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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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In 2020 there is a new story to tell...

Smells like DUers to me...
A new narrative, changing the story, a new decade were we renew progressive values and kick far right BUTT.
Not giving in and creating a new landscape of hope? A hope they are trying to steal. Now that is inspirational.

Nazis get a 21st Century Makeover

Original image Getty Images
Graphic Mine.

One is not saying that all Trump supporters are actual Nazis but people who attend the Trump equivalent of a Hitler rally dressed like this… they are wearing a far right white supremacist hate filled uniform, marking themselves as on board with animosity and division and the actual unbelievable belief that they are better than the rest of us. So terribly Aryan.

One might suggest little difference from this.

Nazi 1938 rally

These were the chaps and chapettes who were quite happy to give up their democratic freedoms cause Hitler. Hhhmmm *Soph rubs chin*...

21st Century Nazi White Supremacist scumbags are not fooling anyone. Different uniform, but not really. I think the 20th Century Nazis looked tidier. Heh.

With Donald Trump, the takeover is complete (of the party, but not of the county - yet)

Dwight D. Eisenhower once said:
“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group of course that believes you can do these things. Among them are a few other Texas oil millionaires and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible, and they are stupid.”

Maybe he was right once upon a time, but he sure did not see the vile sickness in the soul of the few ‘Texas oil millionaires and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas’ that would spread like a virus in the republican party and risk the entire fundamentals of who America is. The worst of it is that they have managed to convince swathes of very poor people that ‘social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs’ are SOCIALISM, the horror!!!!!, and abolishing them is a really really good plan - well for everyone that is not exactly like them.

They hijacked compassion and community spirit to an extent that great grandparents would not be able to comprehend, BUT Trump and HIS republican party is taking it to the next level. The takeover of the party is complete, at this point it is not about abolishing any kind of welfare programme, it is now about the takeover of the country with the aim of demolishing democracy itself. As J.M. Berger said: “Give a man fake news, and he’ll fool you for a day. Teach a man to fake news, and he’ll lie to you for life.” Thanks Russia. Heh.

The biggest irony of all, is when the democratic offer comes along with its safety nets and security for the most vulnerable, at this point, they are literally portrayed as enemies of the state, and many of the poor saps who need their help the most, fall for this bollocks… voting as an act of self-harm.

One way to stop wars forever...

Eugene V. Debs

There is a fundamental truth here.

So this MUST be the plan for Iran...

Heh. Never going to happen. Fucking snowflake Nazi's every single one...


"On the idle hill of summer,
Sleepy with the flow of streams,
Far I hear the steady drummer
Drumming like a noise in dreams.

Far and near and low and louder
On the roads of earth go by,
Dear to friends and food for powder,
Soldiers marching, all to die.

East and west on fields forgotten
Bleach the bones of comrades slain,
Lovely lads and dead and rotten;
None that go return again.

Far the calling bugles hollo,
High the screaming fife replies,
Gay the files of scarlet follow:
Woman bore me, I will rise."

A.E. Houseman, A Shropshire Lad

And in the other timeline...

You know, in the other timeline, Hillary has coordinated an international relief effort for Australia that includes a detailed plan for rebuilding all of their forests and scrubland.

Every zoo is also given funds to double capacity for the rescued animals.

It is *sob* worthy on the sliding doors if only...

I was really hoping Cummings would be toast in the New Year

Here was my theory:

Boris as Mayor of London was pretty centrist. He knew in a Labour city that he could not introduce a swathe of conservative policies and get re-elected.

Boris knew, when elected Conservative Party leader that he needed the director of the Brexit campaign, who won the far-right Brexit referendum to give him a successful general. After all Cummings was genius at capturing a ground swell of traditional Labour working class voters, by lying and manipulating data, causing division and creating havoc, because the ends justify the means in their fetid minds. In short, Boris needed to replicate this strategy to capture that same vote in the general.

BUT, I had hoped, in the New Year Boris would realise that in the same way when he was Mayor, he would need to be a reasonably centrist PM (other than Brexit of course), because in the same way London is a Labour City, the red wall constituencies they managed to capture are also Labour at heart and far right policies would not be a voter keeper in the medium to long term. And that he did not need Cummings to rule, only to win.

Alas, my optimism that the would-be wrecker of civil society would be booted out of number 10 was poorly placed. Looking at the blog he published Thursday it suggests that he isn’t going anywhere: “I’ll have to spend time helping you so don’t apply unless you can commit to at least 2 years.” He wants to recruit a rash of libertarians who thinks just like him, and for the long term. Oh goody.

I know. I am a bloody idiot.

Ilhan Omar on same shit, different decade...

Where have we seen this before? Remember Freedom Fries...

The worrying thing is how many people will fall for it? Unless you are truly politically engaged (I would go as far to say nerds like us) People have short memories. A week is a long time in politics never mind 20 years in the average citizens life.

I know you remember all of this in the early noughties…

“I think things have gotten so bad inside Iraq, from the standpoint of the Iraqi people, my belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators. - Cheney (Pompeo?!?!)

“It’s my responsibility to provide the American people with a candid assessment on the way forward ... Absolutely, we’re winning.” – Bush (Trump?!?!).

“I want to say something about these anti-war demonstrators. No, let’s not mince words, let’s call them what they are: anti-American demonstrators.” – Limbaugh

These leftist stooges for anti-American causes are always given a free pass. Isn’t it time to make them stand up and be counted for their views, which could hurt American troop morale? – Scarborough

“It’s not a laughing matter when we have influential idiots like this reducing troop morale, confusing the American people and emboldening our enemies. They are absolutely committing sedition or treason as far as I’m concerned.” – Savage

Well, you shouldn’t listen to these protests because they’re obviously helping Saddam Hussein…. It is worth noting, however, that Saddam was much encouraged by these protests.” – Bennett

I can hear them now...

And that was nearly 20 years ago, where although it would have been hard to believe at the time, in comparison to today, they were much more centre right and 'reasonable'. Good grief at that thought!!!

Ground hog fucking day in 3...2...1...if we let them get away with it. It needs to challenged at every turn.

Or, the sensible people listen, but unfortunately our leaders are the opposite of sensible. They actively want us to forget history so they can get away with their nasty in perpetuity.

At every opportunity, Trump recklessly degrades American justice

You see the pattern: whistleblowers intimidated, the justice department politicized, findings of special counsels and inspectors general distorted or ignored, foreign policy made by a private citizen unaccountable to anybody, rogue military officers and rogue sheriffs pardoned.

Each instance is disturbing on its own. Viewed as a whole, Trump’s lawlessness is systematically corrupting justice in the US.

Impartial justice is the keystone of a democracy. Even if the Senate fails to remove Trump for impeachable offenses, American voters must do so next November.


You can not have democracy without impartial justice, but I suppose this is their plan... democracy is not their thing at all. They literally want to kill democracy. Authoritarian regime / theocracy is their wet dream. We know that they will not find him guilty in the Senate because, see above... so in the year of 2020 the freedom from war (world wide) and the prosperity of the West, not just America could be put at risk for at least a generation, unless...

...no pressure chaps. Heh

Well it sure is good to know Trump is anti-war....🙄

Well it sure is good to know Trump is anti-war and won't do anything impulsive like assassinate a major Iranian figure the way "Killary" would have, or some other neo-liberal shill who believes in "forever wars..." At least he's not a war monger like those Democrats!

Ding, ding, ding, for the win

The new year starting bell on the very real, very scary war on reproductive justice

This is appalling. In a new year starting bell in the war on women, over 200 republican lawmakers, involving 39 Senators, have signed an amicus curie brief requesting that SC overturn Roe v. Wade and permit states to ban abortion. If (when) they get their way (mostly poor) women can forget having agency at all over their bodies and reproductive choices for a long long time to come.

These fuckers have got to push hard and push fast if they want to succeed in stealing women’s agency. Trump’s articles of impeachment are making this very real for them. They do not know when this will land in the senate, they do not know what other evidence gathering, of further wrong doing, is going to take place for potential further articles, all of which is happening in the year of the 2020 election. For them this is an end game run before the window of hate filled far right rhetoric potentially closes for at least another election cycle. Having brought the soul of the republican legislature, they have forked out an awful lot of mullah to hijack the judiciary at the highest levels and they certainly don’t want to waste such an expensive investment.

I fear Roe v Wade will be R.I.P. before we see this year out. For the last 50 years they have been trying to get back to a state of female subjection, power over female agency and the ability to punish women for choices they have decided are immoral. For poor women in the bible belt states, when they win this argument, this will catastrophic. I speak as a woman who grew up in a country who until recently had the most restrictive abortion rights in the EU, where even if women met very strict criteria for an abortion (un-viability of the foetus, risk of death for woman), it was near impossible to find a doctor willing to perform the procedure as they feared prosecution by the state, because the medical evidence requirements where so very difficult to meet. It is almost like they wanted to make it impossible to access any type of abortion at all, irrespective of circumstance. Heh. This meant that middle class women got a plane to the mainland UK. Poor women went to term pushing them further into poverty…

…coming to a State near you in 3…2…1…

In fact, I think it will worse in the States because once States have the right to abolish abortion, I am very sure they will criminalise women attempting to go to other States to access abortion, and criminalise anyone helping them in that endeavour.
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