The A1 Verse: America’s fast-expanding disruption

By Thomas Gaulkin | September 9, 2020

trump qanon conspiracy coronavirus covid-19 berlin germany Demonstrators against COVID-19 restrictions march in Berlin on August 29, 2020. (CNN video)

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin‘s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred on September 8, 2020.

We suspect it’ll occur again.

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German Fringe Finds in Trump A Cult ‘Savior’
(from the original by Katrin Bennhold)

“Trump is in Berlin!”
the woman shouted from a small stage.
“We know he’s in there!”
they insisted—there he was.
His name invoked
with messianic zeal,
his message of disruption
spilling well beyond American shores
in a fast-expanding universe.


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Imagine the response from the right wing if the Democrats in the US called on Cuba’s government to make the US great again.

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