World Politics

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Does someone want to tell the Bundeswehr what that looks like to the rest of the world?

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Is that a Laibach concert? Cause if it’s not a Laibach concert, that shouldn’t be happening in Germany…

Speaking of which…

Timely.

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There are some people who say it is tradition, and the Nazis appropriated it.

I say that some traditions should be allowed to die.

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Of course, people say the same about the swastika… but of course (not that I need to tell you this) context matters. And a bunch of german soldiers marching around with torches is not a good look since the 1940s…

seth meyers GIF by Late Night with Seth Meyers

We can always invent, new and better ones. Haven’t people gotten their fill of empty nationalist virtue signaling?

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Beck Bennett Ugh GIF by Saturday Night Live

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The next couple of tweets are coming out in support of BLM, and after that for UBI funded by taxing the rich.

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Pause to reflect on the man in control of one of the biggest, oldest, richest and most powerful organisation in the world talking about how we should eat the rich.

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Speaking of the Balkans…

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Dodik said he was not going for the secession of the Serb Republic but for its full autonomy within Bosnia, which would not affect the country’s territorial integrity

Gee I wonder what his plan is for handling the Bosnian minority in those Serb majority areas. Hey kids, ask your parents about what happened to the neighbors who used to live in the now-abandoned house down the road

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As far as Popes go, Francis is one of the better ones.

I wouldn’t go as far as saying he really controls all of his organisation, though. Lots of persons, networks, etc in this outfit that are more like organised crime than anything else.

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We know what would happen if he really tried to reform the Vatican

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