On January 24, 1989, serial killer Ted Bundy was escorted to the execution chamber after nine years on Florida’s Death Row. Crowds gathered outside the prison chanting ‘burn Bundy burn’ and selling Bundy t-shirts, while a hooded and anonymous executioner (alledgedly paid $85 dollars) strapped the notorious killer into 'Old Sparky’, America’s oldest electric chair.
Bundy spent much of the day of his execution with a Methodist priest, and was said to be 'angry-looking yet subdued’ as he was lead to the chamber. He declined to pick a last meal. Radio DJ’s urged the local populace to turn off their blenders and toasters to 'give the chair more juice’.
Ted Bundy’s final words were 'Give my love to my family and friends’. The executioner pulled the switch soon after, and 2000 volts of electricity killed one of the worst serial killers in America’s history.
The Fade is actually one of my favorite areas of Origns, the shapeshifting mechanic makes it like an entirely different game! Besides the permanent stat boosts you can find, each enemy has a form they are weak against ; Rage Demons can’t damage Burning Man, for instance. I would often start by throwing a rock as a Golem, then fireball as Burning Man, then crushing prison as Arcane Horror. I feel bad for the people who didn’t realize the shape-shifting wasn’t purely for getting past barriers.
H φυλακή αποτελεί το πιο απτό παράδειγμα επίδειξης δύναμης της εξουσίας. Τα κελιά της δημοκρατίας είναι εκείνα που αναλαμβάνουν να προασπίσουν την ομαλότητα και να διαiωνίσουν την κοινωνική ειρήνη. Η φυλακή, λοιπόν, δηλώνει την κανονικότητα του κράτους. Μα και εμείς, που ζούμε υπο την εξουσία του, διαμορφώνουμε την καθημερινή ζωή μας και ορίζουμε το χρόνο μας με βάση τις ανάγκες του. Ζούμε σε ένα άυλο και ευρύχωρο κελί. Απο το οποίο, μπορεί να λείπουν τα κάγκελα, τα συρματοπλέγματα,η αποστειρωμένη ατμόσφαιρα, όμως υπάρχουν οι νόρμες, οι κανόνες, τα πρότυπα συμπεριφοράς και κάθε έκφανση της εξουσίας. Μιας εξουσίας που άλλοτε αποτυπώνεται στα πρόσωπα των εχθρών της ελευθερίας και άλλες φορές στα δικά μας. Οι ρόλοι εναλλάσσονται και το παιχνίδι της φυλακής συνεχίζεται…
Ας δοκιμάσουμε, λοιπόν, να σπάσουμε τις αλυσίδες που μας φορούν καθημερινά, εκείνες τις αλυσίδες που κάποιες φορές μακραίνουν και μας δίνουν την αίσθηση μιας πλασματικής ελευθερίας ή αυτές που μόνοι μας φορούμε και αρνούμαστε πεισματικά να αφαιρέσουμε.
Ας αρνηθούμε ολοκληρωτικά και ας επιτεθούμε συνολικά σε κάθε θεσμό, κάθε εξουσία, σε καθετί που εγγυάται την ανελευθερία μας, ακόμα κι αν αυτό είναι ο ίδιος μας ο εαυτός…
3 Reasons Why Martin Luther King Jr. Was Actually the Best
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
1. He was one of the most selfless American leaders. Ever.
Martin Luther King Jr. knew he would never see complete integration in his lifetime; he accepted the idea that he would only see a world where hate trumps love. Though he faced the most challenging of obstacles (20 stays in prison, stabbing, burned property) he still worked tirelessly for African Americans and minorities alike.
He even set a tone for justice in the nation after his passing. By dedicating his life to serving others, he ensured that all Americans to come would at least take one day a year to give back and help others. How many other leaders have agreed to that? I’m going to make an assumption that a future Donald Trump Day won’t be as popular.
“We have before us a glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization.”
2. He was the answer to our prayers 60 years ago.
We often look at Barack Obama and MLK in different contexts in history. But, Barack Obama and MLK have such a strong connection that cannot be overlooked. Not today.
Sixty years ago, we needed MLK. Not everyone knew it, but we did. In an era of deep-rooted hatred over pigmentation or trivial differences emerged someone who resurrected peace among the ashes of injustice.
BE AN UNDENIABLE FORCE OF CHANGE DESPITE BARRIERS IN YOUR WAY. MAKE YOUR VOICE BE HEARD. DON’T ACCEPT INJUSTICE OR HATE.
Today, Black Lives Matter is a national movement; Marriage of LGBTQ+ is recognized as legal on a federal level; Women hold nearly half of the country’s jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
To MLK, Obama signified who a Black man could be in future generations: The president of the United States.
“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
3. His work still speaks volumes to today’s generation.
We’re still using a myriad of MLK’s tactics today. Take the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday. MLK marched on Washington too. Other peaceful protests like sit-ins, walk-outs, petitions mark significant parallels to Dr. King’s America and ours. This is still a country where we believe that our words and actions are the manifestations of this country’s fabric.
So, don’t just take the day off today. Serve others. Be an undeniable force of change despite barriers in your way. Make your voice be heard. Don’t accept injustice or hate. These lessons, though preached to us time and again, should never be deemed archaic.
Check out this website for more of MLK’s quotable moments.
They didn’t spend all of 4B and 5A building her character up to show how strong she’s become.
They didn’t give her wounds that would eventually mimic Comic!Andrea’s scars and call them scars prematurely.
They gave her a more meaningful reunion with team family, specifically Daryl and Maggie.
They didn’t spend a ton of time and money on the Grady story line. The sets, the location, the extra actors all cost money.
They didn’t leave Grady standing and fully functional. When has that ever happened? (The quarry: overrun, the CDC: blew up, the Vatos’ nursing home: attacked and looted, the farm: overrun and burned to the ground, Woodbury: burned down, the prison: over run and destroyed, and Terminus: blown up and over run).
They showed us her funeral and didn’t admit to the fact that Tyreese’s funeral was an intentional misdirection in 510.
The theme song didn’t play.
The Bethfoot photo didn’t exist.
The music box didn’t play at opportune moments and wasn’t confirmed to be a reminder of Beth.
Daryl wearing Beth’s knife isn’t a plot point waiting to be resolved, along with his grief.
There weren’t so many blonde walkers with at least one of them being specifically cast to look like Beth.
AMC didn’t cancel Emily’s first panel post “Coda” and she hasn’t done a panel since.
Emily didn’t continue to talk about TWD in interviews while not promoting other roles.
One or two of these things on their own probably isn’t enough to make one suspicious, but when you put them all together, it’s just too much to ignore.