Those who saw and survived the pain, misery and destruction of war in the first part of the 20th century - with millions of innocent men, women and children slaughtered with disregard and disdain amid the brutality of war - cried out in union "Never Again" 👊🏾💚 (1/)
Yet when politicians and powerful business interests sat in comfortable chairs on comfier salaries in distant offices, decide to impose war on the masses - it is not them but the children and loved ones of working people who are compelled to make the ultimate sacrifice. (2/)
There have been just and necessary wars. Those from every culture, every religion and every background gave their lives to push back the monstrosity of fascism in the hope of lasting peace - the sanctity of which we must preserve. (3/)
Below: Joseph Kushner recently turned 5 years old.
(2) POTUS Trump would have the same views whether or not 3 of his grandkids were Jewish but, in honor of those lost at the Tree Of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, I Kushnerized tweet (1). They're the most well known Jewish American kids & for me it's about #love#family & #peace.
(3) Most of us don't know those harmed in Pittsburgh but we know the faces of Arabella, Joseph, & Theodore.
My thoughts are with everyone targeted by prejudice, especially because of their faith or ethnicity. A crime against any human is a crime against all humans.
Please think for yourself folks. The only people "targeted" by these #FakeBombs are the remaining...
2. ...#DeepState lords in the #Democratic party. #HRC and #Hussein aren't the face of the democratic party anymore. We can tell that by the severe lack of attendees at their "rallies". They're has-beens, criminals who will soon be in prison. They're irrelevant, trying...
3. ...to become relevant again. It's an obvious ploy for attention and sympathy. Think about this: Each one of these "targeted" people have insane security, personal assistants, guarded compounds, etc. It has been said that each of these packages were apparently hand delivered...
McKinney told us: "The old political schema no longer works, and these [contributors] are people from all kinds of ideological backgrounds... and yet they were all able to come together and establish as a fact, that #Peace has a broad constituency in the United States.
Given the ongoing debate as to the viability of working with those from opposite sides of the political spectrum, (caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/07/09/a-y…) McKinney’s book is especially timely in its encapsulation of cross-ideological collaboration. She explained:
As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.
In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
1)I don't have too many followers but I would appreciate if you could RT.
My Great Uncle Eion passed away a fortnight ago, when sorting his things we found his #WW2 diary. From 17yo he fought across Europe and Africa. A true #British hero who gave my generation lasting #peace.
2) Jan 27th was the first time he was wounded. Less than a year after joining the Para's.
3) I've been told by those who have served in different branches of the military that one of the toughest things they have to deal with is when the promise of being relieved from the front line is cancelled. It happened to my Uncle. A lot.
If @MarkDuplass is the man I think he is, a good guy who wants to unite people, I feel for him tonight. Last week, he tried to open minds by suggesting people follow Ben Shapiro, the Mob came for his head to frighten Mark into silence.. cont 1
The called @benshapiro all kinds of awful names - like racist & homophobe. They took old tweets, some out of context, some from 10+ years ago that Ben had already addressed and apologized for. But, it was enough for @MarkDuplass to retreat,,, cont 3
3. Some came to speak for both Mark and Ben - such as @BretWeinstein only 2B smeared as the mob on both sides had decided that a lynching must happen. Bloodlust - a thirst for total victory. One of the very vocal anti Ben voices was @JamesGunn - who is very good at smearing foes
Some of the core drivers of the religio-political violence in #Nigeria are failures to harmonise religious, political & civic impulses. I will try to summarise and discuss some of them here. #NotAnotherNigerian@QuilliamOrg
1. #Nigeria is a civic state, with much devout religious practice, mainly Christian and Muslim. Religious loyalty should not undermine civic loyalty, but sometimes does. Eg should Muslims be concerned about the 'ummah' & Christians about fellow believers only? #NotAnotherNigerian
2. The #Nigerian state apparatus, including the legal system, is heavily influenced by Britain. The Muslim areas used to have traditional Sharia, and were part of the Sokoto Caliphate. Sharia always had many interpretations: many of these were civic in nature. #NotAnotherNigerian
We welcome this initiative by @NITIAayog, but a call for comments would have been a welcome addition. The paper takes important steps forward from the #AI Task Force report released earlier this year by the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (dipp.nic.in/sites/default/…). 2/n
"Many years ago, the then president of The National Council of Churches warned that the danger of the great religious awakening taking place in our country, might become fanatical and be carried into our political and business life!
"Perhaps this was a fair assessment, that is, if you conflate #Christian#Zionism with religious awakening. Unfortunately, these "fanatical" #Evangelicals have 0 faith in the #Christian religion to which they give empty lip service--while paying homage to those who hate #Christ.
"For lack of faith in the actual #Bible, #Evangelicals make Scofield’ Notes, (Scofield! A drunkard and a con-man allied with the Satanist, Darby) --#Evangelicals have turned Scofield’s NOTES into a DIABOLICAL FORCE in our #national life.
[...] "The watchman’s task has always been a thankless one.
"There are treacherous fifth column elements, who are really working for the #defeat of the #nation, at the hands of its enemies.
"These subversive elements readily gain and hold the #public’s ear, because they soothingly tell the people what they want to hear. Go back to sleep, no danger can come, and there is nothing you can do.
The Creators of the World’s Misfortunes
by Joseph Goebbels
"One could not understand this #war if one did not always keep in mind the fact that International J//ewry stands behind all the unnatural forces that our united enemies use to attempt to deceive the world and keep humanity in the dark.
"It is, so to speak, the mortar that holds the enemy coalition firmly together, despite its differences of class, ideology, and interests.
I’m worried. I have also been shadowbanned. So please RT if you can see this.
In this uneasy political environment, I feel like everything is wrong with Twitter these days.
I worry that people are tweeting and retweeting within a bubble, talking to vastly the same audience. I worry that people are spending hours tweeting when they could be canvassing, registering voters, going to phone banks or door to door.