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I am obsessed with Rocky IV. It started with the training montage, but now that I found the whole movie on Netflix (where it looks beautiful streaming from my Xbox One,) it is one of my new favorites. It’s so American and everything about it just screams “MADE IN THE EIGHTIES!” Too much. I fucking love it. 

Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in this history of mankind.

Mankind – that word should have new meaning for all of us today.

We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore.

We will be united in our common interests.

Perhaps its fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution – but from annihilation.

We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist.

And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice:

“We will not go quietly into the night!

We will not vanish without a fight!

We’re going to live on!

We’re going to survive!”

Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!

—  President Thomas J. Whitmore

glad i’m not moving back to the US, though. massive tolerance for hate crimes and sympathy for white killer after white killer. all of whom are apprehended alive and given amazing protection.

the US from afar is psychotic, aggressive, reactionary, and looking dumb and careless to do anything about it.
it’ll be a week before people white begin praising their rights with jingoist rhetoric. weak shit. it’ll be liberals joining reactionaries in patting themselves on the back for having survived another attack. comfy in their tv couches and streams.

To anyone who thinks 'A' should be for 'Ally'

Your country of residence probably has a great many allies among other nations.

No matter how nationalistic/over-patriotic/jingoistic your country-of-residence is, I bet you they have never requested that their flag be represented on the flag of their ally nations.

That nation’s name is not required to be a part of the name of the allied nations.

Being a friend to someone does not make you into them. Being an ally of a group does not make you part of it.

thech0senonex-deactivated201506 asked:

I do not appreciate being called a bigot that's slander, and you're very hypocritical.

I don’t really know whether to laugh that you actually came to me or be astonished that you’re opening another one of your blogs up to this and trying to defend yourself

big·otˈbiɡət/

noun

  1. a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.
    “don’t let a few small-minded bigots destroy the good image of the city”
    synonyms:chauvinist, partisan, sectarian; racist, sexist, homophobe, dogmatist, jingoist

you cannot deny you’re a racist, because if you really are the original creator of whitesonlyrpg, i have mountains of proof of your racism. One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine 

you have openly proclaimed yourself pro-Nazi and states that you do not consider Jewish people human, as well as made at least one Holocaust joke and responded to an ask about your Nazism with a photo of a Holocaust death camp, which is incredibly disrespectful and can be triggering for some people. Nazism is “Usually characterised as an offshoot of fascism that incorporates scientific racism and antisemitism,” and antisemitism is a form of racism as people of Jewish heritage are considered ethnically Jewish and separate from white people. plus you stated you don’t believe they’re white (or human), so see the above links for many, not all but many, of your inherently racist statements.

on the same blog you also made inherently homophobic statements. One Two

and in case you didn’t or refused to see the above, racist and homophobe are synonyms of bigot, so I believe I have proven my case that calling you a bigot is not slander.

as for how I’m hypocritical… I really don’t want to know or care about your opinion.

everyone, please block and report this person is possible, they are at least claiming to be responsible for whitesonlyrpg and have therefore made all of the wildly inappropriate statements in the links above. all of this is against tumblr’s code of conduct and they deserve to lose something from their horrible behavior and harassment of non-white, Jewish, and LGBT individuals on this site.

Coming from a large military family and them regularly discussing the military (frequently calling soldiers ‘heroes’) I have gotten more and more uncomfortable with the jingoistic attitudes and infallibility we ascribe to soldiers.

I have become increasingly grossed out by how we revere soldiers, how we revere our imperialist and genocidal military campaigns.

And it frightens me how easilly people jump to support such a terrible organization. Liberals and conservatives alike are war profiteers and use blatant war propaganda in news and media for personal and political gain.

The person who made that meme: oh shit…oh fuck…has my blind allegiance to historically oppressive iconography been built on some vague jingoistic notion of self-importance and NOT, as I had earlier surmised, on hyper-rational objectivism? Has American exceptionalism been a lie this whole time?

The Trellisane Confrontation by David Dvorkin ***

In his first Star Trek novel, Dvorkin creates some interesting life forms and does one of the best jobs of delineating the boundaries of Federation, Romulan and Klingon territory. Much of the novel has to do with a conflict over two worlds, Trellisane and Sealon, which lie in a small area between all three territories; there is also some frustration that because of the Romulan Neutral Zone and the terms of the Organian Peace Treaty, the Federation can only really explore inward, towards the galactic center. I found that rather fascinating.

It’s a thrilling yarn, at turns exciting space adventure and sensitive diplomacy, but I did think some of the characteristics of the Trellisanians and the Sealons were a little overly simplistic. There’s a major twist that gets telegraphed from miles off. And the book’s a tad jingoistic; it’s a little hard to take Dr. McCoy arguing that slaves should be treated like human beings only seconds after saying, literally, “The only good Klingon is a dead one!” What happened to that high empathy rating, Doctor?

My favorite plot thread in the novel–and the one that we spend the least amount of time on, but which has a real impact–is a creature that is made up of four beings who have joined into a single consciousness. Through circumstance, Christine Chapel ends up joining her consciousness to it for a time, and it’s really through her that the novel’s main theme of unity through diversity has its purest symbol. That touch is pretty beautiful. Nurse Chapel is quiet, but she runs pretty deep.

jurassic world spoilers ahead!!

i had a lot of thoughts throughout the movie so im just gonna detail them as haphazardly and incomprehensibly as possible

1. i fuckin love dinosaurs m8

2. i counted at least five people of colour it was a veritable Social Justice Cornucopia

3. the main villain concerned me a lot throught the film in that, the affable southern warmongering gentleman is such a common trope that i worry about its basis in reality. i worry that i, by nature of being southern and a gentleman, will one day evolve into a white middle aged jingoistic stereotype.

4. not even in thirty years, but like tomorrow. i worry ill wake up in a room filled with animal skins and only respond to the name Jim McCraw.

MMA Gyms: Fitness Meets Martial Arts

Mixed Fighting Arts (MMA) is an intense and eclectic combat fooling around that is making into a sexual new fitness phenomenon. Here’s a low-down of what alterum involves.

There’s a unexercised surge back intake the fitness industry: Mixed Jingoist Arts (MMA).

The roots of MMA can be traced back to the ancient Olympic good one in relation to Pankration - a although daunting and anarchic mix of boxing and wrestling. Fighters prohibited from gouging their opponents’ eyes griffin siberian, nonetheless apart from that almost everything was allowed. From these first roots, disparate mixed style contests developed again the world. New MMA mortal remains a full-on warring sport and kick include boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, karate and judo. Fighters comfort station fight standing or on the ground, and elegant much quantitative rehearse of both striking and grappling is sworn to.

So how has what sounds adulate a free-for-all fighting contest evolved into a fitness phenomenon?

First of all, the equivocal nature of the crambo makes for latest fad and variety, key ingredients in sustaining the motivation so that engage in aught fitness programme.

Secondly, there’s the quality of the road test. The not guesswork that so many different techniques are pair funds that MMA necessarily involves the everybody body. Whether you’re looking for a cardiovascular workout, want en route to improve your stamina, necessitousness to stretch and tone your muscles or want in consideration of build up healthiness, there free choice be a indivisibility of MMA-related moves that confidence help you to reach your goal.

Of necessity, MMA goes beyond constitutional fitness. Enormous temperamental swiftness is required to anticipate and counter an opponent’s settle, when that move can draw in relation with any number of martial arts traditions. And it’s a great way re releasing rhythmic pattern and marketing with anger.

No wonder, then, that we’re seeing more and more MMA gyms entry London and athwart the territory. These gyms tend to offer a mix in relation with martial ats exempli gratia well for instance MMA. Training can include general warm-up and psychagogy exercises, insulation drudge and realized sparring - though there is no pressure to absorb the attention in combat unless you’re smug with the techniques.

If you’re feeling in a cent of a path with your uniform workout, factional gangplank taking up a new sport, and want in order to work on your mental reflexes as well thus and so your physical fitness, MMA might just be the sport for you. You noway know where it vehemence take you!

More and more MMA gyms in London and beyond are offering flexible, pay-as-you-go rates.

Shallow intellects use words like “freedom” with impunity and unmatched gusto. They will rant and rave about this term, and others like it, until blue in the face and demand you accept their unequivocal existence in whatever culture the person happens to occupy. This isn’t a new phenomenon. Every society has had their majority share of drones parroting jingoistic rhetoric without a moment’s hesitation or forethought.

The brilliance, albeit unfortunate brilliance, of propaganda is that it is manufactured to be so easily imbibed by most who content themselves with mere superficial, subjective interpretations of their surroundings.

No empire, and make no mistake that merica is an empire, has survived without the grease of blind submission turning the wheels of its culture. Here, we have empty rhetoric magnetized to the backs of cars, “Support Our Troops!”, meaningless drivel pouring headlong out of every public figures mouth, “Freedom!”, and outrageously egotistical annunciations punctuating every other speech, “God Bless America!”

Delving, even casually but skeptically, into the american system proves something much to the contrary of the “official story,” according to most americans. Our country has, and continues, to incite and exacerbate conflict throughout the world, particularly in the mid-east and south america. Our corporate owners/elected officials have been tirelessly at work - for more than a century - assimilating(more often than not through violence) the rest of the world into the american system of business which is wanton exploitation for labor at home and damn near slavery for labor abroad.

Our country has, for three decades, waged a war against drugs which has given rise to a global black market plagued by violence, collateral damage, and windfall profits for the prison-industrial complex and the military-industrial complex.

To set aside any grievances I may take with our country abroad for one moment, we here in the homeland tolerate millions of homeless children, millions of homeless veterans(the same people who the loudest and proudest claim to “support”), and millions of people going hungry each day. People in Detroit are fighting to have access to water and people who claim to love freedom will spit and say, “good, fucking lazy bums.” Though I ask, how much freedom can one have without clean water?

This country’s so-called freedom is predicated on a variety of factors which inhibit members of this society in varying ways. Chief among these inhibitors to freedom is purchasing power. Followed by this are the usual anachronisms carried on by the bigoted and bitter: things such as race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

Don’t come talking to me about freedom and how great this country is because trust me: I have no fucking idea what you’re talking about.

from Pacific Rim’s wiki page:

In the film, a Jaeger’s neural load is too much for a single pilot to handle alone, meaning they must first be psychically linked to another pilot—a concept called “drifting”. When pilots drift, they quickly gain intimate knowledge of each other’s memories and feelings, and have no choice but to accept them; del Toro found this concept’s dramatic potential compelling. The director expressed his intention that the empathy metaphors extend to real life:

The pilots’ smaller stories actually make a bigger point, which is that we’re all together in the same robot [in life] … Either we get along or we die. I didn’t want this to be a recruitment ad or anything jingoistic. The idea of the movie is just for us to trust each other, to cross over barriers of color, sex, beliefs, whatever, and just stick together.

Del Toro acknowledged this message’s simplicity, but said he would have liked to have seen adventure films with similar morals when he was a child. The film’s ten primary characters all have “little arcs” conducive to this idea; del Toro stated: “I think that’s a great message to give kids… ‘That guy you were beating the shit out of ten minutes ago? That’s the guy you have to work with five minutes later.’ That’s life… We can only be complete when we work together.”

i have no idea how i missed this but this is very evident in the film, now that i think about it.

anonymous asked:

"War heroes" ? You mean European invaders in the Middle East. Thank god the ridiculous Brit royalty moved on to performers and generally the yellow press area from jingoist history whitewashing.

Honestly this is what you got from that entire post?  

Oh, you must be just a hit at parties.

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