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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, 05:59 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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Male, pale and right wing stale ALWAYS try and make it about them...



They are soooooo used to having it actually being all about them for a millennia as they ruled the patriarchal roost of abuse for the rest of us, they still think it is all about them. Silly rabbits.

This is why we cannot have nice things

https://twitter.com/PoliticsForAlI/status/1414501837181489152
BREAKING: This is what Tory MP Natalie Elphicke sent to a Conservative MP’s group chat last night following the game


https://twitter.com/AyoCaesar/status/1414491225902796801
When the England team were being booed for a gesture of anti-racist solidarity, these two refused to defend them.

They don’t have the credibility to condemn racism now after helping to legitimise it in the first place.


https://twitter.com/markaustintv/status/1414475210250760197
Disgusting racial abuse of England players , yobs storming into Wembley and Leicester Sq trashed … why would football want to come home to this anyway?


When I saw the storming of Wembley yesterday, the shitty behaviour in Leicester Square, the vile racist abuse the young lads are being subjected too - no doubt by the same thugs who stormed Wembley because they think they own the England squad even as they boo them for taking a stand against racism. Well - lets say that that bunch of awful did not deserve to get a win. The squad did the country proud, but that the win went Italy... heh - nice things in ethno nationalist England are not a thing.

Harsh, but fair


@Coldwar_Steve

Truly this. Just need the fisher of men in there to get arrested for saving them from drowning in the channel...
I hate what these people are doing to our country, but more than this, the number of people passively or actively supporting this xenophobia, jingoism and racism is quite literally heart breaking.

Cruelty is the whole point with Piranha Patel and the 'very devout' Jacob “The bands of blighters bringing illegal entrants to Blighty will be broken up by this brilliant borders bill.” Rees-Mogg, what's the excuse for everyone else? Brexit Border Bollocks?



It not good enough.

Tucker Carlson calls jailed insurrectionists "political prisoners"

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): I mean, if you are holding people in solitary confinement in DC jails for non-violent crimes at some point they become political prisoners. I try not to use that phrase, you know you don't want to hype anything or sensationalize. But, at what point does it become a political prosecution?

[link:https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/tucker-carlson-calls-jailed-insurrectionists-political-prisoners|

It was always going to be a matter of time before they started this spin. Political Martyrs to the cause of freedom for the male pale and confederate stale in 3...2...1...

Pelosi don't play



You can see him sitting in his very large underpants, sweating orange, eating a hamberder and fuming! Bloody brilliant.

Let's (be) perfectly clear... Democrats do not want to de-fund the police...



Not only do they not know about it, they don't want to know about it.


Graphic mine

1960’s racist America looks genuinely like 2021’s racist America. White whiney racist privilege has not moved on at all. How is it possible as planet normal embraces the diversity and uniqueness of the 21st Century and works together to find a place of inclusivity and equality, the protest signs of the right-wing racist are effectively interchangeable generations apart? It is quite astounding and exactly why CRT is not only vital but scares the literal shit out of their rotten racist hearts...

The cacophony of horns tonight in central London are something else

Not into football at all. Did not watch the match. But I love the fact that this 'woke' team is being celebrated so loudly as they reach the final. Maybe they will wake up the brains of some of those fans who booed them. Probably not but you never know. And to just to disturb you all cause I can and it is not three lions....



LOLOL


MOOD





The England squad is built on immigration - yet our xenophobic government dares to cheer it on

But the wider irony is that the England team of 2021 is one that simply would not exist if Patel had been in charge of the Home Office a generation ago. After England’s historic 2-0 win over Germany at Wembley in the last-16 on 29 June, a viral social media post from the Migration Museum in London, accompanied by a poster campaign, sought to underline the impact of immigration on English football. It depicted England’s starting XI from the game, but with the names of all the players of foreign ancestry – with either a parent or grandparent born abroad – crossed out. Just three remained: the defenders Luke Shaw and John Stones, and the goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. All have had superb tournaments. Still, you suspect the three of them might have struggled to keep Germany at bay on their own.
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And yet at this juncture, with the country uniting around the success of Gareth Southgate’s side, with immigration returning to the political agenda, with the Windrush scandal still fresh in the mind, it feels right to expose the noxious double standard of populist demagogues like Patel as the shameless opportunism it is. On 6 July, the day before England’s semi-final against Denmark, the Home Secretary unveiled the Nationality and Borders Bill in parliament – the latest front in the government’s attempt to correlate migration with criminality, even as it embraces this immigrant England team with its polyvalent identity and abhorrence of racist dog-whistling.
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At a moment of surging ethno-nationalism, rampant nativism and widening cultural division, it feels more vital than ever to get across that message: to point out the incongruity of wrapping yourself in England team colours while spurning the values they represent.

[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/sport/2021/07/england-squad-built-immigration-yet-our-xenophobic-government-dares-cheer-it|]
Emphasis mine

I heard a really good analysis on this on the Bunker podcast today - about the powerful agency of this team - which will only get more powerful if they progress further in the competition and how the government wants to win that victory, but at the same time do not want to give this intelligent and compassionate group of young men any real voice. Heh. And that the government right now risks being told to sit down by the team, not in my name etc. We shall see.

Take the knee - Marxist
Rule Britannia - Patriotic
Footballs coming home - Keep quiet and stick to the game
Right wing racists trying to own the success of the team
All so very Brexit Britain. Hugely depressing and annoying in equal measure.
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