• goatsarah@thegoatery.dyndns.org
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    25 days ago

    @gAlienLifeform this is what much of the EU public is voting for, cheered on by the media which finds the extreme right irresistibly sexy.

    They are voting for murdering desperate people.

    And they’re going to keep doing it, because it’s easy to push the narrative that these people aren’t human beings with hopes and fears and desires, but some amorphous threat that “must be stopped”.

    We can be better than this, but we never see to chose to be.

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    25 days ago

    Wow. The video of the Greek official, denying everything during the official interview (whilst seeing video of a migrant woman and her child, forced onto a boat by armed men, who were then left in a dinghy to float towards Turkey), then caught with a hot mic during the break, talking to a colleague, saying:

    “I haven’t told them much, right? It’s very clear, isn’t it. It’s not nuclear physics. I don’t know why they did it in broad daylight… It’s… obviously illegal. It’s an international crime.”

    This migrant crisis will only get worse.

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      25 days ago

      “That’s something that happens. The migrants travelling the Aegean Sea, very often they abandon the children. They don’t seem to have the same… affection we have for children.”

      The blatant dehumanisation is sickening as well.

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        24 days ago

        Yes that bit caught me off guard. How this dude just said migrants don’t care about their children… Like, my brother in christ, why do you think they’re fighting so hard to migrate somewhere better?

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    25 days ago

    When the Right talks about stopping immigration, that’s what they actually mean.

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      25 days ago

      In the UK the far-right often talk about wanting to use the Royal Navy to sink migrant boats. It’s sick.

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    25 days ago

    The fact that this is breaking on the BBC, also should tell you something about the state of press freedom in Mitsotakis’ Greece.

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    24 days ago

    Fun History Fact:

    Between 1967 and 1974 a Greek military junta overthrew the government because they didn’t like the election results.

    20% of the population still approves of it. 19% don’t have a strong opinion on a fascist takeover of democracy and the suspension of human rights in Greece.

    30% of the population has nostalgia for the period.

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    25 days ago

    No wonder the EU wanted to give 1 billion to the Tunesian dictator to throw migrants in the desert