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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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The Primary is for Vetting... and some facts speak for themselves

In any other year that would disqualify him immediately, right? What about this year?

George Zimmerman announces lawsuit against Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265 million

According to the conservative Washington Times, reported that Zimmerman is accusing the Democrats of “maliciously defam[ing]” him by using the killing of Martin “as a pretext to demagogue and falsely brand Zimmerman as a white supremacist and racist to their millions of Twitter followers.”

“The obvious intent of Buttigieg and Warren’s Tweets is alleged race-baiting, in an attempt to draw African American votes during this Democrat presidential primary season,” Tea Party gadfly lawyer Larry Klayman said in a statement.

“Both defendants, Buttigieg and Warren, are alleged in the complaint to have acted with actual malice, as it is widely known that Zimmerman was acquitted of murder based on self-defense,” the statement said.

Emphasis mine

How on earth can they defame him with righteous truth????
Money grubbing Nazi really needs to fuck right off.

You know who else took control of the justice system?

Fuckers voted him in too, and their government voted for him to take extraordinary power away from all branches of the administration writ large. He didn’t need the army to take control, once the justice system is corrupted everything is possible. Then comes the military to knock down the doors of those who are fighting against a system of justice that is no longer just, because they work for the head of state after all.

Right now Trump does not need the army, he has exactly what he needs to force the authoritarian boundaries as much as wants, after all he has a senate majority that are just standing there and letting him destroy law and order, no push-back at all. It would not surprise me in the slightest if they decided to vote through a suspension of the election, cause…. something or other.

As Margaret Atwood wrote in the Handmaids Tale: “That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn't even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn't even an enemy you could put your finger on.”

It is almost like they are reading a how-to manual, or at the very least, someone is showing Trump 1930’s European history in a picture book.


I don't want to hear another word from you deplorable shitweasels about the constitution or the rule of law

Exactly this. Between that fucker McConnell talking about SCOTUS nominations in an election year, to Trump pardoning corrupt dicks left and right, to Barr literally destroying the justice system... to everything that is wrong with what the Republican party is doing to America, all of them need to either stop doing the wrong thing or sit the fuck down. Of course, none of these wankers would know the constitution if it jumped up and bit them on their lily white supremacist power hungry arses...

A Unique Awfulness...

Bill Barr Must Resign
The attorney general is working to destroy the integrity and independence of the Justice Department, in order to make Donald Trump a president who can operate above the law.

The fundamental problem is that he does not believe in the central tenet of our system of government—that no person is above the law. In chilling terms, Barr’s own words make clear his long-held belief in the need for a virtually autocratic executive who is not constrained by countervailing powers within our government under the constitutional system of checks and balances.

Indeed, given our national faith and trust in a rule of law no one can subvert, it is not too strong to say that Bill Barr is un-American. And now, from his perch as attorney general, he is in the midst of a root-and-branch attack on the core principles that have guided our justice system, and especially our Department of Justice, since the 1970s.

Emphasis mine

Without just justice - it is literally in the word - democracy cannot exist, it is impossible.

It is not so much an example as an instruction manual

But funnily enough Hitler used America as an example to aspire to...

“The racially pure and still unmixed German,” Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf, “has risen to become master of the American continent, and he will remain master as long as he does not fall victim to racial pollution.” The United States was “the one state,” Hitler wrote from prison, that sensibly refused immigration to “physically unhealthy elements, and simply excludes the immigration of certain races.” In his unpublished second book, Hitler again marveled at the racial hierarchy of the United States, with Nordics, English, and Germans at the top of their rightful dominion as the master race.



Same fucking fruit in the Trump era, speaking the same language with a slightly different accent.

This nice chap from Idaho REALLY can't support Trump...


Can I hear an Ah-men...

I loathe them

Everyday I watch the news, spend time on the interwebs, engage in political debate shows on the radio and my revulsion gets deeper and greater.

As a part of Generation X, I grew up in an era of relative stability. I know Maggie and Ronnie fucked with how we define community, and introduced a level of selfish ‘as long as I am alright jack’ governance that was just shit, particularly for left behind communities, but fucking hell, I never thought I would say this but I would take them back in heartbeat in comparison to what we have now. That is how bad it is.

As part of Generation X, in the UK, we had a social contract with the post Maggie world that (particularly in the Blair era) we would pay our dues and the government would invest in public services on our behalf. That in the longest period of peace in Europe (ever) we would play a significant part in consolidating those relationships. That as a progressive nation we would enact legislation that enabled everyone to be treated equally within the law and wider society- still a way to go but the intent was there.

We did what we needed to do, we engaged with the election process, we paid our taxes, we helped our communities, we were allies to and supporters of those who needed us. You get the gist. And what did we get for our troubles? Trump and Boris. They actively seek to dismantle everything we know and everything we were promised as engaged citizens in our countries – law, justice, fairness, equality and democracy – all grist to their far-right mill.

It cannot be allowed to stand.

You lucky sods get to fix the problem in November, we are stuck with our fucker for five years. This is not good for the nation’s wellbeing. I abhor them and everything they and their supporters stand for.

Rant off

It is who they have always been, they are just not pretending anymore....


The Paranoid Style is so very very Trumpian... the megalomaniac view of oneself as the Elect, wholly good, abominably persecuted, yet assured of ultimate triumph; the attribution of gigantic and demonic powers to the adversary; the refusal to accept the ineluctable limitations and imperfections of human existence, such as transience, dissention, conflict, fallibility whether intellectual or moral. . . systematized misinterpretations, always gross and often grotesque.” Frank Cohen


Prosecutorial animus or favouritism be like… “It is in this realm in which the prosecutor picks some person whom he dislikes or desires to embarrass or selects some group of unpopular persons and then looks for an offense, that the greatest danger of abuse of prosecuting power lies. It is here that law enforcement becomes personal, and the real crime becomes that of being unpopular with the predominant or governing group, being attached to the wrong political views, or being personally obnoxious to or in the way of the prosecutor himself. Robert Jackson


Totalitarian wannabees comparisons with the fascist model of leadership are far too close for comfort... “Hitler lied shamelessly about himself and about his enemies. He convinced millions of men and women that he cared for them deeply when, in fact, he would have willingly sacrificed them all. His murderous ambition, avowed racism, and utter immorality were given the thinnest mask, and yet millions of Germans were drawn to Hitler precisely because he seemed authentic. They screamed, “Sieg Heil” with happiness in their hearts, because they thought they were creating a better world.” Madeleine K. Albright


They hate the rule of law, they despise it because it attempts to limit the worst excesses of their destructive rule...‘’Under the Nazis, law was debased beyond recognition. It became a tool of hatred and viciousness — the very antithesis of everything normally connoted by the notion of law: justice, goodness, fairness, due process, protection of the individual against the excesses of government, even morality.’’ Harry Reicher

The desecration of the rule of law and the destroying of democracy is happening before our very eyes, although for the theocratic wankers that surround Trump and enable him to literally piss all over the constitution, this makes a perverse kind of sense, because a "Christian" nation under "God' would be, literally, a theocratic fascist dictatorship… as they send in BORTAC 'SWAT' (brown shirts) tooled up thugs to democratic cities across the nation, in yet another intimidatory salvo, this is who they have always been, they are just not pretending anymore….

2500 years later and we still haven't cracked it...

Presupposing the idea that the majority of the poor would not gift that power to the rich because of distortions of truth and power... heh
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