Wednesday 7 November 2018

Tweets seen today

“If you can laugh in the face of adversity, you’re bulletproof!”

Worth noting too, I think, that the reason Scruton knows Viktor Orban is that Sir Roger spent many years helping dissidents behind the Iron Curtain, at no small risk to himself (while many of his academic colleagues sat snugly in their SCRs making excuses for the USSR).

Worst possible result for those hoping to deTrumpify the GOP. He won enough to avoid humiliation. 2 years of fighting with house Dems will further lock in his base.

One of many terrible things about national identity dissolving & being replaced by global ideological sectarianism: British people taking a keen and partisan interest in US politics, tweeting about the 'House' as if it should matter to us

Are the people of Yemen relieved that the Dems won the House? Does this mean the bombs will stop? Ops, it changes nothing for the genocide in Yemen. Nor the bombing of Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia......

First, exciting progressives Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams and Beto O’Rourke came up short, although they ran remarkably competitive races. (Abrams does have an outside shot at a runoff.) Democrats need to continue to expand the electorate

[Isn't this gerrymandering?]

1 comment:

  1. “An amendment to Florida’s constitution that would restore voting rights for felons passed Tuesday with the help of Jewish groups that campaigned for the measure.”

    “An increasing ethnic heterogeneity, as a result of immigration, has made it even more difficult for a political party or mass movement of bigotry to develop. The Census Bureau has just reported that about half of the American population will soon be non-White or non-European. And they will all be American citizens. We have tipped beyond the point where a Nazi-Aryan party will be able to prevail in this country.”

    – Earl Raab Jewish Community Relations Council

    “Trayvon's Death Is an Outrage, But ... Thanks to immigration, stronger laws and years of hard work, our poisonous biracial era is ending”

    Joe Klein, TIME

    “We can replace them ... Right now America is tearing itself apart as an embittered white conservative minority clings to power, terrified at being swamped by a new multiracial polyglot majority.”

    Michelle Goldberg, NYT

    “Arab migration has been the best thing that’s happened to Europe in the past 50 years. Arabs in Europe are a fact of life. It’s time we started to accept that there’s no way to block the migration of Chinese, Pakistanis or Arabs to Europe. … It’s true, Europe won’t be what it once was, but that’s a good thing.”

    Yigal Ben-Nun, Hareetz

    If you are a small group and you want to dominate a larger one you bring in third parties, get the government to force integration, bring the majority into a submissive relation morally and legally to the third parties, sell the third parties an aggreived version of history through the media you control, get them voting to dilute the voting power of the majority, Turn the country into a grab bag of different races and ethnicities. Divide and rule. It ain’t gerrymandering. It’s jewrymandering. And it’s a highly successful strategy.