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Abigail Adams: interracial relationships and immigration.

Everyone loves Abigail Adams, it is not difficult to conclude, and I do as well, however, I am a little concerned by the growing amount of people who seem to believe Abigail never did a single thing wrong in her life. She may of almost not done anything horrid but her views on certain aspects primarily concerning interracial relationships and immigrants are far from it. I have seen quite often historical women not being held accountable for their actions mainly, it seems, because they were women and facing injustices already for their sex. These women still held the same racist, xenophobic or sexist views we point to men of the time. It is a failure to recognize these regards especially those towards Abigail Adams. 

While Abigail never owned a slave in her life and was far ahead of her time when it came to the institution–she still was racist. On the 18th of September 1785 penned from her current residence in London while her husband, John Adams served in diplomatic missions, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her son-in-law William Stephens Smith. Having recently attended a London performance of Othello, Abigail Adams admitted her “disgust and horrour” at seeing the “Sooty” title character “touch the Gentle Desdemona.”

“I was last Evening however at Drury Lane and Saw for the first time Mrs. Siddons… She appeard in the tradegy of Othello, and acted the part of Desdemona. Othello was represented blacker than any affrican… I saw the sooty… [man] touch the fair Desdemona”

After the sentence above, she crossed out this text:

“but I So powerfull was prejudice that I could not seperate the coulour from the Man and by which means”

[…]

“That most incomparable Speach of Othellos lost half its force and Beauty, because I could not Seperate the coulour from the Man…”

To her sister, Elizabeth she wrote of the event:

“I lost much of the pleasure of the play from the Sooty appearance of the Moor… I could not separate the affrican colour from the man, nor prevent the disgust and hourror while filld my mind every time I saw him touch Gentle Desmodona.”

As you can see, even Abigail Adams who held a famous abhorrence for enslavement of slavery, still could not find in her self acceptance toward interracial relationships or discover a way she could put the races of these persons aside. Above she goes as far as to admit she could not separate the race from the character and held such a “powerfull” distaste at the performance that it ruined the entire night for her. It filled her with “disgust and hourror” to even witness a black touching a white. 

After the Alien and Sedition Acts were striding through Congress during her husband’s presidency, she grew embittered over the published public scorn against him and the Acts. She wrote fervent letters in support of the Alien and Sedition Acts. Until Congress passed a sedition ill, she warned her sister-in-law that nothing would halt the “wicked and base violent and calumniating abuse” of the Republican papers.” She added that in “any other country, Bache [in reference to Benjamin Franklin Bache, grandson of the founder Benjamin Franklin who authored a famous Republican paper titled the Aurora before dying of yellow fever in 1798] and all of his papers would have been seized long ago.” 

She hoped the Alien Act would be invoked to out the Swiss-born Republican Albert Gallatin, a leader in the House of Representatives after James Madison’s departure. She considered the immigrant Gallatin a traitor to his country. Abigail also distrusted immigrants, averting that “a more careful and attentive watch ought to be kept over foreigners.”

It is beliefs such as these that I frequently observe being swept under the rug. Abigail Adams was in no way pure and could not locate in herself a way to overlook race nor was she for immigrants, the very thing her country was founded upon. 

anonymous asked:

omg that too hot scenario with jr. was... too hot kekeke. Can you make another one with JB? Thanks!

(Again, thank you for being patient for this scenario!)

Too Hot Game: A game where the two players kiss without stopping and without touching each other. If one player touches the other, s/he loses. The winner gets to do whatever s/he wants to the loser.

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To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Sewer Clown. The horrour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the scares will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Sewer Clown’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these spookies, to realise that they’re not just scary- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Sewer Clown truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in Sewer Clown’s existential catchphrase “Beep Beep Richie,” which itself is a cryptic reference to beeping. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Stephen King’s genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pitythem. 😂

And yes, by the way, i DO have a Sewer King tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎

Has anyone else noticed this? 

Hawksmoor is a 1985 novel written by Peter Ackroyd. 

“’There is no Light without Darknesse
and no Substance without Shaddowe’

So proclaims Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and the man with a commission to build seven London churches to stand as beacons of the enlightenment. But Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church - to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity. Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches - crimes that make no sense to the modern mind . . Also from Wiki is this exegesis on the book’s interpretation/handling of the subject of ‘time’” - the book’s synopsis on Amazon.

Also this, from Wikipedia -

The nature of time

Hawksmoor transports an idea of time that is detrimental to the idea of time as a linearly progressing direction in time. “Ackroyd’s aim is […] to expose the linear character of time […] for the fabrication that it is, and to propel his readers into a zone of full temporal simultaneity.” This is achieved by parallelling numerous events happening in 18th-century and 1980s London thus indicating that Dyer and Hawksmoor experience more than only their own time. A symbol for this idea of a simultaneity of different layers of time is the uroborus:

Truly Time is a vast Denful of Horrour, round about which a Serpent winds and in the winding bites itself by the Tail. Now, now is the Flour, every Hour, every part of an Flour, every Moment, which in its end does begin again and never ceases to end: a beginning continuing, always ending.

This feature of Ackroyd’s novel has been seen in scholarly research as distinctive postmodern: “One of the features of postmodern novels is to organise narrative time in non-linear fashion and to present the story line as fragmented and disrupted.” This problematises reality by questioning scientific laws that governing time as well as social and cultural ideas of time that help to construct the western concept of reality. “There are no rational explanations for the time slips that occur between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries and, in some respects, the novel is a problematisation of that rational thinking that seeks causality and linearity.” The reader has to accept Ackroyd’s treatment of time in order to understand the novel.

Ackroyd himself called his concept of time in Hawksmoor “the perpetual present of the past” which “reemerges in the most unlikely ways.”

Sadly I myself do not own a copy of the novel, but I’d be very interested to know what is featured on page ‘17′ that might lend itself to any emerging links/parallels/theories concerning this little hidden feature in TST.  

anonymous asked:

What did Abigail Adams say about Othello? Sorry if I'm bothering you, but I just saw that other ask and I wanted to know.

On the 18th of September 1785 penned from her current residence in London, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her son-in-law William Stephens Smith. Having recently attended a London performance of Othello, Abigail Adams admitted her “disgust and horrour” at seeing the “Sooty” title character “touch the Gentle Desdemona.”

“I was last Evening however at Drury Lane and Saw for the first time Mrs. Siddons… She appeard in the tradegy of Othello, and acted the part of Desdemona. Othello was represented blacker than any affrican… I saw the sooty… [man] touch the fair Desdemona”

After the sentence above, she crossed out this text:

<but I So powerfull was prejudice that I could not seperate the coulour from the Man and by which means>

Continued:

“That most incomparable Speach of Othellos lost half its force and Beauty, because I could not Seperate the coulour from the Man…”

To her sister, Elizabeth:

“I lost much of the pleasure of the play from the Sooty appearance of the Moor… I could not separate the affrican colour from the man, nor prevent the disgust and hourror while filld my mind every time I saw him touch Gentle Desmodona.”

As it seems, even Abigail Adams who held a famous abhorrence for the institution of slavery, still could not find in her self acceptance toward interracial relationships. 

anonymous asked:

Can you please write a "what woulds" for how the member would react to seeing a really scary movie? Thanks!

Mark: I don’t think he’s one of those people who put on this ‘cool guy’ act but in reality they’re pretty scared, that doesn’t sound like him at all. I’m pretty sure he’d actually be alright with watching a really scary movie (might let out a yell here and there). I think psychological-horrour movies might scar him for a bit though.

JB: He wouldn’t really scream while watching a scary movie, he’d be the type to kind of just jump in his seat a bit, but not get really affected by it. If the members asked if he was scared, he’d say that it was a bit surprising for him, but it wasn’t scary (but he may need to wake up Youngjae to stand outside the door while he uses the bathroom at night).

Jackson: He’d definitely put on the ‘tough/cool guy’ act on. Before the movie, he’d say something like, “Oh, I used to watch these types of movies with my friends back home. They’re nothing!” Later on when he’s watching it, he’ll jump at every surprising moment and scream his famous hyena-screech every now and as well. But at the end, he’ll say that he loved the movie.

Jr: I imagine he wouldn’t be that scared. I can see him grasp his chest or a nearby member anytime something shocking or surprising happened in the movie. He may end up screaming along with the rest of the members, but it’d just be for fun, not because he’s actually scared of it.

Youngjae: I think he’ll just stay next to a member and cuddle up next to him (probably Jackson) as they both scream in terrour over the movie they’re watching. He’d let go every once in a while and talk to himself like, “Youngjae-yah, that wasn’t that bad..” but as soon as another thing pops up, he’s back to his original position.

Bam Bam: He would most likely scream and cover his face during the scary parts, but for the most part, he’d be really into the movie. He’d be that little prick to mess with the other members as they watch the movie. He’d be so into it that he’ll probably quietly let his hand walk to another member and then he’d say “Boo!” as he tackles them.

Yoogyeom: (Poor maknae!) He looks like he’s the member that gets scared easily (next to Jackson) so he’d probably be really bad when it comes to really scary movies. Were a surprising scene to come up, he’d scream along with the rest of the members, but his scream would linger on even after the scene is over as he clings onto the nearest member.

anonymous asked:

hi! i'm really new to this pairing - because i'm more inclined to hunhan - but my sister convinced me to try reading at least one xiuhan fic and i just want u to rec me a fic that would convince me that "fine FINE XIUHAN IS YES CUTE ADORABLE PERFECT". is that okay? thank you! :D

There are so many good Xiuhan fics out there tho!!1 Oh god, ok. I will list several fics that I absolutely adore (hardly any angst, just to get you started.) Some are fairly new and others come from the first dabbles into the Xiuhan fic fandom. Take your pick!

(in no particular order)

Enjoy!!

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