american-proud

What she says: I’m fine

What she means: Selena Qunitanilla single handedly smashed the patriarchy of tenjano music by becoming the highest selling artist in a male dominated music genre, won a Grammy, started her own clothing line of Latin inspired designs and patterns, this woman was a trend setter in fashion, music, dance, and was the light of so many people’s lives and if she were still alive today she would be no doubt one of the most iconic singers/fashion designers of our era. In fact, she was so iconic during her lifetime, that the state of Texas continues to observe her birthday as “Selena Day”, her biopic staring Jennifer Lopez continues to play every year around that time, and there’s a Selena museum dedicated to her life, displaying her most iconic garments she wore during her many performances. She made her family proud, she made the Latino community proud, Chorpus Christi proud, shit she makes me, a non Latina African American proud, she is an icon. An ICON. ICONIC.

If you in anyway still support Trump, or can make excuses for the alt-right, or any of this fear mongering white supremacy hate bullshit. Unfollow me now. 

Praise those who have lost their lives to this fight, in the past, present and future, you are my heroes. Praise those fighting against it in Charlottesville and around the world. Praise twitter accounts for unearthing the names of these hateful excuses for humans. Praise employers for firing these people. 

You can not be a supporter of the neo-nazi’s and be a proud American, you can not promote in the historical “confederate” as a means to promote white power. America has fought these wars before. We have won.

We are one nation being torn apart. Because people out there, 53% of them white women, voted for someone whose entire campaign was about bullying, violating, terrorizing the opposition, anyone that didn’t agree with him. We allowed this hate to be supported, and strengthened by the words of our so called leader. 

Protesting for your opinion? I’m all for it. Throwing punches, torches, and hate speech because of the color of someone’s skin. GTFO. Intimidating others because you’re a white male? FUCK THAT. If one of the people following your cause plows a car at 40mph into a crowd of peaceful anti-hate protesters, your organization mentors terrorists. TERRORISTS. 

I am a white female, in rural Pennsylvania, a red county, who walked into a Trump supporting town on the edge of the Appalachian mountains and voted for Hillary. I love this land, I love this country, but I will not stand for any abuse of power by those who do not know how to wield power, who do not know just and equal law. I am a white female with a small voice in this corner of the internet and I will say right this moment, FUCK THIS. I condemn this. I condemn the white people who don’t stand up and say NO to this, because they are scared. I am scared. I am terrified, but fear should never breed violence and hatred. Fear should breed a hunger for understanding. 

The legacy of white men, and the white women that support them in their reign of fear, power, belittling, stomping, and violating the rights of others (others meaning anyone unlike them) needs to be addressed, and fought against. 

You have a heart, a brain, a body filled with blood just like anyone else out there in this the world, our bodies are all made up of the same goddamn things. You have no reason, no right, to violate anyone. 

I do not want your hate here. I do not want your following here. You are not welcome into my space if you believe that you can hurt others because of where you were born, or the color of your skin. 

I beg of you, with my words, not my fists, or weapons, leave. Educate yourself. You are special because you have the ability to change, to help, to heal. You are not special because of your gender, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this. 

-Katharine 

Originally posted by fyeahbroadway

Sound of Music Gif originally posted by (fyeahbroadway)

the foxhole court as john mulaney quotes
  • neil: i'll keep all my emotions right here and then one day i'll die
  • andrew: it is 100% easier not to do things than to do them
  • aaron: sometimes, babies will point at me, and I don't care for that shit at all
  • nicky: eat ass, suck a dick, and sell drugs
  • kevin: im really sorry about last night, it’s just that im mean and loud. it probably will happen again
  • dan: you have the moral backbone of a chocolate eclair
  • matt: THATS MY WIFE!
  • renee: i think emily dickison is a lesbian
  • allison: i am a proud, asian american woman, and you will treat me with respect!
  • wymack: i pulled up to the drive thru window at mcdonalds and ordered a black coffee for myself and kept driving. The one thing no kid at mcdonalds can ever enjoy
  • riko: This is an on-fire trash can
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That MTV interview with the photographer was a well written piece of propaganda for “Bare with me”, basically saying that love is love, and it is beautiful in all forms. The stuff about Lauren and Lucy was all propaganda to prop up the narrative.

The photographer and the wardrobe lady were only saying what they were advised to say. LIES! (though the wardrobe lady decided to fuck the narrative a bit with the “sisterly and maternal connection”) Management did the same thing with DWTS. Val was advised to lie about when and where he had his first meet up with Normani for DWTS. They had been rehearsing for days before that Houston Rodeo, yet they wanted to push the narrative to the general public that the girls were in on the surprise, and helped introduce Mani to her dance partner. Why? To show how much they support her decision to do her own thing.

My point is, they (management) have no problem getting outside forces, other than the girls, to help sell their narrative. The ladies who did that photo-shoot with Lauren and Lucy are no different. Why have the photographer say what she said? They needed someone, other than Lauren or Lucy, to confirm that Laucy was real, to prove that Camren wasn’t. That one interview killed three birds with one stone. It confirmed Laucy, destroyed Camren, then destroyed Laucy, all at the same damn time. Brilliant actually.

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@cryingcucumber​ - Mai Li - 21 - She/Her or They/Them -  lesbian demiromantic ace questioning nonbinary -  Korean/Ashkenazi 

I’m a media studies nerd with a love of video games, a toy collector, a hobbyist artist, and a recent college grad. I’m cryingcucumber on tumblr, come talk to me about the social impact of video games or other nerd stuff!

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I go by Europa, she/her pronouns are good with me and I’m 21 years old. I’m proudly aromantic and asexual. I’m Indian but I was born in South Africa, and I’m currently living in Australia. I’m doing my Bachelor of Science in Maths and Physics currently. I love space, astronomy and all things Maths, especially topology. As for hobbies, I enjoy reading, games, anime/manga, drawing/painting (I’m terrible at it though), playing with my dog Samson and drinking tea. I’m europa-io on tumblr if you ever want someone to talk to.  

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Extra thanks to @uncontinuous for the original idea. 

Many people have been asking me, “Why are you a Nationalist?” Let’s Find out...

What makes us Nationalists is the idea that our country and her people are more important than just selling it out for money or profit for globalism. Nationalism itself as the definition says:   

Nationalism is a complex, multidimensional concept involving a shared communal identification with one’s nation. It is a political ideology oriented towards gaining and maintaining self-governance, or full sovereignty, over a territory of historical significance to the group (such as its homeland). Nationalism therefore holds that a nation should govern itself, free from unwanted outside interference, and is linked to the concept of self-determination. Nationalism is further oriented towards developing and maintaining a national identity based on shared characteristics such as culture, language, race, religion, political goals and/or a belief in a common ancestry.[1][2] Nationalism therefore seeks to preserve the nation’s culture. It often also involves a sense of pride in the nation’s achievements, and is closely linked to the concept of patriotism. In these terms, nationalism can be positive or negative.

So what makes myself a Nationalist in Particular? For the sake of my country, family, and its inheritance to the country and her people. Nationalism however has nothing to do with hatred towards other countries, like Canada, Germany, Britain, France, Mexico, Russia, everyone one of those countries would have a strong sense of Nationalism and Patriotism, that is what makes us Nationalists for the sake of our own people and national sovereignty and independence.

Sure the Nazis where nationalists as well during WWII, but don’t forget that FDR, Churchill, and Stalin were also Nationalists during the time of War.

We as Nationalists have a desire to fight for the interests of our sovereign nation and for its people in that Nation rather than global or one world interests which could lead to globalist tyranny. The bad thing about globalism is that the idea is that every country should open its borders to all nations rather than defending it, like a house being left open wide for strangers to come.

There is nothing wrong at all to be a Nationalist, it’s just someone like Hitler or Stalin could end up using it the wrong way just for world domination or globalist interest which could lead to destruction upon other nations. My point is to acknowledge that nationalism is not as bad as it seems to be, but globalism is a bad thing in particular, just as bad as Communism, Fascism, or Nazism, or any forms of tyrannical regimes.

I as an American Nationalist would fight for the interests of and for the American people and put my own country first and defend our borders rather than fight for another country’s civil wars like in Syria. I will also want to put my countrymen first as well because our forefathers fought and died to preserve this land from globalist affairs, same with my great grandfathers, grandfathers, and our fathers, and any other generations who would love to defend this country as much as I do. That is what makes myself a Nationalist, and I am proud to be one, just as I am proud to be An American!

That’s all I wanted to say. In other words…

Semper Fi!

Originally posted by usahellyeah

Humans are terrifying

what if an Alien race started gathering information on us because they were curious, but slowly became terrified because of our lifestyles? We eat a lot of poisonous food and such, and we travel places that could easily kill us.

heck, we even exploded radioactive bombs in space just to see what happened! imagine if an alien kept a log about what it discovered about humans over time, and how they reacted.

Log 5:8:23:24556

Humans should be closely watched as an enemy, as they have developed ways to send radiation at high rates in space. Though they have not been able to send their own kind past the fourth planet from their own, and have built a station on the planet Mealincan. They seem eager to leave their planet, though they do not have sufficient equipment to do so successfully. We have still not been able to send one of our own down to their surface for further surveillance, due to their harsh atmosphere. We are hoping we can catch one already in space and question them about life on their planet.

Log 5:11:23:24556

We have captured a human, one who refers to themselves as a “Proud, conservative, American.” We plan to question it about what sub-race “American” is. So far we have questioned him about his planet’s geography, but it was not very helpful, it told us it “Dropped out of high school” When it was “15”. we will question it further about what high school is, how high up it is, and what it has to do with education, as well as what “15” means.

We questioned why it was up into space, and it told us that it’s “Government” was sending it to work on growing plants on Mealincan. The humans are planning to colonize Mealincan should their planet fail them. Humans are strange creatures, trying to leave their planet before they have the technology.

Log 6:34:24:27786

We have had success! We captured another human, one who seems to know more about the science and geology. The other human, who we have learned is called “Berny” and is of the gender Male, it still on the station with us, and we have been using him to observe how human sub-class American works. We intend on using the other human for research as well.

Log 6:35:24:27786

Humans are without sanity! They eat poisonous foods such as honey, rhubarb, Puffer fish, caster oil (One bean kills a human, four kills a horse), raw almonds, nutmeg, kidney beans, and raw cashews, for fun. They actually enjoy eating these poisonous foods, as well as a few radioactive foods such as a “banana”. The new human, called “Doctor Cho” explained as well how they live, and where! They live in places that could kill them at any moment, with wild life that could kill them easily. They even challenge themselves by traveling to one of the most dangerous places, called “Australia.” for fun!! I highly recommend we try and make allies with them before they can become our enemies, they sound as if they could kill us with ease.

fallout 1 opening: hey so heres a satire propaganda piece where our proud american soldier boys are “keeping peace” in annexed canada and literally just kills some dude execution style
fallout 4: cool. so now your forced to play as that…

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For the second installment of American Women, Vogue’s 125th anniversary portfolio, we commissioned photographers, videographers, and writers to document the lives of farmers and musicians, tech entrepreneurs and models, teens and nonagenarians. Our objective was to shine a spotlight on 10 communities of extraordinary individuals whose courage, aspiration, and style is peerless—in short, women who make us proud.  “American Women: Pride” features the rising stars who are queering the rap industry, lesbians in tech, and many more.

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The same people who want to villainize protesters and are ok with ramming into them with their cars are the same sort of people who would have been against protests in the 60s, and even if you go back as far as the Boston Tea Party. They would have been against the very catalysts that created this country in the first place and then want to claim that they’re a proud American. I call bullshit on that. The protesters who have fought for our civil liberties over the years, even those who are doing so today are far more American than those people ever will be. They value order and complacency over liberty and justice. 

waffle house patron: proud american, strong christian, does not tell lies
in-n-out patron: hates america, believes in the devil, lies to parents for burger money