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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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The fundies are on a far-right march. They cannot be allowed to win.

This continued rise of the fundies taking control of the levers of power is more than a tad concerning. I speak of SCOTUS explicitly here where the 6 republicans, believe in the literal truth of the bible. This new literalism and fundamentalism are allowing fundies to create precedent and behave in ways that are at odds, sometimes violently, with the changing values of the modern world and with science. The fundies seeks out a pure and simple truth. I am right, therefore you are wrong. My God is the right God. Your God is wrong. Fundamentalism inherently breeds an us and them attitude. We have got the truth, we are the only ones who have got it, and you haven’t. You are with us or against us. Here is the truth. Take it or leave it. The fundies on SCOTUS see their religions books as literal, inherent, and historical – and if the constitution conflicts with this the constitution is going to lose. There is arrogance in proclaiming a definitive truth, and the fundies are an arrogant lot, right? Fundamentalism is exclusionary. It lacks nuance. And one has to ask the question, if they are right and I disagree, what happens to me? They of course happily damn and condemn us in thought word and deed as sinners, antifa, feminazi’s etc et al.

It is not of course that we see huge numbers of fundies, they just somehow manage to get themselves in everywhere – and they are so freaking loud. Statistically they are quite small as a proportion of the wider population, but their undue influence in governance and legislature which is very disquieting indeed. The way fundies see women and the segregation of women is an example of how damaging their power and influence can me. Let’s face it fundamentalism is at the core patriarchal. All forms of fundamentalism inherently believe that men and women are not just different, but they are unequal, and that men should have control, domination – and sadly the women within the fundie movement are complicit in this. And, of course – if SCOTUS gets away with gutting Roe v Wade, the fundies will be emboldened to take the fight to other targeted communities that are vulnerable to persecution. You can see what is coming down the line right?

Fundies are not mainstream. They are a minority. A vocal minority, for sure, but a minority none-the-less. They undermine society by creating division and disharmony, and their inability to support community cohesion because of the fundamental exclusionary stance they take is damaging at its core.

And they have taken control of SCOTUS…

The juxtaposition(s) in making everything about them is manipulation writ large



Excellent example.

One thing is not the same as the other thing, but they will fight on both those authoritarian hills.
Hypocritical authoritarian theocracy chasing nasty. And they know it. They smell their own stench. But power and control means don't tell me what to do as a patriarchal male pale and stale top of the racist pyramid pile, but get back into the kitchen little woman and do what I command. They stink.

By the end of this - if they get their way - certainly in those red states of shudder, you can pretty much guarantee - that sentencing for a woman seeking an abortion after rape, will attract a more severe penalty than the rapist himself.

Ugh.

It's not a cult. It's not a cult. It's not a cult. It's not a cult. It's not a cult.



Holy Trumpster. What is it they say about false idols again...

Can you decide if someone gets an abortion or not?



Exactly this...

you didn't have to tell me that the Oxford High School shooter was white

https://twitter.com/itsJeffTiedrich/status/1466162467520798724

you didn't have to tell me that the Oxford High School shooter was white, I figured that out on my own when you told me he was taken alive


Just this. Exactly

SCOTUS shows off its contempt for women

Wednesday's oral arguments were full of contempt for women's lives, contempt for women's intelligence, contempt for women's privacy and contempt for women's very humanity. To be sure, Center for Reproductive Rights lawyer Julie Rikelman and Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar repeatedly emphasized that women are complex human beings who have as much a right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness as anyone. But it was like talking to a brick wall of misogyny offered by the Republican appointees on the bench. The Court now seems almost certain, as was requested by Mississippi Attorney General Scott Stewart, to overturn Roe v. Wade next year.

Perhaps the most repulsive moment of the morning came courtesy of Justice Sam Alito, who is always ready to act like the biggest mansplaining creep in the highly competitive field of GOP-appointed judges. In response to Prelogar's argument that American women have come to rely on abortion rights, Alito sneeringly argued that the South had also come to rely on "white supremacy" after Plessy v. Ferguson, but that didn't stop the court from overturning it in Brown v. the Board of Education. Yes, you read that correctly: Alito compared a woman's right to control her own body to upholding Jim Crow.
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At one point, Justice Brett Kavanaugh ran down a long list of cases he felt like overturned historical precedent, in the way he clearly would like to overturn Roe — including Brown and, more recently, Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that legalized same-sex marriage. Prelogar did her best to rebut this claim, pointing out that these decisions to overturn precedent expanded human rights, and overturning Roe would take them away. But the conservatives don't seem inclined to view women as humans with rights, and so ignored this crucial point.
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"Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?" Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked at one point.

But it's hard to imagine six justices are going to be that worried about being criticized in this way. They don't take women seriously as people, so it's unlikely they care much more for the opinions of people who do view women as full human beings. As with Kavanaugh whining and crying because he had to deal with a sexual assault accusation from Christine Blasey Ford, they are all likely to double down on their sense of grievance that they even have to waste time with the women-are-people crowd. Erasing women's rights will be as easy for them as stepping on ants.

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/supreme-court-abortion-2655906136/|]

They have planned this. It took nearly 50 years, and the most partisan religious right cray cray SCOTUS seen, will gleefully and with delight remove reproductive justice for women from multitudes of states. The contempt they feel for for women is visceral and the racism obvious. And the Aunt Lydia of the bunch, there is no words, well no polite words. More analysis at the link.

Under his eye.

This is disgusting.

https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/1463961227491782665

This is disgusting. How is this ok? How is this not worthy of censure? Of being stripped of committee assignments? I don’t expect anything from the GOP anymore but, hey, Dems? Anyone going to do anything about this racism and anti-Muslim bigotry? Do Muslim Americans not matter?


Lauren Boebert said: “Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine.”

Boebert then called Ilhan Omar, “jihad squad
.”


Vile. She needs sacked like a sacked mans sacked things.

We do not hire LIBERALS



Reasoning Skills. Logic. Comprehension. All the things that librul edumaction teaches us, but OUR decision making skills come from emotional thinking? LOLOL. Gotta tell ya, thinking he will get those skills from the children of the republican corn is not only amusing, but I'm gonna guess the longevity of his business may be a tad at risk... conservative 2021 = anti-science, anti-education, utterly unable to do fact based decision making, but hey conservatoire dude, knock yourself out!

Two polls from Conservative Twitter.

https://twitter.com/DearAuntCrabby/status/1462473983916453896

Confirming what we already knew. But a horror show indeed.
They really are very happy speaking the quiet shit out loud these days, aren't they? You could have asked the same question during Jim Crow and you would probably have got about the same % response from the same actors then.

QED



Causation
Correlation
Both?
This would by funny if it wasn't so tragic.
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