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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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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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Well isn't this shit special in 2021?



Well fuckity fuck would you look at that? Got news for this misogynist, any woman worth her salt - whether sweary or not would walk over burning hot coals to get away from him.

I am defeated...



The Art of Afternoon Tea

BUUUUUURRRRRRPPPPP! LOL

White Privilege's Good Old Days Narrative Perpetuates Racism. Because, Of Course It Does.

That is the POINT. They love power. They love control. They desperately want to retain domination of his- story.


(as seen on the interwebs - do not know who wrote it)

All of this.

It is the same way the male pale and stale love to talk about how GB led the fight to end slavery - choosing to ignore the fact that the trans-Atlantic slave trade was seeded and perpetuated by us before America was America and the Empire was built on slavery before Wilberforce got indignant about it and forced the hand of the establishment - that had already been made rich on the back of Empire and slavery.

The winner gets to write the narrative right? And white patriarchy has written the story for the last millennia. In some ways it is hardly surprising that the self entitled racist wanker righties have a sad on about CRT etc. The rest of society is demanding that they hand over the pen of history, so that wider voices are as valued in both a historical and present day context as the gammons are. It is asking them to expose themselves to the truth of who and what white male privilege looks like - and that is some ugly shit - actual history tells us so.

As Moira Donegan put it in an article for the Guardian entitled What the moral panic about ‘critical race theory’ is about
For Republicans, the preferred narrative of race and American history is one that minimizes the harm done to Black people, overstates white virtue and insists that racism is a personal prejudice in the minds of misguided or amoral people, rather than a system that structures cultures and institutions. Racism was a problem, this story tells us (with an emphasis on the past tense) because some white people made an error; it’s not a problem any more, because those white people have been edified.
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Maybe this is part of what Republicans don’t like about these versions of anti-racist thought: they remove white people, and white people’s feelings, from the center of the story.

After all, when racism is merely a personal idiosyncrasy, and not a systemic condition, nothing is required of white people, or of the institutions they control, except to deny that they feel hate in their hearts. But if racism is a foundational reality, and not just a personal prejudice, then much bigger changes have to be made – and more is required of white people than personal innocence.

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/17/critical-race-theory-republicans-moira-donegan|]
Emphasis mine

White folks have work to do and one thing we know about right wing male white privilege - working for the betterment of other has never been a strong point. Heh.

Between a Loch and a rusty barrel or two



Swamp Land Ireland stylee...

Stacey Abrams lays out how dire Republican 'attacks on democracy' are during a riveting interview

Abrams told Johnson, "We've got three attacks happening on our democracy. One is anti-voter — so, laws that are trying to make it harder to register to vote, to cast a ballot and to have that ballot counted. Two, we have an attack on election workers. We've seen laws in Iowa, Florida, Georgia, Texas that are criminalizing, adding fines and fees to election workers for technical mistakes that are often caused by obscure, arcane or just poorly worded laws. And then, three, you have subversion of democracy. The laws that we've seen in Georgia, the attempt in Texas to actually give Republicans the authority to overturn election results they don't like. Now, all of those things are happening in various ways across the country — and these are laws that are passing now."
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"With the passing of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the day it takes effect, new laws like that cannot pass," Abrams told Johnson. "They will be subject to what is known as pre-clearance, and they have to get permission before those laws can take effect. The problem is: every law that passed before the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is still the law, meaning they can still do exactly what they want to do. And so, we not only have to stop new bad from happening, we've gotta go back and clean up the old bad — and that's what the For the People Act does. It actually will negate many of the laws that are taking effect right now. And in fact, it will anticipate that other states are going to do bad in between now and the next election…. That's why we need both laws."

[link:https://www.alternet.org/2021/06/who-is-stacey-abrams/|]
Emphasis mine

One of the tow major parties in the US no longer believes in the even limited democracy they were willing to tolerate since the Civil Rights Act. They are full on authoritarian fascists at this point and they need to be stopped.



Heh.

Strawman Festival 2021 coming to a Republican near you...



Who be woke? We be woke!!! Yay!

But he was doing his best...





A few weeks ago there were suggestions that he kept Hancock on so they could throw him under the £350 mill a week bus during the official enquiry. That would make sense to the fuckers who rule us, never mind the tens of thousands of lives that may have been saved if the Health Secretary was someone with a scintilla of competence.

Shocker!



Who would have thunk it!

I'd probably say a Jo Cox, a Stephen Lawrence, a Windrush scandal is where we're headed...

Samuel Kasumu: 'There are some people in the Government who feel like the right way to win is to pick a fight on the culture war and to exploit division. I worry about that. It seems like people have very short memories, and they've already forgotten Jo Cox.
If I was going to go to William Hill today and place a bet on what the most likely option is, I'd probably say a Jo Cox, a Stephen Lawrence, a Windrush scandal is where we're headed if you don't find a way to overcome this cultural moment. I feel like the Government must be the ones to try to help drive that change.'


The danger they place people in cause of their 'war on 'woke'' bollocks is very real. Jo Cox 5 years dead today because of this game they play for power. RIP

Somewhere over the rainbow...



Where's my pot of gold, dammit!!!
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