This is a summary of the information that has circulated about the terrorist attack in Stockholm on the 7th of April 2017. Keywords are marked in bold while speculations are written as italics. Links are provided in the footnotes where relevant. This post will be updated with new information when it is available. Please leave feedback, updates and corrections in the comments below. All times in CET.
So Brexit happened last year with just above 51% in favor of leaving the EU, and a majority of those being 65 years of age or older. The fallout has already begun, with Scotland likely to push for a second attempt to exit GB in order to remain in the EU, and Northern Ireland isn’t expected to sit idly by while this all goes down.
What I have noticed amidst all this is that most people don’t have a clue what the EU actually is and what it does.
Ironically, Nigel Farage being the puppeteer pushing for Brexit said prior to the referendum that if the remain-side got 52% of the votes, that would be unfinished business and cause for a second referendum, until they were victorious. However, with the leave-side getting almost 52% of the votes and over 4 million people signing petitions for a new referendum, the situation is apparently a completely different one.
When I was little, I was a proud anti-fascist. The worst people around at the time was the right-wing extremists, with their signature bomber jackets and boots. But the ones I encountered, although maybe not being that extreme weren’t that bad. They had opinions, but they wouldn’t resort to violence to get their gibberish heard, and the debate was encouraged. Many were the hours spent intensely debating points presented by both sides, and I think in the end it left us all the wiser.
Fast forward 20 years. I’m still strongly against fascism, but just like the label feminist has been hijacked, so has the label anti-fascist. The worst people around today are the left-wing extremists, and society is bending over backwards to accommodate them. The anti-fascists have become the new fascists. And they aren’t afraid to use violence to silence the voices they don’t agree with.
To get rid of someone you dislike in the US has never been easier. All you need to know is where the person is or will be, and three digits: 9-1-1. Here is the three-step guide to offing your nemesis for free:
Step 1: Call the police, and make up some bogus claim involving the person.
Step 2: Wait for the police to arrive.
Step 3: Profit.
Best of all, there will be no collateral damage and nobody can claim you were behind it. Don’t worry, the friendly officers that pull the trigger for you will not face any consequences either. After all, they are the law.