Again: cristal clear, mr Otiko. I wonder what legal means are available in the USA for registering, incriminating, prosecuting and sentencing of discrimination. (if this is easy to find on the internet, I will try to find the answers myself). Over here (NL) the first article of the Constitution is the foundation for all acts against discirmination. There is an anti-discrimination hotline/website, charges can be filed with the Anti-discrimination Service, the police or the Commission for Human Rights. The system is not yet foolproof, but there is some progression. Systemic institutional discrimination is now an issue in many agenda's of progressive and political parties. Too late, but we are learning.
Bulldogs should be prohibited anyhow: https://anybulldog.com/why-do-bulldogs-breathe-so-hard-and-how-to-help/
…ves “Patriots For American Canines” is claiming responsibility for the theft of Lady Gaga’s beloved French Bulldogs.
Just a diversion: I foresee all Americans will soon become an abduction target of 'Patriots for American bred Americans', because there is not one single American without European, Asian, African, Australian or (possibly) alien DNA. Even the Native Americans, who immigrated from Asia since 18.000 BC, are of African breed. We all are, by the way, if we go back 2.000.000 years.
The big problem is here, that American presidents have so much inadequately checked power that they can destroy millions of lives in the whole world by any decision without having to pay for the damage done or without being held responsible. This one was busy making American lives miserable, but contributed also to the misery of people all over the world. Not only his criminal neglect of covid, but his support for populists and dictators, his abortion of support of policies reducing the impact of climnate change, the termination of the anti-abortion program for underdeveloped countries in 2017, the clueless…
It is to millions nowadays because they suffer already
So this isn’t indicating crisis to you:
So this makes you shrug:
So those people aren’t effected yet, so no crisis:
So this is something to laugh about:
So every effort at getting to cooperation of nations against the devastating effect of human presence in the only livable ecology is only symbolic?
So nothing changed in the assembled knowledge since your aborted bachelor in 2002?
So some guy shouting ‘we could use some global warming, it’s freezing out here’ is a worthy and serious president of a country that views itself…
- Firstly, I read this and learned again:
-Secondly, because the matter is so complicated I limited myself to a few examples of similarities between your culture and mine (in both cases it is not exactly our culture but the culture we live in).
-Thirdly, there are many similarities between our countries in the attitude towards the bad sides of our history and coming to terms with the dire effects on the present situation. Not only our countries. All colonialist (and yes, mostly white) and/or warfaring countries struggle with their guesome past. The standard reflex is denial…
I understand your anger and impatience. I have ideas about the road but they willl not help you. Ideas are cheap, action is expensive.
Over here changes are going on. That same right wing prime minister said systemic racism is part of our culture and should end.
One other example: too late, but still: https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2020/12/rijksmuseum-reveals-details-of-ground-breaking-slavery-exhibition/
Only very recently the musuem staff has been made less white. The exposition is the result of cooperation between people of Caribbean, Indonesian and White Dutch offspring. Mindsets have to change.
Brilliant again, Jessica. You might add that the most dangerous combination is an autocratic political leader and conspiracy theories. One level higher: states that are built on it. When an autocrat becomes a believer and the shaman of a cult, freedom, truth, equality are damned. It looks like there is a law: insecurity and angst lead to seeking security in conspiracy theories, autocrat leaders corroborating those theories will be believed and supported. Consequences: truth, science, journalism and modern art will suffer attacks of the autocrats and be often prohibited. Examples: Trumpism, Chinese State communism, Russian cynism, Turkish islamism. Another consequence: autocrat billionaires will take over if democrat billionaires fail to support the pillars of democracy. Suspects well known.
THE DOOR OF THE AMERICAN FRIDGE
If there ever was a to do list* to stick on the door of the American fridge, it is the to do list of the Biden/Harris administration, that will kick off today. I posted this on purpose at 00.01 am of January 20, 2021. My dear American friends, this is the day of the dawning of hope. I will stick this bucket list on my fridge too, over here in Western Europe. The USA is not as great as a certain idiot and his accomplices tended to brag about, they actually made America less…
Patriot, (n): exceptionally angry, mostly white, often male person
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