Republican Party Collapsing Beneath The Weight Of Its Own Toxic Racism

Decades from today, historians will look back at the second decade of the new millennium and write about the racism and ignorance that finally ended the Republican Party and take careful note of the plethora of governors that many determined  bigoted rubes of America elected into governor’s mansions across the former Confederate States of America. … More Republican Party Collapsing Beneath The Weight Of Its Own Toxic Racism

Far-right AfD says Islam not welcome in Germany

Religion not compatible with constitution, says anti-immigration party which also proposes banning minarets and burqas. Members of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) have backed an election manifesto that says Islam is not compatible with the constitution. Delegates at the party’s conference on Sunday also supported a call to ban minarets on mosques and … More Far-right AfD says Islam not welcome in Germany

Right-wing populists blame Obama for alarming suicide rates among white Americans

According to Fox News viewers, that dastardly President Barack “Barry” Obama Hussein Soetoro Bin Laden is single-handedly eliminating the Republican Party. On Friday, Fox reported that middle-aged white people now account for a third of U.S. suicides. This is, of course, no laughing matter. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States … More Right-wing populists blame Obama for alarming suicide rates among white Americans

Canada shows how to deal with the world’s Donald Trumps: Just ignore them.

This week, a right-wing populist delivered fiery speeches in North America, inveighing against political correctness, globalization and the threat of radical Islam. The politician, who could even be elected president one day, said the powers-that-be were not taking the Muslim peril seriously and warned of the dangers of letting in Syrian refugees. “Whoever condemns Islamic fundamentalism is accused of Islamophobia,” … More Canada shows how to deal with the world’s Donald Trumps: Just ignore them.

Right-wing populism in India: Same as the West

When Penguin abruptly accepted defeat in an Indian court and withdrew a controversial book, the backlash was so ferocious it took almost everyone by surprise. A small, hardline Hindu group said it had found the book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, by the academic Wendy Doniger offensive towards their religion, forcing the mighty conglomerate to … More Right-wing populism in India: Same as the West

The Islamic State wants you to hate refugees

As the Syrian refugee crisis mutated from a regional problem to a global one, security concerns have increasingly been cited as a justification for keeping borders closed and refusing to resettle migrants. This argument has gathered momentum in the wake of the attacks in Paris in November, after a Syrian passport with the name Ahmad al-Mohammad, a 25-year-old … More The Islamic State wants you to hate refugees