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  1. WARNING: Personal politics ahead...

    So the petition against Trump making a state visit now has over 1.5m signatures. For context, the UK has a population of about 52m people who are over the age of fourteen.

    This evening, I was off out protesting in Sheffield. For such short notice there were a lot of people, so many we closed the main road in front of the town all. At one point I was out on the edges, when a woman asked me what it was about, since she had just finished work. I told her; so she joined in.

    Of all the slogans I heard chanted tonight, “Trump – better out than in!” is probably my favourite. Followed closely by the “Theresa the appeaser!” mentions from the speakers.

    Also memorable is the moment when a girl stood up in front of the microphone and declared: “I am a muslim woman! And an activist!” to rapturous applause.

    I’ve got to admit, I have (especially in my younger years) participated in many anti-racist and anti-fascist protests, marches and rallies, but this is the first where I felt protest and civic duty really merged together into one.

     

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Argh! I'm not intending for my fic to be a prediction!  (I did make a mention about unregistered Muslims in it...)

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      There is a difference to the 1930s here though, in that when Jewish people were scapegoated and villified before the holocaust (and you have to remember this happened across the entirety of Europe, not just Germany; anti-semitism, just like islamophobia, is an insidious thing), Jewish people really were a minority. Worldwide, they numbered in millions. Islam is the second biggest religion in the world. As of 2010, there were 6.9 billion people on earth, of which 1.6 billion are muslim and peaceful. I don’t suppose Trump has any colonnial ambitions. Or at least, he’d better not. The more present danger of Trump (and those like him) is destabilisation of the whole globe.

      Really… please let’s not go there. :(

      And to quote the late, great Bill Hicks: “Sorry, sorry… wrong meeting!” This is adult fiction time! *gets on with writing something that’s dark, probably quite disgusting and disturbing, but still much cheerier than the above*

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Suppose we could start the spooky horror Halloween tales early, discuss prospects for Vladimir Trump’s reelection.