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Nov 24, 2023Liked by Rusere Shoniwa

A great read thanks 🙏🏽

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Nov 24, 2023Liked by Rusere Shoniwa

Excellent analysis, thank you

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Nov 24, 2023Liked by Rusere Shoniwa

Great, honest commentary as usual. Yes the silver lining, if you can use that phrase, is that some chaff has been identified, like Toby "Free speech for me but not for thee" Young.

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Nov 24, 2023·edited Nov 24, 2023Liked by Rusere Shoniwa

I don't accept the belief that the Freedom Movement is dead, at least as it pertains to freedom in the West. The next time a 'crisis' threatens our rights and freedoms in the West, there will be a reuniting of those who at the moment are on opposite sides because of Gaza. It will be a matter of survival as it was with the Covid measures. People united across the political spectrum despite significant political differences.

I never accepted the argument that the left/right paradigm had ceased to exist and was not surprised with the resurfacing of divisions since early October. However, when the tyranny vs freedom division returns full force in the West, we're likely to see unity again. Of course for many in the movement it won't include a concern for the freedom of Palestinians.

Thank you for your insightful analysis.

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Nov 26, 2023Liked by Rusere Shoniwa

I don’t agree with Elmer that identity politics is behind the closing of ranks of some Western Covid sceptics along the geopolitical interests of their ruling class. At most it’s a side argument to bolster Zionist prejudice.

I noticed five prominent gender critical public figures amongst October declaration signatories: Graham Linehan, Julie Bindel, Julie Burchill, Helen Joyce and Maya Forstater. These people heroically battle transgender ideology, for the sake of biological reality, the sex-based rights of women and girls, the protection of homosexuality as a sexual category, and for the protection of minors from unnecessary medical interventions, risking their careers and status in the same way prominent Covid sceptics did. These people are very “anti-woke“. They do not support the TQ in LGBTQ.

I think the main reason Western ‘outsider’ figures do not break with Western-instilled Zionist propaganda is that they truly believe in Western supremacy, racist by its very nature. I noticed this informed the thinking, in a relatively benign way, of some within the Freedom Movement, that is, a deep desire for ‘rationality’.

In the gender critical movement, the Western supremacy of the radical feminist movement is more insidious, where it combines a resentment, bordering on hatred, towards men, who they blame for violence, all epitomised in this case by ‘Hamas’, with anti-Arab racism. Rather than locating the root of violence in a brutal capitalist system based on competition, inequality and war, it’s easier, and less challenging, to blame male violence and/or religious ’irrationality’, than to try to understand, and reject, the priorities of the system and its ruthless geopolitical dynamics.

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Great article again Rusere,

I wonder is Israel backing itself into a corner in this war. The Zionist ideology and openly genocidal intention of their right wing extremist party is in full view of a global audience who increasing can see thru the lies, propaganda, manipulation and brutality of the IDF and the Zionist supporters everywhere. Turkey, according to Scott Ritter has a 2 million stong army as well trained and equipped as anything the US can put up. Erdogan is whipping up the population into a frenzy, most of the Middle East are holding back the attack dogs, are the walls closing in on Israel ? At what point would the US become involved, boots on the ground ?

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