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Trump drops support for enhanced background checks two weeks after mass shootings

Also, is it any surprise that he backed down from this? He goes balls-to-the-wall for what he “believes in” but when it comes to doing anything that his base and the Republicans are in favor of, then he just caves instantly. The NRA is too big of a donor to allow this to happen, and Trump has bowed down to that. Of course, he said he was in favor of the background checks, said a bunch of people on both sides were for it, and that was enough to placate some people. But, he waits to quietly drop things hoping people have forgotten about them (or rather that he’s distracted them with some other emergency). This is why press is important, to hold these assholes (on both sides) accountable.

And, overall, we all know he’s spineless, and this just reiterates it. Instead of draining the swamp, he’s just wading deeper into it.

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No, Confederate Monuments Don’t Preserve History. They Manipulate It

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I’ve posted this before and I will just post it again:

Unreal. Some of you, I see, are students of “The Lost Cause” southern education. Because if you believe what you just said your history teacher really whitewashed the Civil War for you.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy were founded in 1894. Their mission was to “preserve culture.” Social and political clout to rewrite history. They plastered monuments for confederate soldiers all around the south. If you see one anywhere in the south today is is about 95% likely it was due in some part to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Their entire mission was to have folks believe that:

  1. Confederate fight was heroic.

  2. Enslaved people were happy and were even treated well.

  3. Slavery was not the root cause of the war.

Before we delve deeper it is crucially important to understand that the vast majority of confederate monuments in the south put up by UDC monuments were created well after the Civil War as most civil war veterans were or had already died. You are welcome to do your own research on this, but you will find that almost all of them were commissioned 30+ years after and the majority of them even longer than that.

Confederate fight was heroic”. First let’s get some irrefutable facts out of the way which alone prove that the confederate fight was not a heroic one but rather about power and controlling the country as a whole:

  • Prior to the 1850s the federal government was controlled by the south.

  • They, since they controlled the government, were the ones who refused to sign any mutual search treaties with the british which enabled slavers to move freely between Africa and America even though the slave trade had been outlawed.

  • After America formally outlawed slave trading it was only still prevalent in the south. Look up the stories of the Wanderer, Echo (Putnim) and Clotilda ships.

  • The south was so invested in keeping power they even at one point wanted to take over Cuba to gain two states and 4 more senators because they foresaw losing the senate to the Republican north in the near future.

Enslaved people were happy and were even treated well.

That entire notion is based around a writing in the Charleston Mercury at the time that folks have treated as though it was written by slaves themselves. It was not–obviously. The Mercury had a single writer and editor who was Henry L. Pinckney. A politician who was a nullifier. Do you know what the nullifier party stood for? Let me tell you.

The Nullifier Party was a states’ rights, pro-slavery party that supported the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, holding that states could nullify federal laws within their borders and that slavery should remain legal.

It almost seems as though there is a conflict of interest here. A pro-slave trade nullifier writes an article about how well slaves are treated in a paper that he is the owner and soul writer/editor of? Would that fly today? Hell to the no it wouldn’t. Not only that, but when slaves were brought to America they were often dropped off in Cuba then taken to Fort Sumter.

The slave handler there wrote about how weak the slaves were upon arrival from the brutal mistreatment they endured when they were kidnapped and taken to this country. There are documented writings the the Putnim and Clotilda ships literally smelled like death upon arrival to port. They would have 400+folks on board at departure and have 150-200 on arrival. The rest were thrown overboard.

Slavery was not the root cause of the war.

This doesn’t even need citations to prove that it is absolutely nonsense. Saying slavery didn’t cause the civil war is like saying that getting shot with a gun doesn’t kill you–bloodloss and trauma kills you. It is comically stupid. America was built on slaves both North and South. But the North eventually tried to put an end to it with the rest of the civilized world at that time. The South were the only part of the nation who tried to nullify federal laws and continued to secretly enable slave trade for decades after the nation had agreed to stop it.

The south wanted to keep control of the federal government so they did not have to change their way of life which was dirt cheap labor at the hands of enslaved people. That is irrefutable fact. So you and others can say that slavery wasn’t the root cause of the civil war all you like. While they succeeded over not wanting a bunch of yankees telling them what to do it absolutely correct. What the yankees were telling them to stop doing was owning god damn slaves.

The Lost Cause” education that The United Daughters of the Confederacy have tried to peddle to anyone who would listen is bullshit from top to bottom. They can try to say they are the party of Lincoln and freeing slaves all they like, but at the end of the day they are full of shit and so is “The Lost Cause” If you take America and split it between north and south. The south has 100/100 times been part of the country that was infested with racism to a much greater level than the rest of the nation. That is still true to this damn day. So you can remove Democrat and Republican from the equation. The south are and always have been racist. No amount of retro history is going to make that fact go away so you might as well stop trying to spew that trash.

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Bernie takes his revolution to the streets | He’s enlisting his massive volunteer base to pressure companies to change their labor practices — and joining several protests himself

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Fun fact: Albert Einstein was also a labor leader. A charter member of the American Federation of Teachers Local 522, he said it was “urgently necessary” for workers to unite, not only for their own good but the good of society.

And like Bernie, Albert Einstein was also a socialist, who warned against “an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society”.

As the Nazis began to rise in power, Einstein signed on to the “Urgent Appeal for Unity”, which called on German social democrats and communists to put aside their differences to “ensure that no sloth of nature or cowardice of heart allow us to sink into barbarism!”

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Bernie takes his revolution to the streets | He’s enlisting his massive volunteer base to pressure companies to change their labor practices — and joining several protests himself

Westlake Legal Group lKt2QVfEJOu3Pi3ShhLhEHvnXOh9M8MamLzU9a-_zAA Bernie takes his revolution to the streets | He's enlisting his massive volunteer base to pressure companies to change their labor practices — and joining several protests himself r/politics

Fun fact: Albert Einstein was also a labor leader. A charter member of the American Federation of Teachers Local 522, he said it was “urgently necessary” for workers to unite, not only for their own good but the good of society.

And like Bernie, Albert Einstein was also a socialist, who warned against “an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society”.

As the Nazis began to rise in power, Einstein signed on to the “Urgent Appeal for Unity”, which called on German social democrats and communists to put aside their differences to “ensure that no sloth of nature or cowardice of heart allow us to sink into barbarism!”

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Bernie takes his revolution to the streets | He’s enlisting his massive volunteer base to pressure companies to change their labor practices — and joining several protests himself

Westlake Legal Group lKt2QVfEJOu3Pi3ShhLhEHvnXOh9M8MamLzU9a-_zAA Bernie takes his revolution to the streets | He's enlisting his massive volunteer base to pressure companies to change their labor practices — and joining several protests himself r/politics

Fun fact: Albert Einstein was also a labor leader. A charter member of the American Federation of Teachers Local 522, he said it was “urgently necessary” for workers to unite, not only for their own good but the good of society.

And like Bernie, Albert Einstein was also a socialist, who warned against “an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society”.

As the Nazis began to rise in power, Einstein signed on to the “Urgent Appeal for Unity”, which called on German social democrats and communists to put aside their differences to “ensure that no sloth of nature or cowardice of heart allow us to sink into barbarism!”

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Obama Repeatedly Tried to Get Biden Not to Run for President

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It would be hard not to run when smart people are showing you polls where you beat the current President.

It would be hard not to run when you feel like you should have run last time, but didn’t, and we got Trump.

Biden’s not my guy by a long shot, he has no inspiration, no big plans, no great ideas, but he might be a good “ok everybody let’s calm the fuck down for 4 years” President if he happens to win.

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Lost someone to Fox News? Science says they may be addicted to anger

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Ocasio-Cortez Says She Won’t Go To Israel Until Omar, Tlaib Are Allowed Too

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Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture Tells Joke About Whining Farmers To Room Full of Farmers, Gets Boo’d

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For some I feel sorry. Like this farmer

This aired a while back over here in the Netherlands, while he is a Democrat himself, he has a hard time keeping his business running due to people receiving less H2A visa’s. Opening is in Dutch, rest in English, apart from occasional narration. I really liked that 6 part series. Worth the watch, If only for farmer John…such a lovely man and so good for his Mexican workers. Made me smile.

PS, since I live in the EU…when he placed tariffs on our products, we tried to minimize the damage for US citizens who didn’t vote for Trump

The European Union’s robust retaliatory tariffs came into force Friday on $3.2 billion of U.S. goods designed specifically to inflict pain on Donald Trump’s political base in the American heartland.

Harley Davidson motorbikes, orange juice and bourbon whiskey, as well as cranberries, peanut butter and playing cards are now subject to a tax by the world’s largest trading bloc — a reaction to the levies imposed earlier this month by Trump on steel and aluminum imports from Europe.

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Proud Boys, Outnumbered By Anti-fascists, Get Police Escort After 30-Minute Rally

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The thing with this current neo-fascist (these guys are neo-fascists) movement is not that they want to defeat the left via street brawls or violence, but they want to defeat the left by using the institutions of Liberalism—police, media, government, etc.—against itself.

It’s why they always get permits for their protests and generally attempt to be friendly with police (so they can have video of them being escorted by police to use as propaganda). It’s why they drape themselves in flags and other trappings of ‘Americanism’. And it’s why propagandists like Andy Ngo deliberately misrepresent footage of events in order to trick legitimate journalists into reporting their propaganda as truth.

One of the inherent flaws of Liberalism is that it is very vulnerable to this type of ‘fifth column’ type movement. Jake Tapper signal boosting Ngo and criticizing ‘antifa’ are perfect examples.

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