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Ah, the #EuropeanParliamentElection knocks at the door! Let’s see who is #campaigning for what…In #Italy, a #rightwingcoalition calls for a #guaranteedincome, #largerpensions, and resistance to the heavy-handed #austerityprograms enforced by the #EuropeanUnion.
In #France, some #rightwinggroups champion #fight against #climatechange, decry #exploitation of #foreignworkers, growing #economicinequality. What about the #centerright and #centerleft parties? #Polls show they will lose their #majority, and the Euroskeptics bag 30+% of seats.
However, #Euroskeptic, like #populist, is a term that obscures more than it reveals. #Spain’s leftist #Podemos isn’t likely to break bread with #Italy’s rightist #NorthernLeague-#M5S, but both are considered #Euroskeptic. Some are really #wolves but wear #sheepskins.
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OK, I can't help it. @DineshDSouza is usually getting up in modern historians territory, be it garbage about Nazis, the Holocaust, or the Democratic Party... but he also talks about the #crusades, which is my wheelhouse. So I can't not, right?
Here’s the video—it’s from him talking at the “Young America’s Foundation,” I think at Liberty University? A couple years ago.
So the core of his argument is, I think, two fold—one, that Islam is bad: “The militaristic politicizes Islam that was there are the beginning—remember that Islam was a terrifying sight to behold from about the 7th century to about the 10th century” and then also that the...
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