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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
Number of posts: 7,948

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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Nice idea. Never going to happen



The people who govern or wish to govern are far too selfish for this...

The Melania Trump Story: When you sell your soul, the bill WILL come due...you just don't know when



[link:https://whatwouldjackdo.org/2019/03/24/the-melania-trump-story-when-you-sell-your-soul-the-bill-will-come-due-you-just-dont-know-when/|

It ALWAYS comes due.....

US fraternity suspended after video showing members screaming the n-word goes viral

https://twitter.com/sukari_xo/status/1109225080960311297

Pick my cotton! Pick my cotton, b****h.

At this point, someone in the background says:

Woah, you’re not using the right words.

But the perpetrator again states:

Pick my cotton, n*****.

The University of Georgia student government association quickly announced that the fraternity has been immediately suspended.


[link:https://www.indy100.com/article/us-fraternity-university-of-georgia-racist-n-word-viral-8837471|

MAGA - Trumps America....so fucking great...

Urban Leaf



I think the colours are really pretty!

END OF THE ROAD..



[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2019/mar/23/end-of-the-road-for-theresa-mays-brexit-cartoon|

Doomed....Doomed I say!

https://twitter.com/campbellclaret/status/1109789896804315136

If @theresa_may is ousted because her deal is dead and her leadership done, whether caretaker or new elected leader, no way any form of Brexit can be approved without specific say of the people. That really would be the democratic abomination to beat all democratic abominations


This....

Who gets to decide what is moral?



I do not value myself by how others perceive me, rather than by the moral framework I have set for myself.

Now we do of course have a legal framework within which we all need to comply. But what about a moral framework?

Most on the religious right, irrespective of religion, try and impose their perceived moral authority on the rest of us. Their moral framework, which is somewhat rigid and legalistic in its outlook, is a framework that seems out of sync with the 21st century, in fact seems full of twisted hate.

Some Southern Baptists morals dictate that they can treat minority groups as other and less than themselves. To me that is not moral at all.

Some Catholics will protect and defend their child molesting brethren. To me that is not moral at all

Some Muslim’s will make their women wear a veil, whether they choose to or not. To me that is not moral at all.

Some Orthodox Jewish groups will make their wives sit at the back of the bus. To me that is not moral at all.

So, who gets to decide what is moral? I do not recognise the religious right’s determination to make me try and live a life the way they dictate, rather than the way I choose. I get to decide what is moral for me, not some bloody, invariably male, control freak.

Just sayin’


Because He IS One

If only they understood....irony....hypocrisy....mendacity....dissembling....

https://twitter.com/waitmanb/status/1109665224263680000

Don't kneel during the National Anthem b/c that disrespects the flag.

BUT...go golfing with Kid Rock (?!) as he wears the flag on his crotch.

I will never understand this president. And I'm ok with that.




Apart from the hypocrisy - hell, these days that is every day normal - could that outfit be any tackier?!?!?! GOOD GRIEF


I wrote this in June 2016, before Trump and Brexit. I did not realise it could get so much worse.

When you allow hate filled speech to go unchallenged this is what happens.

Today in the UK a Member of Parliament has been shot 3 times, once in the head and stabbed several times, by a man allegedly shouting, ‘Britain First’. Mrs Cox is the parliamentary constituency MP for an area in West Yorkshire that has a high immigrant population and both her and her husband have been fully behind the remain in Europe campaign. As the Brexit campaign enters its final seven days, we have seen an increasing focus on the immigrants are bad strategy. Everything that is wrong with the country has been laid at the feet of those who would come to our shores to get a better life.

The media in its desperation to be seen to be impartial has allowed hate filled rhetoric to go unchallenged in the weeks leading up to this violent and unprovoked attack. Much as in America, where the hate filled rhetoric by some against the LGBT community certainly influenced events in Florida this past weekend.

They are not many, but we have hate filled, angry and sometimes unstable citizenry. We have people who really are not that bright and can be easily led by those that would use fear of other to manipulate their feelings and their votes. It is not a stretch that some of those people being fed lies and distortions might jump the shark. It is not unreasonable to suppose that when words are used to stir up hate against other communities that hate filled rhetoric may spill over into violent action.

When you allow hate filled speech to go unchallenged, people get hurt. People can die. It is shocking to me that on the streets of my country today a member of parliament is fighting for her life because someone thinks ‘Britain First’ is so fucking important it is worth taking a life over. People are being wound up to the point that reason has left the building. It is shameful. Decent people need to sit the hell down and think about what they are saying or doing before this happens again.

I am so angry I am shaking.

UPDATE 1725 - Mrs Cox has died from her injuries - my deepest sympathies with her family
Further information on the shooting:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/16/labour-mp-jo-cox-shot-in-west-yorkshire

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I said they were not many. I am wrong. It has got so much worse. There does not seem an end in sight.

RANT ON

Not all Trump supporters are RACIST but virtually all racists are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are ISLAMOPHOBIC but virtually all Islamophobes are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are FASCIST but virtually all Fascists are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are RELIGIOUS FAR RIGHT NUTS but virtually all religious far right nuts are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are MISOGYNISTS but virtually all misogynists are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are IMMORAL but virtually all those who lack any moral fibre are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are NATIVISTS but virtually all Nativists are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are WHITE SUPREMACISTS but virtually all white supremacists are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are ABSOLUTISTS but virtually all Absolutists are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are XENOPHOBIC but virtually all xenophobes are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are HOMOPHOBIC but virtually all homophobes are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are INTOLERANT but virtually all those who lack tolerance for those who are not exactly like them are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are DOMESTIC TERRORISTS but virtually all domestic terrorists are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are POPULIST but virtually all populists are Trump supporters

Not all Trump supporters are CONSPIRACY THEORISTS but virtually all conspiracy theorists are Trump supporters


My.

My.

What a mixed bag of intolerance.

RANT OFF

P.S. The list is not exhaustive
P.P.S. You could substitute Trump supporter with Brexiteer and it would still be pretty accurate….

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