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Friday, 26 February 2016

Friedrich Hölderlin: Menschenbeifall / The Approval of Men



Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump for president on Friday in Fort Worth, Texas
: photo by
Mike Stone/Reuters, 26 February 2016 

Friedrich Hölderlin: Menschenbeifall

Ist nicht heilig mein Herz, schöneren Lebens voll,
..Seit ich liebe? warum achtetet ihr mich mehr,
....Da ich stolzer und wilder,
......Wortereicher und leerer war?


Ach! der Menge gefällt, was auf den Marktplatz taugt,
..Und es ehret der Knecht nur den Gewaltsamen;
....An das Göttliche glauben
......Die allein, die es selber sind.


 
Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump for president on Friday in Fort Worth, Texas: photo by Mike Stone/Reuters, 26 February 2016 

Friedrich Hölderlin: The Approval of Men


Isn't my heart holy, filled with a whole
new more beautiful life, now that I've known love? Why did you value
me more highly then, when I was so full of myself
and my words were so much more numerous, and empty?

Ah, everybody rushes to approve
what sells; everybody wants to be told what to do by the powerful; and only those 
who have retained inhuman qualities continue to believe in anything
but what is human.

Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843): Menschenbeifall (The Approval of Men); German text from Ausgewählte Werke, 1874; English by TC

 


 
Gov. Chris Christie and Donald J. Trump at the Republican debate on January 14 in North Charleston, S.C.: photo by Eric Thayer for The New York Times, 14 January 2016 


 
Donald J. Trump at a news conference announcing the establishment of Trump University in May 2005 in Manhattan. Many of the students are now suing Mr. Trump for misrepresentation.
.
: photo by
Thomas Robinson/The New York Times, May 2005


A woman checks her cellphone before the start of a fashion show in Milan
: photo by Amer Almohibany/Agence France-Presse, 26 February 2016


Tear gas is set off in Parliament in Kosovo by legislators trying to halt the election of a new president by the legislature
: photo by
Armend Nimani/Agence France-Presse, 26 February 2016


Tear gas is set off in Parliament in Kosovo by legislators trying to halt the election of a new president by the legislature
: photo by
Armend Nimani/Agence France-Presse, 26 February 2016
 


A refugee from Afghanistan prays at the train station in Tabanovce, Macedonia, where he waits for permission to cross into Serbia
: photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters, 26 February 2016



An election official in Iran registers voters for parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections at a poll in Qom, 80 miles south of Tehrant: photo by Behrouz Mehri//Agence France-Presse, 26 February 2016


The body of a Syrian boy was wrapped in shrouds after he was killed in airstrikes by Syrian government forces near Douma, east of Damascus, before the partial cease-fire
: photo by Agence France-Presse, 26 February 2016



A Syrian rebel emerges from a hiding place in the town of Arbin on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, before  a partial cease-fire that was to start at midnight
: photo by Amer Almohibany/Agence France-Presse, 26 February 2016
 

 

A Syrian rebel emerges from a hiding place in the town of Arbin on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, before  a partial cease-fire that was to start at midnight: photo by Amer Almohibany/Agence France-Presse, 26 February 2016


Fans filling the bleachers along the red carpet: photo by Monica Almeida/The New York Times, 26 February 2012



  
A firebombing damaged a hotel that had been converted into a refugee shelter in Bautzen, Germany, on Sunday: photo by. Rico Loeb/European Pressphoto Agency, 26 February 2016


 A defendant in an arson case arrived at a court in Hanover, Germany, last week. He and two others are charged with attempted murder in the firebombing of an immigrant family’s home in Salzhemmendorf.
: photo by Julian Stratenschulte/European Pressphoto Agency, 26 February 2016


 


 A defendant in an arson case arrived at a court in Hanover, Germany, last week. He and two others are charged with attempted murder in the firebombing of an immigrant family’s home in Salzhemmendorf.
: photo by Julian Stratenschulte/European Pressphoto Agency, 26 February 2016

 


Investigators at a house that was damaged by a fire in Vorra, Germany, in 2014. A swastika was also sprayed on the house, which had been renovated to shelter refugees. There have been almost 1,200 attacks, including some 100 arsons, on refugee shelters over the past year.: photo by Christof Stache/Agence France-Presse, 26 February 2016



A view from backstage as Julianne Moore gives her acceptance speech after winning the best actress award for “Still Alice”: photo by Monica Almeida/The New York Times, 22 February 2015

Smoke fills the auditorium of the Kosovo assembly after opposition lawmakers released tear gas canisters disrupting a parliamentary session in Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday Feb. 26, 2016. Kosovo opposition members have released tear gas inside Parliament as the lawmakers were readying to vote on wether to elect Hashim Thaci , foreign minister and former guerrilla leader, as the next president. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu).

Smoke fills the auditorium of the Kosovo assembly after opposition lawmakers released tear gas canisters disrupting a parliamentary session in Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday. Kosovo opposition members have released tear gas inside Parliament as the lawmakers were readying to vote on whether to elect Hashim Thaci as the next president.: photo by Visar Kryeziu/AP, 26 January 2016

An Oscar statue stands covered in plastic at the entrance to the Dolby Theatre as preparations continue for the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood...An Oscar statue stands covered in plastic at the entrance to the Dolby Theatre as preparations continue for the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California February 25, 2016. The Oscars will be presented February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


An Oscar statue stands covered with plastic at the entrance to the Dolby Theater as preparations continue for the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California: photo by Lucy Nicholson,/Reuters, 26 February 2016

A Sotheby's employee stands infront of a series of portraits of the Mitford Sisters during the pre-auction preview of the personal collection of Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire at Sotheby's

A Sotheby’s employee stands in front of a series of portraits of the Mitford Sisters during the pre-auction preview of the personal collection of Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire at Sotheby’s: photo by Justin Setterfield via FT Photo Diary, 26 January 2016

 A Sotheby's employee stands infront of a series of portraits of the Mitford Sisters during the pre-auction preview of the personal collection of Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire at Sotheby's  

A Sotheby’s employee stands in front of a series of portraits of the Mitford Sisters during the pre-auction preview of the personal collection of Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire at Sotheby’s: photo by Justin Setterfield via FT Photo Diary, 26 January 2016

A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent...A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent carries a wounded boy following an airstrike in the rebel-held city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, on February 26, 2016. Intense Russian air strikes and regime shelling battered rebel bastions across Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, just hours before a midnight deadline for a landmark ceasefire in the country's five-year civil war. / AFP / Abd DoumanyABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

A member of the Syria Arab Red Crescent carries a wounded boy following an airstrike in the rebel-held city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, on Friday: photo by Abd Doumany/AFP, 26 January 2016 

A man pushes a baby in a stroller in front of tents at the transit center for refugees near northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce 
...................................................................A man pushes a baby in a stroller in front of tents at the transit center for refugees near northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce: photo by Boris Grdanoski/AP, 26 January 2016
   
FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino, of Switzerland,second left,  laughs  during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016 held  in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. The Extraordinary FIFA Congress is being held in order to vote on the proposals for amendments to the FIFA Statutes and choose the new FIFA President. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino, of Switzerland, second left, laughs during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016 held in Zurich, Switzerland. The Extraordinary FIFA Congress is being held in order to vote on the proposals for amendments to the FIFA Statutes and choose the new FIFA President.: photo by Ennio Leanza/AP 26 January 2016


Iranian women stand in line at a polling station during the parliamentary and Experts Assembly elections in Qom, Iran: photo by Ebrahim Noroozi/AP, 26 January 2016

Iraqi supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtad...Iraqi supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave the national flag as they listen to his speech during a demonstration in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on February 26, 2016, calling for governmental reform and elimination of corruption. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave the national flag as they listen to his speech during a demonstration in Baghdad's Tahrir Square: photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP, 26 January 2016

A fake dollar bill with US Republican pr...A fake dollar bill with US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's picture on it is displayed for sale with other electoral items at a roadside stall as pedestrians walk past in New York on February 26, 2016. White House hopefuls Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio unleashed a barrage of attacks against Donald Trump during raucous Republican debate on February 25, as they sought to halt the billionaire frontrunner's seemingly relentless march to the party's nomination. / AFP / Jewel SamadJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

A fake dollar bill with US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s picture on it is displayed for sale with other electoral items at a roadside stall as pedestrians walk past in New York: photo by Jewel Samad/AFP, 26 January 2016

Steve Bell 09.12.15

Donald Trump: illustration by Steve Bell via The Guardian, 9 December 2015

5 comments:

TC said...

Bob Marley: Crazy Baldhead (live)

Wooden Boy said...

and only those
who have retained inhuman qualities continue to believe in anything
but what is human.

This helps to understand the circus.

Woke up shivering with the thought of the future President Donald.

Sandra said...

maybe thinking about how beliefs develop we may also understand the absence of faith in something more spiritual...

TC said...

It doesn't bear thinking on the world that could result from his waking up on the wrong side of the bed on a planet near us sometime soon...

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...

Everybody rushes to approve / what sells . . .

Buyer beware, raise the alarums, and where is Paul Revere when we need him -- "The Trumps are coming!"