elect a leader

24th November 1965: US-backed dictator Mobutu comes to power in a coup after killing Patrice Lumumba, former democratically elected leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

During his rule he established a one-party state, was the centre of a cult of personality, amassed huge sums of personal wealth through exploitation and corruption, and received significcant US and British backing for his anti-communist stance.

SIX Transgender Americans Were Elected in 2017! 🇺🇸



🗳️ Danica Roem ( Virginia - House of Delegates )

🗳️ Gerri Cannon ( New Hampshire - School Board of Somersworth )

🗳️ Andrea Jenkins ( Minnesota - City Council of Minneapolis )

🗳️ Stephe Koontz ( Georgia - City Council of Doraville )

🗳️ Lisa Middleton ( California - City Council of Palm Springs )

🗳️ Tyler Titus ( Pennsylvania - School Board of Erie )


Way to go voters! Congratulations to everyone elected! You have rekindled hope!

nytimes.com
Supreme Court Won’t Hear Major Case on Transgender Rights
The justices vacated an appeal’s court decision in favor of a transgender boy, Gavin Grimm, and sent the case back for further consideration.
By Adam Liptak

What this is: Disappointing, infuriating, and a direct result of President Trump’s decision to withdraw President Obama’s previously issued guidance on transgender youth.  

What this isn’t: The end of the road. The past few months have seen a historic growth in support for transgender protections at the highest level. Thousands of individuals and organizations have signed on to the amicus briefs—major medical associations, unions representing millions of teachers, national religious leaders, elected officials at the local, state, and federal level, and ordinary citizens concerned about the rights and dignity of their fellow human beings.

This decision does not void any existing Title IX legal protections for transgender students, and similar cases regarding the fundamental rights of transgender students in schools are pending throughout the circuit courts.

The momentum on this issue is clear, and it isn’t going to be readily reversed—at least not if we all continue to work for what’s right. We remain committed to standing with Gavin, to supporting the ACLU, and ultimately toward the passage of explicit, comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for all LGBTQ Americans. It’s more important now than ever before.

Here’s how you can keep up the fight:

Practically the entire country of New Zealand: A LABOUR LEADER WHO ACTUALLY INSPIRES PEOPLE, WHAT IS THIS STRANGE BUBBLING FEELING, COULD IT BE OPTIMISM

anonymous asked:

What's ur opinion on the Venezuela situation. And while we are on that why do no leftists here talk about it

I think people are quiet because it is better not to speak about things you haven’t read much about. This will be short for the same reason.

The situation is this: Venezuela has been subject to assault on its attempts to build socialism from the early days of Chavez, from attempted coups (you can watch “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” which is free on YouTube, for an understanding of the 2002 US-backed coup to depose democratically elected Chavez) to collusion between the US and its allies to lower the price of oil specifically to weaken the Venezuelan economy. The current economic crisis is the result of a multitude of factors, but the intentional lowering of oil prices by the US and its allies is one of the most important, as well as the failure of the Venezuelan government to diversify its exports such thst its entire economy wasn’t tied so strongly to the price of oil. The resulting economic crisis (resulting, again, not from -socialism- in the generic, but from specific attempts to undermine the Venezuelan government) has, of course, resulted in widening anti-government sentiment, especially among classes whose ability to consume has been limited.

That last part is important- many of the most impoverished in Venezuela still support the government because their ability to eat, to go to school, etc, has been directly provides by Chavista policy. In some papers this will be talked about as buying votes, or bribing those without privilege. In reality this is the relationship between a government not of bourgeois character and those among its people who most need help and empowering- that these people’s livelihoods have been so tied to the government is evidence of the good work being done by its government, not indicative of bribery.

This crisis has been worsened by hoarding and price fixing by Venezuelan companies which are privately owned. The Venezuelan government, contrary to what many people assume, does not control all production and distribution within its borders, and many private companies seem to be able to produce some products and not others, intentionally stirring up discontent. In a recent Telesur video (which is propaganda and should be seen as such, but this merely means that it is supposed to teach you something specific and not that everything or even anything it claims is false on its face) explained that there seemed to be a shortage of toilet paper, but no shortage of other paper products like paper towels, paper plates, etc, suggesting that the problem was in production and distribution rather than lack of demand for products (who does not want toilet paper?) or lack of access to raw materials. There have also been numerous claims of things from toys to food being hoarded by the wealthy.

In response to this crisis (again, one intentionally wrought upon the country), the government of Venezuela has made several moves which I do not support in and of themselves in an attempt to combat the opposition and maintain its power, including the potential dissolution of the one governing body in which the opposition has a meaningful voice, and crackdown on protesters using means of violence I consider overkill for the tactics being used in those particular moments. But leftists need to understand that we don’t pick sides based on good guys and bad guys- and, even if we did, the opposition has committed its own unseemly and unnecessary acts of horrific violence as well, including literally burning people- but based on the class character of the actors involved. That, and that alone, is the basis of solidarity. The “opposition” is first and foremost a euphemism and a misnomer because it includes a number of elements from social democrats to the most extreme elements of the far right, but its hodgepodge of demands includes austerity, increased privatization, etc- the class character of the opposition is decidedly bourgeois, and the class character of the Venezuelan government is decidedly not bourgeois, even if you don’t want to go so far as to call it proletarian in character. That alone ought to tell us who we maybe not support but eye with more suspicion, see as the greater threat, etc. The class character of the actors involved is very clear, and it is on this basis that, whether you “support” the Venezuelan government or not, you should certainly not “support” the bourgeois opposition. Solidarity is not about good feelings and liking who we work with and so on, but about defense against right wing antisocialist and anti proletarian policy, and advancement of the goals of socialism. I do not think that Venezuela ever achieved socialism. I do not think that Venezuela is a perfect or even very good model for future socialist projects.

To be very clear here, what is being attempted by the opposition is the 2002 coup by other means and by counterrevolution as opposed to outright military coup- the goal is to unseat a democratically elected leader and to impose the will of the bourgeois and right wing elements of Venezuelan society on the people of the country. Regardless of how I feel about the decisions made by the government in the fact of this crisis, of course I do not support a mishmash of right wing elements attempting to undo the work of building something like socialism. I am no Chavista, but “Viva Venezuela” ya es el té, and I do not take kindly to seeing support for right wing elements passed around like it means nothing.

9/11/73

The democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvador Allende, was murdered in a CIA backed coup by the military general, Augusto Pinochet. The violence that followed killed about 60,000 Chilean people, while the United States sent arms and armour to the regime. Previously, Nixon ordered an embargo of Chile as a result of Allende’s election.

During Allende’s tenure, the middle class soared, democratic rights were being extended to the workplace, poverty and hunger greatly decreased, access to medical care greatly increased. The natural resources were nationalized so that all Chilean people can benefit from them.

The following regime saw a poverty rate of 45%, the near destruction of the Chilean middle class, a 19% decline in productivity, steep decline in average earnings. Pinochet was hated by the Chilean people.

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Star Wars Rebels - Sabine’s Sketchbook

I like to sign my work using a starbird. It means “Sabine was here,” but only to me. I designed the look of it, but I took inspiration from the old legend. There’s a lot of meaning to the symbol. According to some, the starbird can never die–whenever it seems to be gone, it’s actually renewing itself in the heart of a nova.

That’s what we’re fighting for. We’re going to restore the spirit of the Republic. Unlike the tyrants of the Imperial regime, the elected leaders of the Republic tried to represent all people fairly and equally.

By giving the Republic a second birth we can make it even better than it was before! Every time the Empire sees the starbird, it will give them something to think about.  And something to be SCARED about!

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The Matter of Britain;
Inverness, Caerleon and London, United Kingdom. 1941, Nazi occupied Britain, 12 weeks after the axis victory of the Battle of Britain. The battle lost, the King missing and the Nazis fully occupying England, Wales and the south of Scotland, the capital had been compromised.

INVERNESS, SCOTLAND. The resistance army moves further up north to the harsh winters of the Scottish Highlands and settles in Inverness. They are exhausted of strength and options, their supplies of weapons and food running low and their contact with the remaining allies becoming strained. Merlin sat in a corner and watched his comrades sing songs of heroes and victory. He wondered how they could laugh and sing knowing they would die soon and remembered a man, a long time ago, telling him “A warrior learns to enjoy each day as it comes.” “Because it may be his last” Merlin repeated aloud, then laughed and laughed and laughed. He kept laughing until he was longer laughing but screaming, intense beams of light coming out of his fingertips and shattering the windows of the small pub. His magic was alive. He was alive. When the blinding light ceased Merlin found himself in the middle of the room with the guns of his comrades pointed towards him.

CAERLEON, WALES. He was alive. “Merlin”, was Arthur’s first words, and would be his last. From the other side, he had seen the world change, he had seen revolutions and revelations, deaths and births, the world was ever changing, but Merlin was a constant. He had felt Merlin’s joy when he eloped with a young French noblewoman after she escaped a terrible betrothal to her cousin, and felt his grief when she died suddenly three weeks later. He had laughed when Merlin fell hopelessly in love with Oscar Wilde and dyed his hair blonde because Oscar had once mentioned the beauty of his mother’s blonde hair. He had felt Merlin’s sorrow and his own more when Merlin visited him at the lake three times every year. And at that moment, standing in front of a confused looking woman, dressed in wet armour and a sword in his hand, he had felt Merlin’s fear. 

LONDON, ENGLAND. 4 years after the Axis victory of the Battle of Britain and 6 months after the allied victory in the second world war. Th Resistance army flag still hung from Palace of Westminster. The mood in Britain changed after the war, the King abdicated, and the monarchy was abolished. The republic was born, and the public democratically elected a new leader. It was this day 2 years and 6 months ago the resistance, and allied armies regained control of the capital, with Arthur as their lead and Merlin, their secret protection and weapon. They attacked with a battle cry that became immortalised  “We fight for the future. The future of Albion. The future of the United Kingdoms!”.

CAERLEON, WALES.  It was this day 1 year, and 6 months ago Arthur had wrapped Merlin in his red cloak and carried his body to the shore, laid beside him on an oak boat and drifted off towards a familiar Island on a familiar lake.

Why people are mad at Theresa May right now

Theresa May is currently our Prime Minister. She wasn’t elected - during the last election (2015), the Tories won the most seats in parliament, which means they are in power, and their leader (at the time, David Cameron) becomes PM. After the Brexit vote, Cameron (who was pro-remain), stepped down as leader.

When this occurs, there are two options:
1) There is another general election
2) The elected party chooses a new leader, and they become PM.
The second is what happened, and so we have Theresa May.

The problem is, lots of people don’t like her, and the fact that she was unelected (even though the Prime Minister is never directly elected anyway) means she has a slightly weaker position in parliament than if she had won an election.

Since taking power, she has promised over and over that she would not call for a snap election.

Yesterday, she called for a snap election.

So not only did she break basically her only promise, but there’s dodgy stuff going on with timing:
- The vote is right in the middle of Ramadan, thus making is more difficult for Muslims to vote
- It’s during the exam period, making is more difficult for young people to vote.

Also, Labour is still dealing with all sorts of in-fighting that now, instead of having three years to sort, they have six weeks.

There is also basically no time for campaigning, and things like setting up a postal vote is much more urgent than normal - further worsening numbers for Muslims, young people, disabled people, etc.

So that’s why people are pissed off with Theresa May.

//Ask me about UK politics//

Palpatine did nothing wrong.

He objectively didn’t.

  • As the de facto leader of both sides of the war, is purposely referenced in the opening title crawl of ROTS with “there are heroes on both sides”.
  • Assumes power democratically. Democratically elected as a senator, democratically elected as chancellor, democratically given emergency powers - has a democratic mandate to do literally everything that he did.
  • Turns a dying, corrupt, immoral, and divided Republic into a powerful Galactic Empire with a hierarchy that ceased to be built upon an impotent bureaucracy, as he openly promised that he’d do back in TPM.
  • Justifiably purges the child-brainwashing, cult-like, militant religious fanatics from the inner circle of the galactic government, having showed immense leniency up until they drew first blood in a (failed) coup-turned assassination attempt - against a democratically elected leader no less - in their vain effort to secure their jealous stranglehold on the politics of the Republic, and to secure their unjustified denominational hegemony on ‘the force’ as a whole. As if only they owned it, despite its universality.
  • Seriously, it’s clearly shown that the Jedi are illegally spying on him and that even though Palpatine’s aware of it, he chooses not to act on it.
  • It’s never even given an explanation, let alone a justification, as to why the Jedi are so powerful or what legal basis they have for trying to “arrest”/murder a sitting supreme chancellor over religious differences.
  • Coordinates and then destroys the powerful banking clans and corrupt trade federations that had preyed on entire planets, like his own homeworld of Naboo, with next to no resistance from the Republic that came before him. Like he openly promised he’d do back in TPM.
  • Transforms Coruscant from a war-torn planet with visible crime and drug epidemics (”death sticks”) into the secure heart of the Imperial galaxy.
  • Despite orchestrating a huge galaxy-wide war, he ensures that the only casualties are clones, droids, and warriors of the aforementioned cult.
  • Restores order to the galaxy/Makes The Galaxy Great Again.
  • Promotes an explicitly non-dogmatic view of the force, instead of the psychologically oppressive and aggressively closed-minded view of the Jedi. He acts as a confidante to Anakin while the Jedi only abuse him.
  • Promotes the ideas of love and family (supporting Anakin and Padme’s right to be together, to have children) over the Jedi doctrines of total chastity and emotional repression. Cults do this shit, nice religions don’t.
  • Raises and acts as a father figure to Anakin for many years, who is a deeply troubled young Jedi knight who was purchased into the order from child slavery, only for Anakin to be ambushed, horrifically burned, and forever maimed at the hands of an outlaw Jedi master for the “crime” of being an apostate to the Jedi Order. As if he’s their property.
  • Following on from this, the Jedi only bought Anakin because they saw his potential as a prophetic weapon against their enemies. They didn’t even bother to come back for his mother, who was then raped to death.
  • Eventually assassinated in a plot by fugitive Jedi masters (who actually lied to Anakin’s son about his father in order to make him usable for their mission), and the galaxy is once again plunged right back into the darkness and the unforgiving chaos that he’d spent his life and rule keeping at bay, vindicating literally every single action that Palpatine did.

Also, even his quotes are great in comparison to those of the Jedi:

“Evil” Sith lord dialogue/Palpatine speaking to Anakin about the Jedi: Anakin, if one is to understand the great mystery, one must study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic narrow view of the Jedi. If you wish to become a complete and wise leader, you must have a larger view of the Force.
Be careful of the Jedi, Anakin. They fear you. In time, they will destroy you.
Let me show you the true nature of the Force.

vs

“Good” Jedi master dialogue/The Jedi speaking to Anakin about Palpatine:He’s too dangerous to be kept alive!

Palpatine is objectively the good guy and the literal protagonist in the sense that he’s morally justified and that he’s the character who moves the plot along.
That’s what being a protagonist means. It’s not about lightsaber colour, is it?

Imagine if you heard about some cult that was buying child slaves, teaching children how to use AK-47′s (making them child soldiers), indoctrinating them to give up the natural concepts of love, emotion, passion, and family, and then after all of that you heard the cult had spied on and even tried to murder the President of the United States because they didn’t agree with his religion.
Because that’s basically the plot of ROTS. That’s essentially what happened.

B-b-but Palpatine’s lightsaber was red! He was a Sith! That means he’s evil!

Yeah, only because the Jedi said so, and his lightning was blue too, meaning:

Not an argument.

anonymous asked:

The new New York Times piece titled "And Jesus Said Unto Paul Ryan" is a masterpiece

Before I launch into this, I want to state up front, this is not directed at you, anonymous. Thank you for thinking of me, and the article is a funny read. 

But I also read the article on the train to work this morning (before I ever got this ask) and it has been bothering me all day. I thought about it at lunch. It niggled at me during my healthcare policy class, because the Social Security Act is boring and so was the view out the window. And on the train ride home, I went huh.

I don’t give a fuck whether Paul Ryan is a good Christian. 

I was surprised too! But it turns out, I don’t give a fuck whether any of my elected leaders’ policies are consistent with their professed Christianity. I don’t care whether their policies are consistent with my or anyone else’s Christianity. If the Second Coming happened tomorrow, and Jesus came down on a cloud and handed me the ACA replacement bill, I would still want to see the Congressional Budget Office report about it.

It’s fun to condemn our political leaders for hypocrisy. (God knows most of them are, and so deserve it.) But at the same time, I feel like we keep circling the same fallacy—”well, you know Ryan and his ilk aren’t real Christians; real Christians would [insert political viewpoint here].” It’s a fun fallacy! You pull it out at parties and it gets you off the hook entirely. You might be a thing, but you’re not that thing, so it’s all okay!

The problem with this is that…..well, real Christians are, and have. Real Christians have had slaves or been complicit in slavery, they’ve started wars and genocides and simony and scandal. Real Christians had a vested interest in the oppression of women and the conversion of all people on earth to Christianity. Real Christians killed Jews and Real Christians killed Muslims and Real Christians in the US today have decided to continue that 2000 year unbroken tradition of hate. Real Christians scream outside of abortion clinics. Name it, Real Christians have done it, or been complicit in it. You can’t divorce the words of Jesus from the bits of history or politics you don’t approve of—or at the very least, you can’t pretend as though “Real Christianity” is a totally separate animal, innocent in comparison with its ugly political cousin.

At the end of the day, the Christian Bible has been used to both support and condemn all sorts of political activity since….before the ink of the canon had a chance to dry. And I’m sure that in two hundred years, there will still be thinkpieces arguing that the senator isn’t a real Christian, because a real Christian would have issued a statement welcoming the sentient moss of Zebble-gor to Congress.

But I don’t like it. Because—well, because we’re not a theocracy. Whether someone is a good Christian or a hypocritical Christian is irrelevant. Our elected leaders need to be good leaders. Full stop. They should be guided by honesty and innovation and civic-mindedness and compassion and intelligence; they should be ethical and make choices with integrity, take their position and its obligations seriously, listen to their constituents. If those qualities come out of their commitment to Christianity, that’s fine! But they don’t have to, and I don’t think it’s productive—even within the Christian community—to go back and forth about someone’s religiosity.

I don’t care if Paul Ryan is a good Christian. He can settle that one up with our Lord and Savior when the time comes. But he’s the principal sponsor of a frankly shitty piece of legislation, which offers significant federal savings at the expense of poor and elderly individuals. 

And that’s the sin I’m not ready to forgive.

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was written by Megan Bentall @mirfain

Hillary Clinton is an American politician. She was the First Lady of America from 1993 to 2001, a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009, and the 67th Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. She was the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

Hillary was born in Chicago in 1947, and has two younger brothers. She was raised in a conservative household, and was originally a republican, but whilst attending Wellesley College she was upset by the racism in the 1968 Republican Convention and left the party for good.

In 1969 she was nominated by fellow students to deliver a speech at the graduation ceremony - the first student in Wellesley College history to speak at the event - and her speech was featured in Life magazine. She used it to criticise Senator Brooke who also spoke at the event.

In 1970 Hillary attended Yale Law School. Whilst applying for law schools she has spoken about the sexism she faced from male students during the application process:

“I was taking a law school admissions test in a big classroom at Harvard. My friend and I were some of the only women in the room. I was feeling nervous. I was a senior in college. I wasn’t sure how well I’d do. And while we’re waiting for the exam to start, a group of men began to yell things like: ‘You don’t need to be here.’ And ‘There’s plenty else you can do.’ It turned into a real ‘pile on.’ One of them even said: ‘If you take my spot, I’ll get drafted, and I’ll go to Vietnam, and I’ll die.’ And they weren’t kidding around.

It was intense. It got very personal. But I couldn’t respond. I couldn’t afford to get distracted because I didn’t want to mess up the test. So I just kept looking down, hoping that the proctor would walk in the room. I know that I can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional. But I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that’s a hard path to walk. Because you need to protect yourself, you need to keep steady, but at the same time you don’t want to seem ‘walled off.’ And sometimes I think I come across more in the ‘walled off’ arena. And if I create that perception, then I take responsibility. I don’t view myself as cold or unemotional. And neither do my friends. And neither does my family. But if that sometimes is the perception I create, then I can’t blame people for thinking that.”

Whilst completing her post-graduate studies, Hillary interned for civil rights activist and child advocate Marian Wright Edelman. She was sent to Alabama to prove that schools were still segregated. She posed as a mother who wanted to send her child to schools only if they were segregated and exposed academies that refused entry to black students.

In 1973, while still working for Marian Wright Edelman she went door to door interviewing families with disabled children to see why they weren’t in school. Her report found that children with special needs or physical or mental disabilities were being excluded from school - sometimes by parents, sometimes by the schools themselves. This report was later used to inform the 1975 Education for All Handicapped Children Act which required all states to educate children with disabilities.

After graduating Hillary failed the D.C bar exam, but passed the bar in Arkansas, leading her to choose to move there and marry Bill Clinton, who she started seeing in 1971 whilst at Yale. She became one of only two female faculty members in the School of Law at the University of Arkansas. She became the first director of a new legal aid clinic at the school, and during her time there she, along with several other women, founded the city’s first rape crisis centre. In 1977, she co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. She was appointed the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978 and became the first woman partner at Rose Law Firm the following year. As First Lady of Arkansas, she led a task force whose recommendations helped reform Arkansas’s public schools, and served on several corporate boards.

When Bill Clinton became President in 1993, Hillary was the first First Lady to have earned a postgraduate degree, have had a professional career up her time entering the White House, and was the first First Lady to have an office in the West Wing. She played a central role in her husband’s presidency - much to the outcry of Republicans - and played a huge role in attempting to reform health care, among other issues. Whilst her initial health care proposals failed, she was a huge force behind the passage of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program in 1997, a program that provides healthcare for millions of children across the US.

In 2000, Hillary was elected as the first female senator for New York State, making her the only first lady to have ever gone on to hold office. As Senator Hillary sponsored or co-sponsored over 2,600 pieces of legislation and served on multiple committees.

After a failed presidential run in 2008, Hillary agreed to be Secretary of State in President Obama’s government. She was the most travelled Secretary of State in history, visiting 112 countries in four years, travelling 956,733 miles, and spending 401 days total on the road. As Secretary of State some of her achievements during this time include negotiating a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in 2012, putting global women’s issues and advancing women’s rights as a central part of State policy, and changing passport law to allow transgendered Americans to easily change the gender on their passports.

On April 12th 2015 Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. After a long primary season she won the amount of delegates needed to secure the nomination in June 2016, and officially accepted the nomination on July 28th, 2016. She became the first women to ever run as a presidential nominee for a major party in U.S history.

In the election on November 9th 2016, Hillary Clinton won more popular votes than the Republican nominee, but lost in the Electoral College, and as such will not be the first female president of America. However she came further than any woman in the history of the United States, and is set to receive more votes for president than candidate outside of Barack Obama.

Hillary has won a Grammy, a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Mother Theresa Award, the American Medical Women’s Association’s President’s Vision & Voice Award for being an advocate for women’s health and related issues, has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, has been ranked by Newsweek as being the 13th most powerful person on  the planet and the most powerful American woman, has been named the most admired women in the world by Gallup 20 times - longer than any other person in Gallup’s history of running this poll, has featured in Forbes magazine’s most powerful people ranking ten times, and been named ten times in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Since entering the world stage as First Lady back in 1993, Hillary Clinton has been one of the most admired and respected women across the globe.

I’m watching Game of Thrones s6 and it’s honestly really fitting that a bunch of sexist middle aged men would choose the ruler’s equivalent of a deadbeat dad that suddenly decided to be in ur life after finding out u have money, whose name is literally ‘Urine’, over a competent woman

The houses when: they try to close Hogwarts
  • Gryffindor: Protest !! Protest protest protest protest. Best motivating speeches. Protest. Chain themselves to the Whomping Willow. Occupy the Great Hall. Send dozens of hundreds of Howlers to the board. Unleash the Blast-Ended Skrewts in the Quidditch pitch. And this is just the beginning.
  • Hufflepuff: Hide everyone in the Room of Requirement so they can’t close the school before finding them. Snacks, drinks provided by the kitchen elves. The younger students are being especially taken care of. Ravenclaws and some 6-7 years from other houses give a few lessons here and there. Group hugs on the regular – Yes Slytherin even you
  • Ravenclaw: Plan the global counter-attack – organize Students Representative elections, advise the Gryff leaders for safe protests, proof-read Slyth letters and speeches, write witty banners to hang from the top of the towers, negotiate with the Ghosts, Peeves, the Centaurs and even the Merpeople so they join them in the protest
  • Slytherin: Keep in touch with the teachers to be updated twice a day on how the situation goes and adjust their strategy accordingly. Contact and speak to the press on a regular basis. Try to get elected and then meet the board as Students Representatives to //threaten// make them change their mind. //Have you ever heard of the Basilik Sir//

Here’s the 9 white, over 50, male Tories who spent about 10 minutes urging Jeremy Corbyn to nuke a country, any country! Corbyn at least held his own and made his case for disarmament and negotiations. Say what you like about him but he’s principled.

The key difference between Corbyn and May is this:  

Corbyn handles the most DIFFICULT questions better than May handles the EASIEST.