"God’s in His heaven — All’s right with the world!" Robert Browning's sentiment excerpted from Pippa Passes is a verse drama published in 1841. It embraced a long accepted idea that there was an interested God in charge of the world of men. Nit-picking critics noted that elsewhere in the poem licentious characters were given matter-of-fact portrayals and adultery seemed to be condoned. "Is God Dead?" was an April 8, 1966, cover story for the news magazine Time. The article looked at the problems facing modern theologians attempting to make God relevant to an increasingly secular society. Modern science it was suggested had eliminated the need for religion to explain the natural world, and God took up less and less space in people's daily lives. Criticism was largely directed at the provocative magazine cover, the first instance in which text was presented without an illustrative image. In March, 2017, they revived this simple design in view of the ongoing Trump farce comedy.


One has to suspect that Donald Trump was in some manner related to Ronald Searle's irreverent bad boy, Molesworth. Nigel is a schoolboy at St Custard's, a fictional prep school located in an unspecified part of England. It is ruled with an iron fist by Headmaster Grimes (BA, Stoke-on-Trent), who is constantly in search of cash to supplement his income and has a part-time business running a whelk stand.St Custard's has 62 pupils and, according to Molesworth, "was built by a madman in 1836". Nigel's spelling is consistently poor, with most words rendered phonetically, a feature found endearing by fans. The phrase "as any fule kno" is his favourite phrase. There are other parallels!




Could that "skule" actually have been located in America? Grabber is described as the head boy of the School, "captane of everything" (especially "foopball") and "winer of the mrs joyful prize for rafia work". His parents are extremely rich and Molesworth cynically suggests that Grabber "could win a brownies knitting badge for the ushual amount". Moesworth is  conservative doomsayer and says, "History started badly and hav been geting steadily worse."The syndrome is apparently well know but is it a matter of nature or nurture that they are narcissist and lack empathy? It seems reasonable to ask who, what, where, when and why seeing that Terrible Trump has attained the potential to seriously damage the lives of all of us living on Planet Earth.



European immigrants have only been on the ground in North America for a few centuries and it is fearfully apparent that many of us have a shaky claim to "birthright citizenship." The New York Trump family values are a very new phenomenon dating back a mere 126 years. That said, the majority of North American residents are an "immigrant population." In Nova Scotia there were no transplanted Europeans until the year 1604, and that is only a little over four centuries. So where did the Trumps hail from?



Donald Trump's fear of immigrants is strange considering that his paternal grandfather and grandmother were both born in the predominately Protestant Palatine of Germany, forced to flee to America from religious warfare. They were refugees! What has Father Christmas (from the pen of British artist Raymond Briggs) got to do with this? Weinnachtsmann in the Germanic version of this gift giver and some confused American voters seem to think that President Donald Trump has a sack full of goodies for the working class. When they finally find out differently, he may want to retire to the North Pole and grow a moustache and beard, seeing that he is well on the way to baldness.



Quick visual facts: His grandparents lived in Kallstadt, which is a village of 1,200 souls, some admitting to a relationship with the Drumpfs, whose ancestors had lived in the region since the 16 century, not far from the Rhine River.  Their modest home still stands and at this writing was for sale.



Friederich (Fred) was born on March 14, 1869 in Kallstadt, Pfalz, Germany. He immigrated in 1885 to United States from Hamburg aboard the ship "Eider" and became a U.S. citizen in 1892 in Seattle, Washington .  He returned to his home town   where he married and Christ on August 26, 1902  Fred and Elizabeth had the children seen above, including Elizabeth, born in 1904 and John George, 1907. Donald Trump's grandfather died of influenza on March 30, 1918 at New York City. More about Fred Christ Trump in a few clicks.




Donald should have said, "I've done so much to Scotland." In 2005 Trump purchased the Menie estate in Balmedie and built a golf course. When some recalcitrant Scots refuse to sell their seaside properties, Trump had contractors erect an earthen wall 6 feet high to the distance of a metre from homes. “... in the process taking out a power line and blacking out about 10 houses for three or four hours, and sent us the bill – for £2,800." "It used to be secluded, a great place to bring up kids,” said Mr Munro, 70, a retired trawlerman and oil rig worker. “You could see for nine miles. Now you can only see for about 30 yards, and then there’s the bund [earth wall]." Trump insisted that, "We enjoy a great relationship with all of our neighbours with the exception of a few who have fought the project since its inception." Wee Donnie questioned the Scottish heritage of Mr Forbes, a kilt-wearing salmon fisherman and smallholder, describing his place as "a pigsty." Forbes was subsequently voted “Top Scot” in the Spirit of Scotland awards. John and Susie Munro were similarly disturbed by his presence. At Trump's inauguration David Milne raised the Mexican flag in protest at the new president's 'intimidation, bigotry and bullshit'. Trump responded that he had by that date invested £100 million in Aberdeenshire. However, it seems that not all residents saw him as a kilted Father Christmas.




Only seven boys born in Scotland were named Donald last year, the fewest on record and a likely slap at America's new president despite his Scottish roots said Kim Hjelmgaard in an essay for USA TODAY. "Trump's mother was born on the Isle of Lewis in western Scotland. She emigrated to New York in 1930 — 14 years before the future U.S. president was born. Politically, Scotland diverges significantly with Trump on many issues. Its center-left government supports the European Union, favors immigration and wants to maintain strong international ties and treaties. Scotland's leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has called for Trump's planned state visit to Britain sometime this year to be canceled over his court-blocked temporary travel ban targeting six majority-Muslim nations." Unfortunately,  the Mackays are distantly related to this "Macleod."



And that's just one bolt loose is his neural, network. Was in nature or nurture?

We can only hope that "The Donald of Jamacia Queens" is one of a kind. His childhood was spent in a middle class-neighbourhood in two homes built by his dad.

The name of the neighborhood derives from Yameco, a corruption of a word for "beaver" in the Lenape language spoken by the Native Americans who lived in the area at the time of first European contact. The "y" sound in English is spelled with a "j" in Dutch, the first Europeans to write about the area.




Next we examine the really wyrd but consistent worlds of Donald J. Trump. Wyrd is a concept in Anglo-Saxon culture roughly corresponding to fate or personal destiny. The word is ancestral to Modern English weird, which retains its original meaning only dialectally. The word has cognates in Old Saxon wurd, Old High German wurt, Old Norse urðr, Dutch worden (to become), and German werden. "Wyrd has been interpreted as a pre-Christian Germanic concept or goddess of fate by some scholars. Other scholars deny a pagan signification of wyrd in Old English literature, but assume that wyrd was a pagan deity in the pre-Christian period." In The Gaelic realm, this supernatural was  called the befinde. Next, an Index to cartoon-illustrated essays detailing time-phases in the tale of a very peculiar guy.