Trump times. A couple of nice anecdotes from the last week. US faces the world at the UN after Trump declared that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. So, just to string the world, not to let it settle in the vain illusion that a conciliation, perhaps in a far future, is possible. Nine countries voted in favor. In addition to the US and Israel, the other ones, with all due respect, were not of the highest level on the international arena countries like Togo, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau. Against, 128 countries voted, practically the rest of the world, except for 35 abstentions. Among these, for the sake of (others) homeland, there are eternal and stainless allies like Australia and Canada that, this time, just did not feel. I do not know if the United States has ever suffered a ruinous and scorching defeat in such a venue. Nikky Haley, US ambassador to the UN, has not taken it well and has threatened 128 (or 163) countries, warning that the US will remember the names (it will be a long list to keep in mind) of those who voted against, lacking respect - who knows why -, to the glorious United States. Precisely to them, who are among the largest financiers of the UN. Wich was, who pays decides. The others behind, like dogs sniffing the bone. It seems a demonstration of how Trump does not understand a fucking diplomacy, neither of international politics, nor of politics, nor the human soul. A few days before, an even more alarming news. I must say that this is the exit of the post-Obama administration that most terrified me. Surely there are more dramatic decisions, which put into play the life and fate of millions of people, but here it seems to me that it is putting at risk both the health and the mental integrity of humanity. A few days ago, TheWashington Post reported that a Trump administration representative told the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention members that some terms could no longer be used in official documents. Seven words, to be precise (to begin with?): vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based and science-based. Confirmed, denied? TheWP generally does not write nonsense and there were already several precedents, as (as reported by The New York Times) the removal of global warming news from the site of the Environmental Protection Agency, or those on LGBT people from that of Health. In the list of words we read the bigoted and prevaricating obsession of the so-called élite that supported Trump, a mix of creationists, sexists, homophobes, haters not only of the different but also simply the weakest (vulnerable!). I wonder how prenatal diseases researchers will do fund research without ever mentioning the word fetus. They will have to give up, or try to invent some periphrasis. Apparently some generous government suggestion is already there: instead of science-based, for example, it will be said: based on science in consideration of the standards and desires of the community. No more science then. Better the common opinion, even if it boorish or simply profane and ignorant. No more the facts. Better opinions, beliefs, false news that must have the same dignity of true news. This recall to my mind, so at first glance, the Stalinism that erased the faces from the photos and the names from the documents, reinventing a fictitious and mendacious Story to its own convenience, for masses consumption, perhaps hoping that correspond to the standards and wishes of the community. Or Galileo Galilei on his knees before the Inquisitors - the Science kneeling before Power - which, to avoid torture, abjures and admits that the Sun is going around the Earth. Trump and his accolytes do not even have the alibi of the power of the Church and of religion, the support of common sense that saw the sun moving around the earth, the (wrong) scientific evidence that supported physical evidence. But perhaps regression - rather than historical or childish (don’t say bad words!), or psychiatric - is anthropological. I do not know if you seem so serious, but erasing words means erasing a part of the world. For some primitive populations the names of the dead became taboos, unpronounceable, forcing them to tiring periphrasis to describe the world when those names contained references to things or animals or places. Giving a name to things creates the world, defines it, draws it from the chaos of the indistinct and gives it an intelligible order, builds the structures of thought and language. Taking away the name of things means to destroy them, to deny them, to impoverish the world, thought and language. Even thinking about it is scary. Comparative zoology has shown that even among animals are more evolved, communicative and innovative those ones who have a broader phonetic vocabulary. Perhaps to understand Trumpian politics more than a political analyst would be a psychic analyst, a good therapist, or perhaps an anthropologist able to explain the mental structures of primitives. No more Enlightenment and rational thought; no more such fool as Darwin; no more presumptuous scientists; no more evidence of facts, no more certainties of science and also no more doubts and no more perpetual search for verifiability of theories. Or, maybe, Trump and his people simply think that those who have money and power can buy everything. UN votes, obedience to their whims; words, language, rationality, thought. Facts, science, truth. Another image comes to my mind; it does not say enough, but here it is: a small great dictator who plays ball with the planet. That threatens to burst into his hands. With us above.