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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
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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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If it looks like an elephant it trumps for the distortion of democracy. Heh.


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Trumps : to trumpet an idea, or to fart loudly - under the circumstances either will do. Farting all over democracy..

As privileged old men desperately want to tell Greta to do one at Davos cause profit and power...

...the alternative be like...


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Golfing while the world burns...
Run for the hills...

A question for the ages...


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I think that ignorance is only bliss when you are left alone to live in your ignorance, in a place where you cannot hurt other communities,. However people who choose to live in ignorance (because it is an active choice), when you get exploited by a far right elite, ignorance becomes confusion and anger because they are really that ignorant.

Or what came first, the ignorance or the anger... hhhmmm

The Elephant(s) in the Room...




Republicans are at least setting up the possibility of ending the trial in as few as two weeks after it starts on Tuesday, clearing the way for the president to be quickly acquitted...

[link:https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/17/senate-impeachment-trial-schedule-100536|]

If I was an elephant in that room I would be petrified. The majority are hiding at the centre of the herd, hoping not to be noticed for their chicanery. They have seen what happens to those who wander away from the herd and although some of them know, in moments of personal reflection, that something stinks bigly in the court of Trump, their sense of survival is so short term they do nothing about it. And in doing nothing they risk the very foundations on which America was built.

We can all see the despoiled, ethics free, rotten to the core elephants in the committee room. What they are trying to do is front and centre in the rights distortion of democracy and they may get away with it this month, but in November 2020 America needs to tell these literal and prophetical elephants to fuck right off, that they will not stand for such egregious abuses of the very systems set up to protect the American people from tyranny.

History shows us that hard fought for freedoms can be easily lost and far harder to restore...

I believe that the law is the most important thing in the world today. I don't mean the practice of lawyers. I mean the law itself. Normally I sleep well. If there's one thing that can keep me awake at night it's a vision, which I sometimes have, of this country being ruled by the wishes of its rulers and not by the rule of law.' Could it happen here?'

'Of course it could. It's too bloody easy for a Government to panic and set the law on one side because it happens to be inconvenient. Temporarily, of course. They always mean to bring it back again -- some time.' --Flash Point, 1974”
Michael Gilbert

The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles - This is as close to abdication as it gets

https://twitter.com/paulmasonnews/status/1218604337565519873

This is as close to abdication as it gets for Meghan and Harry. Good@luck to them. Let's now have a constitutional convention to slim the size and limit the powers of the monarchy - and while we are at it: Leveson 2 👇🏽


Good for them:

From the Palace:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from Royal duties, including official military appointments. They will no longer receive public funds for Royal duties.
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The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home.


[link:https://www.royal.uk/statement-her-majesty-queen-0|

Interesting that they will not use their titles - does not mean that they will not keep them - keeping the door open to re-enter the firm at a later date is my guess.

The biggest con job of them all...



They manipulate the low skilled and no skilled to believe that this shit is somehow in their best interests, so that they fight for those who would steal their futures, against any attempts to change this toxic status quo of extreme privilege outside the norms of governance… CON JOB 101...

What is different today is the people in the White house and Number 10. They are very different beasts from those that have come before. We know this. They actively support this monopolisation of national and international cross border corporate fiefdoms. Wankers are going to destroy democracy if they get the chance. Checks and balances are there for a reason, those around them need to do a much better job on this.

Barack Obama's Fault...





Sad thing is this could really be a thing because Trump really is that big of a wanker

A hugely problematic choice...

https://twitter.com/Jason_M_Kelly/status/1218349093673631746
A hugely problematic choice by the ⁦@USNatArchives⁩ to alter historic images from the Women’s March critical of Trump #publichistory #museums #twitterstorians


Yet another example of how they want to literally change reality to suit their fucking nasty narrative of full on lies. As Goebbels once said... “The mission of women is to be beautiful and to bring children into the world.” Heh. Photoshop out those pink pussy hats, get back to the kitchen dammit... support the trumpianland to a 1000 year rule of glory.

Balderdash.

Based on the propaganda model of horror that they try to impose this is their authoritarian wet dream.


Even of the staff thought they were making a reasonable choice - can you imagine this happening even 4 years ago??? How quickly cultural shifts can happen. Terrifying. Literally. The National Archives are all about preserving history... that is their only job. Now they white wash so as not hurt the great leaders feelings????

Have you noticed that there is a nazi quote for EVERYTHING coming out of this administration... what does that tell you?!?! Hhhhmmm. No good can come from this. “In relation to the political decontamination of our public life, the government will embark upon a systematic campaign to restore the nation’s moral and material health. The whole educational system, theatre, film, literature, the press and broadcasting – all these will be used as a means to this end.” Adolf Hitler

Where, oh where, has the gravitas gone? (Space Force Edition)


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The things you do to impress a fucking idiot...
For heavens (literally?!?!) sake...

It's not a bug, it's the feature.

He knows exactly what he’s doing, who his target audience is and where his vote bank is.

Bigotry, xenophobia and nativism wins you elections right now. It is a very strong political currency among a revitalised underbelly of dreadful, horrible, hate filled people.

They vote for him because they relish the chanting, the concentration camps, the rise in hate crimes, the roll back of rights for minority communities, the stealing of female agency, the breakdown of a nation of laws, the lies, the sexual assaults, the nazi chants, killing of brown people, stealing, lying, nepotism and the all-round deep hole of ethics free conduct. They vote not in spite of this but because of it. This level of awful feeds their last century delusions of supremacy.

For the rest of us this is a problem (Soph says in the understatement of the century). His daily gaslighting of the world, to keep his bollocks base of badness on side, the torrent of lies, vile bile and spurious whataboutery is in danger of leading to a level of desensitisation where hate becomes the new normal. He knows that keeping needed levels of outrage alive in the face of a literal daily onslaught of horror, is exhausting, particularly as his horrid raises the bar on appalling every single day he is in office.

He has no limits. That is why the founding fathers placed limits, to save the constitution from people exactly like him. However as republicans now define themselves by Trump, sad fuckers that they are, they will not bring him to task for his illegal conduct and when there is no accountability for people like Trump it gives them explicit permission to continue with impunity, that is his strategy. His nationalism, white supremacy, disregard for the rule of law and all-round hideousness is being normalised before our very eyes, and this filters down to local communities putting us all at risk.

America faces very real challenges. The climate crisis, inequality, stagnant wages, student debt - the list goes on. Rather than address these serious problems, Trump uses hate-filled rhetoric to divide America by race, religion, and ancestry.
Tom Steyer

If they continue to vote for him, they are him. That is what he is relying on.

This time in history we are living through sucks.

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