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uspol, coup 

We have to be clear: the reason the coup failed wasn't because of how strong US democracy is (it clearly isn't); rather, it was because how moronic everyone involved in it was.

This is scary. The next wannabe authoritarian leader will not be an incompetent racist buffoon.

(re-tooted, explanation in thread)

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uspol, coup 

The original version of this toot contained a reference to a fake. It was my bad, and it was disrespectful to the person mentioned in the fake. I should have been more careful, and I apologize.

A heartfelt "thank you" to @Courgette for the sleuthing that made it clear it was a fake.

re: uspol, coup 

@rysiek Just to clarify, I didn't mean to talk about a lack of respect. I don't respect these people. And I think the original tweet which is clearly constructed as a joke isn't a bad tweet. It responds to the family's statement which posted a photo of a smiling face and a message about "not participating in violence or rioting".
(Sorry for the bad english, it's late ^^.)

re: uspol, coup 

@Courgette we agree. I have a baseline respect for any human, especially in tragic circumstances. And a lot of respect for facts. Hence the re-toot. 🙂

uspol, coup, excessive snark 

@rysiek
I thought USA was a third-world country, but in those coups usually succeed. So I guess it must be a 4th world country.

uspol, coup, excessive snark 

@wolf480pl checks out. a friend defined a "4th world country" as "a first-world country which willfully reneged on its first-world status".

Currently UK and USA.

uspol, coup, excessive snark 

@rysiek what did UK do? If it's just brexit, then I don't think it even remotely comparers to the shit USA is doing.

uspol, coup, excessive snark 

@wolf480pl UK removing themselves from the biggest trading bloc in the world which also happens to be their main export destination and main source of food products, leading to food shortage warnings being issued by (for example) McDonalds?
manchestereveningnews.co.uk/wh

All that because the ruling class (who also happens to own the media) was able to con the voting population with vague promises of "sovereignty"?

Oh yeah, 4th world country status confirmed.

uspol, coup, excessive snark 

@rysiek so some ingredients may be missing, and there may be a smaller selection of dishes, I see...

No, this still doesn't compare to the USA shit.

I'd even say the Poland shit is worse than this.

uspol, coup, excessive snark 

@wolf480pl "orange is not as sour as a lemon, so surely it cannot be a citrus".

but whatevs, this is just a hot-take-definition

britpol 

@rysiek @wolf480pl The brexit story goes back much further than the referendum all the way to the 1970s. It's about loss of empire and the unwillingness especially of right wing politicians to fully come to terms with that. The myth created by people like Churchill and others of the "island nation" standing alone and which other colonized nations are dependent upon lingered on long after its sell-by date.

At some point over the next few years these nationalistic myths will collide with reality. It might even create space for some real political change. In the past EU laws (eg on human rights) were able to smooth over some of the harsher class warfare. Now that will be fully exposed, and there will be nobody to blame except Westminster.

britpol 

@bob @wolf480pl absolutely. And they're already colliding:
theguardian.com/business/2020/

The tragedy is that the cost of Brexit will mostly hit those already financially and otherwise struggling, and not the sleazebags that made their political and media careers on peddling this nationalistic bullcrap.

And economic uncertainty tends to lead to further nationalism and political instability...

britpol 

@rysiek @bob
nationalism isn't always bad...

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