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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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Trump's New Hampshire speech in 104 seconds. - TLP

https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1300543313443991552

How can anyone? I can't even.

Trump is supporting and applauding radical far right terrorists in real time



Many academic studies, government reports and news articles have analyzed the role of religion (or the misinterpretation of religious concepts and scripture) in radicalizing Muslims and mobilizing them to wage “Holy War” against their enemies around the globe. Few have discussed how right-wing extremism exploits Christianity and the Bible to radicalize and mobilize its violent adherents toward criminality and terrorism. Much like Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, violent right-wing extremists — who refer to themselves as “Soldiers of Odin,” “Phineas Priests,” or “Holy Warriors” — are also inspired by religious concepts and scriptural interpretations to lash out and kill in the name of religion. Yet very little is said or written about such a connection.

White supremacists, sovereign citizens, militia extremists and violent anti-abortion adherents use religious concepts and scripture to justify threats, criminal activity and violence. This discussion of religious extremism should not be confused with someone being extremely religious. It should also not be misconstrued as an assault on Christianity. Rather, it represents an exploration of the links between violent right-wing extremism and its exploitation of Christianity and other religions to gain a better understanding of how American extremists recruit, radicalize and mobilize their adherents toward violence and terrorism.

[link:https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2018/holy-hate-far-right%E2%80%99s-radicalization-religion|]
Emphasis mine

The report is from a couple of years ago but makes very interesting reading. I think maybe Trump read it as a how to model... When a teenager goes out and guns people down on the street and NONE OF THEM condemn it, while sending RIP to a white supremacist agitator, it is akin to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi not condemning the Beatles of ISIS, while spouting his vindication bollocks. The type of murder may have been more grotesque but the justification coming from the American far right are the same. And hell, if they continue to get away with this, if these terrorists get more and more emboldened by the terrorist in chief who knows where it will end, and what they will feel comfortable with. Certainly coming after any enemies of Trump - the media, the democrats, BLM, all of them will be fair game if Trump gets another four years, which would lead to another 40 years in the darkness. Look at Eastern Europe after World War 2 and how long it took them to get out from under communism when most of those states where functioning democracies before WW2 when Hitler and then the SU rolled in. Russia is rolling in right now.

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They are the American ISIS of 2020 and if he gets another term Gilead be like bring it on.

Carnival is virtual this year so I thought I would share from Carnival past...

Of COURSE they are demonstrating in democratic run cities

This theme about the ‘violence’ on the streets is all in democratic run cities is illogical. By virtue of the fact that people have the good sense to vote blue means that they will also be more civically engaged than the trump cult swamp monsters that dwell in republican areas of America. Those people have shown they will only march to intimidate people who do not agree with them, to wave their guns around and be very very nazi. The right wing loves a bit of unrest when they are waving their slave flags on the back of trucks plastered with cult stickers shouting blues lives matter as a white supremacist dog whistle. They just don’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot.

And so, of course they are demonstrating in democratic cities, where else are they supposed to do it? Maybe they should do what the real trouble makers and boogaloo’s are doing and bus themselves into republican run cities to demonstrate, the way the far right is busy bussing themselves into Portland & Kenosha, waving their guns about, killing and intimidating the local population – even as one of them ends up dead as a result. I think we all know who is the real danger to America… and it is not those using their first amendment rights to demonstrate in democratic run cities.

They are atrocious, brutal, brutish and cruel... BUT...



So these heartless, inhumane and monstrous sycophantic stealers of democracy think they can point at people protesting their callous disregard for humanity, civil rights and just governance, and accuse them of being uncivilised? As these power-hungry white supremacists support a monstrous, ruthless and sadistic wanker in chief to be his worst self I think we all know who the uncivilised is amongst us. Trump is a truculent and vicious man who would see hundreds of thousands of Americans die if it meets his ends to retain power, and not give them a second thought. Those people on the South Lawn are vulgar and wicked to a one and flipping them off seems a somewhat restrained response, for what they have done to the American Experiment over the last 4 years is obscene.

America 2020: Ethic and morality free zones call protesters uncivilised. Of course they do. Fuck that.

The worst news that could happen, happened today

We got the results of the scans for my SO today. Not only did the cancer of bladder and hip not get blasted by the radiotherapy he underwent in April - no chemo cause Covid - the cancer has now spread to his liver, kidneys, lungs and other random places. He will see an oncologist next week to see if chemo is an option. We are not holding out much hope that he can be cured. I cling to the hope that maybe they can administer some treatment that will prolong his life, however he is certain that if the odds are against him, he will decline treatment and make a dignified exit. He does not want to fight a fight when the cure will make him sicker than the disease if there is very limited chance of it working. Of course the oncologist may well say that they won't do chemo and recommend palliative care. We just don't know. I am trying so hard to be strong for him. Weeping and wailing will not help him. But the dread is in the pit of my stomach all of the time, and so, after helping him to bed, I come here. My online home. Just to say welp and my heart is rendered in two.

Abandon all hope you who enter here. RNC 2020.



Trumps own circle of hell cut its opening ribbon this week with that bollocks of a convention. Anyone still supporting this nonsense deserves their own circle of hell - leaning into the lies and the deceit and the racism - they have certainly earned it!

Trumpism be like:

I am the way into the city of woe,
I am the way into eternal pain,
I am the way to go among the lost.


Heh

This brought a tear to my eye and I cannot even

https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1299013382163640325

It’s time for decency. It’s time for Joe Biden.


I concentrated on the goodness of Biden rather than the nasty of Trump. That head bump at the end... he is such a GOOD man!

These murders and the ruination of a 17 year old are the direct fault of Trump and his nasty cabal

As Kyle Rittenhouse is charged with first degree intentional homicide after shooting three people during the Black Lives Matter Jacob Blake shooting protests I blame Trump. This is the absolute direct result of the policies of hate and division coming out of the White House. Rittenhouse is the archetypal MAGA. Loves Blue Lives Matter, having for too many guns for anyone, never mind a teenager, goes to MAGA rallies, and responds to the demands of his commander in chief to ‘take back their white streets from the nasty black folks’. He hears the dog whistles and responds faithfully to the orders of the supremacist in principal.

That a teenager is on the streets with a gun, bragging about being a vigilante, is even a thing is shocking and this is what Trumps America has done. This conduct has been normalised to such an extent that police were thanking him for coming out rather than asking why the fuck he was roaming about with a rifle? It beggar’s belief. Two people are dead because of the casual approach of the authorities’ attitude to MAGA cult members who wave their guns around. In direct contrast of course to how they police POC – which is all of the ironies in the context of the protests.

This 17 year old took two lives based on the commands of the cult leadership as they stoke a race war. Two families are devastated today at the loss of their loved ones and one mother has questions to ask herself about how she raised her son in Trumps America in such a way that he thought it OK to gun down peaceful protesters in a place and time that had fuck all to do with him.

This 17 year old will be tried as an adult and if found guilty will probably not leave prison until old age. His MAGA hat will have lost its sheen long before that. He believed the hype and followed instructions and now so many lives are ruined.

This is Trumps America and this is Trumps fault.

P.S. As an aside – what kind of community lets people have guns before they stop getting pimples? Teenagers are not known for their good judgement. They are not supposed to be the most rational decision makers, but they are allowed to own guns… that makes no sense to a Brit like me.

This is why people march



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