Triumph of Trump

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by W Stephen Gilbert

Auden called the 1930s “a low dishonest decade”. I think we can all agree to call 2016 a low dishonest year, perhaps the lowest, most dishonest, most depressing, most heart-breaking any of us has lived through. Has it touched bottom? Please god.

That Donald J Trump is the president-elect is, I fear, all the fault of none other than Barack Obama. An American television profile of Trump a few weeks ago credibly pinpointed Obama’s brilliantly funny speech five years ago at the Washington correspondents’ dinner as the moment that Trump decided to run for the presidency. Obama mocked Trump mercilessly, as he was royally entitled to do because Trump had doggedly kept the nonsensical “birther” controversy going. But, as Hillary Clinton frequently remarked, Trump is notoriously thin-skinned. Here is the speech that made the difference:

The television programme proposed that Trump found Obama’s public mockery deeply…

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Bye bye Murdoch – how you can help set-up a media revolution in the UK

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Our media is not fit for purpose.

More than ever we need an independent media in this country – to help hold power to account.

To achieve this, we need media that is truly free of corporate and government influence – especially their money, and their power.

That’s why I am proud to be part of a group of independent media organisations who are setting up The Media Fund.

You can get a lot more detailed information about the project here:

The Media Fund: help finance the UKs media revolution

With a little funding, I am personally aiming to launch a new investigative organisation – Torchlight UK– which will be attempting to shine a light into the dark corners of the UK establishment, revealing and making public hidden connections between UK politicians, media and big business.

Please help by either making a donation to the fund, or help spread the word by…

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The etymology of the name ‘Donald Trump’ means ‘The Great Deceiver’ in old English

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Apparently evangelical Christians in the US voted en masse for Donald Trump because they believe it is “God’s will” that Trump becomes President and the most powerful person in the world.

So why is it not even one of them has noticed that Trump’s name literally means “The Great Deceiver” – or in other words another name for Satan and the name of the person who is supposed to bring about the end of the world in the book of Revelations.

The name Donald in old English or Celtic means “great ruler”:

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… and the original meaning of Trump in old English was “to deceive”:

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There are a few other things that might freak out evangelicals who voted for Trump too:

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Why not have fun freaking out religious right-wing Trump supporters by sharing this information with them …

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