Tag: bigotry

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Trump’s fascist dehumanizing of Mexican criminals paves the way to treating all immigrants inhumanely, calls them “animals” 10 times in one press release

There are a variety of definitions of “dehumanization” but this one is as succinct as I have seen: Dehumanization is the psychological process of demonizing the enemy, making them seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatment. This can lead to increased violence, human rights violations, war crimes, and genocide. History is rife with this demonizing of […]

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Dem Abdul El-Sayed gets a taste of ACTUAL “birther-like tactics” from GOP senator & shameless bigot Patrick Colbeck

Dem Abdul El-Sayed gets a taste of ACTUAL “birther-like tactics” from GOP senator & shameless bigot Patrick Colbeck

Back in February, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed accused unnamed “establishment Democrats” of using “birther-like tactics” to derail his primary campaign after Bridge magazine published an article raising questions about his eligibility to run due to residency requirements. I was hard on Dr. El-Sayed writing, “Publishing this article is not a “birther-like” tactic and the accusation is offensive. People […]

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Michigan Gov. Snyder’s failure as a leader continues into his last year, appoints anti-LGBTQ bigot to Civil Rights Commission

Michigan Gov. Snyder’s failure as a leader continues into his last year, appoints anti-LGBTQ bigot to Civil Rights Commission

Most governors with a history of poisoning an entire city of Black people, an administration full of corruption and ineptitude, and with a laundry list of pro-corporate policies that have harmed the state in myriad ways would probably spend their final months in office being as non-controversial and quiet as possible. Not so with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Despite his […]

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Nazis, Ku Klux Klanners, and other fascist terrorists, you will NOT scare us and you will NEVER win

Nazis, Ku Klux Klanners, and other fascist terrorists, you will NOT scare us and you will NEVER win

One of the big questions of for today’s Americans is “What would you have done when the fascists were rising to power in the run-up to World War II?” We no longer need to ask that question because will now be able to see precisely what we WILL do. My grandfather knew. He enlisted in the Army and went off […]

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BIGOTRY DENIED! Anti-LGBT “activists” smacked down by court in Jackson, Michigan

BIGOTRY DENIED! Anti-LGBT “activists” smacked down by court in Jackson, Michigan

Earlier this year, the City Council of Jackson, Michigan passed a non-discrimination ordinance (NDO) that prohibits discrimination against anyone for housing, employment, or public accommodation based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The vote was 5-2. Shortly thereafter, a local group of Jackson residents, supported by clergy in local Catholic churches, started to circulate petitions to rescind the NDO and […]

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Local Michigan non-discrimination ordinance being challenged by notorious Jackson bigot

Local Michigan non-discrimination ordinance being challenged by notorious Jackson bigot

In early February of this year, the City Council in Jackson, Michigan approved a non-discrimination ordinance (NDO) that prohibits discrimination against anyone for housing, employment, or public accommodation based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It’s essentially a move that extends basic civil rights provided to most Michiganders under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to Michigan citizens in the LGBTQ […]

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#RESIST by supporting a political artist’s statement against the fascism & bigotry of the Bannon/Trump administration

#RESIST by supporting a political artist’s statement against the fascism & bigotry of the Bannon/Trump administration

Regular readers of Eclectablog know that I am a big fan of the political art of socio-political artist Michael D’Antuono. His often provocative artwork forces us to confront the sinister forces of racism, exclusion, and fascism that lurk in our country. Those forces have never been more powerful than they are now with the assent of the Bannon/Trump administration. D’Antuono […]

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For all their whining, Michigan Republicans are happy to embrace being “deplorable” and to wear it on a shirt

For all their whining, Michigan Republicans are happy to embrace being “deplorable” and to wear it on a shirt

That t-shirt there on the right is available from the Michigan Republican Party website. It’s a clear admission that being deplorable – “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” – is part and parcel of what at least half of Republicans supporting Donald Trump are. They are so proud of their racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and Islamaphobia that they are willing to […]

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Donald Trump proposes immigration policy that would prevent HIM from immigrating to America

Donald Trump proposes immigration policy that would prevent HIM from immigrating to America

Today, back on his “Look, I can read stiltedly from a teleprompter” pivot, Donald Trump laid out one of the most extreme foreign policy proposals since the Cold War. His new policy – what he calls “extreme vetting” – would force immigrants to take an ideology test to see if they are worthy of being in America. The deep, twisted, […]

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What Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama tells us about Trump’s hypocrisy

What Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama tells us about Trump’s hypocrisy

By now you’ve probably read about Donald Trump’s wife Melania and the speech she gave at the National Republican Convention last night. Her plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech was first noticed by journalist Jarrett Hill whose tweet blew up the internet: CORRECTION: Melania stole a whole graph from Michelle's speech. #GOPConvention WATCH: https://t.co/8BCOwXAHSy pic.twitter.com/zudpDznGng — Jarrett Hill (@JarrettHill) July […]

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Tom Casperson, Republican pandering bigot, introduces transgender bathroom bill he knows will never become law

Tom Casperson, Republican pandering bigot, introduces transgender bathroom bill he knows will never become law

Early this month, in a piece about Republican attacks on State Board of Education President John Austin, I noted that State Senator Tom Casperson was moving forward with introducing one of his own here in Michigan. Sure enough, as he promised, today that bill was introduced as Senate Bill 993. In that piece, I also said this: Sen. Casperson’s yet-to-be-introduced […]

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