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Posted On Dezember 16, 2017By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: Trump’s Looming Irrelevance

NEW YORK CITY, near America Like chronic boils on a fat man’s neck, Donald J. Trump shall not fade to obscurity. So long as there is a market for freak shows anywhere on Earth, he will remain in the public eye. Yet we need him gone from the White House, at least, and soon. Thus, we Americans are forging an alternative path to relief from this carbuncle of a man: Day by day, we bury Mr. Trump a little further in the ash heap of irrelevance. Resistance to the politicalRead More
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Posted On November 15, 2017By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: High Tide of Hypocrisy

Autumn in America, and comes now a bumper crop of bullet-ridden corpses and exposés of child rape and long-ignored lechery—accompanied by sanctimonious sympathy, a mountain of mendacity, and a horde of hypocrisy. Consider: Bang-bang and ho-hum. Machine gun massacres in October and the first part of November, in Nevada and Texas, yielded a body count of eighty-five. The carnage inspired the usual gang of cheap Washington politicians to offer “thoughts and prayers” to families mourning the loss of victims gone to Heaven (or Hell)—in lieu of common sense legislative actionRead More
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Posted On Oktober 17, 2017By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: Donald & Darla

  NEW YORK CITY, near America Her name is Darla. The soiled clothes on her back are all she owns. She sleeps on the sidewalk outside a Manhattan bank, keeping her distance from a church up the street where the feeling is mutual. Somewhere in Florida, her two small children live with their grandmother. This is all she tells anyone of her personal circumstances. When she feels safe enough to lie on her side, a risky angle for homeless women, Darla’s shirt rides up at the waist, revealing something fleshyRead More
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Posted On September 19, 2017By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: ‘Go to Hell’

As a member of the American journalistic fraternity, Donald J. Trump labels me a “damned dishonest” purveyor of “fake news,” in league with “crooked bad people” who clearly despise the United States. Be duly warned! As Dorothy and Scarecrow intoned whilst traipsing through a scary forest in the Land of Oz, “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my…!” Last month in Arizona, during a rip-roaring rally of his fascistic flock, the president of the United States elaborated on his dim view of the likes of myself: “I really think theyRead More
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Posted On August 15, 2017By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: SHOOT!

 I shall not now dwell upon the daily caboodle of news involving an orange-faced hoodlum with a soft spot for swastikas—he who presides over an imploding White House. Were there simple justice in America—a nation where uniformed nazis and kluxers armed with semiautomatic assault rifles and side arms are now free to march through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia—this despicable man would be in prison, along with his flock of fools and felons. We hope for their imminent departure from the nation’s capital, preferably in manacles, and a time thatRead More
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Posted On Juni 15, 2017By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne, News

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: The War on American Media

Don’t Ask! The War on American Media Reporters risk beatings by Trump’s violent minions by Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2017 – Thomas Adcock NEW YORK CITY, near America Earlier this month, a thug with buzzcut hair by the name of Greg Gianforte walked into a courtroom in the state of Montana and pled guilty to charges of beating up a newspaper reporter during a political rally. In the days between the crime at question and his courtroom appearance, voters in Montana elected Mr. Gianforte to the United States House ofRead More
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Posted On Mai 15, 2017By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumnen und Themen

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: Fremdschämen

EAST GREENWICH, Rhode Island U.S.A. There are times when only German will suffice in articulating complexity, especially of infuriating nature. For instance, consider the current White House tenant, an orange-faced Manhattan braggart and tabloid newspaper oddity whom New Yorkers have loathed for the past three decades. Among this man’s latest dubious accomplishments, he has inspired certain government investigators—those not yet dismissed for probing his probable traitorous ties to Russian spies—to give the city of Washington a new moniker: Kremlin on the Potomac. How to describe him? “The beauty of GermanRead More
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Posted On April 15, 2017By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumnen und Themen

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: Banana Republic

  Banana Republic Manly Trump Plays with Missiles ‘Wonder Boy’ plays with everything else By Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2017 – Thomas Adcock NEW YORK CITY, near America      On Monday afternoon in the final week of March, Donald J. Trump transferred the lion’s share of governmental authority to an unelected, unpaid, un-vetted, and largely unknown young man wanted for questioning by the United States Senate Intelligence Committee (and likely the Federal Bureau of Investigation) about his hush-hush dealings with Russian bankers and oligarchs, and shady Kremlin operatives tiedRead More
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Posted On März 15, 2017By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: Trump’s „Fourth Reich“

SEBASTIAN GORKA, high-level White House assistant to Donald Trump, wore his Hungarian “bocskai” to the January 20 presidential inauguration balls in Washington. The braided black tunic  is popular with modern-day acolytes of Miklós Horthy, the nazi collaborationist leader whose Budapest regime saw the murders of 600,000 Jews. A medal pinned to Mr. Gorka’s tunic (close-up at right) indicates his affection for the “Order of Vitéz,” a chivalric fraternity begun by Horthy in 1920, popular once again with members of Hungary’s ultra-right political movement—the Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom. At the January balls,Read More
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Posted On Februar 15, 2017By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumnen und Themen

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: Comedy As A Weapon

                                                                                 —Still frame from “The Great Dictator,” United Artists 1940 “THE GREAT DICTATOR,” a smash-hit movie send-up with comic actors Jack Oakie (left) and Charlie Chaplin spoofing Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. Comedy as a Weapon How to Dump Trump ‘Participate in the ridicule and satire’     by Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2017 – Thomas Adcock   NEW YORK CITY, near America A year before America joined Britain in resisting the Rome-Berlin Axis of World War II, “The Great Dictator” was released by United Artists in Hollywood as aRead More
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                                                                                                                                —Facebook New Year’s Revolution Women to Twitter Pig: ‘Pussy Grabs Back!’ Phase One of mass protest against ‘Rump’ by Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2017 – Thomas Adcock NEW YORK CITY, near America A Kremlin-sponsored presidential regime commences in Washington, D.C., on January 20. It will place my city, my country, and the world in crisis. Indicators of imminent danger are sorely evident, thanks to the nihilistic decision of sixty-two million Americans to vote for a fascist strongman, or at least one of faux manly strength. Consequently, Wall StreetRead More
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Posted On Dezember 15, 2016By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: Triumph of the ‘Trumpanzees‘

   —Pinterest ‘I Love the Poorly Educated’ — D. Trump FANTASIES of Donald Trump voters: Barack Obama is a Kenya-born homosexual who, along with the she-devil Hillary Clinton, founded ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria); liberals are at “war” with Christmas; abortion is homicide; poor people are lazy; climate change is a hoax; Sharia is taking over the American criminal justice system; Muslims, including American citizens and refugee children, are probably terrorists and must be registered with the police; sonograms prove that fetuses can masturbate; God sends hurricanes andRead More
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  Heil dem amerikanischen Faschistenführer! PRESIDENT-elect Donald Trump: fascist sociopath, vulgarian, sexual predator, liar, racist, vindictive boor, misogynist, narcissist, anti-Semite, know-nothing lackwit, immigrant basher, Islamophobe, deadbeat, Holocaust denier, climate change denier, TV loudmouth, huckster, hypocrite, bankruptcy court habitué, xenophobe, accused fraudster (in seventy-five pending lawsuits), purveyor of Chinese sweatshop schmata, faux billionaire, tax dodger, failed hotelier, failed casino magnate, gun fanatic, admirer of Russian and North Korean autocrats. Dark Days in the U.S.A. ‘White America Has Lost Its Mind’ The Resistible Rise of Donald Trump by Thomas Adcock Copyright ©Read More
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Posted On November 15, 2016By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: A Crime Against Democracy

See you later Der Beitrag unseres USA-Korrespondenten Thomas Adcock, der den ganzen US-Wahlkampf mit vielen großen Essays begleitet hat, verzögert sich ein wenig. Bitte schauen Sie wieder herein. Oder lesen Sie seine prophetischen Texte noch einmal nach. Our US-columnist Thomas „Tom“ Adcock is still busy on his latest essay. Please visit us again later, or have a look at his eerily prophetic essays over the last months. It was February 15, 2016, when he wrote: WHOOPEE the Ice Queen,’ also known as Sarah Palin, favors a Manhattan billionaire-bigot-blowhard for president—Read More
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Posted On Oktober 3, 2016By Thomas AdcockIn Kolumne, Litmag

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: November Surprise

       —Facebook November Surprise Justice Delayed, but Not Denied Make the Graybar Hotel great again by Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2016 — Thomas Adcock WASHINGTON, D.C. Should current opinion polling hold steady clear to Election Day, five weeks hence, the loathsome Donald J. Trump will fail in his bid for presidency of the United States; the bullyboy misogynist will suffer ironic defeat at the hands of a girl—Hillary Clinton. And if the fair and righteous impulse to kick a creep when he’s down, the lying bigot, schlockmeister, andRead More
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Posted On September 15, 2016By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: Goebbels Envy

   —Photo credits: ABC-Television (left); timeshighereducation.com SHORT-FINGERED VULGARIAN Donald J. Trump (at left) plots a post-election American media empire according to the two-fisted gospel of Germany’s Joseph Goebbels, minister of propaganda during the Third Reich, 1933-1945. Goebbels Envy Donald Does the ‘Long Con’ Set the dial for ‘alt-right’ Trump TV   by Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2016 – Thomas Adcock   WASHINGTON, D.C. Fellow citizens of the world, brace your selves for filth heretofore unseen in the moveable feast of political pornography that is Donald J. Trump’s quest for presidencyRead More
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                                  —Photo/Design by Matt Kollash/kollarfoto.com Congress at Work Keeping the U.S.A. Safe for Massacres Potential assassination foretold? By Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2016 – Thomas Adcock NEW YORK, near America   Having dispersed from a July political convention that anointed a fascist sociopath as their party’s choice for the White House, Republican members of the United States Congress are currently on extended holiday from the burden of accomplishing nothing to advance the interests of us suckers, a/k/a ordinary citizens. At some point in September, they will reconnoiterRead More
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HEIL TRUMP! Old-time Dixie bigots and American neo-nazis salute their hero in the lead-up to a Cleveland jamboree of xenophobia, white racism, and hush-hush porn. Polite media called the Republican Party gathering a convention. Others called it a Klanvention.   Fear & Loathing in Ohio Donald Trump’s Fascist Bacchanal  True-believers: Death to Hillary Clinton!     by Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2016 – Thomas Adcock   NEW YORK CITY, near America   Like flies buzzing over hot dung, admirers of the execrable Donald J. Trump flocked to mid-July’s Republican PartyRead More
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Posted On Juni 15, 2016By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: Why is This Man Laughing?

                                                   —NBC Television ‘Glorious Leader’ Why is This Man Laughing? ‘Are Americans, Like, Stupid?’ The genius & menace of ‘Glorious Leader’ By Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2016 – Thomas Adcock NEW YORK, near America “Tommy, would you like to know how come I’m so goddamn rich?” asked the boss. Said I, of course, “Yes, Jack—“ • Smack in the middle of nerve-jangling days at his bustling Madison Avenue agency, the late great John G. “Jack” Avrett would call me into his baronial sanctum sanctorum: a mahogany-paneled corner office withRead More
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Posted On Mai 17, 2016By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: Toilet Panic!

NEWEST BUGBEAR in the world of American political lunacy is the mythical predatory transgender brute intruding on the sanctity of women’s restrooms. As depicted in a meme gone viral on Facebook (above), the fixation infected the presidential election campaign. Toilet Panic! Right-Wingers in Sexual Frenzy  Ted Cruz thrills the hateful faithful   by Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2016 – Thomas Adcock   NEW YORK CITY, near America  In the waning days of April, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was bereft of hot prurience, the gassy fuel powering his pestiferous and ultimatelyRead More
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—CNBC Television WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?  FIFTY THOUSAND gun fanatics demand loaded firearms be permitted in a crowded arena where the Republican Party meets this summer for what promises to be a combustible presidential nominating convention. How America Got Punk’d Bang! Bang! You’re dead in Cleveland? by Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2016 – Thomas Adcock NEW YORK CITY, near America Over the course of seven days in late March, fifty thousand trigger-itching paranoiacs signed an internet petition demanding their “right” to carry loaded guns onto the assembly floor of the quadrennialRead More
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“IF YOU KILL ME NOW,” Benito Mussolini reportedly said to his Italian executioners in  1945, “I will come back as the head of a far more powerful nation in need of a leader…” Bigots, Bibles & Bombs America’s Dangerous Political Season The beast is loose   by Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2016 – Thomas Adcock   NEW YORK CITY, near America Fascism plagued much of Europe from the 1920s through the 1970s, and even somewhat beyond. Political disease of this recent past is prologue to the dangerous political season atRead More
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  —New York Daily News cover page, 20 January 2016  ‘WHOOPEE the Ice Queen,’ also known as Sarah Palin, favors a Manhattan billionaire-bigot-blowhard for president— ‘reality TV’ tycoon Donald Trump. Satirists are not amused. The Orthodoxy of Unreality America Through the Looking Glass ‘We don’t need no stinkin’ facts’ NEW YORK, near America On the first honestly cold winter’s day of the year, my friends Pam Trelstad and Frank Esser came visiting from the charming university town of Cedar Falls, Iowa. They had some pleasant business to conduct in NewRead More
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Posted On Januar 21, 2016By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumne

Thomas Adcock: „Onward Christian Suckers!“

 ‘Onward Christian [Suckers], Marching as to War’ Muslim-hating madness & daily massacres in Jesusland   By Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2015 – Thomas Adcock NEW YORK, near America   On the morning of December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, precipitating American entrance into World War II. The Japanese sunk or damaged eight battleships, three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and a minelayer. More than two thousand Americans were killed, another thousand wounded. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declaredRead More
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Posted On Dezember 5, 2015By Thomas AdcockIn Crimemag, Kolumnen und Themen

Kolumne: Thomas Adcock: Fear & Fascism

Fear & Fascism Repugnant Pursuit of the American Presidency Terrorism’s refugees as scapegoats du jour By Thomas Adcock Copyright © 2015 – Thomas Adcock   ‘TRUMBO,’ a newly-released movie about 1950s anti-communist hysteria, complements the début of television series based on the late Philip K. Dick’s novel of alternate history, ‘The Man in the High Castle,’ in which the United States is ruled by the German victors World War II.         NEW YORK, near America  On Sunday evening the 15th of November, I telephoned a friend toRead More
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Farewell, Pal – Robert Leuci (1940-2015) New York On those occasions when a mutual friend passed, my pal Bob Leuci and I would get on the telephone together or meet up somewhere to talk over the amusing and important things the dearly departed said, or did. Bob called such things “the music of an absent friend’s life.” Recollections exhausted, we then fell into companionable silence. Soon one or the other of us would grimly say, “The shots are getting closer, boy.” I am left alone now to write about the musicRead More