If this guy's Black then I'm Bib Fortuna.
It's probably this guy....
....Except his letter's too coherent and needs more "Muslamic Ray Guns".
To others here; I'm saddened to hear what's going one in the U.K. To hear Anon-e-moose talk, I thought things were getting better.
Here's the thing; The U.K. could easily end this....There's plenty of Progressives who could run for office.
Why don't they? All those Progs in the U.K. need to get off their "holding out for a hero" butts and do something! Where's the united Progressive Grass-Roots movements?
Same with a lot of other countries! Why don't noble Prog-minded people ever step up to the plate in Brazil, Phillipines, etc? If you're a savvy intelligent Progressive, RUN FOR OFFICE!
Run from the bottom-up! Run for mayor or some lower offices and work up!
Don't have money? FUND RAISE!
Stop waiting for the other guy!
Don't see real Progs running? Run yourself!
This is one of the few things that makes Americans better than Europeans....WE BELIEVE IN OPTIMISM, HAPPY ENDINGS AND HOPE! WE ARE FIGHTERS AND EVEN THOUGH TRUMP HAS DONE A LOT OF CRAP, THERE'S AN ORGANIZED PROGRESSIVE FRONT READY TO DESTROY HIM! WE STRIVE TO GET PROGRESSIVE CITIZENS TO RUN FOR OFFICE! IT TOOK A WHILE BUT THE LEFT IS RISING AGAIN!
If we; The "Backwards Idiot" Developed Country can have a huge chance....YOU, THE BETTER EDUCATED, SMARTER, LESS UPTIGHT EUROPEANS WHO EXPERIENCED PERSONALLY THE HORROR OF FASCISM CAN DO SO AND EVEN MORE SO!
But you can't do "Progressive Activism" to save your life! You can't unite at a grass-roots level and your cultural mindset embraces Cynicism, constantly rather than Hope, Idealism and Optimism.
I'm not saying "Be a Pollyanna". Yes; You need to bee realistic but an culture of "Can do" can do wonders for morale and big morale leads to big effort and big change!
People in Europe may laugh at the American's general preference for "Happy Endings" in movies/TV Shows/etc. (not that we don't crank out a lot of grim, cynical, pessimistic stuff ourselves) and seemingly over-the-top Idealism.
For all the stuff the USA does wrong, at least they make up for it with that spirit of Idealism, Hope, a relative bit of Optimism and fighting spirit.
* The European will see Social Injustice and asks "how can I live/cope with this?".
* The U.S. American will see Social Injustice and ask "How can I fight this and make things right?".
In many ways, Western Europe is way better than the USA, but the USA is ahead of you in regards to that spirit of Idealism and Positivity.
That's why we US Progs were able to regroup in wake of Trump's bogus election. That "fauxlection" managed to be the shot in the arm the once rag-tag, divided Left needed. We regrouped, we realized "It can happen here"! Since the 2016 Election, we've been forming groups, running for offices, brainstorming, examining how propaganda, framing and other nuances work, we've had giant protects and voting drives, we've been working and the Democratic Party (while Centrist/Center-Right to Europeans is Progressive/Center-Left to us Yanks) has finally grown a backbone.
Europeans may think of "Yankees" as a bunch of "Simple-Minded Pollyanna Fools" for being generally "overly" optimistic but being "Hopey Changey" is not a bad thing!
Hope and positivity fosters a high morale, which makes the ability to fight injustice even better. Nothing wrong with a bit of hope and a cautious sort of optimism.
WE ARE "THE HOLY FOOL"....
....AND "THE HOLY FOOL" IS SOMETIMES THE WISEST OF THEM ALL (EVEN WITH THE CLIFF)!
That's why Moose is my fave commenter, here; He's a Brit but he has a very USA-like sense of hope and optimism. I admire that. Why can't the entire U.K. be like Moose?
That's also why I love the early David Tennant character, Campbell Bain (along with the fact that he's GORGEOUS)....
....The 6-Part miniseries he's in may have ended somewhat grimly but his arc turned out well. He got a Happy Ending and his "Holy Fool" spirit, heart and unending positivity got him through! Also; I apply "Canon Discontinuity" to the show and only watch the first 3 episodes (making it a straight-up happy ending with the radio station saved).
That's why I love Star Wars. It's entire message is "Hope" and the power of Progressive change....overthrowing the Fascists and lifting up Freedom and Diversity.