Twitter Thread: Terror in Barcelona

Hard to understand the self-loathing and hatred that these sad people carry in their souls.

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Here is a collection of tweets about the latest terror attack in Barcelona. It includes a very insightful twitter thread by The New York Times Correspondent Rukmini Callimachi.

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Sewing Seeds of Hate: Donald Trump’s Unforgivable Disgrace – SPIEGEL ONLINE

In the answers he then gave to questions from reporters — more of a fit of rage than a press conference — he blasted the so-called “alt-left,” saying it was just as bad as the white supremacists, many of whom refer to themselves as the “alt-right.” It was a comment that didn’t just demonize the counterdemonstrators, it also trivialized the violence displayed by the neo-Nazis. Trump spoke of “blame on both sides” and claimed that among the hate-filled white nationalists and anti-Semites, there were also many people who were simply there to peacefully protest the removal of the statue of General Robert E. Lee. The press conference lasted just over 20 minutes, but by the time it had ended, it was clear that the president was indeed guilty of playing down the actions of neo-Nazis.Two former presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, issued a joint statement condemning hatred “in all forms.” Five of the country’s top military leaders saw a need to issue clear statements condemning racism, in direct opposition to their commander-in-chief.

Source: Sewing Seeds of Hate: Donald Trump’s Unforgivable Disgrace – SPIEGEL ONLINE

After Charlottesville, Donald Trump Reveals His True Face – SPIEGEL ONLINE

David Duke, the leader of American racists, had good reason to thank Trump this week. When the president of the United States says that the victim is just as responsible as the murderer, or that the counterdemonstrator is just as guilty as the Nazi waving the swastika flag and shouting, “Jews will not replace us,” and when Trump’s own party doesn’t drop him even now, then Duke and Trump have already achieved a key goal. Tolerance, empathy, kindness and diversity of opinion are all disparaged as political correctness. It becomes OK to say anything else, and if you can say it, it becomes easier to justify violence. The wheel of civilization has made a turn in reverse.

Source: After Charlottesville, Donald Trump Reveals His True Face – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Women say they quit Google because of racial discrimination: ‘I was invisible’ | Technology | The Guardian

Parthasarathy said she was frustrated by the argument that affirmative action helps unqualified minorities get hired: “People do think it’s easier for me to get into my job … There’s this feeling all the time whenever I do a project, you always have to prove yourself, and that really sucks.”The black woman who worked as a specialist at Google said her experiences with discrimination took a severe toll on her mental health.“There were times I cried at my desk,” she said, adding that she ultimately decided it wasn’t worth the trouble to stay at Google and began looking for jobs outside of the company, not caring that she would be earning a lower salary.At Google, she added, “I was invisible. It was like I didn’t matter. So what was the point of being there?”

Source: Women say they quit Google because of racial discrimination: ‘I was invisible’ | Technology | The Guardian

News from The Associated Press on Trump

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, whom Trump considered for a Cabinet post, declared Thursday that “the president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to” in dealing with crises. And Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska tweeted, “Anything less than complete & unambiguous condemnation of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK by the @POTUS is unacceptable. Period.

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said Trump’s “moral authority is compromised.”

Source: News from The Associated Press

Former Top Dog Cook Cole White Denies That He Is A White Supremacist: SFist Quack, waddle, look like a duck???

Now White would like everyone to know that they should not have jumped to the conclusion that just because he was photographed smiling among the torches as white supremacists chanted and gave Nazi salutes, he is also a white supremacist. In the statement, which you can read in full here, White says, “After having witnessed first hand the violent attempts made by far left groups to disrupt what would otherwise be peaceful conservative gatherings in recent months, I knew Charlottesville would be a notable event.” He goes on to say, “I want to make it clear that I am not a white supremacist, nor was I ever… My portrayal over social and the mainstream media has been inaccurate, biased and completely unjustified.”NBC Bay Area first picked up White’s statement last night.White was doxxed, or publicly identified, on Twitter Saturday via the account @YesYoureRacist, likely via others in Berkeley who knew he may be attending the rally, or who recognized him. Berkeleyside reported that he was spotted outside an Alameda County courtroom at a hearing of an antifa protester who was charged with assault in connection with one of the chaotic alt-right rally days in Berkeley this past spring.Much like Patriot Prayer organizer Joey Gibson, who identifies with the alt-right and is trying to stage rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley next weekend, White disowns white supremacists who have joined in under the umbrella of the “right,” claiming he is simply a conservative. “Though people with such beliefs were obviously present, assuming those were the beliefs of the entire crowd is uninformed and irresponsible.”

Source: Former Top Dog Cook Cole White Denies That He Is A White Supremacist: SFist

Trump responds to Barcelona attack by reviving debunked myth | World news | The Guardian #LiarTrump, #TraitorTrump

Donald Trump has responded to the Barcelona attack by reviving an already debunked anecdote about a US general dipping bullets in pig’s blood to fight Islamic militants more than a hundred years ago. After a relatively conventional response to the attack, in which he went on to Twitter to call on the people of Barcelona to be “tough and strong” and offer help from the US, he posted another, more cryptic, tweet, saying: “Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!”

Source: Trump responds to Barcelona attack by reviving debunked myth | World news | The Guardian

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