"Refugees are malignant tumors. A Muslim army of mass murderers is invading Bulgaria with the approval of the government. Ataka reminds that it is demanding the resignation of Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev over the refugee crisis. How long will Jovchev flutter his eyelashes before lady reporters?"
Magdalena Tasheva, a lawmaker from the ultranationalist Ataka, speaking from Parliamentary tribune during debates on the proposal to close Bulgaria's southern border for asylum seekers.
Syrian refugees in Bulgaria have filed a complaint with the country's Discrimination Protection Committee over a series of shockingly xenophobic remarks coming from Tasheva, who has repeatedly insulted refugees, calling them "fiends", "scum", "cannibals", "savages", "Islamic fundamentalists who have escaped justice" and "terrible, despicable primates."
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"You" must have a sense of humour if you seriously think that anyone believes you are two people. Interestingly, you are happy to recommend "stocking" your brain selectively with what happens to fit in with your preconceptions and apparently you learn nothing new as you get older since your workshop is already full - just like the Inquisitors who had no need to look through Galileo's telescope because they already "knew" what they would see.
It's a free country, so if smug self-satisfaction is what turns you on then good for you......
I have a brain and a sense of humour, SEEDY. The rest of me is a mere appendix.
I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore to have a sense of humour in there”