Tomorrow, Donald Trump will officially be inaugurated as the President of the United States. Yup. That’s right. A racist Oompa Loompa with a Twitter addiction is going to officially be in charge of one of the most powerful countries in the world. If that doesn’t fill you with dread, then I don’t know what will. The inauguration of Donald Trump will undoubtedly be a turning point in history. The kind of turning point that history students will write dissertations about in years to come. We’re already seeing the far-right rise again across Western Europe (ahem, Brexit), and Donald Trump’s presidency is only going to fill those fascists and their followers with more confidence. It is, therefore, more important than ever for liberals and lefties (and even non-fascist conservatives) to stand up against these tyrants. And no, I don’t think tyrant is too strong a word. Changing the world and dismantling…

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Trigger Warning: This post contains mention of abortion and rape. If you are triggered or upset by either of those issues, you may want to give this post a miss! So unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Donald Trump, fascist extraordinaire, is the President Elect of the United States of America. Which is, you know, terrible. But if you’re looking to get on board with the new world order, I’m here to help. In just 10 easy steps you can survive this brave new world and become a proper Trump supporter. 1. Disregard everything you ever thought was true We’re living in a post-truth world where facts and figures and, y’know, reality, are totally passé. So forget everything you ever thought was true, and just say what sounds good. And by ‘good’ I mean ‘completely and utterly racist’. Forgetting every fact you’ve ever known can be…

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Between Trump’s Muslim register, and the influx of hate crimes post-Brexit, it’s pretty clear that Islamophobia is alive and well in the Western world. In fact, it’s so alive and so well that in my final year of university, I decided to write my 10,000 word dissertation on the history of Islamophobia in order to try and understand how the fuck we got to a place where people are genuinely clamouring from a Nazi-esque Muslim register. As I’ve mentioned before, I firmly believe that the only way to solve a problem is to fully understand where it came from – and since we desperately need to do something about Western Islamophobia before Trump literally commits genocide, I thought I’d share some of what I learned from my dissertation with you today. Islamophobia isn’t just about Islam – it’s about a Western fear of the ‘East’ Due to the fact that…

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On Tuesday 8th November 2016, The United States of America elected Donald Trump to be their next President. You know this. I know you this. But this terrible fact needs repeating, not because it’s unknown, but because it’s so awful – so mind bogglingly bloody terrible  – that it’s totally inconceivable. On Tuesday 8th November 2016, The United States of America elected Donald Trump to be their next President. Except, the United States of America didn’t do that. The America that elected Donald Trump – and a Republican Senate and House of Representatives to go with with him – was (is, will be) a divided nation. And nothing spells that out more clearly than the demographic breakdown of the vote. 58% of white people who voted, voted for Trump. 58% of white voters looked at their black, Muslim, and Latinx counterparts and actively thought ‘My prosperity is worth more than…

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