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All LIVES MATTER

Todas as vidas importam

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No life is more. No life is less.

ALL LIVES MATTER

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Protestar

Protestto vs crime

Protesting does not mean insulting, looting, or stealing.

Protesting requires respect, education, and decency!


At the end of the line

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The President of a country, whatever it may be, must, first and foremost, always keep in mind the fundamental text that regulates the society to which it belongs. If this condition already is essential for a citizen, as holder of a public office the observance of constitutional precepts acquires an increased responsibility. Furthermore, the Constitution must not only be known but must also be respected regarding political action and the conduct of the executive branch.

Secondly, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Americans chose as President a citizen who is unaware of the Constitution’s contente.
Donald Trump not only disrespects the US Constitution, but also attacks the values that have always characterized the United States.

One must ask: Is this the new America?

Freedom requires plurality and divergence of opinion.

Decidedly, Trump has a distorted notion of what freedom is and what should be the behavior of a President

And, unfortunately, in the United States, the spirit of democracy is getting darker and darker.

 


Turkey vs Netherlands

I do not advocate, uphold or support the far right. In fact, I do not advocate any kind of extremism. However, I do not forget that Erdogan is also an extremist and an autocrat.

And this Erdogan’s Turkey!

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Democracy Requirement(s)

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To President Trump, as it was to his predecessors, all that is, or should be, obligatory are decisions in accordance with his own conscience and within the limits of the law. Nothing more is required. He is entitled to decide as he sees fit and not as we would prefer.

I do accept his democratic victory. However, such acceptance does not mean that I must endorse his decisions. In fact, regardless of my political affiliations, I consider my foremost duty not to blindly accept every political decision.

Question our elected leaders, either the President, Senators, or Congressmen, is a fundamental prerequisite of democracy. And especially the leaders of our own political party and/or affiliation should and have to be questioned.

So, when facing a decision with which I disagree, I will always express my viewpoint without ever trying to impose it.

Ao Presidente Trump, tal como com os seus predecessores, tudo o que é, ou deve ser, exigido são decisões de acordo com a sua consciência em conformidade com os limites da lei. Nada mais é exigível, pois ele pode decidir como entender e não como nós preferiríamos.

Eu aceito a sua vitória eleitoral. Contudo, a minha aceitação não implica um apoio às suas decisões. Na verdade, independentemente das minhas posições políticas, considero ser o meu maior dever não aceitar cegamente toda e qualquer decisão política.

Questionar os nossos representantes eleitos, seja o Presidente, o Primeiro-Ministro ou os Deputados, é um pré-requisito essencial da democracia. E devem particularmente ser questionados os líderes do nosso próprio partido ou afiliação política.

Assim, perante uma decisão com a qual discordo, expressarei sempre a minha opinião sem nunca a impor.


Sonhos corrompidos (Twisted Dreams)

Os muçulmanos (islâmicos ou da maneira que queiram definir) partem ou fogem dos países onde nasceram para terem maior liberdade e melhores condições de vida. Procuram refugio nos países ocidentais. Mas, assim que se instalam nos países que os acolhem, não respeitam as leis e procuram transformar o novo lar à imagem daquele donde fugiram.
Evidentemente, nem todos agem desta maneira. Mas…

Há quem afirme que os muçulmanos não tem poder de resposta.  Chegam a esta conclusão com base em conceitos como etnocentrismo, como se estas concepções significassem algo para o islão. E, pelos vistos, os muçulmanos, tem poder de resposta:
Bombas e balas na expectativa das virgens!

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Muslims leave or flee their birth country, seeking refuge in Western countries, to have more freedom and better living conditions. But, as soon as settle in the host countries, do not respect the laws aiming to transform their new home into the spitting image of country whence they fled.
Of course, not all act in this way. Nevertheless …

Some say that Muslims have no response power.  This conclusion is reached based on concepts such as ethnocentrism, as if concepts such as these meant something to Islam.  And, apparently, Muslims, have response power:
Bombs and bullets on the expectation of virgins!

Photo: No-go zone in UK (Zona interdita a ocidentais no Reino Unido)


Je suis Charlie!

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Today, more than ever, Voltaire’s words (Je désapprouve ce que vous dites, mais je me battrai jusqu’à la mort pour que vous ayez le droit de le dire) are an example of difference, clearly reflecting the distinction between civility and barbarity.

This type of extremists, or any other, is not interested in dialogue.
They do not appreciate democracy or have respect for freedom and only show contempt for other cultures, especially to those who welcomed them.

Obviously, not all muslims are extremists. But, if we remember Edmund Burke’s words, “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”, where are the voices of the good muslims?

However, actually, these are not enough. More is demanded.

We want Muslim communities also defend our freedom of expression.

We want reciprocity!