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.@UKLabour's latest attempt to rebrand itself as "the true party of patriotism" troubles me: "When it comes to upholding British values, securing the future of our world-leading institutions, & the promise for the next generation, it’s the Labour party which puts BRITAIN FIRST!"
I understand why @UKLabour are attempting this, & while it IS possible to re-accent what #patriotism & #nationalism mean, imho, their recent efforts have all the nuance & focus of a drunk Boris Johnson & Nadine Dorries doing naked body popping at a wake.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/j…
"Our British values, which we hold dear & are known for around the world: diplomacy, rule of law, decency & integrity. Our country has ALWAYS led the way as a measured & decent example to the world!"

Including the centuries it spent murdering, colonizing, exploiting & looting?😬
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So Keir Starmer has written a piece in the right-wing non-dom billionaire-owned ex-employer of Boris Johnson, The Telegraph.

It's behind a paywall, so I reproduce the text below, & add my own two penn'orth on the contested concepts of #patriotism & #nationalism at the end.
"The #PlatinumJubilee is a chance to celebrate our extraordinary monarch and the values she represents

The Jubilee weekend isn’t just an opportunity for us to reflect on the 70 years since Her Majesty’s accession to the throne – although it will, of course, be that."
"And it isn’t simply a chance for a country wearied by the extraordinary circumstances of the past few years to let its hair down – although it is, of course, your patriotic duty to do just that."
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@snarkybunny2 “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.” - The Orange Cheeto, Jan 20th 2017

#MAGA #Resist #Racism #Patriotism
@snarkybunny2 Thanks for the discussion. You seem like a lovely, intelligent, and passionate young lady and I hope you use it to heal rather than divide. ❤️

Peace.
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Support Britain's veterans.🇬🇧

The UK Govt has ignored MPs' calls for an inquiry into our veterans' benefits system, which involves long waits, high rejection rates, low pay-outs & lengthy appeals, with many pushed into poverty, declining health & suicide.
mirror.co.uk/money/gobsmack…
The Government's attitude to our brave veterans is a national disgrace.🇬🇧

The “Great Tommy Sleep Out” was held in March, where participants braved the cold for one night in support of the approximately 6,000 military veterans experiencing homelessness.

rbli.co.uk/rbli-events/sl…
In 2018, then @UKLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledged to end the “scourge” of rough sleeping among armed forces veterans & called on Theresa May to officially register the number of homeless ex-servicemen & women.

independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
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#THREAD

The level of debate around the controversial issue of “free speech” following the announcement of Elon Musk's intention to buy @Twitter, just reinforces the importance of considered, well-informed, & intelligent opinions, backed up by historical & contemporary evidence.
'Free speech isn’t a norm, but a slogan: a label each of us applies to language & conventions we approve of. People complaining about threats to free speech sometimes don’t like the way new norms & voices are challenging their own.' - Fara Dabhoiwala.

theguardian.com/books/2020/dec…
This thread is edited from Fara Dabhoiwala's (@fdabhoi) review of the book 'The Free Speech Wars: How Did We Get Here and Why Does It Matter?', by Charlotte Lydia Riley, printed in the @Guardian in December 2020 (link above).

manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526151162/
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It's been two months since the start of #Russia's 3-day "special military operation."

Here are some of 🔑 things I've learnt abt 🇷🇺 militarism, particularly around youth militarisation & 🇷🇺's educative practices. (1/)
🇷🇺 has long used it's education system to shape the minds of its younger generation.
The youth is targeted specifically, as potential army recruits, & as those will take forward these military-patriotic discourses into the future. (2/)
Really imp to 🇷🇺 gov that they instil the youth with a particular worldview.
In Russia, this worldview is that their country is vulnerable to outside hostile neighbours.
There are several elements involved, but I cover 3. (3/)
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#Thread

I've written elsewhere about the highly contested & important concepts of #nationalism & #patriotism, which in Britain & many other countries, have been successfully appropriated & mobilised by the Right, leaving the Left stumped, floundering, & backed into a corner.
Nationalism is generally associated with jingoism, xenophobia & distasteful sense of the superiority of one's own country over others. But this isn't strictly what it means to a sizeable proportion of voters, who interpret it more as 'putting one's own country's interests first'.
Similarly, patriotism - the feeling of pride in, devotion to, attachment to, or even love for one's country - is often dismissed by the Left as at best unseemly, & at worst, racist.

Most discussion of nationalism & patriotism on the Left is without nuance & electorally suicidal.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/15/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/12/15/dai…
Well-Structured German Study Shows No Deaths among Healthy German Kids Ages 5 to 11 ⋆ Brownstone Institute

brownstone.org/articles/well-…

#MedicalStudy, #germany, #COVID19, #mortality, #children, #SchoolClosures
Fast superhighway through the Solar System discovered - Big Think

bigthink.com/hard-science/f…

#ArchesOfChaos, #SpaceTravel, #SolarSystem, ScientificDiscovery
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Be proud of who you are.

1/26
#activist
#socialist
#humanist
#environmentalist
Anyone who calls a socialist an enemy of ordinary people is an enemy of ordinary people – because socialism is precisely about protecting ordinary people.

Lie about that and what else will you lie about?

2/26
#activism
#socialism
#fairness
#kindness
Anyone who calls a socialist an enemy of the economy is an enemy of the economy – because any fool knows the economy's real enemies are those who strip away its assets and hoard away its wealth.

3/26
#activism
#activist
#economy
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#Patriotism is a healthy pride in your country that creates a desire to help other citizens.

#Nationalism is identification with one's own nation, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations, & is often inherently divisive.

theplayerstribune.com/posts/dear-eng…
Nationalism can be divisive because it highlights perceived differences between people, emphasizing an individual's identification with their own nation. When it submerges individual identity within a national one, it gives elites opportunities to manipulate & control the masses.
George Orwell distinguishes nationalism from patriotism which he defines as devotion to a particular place. More abstractly, nationalism is "power-hunger tempered by self-deception". For Orwell, the nationalist is more likely than not dominated by irrational negative impulses.
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#THREAD

In January, Gavin Williamson announced that our increasingly authoritarian Govt of philistines intends to cut University funding by 50% to performing & creative arts, media studies & archaeology, with further reductions sought in future years.

officeforstudents.org.uk/media/a3814453…
Unlike our corrupt Government of liars, bankers, lobbyists & charlatans, Britain's cultural, communication & creative industries are genuinely world beating, & among the fastest growing sectors of our struggling economy.

It makes *zero* economic sense.

So why are they doing it?
The importance of communications & media in the lives of British citizens has never been greater, with an epidemic of disinformation & misleading, deeply polarizing, & ideological #propaganda passed off as news - much of it emanating from Downing Street via the billionaire press.
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#Nationalist why it's not right?

#ArnabGoswamiExposed
is a nationalist. Is that right?

What about Sidbavan Brahmin Godse?
Is he a nationalist? Image
USA #CapitolRiot was performed by people who called themself as nationalists.

'Patriotism Is Last Refuge Of Scoundrel.' Just Look At United States And India
outlookindia.com/website/amp/op…
#Nationalism is a cruel epidemic of evil that is sweeping over the human world of the present age.

~Rabindranath #Tagore Image
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This is the steady stream of propaganda that's going to be hitting us daily, selling "deprogramming" and "re-education" as normal and reasonable, attempting to convince us that the Biden-Harris side is the good-guy side, admittedly 'backed by corporate billionaires'.
Understand that this same talking head is telling you the billionaire class, the media, and the Biden-Harris campaign (the DNC) are the good truth tellers while we're living an alternate reality, manipulated by the most sophisticated technology and propaganda... as opposed to???
It's disingenuous, but it will be effective for much of their target audience. He strains to seem reasonable, even while framing the situation as: You're either with us (Biden-Harris, DNC, anti-Trump), or you're psychotic, basically a Nazi, clinically paranoid, etc.
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You can feel the onslaught.

Had he criticised other contemporary religions the same way, he would possibly be killed rather than him succumbing to his disease.

Derozio is hailed as an epitome of instilling rationalist ideas among the Bengalis. 1/n
For those who might not be knowing, he belonged to Christian parents, a Portuguese (Indian based on nativeness) man, Francis Derozio and Sophia Johnson, of British origin.
He is considered to be the first Indian poet writing in English. He started writing from an age of 14...2/n
He was appointed as a teacher at Calcutta Hindu College (the today Presidency University) at the age of 17. His teachings invigorated a large number of Bengali youth to think independently, the group which played a key role in the Bengal Renaissance.
3/n
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1. A friend shared this over on Facebook. I like it.

By the way, I'm a lifelong student of History and got my undergraduate degree in Social Studies Education, which is mostly history.
2. There has never been an election in the history of the Republic, so far as I know, when the results were certified by the respective states on election night. County election boards and state...
3. ... Secretaries of State, the chief elections officers in the respective states, are, overwhelmingly, particular about getting things right.

I expect that we will have a very good idea of the winners of federal, state, and county elections...
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Four years ago, on this day i became the first Malaysian cyclist to win Bronze medal at the Rio Olympic Games. It’s the heaviest medal in my collection and it’s weigh approximately 500g! [This is thread] Image
I’m so proud of myself as i’ve dedicated a huge part of my lives, spending countless hours and a lot of things in the process. Only me and my team know the trials and tribulations that i need to face in making this into the reality which make this piece of metal become priceless.
Moved out of my comfort zone at the age of 19, from kampung boy in Dungun-Malaysia to Melbourne-Australia, leaving families and friends behind and dedicated my whole life into this sport.
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وفاقی وزیر تعلیم جناب شفقت محمود صاحب جب #پرویز_مشرف کی کابینہ سے فارغ ہوئے تھے تو انہوں نے یہ کالم لکھا تھا ۱۶ نومبر ۲۰۰۱ کو دی نیوز میں ۔ بڑے شوق سے #ایک_نصاب کا شوق پورا فرمائیں

#AikNisab ImageImageImageImage
وفاقی وزیر تعلیم جناب شفقت محمود صاحب نے محترم عمران خان صاحب کی سیاسی اہلیت پر یہ کالم لکھا تھا ۱۵ مئ ۲۰۰۹ کو دی نیوز میں “عمران خان کی عجیب سیاست ۔ بڑے شوق سے #ایک_نصاب کا شوق پورا فرمائیں #AikNisab کی بات کرنیوالے کا اپنے لیڈر کے بارے میں عدم اعتماد👇
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Aurangzeb was asked to expel the #Hindus & #Shias from his administration, he said that religion & politics were two separate things & they should not be mixed with each other. (Historian & Teacher Dr Mubarak Ali )
@KumbharHafeez ! URL :
—— #AikNisab
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آپ پاکستان کے وزیر خارجہ ہیں یا بھارت کے اور یہ بتائیے کہ کیا تحریک انصاف نے #سی_پیک کو سبوتاژ نہیں کیا ؟ یاد دلاؤں

India faced expulsion from Iran's Chabahar project due to its wrong policies: FM Qureshi dawn.com/news/1570703
#Chabahar #India #CPEC #OBOR Image
Pray tell, are you #Pakistan ‘s Foreign Minister or #India ? Should I remind you as to how several PTI Ministers sabotaged #CPEC in #Pakistan !
India faced expulsion from Iran's Chabahar project due to its wrong policies: FM Qureshi dawn.com/news/1570703 Image
شاہ محمود قریشی صاحب آپ پاکستان کے وزیر خارجہ ہیں یا بھارت کے جو آپ کو چاہ بہار سے بھارت کے نکلنے پر تکلیف ہوئ رہی ہے اور یہ بتائیے کہ کیا تحریک انصاف نے #سی_پیک کو سبوتاژ نہیں کیا ؟ یاد دلاؤں

#Chabahar #India #CPEC #OBOR

ملاحظہ فرمائیں 👇

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Mr Moeed Yusuf says “General Election 2018 in Pakistan were not transparent , there were reports of Pre Poll Manipulation” !

URL : Full Program 👉 27 Jul 2018

#GeneralElection2018 #Election2018
#Pakistan
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جناب معید یوسف صاحب کیمطابق الیکشن ۲۰۱۸ میں دھاندلی ہوئ تھی ، شفاف نہ تھے

مکمل : 👈

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عمران خان صاحب کے مشیر جناب معید یوسف صاحب نے تحریک انصاف کو نصیحت فرمایُ کہ پاکستان کی خارجہ پالیسی کیا ہے اور عمران صاحب نے اسکو کیسے چلانا ہے

مکمل 👇


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<thread>

For public servants in government,

Recommend reading Stuart Gerson's powerful July 4 essay — essentially an open letter about service to country, rule of law, #patriotism, #whistleblowing and more.👇
2. Our editor's note, with Gerson's essay, lists these earlier pieces:

@schwellenbach, Survivor’s Guide to Being a Successful Whistleblower
justsecurity.org/37994/survivor…

@mcculloughirvin and Tom Devine, Know Your Rights: Conversations with Congress
justsecurity.org/66433/know-you…
3. From editor's note:

@oonahathaway and Sarah Weiner, Dissenting from Within the Trump Administration

"offering a catalog of the ways those working in government can respond when asked to participate in actions they believe to be illegal or unethical"
justsecurity.org/36420/dissenti…
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1] Those inside #ZanuPF are convinced that #PATRIOTISM is a synonym for their party name

Those who find themselves outside the #MDC also begin labelling themselves #PATRIOTIC.

It would seem like #PATRIOTISM has a relationship with party affiliations

Ofcourse that is nonsense.
2] But ofcourse ZanuPF ceased to represent the ethos of PATRIOTISM a long time ago.

Infact, the formation of the MDC in 1999 was the greatest form of PATRIOTISM.

The nation had been derailed from the NATIONAL AGENDA promoting formation of a MOVEMENT by different constituencies.
3] PATRIOTISM is the embodiment of NATIONAL pride.

In a normal #democracy, you readily put party differences aside and rally behind national institutions.

You rally behind a #PRESIDENT whom you respect as a product of national processes.

He symbolizes a country's #SOVEREIGNTY
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#BoycottChina. The slogan has gained a tremendous pace. Sangh stays in the forefront to exhort it only because of true nationalism coated with #patriotism!. a real fomenting zeal?.
Let's be flooded with some statistics:
> Bank of China which is one of the oldest banks in China
thought to have a service history of over 107 years, started its function in Mumbai in 2018, after a mutual agreement with #SBI (Modi gave consent in advance). He has its credit as in the past 67 years, no other #PM has such a record.
> Great Wall motors, a Chinese automaker,
signed an #MoU with Maharashtra, having invested $1bn, in Pune. It expects to benefit ~ 3,000 people with employment opportunities. Although, in the tag of #MakeInIndia, the production & profit goes to China.

> #OPPO, a Chinese electronic goods manufacturers
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