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siddharthasmama:

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kiki-eternal:

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bonding over pain that no parent should have to feel

Emmett was 50 years ago - this goes back generations. Mike Brown was not an isolated incident. Trayvon was not an isolated incident. Jordan Davis was not an isolated incident. Our families have got to stop suffering through this.

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thuginsince95:

She said it!!!!

Wellllllllll

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noirbettie:

totallyfubar:

I have a physics textbook from before the electron was discovered and they just sound so frustrated it’s hilarious

"We have no fucking idea what is happening but we know SOMETHING is happening."

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http://becketted.tumblr.com/post/93903664598/grant-ward-is-not-a-nazi-to-the-best-of-our

thelunaticyouarelookingfor:

unknowntrombone:

becketted:

lastcenturykindagirl:

grant ward is not a nazi

to the best of our knowledge he does not support any of the ideologies that the nazi regime was so fond of and

just because he is part of hydra, which is a branch of the nazi regime, does not mean that grant ward is a nazi just by being part of hydra

please…

What about Ward and Garrett’s ideaologies don’t line up with Nazism?  Just because Ward and his stans don’t like the connotations of the word does not invalidate it.

After all, the Red Skull was not concerned whether someone called him a Nazi or not, rather, he preferred HYDRA, the superior Super Nazi (the Red Skull thought Hitler did not go far enough).

What the show tells us, is that Ward acts just like a modern-day Nazi, whether he wants to wear the word or not.

  • Survival of the fittest (the Nazis were big into this), Ward is the practical embodiment of this “I’m a survivor” he hisses at Skye after she calls him a Nazi.
  • Submission through terror/fear/chaos
  • Human beings that are considered “lesser” are free to be experimented on (CENTIPEDE, Deathlok)
  • Just following orders (an excuse a lot of Nazis tried on after the fact)

So many parallels to the ideaology it’s not an accident.  The show is telling you, just like CATWS is, that history will repeat itself if we give into fear over freedom.

Even if we isolate these ideals and don’t use the word “Nazi” how does that make it better?  It’s still pure evil.

The problem is the MCU bends over backwards to show HYDRA came from Nazi ideaology.  Nazi ideaology created the Red Skull.

very good points, indeed. thank you.

maybe even Rumlow would be offended at being called a Nazi. maybe Ward’s “that has nothing to do with today” is actually a party line. because well it’s 2014 and Alexander Pierce is no fool - he won’t go calling himself a Nazi even if he is a total Nazi, because he knows people would probably not take his post-9/11 hypersurveillance mentality seriously if he goes around calling himself a Nazi.

HYDRA’s always seemed very Dark Enlightenment to me.

Not all neoreactionaries are Nazis or support Nazism, but they have the same dislike of Jews, immigrants, racial minorities, and women who aren’t mothers/sex slaves.

Except HYDRA literally came out of the Nazi movement thus making them very much a Neo-Nazi group even if some of the minutiae of their ideals got tweaked in the 70 years since the fall of the Third Reich.

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aaronpurr:

theonion:

What would John Adams do if he looked upon an assault rifle?

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masterofbirds:

did-you-kno:

Hawaii was first called the Sandwich Islands.

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Pretty sure it was first called  NiʻihauKauaʻiOʻahu,MolokaʻiLānaʻiKahoʻolaweMaui and Hawaiʻi.

The earliest habitation supported by archaeological evidence dates to as early as 300 CE, whereas the 1778 arrival of British explorer James Cook was Hawaiʻi’s first documented contact with European explorers. Cook named the islands the “Sandwich Islands” in honor of his sponsor John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.

Because things only exist when Europeans discover them smh

read this please ^^^

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kyrafic:

"Never did like that much," is a baller and superb way to express your irritation with the way the patriarchy refuses to acknowledge how badass you are.

Word.

Before World War I, she shot a cigarette out of the mouth of the Kaiser of Germany at his request.

After the war started she sent him a letter asking for another chance, as she was afraid her aim might’ve been a little off.

Annie Fucking Oakley everyone

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uspsstamps:

Happy 70th birthday, Smokey Bear!

In honor of this monumental occasion, here are three things you might not know about Smokey:

  • The 1984 Smokey Bear postage stamp was designed by Rudy Wendelin, a U.S. Forest Service artist who created images of Smokey from the 1940s to the 1970s. He also designed the 1964 John Muir stamp.
  • There was a real Smokey Bear. In 1950, firefighters found a tiny, two-month-old cub in the top of a tree after a fire in New Mexico’s Capitan Mountain Range. After being treated for burns, the cub was eventually given to the local forest ranger in the town of Capitan, who named him Hotfoot Teddy. Later his name was changed to Smokey Bear after the original poster bear.
  • By the 1960s, Smokey Bear was receiving upwards of 1,000 letters a day and had four secretaries who helped him answer each one. The volume of mail was so great in fact that, in 1964, Smokey was issued his own ZIP code: 20252. (Only one other American has his own ZIP code: the President of the United States.)

Feel like sending Smokey a letter today in honor of his birthday? You can write to him at Smokey Bear, Washington, D.C. 20252.

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demands-with-menace:

Queen Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt. She has a lovely smile for someone who’s been dead for thousands of years.

she wasn’t a queen. she was a pharaoh and wanted to be referred to as such. she even had her statues modeled after the male pharaoh’s statues to state her dominance and authority. she was actually one of the most successful pharaohs in all of ancient egyptian history and she reigned longer than any other woman in power in egypt.

damn no wonder she died and smiled for a trillion years afterwards

The fact that we know about her is marvelous.
the next Pharaoh after her Tuthmosis III  tried to erase Hatshepsut out of history ,chiseled her name off her monuments ,covered the text on her obelisks with stone,knocked down and defaced her statues .
she was even left off the list of pharaohs ..talk about some patriarchy bullshit
her name was lost for a couple of millennia, her body was found in a unmarked grave  in early twentieth century
sad part is in Egyptian belief is  if your are forgotten in the living world you don’t exist in the afterlife,so he was trying to kill her even in death 

My best friend throwing down some herstory. A+ commentary

She wore a fake beard, you guys.She was the fucking boss.

If we remember her now does that save her from an awful afterlife?

I’m just picturing the Kemetic afterlife. All the Pharaohs are hanging out in some kind of swanky club, drinking and congratulating each other on being bros. 
The doors slam open and Hatshepsut strides in, glorious, robes swirling, rocking the fake beard and the insane amounts of wealth and power. “Miss me, bitches?” 

awenyddogamulosx:

ruthlesswoodcarver:

mothensidhe:

fatfury:

omgxchrissy:

cumleak:

deux-zero-deux:

demands-with-menace:

Queen Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt. She has a lovely smile for someone who’s been dead for thousands of years.

she wasn’t a queen. she was a pharaoh and wanted to be referred to as such. she even had her statues modeled after the male pharaoh’s statues to state her dominance and authority. she was actually one of the most successful pharaohs in all of ancient egyptian history and she reigned longer than any other woman in power in egypt.

damn no wonder she died and smiled for a trillion years afterwards

The fact that we know about her is marvelous.

the next Pharaoh after her Tuthmosis III  tried to erase Hatshepsut out of history ,chiseled her name off her monuments ,covered the text on her obelisks with stone,knocked down and defaced her statues .

she was even left off the list of pharaohs ..talk about some patriarchy bullshit

her name was lost for a couple of millennia, her body was found in a unmarked grave  in early twentieth century

sad part is in Egyptian belief is  if your are forgotten in the living world you don’t exist in the afterlife,so he was trying to kill her even in death 

My best friend throwing down some herstory. A+ commentary

She wore a fake beard, you guys.
She was the fucking boss.

If we remember her now does that save her from an awful afterlife?

I’m just picturing the Kemetic afterlife. All the Pharaohs are hanging out in some kind of swanky club, drinking and congratulating each other on being bros. 

The doors slam open and Hatshepsut strides in, glorious, robes swirling, rocking the fake beard and the insane amounts of wealth and power. “Miss me, bitches?” 

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lyricsja:

EUROPEANS TAUGHT FOR CENTURIES that Africa had no written history, literature or philosophy (claiming Egypt was other than African). When roughly 1 MILLION manuscripts were found in Timbuktu/Mali covering , according to Reuters “all the fields of human knowledge: law, the sciences, medicine,” IT DID NOT MAKE MAINSTREAM NEWS as did the lies taught by Europeans concerning Africa

Someone asked me to somehow “verify” that this story is real.

Of course it’s real! The PROBLEM with the coverage regarding these manuscripts is that they’re constantly portrayed as being in “danger” because many of them are still in the possession of Malian descendants. About 700,000 have been cataloged so far, and they have had to be moved in part because apparently extremist groups have tried to firebomb them. Many others are still in the possession of the families they have been passed down in.

Some of these collected manuscripts are being housed in exile, but mold and humidity have been a constant threat. They have been raising funds to try and preserve these manuscripts-you can read more about the project to house and protect them here.

A bit of the history of these manuscripts from National Geographic:

These sacred manuscripts covered an array of subjects: astronomy, medicine, mathematics, chemistry, judicial law, government, and Islamic conflict resolution. Islamic study during this period of human history, when the intellectual evolution had stalled in the rest of Europe was growing, evolving, and breaking new ground in the fields of science, mathematics, astronomy, law, and philosophy within the Muslim world.

By the 1300s the “Ambassadors of Peace” centered around the University of Timbuktu created roving scholastic campuses and religious schools of learning that traveled between the cities of Timbuktu, Gao, and Djénné, helping to serve as a model of peaceful governance throughout an often conflict-riddled tribal region.

At its peak, over 25,000 students attended the University of Timbuktu.

By the beginning of the 1600s with the Moroccan invasions from the north, however, the scholars of Timbuktu began to slowly drift away and study elsewhere. As a result, the city’s sacred manuscripts began to fall into disrepair. While Islamic teachings there continued for another 300 years, the biggest decline in scholastic study occurred with the French colonization of present-day Mali in the late 1890s.

So yeah, basically the story of this collection’s source more or less ends with “…but unfortunately, colonialism”, as do most of the great cities of Africa, the Americas, and some parts of Asia.

Also, as an additional consideration:

With the pressures of poverty, a series of droughts, and a tribal Tureg rebellion in Mali that lasted over ten years, the manuscripts continue to disappear into the black market, where they are illegally sold to private and university collections in Europe and the United States.

Notice where the blame is placed here via language use: on the people in poverty forced to sell their treasures, as opposed to the Universities in Europe and the U.S. buying them.

It’s really just another face of Neocolonialism.

Fun fact: I only learned about that library by playing one of the Civilization games where it exists as a wonder

One of the many reasons why Medievalpoc is also about representation in all types of media.

One of the most important ways the past affects us all today is the media we create about it. History is a story, and a story bears the mark of each teller it passes through. So, each time we tell a story, we have the power to shape it as it passes through us, to others.

Whether we’re writing textbooks, fiction, or articles; sharing something on Facebook, teaching a class, playing a game, or texting our moms, we make choices in how we phrase things and frame information. When you hold things in your mind, like the Library of Timbuktu, and think about how it interacts with everything else you know, it will affect your words and behavior, which in turn affects the people around you.

As I wrote about yesterday, Colonialism in many ways involves telling lies about entire nations and peoples, and using power, ruthlessness, and brutality to make them into almost-truths. After all, if you burn the manuscripts of an entire people and then tell them they have no history; if you make teaching what remains of their history illegal, is that not violence? Is that not genocide?

I’m sure there are those who would call that an exaggeration or hyperbole, but these are often the selfsame folks who are moved to violence to defend the idea the European history is populated entirely and without exception by people we in the U.S. would consider white today. We can pretend all we like that this vision of an all-white historical Europe came from nothing, no one, and nowhere, as if it is undiluted truth that comes to us untainted by centuries of colonialism. But the facts are that you can point to specific moments, authors, and articles that show the turning points; that show these ideas being born. You can read Race Mixture in the Roman Empire by Frank Tenney (from 1916) and see how articles like these shaped American views of race in antiquity; how the racism of 1916 was imposed onto Classical Antiquity. And these are the same people who decided that an entire continent did not have books, had no written history.

Why do we know what we know? Where does it come from? And how does the media we are creating today reflect it?

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