Marty, the long-time W. House protester: Hate won’t make America great
For 4 years, Marty held a sign that said "Hate won't make America great," but events have shown that America's problems run at a much deeper level.
Marty, a longtime public protester, stood outside the White House Tuesday with a placard that read, "Hate won't make America great," as voters throughout the country proceeded to cast their ballots at polling places.
Marty, 80, claimed to have begun protesting, with this very same slogan, ever since the launch of the Presidential campaign of Former US President Donald Trump with the slogan "Make America Great Again."
Marty argued that he has been doing this for four years noting that "almost every day coming down here is special because it reminds me of my right to do this … But today, expressing our opinion in a democracy like ours means Election Day, means voting, means that these people who will be elected today are truly representative. They are us. They act for us."
The son of immigrants explained that his attitude toward the importance of his work was shaped by his experience as a child seeing the defeat of Nazi Germany.
The result might affect US President Joe Biden's work in the second part of his tenure since a Republican-controlled House or Senate could obstruct the administration's agenda on topics like abortion, gun control, and aid to Ukraine.
Racism, xenophobia, and hate are not divisible by two
The US, home to the loosest gun laws in the world, has the most mass shootings in the world. US citizens lead the world in terms of gun ownership, with estimations suggesting that there were 390 million guns in circulation in 2018, with a rate of 120.5 guns per 100 residents.
In the country where you can buy firearms at your local convenience store, more than 45,000 Americans died due to gun violence alone, exceeding any other year on the record. But as Democrats and Republicans battle it out on the Congress floor, dozens of Americans die at the end of a barrel of a gun on a daily basis.
With any advocacy on gun control ruled "unconstitutional" by many avid arms enjoyers, the American people are the only collateral damage there is. And though gun advocacy is prominent on both sides of the political spectrum, it is the right that is the most significant backer of even looser gun laws, for it sees it as a means of propagating its values.
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Stanford is supporting neo-Nazi ideology by welcoming Azov: Russia
Russia's Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, has slammed Stanford University for sponsoring an event featuring soldiers from the infamous Ukrainian Azov Battalion, an organization whose members openly advocate neo-Nazi ideology.
“It would appear that in its maniacal drive to tarnish and cancel Russia, the US is prepared to glorify Nazism,” Antonov told the press on Thursday.
According to photographs uploaded on social media and other sources, the institution received many Azov delegates on October 1, including two former POWs recently released by Russia in a prisoner swap. Michael McFaul, the former US Ambassador to Russia and a prominent opponent of Moscow, was also present.
The Stanford Daily, the student-run publication at the institution, alleged Azov's far-right affiliations were "historic" and based on online claims. It also reiterated assertions made by one of the guests, co-founder Giorgi Kuparashvili, that the group's logo is not based on the Nazi Wolfsangel symbol, but rather spells 'N' and 'I' for "national idea".
Members of the group, including military personnel, have a well-documented history of far-right ideology and connections to similar-minded organizations throughout the world. The Ukrainian group is described as "a far-right nationalist network of military, paramilitary, and political organizations" by Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISC).