English major with bibliophile tendencies, an aspiring music/literature/movie hipster, and a striving political attention payer (with really bad knees). I have an unhealthy fixation with fanfiction, rpgs, Harry Potter, FMA Brotherhood, A:TLA, really well written things, cool imagery, mental health awareness and existential crises.
Oh, and puns.
Before you ask, I've probably shipped it.
I was gonna do homework, but then like, internet happened?
Someone insulted William Faulkner on FAceboooooook. And I’m like:
"It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Actually I saw with the person’s point, but I think they oversimplified their argument, and when you say “Does anyone else find Faulkner to be a pompous, judgemental pedantic?” it’s like YES, but…
Yo Olaf I pay 5000+ a year to live in a dorm, why the fuck is my room invested with Asian lady beetles and baby bees/flying ants.
One big happy family of giants… #reusgame
Hold on just a tick. Listen, I’m Jewish, so I’m perfectly capable of understanding that what he did was just…..well, there are no words for it. But let’s not round it up to simply Jews that got killed. It was six million people that died in those camps, not just Jews. Did you know that homosexuals were sent there, too? Yeah, I’m sure you did. They had to wear special little symbols on their clothes. Do you know what it was? It was a pink triangle.
It was six million PEOPLE.
But you let that roll over in your mind for a while and you are going to forever see this man as a monster, but that’s not what he was. He was someone who thought he was truly doing something right for his nation, no matter how shitty he was doing it. Believe me when I say that I don’t like him. I really don’t. My grandfather’s brothers died in those camps, and my grandfather escaped to Spain, then to Mexico. He was lucky.
This is not a monster holding hands with a little girl.
This is Adolf Hitler, a man, holding hands with a little girl.
Yeah. It’s fucking scary. It really is. Do you know why?
It’s because you’re seeing that he wasn’t, in fact, a monster. You’re seeing in this picture that he was a man. He was a man, and that’s really the saddest part of it all.
As a History major who specializes in the history of early modern Europe, I’ve studied a lot of dictators in detail, not just Hitler. The number one mistake anyone could ever make in history is making the assumption that only inhuman monsters are capable of doing terrible things.
Stop dehumanizing Hitler just so you can reassure yourself that “normal” humans aren’t capable of doing bad things. Hitler liked children and dogs, he was a vegetarian and he cried like a little boy when his mother died. I’m not saying he was a good, innocent person, but when you stop attributing human characteristics to historical figures like Hitler, it’s how you overlook people just like him in real life, and it’s how people like him end up back in power.
That last statement.
This is a propaganda picture.
It was used to inspire false sympathy for a man who was used to manipulating people into seeing him as sympathetic.
The little girl in the picture, Helga Goebbels, was the daughter of Hitler’s propaganda ministers, who was later murdered by her parents when the Nazi regime lost.
This is not a man with a hidden sympathetic side.
This is a cruel, calculating, sadistic, monstrous person who committed unspeakable acts and atrocities which we cannot forget.
You want to make this picture matter? Make it matter for Helga. Make it matter for every victim who was killed by his hands or on his orders.
Make it matter because even monsters receive sympathy that they don’t deserve, and to keep them from power, we must find those characteristics and look past the supposed sympathetic sides.
This is a propaganda picture, and you all fell for it.
the oscars were fun and all but is it eurovision yet
WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
The year of the funny game continues.
I just discovered this, and I’m shocked that I don’t own it.
today i heard 2 kids talking about buying fake IDs after school and so i started eavesdropping cuz u know thats big kid stuff and then one was like “yeah but is all this really worth it like im pretty sure the fake IDs cost more than the fish we r gonna buy”
to buy fish at petco u have to be 18 or older
they were going to get fakes to buy fish
why do people make shit arguments against queer representation by saying things like “the percentage of lgbt people in the population isn’t that high” well neither is the percentage of vampires but we see plenty of them in our media dont we