Sunday, May 12, 2019

Trump Box

Mohammad Bahrampour,, May 12, 2019

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image (not from article) from, under the headline: Naked Donald Trump statue with massive belly, missing genitals up for auction

The US is (or was) the model of freedom, democracy and prosperity by the name of Happiness. Its freedom statue with its shining torch is (or was) the symbol of its soft power. But it seems that the Dark Age has come. By the latest report of the Freedom House, freedom in the world has recorded global decline in political rights and civil liberties for an alarming 13 consecutive years, from 2005 to 2018. It accents on “the United States in Decline” and reports that the score of US is 86 (out of 100) and is less than UK, France and Germany and that “while democracy in America remains robust by global standards, it has weakened significantly over the past eight years, and the current president’s ongoing attacks on the rule of law, fact-based journalism, and other principles and norms of democracy threaten further decline”. In this regard, a Global Ranking of Soft Power, published by USC Center on Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis], has assessed the US on 4th of the global ranking in 2018, after UK, France and Germany. Its methodology is based on Government, Culture, Education and Foreign policy, to name some. The 2018 report asserts that “’America first’ does not play well with audiences abroad. Last year’s international polling data for the US was unequivocal in showing a severe drop in favorability towards the US. ...

President Reagan used to call America a “shining city on a hill” and Donald Trump Administration knows that the US has lost its shining and only tries to keep its hill. What will jump out of Trump Box will be threatening for a while but after it, there will be a fun, as a jack in the box. So be calm, the king is naked.

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