Toasted Heretic comments

Posted in: Europe's far-right wooing the young See in context

Bigots don't like being called out on their bigotry. They will do everything they can to blame their shortcomings on those who stand up to their vile belief system.

They are emboldened by the relative freedoms of anonymity on the internet. But they must be challenged at every opportunity.

The liberals who sit on the fence are complicit in the rise of white nationalism with their softly softly approach, urging restraint.

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Posted in: Trump blasts Republican lawmaker Amash over impeachment remarks See in context

At last, a politician with guts. Comes on, ye democrats, do the right thing and get behind the impeachment of the tyrant.

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Posted in: Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict See in context

The drums of war are beating. Who shall follow into the abyss?

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Posted in: Europe's far-right wooing the young See in context

Expect lots of irony free comments from migrants to Japan, a country with a very different culture to theirs, complaining about the erosion of cultures.

The far right thrives on hatred, division, misrepresentation and falsehoods. This is why various platforms are beginning to wise up and scrutinize their propaganda.

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Posted in: Europe's far-right wooing the young See in context

Remember how the Jews had to flee persecution. Remember the language used to describe them. How they were seen as "other".

"These people" etc.

History is supposed to inform. We are supposed to learn from its tragedies.

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Posted in: Japan aims to cut number of dementia patients in 70s by 10% over decade See in context

I hope this is not just vague waffle to a very serious problem. Dementia and Alzheimer's are heartbreaking illnesses which end up affecting our loved ones.

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Posted in: Alabama abortion law draws some criticism, but mostly silence from Republicans See in context

A whole culture that seeks to control women. Like the Taliban, but relocated to the southern states.

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Posted in: Europe's far-right wooing the young See in context

The only people eroding Europe and it's culture are the far right.

They must be challenged at every opportunity. Online or, if needs be, on the streets.

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Posted in: Republican senators question immigration plan presented by Kushner See in context

The quality of liberal responses is seriously lacking now that “but Russia!” or “mueller is coming” can’t be worked into a response.

Have you noticed the topic?

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Posted in: Cannes opens with Jarmusch's zombies and a tribute to Varda See in context

Cannes has it's moments. Anything by Ken Loach is a draw for me. Such a shame his films are not well known outside of Europe.

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Posted in: Will Smith calls 'Aladdin' remake highlight of his career See in context

No offence to Will Smith, but these be big shoes to fill.

Can't comment on the movie, though, as I have not seen it.

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Posted in: Health insurance law revised to limit coverage to Japan residents See in context

It's tougher than some other places I've lived in, but I am determined to stay. This country is worth the effort.

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Posted in: Republican senators question immigration plan presented by Kushner See in context

It’s more of a grievance cry to the xenophobic base for the election.

Aye. Which is why Trump identifies with people like Hungarian leaders and other demagogues who play up to their poorly educated base.

Why is education so maligned by the populist movement?

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Posted in: Republican senators question immigration plan presented by Kushner See in context

What’s wrong with merit based immigration? That’s exactly how it should be.

Define merit. Does it mean wealth, political leanings, sexuality, age, what?

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Posted in: Doris Day, actress who honed wholesome image, dies at 97 See in context

I have a soft spot for Ms Day and spent many hours in her company in my youth. RIP Doris and thanks for bringing joy into my life and millions of others.

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Posted in: Perdue barbecues to sell Japanese on buying more U.S. beef See in context

Poor quality beef, in terms of both meat and threats.

No thanks.

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Posted in: 4 found dead in submerged car at Kagoshima Pref port See in context

Tragic. RIP to the victims.

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Posted in: Judicial probe opens into Christchurch mosque shootings See in context

Muslim is a terrorist. White supremist is a misguided.

That appears to be the narrative from those who seek to capitalise on such horror.

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Posted in: White House hopefuls swarm rival's home turf of California See in context

wow, liberals are salty today.

What liberals?

CNN says Trump "wants to be impeached".

I wouldn't put it past him. The man is capable of all manner of trickery and playing the victim card. He's simply got to be the center of attention. Bigly.

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Posted in: 'Pikachu' tries to dethrone 'Avengers,' but just misses See in context

Haven't seen Pikachu movie yet but found the trailer warm and funny. The casting of Ryan Reynolds was pure genius!

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Posted in: Broadcaster apologizes over program insensitive to gender privacy See in context

I sometimes ask my japanese partner if that is a man or woman? I can’t see a problem with that.

Yes but you're not poking at them or making fun in their face.

Agree with the age thing. Not sure what the relevance is.

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Posted in: Judicial probe opens into Christchurch mosque shootings See in context

Hate feeds hate pretty simple math.

Aye, and where does it fester the most?

Again, RIP to the victims of this act of terror. To all the victims of terror.

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Posted in: What do you think of Japanese pop and rock music? Heard anything you like? See in context

Acid Mothers Temple, Takeshi Teruachi!

Good call, J-Drake. I'd forgotten them. If we're doing psychedelia, would the great Damo Suzuki count? Or would that be more under the German umbrella?

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Posted in: Classes at Prince Hisahito's school resume after knife incident See in context

If the school hadn't been closed and a thorough investigation hadn't been carried out, there would be outcry and accusations of dereliction of duty.

Remember, this involved a young royal. Not a lesser mortal.

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Posted in: Broadcaster apologizes over program insensitive to gender privacy See in context

However, to get a bigger picture of how LGBTQ are treated in Japan, you should ASK us for our stories. But only ask if you really want to know, because after hearing all the stories of parental rejection, abuse, and discrimination, you may wish you could continue to keep your head in the sand.

I want to hear all our stories. And I commend anyone who comes forward to tell our experiences, knowing that they will be dismissed or told they are too "sensitive" etc.

I could tell you of the times when I was more open and revealed a little bit of personal information. Stupid move on my part. I can't even explain here, as the post will be deleted but it was pretty upsetting and constant.

Unfortunately, there are those who cannot see what the fuss is all about and make light of ongoing discriminations and unwarranted attacks.

This example on the programme is but the tip of an iceberg. Sadly.

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Posted in: Avengers' Zoe Saldana: a superhero battling female stereotypes See in context

Having said that thankfully our house WASNT gender neutral...……...some of this stuff is just getting ridiculous, its like a fashion more than parenting etc, thank goodness I am not young now what a nightmare its becoming for everyone

It's only a nightmare for the previous generation, some of whom seem to believe that the 60s (segregation, Vietnam and civil rights) was some kind of golden era.

I need to know why so many of that generation feel threatened by a woman of colour speaking her mind.

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Posted in: Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction See in context

Ohama was the one who treated everyone like children with his pious lecturing that he alone knows what’s best for us.

Who?

Trump realizes we just want a wall and he gave it to us.

Who is "we"?

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Posted in: Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction See in context

Yeah? Tell that to Border Patrol and victims of human traffickers and the families of U.S. citizens murdered by illegals.

Or children murdered by the caging. Or women sexually assaulted by the guards. Or those imprisoned by the so-called patriots.

Tear that wall down.

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Posted in: Politics takes center stage as Israel hosts Eurovision See in context

Israel has the right to defend itself, if the Palestinians stopped attacking Israel they wouldn't be in the problems they are in now - you know like firing rockets into the country or throwing rocks and other objects at Israeli soldiers.

Yeah, if only they hadn't allowed themselves to be occupied, brutalised and suffer the horrors of Nakba.

Shame on Eurovision. This is not entertainment anymore. This is complicity with the Israeli regime of terror.

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Posted in: White House expects China to retaliate over trade tariffs See in context

What people in the world have benefited and then lifted out of poverty by capitalism at any other system, capitalism is the only system that will allow you or any other person of ordinary status and will reward you with efforts that you put in, it helped me and I worked my butt off, everyone has the ability to do it. Not everyone can become rich this is true, but you will always have poverty in this world you always have and you always will and socialism will not solve the problem.

Not everyone is born into a life of wealth and privilege, with all the networks and trimmings that go with it.

The best bet is to abolish capitalism bit by bit. I'd be up for the old anarcho-syndicalism, meself.

Thank God for our capitalist system.

A bit at odds with Jesus who stood for the poor and marginalised, fought the bankers, the corrupt elite and moneyed types, though....

Thank JC for socialism.

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