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Soph0571

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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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A brief note to the Cult of Trump

If you do not believe in live and let live you do not believe in freedom.

If you don’t believe in allowing to people to worship in the time and place and to the God of their choice you don’t want to live in a democracy.

If you don’t believe that everyone should have equal access to the same chances you do, you many as well pop off and live in a dictatorship, where the ruling elite control the masses. Unequal access all the way seems marvellous to some.

If you think that a woman’s place is in the home, breeding and obeying and not in the classroom or the board room, an absolute theocracy might be the way to go. You would feel more comfortable there.

If you think the torture of other to ‘protect’ you and yours is justified, congratulations, you would fit right into certain states in 1930’s Europe.

If you think your race is superior to any other you might want to head off to an Island in the far far away somewhere and start your own all white is all right state. You can have fun being an autocrat in a place few would choose to affiliate themselves with.

You cannot be a person of faith and at the same time applaud the denial of universal human rights to those who do not think or act just like you. A free and just society does not play like that.

You cannot be exceptional when you act contrary to universal human rights. If you choose not to accept that people should have freedom of religion, that the colour of one’s skin does not determine one’s abilities and that women should have access to equality of opportunity what you are really saying is that theocracy, dictatorship, totalitarianism and oppression are the things that really float your boat.

If you prefer to believe in lies and corruption, rather than facts and logic, because it suits your narrative, then you need a demagogue not a leader.

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Fooling themselves. Not fooling anyone else.

Howard Schultz is reportedly 'freaking out' about the Democratic backlash to his presidential plans

Following the announcement that the billionaire former CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, was considering a run as an independent candidate for the presidency in 2020 came a very predictable backlash. Apparently the predictability of that backlash was only understood by people without billions of dollars. With popular support for things like Medicare for all and increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans and their corporations, it wasn’t surprising that a billionaire telling everyone that he didn’t really want to do those things didn’t get a joyous reception. According to outlets including Fox Business and Bloomberg, Schultz has put breaks on his soft rollout. Fox Business says Schultz is “freaking out” about the Democratic blowback he’s received, while Bloomberg reports that Schultz is saying he will only run “if he sees a plausible way to win the White House.”


[link:https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/1/1831461/-Howard-Schultz-is-reportedly-freaking-out-about-the-Democratic-backlash-to-his-presidential-plans|

Let us hope he is freaked out enough to put a stop to this nonsense

Same Thing, Exactly



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