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12-01-2018

Attached article on the Emperor with no clothes, is not just a parody on the self-declared "stable genius" currently the President of the United States, Donald Trump. It also issues a few warnings we should not forget: Don't count on the courage of  his staff or his republican party to restrain him. Emperors are admired, paid tribute and followed whatever they do; they are very good in destroying those who don't  pay lipservice to their greatness: and they know how to divert attention from their failings. 


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Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau

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