1. moonslicer says

    Thanks. This comes at a good time.

    Over the weekend there was a big anti-immigrants march in Dublin. When immigration reaches a certain level, the tiny brains get uncomfortable. They get triggered and they bring all of their nastiness out into the streets.

    The irony here is that the main focus of this march would have been Ukrainians. We have lots of Ukrainian refugees in our country these days. There’s a hotel full of them just across the road from me.

    And look, we’re not talking about POC. No, if you want to know who are the whitest people on earth, the Irish and the Ukrainians would be right at the top of the list. So ultimately, I suppose, it’s in part not a question of race or color. It’s a question of difference. They come from a country far away, they speak a very different language, and you can take it from there.

    But of course the Ukrainians are only part of it. We do of course have POC here and a few Muslims, and that’s enough to get people shouting, “Ireland for the Irish!”

    And of course, being a bit selfish, this is when I start worrying about myself. Because the far right might start with race or ethnicity, but eventually they’ll get around to LGBT people. I suppose there might be a few far righties out there who are OK with LGBT people, but I don’t think I’ve ever run into one. They hate what is different, and different is certainly what we are.

    So, great. The right-wing poison is out in the open now, and congratulations were flooding in from other far-righties from Britain, Sweden, what have you. I’d thought/hoped that maybe we’d continue on a moderate, sensible course, but I’ve been naive all my life. I think it’s incurable.

  2. F.O. says

    Anyone who gets their highs from feeling superior to some group needs to be made uncomfortable at the very least.

  3. says

    Damn it, Moonslicer, I was crossing my fingers that Ireland was going to become more of a safe haven if (or maybe “when” is more appropriate) Canada falls to full blown fascism.

  4. quotetheunquote says

    Brittlestar is great! (and practically a neighbour, too – I’m just about 30 min down hwy #7 from him).
    Somehow – I can’t imagine how – I missed seeing this video, despite getting his videos in my “suggested” list quite often. “It’s nice to be disliked by one of those!”, indeed!
    @5. I did, however, see the “where’s Mustafa?” video, it was great. P. P. is such a pathetic authoritarian wannabe, I’m surprised Mustafa wasn’t also “a big man, strong man” who “had tears in his eyes.”

  5. birgerjohansson says

    Moonslicer, if any Swedish neo-nazis show up you can throw them into the Irish Sea with my blessing.

  6. birgerjohansson says

    For the song to become really MAGA hostile you must play it backwards while wearing a BLM t-shirt.