Bernie Sanders’ 1979 Eugene Debs Documentary

Little bit of American socialist history. The Eugene Debs speeches are read by Bernie Sanders here, free from all the welfare capitalist rhetoric he advocates today. Don’t get me wrong – I’d definitely prefer Sanders now, absolutely, especially if these are his roots, but it’s important to recognize how accustomed he now is to the capitalist system and “the game”.

Either way, check this vid out for some good background on Debs, the socialist candidate who gathered 6% of the vote in 1912 and 3.5% of the vote in 1920 (from prison).

The American History Of Compulsory Vaccination and its Ties to Eugenics
Those currently proposing forced vaccination laws point to a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1905: Jacobson v. Massachusetts. In fact, the Supreme Court has not heard a compulsory vaccine case since the 1920s. In the article presented here, Attorney Emord looks at the history of compulsory vaccination, and shows how it was Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. who stripped away Fourteenth Amendment rights in regards to compulsory vaccination, the very same judge who ruled in favor of forced sterilization which was supported by the

Suki getting permission from King Peppy to take Poppy stargazing for the first time in her life since she especially being the princess has to always stay hidden and has never really known about/had the chance to see alot of the outside world. So they sit on one of the branches in the troll tree that gives them a good view of the night sky and as soon as Poppy goes outside shes immediatly infatuated and joyously overwhelmed?? Suki tells her the little she knows about the stars and constellations, so Poppy starts pointing out a few of the constellations that she can see or just other clusters of stars that look like objects and shes just. So filled with happiness and excitement that Suki cant stop staring at her with the look of “oh my god. This is the love of my life. There are so many things i want to tell you about how wonderful you are but the words wont come out”.

During these early days of my life in St. Petersburg, I was introduced to Grand Duchesses Elizabeth and Anna, the wives of Alexander and Konstantin. The first, a former Princess of Baden, was lovely and kind, and at the same time possessed the most gentle character. The latter was probably even more a striking beauty, but still she could not overshadow the charms of Elizabeth.
—  Prince Eugen of Wuerttemberg on Grand Duchess (later Empress) Elizaveta Alexeievna and Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna of Russia.

anonymous asked:

I love your theory called "Rapunzel was raised not to show physical affection" but from my view I find her really close to the Pub Thugs as well as the people from Corona in kingdom dance. Maybe it's just with Flynn that she is kind of colder.

I actually thought of that days after I posted it, but by then, the post was a runaway train (at this time, it has more notes than any other thing I’ve ever posted) and it was too late to edit. The way that you phrased it, though, I’d like to point out that she’s (mostly) not showing the people of Corona physical affection so much as performing. She grabbed arms to lead them into the dance, and the rest of the touching was dance- or excitement-related. Other than that, her focus was on her art and whatever activity she was doing with Eugene.

I wanted to amend though, that when she is excited, she shows affection whether she has permission to or not. A prime example is her grabbing Gothel’s arm for, “It’s my birthday! Tada!” This is the same person who has been withholding affection and teaching her not to show it unless given permission, but when she’s excited, she does it anyway.

During I’ve Got a Dream, the only two thugs she’s shown touching are Hook Hand and Big Nose (also, Shorty, but he literally falls into her arms, and that’s not a touch of affection so much as a catch), and Hook Hand and Big Nose both either touch her first or give her permission.

Hook Hand initiates touch when he puts his arm around her at this moment.

Big Nose leads her on screen in a posture that says he offered her his arm, i.e. gave her permission to touch him.

And then, he hugs her (and it occurs to me that this is the biggest, tightest hug she’s ever gotten in her life, most likely).

And finally, while also affectionate, this move here was part of the dance, and she’s already gotten permission from both of them, and she’s excited. All points I mentioned above.

(This is also likely the first time she’s danced with another human being, and so the Pub Thugs have already shown her more affection and spent more fun time with her than she has experienced other people (or another person) doing her whole life.)

The only unsolicited, permission not specifically given touch to the Pub Thugs is right here

and it’s easy to assume that a) she thought permission carried over from the song and dance, and b) she’s made a new friend who she doesn’t think she’s ever going to see again. (Recall that at this point, she intends to return to the tower after this is all said and done.) A brief kiss on the cheek between parting friends seems a safe way to show the affection she feels, especially given the finality of the moment.

So, anon, from my point of view, you’ve only added to my case. :)

For those wondering about the original post, Rapunzel Was Raised to Not Show Physical Affection, it can be found here.

like stop reminding me abt creepy eugenics, that ppl think of children as commodities, that ppl want asian babies, i already Know, i’m living it every day, i know… creepy adults ask me what races i’m “"willing”“ to marry, my FRIENDS ask me what race lee is so they can think abt what our children will look like ….stop


If you’re in Eugene, Oregon, stop by the First Annual EUZINE Comics & Zine Fest on Saturday, November 12th from 11 AM - 6 PM @ the Broadway Commerce Center.

I’ll be tabling there with many other amazing cartoonist and zinsters!

Details on table location TBA.


isitsafe said: Why Cucumber? 

“Children’s Underground Club of United Moose and Beaver, For Enthusiastic Reporters”   As I recall, it basically involved getting whichever Second City alum they could shake from their hangover to come and dress up in a costume to be the guest for a day. Martin Short was on there, and I think maybe Eugene Levy.  You could send away to become part of the club and receive educational newsletters.

Rapunzel was Raised to Not Show Physical Affection

We’ve all seen that Gothel makes Rapunzel come to her for hugs, but today I realized it goes deeper than that. Gothel doesn’t want Rapunzel showing physical affection unless she has been given specific permission. Opening her arms is that unspoken permission.

For example, towards the beginning, when she’s reminding Gothel that it’s her birthday tomorrow, she grabs her arm in exuberance. Gothel is put out and then pries Rapunzel’s hands off her arm, all the while pretending she doesn’t remember (or care) that her birthday - something Rapunzel is extremely excited about - is fast approaching.

She also uses Rapunzel’s need for physical affection, deliberately taunting and “teaching” her with it by pretending to offer it, then taking it away immediately.

The first bazzilionty times I saw this movie, I always assumed Rapunzel was relieved to see Gothel towards the end of Mother Knows Best just because she was scared.

But now I realize it’s not only because she’s scared, but because Gothel is now giving Rapunzel permission to seek the creature comfort of physical contact that she so desperately needs after the gamut of fear she’s run.

Eugene, on the other hand, starts showing physical affection as soon as he starts feeling any affection for Rapunzel at all. He uses it as a comfort. Yet Rapunzel keeps her hands to herself.

It continues when he gives her the little flag, touching the small of her back in an affectionate way. But her hands (and attention) are full at this moment.

In fact, the first time she realizes she’s touching him, and he’s touching her, and there’s affection and enjoyment buzzing between them, she’s the first to pull away.

She’s alarmed at first, then apologetic and sheepish. Sorry I was touching you, Eugene. And he politely takes a step back, tuned in to her discomfort and giving her a little more space.

But that is why the moment on the boat is so important, and why Rapunzel has the reaction she does.

In taking Rapunzel’s hand, out of the blue (as far as she can tell), it’s sending her a clear message that he feels the same about her that she does about him, and that physical affection is both alright and wanted. That he will seek out her attention in a way Gothel never has. And from this moment on, she touches him often, holding hands for the rest of the song, brushing his hair from his face as he lay dying, and never letting go of his head, even after he’d died in her arms. Not to mention kissing him when he lives again, holding hands on the balcony while they wait for her parents and end-of-movie smooching.