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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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There is a section of America that is forever lost to rationality


Graphic mine

I saw someone on the interwebs describe this bewildering display of contrasting positions on democracy, the Constitution, and the rule of law as cognitive dissonance. But part of cognitive dissonance recognises that they hold may conflicting views or emotion which might manifest itself as stress, anxiety, regret, shame, embarrassment, or feelings of negative self-worth - emotions I am going to hazard a guess are rarely felt by the committed cult members to the great orange fuckwit. The fact that they are unable to recognise the utter hypocrisy in holding both of these opinions simultaneously demonstrates that they are lost to rationality, and I fear for the committed core there is no way back from there. They are too far gone.

Trumps America - hostile nazi territory

https://twitter.com/ErinMayeQuade/status/1287144439358590984
Today is the first day of MN mask mandate. These pics from Walmart in Marshall, MN. (h/t Raphaella M)



Graphic mine

Hideous. Trump has enabled and encouraged hatred to the extent that nazi's feel so very emboldened. They must be forced back in the dark recesses of society, where they be shunned for ever more come November. All these fuckers who think that they can display such symbols of hate and genocide without repercussion need to be shown that the majority will not put up with it.

Operation take back hostile nazi territory has 100 days to go...

Trump Assures That We Stay Angry with a Parade of Horribles

It's that the real mistake Trump is making is, by not giving us a break from new outrages, he's assuring that we don't lose our anger. I think that the GOP and Trump and Trump's evil cockscab advisers think that if they keep hitting us, we'll give up.

But look at those brave motherfuckers in Portland, man. The federal officers there are making every goddamn mistake in the goddamn book short of shooting someone with live ammo. Yet more and more people, less Antifa and more soccer mom, are showing up for the protests. He's fanning flames, and he thinks the fire makes his orange color shine brightly when it just makes him look like a fucking demon. What do you think is going to happen in Chicago? I don't put it past Trump to go full Kent State. Hell, I don't put it past Trump to cut unemployment benefits so that crime skyrockets in cities and he can justify his troops taking over. It's hard, man, really fucking hard to keep seeing what's happened to this country so quickly. It's heartening to see us not go quietly into that fascist night.

[link:https://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2020/07/trump-assures-that-we-stay-angry-with.html|]
Emphasis mine

There is a real point here. Bullies always think that they can get away with hitting hard without any justification and get away with it. It is what he has done all his life. He has never had any boundaries because he was never set any, and so he pushes and pushes and pushes and like with all bullies he expects his violence to go unchallenged. And, this is the error they are making at the moment - most people despise bullies, especially bullies who try and steal democracy and they will stand up for the American experiment. He has no reverse button and as America is (finally for some!) waking up to the danger of this man, as the rude pundit so eloquently put it - people are deciding that they will not go quietly in that fascist night.

https://twitter.com/AlexMilanTracy/status/1287318320467730432
Bubbles vs militarized federal officers.



Do they not realise that they are telling everyone around them that they are horrid selfish wankers?

Today, in England, a new law comes into effect that directs people to wear facemasks in certain inside environments – including shops. The thinking is that it will help build confidence for people to get out there and start reenergising the economy if they feel safe, and face masks as a symbol of that is important, alongside the medical benefits of potential reduced infection spread. In the supermarket this morning and the vast majority had a mask on, but then you have those who would rather die in a ditch than put a bit of cloth over their mouth and nose…The late middle aged white guy in one corner (oh look, privilege in a nut shell), and the teenage ‘it is not going to kill me so why should I care’ in the other. I forgive the teens much more readily than I ever could the white privileged men. Teenagers are supposed to make some dodgy choices, it is part of growing up. But for the others, it is like they have a flashing neon sign over their head shouting spot the horrid selfish wanker, but if you pointed this out to them their entitled outrage would be legend. Heh. They really are awful human beings who think that the rules do not apply to them, it has been ever thus.

The worst thing about the choices that these people are making is that we know Covid-19 outcomes are discriminatory and a healthy middle aged middle class white guy is much less likely to die than some other groups in the community, if infected. I live in an incredibly diverse community and the black and brown communities, just like in the US, have been disproportionately hit on morbidity rates post infection. Not wearing a mask is saying a big fuck you to the more vulnerable to actually dying from this virus. They are shockingly horrid.

Invasion. Stat.



All of this.

A Socially Distanced Conversation: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden



THE GROWN UPS ARE IN THE ROOM!!!! HUZZAH

Just a reminder that he is the antithesis of America

Trump is sending storm trumper vigilantes onto the streets of America to cause physical harm to American citizens while still having done nothing about Russian bounties that have killed American serving troops abroad. He is a traitor to the constitution and to the American experiment. Anyone who continues to enable him is a traitor and a fool, because the wrath of the people who have been conned by the Con Family will be very righteous in their (how dare they really????) anger. With 4 million infections - deaths far higher than being reported - and forced reopening of the country, and so as they are now being negatively impacted by his polices, laterz to Trump. They are not saying later cause of soldiers killed abroad, or kids being shot in the head in Portland, they are only saying bye bye because they cannot imagine having to send their privileged darlings to school, or because economically, suddenly, they are hurting.

All to the greater good I suppose. Whatever the reason for voting, as long as it gets rid of Trump it is all to the good. But we should not and could not forget that this time, right here, it is so important, with a traitor in the WH, what we do next. The juxtaposition could not be clearer and when this is over, all of them need to go to jail. Just sayin'

Let us call them what they are

'The FBI, ATF, DEA, US Marshalls Service and Homeland Security will together be sending hundreds of skilled law enforcement officers to Chicago to help drive down violent crime' - Trump on Wednesday as he continues his violent attack on the constitution. Lets call these agents what they are - Brown Shirts 2020 or as they have become Trumps personal army ...


(saw Storm Trumpers on Daily Kos and thought it very clever - graphic mine)

It only took Hitler 3 months to destroy democracy in Germany and a part of that was his private brown shirt army breaking skulls and intimidating any opposition with violence and death. Trump has gone full on fascist at this point and whatever justification he is trying to give to go in on the streets of any city in America, it is all about breaking skulls to gin up his nazi base and to silence descent of his horror show handling of everything.... November needs to hurry up

When you hate the China and you hate the Muslim...



...What is a racist President to do... heh

Appreciation thread for Earl, Skinner, Elad, cause you know without this we would be going crazy.

Every single day we get introduced to a new level of crazy from the fuhrers that are trying to rule our world. Every single day we get numerous new horror stories BUT hope in the polls that a new situation covid normal might be around the corner. Here we are a solid community of progressive monsters of truth being given the tools we need to fight a very righteous fight against the very real threats that are upon us. DU gives us this. I heartily contribute financially to this site every month cause this fight could not be more important.

I am sure they know that they are appreciated, just thought I would mention how much I appreciate them and what they do. Please show your appreciation also, cause you know that DU uplifts your sanity daily.
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