DrALJONES, to random
@DrALJONES@mastodon.social avatar

Analysis

"The Conservative War on Democracy Was Over 200 Years in the Making"

"How the US political system was created to restrain democracy, not protect it.

"The founders essentially placed a ticking time bomb at the heart of our political system—and this could be the year it explodes."

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2024/04/minority-rule-video-democracy-ari-berman-founding-fathers/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter-04-12-2024

Also see Nancy MacLean's Democracy in chains
A talk of hers begins ~10 mins in:
https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/scholar-to-scholar-talk-nancy-maclean-pre-history-likely-sequels-of-insurrection-us-capitol/

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DrALJONES, to Germany
@DrALJONES@mastodon.social avatar

Speech by Yanis Varoufakis After German Police Raid Palestine Congress

"You want to silence us. To ban us. To demonize us. To accuse us. You, therefore, leave us with no choice but to meet your accusations with our accusation."

Varoufakis re the German political establishment—including the Greens.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/varoufakis-palestine-congress?utm_source=Common+Dreams&utm_campaign=c86ad6f0e1-Top+News%3A+Fri.+4%2F12%2F24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-37878a46b5-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D

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socialjusticewarlock, to Germany
@socialjusticewarlock@mastodon.social avatar

Germany going back to its fascist roots. It's the problem with colonialism and white supremacy, that it will always be genocidal no matter how much you try to rebrand and polish the turd of settler colonialism.

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meganL, to eattherich
@meganL@mas.to avatar

Rich folks undermine democracries, then have their pick of wherever they want to flee to because their accomplices in other nations believe hooey about the virtue of rich people.

https://www.cnbc.com/2024/04/10/rich-americans-get-second-passports-citing-risk-of-instability.html #EatTheRich #Fascism

jeaton, to random
@jeaton@pnw.zone avatar

The Seattle Times excels at writing articles about #fascism without mentioning the word.
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/trumps-immigration-plan-is-wa-ready-for-mass-sweeps-with-state-troops/

JoshuaHolland, to Florida
@JoshuaHolland@mastodon.social avatar
makkhorn, to news
@makkhorn@c.im avatar

HOW FEAR WORKS
Fascist Playbook, Lesson 1

"Dr. Lee… uses violent language as overcompensation for feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness.

"And in doing so, “[Trump] is bringing down the public discourse to a level of and intimidation.

"If the population is fearful enough, they will look for a strong parental figure instead of an intelligent, capable leader.”


https://www.dworkinsubstack.com/p/top-psychiatrist-sends-apocalyptic

Shivviness, to random
@Shivviness@mastodon.social avatar

I keep thinking of this quote with regard to some of the main players on the international stage presently, politicians and oligarchs alike

DrALJONES, to random
@DrALJONES@mastodon.social avatar

Analysis

"The Conservative War on Democracy Was Over 200 Years in the Making"

"How the US political system was created to restrain democracy, not protect it.

"The founders essentially placed a ticking time bomb at the heart of our political system—and this could be the year it explodes."

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2024/04/minority-rule-video-democracy-ari-berman-founding-fathers/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter-04-12-2024

Also see Nancy MacLean's Democracy in chains
A talk of hers begins ~10 mins in:
https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/scholar-to-scholar-talk-nancy-maclean-pre-history-likely-sequels-of-insurrection-us-capitol/

..

DrALJONES, to Germany
@DrALJONES@mastodon.social avatar

Speech by Yanis Varoufakis After German Police Raid Palestine Congress

"You want to silence us. To ban us. To demonize us. To accuse us. You, therefore, leave us with no choice but to meet your accusations with our accusation."

Varoufakis re the German political establishment—including the Greens.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/varoufakis-palestine-congress?utm_source=Common+Dreams&utm_campaign=c86ad6f0e1-Top+News%3A+Fri.+4%2F12%2F24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-37878a46b5-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D

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messaroundmarx,
@messaroundmarx@zirk.us avatar

@DrALJONES
the gov. of is not only supporting the in by weaponizing , but also by silencing any voices protesting against within the country. The prolonged arm of a fascist regime is reaching to the German capital via the German . has arrived at the German heartland. Bright prospects for the future!

Jinjirrie, to Germany
@Jinjirrie@mastodon.social avatar

White supremacist , full accomplice with white supremacist , suppressing evidence of Israel's West-enabled criminality. https://aje.io/wn56df?update=2832984

plink, to Seattle
@plink@mastodon.online avatar

from Instagram page
standing.together.english
"We are a grassroots Jewish-Arab movement fighting for peace, equality and social justice in Israel/Palestine."

2 events on April 13 in
1 in on April 17
Speaker: Uri Weitman, an organizer for Standing Together.


@palestine
@israel

screenshot of Instagram page of Standing Together. Text reads: We are a grassroots Jewish-Arab movement fighting for peace, equality and social justice in Israel/Palestine.

textbook,
@textbook@social.tchncs.de avatar

@gwit

It's not , but and , which screw up social life up to .

@_abderrahmane_ @plink @palestine @israel

tangledwing, to politics
@tangledwing@ohai.social avatar

When a democratic republic has a shadow government run by a non elected demigod.

DrALJONES, to Germany
@DrALJONES@mastodon.social avatar

Speech by Yanis Varoufakis After German Police Raid Palestine Congress

"You want to silence us. To ban us. To demonize us. To accuse us. You, therefore, leave us with no choice but to meet your accusations with our accusation."

Varoufakis re the German political establishment—including the Greens.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/varoufakis-palestine-congress?utm_source=Common+Dreams&utm_campaign=c86ad6f0e1-Top+News%3A+Fri.+4%2F12%2F24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-37878a46b5-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D

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DrALJONES, to random
@DrALJONES@mastodon.social avatar

Analysis

"The Conservative War on Democracy Was Over 200 Years in the Making"

"How the US political system was created to restrain democracy, not protect it.

"The founders essentially placed a ticking time bomb at the heart of our political system—and this could be the year it explodes."

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2024/04/minority-rule-video-democracy-ari-berman-founding-fathers/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter-04-12-2024

Also see Nancy MacLean's Democracy in chains
A talk of hers begins ~10 mins in:
https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/scholar-to-scholar-talk-nancy-maclean-pre-history-likely-sequels-of-insurrection-us-capitol/

..

DavidBHimself, to Collapse

Your reading assignment of the day.

This is about the US, but the same is happening in Europe, Australia, even Japan, and probably more.

https://www.thegauntlet.news/p/liberals-joined-conservatives-to

Wen, to random
@Wen@mastodon.scot avatar

Tory candidate for London mayor has Trumpian attitude to climate, says Khan

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2024/apr/12/sadiq-khan-susan-hall-trumpian-solar-panels-school-roofs-london

The Tory candidate for Mayor is an outright fascist and xenophobe (they often come in pairs I understand). Surely she was selected as a bard joke - after all they got away with the oaf as mayor before….

_ohcoco_, to random
@_ohcoco_@mastodon.social avatar
JoshuaHolland, to random
@JoshuaHolland@mastodon.social avatar

This is so, so bad. Pundits focus so little attention on what people should really be worried about.

https://www.wired.com/story/election-officials-threats-disinformation/

Susan_Larson_TN, to Florida
@Susan_Larson_TN@mastodon.online avatar
JoshuaHolland, to random
@JoshuaHolland@mastodon.social avatar
Nonya_Bidniss, to ethelcain
@Nonya_Bidniss@mas.to avatar

I had a GYN checkup along with my annual physical. The nurse filling in forms asked me about history of births, stillbirths, miscarriages, abortions. I told her in this state of #Alabama I'd never tell a doctor if I'd ever had an abortion bc one day the state will come for all women's medical records & start attacking even old ladies like me. So I said the answer for your computer data is NO. I had several miscarriages and didn't even tell her that. #fascism #theocracy #abortion #VoteBlue

fiend_unpleasant, to random
@fiend_unpleasant@mastodon.social avatar

@mdylanbell @barney I will not be voting for either of them. I can not and will not vote for someone who materially supports a genocide. I know what genocide did to my people and I can't support that happening to anyone else.

barney,
@barney@mas.to avatar

@fiend_unpleasant @mdylanbell

Then you're explicitly confirming the impression that you conveyed.

You're saying, you don't care whether millions of American women may die in agony from easily treated pregnancy complications. You don't care if US soldiers round up ten million Latinos and send them to concentration camps. You don't care if Black people are allowed to vote in the US. Or if mere existence as an person is outlawed.

Neferure, to Russia
@Neferure@eldritch.cafe avatar

More evidence of Russia's descent into the bad old days of denouncing your neighbour:

Vladimir Putin's police now interrogating Russians for wearing yellow for ridiculous reason
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/vladimir-putins-police-now-interrogating-32551887

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