@Chloe

u/throwaway927426712 #racist

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Throwaway because I'm active on another subreddit.

I (26M) am dating a lovely (22F) Chinese woman (I am a white man for reference). We get along just fine and the only problem is that we disagree on her culture. Let me explain.

Now okay. I'm just not that much into Asian culture personally. I don't like it when she cooks her native food, listens to her Chinese music or speaks in Mandarin. I don't want to completely disconnect her from her roots but I just don't like Chinese culture, I'm sorry. If she wants to "be Chinese" I tell her to go to her friends house.

This has made her pretty upset with me. She accuses me of not accepting who she is culturally and that I'm trying to Americanize her. I'm not! Your culture is just not for me, I'm sorry. I have no problem with who she is but I just don't want to be a part of it. I'm American, and I want my life to be American. Not Chinese. She moved here so she should be the one adapting to me, not the other way around.

She gets so upset whenever I want to do something American. It gets so annoying sometimes when I want to go out for a burger or something traditionally American and she complains that she will have nothing to eat there (Which isn't true, she will eat some American foods, albeit shes picky). And wants to cook me something instead, her claiming that its healthier and cheaper. I don't care! I don't want you to cook for me.

Last night was when it got particularly bad. She was on a video call with her parents who do not speak English and live in China and wanted me to say hi in Mandarin so her parents would feel more...comforted by me? I'm not sure. They don't live in a rural town so I'm sure they would know "Hi" right? So I refused and simply closed the door so I didn't have to hear them talk in Mandarin. When she got off the phone she was really upset with me and has been at her friends house ever since.

So, AITA for not adapting to my girlfriends culture?

Pablo Cassado, Vox party #conspiracy #wingnut

Pablo Cassado, Vox party #conspiracy #wingnut theguardian.com

Spain’s coalition government has vowed to overturn an “authoritarian” initiative by the far-right Vox party that allows parents to stop their children attending talks, workshops or classes during school hours whose content “goes against their moral principles”.

According to Vox, the policy – referred to as the “parental pin” – is designed to protect children by requiring parental permission for exposure to content relating to “ethical or social values or civic or sexual morals”.

But critics claim it will shut down debate on gender, sexual orientation, feminism and the environment as the scheme also requires parental consent for any activity relating to “socially controversial moral questions or sexuality”.

Although the initiative featured in Vox’s manifesto for last April’s general election, and has been in effect since last September in the south-eastern region of Murcia – where Vox props up a regional government between the conservative People’s party (PP) and the centre-right Citizens party – it has only recently become a topic of fierce debate.

Last week, Vox threatened to veto the Murcia government’s annual budget unless the PP and Citizens adopted the parental pin as part of the regional education programme.

Although the pin was not signed into law, the regional budget was agreed after a deal was reached to allow “families to educate their children freely, without any kind of impositions, through the express permission of families when it comes to their children’s participation” in extracurricular classes and activities.

The debate could have more national consequences as Vox has also played kingmaker to PP-Citizens coalition regional governments in Madrid and Andalucía.

The new central government of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ party (PSOE) and the far-left, anti-austerity Unidas Podemos alliance, said last week that it would work to have the scheme overturned – by legal means if necessary – as it “goes against constitutional values”.

Spain’s new equalities minister, Irene Montero, described the measure as an attempt at educational censorship.

“The sons and daughters of homophobic parents have the same right as everyone else to be educated about respect, the promotion of human rights and being able to love whoever they want,” she said last week.

“The sons and daughters of sexist parents also have the same right to be educated about equality and feminism.”

On Monday, eight regional education ministers from the PSOE published an open letter decrying the parental pin as a measure that would “rupture school harmony and the culture of dialogue and reflection and impose a blind and uncritical authoritarianism”.

Pablo Casado, leader of the PP, said a balance needed to be found between freedom of choice and information for parents, adding that he thought most “sensible” Spaniards wanted to decide what kind of education their children receive.

“I don’t believe in a country where parents have to be subject to the whims of what a politician or bureaucrat says,” Casado said on Monday.

He also renewed his attack on the new government’s decision to appoint a former justice minister, Dolores Delgado, as the new attorney general, saying the outrage over the parental pin was a “smokescreen” to distract from criticisms of the move.

Critics argue that Delgado’s appointment blurs the separation of powers, with some members of the General Council of the Judiciary suggesting it could serve to “create the appearance of a link with the executive branch that does not contribute to the perception of the judiciary’s independence”.

Unknown redditor #conspiracy #wingnut

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It was not a civil war, America. It was a COUP DE TAT!!! The war was two, organized government's waging war against each other. That is a COUP DE TAT, not a war! Victors always get to REWRITE HISTORY. It's called PROPAGANDA.
Many Americans know very well....NElTHER SIDE entered the war over slavery. Lincoln and his radicalized revolutionaries had already monopolized and controlled the North's economy They wanted to bring the ENTIRE COUNTRY under their economic / political "American System", ie: the govt "managed economy"
The South resisted....they had had enough of the North's economic exploitation. By, 1860.....75% of revenue sucked away from the South....was used to SUBSIDIZE the Northern economy....business, roads, canals, public works, railroads, etc,
This is what the War of Northern Aggression was REALLY about...... to destroy the original republic and bring the ENTIRE national economy and political system under centralized control.
And, this was the seed that was sowed in 1865....that has now produced the despotic and aggressive Welfare / Warfare state we live under today. Close and honest analysis of this period leaves no confusion. Remember.....maggot Karl Marx released the Communist Manifesto in 1848....and also attempted several revolutions in Europe, which were crushed. MANY of these veterans CAME TO AMERICA and joined the U.S. Army 25% of the U.S. Army in 1860.....were veteran's of these communist revolutions. The mid 19th was the rise of communism and statism. AMERICA WAS INFECTED WITH THIS VERMIN.