorate by mainstreaming its furies and live-streaming its fears, and for framing tomorrow’s political culture by demolishing yesterday’s, Donald Trump is TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year. (aqui)

05 dezembro 2016

Bep Cricket

Transcript of the conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Peter Throw, Part XXXII


Donald Trump (DT) - Peter...what's the meaning of  ...vaffanculo...?

Peter Throw (PT) - Oh well, Don ... Take it up in the ass ... fuck off...

DT - Does that Italian fellow who says vaffanculo left and right  also extend the middle-finger?

PT - Sure, he does...to party-politicians and journalists...His name is Bep Cricket...

DT - Oh... I like that... I also do that ...in private, I mean...

PT - He is a comedian ... he can do it in public...

DT - Peter...What is the Five-Star-Mouvement which has been so influential lately in Italian elections and in yesterday referendum...?

PT - It is a non-partisan, non-ideological mouvement that aims at establishing a kind of direct, internet-based democracy... It has many similarities with you...

DT - Does it?

PT - It is made up of outsiders, like you ... it fights the political establishment and the press, like you ... it aims at giving a voice to the Italian people, like you ... Its adversaries call it populist, like you...It has been a tremendous success, like you...

DT - How can that be ... a mouvement which is not a political party?

PT - Well ...we are talking about Italy... which is at the center of Catholic culture...Catholic culture is communitarian ... it does not like political parties ... neither religious sects, from which they derive...

DT - Do you mean that Italians do not like political parties?

PT - Yes, Don... they don't ... it is not part of  their tradition...Even if they say that they like them...actually they don't ... Period!...  Tradition speaks higher than rationality...

DT - Why not?

PT - Because parties divide people ...they put people agains each other ... political parties, like Protestant sects in religion, destroy the community...

DT - Oh... I never thought about that...

PT - Don ... if you want to reunite America ... to make America great again as a community ... you should learn more about Catholicism ... and leave Presbyterianism which is sectarian...

DT - ...

PT - ... The opposite of Catholic... which from the Greek katholicos means universal... is  sectarian, partisan...Modern political parties derive from the Protestant sects...

DT - ...

PT -The first political party in Britain was the Whig Party, later called Liberal Party, which descends from Scottish Presbyterianism...Actually, Don, your mother was from Scotland, wasn't she?...

DT - Yes Peter, my mother was from Scotland and was she who instilled in me religious sentiments...

PT - Political parties can survive in America ... which was founded by presbyterians and other Calvinista sects ... but in Catholic countries like Italy or Portugal which have never been exposed to Protestantism ... they have no future ...they ruin the nation...

DT -  ...

PT - Political parties are a cancer in Catholic culture ... a cancer which produces methastases in the social organism ... of which a partisan  press is a deadly one...

DT - There are many Catholics now in the United States ... At the time of our Foundation there were virtually none ... Catholicism was prohibited in British territories at that time ...Only one of our founding fathers was a Catholic...

PT - And as recently as the 1960's we know what happened to the only Catholic President of the United States so far...

DT - It's changing rapidly; Peter ...Now about 25% of the US population is Catholic...

PT - Yes... that's true... that's probably why resentment against political parties in the US is also on the rise... Don't forget that Catholics were the top voters for you... Actually you may go down in US history ... as the precursor of the American Bep Cricket...

DT - Do you antecipate some kind of a Five-Star-Mouvement in Portugal, Peter?

PT - For sure, Don ...sooner rather than later...

DT - I'll be all for it...

Vaffanculo!

A forma como os políticos, com a cumplicidade da Imprensa, têm tratado António Domingues é absolutamente miserável. É a mentira ostensiva e permanente e a desvalorização pessoal constante.

Não basta que o Governo tenha faltado à palavra que se comprometeu com ele. É a inversão da verdade que é chocante - afinal, quem não tem palavra é António Domingues.

A desvalorização do homem não termina aqui. Afinal António Domingues era uma segunda escolha, a primeira era Paulo Macedo. Outra mentira.

O pior é que este chorrilho de mentiras e de patifarias é feito com o exemplo do Presidente da República e tem como um dos jornais cúmplices O Expresso que é um jornal onde o Presidente da República mexe agulhas e o irmão do Primeiro-Ministro também.

É talvez por estas e por outras que o Movimento 5 Estrelas tem tido o sucesso que se vê em Itália - não fala com os partidos nem com a imprensa, a ambos atirando o slogan Vaffanculo. Em relação à imprensa, Donald Trump fez o mesmo nos EUA e com sucesso ainda maior.

A propósito de António Domingues, é caso para dizer ao Presidente da República, ao Primeiro-Ministro e ao Expresso: Vaffanculo!

Quanto à tradução do estrangeiro já houve aqui no PC uma grande discussão acerca do verbo a utilizar: os portugueses utilizam "levar", mas um comentador brasileiro  de Minas Gerais insistia que o verbo apropriado é "tomar". O Acordo Ortográfico não esclarece.

02 dezembro 2016

under one God

Transcript of the conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Peter Throw, Part XXXI


Peter Throw (PT) - Don ... one of the most controversial of your statements during the Presidential campaign was this: "Imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people, under one God, saluting one flag," ... What did you mean?

Donald Trump (DT) - I want to restore that old tradition of America as a profoundly religious nation... Don't forget, Peter...God is named in the first paragraph of our Declaration of Independence...

PT - You mean people going to the mass every Sunday?...

DT - No, Peter ... I mean that religious tradition which was noted by Tocqueville in his classic  Democracy in America...a tradition that unites people...

PT - As opposed to party politics which divides them...Actually, the word religion itself comes the the latin religare... re-uniting ...uniting again...

DT - ...religion as a business of everyday life ... as a way of people relating to each other .. as a code of social conduct...and God as the supreme standard of all human action both in private and public life...

PT - You have different religions in America, Don...

DT - Yes, Peter ...different religions... different traditions of relating to God ...but God is one and the same for all religions... There is only one God, Peter!...

PT - Can't you imagine a nation... a community without God, Don?...

DT - No, Peter, I can't ...There is not, and there never was, in human history a nation without God......Without God society will end up in chaos, anarchy and violence...Look at Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union...

PT - It was a big mistake of Hillary ignoring God and religion... Actually, criticizing religion...and the Catholic religion in the first place...

DT- Yes, it was... most religious Americans voted for me... and above them all, white Catholics...A big mistake of Hillary and of her self-proclaimed intellectual elite...

PT -  Yes ...  you seem to be right ...You know, intellectuals exclude God from public life ...it all started with Kant ... the most influential modern philosopher among intellectuals and left-wing liberals...

DT - Peter ... Without God you cannot distinguish the true from the false... the rational from the irrational...the beautiful from the ugly ... the good from the evil... the just from the unjust...no way!...God is the common, supreme standard for all of mankind...

PT - ...And thus the figure of unity...

DT - Yes, Peter.... that's what I meant by "...under one God..."... God as the symbol of unity among Americans... The supremacy of religion over politics...

PT - You know, Don ...I think that Pope Francis would agree with you about the role of religion in society...

DT - Would he, Peter...?

01 dezembro 2016

Trumpamerica

Transcript of the conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Peter Throw, Part XXX


Peter Throw (PT) - Don...I am very much impressed by the first vídeo released by the American Public featuring Dave Denis and his Assistant-Director...

Donald Trump (DT) - Are you, Peter...? ... I told them what they should say...

PT - Did you? ... It's a vídeo about Trump's America, Don...

DT - Do you have any questions, Peter...?

PT - Well...Don... From the vídeo it is not very clear what your America is going to be... May I ask you a few questions...just to clear up my mind...?

DT- Sure, Peter...

PT - What is Trump's America?

DT- Trump.

PT - And what is America's Trump?

DT - America.

PT - If you were to describe in just one word what Trump's America will be ... how would you go about it?

DT - Trumpian.

PT - And  America's Trump?

DT - American.

PT - In Trump's America what is  Trumpian?

DT - Trump.

PT - And in America's Trump what is  American?...

DT - America.

PT - Are you going to take America out of Yemen?

DT- I'll put Yemen in America.

PT - What about American isolationism?

DT - I'll make isolationism American.

PT - At a given moment in the conversation Dave asks a very important question... Who is going to control Trump?

DT - America.

PT - And who is going to control America?

DT -Trump.

PT - If Trump is America and America is Trump what, in the end,  is Trump's America?

DT - Trumpamerica.

30 novembro 2016

hate-women

Transcript of the conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Peter Throw, Part XXIX


Donald Trump (DT) - Peter...I have a big problem ... I need your help...

Peter Throw (PT) - What's that, Don...?

DT - I have too many critics and enemies in America...

PT - I would say ... all around the World...

DT -... Too much of a bad Press...I am not sure I can govern this country in such an environment ...

PT - You must silence them, Don...

DT - How, Peter?... That's precisely the problem...

PT - You set up censorship for all newspapers except the American Public...

DT - No way, Peter ... Freedom of the Press is one of the great American traditions...

PT - You send CIA to spy on your enemies and to blackmail them...

DT - Do you know what happened to Nixon, don't you?... I need an innovative soluton to shut up my enemies...

PT - Are they mostly men or women?...

DT - Men, Peter ... mostly men ...Women voted for me ...women love me...

PT - In that case....I think I have the solution...

DT - Do you, Peter!?

PT - Yes...

DT - What's that, Peter...what's that?...

PT - You set up a Hate-section in the American Public staffed only with women...

DT - ...

PT - Only women can drive men crazy... only women can put men on their knees... only women can silence men... only women can drive a man out of his own home...

DT - How, Peter ...How do they do that?...

PT - Talking ...just by talking... never-ending talking...

DT - ... You might be quite right, Peter ... When I do something wrong at home and Melania  gets mad at me ...she talks and talks and talks ... sometimes I go out for cigarettes, even if I don't smoke...

PT - That's the point, Don ... If you start a Hate-section in the American Public with a group of fierce hate-women ... your enemies will be silenced ... ultimately they will voluntarily emmigrate to Canada...

DT - The problem is to find that sort of women...

PT - I have got them for you, Don!...

DT - Did you ... Is the Portuguese culture a hate-culture... Peter?...

PT - No, Don ...We are a truly Christian, Catholic culture which is based on love...not hate...

DT - Don't you hate fish and chips, Peter?

PT - No...We do not like fish and chips, Don!...It's different ...it's not a matter of hating ...it's a matter of disliking...

DT - ...

PT - You know, Don... It's very rare for the Portuguese people to hate someone ...and certainly they do not hate things ... they just dislike them...Hate is a very strong and potentially violent sentiment...

DT - So... How do you get in Portugal a group of fierce hate-women to send me...?

PT- They learned it from America ... They can hate everything ... they can hate your enemies ... they can even hate fried potatoes, king-cake and Russian-salad...

DT - And who are they, Peter...?

PT - The Squeaky Girls, Don...

DT - Oh...the Squeaky Girls of the Left Bloc... And are you leaving the Left Bloc empty of hate-women, Peter...?

PT - No... I'll make a selection  from different parties ... You know, Don... that story of mine  identifying the Squeaky girls with the Left Bloc alone was a simplification ...

DT - So, tell me their names, Peter...I can't wait ...and if possible, provide me with a hate-quote just to make sure they are all qualified for the job.

PT - Let's start with Cathy..."O problema é a política do ódio. Está a crescer. É o mais perigoso de tudo".

DT - Marvellous, Peter... I like that... That's what I need...a growing hate-policy...

PT - Mariann Deadwater ..."O que o define [O Estado Islâmico] é o ódio e o fanatismo, a violência e o medo."

DT - Fantastic definition, Peter...

PT - Jo Deadwater et.al. ..." O ódio é o reinado dos terroristas”

DT - Peter, I didn't know hate was a monarchy...

PT - Betty ... Isabel Moreira acusa Ana Gomes de "odio pessoal" a Portas

DT - Hate agains doors ... these women can even hate doors, Peter!?...

PT - Heloise ... on hate crimes ...

DT- Peter...I am quite impressed...

PT - Marise... “aqueles que procuram espalhar o discurso do medo” e de “ódio relativamente aos refugiados” nunca estiveram “ao lado dos mais pobres e dos que mais necessitam”.

DT - Peter... It's enough... Send them fast.

rich

Transcript of the conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Peter Throw, Part XXVIII


Donald Trump (DT) - Peter... I feel very sad indeed...

Peter Throw (PT) - What's wrong with you, Don...!?

DT - Peter ... Why is it that not one of the Portuguese MP's would vote for me...?

PT - Oh, Don... your are the very capitalist in person ... and they are a bunch of socialists...

DT - Do you have only socialist parties in Parliament, Peter...?

PT - Yes ... all of them belong to the socialist family...

DT - ...

PT - Where you put your own country first... they put Europe first...

DT - Is that true, Peter... do they love Europe more than Portugal?

PT - Where you favour bilateral trade agreements ... they favour multilateral ones ... of which the 28-country European Union is the paradigm...

DT - Peter...I wonder how you can agree on anything with 28 people seating around the same table...

PT - Where you favour less regulation ... promising to scrap two old regulations for each new one you create ...they promise to increase regulation ... eliminating none for each new two they promise to create...

DT - Why is that Peter?

PT - Most of them are jurists ... they make their living on the number of complex and conflicting laws...

DT - ...

PT - Where your priority is jobs for Americans ... their priority is jobs for themselves...

DT - While you promise to use force only to protect the United States ... they want to use force to spread freedom and democracy around the Globe...

DT - As in Iraq and Lybia, Peter ... How great the democracies we have built there!...

PT - Syria and Russia too...

DT - What about Cuba?...

PT - That's the only exception...

DT - ...

PT - While you are intent on restricting politicians' conflicts of interest...they are prone on expanding them...

DT - By the way, Peter... Is there anybody in Portugal who could act as my consultant on that subject...conflicts of interest...?

PT - I've sent you Gnash...Paul Gnash ... he is an expert on conflicts of interest both in the Portuguese and the European Parliament...nobody can beat him at that...

DT - ...

PT - While you are in favour of  immigration policies to protect the jobs of the American people... they are in favour of  immigration policies that disprotect the jobs of the Portuguese people...

DT - I see, Peter ... there are a lot of differences indeed between Portuguese MP's and myself...

PT - There is one more, Don ...While you went to politics because you were already rich ... they went to politics because they want to get rich...


ódio

Quando recentemente comentava esta notícia com um ex-militar, disse:

-A Procuradora do MP só pode ser uma esganiçada...

-Porquê?

-Por causa da palavra ódio ... Só sabem falar em ódio...

Deus é o diabo


O problema está descrito de forma sucinta pelo cartoon afixado pelo Joaquim em baixo: Deixaram de saber distinguir entre o Bem e o Mal.

Das leituras que fiz dos artigos de opinião do Público, acompanhando a conversa entre o Donald Trump e o Peter Throw em baixo, houve uma passagem que me ficou na memória acima de todas as outras. Pertence à Barbara Kings, ex-directora do Público, neste artigo:

O universo de Flinn e dos supremacistas brancos americanos juntava ódio, fanatismo, Deus e violência.

Mas Deus anda misturado com o ódio, o fanatismo e a violência?

Mas então Deus é o diabo?

é assim


29 novembro 2016

estes engraçados

Como é que estes engraçados - deputados da AR, membros do Governo, Presidente da República incluído - andaram mais de um mês a discutir o cumprimento das suas pequenas leis sem cuidarem do dano que estavam a produzir à instituição e, por arrasto, a todos os portugueses?

Tony Coast of America

Transcript of the conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Peter Throw, Part XXVII


Peter Throw (PT) - Só faltava cá este palerma a dizer mal do Trump no Público...

Donald Trump (DT) - Sorry, Peter... I cannot understand you ...are you talking in Portuguese?...

PT - Oh yes, Don...I am so sorry too...I was talking to my friend Kim who is just here on my side listening to our conversation...

DT - I heard you said palerma...What does that mean, Peter?...

PT - Just a nice guy...

DT - Were you referring to Paul Gnash?... I loved his article explaining to the American people why I should be their President even though I lost the popular vote...

PT - It was really impressive, Don ... It's basically the same argument he used to explain to the Portuguese people why Tony Coast became Prime-Minister even though Peter Steps Rabbit won the election...

DT - Do you mean, Peter ... that I am the Tony Coast of America...?

PT - Yes, Don ... and Steps Rabbit the Hillary of Portugal...

DT - I have been following Gnash for a long time ... He seems to be quite a  good friend of mine... charismatic ... exotic ... histrionic ... I loved all of those adjectives...

PT - ...

DT - But what I loved most is the end paragraph of the article he wrote on the eve of the US elections...May I quote in Portuguese, Peter?

PT - Sure, Don ... go ahead...

DT - "Espero ardentemente que estas nuvens possam varrer-se do nosso horizonte na noite e na madrugada de hoje. Mas, mesmo perdendo, há feridas abertas que não são fáceis de fazer sarar".

PT - What did you like in it, Don...?

DT - Ardently, Peter...Ardently...

o ideal da democracia já não é o que era


28 novembro 2016

General Box of Deposits

Transcript of the conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Peter Throw, Part XXVI


Peter Throw (PT) - As I told you yesterday several hours before the news were made public, Tony Sundays has left General Box of Deposits...

Donald Trump (DT ) - You were quite right, Peter... he should be arriving in the United States any time soon to become CEO of Bank of America...

PT - The persuasive powers of Mariann Deadwater are irresistible, Don...

DT - Now, tell me Peter...What went wrong with Tony Sundays at General Box of Deposits (GBD)?...

PT - He set as a condition to accept the GBD job that information on his private assets should not be made public...The Ministry of Finance, acting on behalf of the Government, accepted that condition...Last Friday Parliament overruled the Government...

DT - Is that so Peter?...It seems that Portugal and GBD are in very good shape...for MP's to be wasting their time on such a minor issue...

PT - Unfortunately... both Portugal and  GBD are bankrupt... How do you think Parliament should have handled this issue, Don?

DT - Well... If  Government agreed with Sundays' condition...what is agreed is agreed!...Parliament should at best put the Government on notice that next time it cannot agree on such condition...Government and Parliament are both part of the same institution, the Portuguese State...The State should set the example ...It cannot agree and then disagree...

PT - I share your view, Don ... but these people are overly legalistic, you know...more than 50% of Portuguese MP's are jurists...and they use the laws to make petty politics...not to promote the interests of the nation...

DT - Are the Portuguese people a legalistic people, Peter?

PT - No, Don...legalism is against our culture...  the Catholic culture of the Portuguese people is profoundly anti-legalistic...following in the footsteps of Christ who was overwhelmingly anti-legalistic...

DT - Oh Peter...it is so nice...I feel I am becoming more and more of a Catholic...I am also an anti-legalist... As I told the American people in my short vídeo presentation I'm going to scrap a lot of legislation...

PT - The Catholic Church has been in existence for more than two thousand years ...and yet all of Canon Law can be contained in a small book...As for Portuguese legislation you would need a big truck...

DT - So you are being governed by guys who turn the culture of the Portuguese people upside down...is that what you mean, Peter?

PT - Yes...Don...that's why Portugal is ruined... as well as General Box of Deposits  ... It needed four billion euros in new financing... after this episode it might need five billion...Portuguese taxpayers will bear the costs...

DT - To some extent that was, and still is, the problem in the United States, Peter ... a country being run by the counter-culture... and that's precisely what I am going to change!...

PT - ...

DT- Definitely, Peter... You need over there a Portuguese Donald Trump!...


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