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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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Jewish Chronicle: 'The vast majority of British Jews consider Jeremy Corbyn an anti-Semite'



Yet, while we see all this, we also see an election being fought in which antisemitism in the Labour Party, inspired by its leader, is mentioned only occasionally as an afterthought. Brexit, austerity, the NHS, education and myriad other issues are, of course, vital. But how can the racist views of a party leader — and the deep fear he inspires among an ethnic minority — not be among the most fundamental of issues?

That is why we are seeking your attention. If this man is chosen as our next prime minister, the message will be stark: that our dismay that he could ever be elevated to a prominent role in British politics, and our fears of where that will lead, are irrelevant.

We will have to conclude that those fears and dismay count for nothing.

But we think you do care.

We believe that the overwhelming majority of British people abhor racism.We ask only that, when you cast your vote, you act on that.


[link:https://www.thejc.com/comment/leaders/to-all-our-fellow-british-citizens-1.491812|]

Ouch. That is going to burn. This will give some moderate voters for Labour pause for thought.
And they are not wrong, when any ethnic minority has 47 % thinking they will leave the country if he gets in, that must ring serious alarm bells for all of us who push for genuine equality in our country.

Humpty Trumpty likes a good bawl, Humpty Trumpty gonna have a big fall...

Trump has always used bully boy tactics to get his own way… bawling, suing and lying is the name of his game and has been since the he started in business. He thinks he can get away with anything because he has always been able to buy his way out of any shit he finds himself in. He thinks he is infallible because of this corrupt distortion of normal business practice and governance, and that is why he has fucked up so badly this time. In his arrogance – and because he is a simpleton - he did not even try to keep his extortion a secret, sending Giuliani (Mr Subtle Genius!) to try and dig up dirt, and debating this where career diplomats could hear him, tells us that he really places himself above the law and the constitution, and that will never end well for him.

He cannot buy, bully or sue his way out of the impeachment enquiry, however much he is trying to, and there will be a tipping point when the GOP will desert him. They may hang in there for a while yet, however they can read polls and they are a very self-serving bunch. There will be a tipping point as public support for Impeachment grows that will have the ‘kings’ men scampering away likes rats deserting a sinking shit, and Humpty Trumpty is gonna fall (off his 'build that wall' hehe). And if we are luckily Trumpism will shatter into pieces that can’t be put back together again.

(For those who do not know the rhyme..
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
)

Of COURSE he didn't, he is a grown up...

I sometimes think comparisons between Trump and Obama are not useful because of course President Obama would never have behaved the way Trump behaves because... well everything really, where would you start...comparing them on anything is not just apples and oranges but rocket ships and a horse and buggy.

However as we all miss the President and sometimes to be reminded of the good old days when a grown up was in charge is a good thing...
This...

Agreeing with Bill Kristol is not good for my mental well being, but...

... he is not wrong...

https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1192260136938672128

I’m struck by Trumpworld’s obsession with the whistleblower. Exposing him wouldn’t help Trump’s case a bit. But it’s clear that outing him would be really satisfying psychologically to Trumpsters. One forgets how central to Trumpism are petty vindictiveness and cowardly bullying.


Exactly this.

Buckle said, in his dogmatic way: “Men and women range themselves into three classes or orders of intelligence; you can tell the lowest class by their habit of always talking about persons; the next by the fact that their habit is always to converse about things; the highest by their preference for the discussion of ideas.”

Heh. Lowest class indeed...

I have a new idea for the UK within the EU

How about we have a referendum to exclude England from the UK? After all the English nationalist nasty think they can speak for us. The Celts need to take control. Kick the fascists out of the Union. They can have their no deal Brexit and we get to still be a union and in the EU. Huzzah

....holding his tantrum breath until Kentucky turned blue...



This Day in 2012

https://twitter.com/FXMC1957/status/1191997423939411969

6 November 2012. Democrat Barack Obama was re-elected as US President, defeating Republican candidate Mitt Romney.


Sigh...

The Trump Infallibility Doctrine: The president cannot fail--he can only be failed.


In keeping with American historical tradition, the boundaries of this true nation within a false nation lie along predictable racial, religious, and cultural lines. Under Trumpism, only white, conservative Christians can confer legitimacy on a government or a president. Those who are not members of that nation, or who have not purchased honorary membership through slavish hyperbole, have no right to question its legitimacy. And paradoxically, any Trumpist who substantively questions the president is branded a Never Trumper, and exiled from the true nation. Trumpists have moral obligations only to one another, the rest of the country—the rest of the world—be damned.

Those searching for the red line Trump can cross that will magically turn the Republican Party against him will be disappointed. As long as Trump maintains the support of the people the GOP has concluded are the only Americans who matter, they will sustain him, no matter how many crimes he commits, no matter how much of his corruption is exposed, and no matter how many catastrophes he arbitrarily creates overseas. This is the logic of Trumpist nationalism: permanent minority rule by those who have decided that they are the only real Americans.


[link:https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/republicans-believe-trump-infallible/601426/|]

Heh. If they burn with him who gives a shit. When the political realignment happens they will be out of power for a decade and hopefully justice will come knocking on their racist wanker doors.

They are simply a moral and ethical black hole...



Exactly this, the ballot box will judge them, as will history...

The Juxtaposition Between Trump and Stupid be like...



What a gift of stupidity..

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