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Atrocities: An Allied soldier witnessing atrocities in an Auschwitz concentration camp, c. 1945
Atrocities: An Allied soldier witnessing atrocities in an Auschwitz concentration camp, c. 1945

An Allied soldier witnessing atrocities in an Auschwitz concentration camp, c. 1945

Atrocities: Imaan Sheikh @sheikhimaan POC: *jokes about white people not seasoning their food and not having rhythm* White people: Have you ever been hated or discriminated against? I have. l've been protested and demonstrated against. dirkapitated-yet-again: jlongbone: sophisticatedfangirling: thewolfman1995: cheshireinthemiddle: livbiv17: mizumanta: livbiv17: mizumanta: livbiv17: livbiv17: raychjackson: lmao yo OMG SO RELEVENT Reblogging AGAIN. 😩 You know having unseasoned food is an actual thing in japan. “Simple flavors” is part of Japanese food culture. No seasoning or just salt. I think we should mock japanese people too. Generalize them as having no taste or ability to cook. And laugh at them if they say it’s racism or childish. The difference is white people colonized—raped, stole and destroyed—other cultures for these seasonings…that they don’t even use ☺️therein lies the irony. Also…not the point of the post…the point is, making fun of white people’s weird shit does not equal racism. I said what I said ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So staaahp trolling and go read a book maybe. Lady, i have 2 degrees on this. I literally have walls of books on the history of food. White people didnt rape, colonize, steal, or destroy anymore than the Chinese did. And i doubt you would be okay saying this about Asians. People tended to use less seasoning back ghen because food was bred and grown differently. Things like chicken and beef had way more natural flavor, so additional seasonings werent really needed. In fact, for some places, seasonings were typically used by the poor, who were left with bad tasting scraps. Other places had them solely for the rich, since non native spices were incredibly expensive. Just like with Japanese culture, food culture in European cultures are often rely on tradition. Traditional methods are used, even if obsolete from newly available ingredients. It’s why old traditional methods of wine and cheese making are still used today. In fact, simple flavors and limited seasonings are available in a large amount of African dishes. The whole “white people dont season their food” stereotype originated in the US, and is clearly wrong, since European immigrants brought over tons of well seasoned and loved food like pizza, sausages, gyros, literally a ton of well known french dishes. I mean most southern cuisine came from French immigrants, and African slaves and paid servants (who at the time didnt even have access to most spices) simply copied those. The only real nuance is the addition of peppers and things like nutmeg and corn (originating in the americas) which European immigrants had already been using in their recipes. ( Actual soul food that can be entirely credited to African Americans is limited). The point is that the caricature of white people’s cooking being unseasoned is a very real part of reality for other cultures. Japan prides its traditional food with simplistic flavors. As in minimal or no seasoning. So any mocking you have for white people, equally (if not moreso) applies to the Japanese. You clearly don’t think it’s okay to say these same things to Asians, so it is clear that it isnt the action itself that you have a problem with, but the race doing it. Youre a racist. You think just because you mr opinions are popular and other bad activists are on your side, that you are in the right. I think we know from history that a popular opinion isnt always the right one. I’ve seen how you reply to other people who disagree with you and it is so childish. You just tell them to read a book or go to a library without considering their knowledge on the subject. I am here to tell you that i am much more knowledgable than you are on this subject. You are just making up stuff to excuse the fact that you dont like white people. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/03/26/394339284/how-snobbery-helped-take-the-spice-out-of-european-cooking I literally cannot make this shit up lol. 😂 your degrees are obviously for naught. Also..the British and Europe DID colonize these areas…which included the aforementioned atrocities. Not racist. Just have a grasp on history. Get one. How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking I dont think you even read this. It clearly states that while Indians (and it only relies on indians, not the mentioned Japanese or really any other Asian country) focus on curry, while Europeans often focused on gravies and sauces. Italian sauces for instance relied on fresh herbs (not spices), while French sauces relied more on stocks. Once dried peppers came over, many countries used paprika to season their stews, and others regularly used rosemary, bayleaf, thyme, and pepper. It’s really odd that you would compare any country’s use of spice to India’s. Essentially anyone’s would use less spice in comparison. In fact, as shown in the link, India is known for contrasting flavors using odd spice combinations that most countries (including non european) would never use. It doesnt really prove your point. It just shows that you really dont understand how these things work. Your grasp of history is poor, because according to your other posts, you actually think white people invented racism. You keep mentioning atrocities Europeans committed and act like they are the only ones who did them, which gives you permission to be racist. You are the one who doesnt understand history. And you do not understand food culture among European countries. You are just driven by stereotypes and opinion peices. Hungarian paprika chicken Beef bourguignon Roasted gyro meat Just because they dont have spice blends with 30 components like many indian masalas, doesnt mean they arent seasoned. As someone who has made these dishes (and many others from various countries), and as someone with more education on the subject, I am here to tell you that you are wrong, misonformed, and racist. “the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t” sometimes i don’t even know what to say to shit like that. i… i can’t “HAHA WYPIPO TAKE JOKES SO SURIUS!”  *later*  “the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t““ the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t Yes. Hello. Korea and China both wanna have a word with you. Lmaoooo imagine denying Japanese colonialism. Like holy shit some of that happened in living memory.
Atrocities: Imaan Sheikh
 @sheikhimaan
 POC: *jokes about white people
 not seasoning their food and not
 having rhythm*
 White people:
 Have you ever been hated or discriminated against?
 I have. l've been protested and demonstrated against.
dirkapitated-yet-again:
jlongbone:

sophisticatedfangirling:

thewolfman1995:

cheshireinthemiddle:


livbiv17:

mizumanta:


livbiv17:

mizumanta:


livbiv17:


livbiv17:


raychjackson:

lmao yo

OMG SO RELEVENT 


Reblogging AGAIN. 😩 


You know having unseasoned food is an actual thing in japan. “Simple flavors” is part of Japanese food culture. No seasoning or just salt. 

I think we should mock japanese people too. Generalize them as having no taste or ability to cook. And laugh at them if they say it’s racism or childish. 


The difference is white people colonized—raped, stole and destroyed—other cultures for these seasonings…that they don’t even use ☺️therein lies the irony. Also…not the point of the post…the point is, making fun of white people’s weird shit does not equal racism. 
I said what I said ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 
So staaahp trolling and go read a book maybe.

Lady, i have 2 degrees on this. I literally have walls of books on the history of food. White people didnt rape, colonize, steal, or destroy anymore than the Chinese did. And i doubt you would be okay saying this about Asians. 
People tended to use less seasoning back ghen because food was bred and grown differently. Things like chicken and beef had way more natural flavor, so additional seasonings werent really needed. In fact, for some places, seasonings were typically used by the poor, who were left with bad tasting scraps. Other places had them solely for the rich, since non native spices were incredibly expensive. 
Just like with Japanese culture, food culture in European cultures are often rely on tradition. Traditional methods are used, even if obsolete from newly available ingredients. It’s why old traditional methods of wine and cheese making are still used today. In fact, simple flavors and limited seasonings are available in a large amount of African dishes. The whole “white people dont season their food” stereotype originated in the US, and is clearly wrong, since European immigrants brought over tons of well seasoned and loved food like pizza, sausages, gyros, literally a ton of well known french dishes. I mean most southern cuisine came from French immigrants, and African slaves and paid servants (who at the time didnt even have access to most spices) simply copied those. The only real nuance is the addition of peppers and things like nutmeg and corn (originating in the americas) which European immigrants had already been using in their recipes. ( Actual soul food that can be entirely credited to African Americans is limited). 
The point is that the caricature of white people’s cooking being unseasoned is a very real part of reality for other cultures. Japan prides its traditional food with simplistic flavors. As in minimal or no seasoning. So any mocking you have for white people, equally (if not moreso) applies to the Japanese. You clearly don’t think it’s okay to say these same things to Asians, so it is clear that it isnt the action itself that you have a problem with, but the race doing it. 
Youre a racist. You think just because you mr opinions are popular and other bad activists are on your side, that you are in the right. I think we know from history that a popular opinion isnt always the right one. 
I’ve seen how you reply to other people who disagree with you and it is so childish. You just tell them to read a book or go to a library without considering their knowledge on the subject. I am here to tell you that i am much more knowledgable than you are on this subject. You are just making up stuff to excuse the fact that you dont like white people. 


https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/03/26/394339284/how-snobbery-helped-take-the-spice-out-of-european-cooking

I literally cannot make this shit up lol. 😂 your degrees are obviously for naught. Also..the British and Europe DID colonize these areas…which included the aforementioned atrocities. 

Not racist. Just have a grasp on history. Get one. 
How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking

I dont think you even read this. 
It clearly states that while Indians (and it only relies on indians, not the mentioned Japanese or really any other Asian country) focus on curry, while Europeans often focused on gravies and sauces. 
Italian sauces for instance relied on fresh herbs (not spices), while French sauces relied more on stocks. Once dried peppers came over, many countries used paprika to season their stews, and others regularly used rosemary, bayleaf, thyme, and pepper. 
It’s really odd that you would compare any country’s use of spice to India’s. Essentially anyone’s would use less spice in comparison. In fact, as shown in the link, India is known for contrasting flavors using odd spice combinations that most countries (including non european) would never use. It doesnt really prove your point. It just shows that you really dont understand how these things work. 
Your grasp of history is poor, because according to your other posts, you actually think white people invented racism. You keep mentioning atrocities Europeans committed and act like they are the only ones who did them, which gives you permission to be racist. 
You are the one who doesnt understand history. And you do not understand food culture among European countries. You are just driven by stereotypes and opinion peices. 
Hungarian paprika chicken 
Beef bourguignon 
Roasted gyro meat 
Just because they dont have spice blends with 30 components like many indian masalas, doesnt mean they arent seasoned. 
As someone who has made these dishes (and many others from various countries), and as someone with more education on the subject, I am here to tell you that you are wrong, misonformed, and racist. 



“the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t”
sometimes i don’t even know what to say to shit like that. i… i can’t

“HAHA WYPIPO TAKE JOKES SO SURIUS!” 
*later* 
“the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t““


 the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t
Yes. Hello. Korea and China both wanna have a word with you.


Lmaoooo imagine denying Japanese colonialism. Like holy shit some of that happened in living memory.

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Atrocities: bibliotecaria-d: ebonykain: karacat: othersideofforty: erinnightwalker: ripped-up-jeans-and-glitter: erinnightwalker: acaffeinejunkie: erinnightwalker: erinnightwalker: geostatonary: sixpenceee: “A house I pass on the way to work has this sculpture in its yard. Its about 8 feet tall.” (Source) “HELLO NEIGHBOR STEVE, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO BARBEQUE ON THE EVE OF THE BLOOD MOON.  I FEEL WE GOT OFF TO A BAD START.” “NEIGHBOR STEVE, DO YOU NOT WISH TO PARTAKE OF THE UNCLEAN FLESH-MEATS OF PIGS AND THE POLLUTED ESSENCES OF TOMATO?  PERHAPS YOU ARE A CAROLINA STYLE MAN, NEIGHBOR STEVE?” “PUT THE GUN AWAY NEIGHBOR STEVE, YOU KNOW I SHALL ONLY RISE AGAIN WITH THE DAWNING OF THE MOON.  WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS MANY TIMES.” “LOOK AT THIS PICTURE MY SON DREW OF YOU AND CHILD TIMMY, YOUR SON.  ARE THEY NOT THE PICTURE OF PACT-MATES?  THIS COULD BE YOU AND ME, NEIGHBOR STEVE.” “YOU MISSED THE UNHOLY NEXUS OF POWER THAT IS THE KEY TO MY CORPOREAL FORM, NEIGHBOR STEVE.  YOU WILL NEED TO RELOAD NOW, SO I WILL GO INSIDE TO MY HELL-WIFE AND PUT YOU DOWN AS A SOLID ‘MAYBE’.“ I have the feeling that the families get along great except for Steve. Like, the wives are baking (questionable) brownies together, the kids are playing together, Antler Guy occasionally takes Son and Timmy to school (no car, just carries them in huge swinging strides through a nexus of ungoldly sights in a swirling netherworld shortcut. Sometimes they stop for McDonalds). Hell-wife gave them a potted Audrey Jr., Steve’s wife (who I now christen Sharon) gave them a begonia. One time Steve tries throwing holy water but all Antler Guy does is thank him, saying that no, Antler Guy isn’t Catholic but it’s the thought that counts, he is so kind to water his creeping deathshade vines regardless. For Christmas Antler Guy gives Steve a case of ammunition. To be funny/sarcastically mean Steve gets Antler Guy the world’s most hideous Christmas sweater, singing light-up reindeer included. He immediately regrets it because not only does Antler Guy love it and wears it for several months, it will never need batteries because Antler Guy powers it with his own eldritch aura. When they come back from a holiday to Hawaii, Steve is horrified to find out Sharon bought them matching Hawaiian shirts. He is even more horrified that his wife means it that if he doesn’t wear it he will forever sleep on the couch. I want to expand on this, since I see it’s still passing around and the ideas have grown in my brainmeats. What drives Steve up the wall and down the other side is how… normal… everyone treats the Abominations. (Yes, that is their last name. No, it is not a joke. Son was asked his last name for the standardized testing at school, had a quick conference with Timmy, and decided that Son Abomination sounded good, “Since my dad calls your dad the Abomination anyway and we can paint it on your mailbox just like the Henderson’s did theirs!”. Antler Guy agreed and did a lovely rendition of it for the mailbox, with only a few glyphs of soul-rending terror added to keep up to snuff.) The Great Plant Exchange went beautifully, though the Audrey Jr. (named Aubergine for the lovely shade of purple poison that drips from her fangs) is on a diet at the moment. She was in cahoots with the cat and the dog to get into the good people food and ate two frozen turkeys all herself. Now she’s restricted to the hallway table to answer the phone and the door. (Steve actually likes her, and keeps slipping her hotdogs when Sharon isn’t looking. Their door-to-door salesman rates have dropped dramatically since she changed abodes.) Hell-wife has almost gotten the begonia to bloom and say it’s first words. The homeowner’s association just loves the Abominations. All paperwork stamped and dotted, in on time and in triplicate. Antler Guy likes filing, says it reminds him of his old job. There is a resident who spent 20 years as a lawyer and they have long, animated conversations about all sorts of things that make Steve swear to never need legal counsel. Hell-wife joined the PTA and spearheaded a committee to fundraise in the fall with a haunted house. It was a county-wide hit, though the claims that a particularly rowdy group had been deliberately lost in a timeslip to the Outer Doors Of Chaos was firmly rebuffed. Most young people nowadays, it was agreed, just couldn’t appreciate flute music. Antler Guy really does try to connect with Steve. The surprise birthday party was perhaps a bit much, given that most participants do not have the ability to suddenly materialize in front of the guest of honor to give them a hug. Sharon assured them that Steve normally screams on his birthday, and the remains of the cake were heartily enjoyed by all. (A plate was saved for Steve once he came down from the treehouse.) After the Hawaii trip (which was a present for his birthday) and the Matching Shirt Ultimatum (which was Sharon’s attempt at patching things up with Antler Guy, he really was sad about the birthday screaming), Steve finally grabs his courage in both hands (plus the shotgun, which let’s face it is about as useful as a teddybear at the moment but it does comfort him) and confronts Antler Guy, about why such a group of……Abominations could possibly come to his quiet slice of suburban bliss. “……BUT NEIGHBOR STEVE, WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE.” “No no no, I read it in a book! Don’t you have to be invited or something?!” “WELL YES, TO THE HUMAN WORLD. BUT THIS IS NOT THE HUMAN WORLD AS YOUR THREE-DIMENSIONAL BRAIN PERCEIVES IT.” “What the hell does that mean?!!” “DID YOU NOT KNOW, NEIGHBOR STEVE? LEGALLY SPEAKING, ALL OF THE VASTNESS OF HUMAN SUBURBIA IS, IN FACT, A PART OF HELL.” “……..” “THE FLAMINGOES ARE THE BOUNDARY MARKERS. IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE FLAMING SKULLS WERE TOO KITSCHY FOR MODERN TIMES.” Reblogging cause I kind of want more of this…. Since you asked nicely ^_^ Antler Guy, as one may have noticed, is a calm sort of fellow. In the face of human atrocities he displays a curious Zen sort of state of mind. Timmy asks Son if he’d ever seen his dad angry, and Son hasn’t. (When asked, Timmy says that yeah his dad gets mad, but it’s like the Fitz-Simmon’s chihuahua down the street- mostly high-pitched noise and occasionally TV remote chewing. Sharon replaces the poor thing every 3 months or so.) When pressed (gently, at the monthly book club, and with many cups of tea and at least one daiquiri), Hellwife admits that this comes from serving many years at his old job. After the revelation of the nature of his neighborhood, Steve has not been overtly mean to Antler Guy. Not yet in the realm of friends, but vastly better than before. No more holy water, no more shotgun blasts. (Still the occasional jumpscare, but Antler Guy really can’t help that part.) They even occasionally share news over the fence as Antler Guy trains the creeping deathshade vines in proper oral hygiene, and Steve waters his lawn (and occasionally slips a goldfish cracker to a deathshade vine that looks particularly adorable. Aubergine has trained him well.) Which is how Antler Guy learns about the peeping tom that’s been plaguing the adjacent streets. Apparently the pervert has been getting bolder, and rattling doors. He almost broke into one apartment, whose occupants were a single mother and her daughter, Mildred. Millie, a shy girl who is a great horror fan and firm friends with Timmy and Son, had missed school because of it. Steve knew because Sharon had told him, on her way to deliver a tuna casserole and a double batch of brownies to the pair. (Sharon has been dubbed the unoffical mob boss of the Mother’s Mafia. She is quite pleased with this title.) He tells her to wait, confers briefly with Aubergine, and sends her along with, “Only as a loan, you know, but Auby wants to stretch her roots and she’d probably like getting all ribboned and curled anyway. Little girls still do that, right?” She has strict orders to bite anyone that makes Millie or her mother cry. (Steve is dubbed the official neighborhood marshmallow for this. The bookclub buys him a jar of marshmallow fluff in commemoration.) He turns to look at Antler Guy, and freezes, much as a chihuahua will when faced with a hungry hellhound. “You….you alright there buddy?” “Ň̵̴̫̫̙͙̻̞͈̫̥̪̱͈͈̯̍̀̀͆ͫ̒̿̄͗͘͡͝ͅO̊͑̑͒̎͑̃ͬͭͮ̅̔̆̃̉ͯ̇͗̀҉̵̻̜̞͉̟͙͚̻̪̼̖̀͟ͅ.̵͈̣͈̙̣̜̻̭̩̝̠̞͗ͤͥ̓͗ͬ̓̄͊̓̅̐ͩͮͧͤ̽̐ “ “Uh, yeah, I guess not. Did you, uh, know you’re kinda fuzzing at the edges, there?” “Ň̵̴̫̫̙͙̻̞͈̫̥̪̱͈͈̯̍̀̀͆ͫ̒̿̄͗͘͡͝ͅO̊͑̑͒̎͑̃ͬͭͮ̅̔̆̃̉ͯ̇͗̀҉̵̻̜̞͉̟͙͚̻̪̼̖̀͟ͅ.̵͈̣͈̙̣̜̻̭̩̝̠̞͗ͤͥ̓͗ͬ̓̄͊̓̅̐ͩͮͧͤ̽̐ “ “Right. Um. Well.” Steven makes a very ungraceful exit when space starts bending around Antler Guy’s still, unmoving form. When Steve sees a shadowy form in his back yard when he gets up to pee that night, there’s no hesitation. He grabs the shotgun from the cabinet and peeks out the back door window. Just in time to see a nebulous form of soul-wrenching terror engulf the man reaching for the door handle. A sliver of moonlight reveals a very familiar eyesocket. After a moment (and a sincere prayer of thanks that he had already peed, cause otherwise he’d have done it then and there) Steve opens the door. The nebulous form freezes, reality bending around the edges. “Nice night for it, huh?” “…..Y̮̮͍͔͇͙͙̟̐͌͛̓̏͞͡Eͩͭͮ̓̍ͯ̀ͧ͏̵̴̛̺̠̱͕̕ͅS͈̹̮̟̳̪̩̘͍̤̲̻͈̱̳̽̋́ͩ̃͋̎ͩ̈͆̀͘͢͢͟ͅ.̧̢͈̭̝̥̦͚͍̇ͫ̃̓͆̿̇ͪ͊ͧ̃͛͌͜͢ “ “Guy won’t scare anymore litttle girls, will he?” “Ň̵̴̫̫̙͙̻̞͈̫̥̪̱͈͈̯̍̀̀͆ͫ̒̿̄͗͘͡͝ͅO̊͑̑͒̎͑̃ͬͭͮ̅̔̆̃̉ͯ̇͗̀҉̵̻̜̞͉̟͙͚̻̪̼̖̀͟ͅ.̵͈̣͈̙̣̜̻̭̩̝̠̞͗ͤͥ̓͗ͬ̓̄͊̓̅̐ͩͮͧͤ̽̐ “ “Good. G’night then. Oh, and if Hellwife has an extra Audrey Jr. that needs a home, let me know. Millie likes Aubergine a lot but Augy’s just too big for the apartment. Dunno if they come in miniatures though.” “ I̴̛̟̭͉̮̜̩̬̮̣̘̰͚̩͙̟̳͔̜̙͑̂̆̆͗͒̀ ͖̖̰͉̥͖͔̙̤̺͍̳͈̹͙̣̞̇̇ͤ͒̅̈́͆̽ͧ́̚̚̕͘W̶̶̱͈̞͖̼̟̣̮̌͂͒̈́͑͌͒͋̍ͮ͗̈ͣ̓ͤ͘͟I̴̶̞̥̩͇̔ͩͦ̇̉̾ͣͬ̀̀̒͒ͧ͛͌͛͆̚͘͢ͅͅL̠̟͕̠̟̪̰̻ͯ͂͊ͥ̍̏͋̐ͬ̉̆̈̀͠L̸̞̭͔̮ͦ͑̉ͮͩ́ͬͨͣ͘͜.̴͈͎̮͇͓͖̱̻̣͊͊ͤͩ͊̑͗͞ ̸̡̩̖̞̩̻̩̪̭͙̳͚͇̟̺͖̑͊ͫ̀͆ͨ̉̔̓̂̓̋T̷̷̟͉̟̻̻̪̞̰̯̻͈̣̰̬̻̾͐́ͭ̓̅́͡H͇̬̪̩̬̝̣͍͈͇ͯ͛̏͌ͮͧͭͦ͟͜A̴̴̤͕͈̤̮̞̱̯͔͕̙͔͖̰̬̰͈̠ͥ̏ͥ̍̽ͧ̀͝N͗̓͋̃̈̑̀̅ͣ̽̒̂̄ͯͩͤ͏̢͢͏͈̯͎̪͇̟̠͔̯͓͓̰̠̱̠̳͕̳͝K̢̓ͧ͛͛ͣ̄̓̓ͯ̍̈̈́̌͂̔͟҉̛̘̥̖̤̦̻̳͙͟ ̢̢̻̥̹̣̞͉̘͇͚͍̖̯̘͚͔̗̩͓͐ͮ͂͂̀̚͘͠Y̜̞͇̳̗̬͎̰̙̜̩̪͎̞̙̠̔͂̌̃́̀O͇̺̲͙͍̬̳̘͈̱̜̝͔̖̊ͥ̿ͫͤͫͫͩ͋̓̃ͦ̈̄͢͟Ū̢͖̲̦̠̤͎̙͉̦͖̖͓͍̺̺ͪͯ͐͆͆ͭͯ͗ͦ̄̅̌̈̃̾ͭ̋ͧ͢͢͠͡.̶̸̞͓̞̹̗̻̣͈͕̠̬̦ͫ̆ͤͬͨͦ͒͂ͨ̿ͩͪ͘͞.ͧ͛̒̂̂͗ͨ̌͆ͥͭ͒̉͘͜͏̙͖̰̝̙̲͓̙͕͍̥̳̩́͠.̶̷̮͎̱̼̬͖̰͎͚͙̥̓͋͋ͦ̓̓ͯ͆͛̏ͫ̅ͯ.̨̧̙̤̳̮̺̙͖̞͔̗͎͍̑̆ͮ͐ͩͦ̌̽̾̏͘͠.̹̖͕̮͕̞̰͍͚͖̌ͪ̃̐̐̌̌̅̉͑ͧͪͪͬ̓͐́͛̿͘͞ ….NEIGHBOR STEVE.” “Anytime.” There are no more peeping reports. Millie brings back Aubergine and spends an entire afternoon teaching Steve the particulars of Augy’s new “hairstyle” (a gravity-defying mass of teased tendrils, ribbons, and barrettes) in between games of tag and hide-and-seek with Timmy and Son. When Antler Guy and Hellwife present her and her mother Beatrice with a tiny Audrey Jr. (”pOOr ThinG Is a ruNT And wOn’T geT MorE Than A FooT taLL, BEa, aNd NeeDS a New FRiEnD”, assures Hellwife), both mother and child burst out crying. Millie names it Bella, after Bella Lugosi, and shows it to the excited group of boys (Steve and Augy included). IT GOT SO MUCH BETTER!!!! Life in a subdivision partly populated with eldritch and possibly magical (officially classified as “extra-dimensional”, for even when faced with the physics-defying nature of their new co-habitating citizens the government cannot bring itself to acknowledge them as “magic wielding hell-beasts”, as some high-ranking staff members initially suggested) goes on fairly normally. Sure, there are a few hiccoughs. The creeping deathshade vines get a stern talking to about appropriate afternoon snacks (”NOT the Fitz-Simmon’s chihuahua, I don’t care how much he has it coming or what he excreted where, now spit it out!”), Aubergine sheds all her leaves at once and snowballs the house (but does helps sweep up afterwards), and moonrise is a good time to watch the night-gaunts fly by (but on moondark it’s best to stay inside, no matter how prettily they glow. They’re somewhat similar to fireflies, and don’t always check to see if their partner glows as well. It wouldn’t be as much of a problem if they didn’t dive mid-coitus and drop just above the ground.) While the neighborhood in general is accepting of the Abominations, when things get to be a bit much they tend to come to Steve. Since meeting Beatrice and Millie (and the formation of the Terrifying Triad known as Millie, Son, and Timmy) Steve is the adult human male most comfortable dealing with Antler Guy on the whole street. (Sharon as U.M.B. is widely held to have, well, steel-whatever-the-hell-she-wants, and Timmy is known to run over to Antler Guy and ask for rides through “that wobbly grey place, you know, the one with the REALLY BIG alligators?”. Still, the courtesies must be observed.) So when a writhing sparking ball of snarling terror and teeth takes up residence in the Manzo’s tool-shed, and when Animal Control refuses to come (the street is banned due to a run-in with the deathshade vines), Steve is called. Having heard the description, Steve brings Antler Guy. When they get there, Mr. Manzo is forcibly holding the door shut. Unholy yowling is coming from inside. At a gesture from Antler Guy, Mr. Manzo leaps away, and the doors blast open. A 150 pound ball of whimpering, flaming something hits Steve and knocks him on his ass. The whimpering, flaming something proceeds to slobber all over Steve, his shirt, his pants, and a decent portion of grass in between distressed yelps. “GACK!” “NEIGHBOR STEVE, ARE YOU IN DISTRESS?” “GAAACKLEARGHSPLUH- DOWN boy, HEEL, that’s a good- Antler Guy, what is this?!” “I BELIEVE IT IS A HELLHOUND, NEIGHBOR STEVE.” “Good grief, I didn’t know they came this big and…..and….. Guy?” “YES NEIGHBOR STEVE?” “Is he supposed to be…..skinless?” “YES NEIGHBOR STEVE. THIS VARIETY WAS BRED TO BE LAP DOGS. THEIR FLAME IS MOSTLY WITHOUT HEAT, AND THEY HAVE NO SKIN FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALLERGIC.” “…….laPDOG?!” “YES NEIGHBOR STEVE.” Antler Guy lays a hand on the hellhound, who tries to burrow further into Steve with little success. “HE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN RECENTLY WEANED. IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR HIM TO GROW TO HIS FULL SIZE.” “……” “THE SMALL BREEDS GROW MORE SLOWLY.” A vile hissing emanates from the shed. (Mr. Manzo has long since fled for the safety of his kitchen.) As Steve attempts to calm the frantic hell-puppy, Antler Guy investigates. He reaches one long hand in behind the riding lawnmower and….. winces. “NEIGHBOR STEVE?” “Yeah- I’m right here, uh, doggie, not going anywhere- Guy?” “I APPEAR TO HAVE AN…. ATTACHMENT.” Steve is awed at the tiny ball of white fluff attached to one long, thin finger. He didn’t know that Antler Guy’s fingers COULD be bitten, much less by a tiny kitten. Which is how Steve and Sharon got Clifford (”Aww c’mon Sharon, how could I pass that one up?”), and Antler Guy and Hellwife get Fluffy (”NEIGHBOR STEVE ASSURES ME IT IS A TRADITIONAL TITLE.”) This might be the most amazing thing that ever crossed my tumblr dash OMIGOSH I’m in love. I LOVE EVERY BIT OF THIS This is like the stoplight post. It is Tumblr legend, and I feel I must reblog it for those fortunate few who get to experience it for the first time.
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“A house I pass on the way to work has this sculpture in its yard. Its about 8 feet tall.”
(Source)

“HELLO NEIGHBOR STEVE, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO BARBEQUE ON THE EVE OF THE BLOOD MOON.  I FEEL WE GOT OFF TO A BAD START.”
“NEIGHBOR STEVE, DO YOU NOT WISH TO PARTAKE OF THE UNCLEAN FLESH-MEATS OF PIGS AND THE POLLUTED ESSENCES OF TOMATO?  PERHAPS YOU ARE A CAROLINA STYLE MAN, NEIGHBOR STEVE?”
 “PUT THE GUN AWAY NEIGHBOR STEVE, YOU KNOW I SHALL ONLY RISE AGAIN WITH THE DAWNING OF THE MOON.  WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS MANY TIMES.”
“LOOK AT THIS PICTURE MY SON DREW OF YOU AND CHILD TIMMY, YOUR SON.  ARE THEY NOT THE PICTURE OF PACT-MATES?  THIS COULD BE YOU AND ME, NEIGHBOR STEVE.”
“YOU MISSED THE UNHOLY NEXUS OF POWER THAT IS THE KEY TO MY CORPOREAL FORM, NEIGHBOR STEVE.  YOU WILL NEED TO RELOAD NOW, SO I WILL GO INSIDE TO MY HELL-WIFE AND PUT YOU DOWN AS A SOLID ‘MAYBE’.“

I have the feeling that the families get along great except for Steve. Like, the wives are baking (questionable) brownies together, the kids are playing together, Antler Guy occasionally takes Son and Timmy to school (no car, just carries them in huge swinging strides through a nexus of ungoldly sights in a swirling netherworld shortcut. Sometimes they stop for McDonalds). Hell-wife gave them a potted Audrey Jr., Steve’s wife (who I now christen Sharon) gave them a begonia.
One time Steve tries throwing holy water but all Antler Guy does is thank him, saying that no, Antler Guy isn’t Catholic but it’s the thought that counts, he is so kind to water his creeping deathshade vines regardless.
For Christmas Antler Guy gives Steve a case of ammunition. To be funny/sarcastically mean Steve gets Antler Guy the world’s most hideous Christmas sweater, singing light-up reindeer included. He immediately regrets it because not only does Antler Guy love it and wears it for several months, it will never need batteries because Antler Guy powers it with his own eldritch aura.
When they come back from a holiday to Hawaii, Steve is horrified to find out Sharon bought them matching Hawaiian shirts. He is even more horrified that his wife means it that if he doesn’t wear it he will forever sleep on the couch.

I want to expand on this, since I see it’s still passing around and the ideas have grown in my brainmeats.
What drives Steve up the wall and down the other side is how… normal… everyone treats the Abominations. (Yes, that is their last name. No, it is not a joke. Son was asked his last name for the standardized testing at school, had a quick conference with Timmy, and decided that Son Abomination sounded good, “Since my dad calls your dad the Abomination anyway and we can paint it on your mailbox just like the Henderson’s did theirs!”. Antler Guy agreed and did a lovely rendition of it for the mailbox, with only a few glyphs of soul-rending terror added to keep up to snuff.)
The Great Plant Exchange went beautifully, though the Audrey Jr. (named Aubergine for the lovely shade of purple poison that drips from her fangs) is on a diet at the moment. She was in cahoots with the cat and the dog to get into the good people food and ate two frozen turkeys all herself. Now she’s restricted to the hallway table to answer the phone and the door. (Steve actually likes her, and keeps slipping her hotdogs when Sharon isn’t looking. Their door-to-door salesman rates have dropped dramatically since she changed abodes.) Hell-wife has almost gotten the begonia to bloom and say it’s first words.
The homeowner’s association just loves the Abominations. All paperwork stamped and dotted, in on time and in triplicate. Antler Guy likes filing, says it reminds him of his old job. There is a resident who spent 20 years as a lawyer and they have long, animated conversations about all sorts of things that make Steve swear to never need legal counsel.
Hell-wife joined the PTA and spearheaded a committee to fundraise in the fall with a haunted house. It was a county-wide hit, though the claims that a particularly rowdy group had been deliberately lost in a timeslip to the Outer Doors Of Chaos was firmly rebuffed. Most young people nowadays, it was agreed, just couldn’t appreciate flute music.
Antler Guy really does try to connect with Steve. The surprise birthday party was perhaps a bit much, given that most participants do not have the ability to suddenly materialize in front of the guest of honor to give them a hug. Sharon assured them that Steve normally screams on his birthday, and the remains of the cake were heartily enjoyed by all. (A plate was saved for Steve once he came down from the treehouse.)
After the Hawaii trip (which was a present for his birthday) and the Matching Shirt Ultimatum (which was Sharon’s attempt at patching things up with Antler Guy, he really was sad about the birthday screaming), Steve finally grabs his courage in both hands (plus the shotgun, which let’s face it is about as useful as a teddybear at the moment but it does comfort him) and confronts Antler Guy, about why such a group of……Abominations could possibly come to his quiet slice of suburban bliss.
“……BUT NEIGHBOR STEVE, WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE.”
“No no no, I read it in a book! Don’t you have to be invited or something?!”
“WELL YES, TO THE HUMAN WORLD. BUT THIS IS NOT THE HUMAN WORLD AS YOUR THREE-DIMENSIONAL BRAIN PERCEIVES IT.”
“What the hell does that mean?!!”
“DID YOU NOT KNOW, NEIGHBOR STEVE? LEGALLY SPEAKING, ALL OF THE VASTNESS OF HUMAN SUBURBIA IS, IN FACT, A PART OF HELL.”
“……..”
“THE FLAMINGOES ARE THE BOUNDARY MARKERS. IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE FLAMING SKULLS WERE TOO KITSCHY FOR MODERN TIMES.”

Reblogging cause I kind of want more of this….


Since you asked nicely ^_^
Antler Guy, as one may have noticed, is a calm sort of fellow. In the face of human atrocities he displays a curious Zen sort of state of mind. Timmy asks Son if he’d ever seen his dad angry, and Son hasn’t. (When asked, Timmy says that yeah his dad gets mad, but it’s like the Fitz-Simmon’s chihuahua down the street- mostly high-pitched noise and occasionally TV remote chewing. Sharon replaces the poor thing every 3 months or so.) When pressed (gently, at the monthly book club, and with many cups of tea and at least one daiquiri), Hellwife admits that this comes from serving many years at his old job.
After the revelation of the nature of his neighborhood, Steve has not been overtly mean to Antler Guy. Not yet in the realm of friends, but vastly better than before. No more holy water, no more shotgun blasts. (Still the occasional jumpscare, but Antler Guy really can’t help that part.) They even occasionally share news over the fence as Antler Guy trains the creeping deathshade vines in proper oral hygiene, and Steve waters his lawn (and occasionally slips a goldfish cracker to a deathshade vine that looks particularly adorable. Aubergine has trained him well.)
Which is how Antler Guy learns about the peeping tom that’s been plaguing the adjacent streets. Apparently the pervert has been getting bolder, and rattling doors. He almost broke into one apartment, whose occupants were a single mother and her daughter, Mildred. Millie, a shy girl who is a great horror fan and firm friends with Timmy and Son, had missed school because of it.
Steve knew because Sharon had told him, on her way to deliver a tuna casserole and a double batch of brownies to the pair. (Sharon has been dubbed the unoffical mob boss of the Mother’s Mafia. She is quite pleased with this title.) He tells her to wait, confers briefly with Aubergine, and sends her along with, “Only as a loan, you know, but Auby wants to stretch her roots and she’d probably like getting all ribboned and curled anyway. Little girls still do that, right?” She has strict orders to bite anyone that makes Millie or her mother cry. (Steve is dubbed the official neighborhood marshmallow for this. The bookclub buys him a jar of marshmallow fluff in commemoration.)
He turns to look at Antler Guy, and freezes, much as a chihuahua will when faced with a hungry hellhound.
“You….you alright there buddy?”



“Ň̵̴̫̫̙͙̻̞͈̫̥̪̱͈͈̯̍̀̀͆ͫ̒̿̄͗͘͡͝ͅO̊͑̑͒̎͑̃ͬͭͮ̅̔̆̃̉ͯ̇͗̀҉̵̻̜̞͉̟͙͚̻̪̼̖̀͟ͅ.̵͈̣͈̙̣̜̻̭̩̝̠̞͗ͤͥ̓͗ͬ̓̄͊̓̅̐ͩͮͧͤ̽̐ “

“Uh, yeah, I guess not. Did you, uh, know you’re kinda fuzzing at the edges, there?”



“Ň̵̴̫̫̙͙̻̞͈̫̥̪̱͈͈̯̍̀̀͆ͫ̒̿̄͗͘͡͝ͅO̊͑̑͒̎͑̃ͬͭͮ̅̔̆̃̉ͯ̇͗̀҉̵̻̜̞͉̟͙͚̻̪̼̖̀͟ͅ.̵͈̣͈̙̣̜̻̭̩̝̠̞͗ͤͥ̓͗ͬ̓̄͊̓̅̐ͩͮͧͤ̽̐ “

“Right. Um. Well.” 
Steven makes a very ungraceful exit when space starts bending around Antler Guy’s still, unmoving form.
When Steve sees a shadowy form in his back yard when he gets up to pee that night, there’s no hesitation. He grabs the shotgun from the cabinet and peeks out the back door window.
Just in time to see a nebulous form of soul-wrenching terror engulf the man reaching for the door handle. A sliver of moonlight reveals a very familiar eyesocket. After a moment (and a sincere prayer of thanks that he had already peed, cause otherwise he’d have done it then and there) Steve opens the door. The nebulous form freezes, reality bending around the edges.
“Nice night for it, huh?”


“…..Y̮̮͍͔͇͙͙̟̐͌͛̓̏͞͡Eͩͭͮ̓̍ͯ̀ͧ͏̵̴̛̺̠̱͕̕ͅS͈̹̮̟̳̪̩̘͍̤̲̻͈̱̳̽̋́ͩ̃͋̎ͩ̈͆̀͘͢͢͟ͅ.̧̢͈̭̝̥̦͚͍̇ͫ̃̓͆̿̇ͪ͊ͧ̃͛͌͜͢

“

“Guy won’t scare anymore litttle girls, will he?”



“Ň̵̴̫̫̙͙̻̞͈̫̥̪̱͈͈̯̍̀̀͆ͫ̒̿̄͗͘͡͝ͅO̊͑̑͒̎͑̃ͬͭͮ̅̔̆̃̉ͯ̇͗̀҉̵̻̜̞͉̟͙͚̻̪̼̖̀͟ͅ.̵͈̣͈̙̣̜̻̭̩̝̠̞͗ͤͥ̓͗ͬ̓̄͊̓̅̐ͩͮͧͤ̽̐ “

“Good. G’night then. Oh, and if Hellwife has an extra Audrey Jr. that needs a home, let me know. Millie likes Aubergine a lot but Augy’s just too big for the apartment. Dunno if they come in miniatures though.”


“
I̴̛̟̭͉̮̜̩̬̮̣̘̰͚̩͙̟̳͔̜̙͑̂̆̆͗͒̀ 
͖̖̰͉̥͖͔̙̤̺͍̳͈̹͙̣̞̇̇ͤ͒̅̈́͆̽ͧ́̚̚̕͘W̶̶̱͈̞͖̼̟̣̮̌͂͒̈́͑͌͒͋̍ͮ͗̈ͣ̓ͤ͘͟I̴̶̞̥̩͇̔ͩͦ̇̉̾ͣͬ̀̀̒͒ͧ͛͌͛͆̚͘͢ͅͅL̠̟͕̠̟̪̰̻ͯ͂͊ͥ̍̏͋̐ͬ̉̆̈̀͠L̸̞̭͔̮ͦ͑̉ͮͩ́ͬͨͣ͘͜.̴͈͎̮͇͓͖̱̻̣͊͊ͤͩ͊̑͗͞
 
̸̡̩̖̞̩̻̩̪̭͙̳͚͇̟̺͖̑͊ͫ̀͆ͨ̉̔̓̂̓̋T̷̷̟͉̟̻̻̪̞̰̯̻͈̣̰̬̻̾͐́ͭ̓̅́͡H͇̬̪̩̬̝̣͍͈͇ͯ͛̏͌ͮͧͭͦ͟͜A̴̴̤͕͈̤̮̞̱̯͔͕̙͔͖̰̬̰͈̠ͥ̏ͥ̍̽ͧ̀͝N͗̓͋̃̈̑̀̅ͣ̽̒̂̄ͯͩͤ͏̢͢͏͈̯͎̪͇̟̠͔̯͓͓̰̠̱̠̳͕̳͝K̢̓ͧ͛͛ͣ̄̓̓ͯ̍̈̈́̌͂̔͟҉̛̘̥̖̤̦̻̳͙͟
 
̢̢̻̥̹̣̞͉̘͇͚͍̖̯̘͚͔̗̩͓͐ͮ͂͂̀̚͘͠Y̜̞͇̳̗̬͎̰̙̜̩̪͎̞̙̠̔͂̌̃́̀O͇̺̲͙͍̬̳̘͈̱̜̝͔̖̊ͥ̿ͫͤͫͫͩ͋̓̃ͦ̈̄͢͟Ū̢͖̲̦̠̤͎̙͉̦͖̖͓͍̺̺ͪͯ͐͆͆ͭͯ͗ͦ̄̅̌̈̃̾ͭ̋ͧ͢͢͠͡.̶̸̞͓̞̹̗̻̣͈͕̠̬̦ͫ̆ͤͬͨͦ͒͂ͨ̿ͩͪ͘͞.ͧ͛̒̂̂͗ͨ̌͆ͥͭ͒̉͘͜͏̙͖̰̝̙̲͓̙͕͍̥̳̩́͠.̶̷̮͎̱̼̬͖̰͎͚͙̥̓͋͋ͦ̓̓ͯ͆͛̏ͫ̅ͯ.̨̧̙̤̳̮̺̙͖̞͔̗͎͍̑̆ͮ͐ͩͦ̌̽̾̏͘͠.̹̖͕̮͕̞̰͍͚͖̌ͪ̃̐̐̌̌̅̉͑ͧͪͪͬ̓͐́͛̿͘͞ ….NEIGHBOR STEVE.”

“Anytime.”
There are no more peeping reports. Millie brings back Aubergine and spends an entire afternoon teaching Steve the particulars of Augy’s new “hairstyle” (a gravity-defying mass of teased tendrils, ribbons, and barrettes) in between games of tag and hide-and-seek with Timmy and Son.
When Antler Guy and Hellwife present her and her mother Beatrice with a tiny Audrey Jr. (”pOOr ThinG Is a ruNT And wOn’T geT MorE Than A FooT taLL, BEa, aNd NeeDS a New FRiEnD”, assures Hellwife), both mother and child burst out crying. Millie names it Bella, after Bella Lugosi, and shows it to the excited group of boys (Steve and Augy included).


IT GOT SO MUCH BETTER!!!!

Life in a subdivision partly populated with eldritch and possibly magical (officially classified as “extra-dimensional”, for even when faced with the physics-defying nature of their new co-habitating citizens the government cannot bring itself to acknowledge them as “magic wielding hell-beasts”, as some high-ranking staff members initially suggested) goes on fairly normally. 
Sure, there are a few hiccoughs. The creeping deathshade vines get a stern talking to about appropriate afternoon snacks (”NOT the Fitz-Simmon’s chihuahua, I don’t care how much he has it coming or what he excreted where, now spit it out!”), Aubergine sheds all her leaves at once and snowballs the house (but does helps sweep up afterwards), and moonrise is a good time to watch the night-gaunts fly by (but on moondark it’s best to stay inside, no matter how prettily they glow. They’re somewhat similar to fireflies, and don’t always check to see if their partner glows as well. It wouldn’t be as much of a problem if they didn’t dive mid-coitus and drop just above the ground.)
While the neighborhood in general is accepting of the Abominations, when things get to be a bit much they tend to come to Steve. Since meeting Beatrice and Millie (and the formation of the Terrifying Triad known as Millie, Son, and Timmy) Steve is the adult human male most comfortable dealing with Antler Guy on the whole street. (Sharon as U.M.B. is widely held to have, well, steel-whatever-the-hell-she-wants, and Timmy is known to run over to Antler Guy and ask for rides through “that wobbly grey place, you know, the one with the REALLY BIG alligators?”. Still, the courtesies must be observed.)
So when a writhing sparking ball of snarling terror and teeth takes up residence in the Manzo’s tool-shed, and when Animal Control refuses to come (the street is banned due to a run-in with the deathshade vines), Steve is called. Having heard the description, Steve brings Antler Guy.
When they get there, Mr. Manzo is forcibly holding the door shut. Unholy yowling is coming from inside. At a gesture from Antler Guy, Mr. Manzo leaps away, and the doors blast open.
A 150 pound ball of whimpering, flaming something hits Steve and knocks him on his ass. The whimpering, flaming something proceeds to slobber all over Steve, his shirt, his pants, and a decent portion of grass in between distressed yelps.
“GACK!”
“NEIGHBOR STEVE, ARE YOU IN DISTRESS?”
“GAAACKLEARGHSPLUH- DOWN boy, HEEL, that’s a good- Antler Guy, what is this?!”
“I BELIEVE IT IS A HELLHOUND, NEIGHBOR STEVE.”
“Good grief, I didn’t know they came this big and…..and….. Guy?”
“YES NEIGHBOR STEVE?”
“Is he supposed to be…..skinless?”
“YES NEIGHBOR STEVE. THIS VARIETY WAS BRED TO BE LAP DOGS. THEIR FLAME IS MOSTLY WITHOUT HEAT, AND THEY HAVE NO SKIN FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALLERGIC.”
“…….laPDOG?!”
“YES NEIGHBOR STEVE.” Antler Guy lays a hand on the hellhound, who tries to burrow further into Steve with little success. “HE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN RECENTLY WEANED. IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR HIM TO GROW TO HIS FULL SIZE.”
“……”
“THE SMALL BREEDS GROW MORE SLOWLY.”
A vile hissing emanates from the shed. (Mr. Manzo has long since fled for the safety of his kitchen.) As Steve attempts to calm the frantic hell-puppy, Antler Guy investigates. He reaches one long hand in behind the riding lawnmower and….. winces.
“NEIGHBOR STEVE?”
“Yeah- I’m right here, uh, doggie, not going anywhere- Guy?”
“I APPEAR TO HAVE AN…. ATTACHMENT.”
Steve is awed at the tiny ball of white fluff attached to one long, thin finger. He didn’t know that Antler Guy’s fingers COULD be bitten, much less by a tiny kitten.
Which is how Steve and Sharon got Clifford (”Aww c’mon Sharon, how could I pass that one up?”), and Antler Guy and Hellwife get Fluffy (”NEIGHBOR STEVE ASSURES ME IT IS A TRADITIONAL TITLE.”)


This might be the most amazing thing that ever crossed my tumblr dash


OMIGOSH I’m in love.


I LOVE EVERY BIT OF THIS

This is like the stoplight post. It is Tumblr legend, and I feel I must reblog it for those fortunate few who get to experience it for the first time.

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Atrocities: White people killed an entire ethnicity of Blacks & made a cartoon about it for all to laugh at. #whatTheyDontTeach Us The last of the Tasmanians, William Lanr died in 1869. With his death, the Tasma became extinct due to genocide. <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/173208246746/penfairy-tranny-levi-thatjedirey" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://penfairy.tumblr.com/post/172925169819/tranny-levi-thatjedirey-dear-tumb1r" class="tumblr_blog">penfairy</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://tranny-levi.tumblr.com/post/171891729444/thatjedirey-dear-tumb1r-marauders4evr" class="tumblr_blog">tranny-levi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://thatjedirey.tumblr.com/post/171824649753/dear-tumb1r-marauders4evr" class="tumblr_blog">thatjedirey</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://dear-tumb1r.tumblr.com/post/129217385977">dear-tumb1r</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://marauders4evr.tumblr.com/post/129173913032">marauders4evr</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://prettyboyshyflizzy.tumblr.com/post/129146094919">prettyboyshyflizzy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jjsinterlude.tumblr.com/post/129143136115">jjsinterlude</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://norest4thaweary.tumblr.com/post/129129906330">norest4thaweary</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://eternalfratboy.tumblr.com/post/129127360590">eternalfratboy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bobbsayshi.tumblr.com/post/129108561665">bobbsayshi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>I looked it up just to be sure and this shit is Fr y'all The Tasmanian people had a dialect and way of life that was different from other Aborigines. The British killed the men and women of the tribes and took away their food supply when they first arrived. Later they tried to “civilize” the Tasmanians and subject them to foreign diseases to kill off the last of them. The last full-blood Tasmanian woman was said to have lived until the year1888.</p> </blockquote> <p>Wow!</p> </blockquote> <p>at this point, what <i>isnt </i>racist in this country??!!</p> </blockquote> <p>WHAT THE FUCK</p> </blockquote> <p>Wow 😳😥</p> </blockquote> <p><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="280" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6e5c4b741b4a495ccab3c70c04801fd9/tumblr_inline_nuqohbARmv1r91wdr_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="280"/></figure></p> <p><b>As a History Concentration with a rather unsettling love for Looney Tunes and other classic cartoons, I never thought that I’d see the day where my two completely unrelated passions merged up so wonderfully.</b></p> <p><b>And yet, here we are.</b></p> <p><b>So let’s talk about Tasmania, shall we?</b></p> <p><b>Actually, pretty much everything that the OP said about Tasmania is correct.</b></p> <p><b>By the way, her name was Truganini (Nickname: Lallah Rookh.<i>)</i> If you’re going to use her legacy to try to criticize an old cartoon character you should at least give her the common courtesy of a name.</b></p> <p><b>Now then, let’s talk about Looney Tunes.</b></p> <p><b>Or more specifically, let us talk about the Tasmanian Devil.</b></p> <p><b>Taz for short.</b></p> <p><b>Great character.</b></p> <p><b>Fun, energetic, hungry, and <i>not a racist portrayal in any way, shape, or form.</i></b></p> <p><b>The statement that Taz is a racist portrayal of the Tasmanian people is <i>completely and one hundred percent wrong.</i></b></p> <p><b>Now I know what you’re thinking…</b></p> <p><b>“Alright marauders4evr, what <i>is </i>the Tasmanian Devil based off of?”<br/></b></p> <p><b>Well, Im glad that you asked.</b></p> <p><b>Gather ‘round and listen closely now because this is going to be one of the greatest revelations that you will ever hear in your mortal lives.</b></p> <p><b>The Tasmanian Devil…</b></p> <p><b>…is based off of the Tasmanian Devil!</b></p> <p><b>Yeah!</b></p> <p><b>It’s a real animal!</b></p> <figure data-orig-width="250" data-orig-height="163"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/09f7806bd3aeae2a8a28051cef0b1a0d/tumblr_inline_nuqoutIf6p1r91wdr_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="250" data-orig-height="163"/></figure><p><b>An energetic animal who eats everything in its sight.<br/></b></p> <p><b>And Robert McKimson based a character off of it.</b></p> <p><b>Speaking of one of the great men behind Looney Tunes…</b></p> <p><b>Let’s talk about Mel Blanc!</b></p> <p><b>I love him!</b></p> <p><b>I wish that I could have met him!</b></p> <p><b>He’s one of my late heroes.</b></p> <p><b>Phenomenal voice actor.</b></p> <p><b>The best that has ever existed.</b></p> <p><b>The Man of 1000 Voices he’s called.</b></p> <p><b>(And that’s an underestimate!)</b></p> <p><b>The point is that he took a lot of pride in his work.</b></p> <p><b>So what did he base Taz’s dialect off of?</b></p> <p><b>I can tell you right now that it wasn’t the Tasmanian people.</b></p> <p><b>Mel Blanc based the sound of the Tasmanian Devil…</b></p> <p><b>…off of the Tasmanian Devil!</b></p> <p><b>Here’s a clip of Taz’s dialect:</b></p> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEd0Hg7stjHE"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ed0Hg7stjHE?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0"></iframe></figure><p><b>And here’s a clip of the Tasmanian Devil’s scream:</b></p> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DE3RjAh8PRTQ"><iframe width="540" height="405" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/E3RjAh8PRTQ?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0"></iframe></figure><p><b>(Chilling, ain’t it?)</b></p> <p><b>(On a side note, I just love to imagine Mel in the recording booth, screaming and growling before calmly doing Bugs’ voice!)</b></p> <p><b>In conclusion…</b></p> <p><b>What happened to the Tasmanian people truly is saddening and I wish that it hadn’t happened.</b></p> <p><b>THE TASMANIAN DEVIL (TAZ) IS NOT A RACIST PORTRAYAL IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM</b></p> <p><b>THE TASMANIAN DEVIL IS A REAL ANIMAL!</b></p> <p><b>MEL BLANC WAS AWESOME AND DESERVES YOUR UTMOST RESPECT!</b></p> <p><i><b>T-T-T-T-T-T-THAT’S ALL FOLKS!</b></i></p> </blockquote> <p>Fabulous</p> </blockquote> <p>There’s enough actual, legitimate racism in this world. Speak out against that instead of making shit up. </p> </blockquote> <p>I thought it was common knowledge that all the animals in Looney Tunes were based on actual animals, and aren’t meant to represent people.</p> </blockquote> <p>And by the way, Tasmanian Aboriginals are still around. Truganini was the last full-blooded Palawa, but that doesn’t mean they are “extinct” as those reductive infographics would have you believe. Doesn’t matter how much milk you put in a cup of coffee, it’s still a cup of coffee, and just because Tasmanian aboriginals today are mixed race doesn’t mean they’re not still aboriginal with a living culture and a strong connection to their ancestors and their history. </p> <p>On Bruny Island, Truganini’s birthplace, which the Nuenone people called Lunnawanna-Alonnah, there is a thriving cultural centre called Weetapoona. The government restored land to Tasmanian aboriginals a few years back. There they are doing some fantastic work to revive their customs, work with archaeologists, as well as achieve reconciliation. </p> <p>Colonists certainly committed incomprehensible atrocities. Kidnapping, rape, murder, massacre, theft of land, even theft of aboriginal bodies. Not content with taking their lives and exiling them from country, they took bodies as trophies and sent them across the sea, away from land and ancestors. As a way of excusing their atrocities, perhaps, colonisers spread the idea that Tasmanians were the most backward and least evolved of all human beings, making them valuable “specimens.” It was Truganini’s greatest fear that she would be made a souvenir after she died, and unfortunately her fears came true. It took many, many decades before her body was returned to country. I could go on and on, but my point is that it is so important that we don’t spread this idea of extinction and acknowledge them instead as a living culture who must be allowed to define themselves, their past and their future. Spreading nonsense and reductive half-truths like the one above only makes it worse. </p> </blockquote> <p>OP is either an idiot who can’t do research or a liar.</p></blockquote>
Atrocities: White people killed an entire ethnicity of Blacks &
 made a cartoon about it for all to laugh at.
 #whatTheyDontTeach Us
 The last of the Tasmanians, William Lanr
 died in 1869. With his death, the Tasma
 became extinct due to genocide.
<p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/173208246746/penfairy-tranny-levi-thatjedirey" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://penfairy.tumblr.com/post/172925169819/tranny-levi-thatjedirey-dear-tumb1r" class="tumblr_blog">penfairy</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://tranny-levi.tumblr.com/post/171891729444/thatjedirey-dear-tumb1r-marauders4evr" class="tumblr_blog">tranny-levi</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://thatjedirey.tumblr.com/post/171824649753/dear-tumb1r-marauders4evr" class="tumblr_blog">thatjedirey</a>:</p>

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://dear-tumb1r.tumblr.com/post/129217385977">dear-tumb1r</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://marauders4evr.tumblr.com/post/129173913032">marauders4evr</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://prettyboyshyflizzy.tumblr.com/post/129146094919">prettyboyshyflizzy</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jjsinterlude.tumblr.com/post/129143136115">jjsinterlude</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://norest4thaweary.tumblr.com/post/129129906330">norest4thaweary</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://eternalfratboy.tumblr.com/post/129127360590">eternalfratboy</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bobbsayshi.tumblr.com/post/129108561665">bobbsayshi</a>:</p>
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<p>I looked it up just to be sure and this shit is Fr y'all
The Tasmanian people had a dialect and way of life that was different from other Aborigines. The British killed the men and women of the tribes and took away their food supply when they first arrived. Later they tried to “civilize” the Tasmanians and subject them to foreign diseases to kill off the last of them. The last full-blood Tasmanian woman was said to have lived until the year1888.</p>
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<p>Wow!</p>
</blockquote>
<p>at this point, what <i>isnt </i>racist in this country??!!</p>
</blockquote>
<p>WHAT THE FUCK</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Wow 😳😥</p>
</blockquote>
<p><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="280" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6e5c4b741b4a495ccab3c70c04801fd9/tumblr_inline_nuqohbARmv1r91wdr_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="280"/></figure></p>
<p><b>As a History Concentration with a rather unsettling love for Looney Tunes and other classic cartoons, I never thought that I’d see the day where my two completely unrelated passions merged up so wonderfully.</b></p>
<p><b>And yet, here we are.</b></p>
<p><b>So let’s talk about Tasmania, shall we?</b></p>
<p><b>Actually, pretty much everything that the OP said about Tasmania is correct.</b></p>
<p><b>By the way, her name was Truganini (Nickname: 

Lallah Rookh.<i>)</i> If you’re going to use her legacy to try to criticize an old cartoon character you should at least give her the common courtesy of a name.</b></p>
<p><b>Now then, let’s talk about Looney Tunes.</b></p>
<p><b>Or more specifically, let us talk about the Tasmanian Devil.</b></p>
<p><b>Taz for short.</b></p>
<p><b>Great character.</b></p>
<p><b>Fun, energetic, hungry, and <i>not a racist portrayal in any way, shape, or form.</i></b></p>
<p><b>The statement that Taz is a racist portrayal of the Tasmanian people is <i>completely and one hundred percent wrong.</i></b></p>
<p><b>Now I know what you’re thinking…</b></p>
<p><b>“Alright marauders4evr, what <i>is </i>the Tasmanian Devil based off of?”<br/></b></p>
<p><b>Well, Im glad that you asked.</b></p>
<p><b>Gather ‘round and listen closely now because this is going to be one of the greatest revelations that you will ever hear in your mortal lives.</b></p>
<p><b>The Tasmanian Devil…</b></p>
<p><b>…is based off of the Tasmanian Devil!</b></p>
<p><b>Yeah!</b></p>
<p><b>It’s a real animal!</b></p>
<figure data-orig-width="250" data-orig-height="163"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/09f7806bd3aeae2a8a28051cef0b1a0d/tumblr_inline_nuqoutIf6p1r91wdr_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="250" data-orig-height="163"/></figure><p><b>An energetic animal who eats everything in its sight.<br/></b></p>
<p><b>And Robert McKimson based a character off of it.</b></p>
<p><b>Speaking of one of the great men behind Looney Tunes…</b></p>
<p><b>Let’s talk about Mel Blanc!</b></p>
<p><b>I love him!</b></p>
<p><b>I wish that I could have met him!</b></p>
<p><b>He’s one of my late heroes.</b></p>
<p><b>Phenomenal voice actor.</b></p>
<p><b>The best that has ever existed.</b></p>
<p><b>The Man of 1000 Voices he’s called.</b></p>
<p><b>(And that’s an underestimate!)</b></p>
<p><b>The point is that he took a lot of pride in his work.</b></p>
<p><b>So what did he base Taz’s dialect off of?</b></p>
<p><b>I can tell you right now that it wasn’t the Tasmanian people.</b></p>
<p><b>Mel Blanc based the sound of the Tasmanian Devil…</b></p>
<p><b>…off of the Tasmanian Devil!</b></p>
<p><b>Here’s a clip of Taz’s dialect:</b></p>
<figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEd0Hg7stjHE"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ed0Hg7stjHE?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0"></iframe></figure><p><b>And here’s a clip of the Tasmanian Devil’s scream:</b></p>
<figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DE3RjAh8PRTQ"><iframe width="540" height="405" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/E3RjAh8PRTQ?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0"></iframe></figure><p><b>(Chilling, ain’t it?)</b></p>
<p><b>(On a side note, I just love to imagine Mel in the recording booth, screaming and growling before calmly doing Bugs’ voice!)</b></p>
<p><b>In conclusion…</b></p>
<p><b>What happened to the Tasmanian people truly is saddening and I wish that it hadn’t happened.</b></p>
<p><b>THE TASMANIAN DEVIL (TAZ) IS NOT A RACIST PORTRAYAL IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM</b></p>
<p><b>THE TASMANIAN DEVIL IS A REAL ANIMAL!</b></p>
<p><b>MEL BLANC WAS AWESOME AND DESERVES YOUR UTMOST RESPECT!</b></p>
<p><i><b>T-T-T-T-T-T-THAT’S ALL FOLKS!</b></i></p>
</blockquote>
<p>Fabulous</p>
</blockquote>

<p>There’s enough actual, legitimate racism in this world. Speak out against that instead of making shit up. </p>
</blockquote>

<p>I thought it was common knowledge that all the animals in Looney Tunes were based on actual animals, and aren’t meant to represent people.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>And by the way, Tasmanian Aboriginals are still around. Truganini was the last full-blooded Palawa, but that doesn’t mean they are “extinct” as those reductive infographics would have you believe. Doesn’t matter how much milk you put in a cup of coffee, it’s still a cup of coffee, and just because Tasmanian aboriginals today are mixed race doesn’t mean they’re not still aboriginal with a living culture and a strong connection to their ancestors and their history. </p>
<p>On Bruny Island, Truganini’s birthplace, which the Nuenone people called Lunnawanna-Alonnah, there is a thriving cultural centre called Weetapoona. The government restored land to Tasmanian aboriginals a few years back. There they are doing some fantastic work to revive their customs, work with archaeologists, as well as achieve reconciliation. </p>
<p>Colonists certainly committed incomprehensible atrocities. Kidnapping, rape, murder, massacre, theft of land, even theft of aboriginal bodies. Not content with taking their lives and exiling them from country, they took bodies as trophies and sent them across the sea, away from land and ancestors. As a way of excusing their atrocities, perhaps, colonisers spread the idea that Tasmanians were the most backward and least evolved of all human beings, making them valuable “specimens.” It was Truganini’s greatest fear that she would be made a souvenir after she died, and unfortunately her fears came true. It took many, many decades before her body was returned to country. I could go on and on, but my point is that it is so important that we don’t spread this idea of extinction and acknowledge them instead as a living culture who must be allowed to define themselves, their past and their future. Spreading nonsense and reductive half-truths like the one above only makes it worse. </p>
</blockquote>
<p>OP is either an idiot who can’t do research or a liar.</p></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/173208246746/penfairy-tranny-levi-thatjedirey" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeing...

Atrocities: Kate Morgan @SomethingTexty Follow North Korea is terrible, but so is the U.S. actually. Let's not pretend we are "oh so much better." 11:40 AM 22 Nov 2017 <p><a href="https://thedisdainfullysilentvisitor.tumblr.com/post/170748009428/cisnowflake-libertarirynn-american-woman" class="tumblr_blog">thedisdainfullysilentvisitor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/170729196316/libertarirynn-american-woman-with-internet" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170721465409/american-woman-with-internet-connection-living-in" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>“American woman with internet connection living in a country where she can question her leadership as much as she wants and be protected by free speech laws claims America is as bad as North Korea. More at 11“</p></blockquote> <p>Imagine being this disconnected from reality.</p> </blockquote> <p>…..I mean, we’re not as cruel as North Korea but seriously. We’re lying to everyone and ourselves that we’re the best f*cking country in the world. Not even in the top 10 now.</p></blockquote> <p>Not👏🏾the👏🏾fucking👏🏾point👏🏾</p><p>The problems of America are for another conversation but to have the audacity to pretend it isn’t better than a country where people are starved and worked to death, children are raised in terror and beaten for stealing a handful of food, mothers are forced to drown their own babies, and other atrocities too numerous to name is a HUGE insult to the people who suffer under this regime everyday, or who had their families ripped away from them as they risked everything to escape. Stop making it about us for one fucking second.</p>
Atrocities: Kate Morgan
 @SomethingTexty
 Follow
 North Korea is terrible, but so is the U.S.
 actually. Let's not pretend we are "oh so
 much better."
 11:40 AM 22 Nov 2017
<p><a href="https://thedisdainfullysilentvisitor.tumblr.com/post/170748009428/cisnowflake-libertarirynn-american-woman" class="tumblr_blog">thedisdainfullysilentvisitor</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/170729196316/libertarirynn-american-woman-with-internet" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170721465409/american-woman-with-internet-connection-living-in" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>“American woman with internet connection living in a country where she can question her leadership as much as she wants and be protected by free speech laws claims America is as bad as North Korea. More at 11“</p></blockquote>

<p>Imagine being this disconnected from reality.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>…..I mean, we’re not as cruel as North Korea but seriously. We’re lying to everyone and ourselves that we’re the best f*cking country in the world. Not even in the top 10 now.</p></blockquote>

<p>Not👏🏾the👏🏾fucking👏🏾point👏🏾</p><p>The problems of America are for another conversation but to have the audacity to pretend it isn’t better than a country where people are starved and worked to death, children are raised in terror and beaten for stealing a handful of food, mothers are forced to drown their own babies, and other atrocities too numerous to name is a HUGE insult to the people who suffer under this regime everyday, or who had their families ripped away from them as they risked everything to escape. Stop making it about us for one fucking second.</p>

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Atrocities: Crucified Armenian Christian Girls Islam is responsible for the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, in which 2 million Armenian Christians were murdered and starved to death by the Ottoman Caliphate. This is what ISLAM does to our Christian girls. SHARIA LAW is evil, Muslim leaders in America are working to a Caliphate in America <p><a href="https://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/167169381419/empiricalanecdotes-impulsebyimpulse-no-you" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://empiricalanecdotes.tumblr.com/post/160123029607/impulsebyimpulse-no-you-do-not-get-to-turn-the" class="tumblr_blog">empiricalanecdotes</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://impulsebyimpulse.tumblr.com/post/160105400925/no-you-do-not-get-to-turn-the-systematic-slaughter" class="tumblr_blog">impulsebyimpulse</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>NO</p> <p>You do not get to turn the systematic slaughter of my ancestors into your crusade! This was not Islam. This was not about religion! This was about race. This was about the Turkish government seeing a minority they could exploit and use as scape goat’s for the Ottoman empire collapsing. This was about the Armenians siding with Russia in World War I and conflicts before hand.</p> <p>As a woman of Armenian descent and as a proud Christian <i>HOW DARE YOU</i> use my people’s suffering as fodder for your hatred and ill will. You don’t care about Armenians. You don’t care about these girls. You care about getting people to believe as you do or die for refusing.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.thecommentator.com/article/5790/ignoring_the_armenian_genocide_by_the_last_islamic_caliphate">http://www.thecommentator.com/article/5790/ignoring_the_armenian_genocide_by_the_last_islamic_caliphate</a><br/></p> <h2><b> Ignoring the Armenian genocide by the last Islamic caliphate</b></h2> <h2>The genocide of Armenian Christians by Ottoman Muslims was very real, so was the appalling torture. Women were raped and crucified, people had horseshoes nailed to their feet as they were marched through the streets. Unspeakable atrocities were perpetrated. Yet almost no-one in the Islamic world, and too few in the West will acknowledge it even happened.</h2> <p>As the world continues to look on in dismay at the barbaric atrocities committed against Christian minorities by the Islamic State – the self-proclaimed new “caliphate” – today, April 24, marks the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities by Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire, the last caliphate.</p> <p>Most <a href="http://www.anca.org/genocide/denial.php">American historians</a> who have examined the question agree that what the Armenians experienced was a deliberate, calculated genocide:</p> <p>More than one million Armenians perished as the result of execution, starvation, disease, the harsh environment, and physical abuse. A people who lived in eastern Turkey for nearly 3,000 years [that is, 2,500 years before the Islamic Turks invaded and occupied Anatolia, now known as “Turkey”] lost its homeland and was profoundly decimated in the first large-scale genocide of the twentieth century. At the beginning of 1915 there were some two million Armenians within Turkey; today there are fewer than 60,000.</p> <p>One-and-a-half million Armenians were eradicated. If early 20<sup>th</sup> century Turkey had had the apparatuses and technology to execute in mass – such as 1940s Germany’s gas chambers – the entire Armenian population could well have been annihilated.</p> <p>The atrocities suffered by Armenian and other Christian minorities are too long to list. As occurs under the current caliphate – the Islamic State – the Muslims of the Ottoman caliphate abducted, raped, and slaughtered or sold countless Christian women and children on the Muslim slave markets.</p> <p>Armenian Christians were also sadistically tortured – as Christians are today under the Islamic State.</p> <p>On <a href="http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/lloyd-billingsley/the-islamic-state-then-and-now/">FrontPage Magazine</a>, Lloyd Billingsley writes:</p> <p>Torture squads would apply red-hot irons, tear off flesh with hot pincers, then pour boiled butter into the wounds. The soles of the feet would be beaten, slashed, and laced with salt. Dr. Mehmed Reshid tortured Armenians by nailing horseshoes to their feet and marching them through the streets. He also crucified them on makeshift crosses.</p> <p>The Muslims hacked Armenians to pieces and dashed infants on the rocks before their mothers. They burned bodies not for sanitary reasons but in search of gold coins they believed the Armenians had swallowed. The Muslims also tore apart the victims’ feces in the search for gold. U.S. consul Leslie Davis, a former attorney and journalist, documented the Islamic zeal.</p> <p>“We could all hear them piously calling upon Allah to bless them in their efforts to kill the hated Christians,” Davis wrote. “Night after night this same chant went up to heaven and day after day these Turks carried on their bloody work.” Around Lake Goeljik, Davis wrote, “thousands and thousands of Armenians, mostly innocent and helpless women and children, were butchered on its shores and barbarously mutilated.”</p> <p>In her memoir, Ravished Armenia, <a href="http://www.genocide-museum.am/eng/online_exhibition_6.php">Aurora Mardiganian</a> described being raped and thrown into a harem – <a href="http://www.raymondibrahim.com/islam/muhammad-and-islams-sex-slaves/">akin to the experiences of today’s non-Muslims under Islamic State authority</a>.</p> <p>Unlike thousands of other Armenian girls who were killed after being defiled, she managed to escape. She recalls seeing <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=r_O_lkCGHOsC&amp;pg=PA107&amp;lpg=PA107&amp;dq=%E2%80%9CEach+girl+had+been+nailed+alive+upon+her+cross,+spikes+through+her+feet+and+hands,%E2%80%9D&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=610-sOzCgq&amp;sig=3Na9l_6_2Bci2ulLu7HOFVxsYD0&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=cAp4UYyRIqXriwK0rYGICw&amp;ved=0CEAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&amp;q=%E2%80%9CEach%20girl%20had%20been%20nailed%20alive%20upon%20her%20cross%2C%20spikes%20through%20her%20feet%20and%20hands%2C%E2%80%9D&amp;f=false">16 Christian girls crucified</a> in Malatia: “Each girl had been nailed alive upon her cross, spikes through her feet and hands, only their hair blown by the wind, covered their bodies.”</p> <p>Because there is no dearth of evidence concerning the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide, 44 U.S. States have recognized it. South Dakota, which recently joined the list, <a href="http://armenianweekly.com/2015/02/26/south-dakota/">passed a resolution</a> in February 2015 calling on</p> <p>Congress and the president of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations.</p> <p>Turkey, of course, continues to deny that its forbears ever committed any genocide. As a group of American academics <a href="http://www.anca.org/assets/pdf/armenian_genocide_reference/professionalethics_lifton.pdf">wrote back in 1995</a>,</p> <p>Despite the vast amount of evidence that points to the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide – eyewitness accounts, official archives, photographic evidence, the reports of diplomats, and the testimony of survivors – denial of the Armenian Genocide by successive regimes in Turkey has gone on from 1915 to the present.</p> <p>Nor is the Islamic government of Turkey alone in denying the genocide. President Obama still refuses to acknowledge it – even though when he was running for office in 2008 <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20081117033141/http:/www.barackobama.com/2008/01/19/barack_obama_on_the_importance.php">he professed his</a>:</p> <p>firmly held conviction that the Armenian Genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence. The facts are undeniable….  [A]s President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide….  America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds forcefully to all genocides. I intend to be that president.</p> <p>Since taking office, Obama has refused to stand by his word. On Tuesday, April 21, the White House announced that it would again, for the seventh year since Obama’s pledge, not use the word “genocide,” thereby disappointing many human rights activists.</p> <p>Writes the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/world/europe/white-house-acknowledges-armenian-genocide-but-avoids-the-term.html?_r=0">New York Times</a>:</p> <p>The president’s continued resistance to the word stood in contrast to a stance by Pope Francis, who recently called the massacres “the first genocide of the 20th century” and equated them to mass killings by the Nazis and Soviets. The European Parliament, which first recognized the genocide in 1987, passed a resolution last week calling on Turkey to “come to terms with its past.”</p> <p>The Armenian National Committee of America responded by saying: “The president’s surrender represents a national disgrace. It is a betrayal of the truth, and it is a betrayal of trust.”  The Armenian Assembly of America said “His failure to use the term genocide represents a major blow for human rights advocates.”</p> <p>But the president’s actions are consistent in other ways. Put differently, it is no marvel that Obama denies the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities at the hands of Muslims from a century ago, when one considers that he denies the rampant Muslim persecution of Christians taking place under – <a href="http://www.raymondibrahim.com/muslim-persecution-of-christians/confirmed-u-s-chief-facilitator-of-christian-persecution/">and often partly because of</a> – his leadership today.</p> <p>Raymond Ibrahim, a regular contributor to <a href="http://www.thecommentator.com/">The Commentator</a>, is author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1621570258/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1621570258&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=uhurnetw-20">Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians</a></p> </blockquote> <p> “You care about getting people to believe as you do or die for refusing.” <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mmzaZqAtysnVR1iZrVV8erw">@impulsebyimpulse</a> I’m pretty sure that’s what the Caliphate did to the Armenians and what IS is doing now to their own enemies; are you really convinced this tumblr post is calling for the death of people who deny the Muslim involvement in these genocides and terror attacks? Get a grip, preferably in reality.<br/></p></blockquote> Sane person: &ldquo;So anyway this horrible genocide was committed by Muslims.&rdquo; <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mmzaZqAtysnVR1iZrVV8erw">@impulsebyimpulse</a>: &ldquo;HOW DARE YOU BRING THAT UP! YOU JUST WANT AN EXCUSE FOR HATRED!&rdquo; Not every genocide was committed by Muslims, but this particular one was. It&rsquo;s a statement of fact and you don&rsquo;t get to get upset about it because it might make Muslims look bad.
Atrocities: Crucified Armenian Christian Girls
 Islam is responsible for the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, in which 2 million
 Armenian Christians were murdered and starved to death by the Ottoman
 Caliphate. This is what ISLAM does to our Christian girls. SHARIA LAW is
 evil, Muslim leaders in America are working to a Caliphate in America
<p><a href="https://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/167169381419/empiricalanecdotes-impulsebyimpulse-no-you" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://empiricalanecdotes.tumblr.com/post/160123029607/impulsebyimpulse-no-you-do-not-get-to-turn-the" class="tumblr_blog">empiricalanecdotes</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://impulsebyimpulse.tumblr.com/post/160105400925/no-you-do-not-get-to-turn-the-systematic-slaughter" class="tumblr_blog">impulsebyimpulse</a>:</p>
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<p>NO</p>
<p>You do not get to turn the systematic slaughter of my ancestors into your crusade! This was not Islam. This was not about religion! This was about race. This was about the Turkish government seeing a minority they could exploit and use as scape goat’s for the Ottoman empire collapsing. This was about the Armenians siding with Russia in World War I and conflicts before hand.</p>
<p>As a woman of Armenian descent and as a proud Christian <i>HOW DARE YOU</i> use my people’s suffering as fodder for your hatred and ill will. You don’t care about Armenians. You don’t care about these girls. You care about getting people to believe as you do or die for refusing.<br/></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.thecommentator.com/article/5790/ignoring_the_armenian_genocide_by_the_last_islamic_caliphate">http://www.thecommentator.com/article/5790/ignoring_the_armenian_genocide_by_the_last_islamic_caliphate</a><br/></p>
<h2><b>

Ignoring the Armenian genocide by the last Islamic caliphate</b></h2>
<h2>The genocide of Armenian Christians by Ottoman Muslims was very real, so was the appalling torture. Women were raped and crucified, people had horseshoes nailed to their feet as they were marched through the streets. Unspeakable atrocities were perpetrated. Yet almost no-one in the Islamic world, and too few in the West will acknowledge it even happened.</h2>
<p>As the world continues to look on in dismay at the barbaric atrocities committed against Christian minorities by the Islamic State – the self-proclaimed new “caliphate” – today, April 24, marks the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities by Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire, the last caliphate.</p>
<p>Most <a href="http://www.anca.org/genocide/denial.php">American historians</a> who have examined the question agree that what the Armenians experienced was a deliberate, calculated genocide:</p>
<p>More than one million Armenians perished as the result of execution, starvation, disease, the harsh environment, and physical abuse. A people who lived in eastern Turkey for nearly 3,000 years [that is, 2,500 years before the Islamic Turks invaded and occupied Anatolia, now known as “Turkey”] lost its homeland and was profoundly decimated in the first large-scale genocide of the twentieth century. At the beginning of 1915 there were some two million Armenians within Turkey; today there are fewer than 60,000.</p>
<p>One-and-a-half million Armenians were eradicated. If early 20<sup>th</sup> century Turkey had had the apparatuses and technology to execute in mass – such as 1940s Germany’s gas chambers – the entire Armenian population could well have been annihilated.</p>
<p>The atrocities suffered by Armenian and other Christian minorities are too long to list. As occurs under the current caliphate – the Islamic State – the Muslims of the Ottoman caliphate abducted, raped, and slaughtered or sold countless Christian women and children on the Muslim slave markets.</p>
<p>Armenian Christians were also sadistically tortured – as Christians are today under the Islamic State.</p>
<p>On <a href="http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/lloyd-billingsley/the-islamic-state-then-and-now/">FrontPage Magazine</a>, Lloyd Billingsley writes:</p>
<p>Torture squads would apply red-hot irons, tear off flesh with hot pincers, then pour boiled butter into the wounds. The soles of the feet would be beaten, slashed, and laced with salt. Dr. Mehmed Reshid tortured Armenians by nailing horseshoes to their feet and marching them through the streets. He also crucified them on makeshift crosses.</p>
<p>The Muslims hacked Armenians to pieces and dashed infants on the rocks before their mothers. They burned bodies not for sanitary reasons but in search of gold coins they believed the Armenians had swallowed. The Muslims also tore apart the victims’ feces in the search for gold. U.S. consul Leslie Davis, a former attorney and journalist, documented the Islamic zeal.</p>
<p>“We could all hear them piously calling upon Allah to bless them in their efforts to kill the hated Christians,” Davis wrote. “Night after night this same chant went up to heaven and day after day these Turks carried on their bloody work.” Around Lake Goeljik, Davis wrote, “thousands and thousands of Armenians, mostly innocent and helpless women and children, were butchered on its shores and barbarously mutilated.”</p>
<p>In her memoir, Ravished Armenia, <a href="http://www.genocide-museum.am/eng/online_exhibition_6.php">Aurora Mardiganian</a> described being raped and thrown into a harem – <a href="http://www.raymondibrahim.com/islam/muhammad-and-islams-sex-slaves/">akin to the experiences of today’s non-Muslims under Islamic State authority</a>.</p>
<p>Unlike thousands of other Armenian girls who were killed after being defiled, she managed to escape. She recalls seeing <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=r_O_lkCGHOsC&amp;pg=PA107&amp;lpg=PA107&amp;dq=%E2%80%9CEach+girl+had+been+nailed+alive+upon+her+cross,+spikes+through+her+feet+and+hands,%E2%80%9D&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=610-sOzCgq&amp;sig=3Na9l_6_2Bci2ulLu7HOFVxsYD0&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=cAp4UYyRIqXriwK0rYGICw&amp;ved=0CEAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&amp;q=%E2%80%9CEach%20girl%20had%20been%20nailed%20alive%20upon%20her%20cross%2C%20spikes%20through%20her%20feet%20and%20hands%2C%E2%80%9D&amp;f=false">16 Christian girls crucified</a> in Malatia: “Each girl had been nailed alive upon her cross, spikes through her feet and hands, only their hair blown by the wind, covered their bodies.”</p>
<p>Because there is no dearth of evidence concerning the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide, 44 U.S. States have recognized it. South Dakota, which recently joined the list, <a href="http://armenianweekly.com/2015/02/26/south-dakota/">passed a resolution</a> in February 2015 calling on</p>
<p>Congress and the president of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations.</p>
<p>Turkey, of course, continues to deny that its forbears ever committed any genocide. As a group of American academics <a href="http://www.anca.org/assets/pdf/armenian_genocide_reference/professionalethics_lifton.pdf">wrote back in 1995</a>,</p>
<p>Despite the vast amount of evidence that points to the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide – eyewitness accounts, official archives, photographic evidence, the reports of diplomats, and the testimony of survivors – denial of the Armenian Genocide by successive regimes in Turkey has gone on from 1915 to the present.</p>
<p>Nor is the Islamic government of Turkey alone in denying the genocide. President Obama still refuses to acknowledge it – even though when he was running for office in 2008 <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20081117033141/http:/www.barackobama.com/2008/01/19/barack_obama_on_the_importance.php">he professed his</a>:</p>
<p>firmly held conviction that the Armenian Genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence. The facts are undeniable….  [A]s President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide….  America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds forcefully to all genocides. I intend to be that president.</p>
<p>Since taking office, Obama has refused to stand by his word. On Tuesday, April 21, the White House announced that it would again, for the seventh year since Obama’s pledge, not use the word “genocide,” thereby disappointing many human rights activists.</p>
<p>Writes the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/world/europe/white-house-acknowledges-armenian-genocide-but-avoids-the-term.html?_r=0">New York Times</a>:</p>
<p>The president’s continued resistance to the word stood in contrast to a stance by Pope Francis, who recently called the massacres “the first genocide of the 20th century” and equated them to mass killings by the Nazis and Soviets. The European Parliament, which first recognized the genocide in 1987, passed a resolution last week calling on Turkey to “come to terms with its past.”</p>
<p>The Armenian National Committee of America responded by saying: “The president’s surrender represents a national disgrace. It is a betrayal of the truth, and it is a betrayal of trust.”  The Armenian Assembly of America said “His failure to use the term genocide represents a major blow for human rights advocates.”</p>
<p>But the president’s actions are consistent in other ways. Put differently, it is no marvel that Obama denies the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities at the hands of Muslims from a century ago, when one considers that he denies the rampant Muslim persecution of Christians taking place under – <a href="http://www.raymondibrahim.com/muslim-persecution-of-christians/confirmed-u-s-chief-facilitator-of-christian-persecution/">and often partly because of</a> – his leadership today.</p>
<p>Raymond Ibrahim, a regular contributor to <a href="http://www.thecommentator.com/">The Commentator</a>, is author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1621570258/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1621570258&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=uhurnetw-20">Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians</a></p>
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“You care about getting people to believe as you do or die for refusing.” <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mmzaZqAtysnVR1iZrVV8erw">@impulsebyimpulse</a> I’m pretty sure that’s what the Caliphate did to the Armenians and what IS is doing now to their own enemies; are you really convinced this tumblr post is calling for the death of people who deny the Muslim involvement in these genocides and terror attacks? Get a grip, preferably in reality.<br/></p></blockquote>

Sane person: &ldquo;So anyway this horrible genocide was committed by Muslims.&rdquo;
<a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mmzaZqAtysnVR1iZrVV8erw">@impulsebyimpulse</a>: &ldquo;HOW DARE YOU BRING THAT UP! YOU JUST WANT AN EXCUSE FOR HATRED!&rdquo;

Not every genocide was committed by Muslims, but this particular one was. It&rsquo;s a statement of fact and you don&rsquo;t get to get upset about it because it might make Muslims look bad.

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Atrocities: riots punch racists <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/164156592537/klubbhead-anti-sjw-movement-cisnowflake" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://klubbhead.tumblr.com/post/160824168208/anti-sjw-movement-cisnowflake" class="tumblr_blog">klubbhead</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://anti-sjw-movement.tumblr.com/post/160822414121/cisnowflake-bordstein-prinzessin-start-riots" class="tumblr_blog">anti-sjw-movement</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/160821306556/bordstein-prinzessin-start-riots-punch" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://bordstein-prinzessin.tumblr.com/post/159520788637/start-riots-punch-racists" class="tumblr_blog">bordstein-prinzessin</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>start riots &amp; punch racists</p></blockquote> <p>I think you mean destroy innocent people’s property and violently attack anyone you politically disagree with. Then when people start fighting back call them all fascists and racists while you run away crying. Did I get it about right?</p> </blockquote> <p>👌🏻 spot on. Also set all the bins on fire and smash windows otherwise you’re not doing it right. And never forget to block traffic.</p> </blockquote> <p>Don’t forget to feel morally superior at all times while committing all these atrocities.</p> <p><br/>Oh! And your parents are picking you up at 7pm and no later.</p> </blockquote> <p>Get shot by Asian store owners who are tired of the bullshit.</p></blockquote> <p>If your goal as an &ldquo;anti-fascist&rdquo; is literally to *start* riots, you definitely went wrong somewhere.</p>
Atrocities: riots
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 racists
<p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/164156592537/klubbhead-anti-sjw-movement-cisnowflake" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://klubbhead.tumblr.com/post/160824168208/anti-sjw-movement-cisnowflake" class="tumblr_blog">klubbhead</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://anti-sjw-movement.tumblr.com/post/160822414121/cisnowflake-bordstein-prinzessin-start-riots" class="tumblr_blog">anti-sjw-movement</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/160821306556/bordstein-prinzessin-start-riots-punch" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://bordstein-prinzessin.tumblr.com/post/159520788637/start-riots-punch-racists" class="tumblr_blog">bordstein-prinzessin</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>start riots &amp; punch racists</p></blockquote>

<p>I think you mean destroy innocent people’s  property and violently attack anyone you politically disagree with. Then when people start fighting back call them all fascists and racists while you run away crying. Did I get it about right?</p>
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<p>👌🏻 spot on. Also set all the bins on fire and smash windows otherwise you’re not doing it right. And never forget to block traffic.</p>
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<p>Don’t forget to feel morally superior at all times while committing all these atrocities.</p>
<p><br/>Oh! And your parents are picking you up at 7pm and no later.</p>
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<p>Get shot by Asian store owners who are tired of the bullshit.</p></blockquote>

<p>If your goal as an &ldquo;anti-fascist&rdquo; is literally to *start* riots, you definitely went wrong somewhere.</p>

<p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/164156592537/klubbhead-anti-sjw-movement-cisnowflake" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:...

Atrocities: Shakira 14 mins . The recent ban on Muslims entering the U.S. proposed by Donald Trump and currently being reviewed in courts has ignited cries of resistance from both within the U.S. and abroad. l'd like to take a minute, with your indulgence, to add my voice to the heap. Because this is not just a U.S. issue. This is a human issue that has implications for all of us; American and non-American citizens like myself. Persecution against any group for religious beliefs or race is illegal and unconstitutional in the U.S. Period This isn't just an attack on Muslims or refugees -this is an attack on all humans and in particular, the ones most in need of protection. Right now, worldwide, 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror. Children know no nations and no borders; those who survive will grow up to follow the lead of those who take them in. Do we show them love and acceptance? Or allow them to fend for themselves, vulnerable to guerrilla groups that will only teach them to perpetuate this cycle of violence? We have to be vigilant about letting bigotry and hatred creep into the mainstream or be rationalized under the guise of "protecting our people." If we accept blanket targeting towards Muslims, we can all be sure that other minority groups won't be far behind, whether it's by closing borders to other supposed "dangerous" groups or trampling their human rights in other ways. Muslims are our people. They are human beings with children, needs and dreams like the rest of us. Not all Muslims are terrorists, and by the way, not all terrorists are Muslims. Latinos are our people. They don't come to "steal jobs" _ they come seeking an opportunity to build a better life for themselves and for their children, which is what the U.S. has always prided itself on representing: opportunities. They are a huge part of the workforce that has contributed to making America the great country it is today African Americans are our people. After enduring centuries of oppression and the countless human atrocities that were committed against them, after fighting for civil rights, it's devastating that racial profiling is still happening and their civil liberties are still being threatened. I could go on naming groups ad infinitum, but the point is, we shouldn't be singling out aroups and differentiating themm by race, class or religion, because according to the Constitution, all of that is irrelevant to their rights as a citizen. Anybody who goes to the U.S. and chooses to raise that flag and uphold those principles is "our people." Thanks to social networks, we all have a platform to use our voice today. For every post l see with hateful language, I see others that lift my spirits and reassure me that we haven't totally lost our way. Lawyers in airports offering free counsel to refugees, New Yorkers banding together on the subway to erase neo-Nazi vandalism, doctors volunteering their time to give free advice to women that need it, and citizen activists marching for equal rights for all. Let's keep tipping the scales in favor of "liberty and justice for all," keep using our voices to lift up others and speak out for those whose voices have been stripped from them. I applaud all of you who have spoken out against the ban keep up the good fight and never back down. shakisabell: Shakira’s article from TIME http://time.com/4665295/shakira-donald-trump-ban/ Shakira is so eloquent. An incomparable, caring star.
Atrocities: Shakira
 14 mins .
 The recent ban on Muslims entering the U.S. proposed by
 Donald Trump and currently being reviewed in courts has
 ignited cries of resistance from both within the U.S. and
 abroad. l'd like to take a minute, with your indulgence, to
 add my voice to the heap. Because this is not just a U.S.
 issue. This is a human issue that has implications for all of
 us; American and non-American citizens like myself.
 Persecution against any group for religious beliefs or race is
 illegal and unconstitutional in the U.S. Period
 This isn't just an attack on Muslims or refugees -this is an
 attack on all humans and in particular, the ones most in
 need of protection. Right now, worldwide, 28 million children
 have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by
 violence and terror. Children know no nations and no
 borders; those who survive will grow up to follow the lead of
 those who take them in. Do we show them love and
 acceptance? Or allow them to fend for themselves,
 vulnerable to guerrilla groups that will only teach them to
 perpetuate this cycle of violence?
 We have to be vigilant about letting bigotry and hatred
 creep into the mainstream or be rationalized under the guise
 of "protecting our people." If we accept blanket targeting
 towards Muslims, we can all be sure that other minority
 groups won't be far behind, whether it's by closing borders
 to other supposed "dangerous" groups or trampling their
 human rights in other ways.
 Muslims are our people. They are human beings with
 children, needs and dreams like the rest of us. Not all
 Muslims are terrorists, and by the way, not all terrorists are
 Muslims.

 Latinos are our people. They don't come to "steal jobs" _
 they come seeking an opportunity to build a better life for
 themselves and for their children, which is what the U.S. has
 always prided itself on representing: opportunities. They are
 a huge part of the workforce that has contributed to making
 America the great country it is today
 African Americans are our people. After enduring centuries
 of oppression and the countless human atrocities that were
 committed against them, after fighting for civil rights, it's
 devastating that racial profiling is still happening and their
 civil liberties are still being threatened.
 I could go on naming groups ad infinitum, but the point is,
 we shouldn't be singling out aroups and differentiating themm
 by race, class or religion, because according to the
 Constitution, all of that is irrelevant to their rights as a
 citizen. Anybody who goes to the U.S. and chooses to raise
 that flag and uphold those principles is "our people."
 Thanks to social networks, we all have a platform to use our
 voice today. For every post l see with hateful language, I see
 others that lift my spirits and reassure me that we haven't
 totally lost our way. Lawyers in airports offering free counsel
 to refugees, New Yorkers banding together on the subway
 to erase neo-Nazi vandalism, doctors volunteering their
 time to give free advice to women that need it, and citizen
 activists marching for equal rights for all.
 Let's keep tipping the scales in favor of "liberty and justice
 for all," keep using our voices to lift up others and speak out
 for those whose voices have been stripped from them. I
 applaud all of you who have spoken out against the ban
 keep up the good fight and never back down.
shakisabell:

Shakira’s article from TIME http://time.com/4665295/shakira-donald-trump-ban/

Shakira is so eloquent. An incomparable, caring star.

shakisabell: Shakira’s article from TIME http://time.com/4665295/shakira-donald-trump-ban/ Shakira is so eloquent. An incomparable, car...

Atrocities: ISRAEL ATTACKS BOYCOTT ISRAELI APARTHEID Palesties wpalestcanpigr. dipperpines-blog: c-bassmeow: dipperpines-blog: c-bassmeow: dipperpines-blog: c-bassmeow: pxlestine: A British Jewish man stuck a “Boycott Israel” sticker to his Kippah in solidarity with Palestinians. This is very important. Americans especially (but others are guilty) have to realize that being against or criticizing Israel IS NOT ANTI-SEMITIC. Caring about human rights is not anti-semitic. A criticism of Israel is not a criticism of all Jewish people. Many Jewish people (especially in Tel-Aviv and NYC) are EXTREMELY critical of Israel. Get it through your head. Criticism of something doesn’t always mean you hate something or you hate the people you are criticizing.  If you really care about human rights you’d support Israel. Explain please. Don’t worry I’m not like most Tumblr users that will throw a fit at any sign of dissent.  Well thats good! xD For one, the record speaks for itself. Particularly on women’s rights, while no nation is perfect, Israel is #1 in the middle east. Stonings which occur in Saudi Arabia and Iran are nonexistent. Every citizen is allowed a vote. Regardless of race. IN the case of gaza, Israel withdrew when they probably shouldn’t have, to give gaza an opportunity to make something of themselves. So what do they do? Destroy all the infrastructure Israel left behind and fire rockets at Israel. Isrel put up the blockade after that. They blew it. They could have been another Dubai if they wanted. But they chose war. In the recent rounds of conflict Israel has been slandered, when the Gazan leaders use children as human shields. More dead kids= more sympathy. I am not saying that Palestine is not free from blame BUT the nation of Israel was made, despite its good intentions, by taking the  land of people who lived there. That alone is enough to question the integrity of the nation. I agree that Israel has a better internal record for human rights when compared to any other Islamic nation but that is a distraction argument in my opinion: “we don’t stone our women so let us treat Palestinians like dogs hahah hehehe”. That’s like saying the U.S. has the right to occupy Saudi Arabia because all of Saudi Arabia’s neighbors have a bad record with women’s rights. Although it may be true, two wrongs don’t make a right. Israel’s better treatment of women and LGBT people (if we ignore the super conservative orthodox jews who are pretty sexist and hompphobic) is no excuse to have it mistreat others. As for the human shields thing, Hamas and other Palestinian groups labeled as terrorist groups  have indeed  done awful things …as does Israel …. I’m not defending atrocities committed on any side but one thing is certain Israel, by treating Palestinians so poorly is only making things worse for itself. As for the solution. I don’t know. The solution I want is too unrealistic, but that’s a discussion for another day. Zionism is rampant in the conservative circles of Israel, the ruling circles as of now…. it is not good. I am aware both sides have done bad but in my opinion Israel started it, it has the power to make things better, and this is a thorny issue that involves history, religion, and politics  BUT Israel is on land that is not theirs. Maybe it was at one point, but at the creation of the country it was not.   By that argument America should give its land back to the Indians. No. I said it should treat the Palestinians better (you know how oppressive Palestine is right now due to Israel let’s not play games) . That doesn’t mean give the entire country back to them. This in theory sounds like the nicest thing to do but i think it’s still unfair since we now have generations of Israelis who call the country their home. Like I said before two wrongs dont make a right. I personally support a one-state solution which gives the land to both people also it isn’t a solution based on religion or any of that.  But there are many reasons why this is problematic. I am aware of this, but all other solutions aren’t satisfactory either. The way I see it is there are three possible outcomes ALL Palestines go away (unfair), ALL Israelis go away (unfair), BOTh parties learn to live together harmoniously (fair). 
Atrocities: ISRAEL
 ATTACKS
 BOYCOTT
 ISRAELI
 APARTHEID
 Palesties wpalestcanpigr.
dipperpines-blog:

c-bassmeow:

dipperpines-blog:

c-bassmeow:

dipperpines-blog:

c-bassmeow:

pxlestine:

A British Jewish man stuck a “Boycott Israel” sticker to his Kippah in solidarity with Palestinians.

This is very important. Americans especially (but others are guilty) have to realize that being against or criticizing Israel IS NOT ANTI-SEMITIC. Caring about human rights is not anti-semitic. A criticism of Israel is not a criticism of all Jewish people. Many Jewish people (especially in Tel-Aviv and NYC) are EXTREMELY critical of Israel. Get it through your head. Criticism of something doesn’t always mean you hate something or you hate the people you are criticizing. 

If you really care about human rights you’d support Israel.

Explain please. Don’t worry I’m not like most Tumblr users that will throw a fit at any sign of dissent. 

Well thats good! xD
For one, the record speaks for itself. Particularly on women’s rights, while no nation is perfect, Israel is #1 in the middle east. Stonings which occur in Saudi Arabia and Iran are nonexistent. Every citizen is allowed a vote. Regardless of race. IN the case of gaza, Israel withdrew when they probably shouldn’t have, to give gaza an opportunity to make something of themselves. So what do they do? Destroy all the infrastructure Israel left behind and fire rockets at Israel. Isrel put up the blockade after that. They blew it. They could have been another Dubai if they wanted. But they chose war. In the recent rounds of conflict Israel has been slandered, when the Gazan leaders use children as human shields. More dead kids= more sympathy.

I am not saying that Palestine is not free from blame BUT the nation of Israel was made, despite its good intentions, by taking the  land of people who lived there. That alone is enough to question the integrity of the nation. I agree that Israel has a better internal record for human rights when compared to any other Islamic nation but that is a distraction argument in my opinion: “we don’t stone our women so let us treat Palestinians like dogs hahah hehehe”. That’s like saying the U.S. has the right to occupy Saudi Arabia because all of Saudi Arabia’s neighbors have a bad record with women’s rights. Although it may be true, two wrongs don’t make a right. Israel’s better treatment of women and LGBT people (if we ignore the super conservative orthodox jews who are pretty sexist and hompphobic) is no excuse to have it mistreat others. As for the human shields thing, Hamas and other Palestinian groups labeled as terrorist groups  have indeed  done awful things …as does Israel …. I’m not defending atrocities committed on any side but one thing is certain Israel, by treating Palestinians so poorly is only making things worse for itself. As for the solution. I don’t know. The solution I want is too unrealistic, but that’s a discussion for another day. Zionism is rampant in the conservative circles of Israel, the ruling circles as of now…. it is not good. I am aware both sides have done bad but in my opinion Israel started it, it has the power to make things better, and this is a thorny issue that involves history, religion, and politics  BUT Israel is on land that is not theirs. Maybe it was at one point, but at the creation of the country it was not.  

By that argument America should give its land back to the Indians.


No. I said it should treat the Palestinians better (you know how oppressive Palestine is right now due to Israel let’s not play games) . That doesn’t mean give the entire country back to them. This in theory sounds like the nicest thing to do but i think it’s still unfair since we now have generations of Israelis who call the country their home. Like I said before two wrongs dont make a right. I personally support a one-state solution which gives the land to both people also it isn’t a solution based on religion or any of that.  But there are many reasons why this is problematic. I am aware of this, but all other solutions aren’t satisfactory either. The way I see it is there are three possible outcomes ALL Palestines go away (unfair), ALL Israelis go away (unfair), BOTh parties learn to live together harmoniously (fair). 

dipperpines-blog: c-bassmeow: dipperpines-blog: c-bassmeow: dipperpines-blog: c-bassmeow: pxlestine: A British Jewish man stuck a...

Atrocities: ISRAEL ATTACKS BOYCOTT ISRAELI APARTHEID Palesties wpalestcanpigr. dipperpines-blog: c-bassmeow: dipperpines-blog: c-bassmeow: pxlestine: A British Jewish man stuck a “Boycott Israel” sticker to his Kippah in solidarity with Palestinians. This is very important. Americans especially (but others are guilty) have to realize that being against or criticizing Israel IS NOT ANTI-SEMITIC. Caring about human rights is not anti-semitic. A criticism of Israel is not a criticism of all Jewish people. Many Jewish people (especially in Tel-Aviv and NYC) are EXTREMELY critical of Israel. Get it through your head. Criticism of something doesn’t always mean you hate something or you hate the people you are criticizing.  If you really care about human rights you’d support Israel. Explain please. Don’t worry I’m not like most Tumblr users that will throw a fit at any sign of dissent.  Well thats good! xD For one, the record speaks for itself. Particularly on women’s rights, while no nation is perfect, Israel is #1 in the middle east. Stonings which occur in Saudi Arabia and Iran are nonexistent. Every citizen is allowed a vote. Regardless of race. IN the case of gaza, Israel withdrew when they probably shouldn’t have, to give gaza an opportunity to make something of themselves. So what do they do? Destroy all the infrastructure Israel left behind and fire rockets at Israel. Isrel put up the blockade after that. They blew it. They could have been another Dubai if they wanted. But they chose war. In the recent rounds of conflict Israel has been slandered, when the Gazan leaders use children as human shields. More dead kids= more sympathy. I am not saying that Palestine is not free from blame BUT the nation of Israel was made, despite its good intentions, by taking the  land of people who lived there. That alone is enough to question the integrity of the nation. I agree that Israel has a better internal record for human rights when compared to any other Islamic nation but that is a distraction argument in my opinion: “we don’t stone our women so let us treat Palestinians like dogs hahah hehehe”. That’s like saying the U.S. has the right to occupy Saudi Arabia because all of Saudi Arabia’s neighbors have a bad record with women’s rights. Although it may be true, two wrongs don’t make a right. Israel’s better treatment of women and LGBT people (if we ignore the super conservative orthodox jews who are pretty sexist and hompphobic) is no excuse to have it mistreat others. As for the human shields thing, Hamas and other Palestinian groups labeled as terrorist groups  have indeed  done awful things …as does Israel …. I’m not defending atrocities committed on any side but one thing is certain Israel, by treating Palestinians so poorly is only making things worse for itself. As for the solution. I don’t know. The solution I want is too unrealistic, but that’s a discussion for another day. Zionism is rampant in the conservative circles of Israel, the ruling circles as of now…. it is not good. I am aware both sides have done bad but in my opinion Israel started it, it has the power to make things better, and this is a thorny issue that involves history, religion, and politics  BUT Israel is on land that is not theirs. Maybe it was at one point, but at the creation of the country it was not.  
Atrocities: ISRAEL
 ATTACKS
 BOYCOTT
 ISRAELI
 APARTHEID
 Palesties wpalestcanpigr.
dipperpines-blog:

c-bassmeow:

dipperpines-blog:

c-bassmeow:

pxlestine:

A British Jewish man stuck a “Boycott Israel” sticker to his Kippah in solidarity with Palestinians.

This is very important. Americans especially (but others are guilty) have to realize that being against or criticizing Israel IS NOT ANTI-SEMITIC. Caring about human rights is not anti-semitic. A criticism of Israel is not a criticism of all Jewish people. Many Jewish people (especially in Tel-Aviv and NYC) are EXTREMELY critical of Israel. Get it through your head. Criticism of something doesn’t always mean you hate something or you hate the people you are criticizing. 

If you really care about human rights you’d support Israel.

Explain please. Don’t worry I’m not like most Tumblr users that will throw a fit at any sign of dissent. 

Well thats good! xD
For one, the record speaks for itself. Particularly on women’s rights, while no nation is perfect, Israel is #1 in the middle east. Stonings which occur in Saudi Arabia and Iran are nonexistent. Every citizen is allowed a vote. Regardless of race. IN the case of gaza, Israel withdrew when they probably shouldn’t have, to give gaza an opportunity to make something of themselves. So what do they do? Destroy all the infrastructure Israel left behind and fire rockets at Israel. Isrel put up the blockade after that. They blew it. They could have been another Dubai if they wanted. But they chose war. In the recent rounds of conflict Israel has been slandered, when the Gazan leaders use children as human shields. More dead kids= more sympathy.


I am not saying that Palestine is not free from blame BUT the nation of Israel was made, despite its good intentions, by taking the  land of people who lived there. That alone is enough to question the integrity of the nation. I agree that Israel has a better internal record for human rights when compared to any other Islamic nation but that is a distraction argument in my opinion: “we don’t stone our women so let us treat Palestinians like dogs hahah hehehe”. That’s like saying the U.S. has the right to occupy Saudi Arabia because all of Saudi Arabia’s neighbors have a bad record with women’s rights. Although it may be true, two wrongs don’t make a right. Israel’s better treatment of women and LGBT people (if we ignore the super conservative orthodox jews who are pretty sexist and hompphobic) is no excuse to have it mistreat others. As for the human shields thing, Hamas and other Palestinian groups labeled as terrorist groups  have indeed  done awful things …as does Israel …. I’m not defending atrocities committed on any side but one thing is certain Israel, by treating Palestinians so poorly is only making things worse for itself. As for the solution. I don’t know. The solution I want is too unrealistic, but that’s a discussion for another day. Zionism is rampant in the conservative circles of Israel, the ruling circles as of now…. it is not good. I am aware both sides have done bad but in my opinion Israel started it, it has the power to make things better, and this is a thorny issue that involves history, religion, and politics  BUT Israel is on land that is not theirs. Maybe it was at one point, but at the creation of the country it was not.  

dipperpines-blog: c-bassmeow: dipperpines-blog: c-bassmeow: pxlestine: A British Jewish man stuck a “Boycott Israel” sticker to his...

Atrocities: I was an American sniper, and Chris Kyle's war was not my war Don't make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I should know. I lived it GARETT REPPENHAGEN amx004qubeley:fughtopia:salon:As a sniper I was not usually the victim of a traumatic event, but the perpetrator of violence and death. My actions in combat would have been more acceptable to me if I could cloak myself in the belief that the whole mission was for a greater good. Instead, I watched as the purpose of the mission slowly unraveled.The non-propaganda version of what it’s like to be an American sniper.Excerpt; During my combat tour I never saw the Iraqis as “savages.” They were a friendly culture who believed in hospitality, and were sometimes positive to a fault. The people are proud of their history, education system and national identity. I have listened to children share old-soul wisdom, and I have watched adults laugh and play with the naiveté of schoolboys. I met some incredible Iraqis during and after my deployment, and it is shameful to know that the movie has furthered ignorance that might put them in danger.…As a sniper I was not usually the victim of a traumatic event, but the perpetrator of violence and death. My actions in combat would have been more acceptable to me if I could cloak myself in the belief that the whole mission was for a greater good. Instead, I watched as the purpose of the mission slowly unraveled.I served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. During that time, we started to realize there were no weapons of mass destruction, the 9/11 commission report determined that Iraq was not involved in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, false sovereignty was given to Iraq by Paul Bremer, the atrocities at Abu Ghraib were exposed, and the Battle of Fallujah was waged.The destruction I took part in suddenly intersected with news that our reasons for waging war were untrue. The despicable conduct of those at Abu Ghraib was made more unforgivable by the honorable interactions I had with Iraqi civilians, and, together, it fueled the post-traumatic stress I struggle with today. soldiers speaking out like this is pretty rare. dont ignore this post.
Atrocities: I was an American sniper,
 and Chris Kyle's war was
 not my war
 Don't make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I
 should know. I lived it
 GARETT REPPENHAGEN
amx004qubeley:fughtopia:salon:As a sniper I was not usually the victim of a traumatic event, but the perpetrator of violence and death. My actions in combat would have been more acceptable to me if I could cloak myself in the belief that the whole mission was for a greater good. Instead, I watched as the purpose of the mission slowly unraveled.The non-propaganda version of what it’s like to be an American sniper.Excerpt; During my combat tour I never saw the Iraqis as “savages.” They were a friendly culture who believed in hospitality, and were sometimes positive to a fault. The people are proud of their history, education system and national identity. I have listened to children share old-soul
 wisdom, and I have watched adults laugh and play with the naiveté of 
schoolboys. I met some incredible Iraqis during and after my deployment,
 and it is shameful to know that the movie has furthered ignorance that 
might put them in danger.…As a sniper I was not usually the victim of a traumatic event, but the perpetrator of violence and death. My actions in combat would 
have been more acceptable to me if I could cloak myself in the belief 
that the whole mission was for a greater good. Instead, I watched as the
 purpose of the mission slowly unraveled.I served in Iraq from 
2004 to 2005. During that time, we started to realize there were no 
weapons of mass destruction, the 9/11 commission report determined that 
Iraq was not involved in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade 
Center, false sovereignty was given to Iraq by Paul Bremer, the 
atrocities at Abu Ghraib were exposed, and the Battle of Fallujah was 
waged.The destruction I took part in suddenly intersected with 
news that our reasons for waging war were untrue. The despicable conduct
 of those at Abu Ghraib was made more unforgivable by the honorable 
interactions I had with Iraqi civilians, and, together, it fueled the 
post-traumatic stress I struggle with today.

soldiers speaking out like this is pretty rare.  dont ignore this post.

amx004qubeley:fughtopia:salon:As a sniper I was not usually the victim of a traumatic event, but the perpetrator of violence and death. M...

Atrocities: I was an American sniper, and Chris Kyle's war was not my war Don't make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I should know. I lived it GARETT REPPENHAGEN fughtopia:salon:The non-propaganda version of what it’s like to be an American sniper.Excerpt; During my combat tour I never saw the Iraqis as “savages.” They were a friendly culture who believed in hospitality, and were sometimes positive to a fault. The people are proud of their history, education system and national identity. I have listened to children share old-soul wisdom, and I have watched adults laugh and play with the naiveté of schoolboys. I met some incredible Iraqis during and after my deployment, and it is shameful to know that the movie has furthered ignorance that might put them in danger.…As a sniper I was not usually the victim of a traumatic event, but the perpetrator of violence and death. My actions in combat would have been more acceptable to me if I could cloak myself in the belief that the whole mission was for a greater good. Instead, I watched as the purpose of the mission slowly unraveled.I served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. During that time, we started to realize there were no weapons of mass destruction, the 9/11 commission report determined that Iraq was not involved in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, false sovereignty was given to Iraq by Paul Bremer, the atrocities at Abu Ghraib were exposed, and the Battle of Fallujah was waged.The destruction I took part in suddenly intersected with news that our reasons for waging war were untrue. The despicable conduct of those at Abu Ghraib was made more unforgivable by the honorable interactions I had with Iraqi civilians, and, together, it fueled the post-traumatic stress I struggle with today.
Atrocities: I was an American sniper,
 and Chris Kyle's war was
 not my war
 Don't make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I
 should know. I lived it
 GARETT REPPENHAGEN
fughtopia:salon:The non-propaganda version of what it’s like to be an American sniper.Excerpt; During my combat tour I never saw the Iraqis as “savages.” They were a friendly culture who believed in hospitality, and were sometimes positive to a fault. The people are proud of their history, education system and national identity. I have listened to children share old-soul
 wisdom, and I have watched adults laugh and play with the naiveté of 
schoolboys. I met some incredible Iraqis during and after my deployment,
 and it is shameful to know that the movie has furthered ignorance that 
might put them in danger.…As a sniper I was not usually the victim of a traumatic event, but the perpetrator of violence and death. My actions in combat would 
have been more acceptable to me if I could cloak myself in the belief 
that the whole mission was for a greater good. Instead, I watched as the
 purpose of the mission slowly unraveled.I served in Iraq from 
2004 to 2005. During that time, we started to realize there were no 
weapons of mass destruction, the 9/11 commission report determined that 
Iraq was not involved in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade 
Center, false sovereignty was given to Iraq by Paul Bremer, the 
atrocities at Abu Ghraib were exposed, and the Battle of Fallujah was 
waged.The destruction I took part in suddenly intersected with 
news that our reasons for waging war were untrue. The despicable conduct
 of those at Abu Ghraib was made more unforgivable by the honorable 
interactions I had with Iraqi civilians, and, together, it fueled the 
post-traumatic stress I struggle with today.

fughtopia:salon:The non-propaganda version of what it’s like to be an American sniper.Excerpt; During my combat tour I never saw the Iraq...