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Soph0571

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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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you didn't have to tell me that the Oxford High School shooter was white

https://twitter.com/itsJeffTiedrich/status/1466162467520798724

you didn't have to tell me that the Oxford High School shooter was white, I figured that out on my own when you told me he was taken alive


Just this. Exactly

SCOTUS shows off its contempt for women

Wednesday's oral arguments were full of contempt for women's lives, contempt for women's intelligence, contempt for women's privacy and contempt for women's very humanity. To be sure, Center for Reproductive Rights lawyer Julie Rikelman and Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar repeatedly emphasized that women are complex human beings who have as much a right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness as anyone. But it was like talking to a brick wall of misogyny offered by the Republican appointees on the bench. The Court now seems almost certain, as was requested by Mississippi Attorney General Scott Stewart, to overturn Roe v. Wade next year.

Perhaps the most repulsive moment of the morning came courtesy of Justice Sam Alito, who is always ready to act like the biggest mansplaining creep in the highly competitive field of GOP-appointed judges. In response to Prelogar's argument that American women have come to rely on abortion rights, Alito sneeringly argued that the South had also come to rely on "white supremacy" after Plessy v. Ferguson, but that didn't stop the court from overturning it in Brown v. the Board of Education. Yes, you read that correctly: Alito compared a woman's right to control her own body to upholding Jim Crow.
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At one point, Justice Brett Kavanaugh ran down a long list of cases he felt like overturned historical precedent, in the way he clearly would like to overturn Roe — including Brown and, more recently, Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that legalized same-sex marriage. Prelogar did her best to rebut this claim, pointing out that these decisions to overturn precedent expanded human rights, and overturning Roe would take them away. But the conservatives don't seem inclined to view women as humans with rights, and so ignored this crucial point.
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"Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?" Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked at one point.

But it's hard to imagine six justices are going to be that worried about being criticized in this way. They don't take women seriously as people, so it's unlikely they care much more for the opinions of people who do view women as full human beings. As with Kavanaugh whining and crying because he had to deal with a sexual assault accusation from Christine Blasey Ford, they are all likely to double down on their sense of grievance that they even have to waste time with the women-are-people crowd. Erasing women's rights will be as easy for them as stepping on ants.

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/supreme-court-abortion-2655906136/|]

They have planned this. It took nearly 50 years, and the most partisan religious right cray cray SCOTUS seen, will gleefully and with delight remove reproductive justice for women from multitudes of states. The contempt they feel for for women is visceral and the racism obvious. And the Aunt Lydia of the bunch, there is no words, well no polite words. More analysis at the link.

Under his eye.

This is disgusting.

https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/1463961227491782665

This is disgusting. How is this ok? How is this not worthy of censure? Of being stripped of committee assignments? I don’t expect anything from the GOP anymore but, hey, Dems? Anyone going to do anything about this racism and anti-Muslim bigotry? Do Muslim Americans not matter?


Lauren Boebert said: “Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine.”

Boebert then called Ilhan Omar, “jihad squad
.”


Vile. She needs sacked like a sacked mans sacked things.

We do not hire LIBERALS



Reasoning Skills. Logic. Comprehension. All the things that librul edumaction teaches us, but OUR decision making skills come from emotional thinking? LOLOL. Gotta tell ya, thinking he will get those skills from the children of the republican corn is not only amusing, but I'm gonna guess the longevity of his business may be a tad at risk... conservative 2021 = anti-science, anti-education, utterly unable to do fact based decision making, but hey conservatoire dude, knock yourself out!

Two polls from Conservative Twitter.

https://twitter.com/DearAuntCrabby/status/1462473983916453896

Confirming what we already knew. But a horror show indeed.
They really are very happy speaking the quiet shit out loud these days, aren't they? You could have asked the same question during Jim Crow and you would probably have got about the same % response from the same actors then.

QED



Causation
Correlation
Both?
This would by funny if it wasn't so tragic.

'White male violence' is paralyzing America

Linking together the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse -- who was found not guilty in the killing of two Black Lives Matter protesters -- with the Ahmaud Arbery trial in Georgia and the civil case against the organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Blake concluded, "There is nothing more frightening in America today than an angry White man."

"It's not the 'radical Islamic terrorist' that I fear the most. Nor is it the brown immigrant or the fiery Black Lives Matter protester, or whatever the latest bogeyman is that some politician tells me I should dread. It's encountering an armed White man in public who has been inspired by the White men on trial in these three cases," he wrote.
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"Look at these three trials, because they point to one frightening future," he added before concluding, "This is what that future looks like: More angry White men emboldened by "stand your ground" and citizen's arrest laws, inspired by a conservative interpretation of the Second Amendment. And more dead Americans."

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/white-male-violence/|]
Emphasis mine

I am adding Karen's into the paralyzing play. Angry white entitled women not as deadly as the male, but their exhausting demands for a different playing field cause they be white can be paralyzing and deadly in and of itself.

The angry dying gasps of white supremacy is, quite literally, deadly.

I think we all know the answer to this one...



Heh.

We're really headed to an extremely dark place, where this is the mainstream GOP view of the Libs.



They have been working on project emboldened murderous white supremacist Nazi theocracy for the last 50 years. They sure got a win yesterday, with Trump White Youth being given explicit permission to gun the other side down with impunity. But this will not stand. Not in the long run. There is more progressive young people in the world than the horror that is this youth. Their time is running out and they know it, unfortunately as time tick tocks away their actions will become more violent, desperate and democracy destroying - they are trying to push the nuclear button on the Republic - but their actions will not stand. Not in the end. It is always darkest before the dawn right?

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” - Atticus Finch

Snowflake Insurrectionists have a Sad On

https://twitter.com/MacFarlaneNews/status/1460740211181121540
Per court filing today from Jan 6 defendants in pretrial detention in DC jail.... 90% of the Jan 6 inmates are unvaccinated & being denied haircuts, shaves and family visits due to vaccination status

They're seeking release to home confinement, calling jai policies "despicable"


Actions, consequences and LOLOL
Of course they should just get vaccinated, but hey, they are hardcore delusional...
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