The votes we cast on 12 December will shape the answer to two questions of far-reaching importance.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/28/radical-left-power-election-uk-occupy-labour
The first is whether the new hard right can be beaten: whether our democracies can put a halt to the forces represented here by Boris Johnson, or around the world by Donald Trump, Matteo Salvini and Narendra Modi, to name just a few. If we cannot block these nationalist hardmen democratically, then they will deform democracy until it is unrecognisable and illegitimate.
The second big question is if the new left is yet capable of winning power. The generation radicalised by the banking crisis of 2008 – and which camped on Wall Street and outside St Paul’s cathedral, before marching against austerity and climate chaos – now provides much of the energy for Labour, the US Democratic party and the European left. Post-crash politics has gone mainstream; it is yet to be seen whether it can go into government.
(Betteridge's law of headlines applies to the subject posed above)
For some #Atheists the content covered by DarkMatter2525 is old-hat; hashtag . The video at the bottom is his, the video on the top was what made him want to do it.
Rediscovering Faith: My Journey Back To Christianity
Can Christianity Save Western Civilization?
Time travel Jump-links to specific concepts:
- Claim 1 - the world is getting worse because less #Jesus
- Claim 2 - Jesus stuff is best working model for #Earth
- Claim 3 - #Religion and Science are in harmony not in conflict
- Claim 4 - Religion is the best way to protect #HumanRights
- Claim 5 - #Countries that go #Secular will collapse
- Claim 6 - being #Religious makes you self-reliant/successful (never be on #Welfare or dependent on #Government)
- Claim 7 - Jesus-thinking, values #Family and hetero-normative roles
- Claim 8 - #Leftists / #Lefties / #Liberals embody #Evil and lead us to enslavement
- Claim 9 - Jesus is rubber (political) Left is glue bounced off me and stuck to you
- Claim 10 - #Globalism = #Satan, Jesus ≠ Bad, #Evangelism > #Satanism
- Claim 11 - Jesus (a #Conservative), protects against #Immigration of filthy #Immigrants and make you feel good about it
- Claim 12 - without religion we're all selfish, hedonistic, lying-murderer-rapist-theives
Note: if you pass through from here to the YouTUBE site, his expanded video description section has all the documentation backing up what he says in this one.
If you want the long-form version of his response video where he plays the content of the top video above as he responds to it, he did post it;
@Atheists in the open #Christian #Nationalism
As #Tucker #Carlson almost alone pointed out: the issue of white nationalism is a #politicallyMotivated charge and a hoax. And the #statistics—which you will never hear quoted by the #media, including on #Fox—confirm this.#White #nationalism is not a national #problem. It's a #hoax. The #facts don't back it up.
The #perception that #mass #shootings are a “white man’s problem” lingers around the country because white mass shooters tend to get more #publicity. And, the twisted young male who goes on a public shooting spree fits a certain kind of media #narrative. But when we actually study the mass shootings that took place in #2019, it’s clear that Patrick #Crusius and Connor #Betts are not the norm, but #aberrations.
Mass shooters have no particular #ideology. Crusius and Betts were opposites ideologically. (Though both cared deeply about the #environment.) Nor are mass shooters a white problem or a #black problem. Over the same #bloody weekend, William Patrick #Williams, who is #African-American, appeared in court after being #arrested by the #FBI for planning to #shoot up a #Texas hotel with an #AK-47 #rifle.
Looking at the data from the Mass Shooting Tracker, widely utilized by the media, as of this writing, of the 72 mass shooters, perpetrators in shootings that #killed or #wounded 4 or more people, whose race is known, 21 were white, 37 were black, 8 were Latino, and 6 were members of other groups.
51% of mass shooters in 2019 were black, 29% were white, and 11% were #Latino.
The [ #leftyLogic ] here, of course, is thus inescapable and follows directly on from the message of “ #TheHunt,” all the talk of putting #illegals in #Nazi-style #concentration #camps, and similar Nazi and white nationalist memes over the past two and half years:
The sooner those of us who qualify as “ #deplorables” understand that, the sooner we comprehend that there is no #compromise possible whatsoever with those #progressivists and #Leftists—the sooner we understand that the #self-appointed leaders of the Establishment “ #Conservative Movement” are not our #defenders but 5th Column #collaborationists, then, the sooner we come to the sobering realization that we hold our #destiny and the #future in our hands.
- President #Trump and the “deplorables” are Nazis or at least implicitly Nazi supporters (as well as “white nationalists”—there is no difference);
- #Nazis, of course, are the ultimate #evil and can only be dealt with by #extinguishing and #eliminating them;
- Therefore, Trump—but even more so, the “deplorables”—must be “dealt with,” and ALL methods are licit, from #shaming, #doxxing, in-your-face and #violent demonstrations, #banning on the #Internet (happening as we speak), #legal action and #lawsuits, and, yes, even to #physical violence. “Nazis” cannot be allowed in the new #globalist #America.
In footage reportedly shot in London last summer during a dinner with far-right European nationalists, Mr Bannon said Breitbart was in “tough financial shape” after seeing advertising revenues plummet "90 per cent".BY Tom Embury-Dennis - @tomemburyd - 6 days ago
He credited the slump to work done by campaign group Sleeping Giants, which pressures companies into cutting ties with media it deems to be racist or sexist.
Russia Today:People in parliament are the number one group that needs to learn what a #Jew is, and how to #spot them!
Shocked #Polish #lawmaker discovered that the #newsstand in the #nation’s #parliament offered a #newspaper with #instructions on how to #spot #Jews by #name and #face, and tackle their “disinformation activities.”
#Right-wing Polish-language weekly #TylkoPolska (Only Poland) ran a story with the headline ‘How to spot a Jew’. The purpose of the jarring article was to #teach #readers about the “
#names, anthropological #features, #expressions, #appearances, #character traits, #methods of operation” of #Jews, along with their “disinformation activities,” it said on the front page.
The text also read: “How can they be #defeated? This can’t go on any longer!” The front page contained a photo of Polish-born US historian #JanGross, whose works on #Polish compliance in the #Holocaust during the #Nazi occupation has made him a frequent target of the nation’s right-wingers.
The paper, published by a local #nationalist #politician, was openly sold at a newsstand located in the Polish parliament building, where it was discovered by lawmaker #MichalKaminski. “I consider it an absolute scandal that such obscene papers are sold here in the #Sejm [parliament], as if they were taken straight from the Nazi-era press,” he told reporters.
The incident sparked #outrage on #social-media and led critics to accuse the government of inaction against hate speech.
“What do politicians say now?” one person wrote. “Poland is a country free from #anti-Semitism? There are no nods to #racism and #nationalism?”
Another called the situation “a disgrace for the Polish parliament.”
The resolution came after Omar criticized politicians by using anti-Semitic tropes, prompting condemnation from several Jewish Democratic lawmakers and an apology from Omar last month.
-What about bigotry from Republicans, including President Donald Drumpf? And why were Democrats so focused on a woman of color, one of just two Muslims in Congress? Could the added scrutiny even put Omar in danger?_
"This is not a productive use of our time," a senior aide to a moderate House Democrat told CNN. "We need to change the subject and get back to the things we promised to do, which is infrastructure, health care, jobs."
No one is questioning the right of members of Congress and others to criticize Israeli policies. But Omar is crossing a line that should not be crossed in political discourse. Her remarks are not anti-Israel; they are anti-Semitic.
In embracing it, Omar is associating herself with calamities from the Spanish Inquisition to the Russian pogroms to the Holocaust. That’s not historical company that any American should want to keep.
Later, during my service as White House chief of staff in the Obama administration, I spoke out strongly against Netanyahu’s policy of expanding Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories. For my troubles, Netanyahu labeled me (along with presidential adviser David Axelrod) “self-hating Jews.”
While these activists justly denounce Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories beyond the Green Line, they don’t often acknowledge the toll the conflict has taken on Israelis—and they haven’t shown a willingness to call to account extremists on the Palestinian side, such as Hamas.Being afforded the space for criticism brings with it an obligation on the part of the critics to think about the impact of their words—and tweets. And critics of the critics should be called to task when their rhetoric crosses the line to Islamophobia and racism.