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Soph0571

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Gender: Female
Hometown: UK
Home country: UK
Current location: UK
Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
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About Me

I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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Right wing buffoons having a party cause they have them fooled...



They know they have a significant number of our electorates fooled... right wing buffoons having a party at the vulnerable expense. And they are going to drag it out for as long as possible. Maniacal clowns rule us.

Anyone else see a pattern?!?!



Heh... look at that - isn't that about the same % who pretend to be 'proper' Christians? Oh my!

This 1/3 wear their pious intransigence on their sleeves while advocating hate for other; they will claim those wishing for progress are demonic in their policy and practice. They are overwhelmingly people who promote division. LGBT rights, the rights of immigrants, woman’s rights, policies on people of colour, all have their rights diminished in the name of the far right fantasy uplands of a land that never was.

These fuckers, as in the parents, are what we are up against....



Way to teach kids to hate.
MAGA - check
Black face - check
Imagery of slavery - check
White supremacist OK sign -check

What the actual fuck.

Kamala on Beto's exit

https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1190388457077661699

Thank you, @BetoORourke, for running the race you did and for always speaking from the heart. Your passion for your community and conviction to create a future free from gun violence have enriched this campaign and shown us the leader you are.


Exactly this

Once we abandon truth there is nothing left of democracy...

Progressive and liberals across the West need a better strategy in a post-truth world. How do we fight against the right-wing disinformation machine of populism, demagoguery, lies and disinformation? They are not going to change the way they cheat and lie, and between Brexit, UK GE and the 2020 US election, they are going to use all the weapons in their armoury to ensure they can consolidate their hold on power, by any means necessary.

Conservatives are well known for putting power before democracy. The ‘ends justify the means’ take on life is destructive, and the right wing has pushed this envelope to breaking point over the last 3 or 4 years. It is difficult to see how they can make their way back to an ethical and just place of governance from where they currently sit.

We cannot follow them down that rabbit hole of nasty to try and punch back. There would be no way out of that moral morass. I was originally going to title this OP 'How low should we go?' But by the time I finished writing it I knew the answer. We cannot go low at all. Once we abandon truth there is nothing left of democracy. Pointing out their viciousness nasty racist mendacity though… we can certainly do that. A lot. On top of that we need more and better… ideas anyone?

Eh, maybe the Constitution is not that big deal after all...



Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman... Fighting for your rights. And the old Red, White and Blue.



I know that the graphic is of super girl but I feel that wonder woman is more appropriate... same difference, right?

Wonder Woman,
Get us out from under, Wonder Woman.
All our hopes are pinned upon you.
And the magic that you do.


Hehehe

Where are the leaks? Hhhhhmmmm

As sure as night turns to day, if there had even been a smidgen, a flicker, a speck of positive anything coming out of the impeachment hearings, for Trump, it would be all over fox news like a rash. Republicans would have leaked any such evidence the first chance they got. Even the hint of a way to deflect from the meat of case against Trump has not made its way out of the closed-door hearings. You know what this means? There is nothing going on in there that the Republicans want to leak. Ergo, none of the testimony has had ANYTHING positive to say about Trump. Nothing, nadda, zilch.

That is going to leave a mark...

How white supremacists around the world are being connected

Far-right movements are obsessed with particularity, with treasuring an ostensibly unique ethnic, racial, cultural and national identity. The forces of globalisation are pitched as their mortal foe, whether embodied by “globalists”, “cultural Marxists”, Muslim immigrants, Jews, or a conspiracy between the four. Tarrant’s manifesto, like that of other far-right declarations both before and since, is rooted in these anxieties. But it also speaks to another of today’s more paradoxical trends: the globalisation of ethno-nationalism and far-right thought.
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Aided by the internet, this shared discourse of in-jokes, symbols, bad history and conspiracy theories is becoming easier to find.
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“I believe,” Ronald Reagan declared in 1989, “that more than armies, more than diplomacy, more than the best intentions of democratic nations, the communications revolution will be the greatest force for the advancement of human freedom the world has ever seen.” But in this moment of global unravelling, it is today’s ethno-nationalists – whether at its terroristic fringe or increasingly electable core – who have every reason to feel optimistic. Their cause is ascendant; the liberal world order is in crisis.


[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/2019/10/how-white-supremacists-around-world-are-being-connected|]

Bleak but interesting reading.

Maybe it is inevitable that our democracy is going through such a crisis. After all we are the...

...oldest modern democracy around, and with age can come intransigence, stubbornness, an expectation of respect (potentially without earning it) and spiders running around the attic.

Brexit has led to a national breakdown of mental health and well being. A national breakdown that has been witnessed around the world...



Heh

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