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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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Italys neo-fascism is what happens when you normalize extremism

Fascism’s rebirth and insidious spread in Italy is the result of a political process that has progressively whitewashed extremism, assisted by the confluence of recent historical factors: By the early 1990s, new generations had grown disconnected from the country’s history of resistance against fascism, as partisans and victims of racial laws aged and died. The fall of the USSR and the dissolution of the Italian communist party also meant a drop in funding to some of the country’s main anti-fascist educational organizations.
More importantly, something happened in the right at the same time. Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a professor of Italian history at New York University, calls it the rise of “fuppies,” or fascist yuppies. “Fuppies” were typically members of, or politically aligned with, Alleanza Nazionale (AN), a rightwing party that publicly rejected antisemitism and other fascist principles, such as violence.
The danger of “fuppies”

“Fuppies” used articulate, tolerant language and showed respect for democratic institutions. Founded in 1994, AN was led by Gianfranco Fini, who entered politics with the belief that deposed fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was “the greatest statesman of the 1900s,” the Fuppies positioned themselves as modern, successful conservatives. The party’s newspaper, Il Secolo d’Italia, describes AN as aiming to (Italian) move “from the ghetto to the governing right, become ‘presentable,’ scrap nostalgias, acquire moderates who are no longer scared of neofascism.


[link:https://qz.com/1114170/normalizing-extremism-a-history-lesson-from-italys-fascist-resurgence/|

The White House Is Actually Trying To Blame Flynns Contact With Russia On OBAMA



And honestly, I’m kind of laughing at this point myself, because as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency under Barack Obama — fired after the briefest tenure by any head of that agency ever held by any person — of course Obama authorized Flynn to talk to whoever he needed to speak to in the confines of his position.

But that position ended in 2014.

The meetings that the “senior WH official,” who is assumed to be Jared Kushner, is referencing here were authorized specifically during the Trump transition. And if the testimony that Flynn gives in exchange for the guilty plea he entered Friday turns out as everyone expects, it will likely be that very “senior WH official” who is implicated as the one who authorized the relevant meetings with Kislyak.

[link:https://deepstatenation.com/the-white-house-is-actually-trying-to-blame-flynns-contact-with-russia-on-obama/|

heh

Fox's Shepard Smith: Michael Flynn's guilty plea proves it is "a lie" to call Mueller's investigatio

SHEPARD SMITH (HOST): We know that four of the people within the president's realm have either been indicted or have pleaded guilty. We -- what we don't understand yet is the degree to which the president was involved, if at all. Is Flynn the answer to that, as their new star witness, at least for the day?

JOHN BUSSEY: We don't know, but he's getting almost a pass on a number of charges.

SMITH: It's an incredible deal.

BUSSEY: Yeah, he's getting a great deal.

SHEP: There was a long list.

BUSSEY: Long list of possibilities, and remember, the FBI is looking at collusion with Russia over the election, and possible subsequent obstruction of justice. We don't know yet which way this is headed.

SHEP: That this is a ruse, that this is fake news, is a lie.

BUSSEY: I think that Michael Flynn pleading guilty to this charge today explicitly gives an answer to that question, it's not fake news.


[link:https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2017/12/01/foxs-shepard-smith-michael-flynns-guilty-plea-proves-it-lie-call-muellers-investigation-fake-news/218718|

Barack Obama-Joe Biden Animated Bromantic Comedy In Works With Conan OBrien Among EPs



An animated high-concept adventure series featuring Barack Obama and Joe Biden as time travelers in search of a better future has brought production company Titmouse and Conan O’Brien on board as executive producers.

Barry & Joe: The Animated Series’ is in development, described as a “bromantic comedy” by creator Adam Reid. The project was jump-started by more than $100,000 in pledges from liberal die-hards via Kickstarter since its August launch.


[link:http://deadline.com/2017/12/barack-obama-joe-biden-animated-bromantic-comedy-in-works-by-conan-obrien-titmouse-1202218749/|

Genius!

Fox Business host bizarrely claims Obama should be arrested by US Marshals for criticizing Trump...

.....from abroad



Speaking with publisher Steve Forbes, Fox Business News host Lou Dobbs took offense that ex-President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump while on an overseas trip.

The former president advised the current occupant of the White House to “Think before you speak, think before you tweet,” which offended the Fox host who claimed Obama “Doesn’t matter anymore.”

“I think U.S. Marshals should follow him, and any time he wants to go follow the President like he is, and behave…” a sputtering Dobbs said before changing directions. “I mean, this is just bad manners. It’s boorish and it’s absurd and he doesn’t realize how foolish he looks.”


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/fox-business-host-bizarrely-claims-obama-should-be-arrested-by-us-marshals-for-criticizing-trump-from-abroad/|

Nutter

If you dont miss grace, dignity, compassion, and class, youre not paying attention



[link:http://whatwouldjackdo.org/2017/12/01/if-you-dont-miss-grace-dignity-compassion-and-class-youre-not-paying-attention/|

Heh

GUUUURRRRLLLLL......



HEHEHEHE

Eric Trump: Democrats Are America Haters (TWEETS)



Trump’s response seems to have been to revert to his mainstay–throwing red meat to the base. That’s the only conclusion you can draw when word got out that he had one of his sons send out a fundraising email that accused his foes of hating America.

Trump’s second son, Eric, penned a message to his father’s campaign email list bearing the subject line “America Haters.” CNN’s Jim Acosta got a copy.

The email claimed that Democrats were hellbent on stopping “the America First agenda,” and were getting “increasingly panicked” as his father continues to win.

“They want to wake up tomorrow and say we are slipping, and that America no longer stands behind President Trump. They are dead wrong.”


[link:http://www.liberalamerica.org/2017/12/01/eric-trump-democrats-america-haters/|

Donald Trump's UK visit 'postponed' as tensions with Theresa May rise over Britain First retweets

Source: International Businesss Times

US President Donald Trump's planned visit to Britain in January has reportedly been postponed as the leaders on both sides of the pond find themselves in an escalation of words.

Trump was set to go to the UK for a "working visit" in the New Year to formally open the new US Embassy in London. It was set to be a scaled down version of a state visit with no meeting with the Queen to allow Trump to come to the UK without the potential for mass protests.

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/donald-trumps-uk-visit-postponed-tensions-theresa-may-rise-over-britain-first-retweets-1649700



Oh! What a shame for us Brits....not

Trump further embarrasses America on Twitter by complaining to woman who is not Prime Minister of En


“British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents – decency, tolerance and respect,” a Downing Street spokesman told the BBC. “It is wrong for the president to have done this.”

Predictably, Trump lashed out at Prime Minister Theresa May, telling her, “don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine,” Trump claimed.

Yet in his haste to defend getting caught spreading fascist propaganda, Trump inadvertently tweeted his reply at somebody other than the Prime Minister.


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/trump-further-embarrasses-america-on-twitter-by-complaining-to-woman-who-is-not-prime-minister-of-england/|

Theresa May in Bognor...over night celebrity based on a nasty large orange head tweeting her rather than the PM - you couldn’t make it up
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