Apparently, the rule of “if I fits, I sits” also applied to suitcases.
This was a problem that Kent discovered when he came back from the bathroom. Kit had decided the best place to sit in the entire house was on top of his folded clothes.
Laughing softly, Kent snapped a picture and posted it onto Instagram before he gently removed her from his suitcase so he could finish packing. She protested and tried to climb back in again as soon as he’d set her aside.
“You can’t come,” he told her, but she ignored him and hopped back in.
After the fourth time, Kent gave up and stretched out onto his bed. It only took a few minutes before Kit finally abandoned the suitcase and settled on Kent’s chest instead.
“Kent, a former neo-Nazi,
credits an African-American parole officer named Tiffany Whittier with
helping him to see beyond skin color and changing his views about white
“If it wasn’t for her I would have seeped back into it,” said Kent. “I look at her as family.”
Whittier, 45, even inspired Kent, 38, to take down the Nazi flags he had
hanging in his living room and replace them with smiley faces.
“I’m not here to judge him. That’s not my job to judge. My job is to be that positive person in someone’s life,” Whittier said.
Added Kent, “When you wake up and see a smiley face, you’re going to go to work and you’re going to smile.”
Kent now works full-time on a chicken farm in Colorado, where all his co-workers are Hispanic.
“Before all this, I wouldn’t work for anybody or with anybody that
wasn’t white,” said Kent. “[Now] we have company parties, or they have
quinceañeras, I’m the only white guy there!”
Redemption Ink, a national non-profit that offers free removals of
hate-related tattoos, helped connect Kent with Fallen Heroes Tattoo in
Colorado to begin the 15-hour process of covering his swastikas. The
sterile environment is new to Kent who had his previous ink work done in
“I’ve never, never, never been inside of a tattoo shop getting a professional tattoo,” he said.
Kent believes the painful process will help him move forward after
spending years as a member of a violent skinhead group based in Arizona.
As a father of two young children, Kent also hopes his children will
see the world differently.
“I don’t want my kids to live the life I lived and live with hate,” said
Kent. “I want my kids to know me for who I am now—a good father, a hard
worker, and a good provider.””
I will always love you like the ocean loves the shoreline in gentle wakes, in violent waves, in rising tides from sinking moons. I will always love you and though I may recede, I will always always come back to you.
How dare someone say DC isn’t inspiring hope?! It is inspiring hope in a world where finding hope is hard. Superheroes shouldn’t enter a universe when everything is okay and be the source of rising tension and problems, they should enter the world when people have nothing else to believe in when they need inspiration!
The DC universe starts with Clark Kent being a hero in a world where people would turn against him. Clark Kent can’t find his place in the world, he is struggling with creating his own identity, but he is still saving lives. Lois finds him because everywhere he goes he saves people. The world is invaded and Clark is pushed as he would realistically to his breaking point (the destruction is the level it would be if a world ending fight had happened) the world is scared it needs hope. It needs superheroes to inspire. Criticize MOS all you want, everyone knows that if a being with God like powers showed up you bet your ass everything Martha feared would come true, but Clark still has enough faith in humanity to risk everything for it- how is that not hopeful?
BVS is apparently so dark, but the entire movie is about people who have lost hope regaining it. Clark struggles with being hated and feared, he struggles to deal with his sacrifice, as anyone would. He pushed himself to the breaking point for people, and yet they don’t trust him. Clark instead of breaking works hard to prove himself, he tries to be a hero for the world, to fit in. It isn’t easy for Clark, but it is worth it to him, Clark see’s enough good in humanity that he finds a reason to be their hero despite the fact that he doesn’t owe the world a goddamn thing.
Bruce has lost everything, he has lost his purpose, and he see’s the worst in Clark, as he see’s the worst in himself, and humanity. Bruce despite struggling with his PTSD finds a reason to trust again
because of Clark’s heroism. It’s Clark Kent’s embodiment of the most human principles (hope, trust, faith) that brings Bruce back from the edge. “Men are still good”
BVS shows heroes even when they lose hope can find it again. Diana is much the same, after a World War she doesn’t think that humanity deserves saving, but because she see’s a man with no power fight a losing battle, when she see’s a being much like herself risk everything despite being rejected she remembers why she fights! How is that not hopeful.
Suicide Squad begins with dealing with the fallout of Superman’s death, the world hasn’t simply gotten over it. However, horrible people, people who have no reason to trust each other, or fight for humanity, come together to save it because even the worst of us have the potential to do the right thing. The idea that no one is too far gone to save, that even with a bomb in your head you can choose to save someone you care about is shown. That is pure hope.
Hope is easy in a world where the hero can save everyone, hope is easy when people trust heroes from the start. But hope in a universe where your faith is constantly tested, now that is an achievement.