On this day 20 years ago in 1998, The Manics released If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next. This song will always mean a lot to me as it is about the Spanish Civil War, a war where people were fighting to keep their democratically elected government from the Fascists that were backed by the rich. 16 people from Dundee died fighting for the International Brigades, which was set up by The Soviet Union to help The Republicans against the Fascists and Franco, a war which did not affect them directly but they gave their lives to try and save Spain from the wave of Fascism that was spreading through Europe at the time. About 500 men from Scotland fought in the war and about 2000 from Britain. The Tories who were in power at the time helped the Fascists and Franco win the war, because the government in Spain was socialist and were nationalizing industries to benefit the Spanish people, so to protect business interests The Tories officially took a policy of non intervention but secretly helped the Fascists win and oppress the Spanish people. We allowed Franco to use Gibraltar as a listening base to spy on The Republicans, while we made it hard for The Republicans to buy weapons The Fascists had no such trouble. Germany and Italy, who were both Fascist at the time gave a lot of aid to The Fascists, this was where The Lufftwaffe first seen action, they bombed the town of Guernica, which Picasso's painting is based on, The German and Italian involvement is why the Spanish Civil War is referred to a dress rehearsal to World War 2 and we knew they were helping them but did nothing about it and as a result Spain was a fascist state until 1975. The only reason Spain never entered WW2 was because Britain also helped Franco gain power. #20yearsago #ifyoutoleratethisyourchildrenwillbenext #godsavethemanics #spanishcivilwar #internationalbrigades #fuckfacsism #fuckthetoriesandthebritishelite
Everyone’s property is theirs because #they #own it and the thing is like ownership is real when money buys it but it is up for the taking when someone does a no-no or if they #die so as you can see if you make an inconvenience for #me via my ownings then I can say “hey wait a minute that is not nice” and all things owned are of equal value except not children you can take those away from #people because you don’t own your children Bye bye #bye bye #fuckfacsism
Most of my Right-Wing “friends” are confused by the sudden teeth the Left has grown. I’ve been telling people for years that being a liberal is essentially, “Jedi on the streets, Sith in the sheets”. Mistaking kindness for weakness is a huge mistake. We play rough when you threaten our friends and family, and by the way, we consider all of mankind our friends and family, unless you’re acting like a facsist.
some rad signage from today's demonstration against white supremacy and fascism held on the unceded territory of the squamish, musqueam and tsleil-waututh peoples.
we must remember that this is not only a fight when a white person is killed, this is not only a problem down south. indigenous folks, poc, poor folk, women, trans* people, the queer community, those living with disabilities visible or not face this bigotry every single day. it's not always with a confederate flag or swastika in our faces, it's not always with violent hate speech. but it is there and we must continue to show up not only for our own marginalized communities, but for all marginalized communities.
use your privilege when you can.
show up when you can.
be gentle with yourself when you can't.
we've got this.
#standuptoracism #fuckfacsism #refugeeswelcomehere #blacklivesmatter #muslimlivesmatter #indigenouslivesmatter #uncededcoastsalishterritory #vancouver #useyourprivilege #showup #heatherheyer
'I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks'—Trump '16
#fucktrump #fuckfacsism #altrightloosers
I'm gonna go ahead and share this photo again. Since so many people in this country (including Union states) think that the Confederacy was So Great!, let me remind you all what it really stood for: slavery. White supremacy. Race hatred. And nominally, states' rights to institute those policies within their borders. The Confederacy is dead, as it should be, and those of us who will ensure that it STAYS dead vastly outnumber those who would resurrect it. My 3x Great Grandfather, pictured here on the right, didn't go against his Quaker faith to serve in the Union army and lose 2 of his brothers in the Civil War for his descendents to stand by while our nation backslides into race hatred and revisionist history vis a vis the Confederacy. Your hate will never win because we won't allow it, and the Confederacy will never rise from the ash heap of history. #fucktrump #fuckfacsism #fucknazis #fuckwhitesupremacy #fuckthekkk #fucktheconfederacy #fuckthealtright #hatehasnohomehere #psyoulost150yearsagogetoverit
At the March for Bernie Fort Myers demonstration a while back! <3 Miss Leah was one of the few people my age to come and I met other young people my age with similar causes.
2016 will probably always remain my most influential year. #cheguevara #berniesanders #dumptrump #fuckfacsism #protestmarch