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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
Number of posts: 9,283

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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The goal is to run out the clock



It is a feature not a bug.

Leon Festinger never met Dan Hannan but he summed him up anyway.

https://twitter.com/Otto_English/status/1440603673478909953
"A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point."

Leon Festinger never met Dan Hannan but he summed him up anyway.

How very dare America disagree with Dan Hannan 👀
It is embarrassing, could Dan 'wrong about everything' Hannan have any more front? Global Britain smh.

Oh, AND...

Biden pours cold water on prospect of early US/UK trade deal
US president Joe Biden has poured cold water on the prospect of a free trade agreement with the UK as he met Boris Johnson for talks in the White House.

Sitting alongside the prime minister, Mr Biden said that the pair would talk about trade “a little bit” and said that the issue would have to be “worked through”.

[link:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/joe-biden-johnson-trade-deal-b1924480.html|]
Emphasis mine

Brexit sunny uplands must surely be just around the corner?!?! Easiest trade deal in history he said. Front of the queue he said...

The Trump campaign memo proves the insurrection was already underway BEFORE JAN. 6

But knowing that Trump was well aware he’d lost even as he was wailing about fraud is one thing. Proving it is another. And now it looks like we have that proof. That memo was released as part of a legal filing by Eric Coomer, the former Dominion employee who is suing the Trump campaign, Giuliani, Powell and several elements of the right-wing noise machine for defamation. It cannot be stated enough folks—news reports are one thing. Legal filings are another. This amounts to DNA-level evidence that the Trump campaign damned well knew that it had lost even as it was wailing, kicking and screaming about fraud.

When I saw this alert hit my phone earlier this afternoon, it was all I could do to keep from screaming out loud what I was thinking at that very moment—“You evil sonofabitch!” Think about it, folks. The president of the United States damned well knew he’d lost, damned well knew that the lies he was spreading were causing Coomer and other innocent third parties to be harassed, trolled, and threatened—AND DIDN’T DO A DAMN THING. Now we have hard proof of it. And that also proves that when that mob stormed the Capitol, the insurrection was already underway well before then.

[link:https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/9/21/2053629/-The-Trump-campaign-memo-proves-the-insurrection-was-already-underway-BEFORE-JAN-6|]
Emphasis mine

The wheels of justice are slow but they get in there in the end. Building blocks that will see them all ensnared. it just takes time.

Why does no-one want to work this shitty job?



Perfect. One good thing to come out of the Pandemic. Employers having to pay a living wage.
Add in for the UK that Brexit has seen an exodus of one million predominantly service workers...

Elementary school staffer protested vax mandate by wearing Blackface to portray herself as Rosa

Parks: report

A staff member at an elementary school in Newberg, Oregan has been suspended after she wore Blackface to class in an attempt to protest against her school's vaccination mandate.

Ryan Clarke, a reporter at the Newberg Graphic, explained that the teacher in question wore Blackface to try to portray herself as legendary civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who famously refused to obey racist laws that forced Black people to sit in the back of public busses.

Clarke noted that the vaccine mandate in schools extends to both teachers and staff members, although "staff can seek exemptions but those are granted in very rare circumstances (medical, religious)."

A statement posted by Newberg Public Schools condemned the staffer's actions and said that the staffer was placed on administrative leave following the incident.

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/anti-vaxxer-racism/|]
Emphasis mine

Because being denied equality is exactly the same thing as being asked to do what everyone else is being asked to do... 👀 Classic example of one thing that is not anything like the other thing. With a bucket load of racism thrown in, because of course it is. Peak First World White Privilege. Future generations will study this period of history and shake their heads at the pure and utter stupidity and hate filled hysteria of people like this. Rosa Parks? Seriously? Do one Karen...

People who say feminists want to "make men look bad" have it backwards.



Nailed it.


White nationalism and white supremacy is now a key ideology of the Republican Party



"It's white nationalist propaganda. It's the kind of thing that led to Hispanics being gunned down in El Paso. It led to Jews being massacred in a synagogue in Pittsburgh. It used to be backed by Trump alone. Now it's Elise Stefanik, who is supposed to be a moderate Republican. In 2016, she didn't show up to the RNC because she objected to Trump. Now she's pushing this nonsense. It tells you, sadly white supremacy is now a key ideology of the Republican Party. It's not white nationalist adjacent. It's part and parcel of the party's views. Number two, there are no moderate Republicans left. When it came to voting rights, Liz Cheney and [Adam] Kinzinger voted against voting rights. Where are the Republicans where the entire party is heading into the arms of neo-Nazis?"

Yep

Jumped the shark they have...

https://twitter.com/BylineTV/status/1439643928081412105
At yesterday’s anti-vax rally in London, people told us they wanted to see the Capitol insurrection happen in the UK.

Despite Facebook’s claim to have clamped down on disinformation, almost everyone said they still use it to organise. Some even have as many as 40,000 followers.


This. In. London.
'There's a global fucking agenda right now'
'We know this is a scam, we know that covid does not exist'
'The BBC has done a right proper job on you'
'So I will fight, fight, fight... whatever my ancestors had to do I will do to fight for freedom'
'We take to the streets, we take down the vaccine centres, and take down the town halls'

What is it with anti-vaxxers and the Holocaust?


Graphic mine
Photo from NY on Saturday - which fair play had more rock up than the J6 crowd.

Anti-Semite to a one. Anyone who chooses to diminish the horrors of the actual holocaust cause society is asking you to be responsible grown ups - anti-Semite. The only thing you should compare with the holocaust is the actual fucking holocaust. Anything else diminishes the holocaust and just another 'Jewish suffering is over the top' trope of the far right racist. Horrid people.

The great advantage of a culture war is that it's cheap.



Culture 'warriors' - or more accurately right-wing bigoted fuckers - two sides of the empire wanker coin across the oceans. I hate that it works.
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