this is what heterophobia would look like if it was real. if you believe that heterophobia is a real thing that exists, please watch this because you will see that it simply doesn’t exist, that it never has and never will.
tbh I think everyone should watch this anyway because it’s very clever and very powerful
If only we could get people to care about the thousands killed in Pakistan, Yemen, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria like they do about the 3 killed in Boston.
There’d be no more endless wars.
That first comment pisses me the fuck off so much. I can’t even breathe. All I’m going to say about that is there are plenty of planes leaving America everyday. Sorry we in America care about American lives being lost. Forgive me for really not taking interest in people who terrorize my home land. Yes, it’s sad that innocent women and children and families are killed over seas. You know what? That’s their fault. Not ours. We aren’t over there terrorizing them. We aren’t plotting and placing bombs all over their cities and killing civilians, like their damn extremists are doing to us. They are fighting amongst each other. And we will never be able to stop it. It’s an ancient holy war. They need to figure it out. Not us. But the terrorists, I could not give any less fucks about. Hate on me.
Let’s all have a collective despairing chuckle at that comment ^
I mean, the United States government directly funded and armed members and groups of al Qaeda, including Osama bin Laden, during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. We invaded and occupied Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, which 18 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 who were Saudis protested. We also invaded Iraq under pretenses we knew were false and killed between 100,000-1,000,000 innocent Iraqi civilians. We’re currently dropping bombs on innocent Pakistani civilians and lying about it, since we’re embarrassed fewer than 2% of our kills have been militants. If it weren’t for the Truman administration’s efforts, the state of Israel wouldn’t exist as it does today and our continuous support and financing of Israel wouldn’t have inspired networks of extremist groups in the first place, like Hezbollah’s support in Syria, or violent conflict between Israel and the states which surround it, which al Qaeda members protested as well.
That’s a lot of terror, if you ask me.
Direct reflection of how selective the US education system is, good lord.
Gritty Reboot of the Day: Calvin and Hobbes Have Grown Up
In this latest edition of gritty reboots, Calvin tries to leave his youthful daydreams and imaginary friend Hobbes behind
The Inspiration Behind The Book Thief
- Question: What inspired you to write THE BOOK THIEF?
- Answer: I grew up in Sydney and had a pretty normal childhood with my brother and two sisters. We lived most of our lives in the backyard, doing typical Australian things, but once in a while, it wasn’t Sydney anymore – because our parents told us their stories. That was when a piece of Europe entered our household, and our lives.
- It was never an organized thing. My mum and dad never sat us down and said, ‘Now we’re going to tell you where we came from.’ It was spontaneous. Something would happen, usually in the kitchen, and then came a story. We would hear about cities of fire, bombs shaking the ground, and what it was like to emerge from underground to discover that everything had changed.
- One evening, I remember my mother telling us about something else she witnessed as a child, which has stayed with me a long time.
- She told us of the time she saw Jewish people and other so-called criminals marched through her small town, on their way to Dachau. At the back of the line, an old man, totally emaciated, couldn’t keep up. When a teenage boy saw this, he brought the man a piece of bread and the man fell to his knees and held the boy’s ankles, thanking him…That was when a soldier marched over, tore the bread from the man’s hands and whipped him for taking it. Then, he chased down the boy and whipped him for giving him the bread in the first place. It was a story of great cruelty and kindness, simultaneously.
- I didn’t know it at the time, but almost all of the stories my parents told were full of opposites: right and wrong, fear and relief, destruction and humanity. The other point I didn’t realize was that these stories became like a second language to me, and when I became a writer, that language was already there – just waiting. It was waiting for me to scratch the surface, reach in and pull it out as the beginnings of a book.
- At first, The Book Thief was supposed to be a small novel – only a hundred pages or so – but the more time I spent with it, the more it grew, in every way. As three years of work went by, it changed from a book that meant something to me to a book that meant everything, and I’m very grateful for it. I’m also grateful to every reader who has picked it up and given it a chance. They’ve been more generous to The Book Thief than I could ever have imagined.
“so we are clear, North Dakota just banned abortion less than 2 weeks after a missed period. In a state with 1 clinic. w/24hr wait” - @robinmarty
I think the only appropriate response to this is HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
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In case any of you are keeping count at home, this means the number of states in direct violation of the law of the land and the constitution is now 2.
Stay tuned next week to hear another GOP politician say something stupid about rape, I’m sure it’ll happen, after all, the CPAC has only just started.