Aaron Blake of the Washington Post examines the new post-truth president. The “alternative right” now has “alternative facts”.
Taking Northern Ireland out of the EU will destroy the Good Friday agreement, Sinn Féin’s president, Gerry Adams, says, according to the Guardian.
“We are the start of a patriotic spring in Europe,” Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders told the meeting of European fascists, according to The Local.
Friends of an open and liberal Europe should be scared, very scared. It’s the 1930s all over again. In a few decades, people will ask us what we did to stop these movements from destroying Europe when we knew so well what nationalism and racism has done to our continent in the recent past.
In short, according to this article by Gerry Mullany and Steven Erlanger of the New York Times, Europe is ready to take over leadership of the free world.
“Trump’s remarks were eerily similar to those DC supervillain Bane gave in 2012’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ once he had overtaken the city of Gotham,”
Cole Delbyck of the Huffington Post writes.
I’m watching the presidential inauguration on television. The Donald is now president. May God help us all!
“ISIS fighters have destroyed part of the historic Roman amphitheater in the ancient city of Palmyra,” Jomana Karadsheh, Kareem Khadder, and Lauren Said-Moorhouse of CNN report. “Syrian authorities say recent satellite images confirm renewed devastation in the ancient oasis city, according to a statement Friday from the Syrian Directorate General for Antiquities and Museums.”
“A British businessman who has poured millions into anti-EU campaigns is launching a right-wing news website on the model of Breitbart, a populist US site, which is also expanding in Europe,” Andrew Rettman of the EU Observer reports. “Arron Banks’s website, called Westmonster, went online on Thursday (19 January), one day before Donald Trump’s inauguration in the US.”
Britain’s far right won its referendum but can’t stop bashing Europe. We are truly subhumans to these xenophobes.