Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan

School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.

A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour

 The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately

Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz

Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.

The last Jew of Vinnitsa

Until the mid-60s, the Aboriginals came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aboriginal meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century

I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did. 


Emboldened ISIS Barbarically Slaughtering Christians In Iraq as Obama Plays Golf

The Christian genocide taking place in the Middle East currently has reached alarming levels. Last week, the jihadist terrorist group ISIS, which means the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – although it is unrecognized as a nation – took over Qaraqosh, the largest Christian town in Iraq, warning Christians to “leave, convert or die.” They are systematically beheading children. It is a part of an unprecedented, recent effort by the ISIS to extinguish Christians from northern Iraq. In 2003, there were about 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. After the Iraq War, that number dropped to as low as 200,000.

ISIS captured Mosul in June, so Christians there fled to Qaraqosh, population 50,000. ISIS warned Christians in Mosul to leave by July 19th. The houses of Christians in Mosul were painted with the letter “N,” meaning Nasare, the Muslim word for Christians, which comes from Nazareth, Jesus’s hometown. Their property was confiscated, including jewelry and wedding rings – sometimes chopping off their fingers to get them. Their churches were bombed, which has been caught on video. Catholic Online has compiled some of the more graphic photos of the barbaric, torturous executions. Many Christians were crucified due to the humiliation of Christ’s crucifixion. There are reportedly no Christians left in Mosul.

Within the past few months, ISIS has taken over Fallujah, Tikrit, and Tel Afar in northern Iraq. Composed of radical Sunni Muslims, ISIS is also terrorizing Shia and some Kurdish Muslims. Besides eradicating Christians, its goals include removing the Shia Muslim population. Next, it is going after certain Kurdish Muslims, marching toward Erbil, the Kurdish capital of Iraq.

"All I hear is silence,” says Father George, an Assyrian priest struggling to take care of 40 families that have registered at his church so far. “Where are the States? Where is the UN? Until now, they have done nothing!” This is all happening because the U.S. and others have backed away. If a Republican had been in the Oval Office instead of Obama, these killings would have been drastically halted.

Dick and Lynne Cheney wrote, “On a trip to the Middle East this spring, we heard a constant refrain in capitals from the Persian Gulf to Israel, ‘Can you please explain what your president is doing?’ ‘Why is he walking away?’ ‘Why is he so blithely sacrificing the hard fought gains you secured in Iraq?’ ‘Why is he abandoning your friends?’ ‘Why is he doing deals with your enemies?’”

Instead, in January, Obama joked about ISIS, analogizing it to a junior varsity basketball team. ISIS is considered the successor to al Qaeda, and it doesn’t appear to be any less bloodthirsty than al Qaeda. In fact, the opposite is true. Al Qaeda disavowed any ties with ISIS in February, citing its barbaric methods. As did al Qaeda, ISIS emerged from the Muslim Brotherhood. Its goal is to establish a totalitarian Islamic theocracy with sharia law, and remove all borders between Middle Eastern countries.

ISIS is very savvy with technology. Its social media capabilities have been described as “probably more sophisticated than [that of] most US companies.” It has more assets than any jihadist group in the world, with assets worth $2 billion. About three quarters of this was reportedly seized from capturing Mosul, much of it stolen from banks. Other income comes from extorting truck drivers and threatening to blow up businesses.

ISIS continues to capture and use weapons, including surface-to-air Stinger missiles, M198 Howitzers, DShK guns mounted on trucks, anti-aircraft guns, self-propelled guns and at least one Scud missile. In Mosul, it seized UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and nuclear materials.

Finally, on Thursday, Obama authorized air strikes. At the same time, he said U.S. combat troops would not return. “As commander in chief, I will not allow the United States to be drawn into fighting another war in Iraq,” Obama said. Fortunately, several countries, including France, are allowing asylum to fleeing Christians and non-Sunni Muslims.

So much for Obama claiming he ended the war in Iraq and took out al Qaeda’s bin Laden. You can win the war thanks to your predecessors’ aggressive approach, but lose everything later by disengaging and sending the terrorists mixed messages.

This is the beginning of the end for Christians in the Middle East. Christians know it; the Bible predicts things will get worse for Christians and Jews toward the end times, not better. Andrew White, Anglican Vicar in Baghdad, said: “It looks as if the end could be very near” for Christians in Iraq.

The fact that ISIS cannot get along with Shia and some Kurdish Muslims speaks volumes. Christians get along with hundreds, if not thousands, of different denominations today without killing each other by the thousands. Radical Islam is a drastic threat today to Christians, Jews and other less radical Muslims, and until it can be contained, the brutality is just going to increase.

Where is America in all of this? Has our own moral relativism deadened us to the difference between good and evil, so that we no longer distinguish between them, and no longer respond? As it says in Lamentations 1:12, “Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by?” When Obama blithely pulled out of Iraq, refusing to give aid to the Kurds (who are now providing refuge for the “least of these” Christians), and left everything in the hands of an unpopular, weak Prime Minister Malaki, he left the minority Christians with no protection. A few air strikes will have little effect on a threat this serious. ISIS has become emboldened, and has specifically said it intends to continue conquering. Who will it torture and murder next, U.S. embassies in the Middle East? Adjoining European countries, precipitating the next World War?

Who at Zara approved these Holocaust pajamas? 

Zara’s new pajamas bear a disturbing resemblance to concentration camp uniforms. Though according to them the outfit was inspired by classic “Old Western” films — apparently the gold star on the pajama shirt’s top left corner was supposed to resemble a sheriff’s badge.

This isn’t the first time they’ve been slammed for Holocaust imagery Follow micdotcom

cwnerd12 said:

I'm sorry! Tell me your response in the ask box! I get weird when I'm dealing with sticky SJ crap.

Tumblr lost my original response, so I’ll try to summarize:

There wouldn’t be a problem with you looking back at something you wrote so long ago and critically look at it with your now deeper knowledge of social issues and history. But that isn’t what you were doing. You are trying to make a PROFIT off of it.

Your own description presents a him as a tragic character (did you really say “not all bad guys are, you know, completely bad guys” when talking about a NAZI??) and skims over the fact that any “relationship” you might have in the story would involve a victim and prisoner who can’t possibly give her consent to anything with him. You are romanticizing something deplorable. 

I know that as a writer myself, I am careful to make sure anything I post or share as “a good, well-told story” reflects certain values. Technical skills alone do not make a good story; there must be some sort of moral center, or at least something to say beyond simply the actions of the characters alone. You need a premise. From the context of your original post, it seems as if you want to paint a Nazi as a tragic figure who gets “caught up” in genocide. Nowhere do you really mention the prisoner herself. You are contributing to the humanization of Nazis while relegating the actual human victims, twelve million of them, to mere statistics.

The crux: You said “it’s a good, well-told story.” There is no “good” story that humanizes a perpetrator of genocide. 

And by the way, that “sticky SJ crap” is the attempted genocide of my people (as well as six million others on top of that).

The fact that you are currently trying to change it so you can still sell it instead of scrapping the thing completely just shows that you don’t have any concept of how wrong what you are doing it. Want to write about how people are driven to do horrible things? Don’t make your protaongist a goddamn Nazi.

Hans Eisele

Hans Eisele, doctor and second lieutenant in the SS troops, is a prime example of the corrupting nature of power and the sad fact that even the worst crimes sometimes go unpunished by law. Despite his SS status, Eisele was known to be a fairly decent man for most of the war, to the point where the prisoners of Sachsenhausen camp, where he was stationed for a while, called him ”The Angel” and praised his kindness. However, once he was assigned to be the physician of the Buchenwald concentration camp, the atrocities of the place soon corrupted him and turned him into a monster.

Buchenwald was a camp for hardcore communist prisoners, presided over by some of the worst sadists the Nazis had to offer. Even in that company, Eisele became renowned for his brutal experiments, routinely murdering prisoners by cyanide injections and subjecting them to bodily horrors and improper surgery. “The Angel” had become ”The Butcher of Buchenwald.”

Eisele was arrested after the war and sentenced to death in two separate trials, but the sentence was soon changed to life in prison and eventually reduced to just 10 years, with the possibility of even more time off with good conduct. In 1952, Eisele was released from prison and even given a compensation payment by the government, because he ”had been captured and imprisoned by the enemy.” He lived as a free man for six years until he caught wind that an upcoming trial would reveal a lot of his atrocities. He escaped to Egypt, where he lived the remainder of his days as Carl Debouche, leading a quiet life and eluding the occasional bomb package from Mossad.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Historical Bibliography: Holocaust History

Bronze Age Collapse-Roman Period
Byzantine Empire and the Rise of Islam and Caliphate Rule

Crusades, Medieval European Jewish History, and Sephardic Jewish History
Ottoman Empire

Early Modern and Modern European Jewish History
World War I, French Involvement, and the British Mandate in Palestine

Holocaust History

None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948 by Irving Abella

A History of the Holocaust (Single Title Social Studies) by Yehuda Bauer

FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman

Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning

The War Against the Jews: 1933-1945 by Lucy S. Dawidowicz

Flight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933-1946 by Robert Jan van Pelt and Debórah Dwork

The Politics of Rescue: The Roosevelt Administration and the Holocaust, 1938-1945 by Henry L. Feingold

The Destruction of the European Jews, 3 Volume Set (Third Edition) by Raul Hilberg

Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany (Studies in Jewish History) by Marion Kaplan

Generation Exodus : The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany by Walter Laqueur

The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry 1933-1945 by Nora Levin

The Crisis of German Ideology : Intellectual Origins of the Third Reich by George L. Mosse

Escaping the Holocaust: Illegal Immigration to the Land of Israel, 1939-1944 (Studies in Jewish History (Oxford Hardcover)) by Dalia Ofer

The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945 by David S. Wyman

Paper Walls: America and the Refugee Crisis 1938-1941 by David S. Wyman

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