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Jun 25

It's hard to disagree with the introduction to this article, so I'll quote it in full:

"In the last three decades, we have witnessed a gradual but consistent return to prominence of extreme right, authoritarian & #fascist views, values & politics across the world." Image
"Whereas the #fascist authoritarian extreme right was a marginal political phenomenon in many democratic countries 30 years ago, it has in a relatively short period of time become a strong, powerful and emboldened segment of the mainstream right... Image
...with ideas and viewpoints once considered deviant and morally repugnant today confidently asserted as 'the new common sense' and increasingly shaping public policy." ImageImageImageImage
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Jun 24

#Nazi Germany 1933-39 was characterized by the suppression of the birth control movement, increasing restrictions on legal abortion, & severe penalization of performers of illegal #abortions.

The numbers of illegal abortions rose during WWII, & penalties were severe. ImageImage
'Abortion & Eugenics in Nazi Germany', by
David, Fleischhacker & Hohn, in 'Population & Development Review', Vol. 14, No. 1 (1988) makes the parallels between the Nazi's & the contemporary US Right's ideological opposition to #abortion crystal clear, & they're fucking terrifying. ImageImage
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Jun 24
Matt Goodwin is a shit-stirring left-hating lobbyist for the opaquely funded libertarian free-market Legatum Institute, who❤️doing toxic divisive culture war BS.

Legatum represents US Libertarian billionaires, fund GB "News", & downplay climate change.

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Jun 24
I see a bunch of sick, evil, twisted, uncivilised, barbaric, backward, delusional, damaged, brainwashed misogynist religious fundamentalist freaks, with all the intelligence, charm, compassion & grace of a leaking plastic bag full of sick at a funeral, have declared war on women.
Meanwhile, a modern, enlightened, fair, pragmatic, intelligent, compassionate & civilised country, which respects women & understands what REAL #freedom means, has just abolished a #Nazi-era law criminalising doctors who provide #abortion information.…
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Jun 24
Short #THREAD on money & #GE2019,

The #GE2019 campaign attracted roughly £19 million in donations from individuals & £6.5 million from companies - £19.3 million (76%) of which ended up in the hands of the party representing the rich - the @Conservatives.…
Much of the rest (more than £4 million) was funnelled to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which kindly stood candidates down in Tory constituencies, allowing the Tories an easier #GE2019.

Labour, by contrast, received little more than £350,000 from individuals & private enterprises. Image
Top investment bankers at HSBC scooped an average bonus of £596,000 each last year - this was on top of their £479,000 average salary, with one lucky employee falling into the £9.2 - £10million bracket.

NatWest bankers shared JUST £298 million for 2021.…
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Jun 24

The @BBC are amplifying Farage's divisive rhetoric, AGAIN. Correlation isn't causation, but in 2021, the UK's MI5 Chief reported that extreme right-wing terrorism was "here to stay", with 10 of 29 attack plots disrupted in the previous 4 years linked to it. Do the maths. ImageImage
In March this year, assistant MET Police commissioner Matt Jukes, head of counter-terrorism, said that 19 out of 20 children who were arrested in the previous 12 months for #terrorism offences were linked to extreme right-wing ideology.…
Since 2017, counter-terrorism forces have foiled 32 plots: 18 were Islamist related, & 12 were from the extreme right-wing.

Those falling for right-wing hate & then breaking #terrorism laws were younger than those falling for Islamist hate. Image
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