Democracy is not on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). Meanwhile dictatorship is a primary cause of poverty, hunger, poor health & well being, bad education, gender inequality, etc. The UN SDG's work very hard at ignoring the root problem.
Link to episode 10 of the @ArabTyrantMan'ual podcast, with a long conversation about dictators and development statistics such as the UN SDGs.…
Here's UN's SDG website platforming propaganda for the UAE dictatorship:…
Here's the UN's SDG website platforming talking points about the progress that Saudi Arabia under MBS made "in all 17 areas"…

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9 Oct
Did anyone make the connection between the recent thwarted plot against @GovWhitmer and the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011?
The terror attack that Breivik pulled off was only part of his original plot. His original plan was to kidnap Norway's ex-prime minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, and to stage a "trial" which ends with him executing her on camera (then posting the video)…
According to reports, the foiled terrorists who planned to target @GovWhitmer initially wanted to assassinate her, but then changed their plans and intended to kidnap her, stage a "trial" and then an "execution". When I heard this I immediately remembered Breivik's original plot
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6 Oct
This sounded like a good discussion until the last sentence. Why are Zionists so quick to display contempt and - I'm sorry - racism towards Palestinians? Does it threaten you that this stateless refugee has a blue tick?
But on to the points. The founders of the state of Israel were definitely foreign to the Middle East. Herzl was born in Hungary. Ben Gurion was born in Poland. Golda Meir was born in Ukraine. Chaim Weizmann was born in Russia. These are facts. They were European Jews.
This isn't to say that the Jews aren't native to the Middle East, they are. But both of these things can be true at once. Zionism was first conceived by people who never lived in the Middle East and apart from a far-removed origin, they were foreigners to land and culture.
Read 7 tweets
5 Oct
I'm disgusted by the Palestinian leadership. I'm sure our Uighur and Hong Konger sisters & brothers can tell you a lot about China's respect for human rights. This entire generation of Palestinian leaders must go, they got us stuck in a hole and now they're digging a deeper hole.
It's the same stupid paradigm of failure they've had for decades - find some international sponsor to help the balance of power, and in the process ignore your own people and keep compromising on your values until you have no values left to compromise on
There is an alternative - rely on the latent power of your own people and the moral power of your cause, instead of running around like a headless chicken looking for external sponsors, in the process selling out your cause more and more until there's nothing left to sell
Read 4 tweets
5 Oct
Imagine you go back and talk to a former version of yourself. How long back do you have to go before you feel you're talking to a different person?
If I go back a year, I'd feel I'm talking to someone I agree with on a lot of stuff, but not on others. We'd get along.

If I go back 3 years, it would be like talking to a different person, but we'll find a way to see eye to eye.
Meanwhile if I go back 5 years, the person I meet will be so jarring to me that we'd nearly come to blows. He would, at least. It'll take all my patience to make him see what he doesn't want to see.
Read 4 tweets
5 Oct
Quick "thread of threads", linking to a few past threads relevant to current conversations on my TL. Caveat: Check dates, some of these threads are 5+ years old.
Populism as a collective form of radicalization:
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5 Oct
This is completely off and here's an itemized take down.
1. Macron & the French state have been *practicing* neocolonialism ever since the end of their actual old-style colonialism. It really takes some amazing level of blindness not to see this.
2. Macron's comments weren't just a dog whistle, they were a bullhorn, evidenced by the racists who really loved what he said (and said so in my mentions). Just scroll down my TL to see the comments I received just hours after his speech.
3. Muslims may be "touchy", but anybody who knows anything about my history knows that I've brought up the topic of reform and our many crises for years and so often that ISIS wants me dead + many traditionist Muslims on here privately think I'm not Muslim
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