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    Re: Trump, I hear you're a racist..............

    I hope not.
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    History doesn't repeat itself but it often rhymes, as Mark Twain (?) once observed. Anyway- as Salvini, Trump, Orban or Bolsonaro did, among others, nazism/ fascism marked some...
  2. Poll: Re: Israel elections April 2019. New elections announced for September.

    Fair enough: just let me rephrase that "Netanyahu wants to portray all Israeli Arab politicians as an existential threat".
    Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm merely asking:- although United Arab...
  3. Re: Is Monarchy inherently a part of British \ English identity?

    The UK is a country of traditions: the monarchy, the "Isle",not Europe, the White's club founded in 1693, still there and alive, the tea breaks, horse racings, the nostalgia for the old Imperial...
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    Re: Trump, I hear you're a racist..............

    Obviously racist, at his core Trump's ideology is racist.
    Let's face the harsh truth:the Republican Party refused to condemn Trump.The GOP is repositionanting itself as a racist, white nationalist...
  5. Poll: Re: Israel elections April 2019. New elections announced for September.

    Comparatively dull, yes. It seems to me that the American Republic (the Americans) is afraid of political chaos without two sempiternal "official" parties.
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    For Netanyahu, all Israeli Arab...
  6. Re: Is Monarchy inherently a part of British \ English identity?

    A subjective opinion, isn't it? I'm a republican (in an European sense: socialist,republican and secular). You know your country better than I do, or even better than any of us, but it seems to me...
  7. Re: National Education Association votes in favour of teaching ''White Fragility'', turns down ''increased student learning''

    Coerced, why coerced? its doesnt make sense.Much on the contrary, there is a huge difference between a liberal democracy and an authoritarian, autocratic or communist regime.
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    Ursula von der...
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    Poll: Re: Should criminal foreigners be deported?

    In the UK, under the Immigration Act 1971 sections 3(5) and 3(6), the UK Secretary of State has the power to make an order of deportation against a foreign criminal.
    In France, any undocumented...
  9. Re: Israel mosque find: Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old ruins in desert

    :laughter:
    It's about the media media coverage surrounding the Finsbury Park Mosque terror attack,isn't it?
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    I admire our anti Muslim brigade,always active and vigilant. The magic word...
  10. Re: National Education Association votes in favour of teaching ''White Fragility'', turns down ''increased student learning''

    Liberal democracies are better at providing people's needs than non-democracies: autocracies/illiberal, white supremacist/racist ideologies, and so on. Sadly, most countries are still are neither...
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    Re: Trump, I hear you're a racist..............

    The answer is no.Let's keep in mind that not a single House Republican voted to proceed to debate on the Democratic resolution condemning Trump's racist attacks.
    Only three condemned Trump's racist...
  12. Re: Israel mosque find: Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old ruins in desert

    I can see how upset you are.

    https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/sites/default/files/styles/680x453/public/articles/2019/07/18/doc769xlekkkr5eg20igjg_doc769wttk49gh1abyyjflv.jpg?itok=PysbbuXQ
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  13. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    And again,don't mix apples and oranges. Indeed, the earliest use of the name "Niger" for the river is by Leo Africanus.
    But by the second half of the 15th century, the term "Negro" was synonymous...
  14. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Do you agree with Trump? the racist is a national embarrassment in the United States. House to vote on resolution condemning Trump's racist tweets,


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    Nonsense.
    I don't blame the past....
  15. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    :laughter:
    Come on, there is also a tiny collection of Trump's dedicated black supporters.
    Salvini, the racist and opportunist demagogue, and the ""prima gli Italiani" -Italian first"... policies....
  16. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Don't take it personally, but populism exists and it seems characterized by a dominant discourse based on an identitarian rhetoric that expresses fear and rejection of foreigners (Orban, Salvoni,...
  17. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Well, I would say that tolerance of cultural differences and freedom of speech are complementary and indissociable.


    Something crossed my mind : Mussolini was a socialist initially. Well, from a...
  18. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Who knows, look at Hong Kong. Anyway, I have to say it doesn't bother me in the slightest...it's upon to them to decide what they think is appropriate.
    Just out of curiosity, what is your ...
  19. Re: Portland has fallen: the post-apocalyptic result of unchecked leftism.

    :laughter:

    It's a West Side Story - rival gangs fighting for the same "territory".


    The Antifa Portland-Andy Ngo controversy, explained - Vox
  20. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Sorry to interrupt your obsessive (well, it's a daily dose, isn't it?) thoughts, but the author is not a liberal. As the non liberal racist (someone with a inferiority complex) says,


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  21. Re: Did the Romans know there were other lands such as in China, Russia, India, Mongolia, Southern Africa, etc?

    I don't know exactly, but the mystical interpretation of some encounters is questionable.The Periplus is a Greek description. For instance, the word Gorillai appears nowhere else in Greek...
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    Re: The U.S. will never be a white country again

    ...and now the best line in Casablanca "may be not today, may be not tomorrow, but some day..." ;)
    Look ,Basil, some would say (eg. Desmond Morris) that tribalism is football's most distinctive...
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    Re: The U.S. will never be a white country again

    ...Give it time, Basil, and there will be neither East or West, border, nor breed, nor birth when we transcend biology. This is slight misquotation of a line from Kipling's poem,
    "...There will be...
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    Re: Brazil: Leaked Documents about Car Wash

    Bolsonaro, I presume. Wilderness to wildest dreams: the remarkable rise of Bolsonaro's Social Liberal Party in Brazil
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    Re: Brazil: Leaked Documents about Car Wash

    Bolsonaro hates everything that is left, and thinks they should be eliminated (I wonder how many of you agree with him?...)
    Nowadays, Brazilians don't give much credit to democratic institutions. No...
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    Re: Brazil: Leaked Documents about Car Wash

    No, it's not.Canada is the 9 least corrupt nation out of 175 countries, according to the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International


    No, political freedoms are not...
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    Re: Brazil: Leaked Documents about Car Wash

    In Major "Blow" To Bolsonaro, 39 Kilos Of Coke Seized On Brazil's Presidential Plane



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    Well, it's not so young. Brazil’s first democratic form of government came in 1889,...
  28. Re: What were the reasons why the Romans decided not venture on conquering all the lands that today are in Germany?

    Because they couldn't. Vietnam rings a bell? in the end, the Romans were ultimately overrun by the Germanic tribes. In doubt ask the Germanic volkerwanderung, the predatory migration of the third...
  29. Re: ''Diversity'' and ''Inclusion'' in the UK: the rise of the Racist White Liberals

    Let's talk about the white guilt. Almost paradoxically, white guilt has many colors,
    Lisbon museum plan stirs debate over Portugal's ... - The Guardian

    Blacks, I guess they never experienced...
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    Re: Political Cartoons

    There is a Godwin law's and now we have a Basil's law.
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    Indeed.
    Well, je ne suis pas New York Times. For those who have read the book from Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose: Jorge de...
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    Re: Brazil: Leaked Documents about Car Wash

    The Intercept showed us how lawfare and political justice -expression used by Kirchheimer to describe the use of legal procedure for political ends- became political weapons.
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    Political Cartoons

    Political Cartoons, public debate.

    As you should know by now, The New York Times is dropping its political cartoons. The Guardian reacts-The New York Times political cartoon ban is a sinister and...
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    Re: Effects of Colonialism on Africa

    So Basil, colonialism was great, colonialism is good,and diversity is good...when you are in charge.
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    Re: The U.S. will never be a white country again

    Basil sees their/any multicultural melting pot in a negative light, and I don't agree with him. Transfusions of blood and culture across the Atlantic ocean made America great (not Trump's racism)....
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    Re: The U.S. will never be a white country again

    Delete.
  36. Re: ''Diversity'' and ''Inclusion'' in the UK: the rise of the Racist White Liberals

    No, this is offtopic.As a side note, breastfeeding is better.
  37. Re: German Jews warned against wearing kippah in public.

    ...uh...Good try.I Are you islamophobe, sumskilz? all right, don't bother answering that question, there is no need to embarrass yourself.


    I have already said many times, I support israel's...
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    Re: The U.S. will never be a white country again

    The most powerful country in the world is multiethnic.The British society, like most western European societies is de facto multiethnic.In one comparison of 55 nations on the average subjective...
  39. Re: John Cleese: London doesn't feel like an English city anymore. Legitimate to prefer some cultures over others

    Brown, Basil? why brown?
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    Re: Brazil: Leaked Documents about Car Wash

    Lula left the office in 2011 with an 87% approval rating.Even after his imprisonment, Lula lead in every major election poll until he was barred from the electoral race.

    Brazil court dodges...
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