“This was an actual game played at circuses & carnivals, mostly in celebration of “INDEPENDENCE DAY”, all over America from the late 19th century well into the early 1940s. 3 balls cost them a dime to hit a grinning Black CHILD peeking through a platform painted to resemble an African jungle while the child’s head appeared through the open mouth of a crocodile. This is a part of our history that you will NEVER see in any textbook or any class. Get in tune my people, to be ignorant of the past is to be blinded going into the future….
Context: I grew up in a family of nerds, and superheroes were always a really big part of my childhood. Captain America was a favorite, and he kind of became my family’s standard for good behavior and just generally being a Nice Person. (If one of the kids started a fight they’d get hit with, “What would Captain America think of how you’re acting?”, stuff like that.)
So when I got to high school and started dating, my mom told me something that sounds funny but in retrospect actually turned out to be really good advice:
“Date someone who treats you the way Captain America would. Never settle for less.”
And this has actually helped me so much in my dating life, through high school and into my adult years, because even if it’s a little silly, it’s been really helpful to have that standard in the back of my mind when I’m first going into a relationship.
Would Captain America ignore my calls? Would Captain America forget my birthday? Would Captain America get mad at me for cancelling a date because a family emergency came up? If the answer is no, then I know that the person I’m currently dating does not meet my standards, and that I need to break things off before they get too serious.
And your standard absolutely does not have to be Captain America, specifically. It can be any person, male or female, real or fictional, who is known for being respectful and considerate. It can even be an imaginary “soulmate” that you make up yourself. The point is to have a specific idea of how you expect to be treated by your romantic partners, and to refuse to compromise or settle for less. (Just make sure you’re holding yourself to the same standards – you can’t expect to date superheroes if you’re going to treat your partners the way a supervillain would.) This is a really good way to keep yourself from falling into bad relationships where you aren’t treated with the respect and care you deserve.
TL;DR: You deserve to date people who are respectful and considerate of you. You deserve a Captain America. Don’t settle for less.
I fought Adolf Hitler not because America was great, but because it was fragile! I knew that liberty could as easily be snuffed out here as in Nazi Germany! As a people, we were no different from them!
— What If? #44
A happy 97th birthday to the real Steve Rogers, wherever you are. Please come back soon.
You don’t have to like North Korea to recognize that they are not and have never been the aggressors in the current conflict. The U.S. committing genocide during the Korean war. We bombed damn near everything in the country and it was estimated that we killed 20% of the population. They are still digging up mines and explosives left behind by the Korean War TO THIS DAY.
Say what you will about how their government treat their citizens, but the United States has proven entirely willing to do much, MUCH worse and any understanding of the North Korean conflict that paints them as the sole aggressors is fundamentally ignorant of history. America is not and has never been the good guys here.
If your criticisms of America under Trump focus exclusively on the “Trump” and ignore the “America” - the longstanding and deep-seated issues that coagulated under Republican and Democrat alike - your “Resistance” will be a flash in the pan, and you will not be able to accomplish any long-term change.
Anyone defending him is completely ignorant to what he’s actually doing. A few times a week he is doing something that sets us backwords and people refuse to see it and actually do research. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why he has people defending him with everything they have.
I’m honestly embarrassed for our country. I have been relatively quiet because I wanted to “give him a chance” and hoped our Congress would keep him at bay but the unchecked executive orders has me giving up on the miniscule hope I had that he wouldn’t set us too far back.
Ok Operation Fortitude is such a aph America plan I’m suprize I’ve never heard about it before. (But then again it could be in the web comic or manga and I would be none the wiser.) Anyways Fortitude was part of Operation Bodyguard which where a series of plans to keep D-Day motives hidden from the Germans.
America came up with a plan combining Hollywood magic and German little understanding of the American people; Basically they made a bunch of fake tanks and stationed General Patton ( One of America’s great generals in WW2. Who was taken out of command for 11 moths for slapping a shell shock soldier.) Making Hitler think that the main fight would be coming from Kent not Normandy.
And It totally worked.
But If you think about America explain to his fellow Allies it sounds a bit ridiculous. I read some where that the these nations where the ones that fought on D-Day France also fought but D-Day was kinda like taking France back so I like to think that D-Day was rescue plan. If your confuse on the girl on England’s left it’s Czechoslovakia