I know tumblr usually only cares about USA and sometimes the UK but I think you should know that today there was an election for president in Poland and a guy called Andrzej Duda won. And I don’t wanna say that he is evil but yeah he kind of is. Like let’s start with the fact that he’s super conservative and he mixes church/religion with politics. He plans to get rid of free healthcare and only have a few public hospitals, he claims that he cares about families but he’s not planning to do anything about domestic abuse and he’s against in vitro - he literally said there should be 2 YEARS OF PRISON for doctors who perform in vitro (he later was like no no I never said that but yep he did). He also claims that he cares about our country’s history and education but during one of the debates he showed that he knows nothing about some history events. Also he literally said that same sex marriage (not even marriage tbh, more like civil union?) ruins traditional family and if he legalized it, then those couples would, GOD FORBID, want to adopt children :) Not everything he says is bad however his biggest promises are really bad. Basically he’s a scum and a horrible man and now for 5 years we will have to deal with him so idk be prepared for lots of young Polish immigrants in your countries now. (if you want to know more details you can hmu)
It’s rather depressing that politicians are telling black protesters not to “over-react” after the Brelo verdict. Um, the only ones who “over-reacted” were the cops when they decided firing 137 bullets into a car with two unarmed people in it was cool.
Hot new liberal idea: Let’s fight racism in grade school by segregating students!
What’s old is new again. It’s same old sad, stupid story.
from New York Post:
At the Fieldston Lower School, a $43,000 per year Riverdale institution, the administration sees racism everywhere. Just consider the “microaggressions” that have been uncovered.
According to the piece: “A girl puts her hands in another girl’s hair; a boy asks his Asian friend where he’s really from. A number of years ago, a white student in a fourth-grade biography unit delivered a presentation on Jackie Robinson while in blackface.”
Here’s a newsflash folks: This is not racism. It’s children being curious about the way their friends look and trying their best to look like an American hero. If you want it to stop, you can tell them that it’s not appropriate to touch other people without their permission, that many people who look different were born in this country and that if you’re going to dress up as someone else you don’t have to change the color of your skin.
You want to know what real racism looks like? Try this. In response to these incidents, as well as a whole bunch of multi-culti-educational mumbo jumbo, Fieldston has decided to institute a policy of…segregation. Yes, that’s right. We have finally come full circle.
The new liberal solution to the problems of racial tension in America today is to have third-graders fill out a questionnaire identifying their races and then spend time once a week with people who look just like them.
Because people who look alike also think alike. And let’s face it, you can only really feel comfortable with people who look like you.
So what is the goal of this program? As Miller explains: “Disinhibited by the company of racially different peers, the children would, the school hoped, feel free to raise questions and make observations that in mixed company might be considered impolite. The bigger goal was to initiate a cultural upheaval, one that would finally give students of color a sense of equal ownership in the community.”
There’s nothing like a little social engineering to separate the true believers from the people who just think of themselves as liberal.
“I was like, Wait. What?” remembers one mother. Another quizzed her 11-year-old daughter as they were driving. ‘We have to go in our race groups’ was how the girl explained it. The mother hoped her daughter had misunderstood.” Alas, no. She understood perfectly. When the racial “affinity groups” meet, they are asked questions like “How do you see other people? How do other people see you? What assumptions do you make based on appearances?”
They are told to stare at groups of kids of other races and then share the things they wonder aloud. Said one boy, “We talk about how it’s important to know what your race is. We talk about the difference between being prejudiced and being racist.”
This isn’t the first time segregation has happened in grade school in recent months. We reported a story just a few weeks ago about the same racist idea of “affinity groups” being used in public schools, wherein white students were forbidden to attend a “black lives matter” student conference (oh, the irony!).
You can’t fight racism with racism, liberals. What’s that old saying about the definition of insanity?
“I spent 33 years and 4 months in active military service .. and during that period I spent most of my time as a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism .. Our boys were sent off to die with beautiful ideals painted in front of them. No one told them that dollars and cents were the real reason they were marching off to kill and die.” .. (General Smedley Butler)
How much times should Russia prove to you that it is NOT it’s government and actually a really peaceful and beautiful nation and that it’s actually tired of it’s own political bullshit with the war with Ukraine and homophobia. The Winter Olympics held in Sochi tried so hard to show the world how beautiful their culture is. What did they get? Jokes and disrespect. Polina Gagarina was singing about peace with such passion and beauty and she even talked about how their nation is so much more than what the world thinks and have pleaded the Russians to stop judging other people for who they are. What did she get? Gross jokes about politics and irony.
You all call yourselves loving and accepting but then make bitter jokes like that. Surprise! There are Russians on the Internet and these jokes actually hurt.
Just because a person has more privilege than you in some areas does not mean you get to be an asshole to them for it. “Privileged people” can still have problems. If you tell a person who’s richer than you to stop talking about their abusive parents and how this makes them depressed, because they’re rich and therefore can’t complain, you’re kind of an asshole. Stop ranking problems on a hierarchy and try to just tackle problems all together instead of attacking anyone you feel oppresses you when they’re not even doing ANYTHING and only existing…
“Trust is what so many alienated soldiers yearn for, but can’t find in broken military judicial systems that make sexual harassment cases near impossible to prosecute fairly, veteran hospitals with unconscionable waiting lists. Civilians saying ‘Thank you for your service’ can ring hollow, or shield a gaping disconnect between those who wear the uniform and those who don’t.”