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Politics and its Discontents: Democracy In Crisis

This is a clearer and more succinct explication of the rise of dangerous right-wing politics than I think I have ever heard.

Don't let Trump fool you: rightwing populism is the new normal

It might be tempting to view the political success of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as something uniquely American. But, argues Gary Younge, rightwing populism and scapegoating of society’s vulnerable is cropping up all across the west. This is what happens when big business has more power than governments

Posted by The Guardian on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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Politics and its Discontents: When The Crazed Are Given Airtime

…. the results aren’t pretty.If you have the stomach, you can watch a brief video of Susan DeLemus expressing her fealty to Donald Trump by clicking here.Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: When The Crazed Are Given Airtime

Politics and its Discontents: WildRose Revisited

The other day I wrote a post about the Wildrose Party’s retraction of its definitive equal rights clause that covered almost every conceivable individual. Although leader Danielle Smith had enthused the day before about its inclusiveness, when party delegates voted it down, she quickly changed her tune, saying that the more generic substitute was . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: WildRose Revisited

Politics and its Discontents: Perhaps They Forgot (In)Alien(able) Rights?

The Edmonton Journal reports the following story about the Wildrose Party: Wildrose members on Saturday voted down a “definitive statement” on equality rights, one day after leader Danielle Smith trumpeted the motion that had been adopted by the party last year.

Perhaps its specificity offended some of the party’s ‘less progressive’ members? Delegates at the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Perhaps They Forgot (In)Alien(able) Rights?

Left Over: Should We Pillory Hillary?

Hillary Clinton must reject the stigma that abortion should be legal but ‘rare’

Agreeing with anti-choice activists on even that single word hurts women and the cause of reproductive rights

Jessica Valenti theguardian.com, Wednesday 9 July 2014

 

Although this article is referring to our neighbors to the South and the possible next Prez, and . . . → Read More: Left Over: Should We Pillory Hillary?

Dead Wild Roses: The Very Specific Right Wing Meaning of Choice

Ouch. :>

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Choice, Comic, Humour, Right Wing Politics

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Dead Wild Roses: The Very Specific Right Wing Meaning of Choice

Ouch. :>

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Choice, Comic, Humour, Right Wing Politics

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The Ranting Canadian: I downloaded this image from Facebook, so thanks to the person…

I downloaded this image from Facebook, so thanks to the person who created it. To anyone not familiar with the skinhead subculture (other than the racist, far right fringe that the sensationalist media presents as representative of the entire subcultur… . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: I downloaded this image from Facebook, so thanks to the person…