revolution kid

hamilton, a summary

hamilton : *beats jefferson in a cabinet battle*

hamilton : I’LL KICK JEFFERSON’S ASS

hamilton : *writes more essays than james madison*

hamilton: I’LL KICK MADISON’S ASS

hamilton: *publishes the reynolds pamphlet*

hamilton: I’LL KICK MY  O W N  ASS

“My grandmother demonstrating the Three-point belt as a model for Volvo, 1959.”

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GRIMM | 6.12

I thought I lost you once already tonight. Be careful.

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It was 1989.

It was late December and the previous night I came back from a ski trip with friends. Up in the mountains, no radio, no mobile phones, no nothing, this was communist Romania so we only found out in the train back that our world started to move. That Romanians had enough of that so called “communist dream” and started to fill up the streets, marching and demanding to overthrow that monument of corruption called the Romanian Communist Party, starting with its dreaded leader Ceausescu…

After a few hours of worried sleep I woke up in the late morning in the sound of chants coming form the main street. My mother was looking stunned out the window. “Look at them, they are coming from the Bargaie. They must have gathered at the factories there to march into town. They must be crazy, poor blokes… Securitatea are shooting at people on the streets you know? And the army… There are already victims everywhere, in Cluj, in Timisoara…” I looked out the window and felt like hardening every second “…and what are we doing now, mom?” “We? We… just wait here…” “But we cannot wait, mom! We cannot wait here… we must go and see what’s going on! Waiting here is, is, is just wrong!” said defiantly the teenager I was at the time. My mother started to weep “But, but your father? He’s out to get the daily bread ratio, he will be worried as hell seeing we’re missing?” “He will know where we are. Let’s go.” And off we went, scared but with no regrets, because we had to go. We met dad in the main square by sheer chance later, chanting with the others, and the rest is already known.

27 years later, the followers of that communist party had time to slowly morph into a proper mafia. They abandoned any illusion of ideology and thus, freed by the burden of maintaining principles, finally managed to attain full political control of the country. This week they started to modify the laws to fit their corrupt ways, to pardon their already jailed mafiosi, to make abuse and malpractice legal and to restrict whistleblowing. I’m thousands of kilometers away from that country now, but I know I must get out on the streets again - with the same deep hatred but more prowess. We are hundreds of thousands on the streets, again.

And I’m going now with my kid.

(not my photos, I still have to find the authors)
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Soooo I made a power point with some movie and TV recommendations for people who love the American Revolution as much as me. Hamilton has introduced so many new people to the subject and I can’t wait to share these with you! 

Bonus:

(I haven’t seen all the one’s in the last slide so I don’t know if they are all good or not, I will say I’m not a fan of The Patriot but some people might like it for the 18th century aesthetic or whatever)  

Attentional all Hamilton fans and new people in the history fandom (If you can call it a fandom tbh that kinda weirds me out) ! I have some recommendations for you to check out this Independence Day!!

1776:

Want to know where Lin go the line “Sit down John, you fat motherf*&%$!” well look no further! This is THE movie for you all to watch. Seriously it’s amazing. If you like Hamilton then PLEASE watch this. It’s a musical. It’s about the founding fathers. It’s about the writing of the declaration (and John Adams fighting literally everyone). Jefferson is gorgeous. Franklin’s a little shit. Adams is the smol one fighting everyone. It’s perfect. I mean look at this:

Originally posted by dothefreddy


Drunk History:

Specifically these episodes: John Adams vs Thomas Jefferson , Baron von Steuben , the Defection of Benedict Arnold , and of course Alexander Hamilton


Thomas Jefferson the Musical:

Just what it says. It’s short, about 10 mins, but it’s funny and the songs are catchy. Also, super secret slumber party.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYP7zhbHIyg


Felicity An American Girl Adventure:

Look its a fun adventure about a girl growing up in Williamsburg during the American Revolution. It’s a fantastic movie and covers a lot of issues during the day. Just watch it and trust me. Yes that is Shailene Woodley.

The Revolution:

This one is on the History Channel but I really love it, it’s amazing. Its a multi piece documentary on the American Revolution and it’s my favorite. 

Liberty Kids:

The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all 3 of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin. Its fun and educational!

TURN Washington Spies:

Not the most accurate but its very exciting and is about spies.

John Adams HBO miniseries:

Do I even need to say anything. 

IMAGINE ALFRED HANGING OUT WITH MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE AND ALSO AFTER CABINET BATTLE #2 HE IS CONFLICTED AND ASKS THE OG WASHINGTON FOR ADVICE FOR HOW TO DECIDE ON WHO MAKES MORE SENSE OMg. @sully-s

Side note: I cannot draw a child, kids. :)
Side side note: [ive been rapping all day unintentionally I’m ruined yo

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Riverdale | 1.08

I’m sorry, mom. I tried.