Radical And Political – KNZ Clan http://knz-clan.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:18:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://knz-clan.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Radical And Political – KNZ Clan http://knz-clan.com/ 32 32 South Dakota Governor Noem’s national ad touts anti-trans sports bill https://knz-clan.com/south-dakota-governor-noems-national-ad-touts-anti-trans-sports-bill/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:15:36 +0000 https://knz-clan.com/south-dakota-governor-noems-national-ad-touts-anti-trans-sports-bill/ South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem released a national ad promoting the transgender exclusionary sports bill that was just introduced in the state. Noem, a Republican, rejected such legislation last year, fearing retaliation from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, but she issued executive orders decreeing that “only women, based on their biological sex, as directed on […]]]>

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem released a national ad promoting the transgender exclusionary sports bill that was just introduced in the state.

Noem, a Republican, rejected such legislation last year, fearing retaliation from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, but she issued executive orders decreeing that “only women, based on their biological sex, as directed on their birth certificate or affidavit provided during initial registration,” may participate in women’s or women’s sports. One was for public K-12 schools and the other was for public colleges and universities.

Now she is backing a bill that would enshrine the language of the executive orders into law. The South Dakota Senate State Affairs Committee approved the bill on Friday, pushing it through the entire Senate.

The ad, which debuted Thursday on prime-time news programs around the country, does not use the words “transgender” or “trans”, instead stating that Noem wants to protect women’s and women’s sports. It starts with “In South Dakota, only girls play girls’ sports. Why? Due to Governor Kristi Noem’s leadership. Noem has been protecting women’s sport for years and has never backed down.

Announcing the announcement on Twitter, she wrote that her bill “will give South Dakota the toughest law protecting women’s sports in the nation.”

LGBTQ+ advocates have long opposed the characterization of ‘protection’, saying it views girls and women as weak, and challenge the idea that trans women have an inherent and unfair advantage over cisgender women. . Many scientists also dispute this.

There is no widespread dominance of women’s and women’s sports by trans women, and in most states that have considered or passed trans exclusionary sports bills, politicians have been unable to name a single case of trans participation causing a problem in their state.

Activists quickly denounced Noem’s announcement and the legislation itself. “This ad not only discriminates, it erases transgender people and dehumanizes them, placing a target on the backs of an already vulnerable community,” Joni Madison, acting president of the Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement. “To do so on the national stage – in a brazen attempt to score political points with his base – makes these attacks particularly egregious. In fact, it is the women and girls of South Dakota that Governor Noem is attacking. Banning transgender girls from participating in school athletics alongside their peers is a radical political talking point — one that Noem uses to further his national political ambitions, but that doesn’t serve South Dakota’s best interests. At stake is the safety of transgender youth, who face increased discrimination in their communities, leading last year to the highest incidence of deadly violence against transgender and non-binary people on record. Noem’s ad uses attacks on children in the service of a divisive and discriminatory political agenda. Every child deserves to be nurtured and supported by their leaders and government, not targeted and dehumanized. Lawmakers must defeat this divisive bill to avoid tarnishing South Dakota’s reputation and hurting the children serving Governor Noem’s selfish political game.

“Equity should never mean exclusion. We can promote girls’ sport and transgender inclusion at the same time. Blanket bans that prevent transgender students from participating in school sports remain unfair and unnecessary,” Sam Ames, director of advocacy and government affairs at the Trevor Project, said in a press release. “A recent Trevor Project poll found that 85% of transgender and non-binary youth said recent debates around anti-trans bills had a negative impact on their mental health – and nearly one in three said fear.

“I’m sure Governor Noem would much rather talk about this issue than her response to the pandemic,” said Gillian Branstetter, media officer for the National Women’s Law Center. NBC News. “We have much bigger problems, for example problems that exist! These would be good problems to solve rather than conjuring up fictional ghosts of a changing society and trying to exploit people’s ignorance.

Nine states have enacted laws prohibiting trans students from participating in school sports under their gender identity: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Idaho passed its law in 2020, the others last year. Laws in Idaho and West Virginia have been blocked by the courts. Legislation to this effect was opposed by the governors of Kansas, Louisiana and North Dakota. A new wave of such legislation is emerging in various states during this year’s session.

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BEST AVANT-GARDIST IN LEADERSHIP: WHERE IS THE OPPOSITION? https://knz-clan.com/best-avant-gardist-in-leadership-where-is-the-opposition/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:06:48 +0000 https://knz-clan.com/best-avant-gardist-in-leadership-where-is-the-opposition/ by Sunetra Senior the ambiguous result of the recent by-election in North Shropshire was telling: shouting even. Starmer is an air leader on a recognizable reform action. A microcosm of the calamity of the summer parliamentary elections, the traditionally conservative stronghold of northern England has been lost to the Liberal Democrats as opposed to Labor, […]]]>
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the ambiguous result of the recent by-election in North Shropshire was telling: shouting even. Starmer is an air leader on a recognizable reform action. A microcosm of the calamity of the summer parliamentary elections, the traditionally conservative stronghold of northern England has been lost to the Liberal Democrats as opposed to Labor, although it is fertile ground for these last following the recent Conservative disaster: the explicit exposure of corruption, incompetent handling of the pandemic and the creeping economic fallout from Brexit, have seen the Tories wade through the polls. Starmer’s Red Party should take advantage of a stronger lead. An article for Open Democracy states: “After the Conservatives, the biggest loser in this by-election is Labor. The party lost more than half of its share of the vote, from 22% to 10%, and was pushed to third place. This is a deepening of the disillusionment with the national local elections held earlier this year. The Labor Party has failed to make any substantial gains, while being unable to reclaim Hartlepool as the traditional heart of the party. For someone who has made “winning” a mainstay of their manifesto, as announced at the annual Labor Conference in the fall, Starmer’s performance has always been poor.

Instead of overshadowing the conservatives, then becoming an empowering clone of the electoral “evil twin,” Starmer must embody an alternative systemic future, radiating a contemporary radical soul.

This is because he is politically neutral and verbally vague, choosing to prioritize a strategy based on public relations rather than a genuine investment in the basic well-being of the people: a revival of the era. of New Labor; a historic bet that has already failed. Starmer made this clear during the conference address when he announced “The work is going launch the most ambitious school improvement plan in a generation, echoing the Blairite slogan “Education, Education, Education”! But there is so much more to answer: from deep economic inequalities to the resurgence of racism and the UK’s increasingly authoritarian regime. Labor’s current lukewarm relationship with Social Democracy, lack of perspective against the disturbing socio-political landscape, and superficial propaganda simply mimic the cold, selfish state narcissism of today. There does not appear to be a viable concrete challenge and, with it, the abandonment of hope. Indeed, by fully returning to Centrism, Starmer makes himself interchangeable with Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak: he should be the next Prime Minister after Johnson. Starmer reinforces the individualistic hyper-hierarchical status quo, rather complicit in what is quickly becoming a one-party system. People need a strongly opposed, confident and progressive force: a clear morality in this dystopian and chaotic time, and one that they can passionately identify with. As the recent popularity of the Lib-Dems, the only major party to back Remain in the 2019 capital snap election, underscores, the public wants a tough competitor in the apocalyptic present. The party that can realistically provide that need only give it to them.

Instead of overshadowing the conservatives, then becoming an empowering clone of the electoral “evil twin,” Starmer must embody an alternative systemic future, radiating a contemporary radical soul. It means vindicating its centrist approach with meaningful left-wing politics, otherwise known as making accessible the soft left, or, ultimately, what I call the evolved left. This will allow Starmer to gain momentum when it is only ideologically breaking away. Same The Guardian, generally behind the leader in favor of large companies, has critical his relentless purge of the prominent left wing of the party; again, a manipulative and cutthroat maneuver expected of the Tories: “The removal of Ed Miliband as shadow business secretary – and his replacement by the sympathetic Jonathan Reynolds – is a retrograde step. Mr Miliband has pursued his case with vigor and radicalism on the environment (…) although he has pitched his tent on what was once called the center of British politics, he (Starmer) must be careful not to bear free attack on the left of the party and its allies. The decision to initiate the reshuffle as a blind Ms Rayner gave a key speech on the sleaze which seemed disrespectful. Disunited parties rarely make a good impression on the electorate. Last month, the new shadow foreign minister, David Lammy, was also appointed, appallingly denounce backing former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, saying he regretted the decision to back him at the time, perpetuating the nefarious culture of internal struggles.

This confirms the general sentiment of an article I wrote about a year ago in which I first proposed the concept of a contrasting political movement that should consciously change: “As opposed to trying to ‘officially eradicate the controversial leader (Corbyn) as if a smart spot, new Labor leader Keir Starmer must aim to consolidate his struggling party and fully achieve what his predecessors were unable to (…) Corbyn was not perfect, but his renegade and benevolent policies had relevant revolutionary weight. Instead of dismissing this immature, attacking his followers or approaching him apprehensively, Starmer should ultimately embrace it, prioritize meaning over meanness, and set the appropriate example. In due course, such cohesion within the party would surely do the same for a frustrated and broken nation. Indeed, it was the height of the internal division caused by the infamous row of anti-Semitism that caused Labor to lose in the election. The Conservatives took advantage of the loophole to win in a landslide. An incisive piece in the New statesman even declared:The Labor Party, not the Tories, was the biggest party among working poor in 2019. ‘ This means Corbyn appealed to Britain’s white working class as well as cosmopolitan cities and young liberal voters. It was retired nationalist voters who would never have switched who were not behind him and tipped the vote in favor of the Conservatives. Indeed, the entire election of the former leader was a sensible reaction to the party’s wayward neoliberal past. Progressive politics based on a highly competitive economy practically boils down to itself. Corbyn’s drastically different left platform was much needed and not in itself unfortunate. An idea unveiled in last year’s long read: Corbyn was truly exceptional as a politician, cheeky and real, but not the best, ultimately, as a party leader. Sadly, this is more of a reflection on society than the honest, focused man himself. We’re not used to seeing uncensored, purely issue-oriented governance. There is a degree to which a leader has to be traditionally aware of strategy: showing familiar command strengths.

We’re not used to seeing uncensored, purely issue-oriented governance. There is a degree to which a leader has to be traditionally aware of strategy: showing familiar command strengths.

So, Starmer must now seriously adapt in a holistic way: responsibly advancing the work in consolidation to achieve long-term benevolent change. It must value the key vision of the left, honor equality, offer opportunities and protection to socially vulnerable people at all levels and learn from the past. He further needs to be fiery in the business, pairing the charismatic character of the modern left with the tactical social conscience of centrism to create universally relatable work: as he faces having to rectify the fallout of a dark and devastating order. . If he does not and the party continues to struggle, it will inevitably be the victim of its own demise as there will be a natural push within the party to the far left or a call for a complete change of leader where Sadiq Khan, Andy Burnham, and Angela Rayner are all in a rush to get contemporary work done. Khan, for example, had vocalized horror how the women’s march was violently suppressed after the death of Sarah Everard, denouncing the government’s decision to restrict progressive protests. Here, my previous article also discussed the unexpected positive change from Trump’s right-wing Republican Party in the 2020 US election due to the demonstrable marriage of popular liberalism and formal centrism: a nascent form of an evolved left. Biden has worked alongside ardent institutional activists such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and has shown strong support for major left-wing campaigns such as #BlackLivesMatter while maintaining a mainstream image. In that vein, firing Angela Rayner – who has been a die-hard trade unionist and outspoken MP as deputy leader – was Keir’s first stupid mistake after the last major election, though she retains a strong position. radical influence as phantom chancellor of the duchy. de Lancaster, Minister of the Cabinet Office and Secretary of State for the Future of Work. Unsurprisingly, it was Corbyn who first appointed her to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, where she introduced the concept of a national service to ‘NHS-like education.

The Conservative Party is currently sinking into internal fighting with a room in the Economist summing up: “The Conservative Party is divided between its traditional supporters in the prosperous counties and its new supporters in the industrial north. The Shire Tories claim that no one is joining the Conservative Party because they want to raise taxes and expand the state. But the Brexit earthquake has given the Tories a cohort of working class voters who are more dependent on the state than its traditional voters. It also gave the party a new platform – to take it to the next level by providing better opportunities for those left behind, even if it means higher taxes and looser planning laws. It was the conservatives who transformed along the way, but only to implement the party’s megalomaniac agenda. The concern for social health is, of course, wrong: food shortages, socio-economic turmoil, and clearly indifferent crooked leadership prove it. Now is the time for Labor to stand up, standing out as genuine and emotionally invested with powerful and resonant politics. They must thwart and transmute unsuccessful promises with dynamic truth. It’s about getting the big picture in a way that welcomes humanist values. Finally, what a timely poetic closure if they could achieve such a striking political eclipse.

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Kennedy Crowder and Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo: Marshall Fellows https://knz-clan.com/kennedy-crowder-and-chinaza-ruth-okonkwo-marshall-fellows/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 05:04:34 +0000 https://knz-clan.com/kennedy-crowder-and-chinaza-ruth-okonkwo-marshall-fellows/ Kennedy Crowder and Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo: Marshall Fellows Kennedy Crowder and Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo, seniors at the University of Pennsylvania, have been named 2022 Marshall Fellows. Established by the UK government, the Marshall Scholarship funds up to three years of study for a graduate degree in n ‘ any field in an institution in UK. […]]]>

Kennedy Crowder and Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo: Marshall Fellows

Legend: Chinaza Ruth OkonkwoKennedy Crowder and Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo, seniors at the University of Pennsylvania, have been named 2022 Marshall Fellows. Established by the UK government, the Marshall Scholarship funds up to three years of study for a graduate degree in n ‘ any field in an institution in UK.

Ms. Crowder and Mx. Okonkwo is one of 41 Marshall Fellows for 2022 representing 33 institutions in the United States, chosen from among 1,000 applicants. The prestigious scholarship, intended to strengthen US-UK relations, is offered to as many as 50 Americans each year.

Ms. Crowder, from Landenberg, Pa., Is majoring in English, a minor in East Asian Languages ​​and Civilizations with a concentration in Japanese, and graduating in American Sign Language from the College of Arts and Sciences. With an interest in critical and creative writing, Ms. Crowder is a peer tutor, in-course writing teacher, a Robeson High School Initiative teacher, and a program developer at Penn’s Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing. She is editor-in-chief of Penn Journal of Undergraduate Law, editor-in-chief of F-Word magazine, and an editor of Penn magazine literary review. In the summer of 2020, she created the Black Penn English collective, a space for discussion and support for black members of the English department. Ms. Crowder is the first recipient of the English Department Community Award and is part of the English Honors Program. An advocate for black academic excellence, she is a member of the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the Paul Robeson and Anna Julia Cooper Fellowship Program, and President of Community Services of the Onyx Senior Honor Society. Ms Crowder plans to pursue a Masters in Black Humanities at the University of Bristol and a Masters in English and related Literature at the University of York.

Mx. Okonkwo, of Los Angeles, is majoring in Philosophy and History at the College of Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Moral and Political Philosophy and World History and minors in African Studies; studies on gender, sexuality and women; and Native American and Native Studies. They have enrolled in the Masters of Philosophy program and will also receive their Masters after graduation in May. Mx. Okonkwo is a 2021 Beinecke Fellow, Andrea Mitchell Center Undergraduate Fellow, Wolf Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellow, Mellon Mays Research Fellow, Perry World House Student Fellow, Paul Robeson and Anna Julia Cooper Fellow and a Benjamin Franklin scholar. They have carried out extensive research in the humanities and social sciences throughout their careers at Penn. Mx. Okonkwo’s current independent research project on Igbo Philosophy aims to explore Igbo metaphysics and epistemology and to reshape the understanding of indigeneity as it relates to Africa. They are also interested in Igbo political philosophy and institutions and the history of the Igbo women’s war. They were editors of the Penn history review, a peer research advisor and the founder of a digital radical reading collective. Mx. Okonkwo plans to earn a BPhil and a DPhil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford.

Ms. Crowder and Mx. Okonkwo applied for the Marshall Fellowship with assistance from the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. Penn has had 21 Marshall Fellows since the inception of the exchange in 1953 and seven in the past four years.

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Radical leaders, prepare for a battle https://knz-clan.com/radical-leaders-prepare-for-a-battle/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 09:05:53 +0000 https://knz-clan.com/radical-leaders-prepare-for-a-battle/ Several characteristics define good elected leadership. • They listen to their constituents and make decisions based on the greater good. • If necessary, they put aside their personal preferences and allegiances for the greater good. • They understand their limits and respect the responsibilities of others. • They are open and honest when they explain […]]]>


Several characteristics define good elected leadership.

• They listen to their constituents and make decisions based on the greater good.

• If necessary, they put aside their personal preferences and allegiances for the greater good.

• They understand their limits and respect the responsibilities of others.

• They are open and honest when they explain why they decide or vote the way they do.

Based on these criteria, our region has marks of bad leaders, of people who overstep the clearly defined duties of their jobs, and of people who put minimal effort into repaying voters’ beliefs that they would work hard to do so. which is fair.

They are not alone among the ranks of poor Idaho rulers. But there is reason to believe that better leaders are on the way.

A group called the Take Back Idaho Committee is mobilizing to crush the extremism that plagues the cohesive, common sense governance our state is known for.

“The recent disruptive legislative sessions have highlighted the desperate need to replace dangerous extremists in the legislature,” said committee chair Jennifer Ellis recently. Ellis is a breeder and past president of the Idaho Cattle Association.

“Instead of coming up with positive ideas to improve the daily lives of Idahoans, these politicians are wasting precious time and taxpayer dollars. This vocal minority has replaced civility and common sense with conspiracy theories, fringe views, and cheap political theater. “

Seems familiar? It’s certain.

The goal of the citizens’ committee is to recruit and support better leaders statewide – an effort underway in Kootenai County and throughout the northern part of the state. Nor is it a distant horizon they are aiming for: the immediate target is the Republican primary elections on May 17, and potential recruits are being contacted.

While this first wave will not include non-partisan local races like NIC administrators or school and library councils, the new committee will provide information to the press to help voters choose the candidates most likely to vote. avoid extremism in favor of legislation that supports families, businesses and institutions and individuals such as public schools, hospitals, mental health providers and more.

Ellis called the goal “restoring a sense of community and a common purpose in Idaho.” These were once Gem State hallmarks. By replacing radical lawmakers with capable leaders, these scuffed and spat characteristics can shine again.


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]]> Latest news from the January 6 riot: Trump lambasted Biden’s temper tantrum as Cruz mocked ‘cowardly fool’ about Tucker’s apology https://knz-clan.com/latest-news-from-the-january-6-riot-trump-lambasted-bidens-temper-tantrum-as-cruz-mocked-cowardly-fool-about-tuckers-apology/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 18:05:08 +0000 https://knz-clan.com/latest-news-from-the-january-6-riot-trump-lambasted-bidens-temper-tantrum-as-cruz-mocked-cowardly-fool-about-tuckers-apology/ What we witnessed yesterday were the last gasps of a corrupt and discredited leftist political and media establishment that for decades pushed our country to the ground — cutting our jobs, giving up our strength, sacrificing our sovereignty, attacking our history and values ​​and trying to make America a country our people can hardly recognize. […]]]>

What we witnessed yesterday were the last gasps of a corrupt and discredited leftist political and media establishment that for decades pushed our country to the ground — cutting our jobs, giving up our strength, sacrificing our sovereignty, attacking our history and values ​​and trying to make America a country our people can hardly recognize.

These radical leftists in Washington don’t care ANYTHING about American democracy. All they care about is control over you, and the wealth and the riches for themselves.

But they fail. No one believes them anymore. And the day is fast [sic] to come when they are massively removed from power.

Joe Biden’s voice is now the voice of despair and despair.

His managers gave him this speech to read yesterday because they know that the unprecedented failures of his presidency and congressional left extremism Pelosi-Schumer have destroyed the Democratic Party.

Part of their panic is driven by the realization that, much like the collusion with Russia hoax, they cannot endure the absurd January 6 fabrications any longer. The truth is out.

But for them, the worst part of it all is knowing what the American people see throughout their bogus media event, which despicably compared a Pelosi-led security breach on Capitol Hill to the darkest days in history. American and the deaths of 3,000 Americans.

People see through this sham. They see a cynical politician who ran for office promising unity and now does the most controversial thing possible: slander his political opponents by branding them national terrorists, just as insecure dictators in countries do. communists.

The American people also see that January 6 has become the Democrats’ excuse and pretext for the most frightening attack on the civil liberties of American citizens in generations. It is used to justify outrageous attacks on free speech, widespread censorship, removal of platforms, calls for increased domestic surveillance, appalling abuses against political prisoners, labeling opponents of lockdowns and warrants. COVID as threats to national security, and even ordering the FBI to target parents who oppose the radical indoctrination of their children in school. And this week, Jan.6, is also the Democrats’ excuse for trying to push through a sweeping federal state election law. They are trying to ban voter identification and other basic measures that can ensure the sacred integrity of the vote.

The reason Democrats are doing all of this isn’t because they believe they will win a fair and honest election. This is because they know they will lose one massively.

Remember, I’m not the one trying to undermine American democracy, I’m the one trying to SAVE American democracy.

Today, I have more confidence than ever in the strength and common sense of the American people. They are counting the days until we no longer have to be constantly lectured, lied and dictated by corrupt politicians and their media partners. When we no longer have to put up with this broken establishment’s hoaxes and fabricated media narratives – and as Biden and his radical managers know, that day is fast approaching. Because in the months and years to come, the American people will speak out, take action and VOTE massively, and we will TAKE OUR COUNTRY back.

From the very beginning, all Americans wanted were good jobs, safe neighborhoods, strong borders, good schools, a proud nation, and a government that LISTENED to the American people. That’s what our movement has always been and that’s what we focus on to this day.

Joe Biden and the radical Democrats have failed on all fronts. But don’t give up hope. America will be great again.


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In the year since January 6, the American radical right has hardened into an undemocratic insurgency https://knz-clan.com/in-the-year-since-january-6-the-american-radical-right-has-hardened-into-an-undemocratic-insurgency/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 23:53:00 +0000 https://knz-clan.com/in-the-year-since-january-6-the-american-radical-right-has-hardened-into-an-undemocratic-insurgency/ They also largely agree that not only does the nation face an ongoing assault on its democratic institutions, but that Jan. 6 essentially became the insurgency’s opening declaration of war. This became painfully evident in the way the mainstream Republican right adopted the Patriots’ conspiratorial worldview while circling the wagons in defense of the attack […]]]>

They also largely agree that not only does the nation face an ongoing assault on its democratic institutions, but that Jan. 6 essentially became the insurgency’s opening declaration of war. This became painfully evident in the way the mainstream Republican right adopted the Patriots’ conspiratorial worldview while circling the wagons in defense of the attack itself.

The most disturbing of these reports comes from Heidi Beirich, the longtime intelligence director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, now a member of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism, who warns that growing radicalization of the American right has pushed the United States to the brink of authoritarianism:

The situation became so dire that a member of the CIA’s Political Instability Task Force warned in December that the United States was “closer to civil war” than most would ever believe. Professor Barbara Walter pointed out that “if you were an analyst in a foreign country studying events in America – the same way you would look at events in Ukraine, Ivory Coast or Venezuela – you would make a checklist. , assessing each of the conditions that make civil war likely… And what you would find is that the United States, a democracy founded over two centuries ago, has entered very dangerous territory. Walter believes the United States has gone through stages of “pre-insurgency” and “emerging conflict” and may now be in “open conflict,” starting with the insurgency on Capitol Hill. Walter also says that the United States has become an “anocracy” – “somewhere between a democracy and an autocratic state”.

The most disturbing aspect of radicalization, observes Beirich, is the propagation of “accelerationist” beliefs – embracing nihilist politics aimed at encouraging the collapse of society – by networking extreme right-wing extremists online. , resulting in a variety of deadly acts of domestic terrorism. She also notes that while paramilitary groups such as the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys played a leading role in the insurgency, “the prosecution of those involved in the insurgency has failed to shut down these groups, just as the involvement of active duty military and veterans has failed. inspire serious action to eliminate extremists and prevent the radicalization of troops.

As Beirich explains, this radicalization has been openly encouraged by Republican officials and a wide range of right-wing experts, who have promoted white nationalist conspiracy theories and other far-right conspiracy theories in the mainstream. dominant in public discourse, ranging from the racist “Grand Replacement” theory that the liberals are deliberately seeking to displace white voters with a wave of immigration and non-white civil rights, to conflicting claims that “Leftists” and “Antifa” were in fact responsible for the violence of January 6 and that the rioters were simultaneously just “patriots” seeking to defend the nation against a Communist takeover.

Beirich quotes a recent University of Chicago Security and Threat Project Report the identification of an active American insurgency movement comprising some 21 million people. These radicalized Trump supporters believe that “the use of force is justified to restore Donald J. Trump to the presidency” and that “the 2020 election has been stolen, and Joe Biden is an illegitimate president.” About 63% of them believe in the Great Replacement theory, while 54% subscribe to the far-right QAnon conspiracy.

He also notes that this insurgent movement is made up of “mostly highly skilled middle-aged American professionals,” leading researchers to warn their continued radicalization “does not bode well for the 2022 midterm elections. , or for that matter, the elections of 2024. Presidential election. “

At least initially, many far-right groups were held back by the aftermath of the events of January 6. Many of them, like researcher Jared Holt of the Atlantic Council told NBC News, faced “a massive public relations crisis”. He added: “Many of these movements have spent 2020 raising their visibility, strengthening their ranks, organizing conservative rallies in state capitol buildings, opposing the protests for racial justice over the summer and to become very active during the elections of the period. after. All that perceived momentum was sucked out of the room very quickly. “

An in-depth report by Holt for the Atlantic Council describes how far-right groups adapted to the situation on the ground after January 6 by pushing into mainstream politics by forming nonprofit organizations and engaging in mainstream political activities, decentralizing their organizations to embrace more autonomous local groups, and in particular by encouraging political engagement at the local level. “This has led many people to adopt causes adopted by mainstream conservatives, from tackling COVID-19 restrictions to questioning school curricula, directing their anger at local officials,” he noted. -he.

Right-wing ‘crop war’ controversies – such as the bogus ‘critical race theory’ debate or conspiracy hysteria over vaccines and masking warrants – have proven to be useful entry opportunities. for extremists to gain traction among the general public, as Holt reports: “As a fruitful opportunity to generate outrage and hatred, extremists have adopted emotionally charged social issues as a vehicle for entry in mainstream online discourse, ”he wrote.

Historical revisionism over the events of January 6 has been at the heart of the radicalization narrative, observes Holt, with influential social media figures and political figures obscuring and distorting the attack, “challenging the behavior of participants despite documentary evidence on the contrary, and accusing the government of plotting against Trump supporters.

Importantly, the hardline-right narrative of the insurgency and the 2020 election has been ardently embraced by mainstream Republicans: media supporters from Fox News to One America News Network, “Holt writes, noting that all of that” media “have renamed “The insurgents who attacked the Capitol like patriots and heroes”.

Almost all scholars prominently mention Fox’s Tucker Carlson as one of the main sources of this revisionism. In addition to prominently promoting the “Great Replacement” theory on Fox, Carlson has been a relentless propagandist of the conspiracy theory that the January 6 insurgency was a “false flag” operation by the FBI. to trap the unfortunate conservatives.

the Michael Edison Hayden of SPLC similarly observed: “More and more people, in fact, seem to be turning to far-right propaganda lately. Even though ratings for Liberal cable shows plummeted after Trump left, Carlson’s show continued to run into the millions, as did other Fox News hosts.

As Hayden puts it, the extremist right since January 6 “systematically builds a culture where violence and authoritarianism can take root more in the United States”. this.

“We have to be on the right, dragging these people kicking and screaming into the future… in a really reactionary party,” Fuentes said. “It’s gradual. We are not going to drag them all the way. But if we can slide the rightmost part further to the right, and we can slide the center further to the right, and we can slide the left further to the right… then we win, ”a he declared.

The dynamics of the shift to localized politics are reflected in the post-Jan. 6 tactics adopted by the Proud Boys, such as Tess Owen at Vice explored in depth. She had observed (like us) in the aftermath of the insurgency “that they slipped under the national radar and avoided large-scale, high-profile appearances in favor of quietly consolidating alliances around hot political issues and activism. community. . “

By closely following their activities over the past year, she found that “Proud Boys had made at least 114 uniformed appearances in 73 cities in 24 states between January 6 and December 21, 2021”. In many cases, as she notes, the Proud Boys have also appeared at events but not in their black polo uniforms, depending on whether or not they wanted to “incriminate” the group.

“Over the past year, the Proud Boys have worked to integrate themselves among local activists who were not tarnished by the January 6 insurgency,” Devin Burghart, executive director of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, based in Missouri (IREHR), said Owen. “They became involved in local efforts to push back vaccination warrants, or critical race theory, and other local conflicts, which allowed them to avoid the national discussion on the insurgency and provide them with a support base that they did not have before January 6.

And while these localized protests attracted considerably less media attention than the far-right rallies of 2020 and January 6, their numbers have grown significantly. A report from site of armed conflict event data (ACLED) The project found that not only were there a significant number of pro-Trump rallies in 2021, a disproportionate number of them featured armed participants, and the majority of them took place on “grounds. legislative “:

  • 6.8% of pro-Trump protests (112 out of 1,646) between January 2020 and November 2021 were armed compared to 1.5% of all other protests (501 out of 33,298).
  • The percentage of pro-Trump armed protests has increased over the past year. In 2021, 8.8% of pro-Trump protests were armed (32 out of 364) compared to 6.2% in 2020 (80 out of 1,282).
  • Between January 2020 and November 2021, 47.3% of pro-Trump armed protests (53 of 112) took place on legislative grounds, compared to 12.2% of all other armed protests (61 of 501).
  • The percentage of pro-Trump armed protests that took place on legislative grounds increased in 2021, with 81.3% (26 of 32) reported on these sites compared to 33.8% (27 of 80) in 2020.

Like Stephen Marche commented in The Guardian, Americans must shake off the illusion that a civil war is far away. It is there, now, in the form of a relentless insurrectionary movement, an insurrection which manifested its intentions on January 6:

What the American left needs now is allegiance, not alliance. It must abandon all imaginary fantasies about the sanctity of government institutions which have long since given up any claim to legitimacy. Stack the Supreme Court, end the filibuster, make Washington DC a state and let the dogs howl, and now, before it’s too late. As soon as the right takes control of institutions, it will use them to overthrow democracy in its most basic forms; they are already rushing to dissolve all the standards that stand in the way of their full emancipation.


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Donald Trump backs Rep. Mary Miller, who quoted Hitler in the Capitol speech https://knz-clan.com/donald-trump-backs-rep-mary-miller-who-quoted-hitler-in-the-capitol-speech/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 01:44:18 +0000 https://knz-clan.com/donald-trump-backs-rep-mary-miller-who-quoted-hitler-in-the-capitol-speech/ Former President Donald Trump has endorsed the re-election campaign of Republican Representative Mary Miller, a member of the United States House of Representatives, who quoted Nazi Leader Adolf Hitler in a speech in January 2021 . During his speech at the Moms for America “Save the Republic” rally on January 4, 2021, Miller said, “Hitler […]]]>

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed the re-election campaign of Republican Representative Mary Miller, a member of the United States House of Representatives, who quoted Nazi Leader Adolf Hitler in a speech in January 2021 .

During his speech at the Moms for America “Save the Republic” rally on January 4, 2021, Miller said, “Hitler was right about one thing. He said, ‘Anyone with youth has the future. “Our children are the subject of propaganda. … This is the battle.”

After initially defending her comments, she later apologized for it.

In his endorsement of Miller, released last Saturday, Trump wrote, “Congresswoman Mary Miller does a fantastic job representing the people of Illinois! With election security, the Second Amendment, and our military and veterans, Mary is a champion of our America. First order of the day. “

“She fights fiercely against Joe Biden’s open borders, rampant inflation and the radical indoctrination of our children,” Trump continued with approval. “Marie has my complete and total approval! “

Miller will run against Republican Rep. Rodney Davis, a five-term incumbent representing Illinois’ 15th Congressional District. Due to the newly redesigned district maps, Davis no longer resides in the district, but Congress allows candidates to run for district seats even if they reside outside those districts. The two will both compete in the Republican primary on June 28.

Accepting Trump’s endorsement, Miller wrote: “Conservative voters who support [former] President Trump deserves a pro-Second Amendment, pro-life, America First voice in Congress. “

“With hard work, prayer and faith in our country, the Conservatives will take home and make America even better,” she added.

Former President Donald Trump backed Republican Illinois Rep. Mary Miller, who said “Hitler was right” during a January 2021 campaign speech. Above, Miller speaks at a conference release on vaccine mandates for business with House Republicans on Capitol Hill on November 18, 2021 in Washington, DC
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Miller is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, a Trump-supporting caucus that includes some of the House’s most right-wing Republican representatives. The caucus includes Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina.

Miller and other caucus members voted against certification of Democratic President Joe Biden’s electoral victory in 2020. They called for Biden’s impeachment for his handling of border security concerns. They also called for the dismissal of infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci for his handling of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Miller, like his fellow caucus members, opposed the Jan.6 committee as a “political witch hunt” to attack Trump. She also tried to stop Biden’s tenure requiring company employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

After Miller’s comment on Hitler, she received calls to apologize or resign from Davis, Democratic Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, Democratic Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Jewish Legislative Caucus of the United States. Illinois and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Miller initially defended his comments. She said she saw them as “a denunciation of the efforts of evil dictators to re-educate young people and similar efforts of leftist radicals in our country today.”

“Some people try to intentionally distort my words to mean something antithetical to my beliefs,” she added, noting that she supports Israel and is not anti-Semitic.

However, on January 8, 2021, she apologized for her comments.

“I sincerely apologize for the harm my words have caused and I regret that I used a reference to one of the most evil dictators in history to illustrate the dangers that outside influences can have on our youth.” , she said. “This dark history should never be repeated and parents should be proactive in instilling what is good, true, righteous and noble in the hearts and minds of their children.”

Despite Trump’s approval of him, Miller’s political opponent also enjoys broad Republican support in his own state. In his own district, 32 of 35 Republican county presidents backed him. The same goes for two Republican congressional colleagues from Illinois, Darin LaHood and Mike Bost, as well as more than a dozen Republican state lawmakers, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Davis was also a strong supporter of Trump and co-chaired his 2020 re-election campaign in Illinois.


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Remember Right-Wing Hate When You Vote | News, Sports, Jobs https://knz-clan.com/remember-right-wing-hate-when-you-vote-news-sports-jobs/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 05:56:37 +0000 https://knz-clan.com/remember-right-wing-hate-when-you-vote-news-sports-jobs/ THE EDITOR: Who is directly responsible for all this anger, hatred and threats against teachers, school board members and parents all across America today? It is not the bipartisan select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 insurgency and invasion of the United States Capitol that is now receiving death threats. This radical behavior must stop. […]]]>

THE EDITOR:

Who is directly responsible for all this anger, hatred and threats against teachers, school board members and parents all across America today?

It is not the bipartisan select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 insurgency and invasion of the United States Capitol that is now receiving death threats.

This radical behavior must stop.

Could it be the people who are still “pro-big lies, Trump election fraud,” anti-vaccine, anti-maskers? Or is it the neo-Nazis, the KKK, Q-anon, the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers, the Moral Majority and all the other white supremacist groups? All of these radical right-wing groups support, campaign and vote for Republicans as “never Democrats”.

In fact, if you notice, there has been no threat of violence against Republicans in the Senate and House. Why? I believe the new Trump GOP embraces extremism, hate speech and disinformation, bar none.

Is this the party or the political groups that the majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents really want to protect our democracy for the United States of America? Honest and educated American history of the future will tell.

Think about it seriously when you vote in the November 2022 mid-election and November 2024 general election.

Remember, in November you vote for your future, your children and grandchildren, for the United States of America.

DAVID P. GAIBIS SR.

Edinburgh, Pennsylvania

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In 1991 Joan Sheldon paved the way for women in Qld politics https://knz-clan.com/in-1991-joan-sheldon-paved-the-way-for-women-in-qld-politics/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://knz-clan.com/in-1991-joan-sheldon-paved-the-way-for-women-in-qld-politics/ In the Queensland Speaks interview series, Ms Sheldon said that at the start of politics there was no induction for new MPs. “I remember walking in and Denver Beanland – who was the leader of the Liberal Party – said, ‘Well, you have the shadow portfolios of health, native and island affairs, and family services,” […]]]>

In the Queensland Speaks interview series, Ms Sheldon said that at the start of politics there was no induction for new MPs.

“I remember walking in and Denver Beanland – who was the leader of the Liberal Party – said, ‘Well, you have the shadow portfolios of health, native and island affairs, and family services,” Ms. Sheldon.

“And frankly, I didn’t even know where I was when I got out of the elevator!”

Ms Sheldon first established a women’s office in the Queensland Parliament, creating opportunities for women – and lifting the thorns of male MPs.

“The thing that was said was, ‘Where is the men’s office’? She reminded herself.

“We really made our ministers and officials think twice when they formed a board of directors, so there had to be female representation.

“It wasn’t equal, but it was a step in the right direction.”

Thirty years later, Queensland has been ruled by a woman for three consecutive terms. And Ms Palaszczuk is on the verge of becoming the state’s longest-serving Labor leader if she sees the term.

In 2022, eight women are ministers from Queensland and the governor of Queensland is Jeannette Young, the state’s former public health official. The Chief Justice and the Police Commissioner are also women.

The Prime Minister of Queensland and former Treasurer Annastacia Palaszczuk addresses the media in Parliament.Credit:Attila Caesar

The Office for Women launched by Ms. Sheldon is now part of the Attorney General department, owned by Shannon Fentiman and previously Yvette D’Ath, now Minister of Health.

Leeanne Enoch, Minister of Arts, Digital Economy, Communities and Housing, spoke about Ms. Sheldon’s accession to the leadership in 1991.

“She became Queensland’s first parliamentary party leader,” said Ms Enoch.

“And today we see that a large part of our leaders in parliament are now women. “

In 1991, Mr Goss was first challenged in government, according to University of Queensland political history expert Chris Salisbury.

Mr Goss was drawing criticism from public sector unions for his changes to modernize the civil service, and from industry groups as he planned to turn Fraser Island – now K’gari – into a World Heritage National Park.

“Goss has declared publicly that it is not a radical government; his sought to modernize the state, ”said Dr Salisbury.

“That year his administration was portrayed as ‘progressive conservatism’ or ‘progressive conservatism’.

A young Kevin Rudd – originally Mr Goss’ chief of staff – became head of the new Queensland office from July 1991.

Kevin Rudd as Chief of the Queensland Cabinet Office.

Kevin Rudd as Chief of the Queensland Cabinet Office.Credit:Adam smith

“It’s a historic decision [creating the Office of Cabinet], not just for the fools of politics and administration, but in the very makeup of the cabinet materials themselves, ”said Dr Salisbury.

“You can see almost from the beginnings of the cabinet office itself in July 1991 that the materials brought into the cabinet; submissions, information documents; reflects this new type of structure, ”he said.

“It really changed the way decision-making took place both in cabinet and in legislation passed by the government.”

1991 and the bill on the pacific assembly

One of the main promises of the Goss government in 1989 was to abolish the symbolic anti-street march legislation of the Bjelke-Petersen era.

In February 1991, the Peace Assembly Bill was finally introduced to the state parliament and became law in 1992.

The cabinet briefing note noted: “This [street march legislation] led to nearly two years of bitter clashes between demonstrators and the police, resulting in nearly 2,000 people arrested for various petty crimes.

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“Queensland has been criticized across Australia for adopting draconian and brutal tactics.”

But first, discussions with the Lord Mayor of Brisbane (Sallyanne Atkinson, then, after the March 1991 council election, Jim Soorley) had to seek a compromise as the councils were responsible for the pedestrian malls.

Shopping centers were excluded from the bill.

“The result has been that the right to peaceful assembly is a qualified right subject to legal restrictions which are necessary and reasonable in the interest of public order, public safety and the rights and freedoms of others,” said the information note.

This right was tested and confirmed in 2019 by Brisbane Greens adviser Jonathan Sri.

1991 Cabinet discusses early North Queensland Cowboys

On September 9, 1991, Mr Goss in Cabinet asked then Sports Minister Bob Gibbs to advise a North Queensland Rugby League team to join the Broncos in the Rugby League competition of NSW.

A week later, Mr Gibbs indicated that a sports company, Top End Rugby League Inc (Top End), could raise $ 5 million in equity from the business sector in Queensland, mainly North Queensland.

Castlemaine XXXX also guaranteed a sponsorship of $ 300,000 and Mr. Gibbs donated the Willows Paceway in Townsville for the operations center and home games for the Cowboys.

However, there was not enough time to meet rugby league guidelines and the Cowboys, as the club became known, only entered the competition in the 1995 season.

Talks began in 1991, but 14 years later the North Queensland Cowboys celebrate their victory at Golden Point in 2015.

Talks began in 1991, but 14 years later the North Queensland Cowboys celebrate their victory at Golden Point in 2015.Credit:Cameron Spencer

Managing the 1991 AIDS pandemic

Queensland is part of a world gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic, but in 1991 the health crisis was HIV / AIDS.

On January 31, 1991, a cabinet briefing revealed that 1,040 residents of Queensland were HIV positive.

The risk of spreading HIV among students was “considerable,” the cabinet said.

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“Ten percent of the notifications are under 25, the majority of which were infected in adolescence,” the cabinet said.

“[The] prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents, suggest that the risk of HIV infection, for many young people, is considerable. Various surveys have indicated that first sex for young Australians begins as early as the age of 13, and up to 47% of 15-16 year olds are sexually active.

Cabinet called existing education programs “inadequate and becoming obsolete” and approved an ongoing high school AIDS education program that costs $ 75,000 per year.

1991 Trials and convictions for former characters of Bjelke-Petersen

  • April 1991: Former minister Geoff Muntz sentenced to 12 months in prison for embezzling $ 4,891 from ministerial expenses.
  • June 1991: Former minister Russ Hinze dies of bowel cancer before his corruption trial begins.
  • August 1991: Police Commissioner Terry Lewis is sentenced to 14 years in prison for accepting bribes.
  • September 1991: No verdict in the corruption trial of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen and jury chairman Luke Shaw is identified as a member of the Young Nationals and a member of the Friends of Joh fundraising group.

The infamous role played by Mr. Shaw was examined in detail by the Criminal Justice Commission in 1992 and although there were flaws in the jury selection, no cases of “prima facie” corruption were found.


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Historians warn GOP is pushing nation towards Trump-based authoritarianism https://knz-clan.com/historians-warn-gop-is-pushing-nation-towards-trump-based-authoritarianism/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 21:51:43 +0000 https://knz-clan.com/historians-warn-gop-is-pushing-nation-towards-trump-based-authoritarianism/ Two Kentucky historians have vehemently expressed concerns about the future of democracy in the United States and the possibility of Trumpism making a comeback after the 2022 midterm or the 2024 presidential election. “It’s real, it’s serious and it’s scary,” said Brian Clardy, professor of history at Murray State University, of the potential for the […]]]>

Two Kentucky historians have vehemently expressed concerns about the future of democracy in the United States and the possibility of Trumpism making a comeback after the 2022 midterm or the 2024 presidential election.

“It’s real, it’s serious and it’s scary,” said Brian Clardy, professor of history at Murray State University, of the potential for the nation to slide into an authoritarian, far-right-focused state. on white supremacy.

The solution to counteract that possibility, Clardy suggested, was for Democrats to point out just how extreme the GOP has become over the past decade – and what damage it could result if Republicans were given the chance to take matters back into their own hands.

“Democrats need to remind people that next year and into 2024 democracy itself will be on trial,” Clardy wrote.

John Hennen, professor emeritus at Morehead State University, agrees, adding that those who share such concerns must be part of a structure to “build democratic resistance” to Trumpism. “In short, we all have to become ‘antifa’ or anti-fascists,” Hennen said.

Clardy and Hennen’s comments were highlighted in an opinion piece written by a third historian, Berry Craig, professor emeritus of history at West Kentucky Community College in Paducah, in the Louisville Courier-Journal Wednesday.

Many pundits and political analysts believe that being anti-Trump will not be enough for Democrats to retain control of Congress beyond the mid-term of 2022. Indeed, the passage of important laws, including bills to protect voting rights and that of President Joe Biden Build Back Better economic package, are seen as necessary accomplishments to keep voters happy and avoid electoral defeat next year.

Keeping Congress out of the hands of the Trumpists, while ensuring that far-right Republicans do not win the presidency in three years, is key to keeping democracy intact, Craig wrote in his editorial.

Democrats don’t call Trump and his allies for who they are, Craig observed.

“Trump and his sycophants endlessly demagogue against President Joe Biden and his party, mistakenly portraying them as” radical socialists “and even” communists “who conspired to” steal “the 2020 election,” he said. he adds. Craig wrote. However, too many “Democrats refuse to call Trumpism what it is – a racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic and fanatic movement that is undemocratic and embraces violence and self-defense. “

The rise of authoritarian tendencies on the right is indeed worrying – and it’s a bigger problem than some might think, the data seems to suggest. According to research by Morning Consult, 26% of the American population qualifies as “very right-wing authoritarian”. This rate is more than double what is observed in Canada and Australia, the organization noted.

These trends translate into an acceptance of violent behavior for political ends. Morning Consult research also pointed out that more than one in three right-wing adults in the country (34%) viewed the attack on Capitol Hill almost a year ago as “to protect the US government.” ”, Not an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.


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