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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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Black media was banned from Trump's Young Black Leadership Summit: report

Jason Johnson, political consultant and Politics Editor for the online news site The Root, said that despite the optics of Trump’s “Young Black Leadership Summit”, no black press was allowed into the event. He also had harsh words for the “self-loathing” audience.

“This is a testament to sort of overall authoritarianism and violence this president encourages. They blocked all black press from being able to come to the event,” Johnson said. “We were initially given passes to go to this event and then they took them back because they didn’t want anyone there who might possibly see the kind of violence this president was encouraging.”


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/black-media-was-banned-from-trumps-young-black-leadership-summit-report/|

Unsurprising. And the fact that they don't care that the optics look so bad tells us everything we need to know about the white supremacists running the US.

Trump rally goer explains why he thinks Obama and Hillary 'probably mailed bombs to themselves'

“You don’t think [Cesar Sayoc] actually sent the bombs?” a reporter asked.

“No, probably not,” Runyon said. “They probably had it done. They may have paid him to do it.”

“What would be the upside of that?” the reporter asked.

“Trying to bring people over to their side,” he said suggesting that they wanted to turn people against Trump.


https://twitter.com/11thHour/status/1055988302749163520

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/trump-supporter-obama-and-hillary-probably-mailed-bombs-to-themselves/|

When this level of delusion is the starting point, where the fuck do you go next?

Donald Trump's worst nightmare



[link:https://whatwouldjackdo.org/2018/10/25/donald-trumps-worst-nightmare/|

Hehe. Genius!

Pro-Trump Christian pastor: Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be shot for 'high treason'

Howard-Brown, who was one of the pastors who laid hands on Trump in the Oval Office last year, was interviewing right-wing pundit KrisAnne Hall when the subject of Bader’s views about the U.S. Constitution came up.

“If you hear Bader Ginsburg talk, she talks about the Constitution of America being terribly flawed,” Howard-Brown said in a video clip flagged by Right Wing Watch. “And that if [Ginsburg] were there to rewrite the Constitution, they would not use the U.S. Constitution has the model.”

Howard-Brown is referring to comments Ginsburg made back in 2012 where she said, “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a Constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa,” adding that she thought it was “a great piece of work that was done. Much more recent than the U.S. Constitution.”

Hall agreed, saying that Ginsburg shared the same view in regards to the Arab Spring when she allegedly posited that Egypt should look to countries other then the U.S. when rewriting their constitution.

“At that juncture, shouldn’t she have been removed from office?” Howard-Brown asked. “That was high treason!”

Hall replied that it was “clearly what we would classify constitutionally as bad behavior,” adding that she “should have been impeached immediately.”

After a slight pause, Howard-Brown said, “I’d have them shot.”


[link:http://deadstate.org/pro-trump-christian-pastor-ruth-bader-ginsburg-should-be-shot-for-high-treason/|

I listened to a really interesting documentary on radio 4 re evangelicals and Trump on the way into work this morning.... these people are not messing about. They are taking the access they have and running with it until they get the theocracy they desire....

Juxtaposing OLD and NEW



Hastings Castle
I really like the comparision between the ancient castle resting on a hill above a modern town.

MAGABOMBER



All on him - not that you would know it...



Power at all costs - even at the cost of truth and democracy is a scary place for a nation to be

What do Adolph and Donald have in common?



This

Today's Definition Of Irony



History is going to judge such Patriotic Priorities..



Heh. I have a feeling I know which side history will be on.

The Imposition of Democracy is an Oxymoron, So It Is.

Gotta love democracy, particularly at times when it feels pretty vulnerable.

In the west we have a pretty unshakable faith in the ‘goodness’ of democratic systems (unless of course you voted for Trump), to the point that we have destabilised regions of the world because of our leaders’ beliefs’ that democracy is not only the best structure with which to govern, but if only we can introduce it to the citizenry of other nations, they will embrace the core principles of democracy and be much better off for it.

There can be a logic to the argument of transporting democracy in certain instances. After all, surely if the citizenry of a country wishes for democratic governance do we not have a moral imperative to support them by intervening and imposing democracy in opposition to those that rule within a theocratic or totalitarian construct? We know that when people struggle against oppressive regimes they often lack the necessary tools to do so effectively, and aiding freedom fighters in these circumstances may not fit the definition of imposed democracy. After all, it cannot be called an imposition if the majority wants it, even when the leadership of the nation does not. Or can it? Rationally speaking if we impose a government on a nation, even if the people of that nation wish for democracy, it is not a government created by the people it governs, and therefore, surely, by the very definition of democracy it is an undemocratic system, and creates a mockery of the supposed moral imperative for intervention. Essentially the imposition of democracy is an oxymoron.

Democracy is a precious thing for those who live within that system. However, democracy cannot be developed over night. One cannot click one’s fingers and expect democracy to work where there is no history of democracy. Living in the oldest modern democracy on the planet I would not wish to live in any other system, however it is not the only system and who are we to tell other people’s that their form of government is not as good as democracy? That they SHOULD aspire to be democratic. While we may believe that self-determination is a core value for governance of our nations, why should this mean others should hold this value higher that the values under which they are currently governed? Values develop over time, sometimes centuries. Different values have different significance in different communities.

Fundamentally, even if democracy is objectively a more robust and free system of governance if people within a nation do not desire democracy they will not respect it. If they do not respect it, they will not respect the laws and if they do not respect the law how can the government maintain order. Indeed, we need not look any further than the death penalty handed down this weekend to see foreign-imposed democracies tend to slide back into authoritarian regimes. The imposition of democracy does not lead to democracy. It leads to destabilisation and undermines the very definition of democracy. Think Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya….
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