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Blue_Tires

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These dioramas are INSANE



https://blog.naver.com/leowonny

Anybody, and I mean ANY-FUCKIN'-BODY who tries to defend today's shitshow

Need to be treated as outcasts and never, EVER, ever ever be taken seriously again...

Case in Point:

https://twitter.com/democracynow/status/1018838274004193280

How a country can welcome immigrants without triggering a massive populist backlash

The world is burning with the fires of illiberal populism. The flames take on different shapes in different nations. There is Trump’s lurid xenophobia in America, Brexit in Britain, a right-wing government in Poland, a “People's Party” smoldering in both Denmark and Austria, Marine le Pen’s Front National in France, Geert Wilders’s “blond beastliness” in the Netherlands, and the Kultur-warriors of Germany’s “Alternative für Deutschland.”

But in the Canadian wilderness, the fire isn’t catching yet.

For decades, Canada has sustained exceptionally high levels of immigration without facing an illiberal populist groundswell. It is the most inclusive country in the world in its attitudes toward immigrants, religion, and sexuality, according to a 2018 survey by the polling company Ipsos. In a ranking of the most important Canadian symbols and values, its citizens put “multiculturalism” right next to the national anthem—and just behind their flag. In the U.S., those supportive of multiculturalism say they’re the least patriotic; in Canada, patriotism and multiculturalism go together like fries and cheese curds.

To be clear, Canada has not discovered some magical elixir to eradicate intolerance, racism, or inequality, all of which are present in the nation of 36 million. Its indigenous communities, which have endured centuries of brutalization and discrimination, often live under conditions that are still described as “third world.” And the country is not equally welcoming to all newcomers. But at a time when anti-immigrant sentiment and populist politics are sweeping across Europe and America, Canada stands apart.

What’s Canada’s secret? A blend of imperial history, bizarre and desolate geography, and provincial politics have forged something unique in the Great White North. Countries now buckling under the strain of xenophobic populism should take note.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/07/canadas-secret-to-escaping-the-liberal-doom-loop/564551/

Australia is way ahead of us... WAY ahead!

https://twitter.com/SBSNews/status/1016121006660833280

Maybe Woolworth's would still be in the U.S. if they, you know, had more nekkid folks...

Meanwhile, in--OH MY GOD WHAT THE CHRIST IS THIS EVIL WITCHCRAFT SHIT KILL IT

https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1016854099986403328

Your Daily Greenwald, "Public Relations Junket" Edition:

https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/1015337089355976705

CONFESS!! Which wiseguy DUer is this on Twitter?

https://twitter.com/OregonJOBS2/status/1013936825893732352

I don't even know where to start with this...

https://twitter.com/vagina_museum/status/1013885653170434052

And whatever became of DU's official rap artist Chuggo?

https://twitter.com/CarmanTse/status/1002690856732639232

https://twitter.com/KateKnibbs/status/952959870038433794

https://twitter.com/walkmasterflex/status/953715611728863232

https://twitter.com/anxietyissue/status/953015391105748992

https://twitter.com/ledrapeaurouge/status/953104084860657665

https://twitter.com/gapingmaws/status/976703792791011329

In case you haven't been keeping up with Ron Paul lately...

https://twitter.com/PatBlanchfield/status/1013808908027219968

I'm old enough to remember endless debates on DU about why Paul wasn't racist and why he was the candidate to vote for in '08... (Yes, I remember damn near everything grudge-related)
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