Let’s try an even more awesome example. In the war-ravaged African nation of Liberia, it’s the Muslims who are the minority in a nation that is overwhelmingly Christian. They were in the middle of two consecutive decades of civil war, where factions of warlords basically staged a reality show where whoever committed the most atrocities won the country. Finally, a woman named Leymah Roberta Gbowee started convincing other women – Muslims and Christians both – to stand up and demand an end to the war. From mosque to church they went, recruiting women who were as fed up as they were.

These women proceeded to get right in the faces of the warlords, demanding an end to the violence. Keep in mind, this isn’t like protesting in America, where maybe you get pepper sprayed and spend a night in jail on a disorderly conduct charge. These are warlords who used drugged children as battlefield drones and mutilated the faces and limbs of anyone who stood in their way. These are people who used rape as a military tactic.

But in 2003, this group of women protested and shouted and increased their numbers, demanding that the warring factions sit down at the peace table and hammer out a truce. And they did. They actually stopped the war just to shut them up. Liberia held its first democratic elections two years later.

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As early as the turn of the century, Berlin’s gay scene was attracting such notoriety that it frequently was mentioned in tourist literature, lifting up the city’s gay scene as proof of the evils of urban life and the dangers of modernity; in them, Berlin became the country’s Sodom and Gomorrah put together, a sure sign of the land’s degeneracy.


cupococoa  asked:

What do you think will realistically happen if the pacifist ending occurred in this world? like human sized talking animals and skeletons just appeared out of nowhere? How do you think the world will react?

Currently we kill each other for having skin with a different level of Melanin in it, and for how we may dress or speak, or for what religion you blindly follow. We are constantly afraid that immigrants will “steal our jobs” as if all jobs should only be filled by the people here, not the most qualified person for the job.

Those monsters would immediately be taken by the government, with special agents and SWAT moving in and killing any that didn’t obey, with the military using missiles to strike the monsters. It would be called a training exercise, the monsters would be contained and used for energy or military applications, and studied by scientists. Technology would be made to kill them. Any civilians that see them would be told it’s a marketing stunt for an upcoming monster movie, told it was a hoax, or killed or imprisioned in a mental institution.

Frisk would be taken and evaluated and studied, it would be determined that they hit their head when the fell down a hole, and that a combination of the brain trauma and active children’s imagination and possible mental illness caused hallucinations and imaginary friends as a coping mechanism for being lonely and struggling to survive. Frisk would end up being put in a children’s mental health institution or foster home, and parents charged with neglect and have custodial rights taken away (if Frisk has parents). Frisk would never see their friends again, and would be told that it was a hallucination and that it was just their imagination or mental illness and how scientifically impossible it would be for such a world as Undertale to exist.

The underground would be searched by the army and scientists, monsters killed or taken, and everything destroyed, the hole destroyed, and the caves destroyed and closed off, as part of a government mining operation.

If you ever thought that in real life the monsters would be okay and live in harmony, you clearly haven’t opened a history textbook or watched the news.