plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth

We’re told we have to pay taxes on pads and tampons because they’re “luxury items”. Apparently having blood oozing down your legs is an option.
—  A classmate of mine
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“Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree besides the river of truth, and tell the whole world: No, you move.” (Captain America, Spiderman #537)

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happy birthday, steven grant rogers! (july 4, 1918)

this nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. when the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world – “no, you move.”

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marvel movie meme → 1 avenger
∟  Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — “No, you move.”

Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something is wrong or something is right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth and tell the whole world – “No, you move." 

                                                           - Amazing Spider Man #537

there’s something so beautifully childlike and yet also utterly defiant about jemma and fitz sitting together on the floor of the lab that i’m really struggling to articulate here, but it’s something about how they’ve planted themselves in the place they believe in, by the ideals they believe in, by the person they believe in, and they refuse to move. sitting side by side, a united front in their lab, their place, and showing that they will not be forced into doing anything they don’t want to do. 

it reminds me of that steve rogers quote:

‘when the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world: no. YOU move.’

jemma and fitz sit there, shoulder to shoulder, hands clasped together tightly, and they watch their lab being taken over with terrified, fiery eyes that hold a single challenge: YOU move.

I knew I Sharon’s eulogy was familiar.
Captain America: Civil War Easter Egg - Nod to Amazing Spider-Man #537

“Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right.This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences.When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world––No you move.”

Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. 

This nation was founded on one principle above all else:
The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world –

“No, YOU move.”

~ Captain America, Civil War crossover

Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — ‘No, you move.’
— 

Steve Rogers, just a kid from Brooklyn

No matter what you’re up to today, keep Cap’s words in your mind and stand up for the belief that kindness can change the world, no matter how hard some people try to make you believe otherwise. 

Kindness Heroes, assemble!

Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world —

“No, you move.”

Amazing Spider-Man #537

flange5:

I LOVE that they make Rhodey the conscience & voice of principle-Tony’s the heart, desperately trying to keep the group together despite Steve being basically a toddler in 3 different ways, but Rhodey’s basically ‘this is right, & it had shit consequences, still right, so I don’t regret it.’ Steve’s like my students who cheat on papers want do-overs, expect their bad decisions never to have the obvs outcome, so they blame the person who warned them in the first place.

its actually HILARIOUS how steve was the one who heard,not said the quote “[This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences.] When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — “No, you move.” (from peggy thru sharon no less,,,….. does this mean Peggy Carter is the 616 steve we deserve??im down for this)

and the person who best embodies that quote was in fact Rhodey. No matter the consequences he doesnt regret his actions. tony has his regrets and pains and hurts. steve writes a whole fucking letter expressing he was sorry and that what he did was selfish and wrong. 

Rhodey is the one who loses the use of his legs from friendly fire. he has every right to be bitter and angry but he’s not. he planted himself beside the river of truth. Rhodey saw the bigger picture like vision and tony. Rhodey is humble enough to realize that no one is above accountability if you live on planet earth, and as heroes you need to respect the average person you are literally fighting to protect and serve. he fought for the world and doesnt regret it. 

Captain America: Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — “No, you move." 

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What is Deej quoting?

Steve, in Marvel 616 continuity: 

Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — “No, you move.”

From Amazing Spider-Man #537, part of the Civil War arc, writer J. Michael Straczynski

Compromise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that’s something wrong, that’s something right, even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say — No, you move.
—  Peggy Carter’s words as told by Sharon Carter, Captain America Civil War
Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree besides the river of truth, and tell the whole world - ‘No, YOU move.’
—  spoken by Captain America in Amazing Spider-Man #537 (comic book), written by Mark Millar
Just A Reminder

You don’t have to ship to cope for your ship to be valid! You don’t need a hall pass to enjoy something! You’re strong enough to face down the mob mentality on this site.

As Captain America says, “when the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world – No, YOU move.”

And do you know what the truth is?
The truth is that you are valid, your ships are valid, and your reasons for your ships are valid.

Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right.
This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences.
When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world - “no, you move.”
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- Captain America

Amazing Spider-Man #537 (2006)

  • bucky:can you move your seat up?
  • sam:Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — "No, you move."