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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« Last post by Prelate Diogenes Shandor on Today at 05:43:21 pm »
The world's never going to be right again until people forget 9/11
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« Last post by Cain on Today at 05:23:08 pm »
And that 10% difference between the center and far-right is pretty consistent along the variety of questions.

It's a strong indicator that the centre-right has been radicalised, while the far-right have somewhat moderated their position, for the most part.  That fertile "populist right" ground between the two has seen a lot of cross-pollination over the years, while at the same time the American right, of both varieties, have been forging strong links with their European counterparts.

Incidentally, the UK attitude to immigration has been terrible for decades.  I would argue up until quite recently it has been a lot worse than the US, and it's been fed by decades of tabloid fear-mongering, that since 9/11 has steadily moved into the broadsheet press (Times, Telegraph, sometimes the Guardian or Observer).   Immigration was the wedge issue on which popular anti-EU sentiment was built, as evidenced by the Brexit debate's focus on "taking back control of our border" as opposed to "this will economically ruin us all".
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« Last post by nullified on Today at 05:10:37 pm »
https://twitter.com/JeremyPoxon/status/1053037595771338753?s=19

Worth actually reading the paper. There’s no bad or shaky conclusions being drawn here, it’s legitimately the case. Hard to say showing support for “a strong leader” who “ignores parliament/congress” isn’t showing authoritarian beliefs.

UK spags might be interested in seeing the horrormirth of the chart of UK attitudes in one of the appendices: everyone else has a v notch on a near linear line, or an overall M shaped response to the questions.

The UK has a goddamn U shaped graph. Only the self identified political fringes are sane on (I forget what topic, I think immigration or civil rights?), anyone who doesn’t describe themselves as far-left/right cannot be trusted. It was like a 10% drop between far right and center right for fucks sake.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« Last post by Cain on Today at 05:00:04 pm »
Even the Brazilian guy would be something.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Today at 04:33:47 pm »
And this is how you become a dictatorship.

Well, yes.

Oh, I know.  It's just disappointing, that it's happening at the hands of some banal, tanned egomaniac who struggles to string a coherent sentence together.  He doesn't even have good dress sense.

I wanted someone like Sulla or Octavian.  :(
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« Last post by Cain on Today at 01:49:03 pm »
And this is how you become a dictatorship.

Well, yes.

Oh, I know.  It's just disappointing, that it's happening at the hands of some banal, tanned egomaniac who struggles to string a coherent sentence together.  He doesn't even have good dress sense.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Today at 02:07:05 am »
And this is how you become a dictatorship.

Well, yes.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« Last post by Prelate Diogenes Shandor on Yesterday at 11:42:32 pm »
What we really need is another march to the sea
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