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*precisely* why tories are *SO* desperate to create a cultural divide via #IllegalMigrationBill

Braverman *explicitly* dog whistled to far right & #PatrioticAlternative on #KGBNews

tories *WANT* the far right & fascists to scream:

"Immigrants are criminals & rapists"
watch & listen carefully to what Suella Braverman says here, whilst clearly, *VISIBLY* sat in front of her special "Red Box" to add weight & authority to what she is saying as the *Home Secretary*

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Corporate media has as its prime directive distribution of a maximally palatable “news product” to expand/maintain its financial/influence value.

Strategic use of euphemism such as “#CultureWar” minimizes, whitewashes and normalizes neofascism.
1/n @tzimmer_history Image
The spread of reactionary assaults by neofascists depends on normalization and permission by the majority. At present corporate Media is permissive / amplifying:
disinfo about CRT, book banning, assaults LGBTQ+ rights are all the same extremist movement but treated as if random
We are grateful to the voice of @jbouie who is highlighting the participation of media. Excellent piece today and hazards of framing “culture wars” as stunted analysis Image
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ICYMI over the holidays:

What happens to democracy if Trump goes to jail - and what if he doesn’t?

And: How the terms #CultureWars and #IdentityPolitics have been weaponized to delegitimize the claims and voices of traditionally marginalized groups.…
@LilyMasonPhD, @perrybaconjr, and I discuss the larger implications of the January 6 Committee’s decision to recommend prosecution: the potential pitfalls as well as the role of legal procedures in solving a political problem like Trumpism more generally (minute 2:45-29:00).
That sparked a rant about the “History will judge” fallacy: “History” is a never-ending struggle, an always-raging debate on the past. Don’t wait for it to deliver justice. That’s on us, now.  “History” is not coming to the rescue of American democracy (at the 29:00 minute mark).
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Why does Ukraine demand to cancel Russian culture and reconsider its value in the world?

#StandWithUkraine #CultureEd #CultureWars #RussiaUkraineWar Image
Before the large-scale Russian invasion, we in Ukraine studied Russian culture at school a lot, unjustifiably too much, sacrificing teaching hours for studying other (and our own) cultures. We still have too many streets in honour of Russian cultural figures.
Often we were ambassadors of Russian culture. Today, we demand to limit Russian culture for many reasons.

The war is the first.
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#Russia has invaded Sovereign #Ukraine.
Russia along with the big 5 gave Ukraine, #Belarus and #Kazakhstan explicit guarantee to respect their Sovereignty and territories as part of #Budapest memorandum in return for giving up their #nukes.
#Putin claimed that "promises" were made and broken regarding #NATO expansion?
Yet #Gorbachev has said many times that no such promise was given
Who should we believe?
The Ethno-nationalist?
Or the Nobel prize winner?
Russia breached this accord with its original 2014 invasion.
The actions of Russia in its pursuit of Crimea and making #Azov a russian lake have led to creating and supporting continued insurgency in eastern Ukraine.
The claim of Putin to be entering Ukraine as a #peacekeeper?
As a guardian of Russian speakers?
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1. There are no naturally gifted children. 2.#Math is #WhiteSupremacy 3. #DNAdoesntMatter 4.#whiteness is evil 5. Asians are white because of their high scores,(for academic admissions purposes. @jaketapper @MaxBoot @PostOpinions @CNNPolitics…
We went through this cycle late 50s-70s, lowering standards. By 1980, Harvard, Stanford returned to standards, @urichmond looked to lower theirs. Chem Dept faculty said, No, others are returning to standards! By our slowness we've avoided a grave mistake! #RVA @NBC12 @RTDNEWS
#Science learned how to bridge achievement gaps. Answer: Very hard work, summer STEM camps, remedial summer work as needed; summer research programs. @NIH @NSF both fund these. Young black female sci from rural NC who made 1st mRNA vax is an #NIH program alum. It was late 60s-70s
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/02/2021…
‘Mini psyches’ give insights into mysterious metal-rich near-Earth asteroids…

#NearEarthAsteroids #SpaceMining #metals
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Opening what I suspect will become a very long [Thread] on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (#PCSCBill) which, having been introduced last Tuesday, gets its #SecondReading *next* Tuesday - #precipitous, to say the least...
While it is all too often merely lip service, the Ministerial statement of #HumanRights compliance on the cover of this Bill 👇 is particularly #hypocritical, given its actual contents...
Many have been writing about the impact of this proposed legislation on lawful #protest, notably @IanDunt...…

...who, critically, picks up on the extraordinary #HenryVIII power @pritipatel is trying to grab.

(Let's hope THAT one gets struck quickly!)
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#CultureOfEncounter meet #CultureWarriors #Encounter. @Pontifex did not promote or endorse #samesexunions. First, it's important to encounter the Holy Father. His pastoral nature is obvious. I think he's responding to those who are wounded & on the margins. 1/13
The #CultureWars may have had their time and place, but they have resulted in a failure to treat people as human beings who need (deserve?) love and belonging. Mt. 28,19 is a clarion call to embrace the world, the "other", with the love of Christ. 2/13
If we do not bring that love to the most #marginalized, starting in our families and among our friends, we are failing as #Christians. #Conversion involves both the heart and the mind. 3/13
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1/ During the final session of the 2020 Religion News Association Annual Conference, I made this statement. What follows is my statement on the #abortion debate. #rna2020virtual Image
2/ Whoever builds the house sets parameters for possiblities within. Burned by gains of #CivilRights, seething from Supreme Court anti-segregation ruling (Bob Jones vs USA), southern White men constructed #abortion debate framework in 1983 as staging ground for cultural warfare.
3/ Pro-life vs Pro-choice is an inhuman frame, meant to draw battle lines, meant to set the stage for winners/losers. It is so last-century. And it is inaccurate. Those who built the pro-life frame have proven beyond a shadow of doubt, what they really cared about is white life.
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