these-are-my-people

legioned  asked:

Marvel?


send me a fandom and i’ll list my 5 favorite characters

Oooh boy… I’m so not the Marvel fandom person… I might be only person on tumblr that’s not watched any Avenger movie… I just don’t get the it….until I saw Legion…

And then it all made sense. I needed this group to be my squad!

vergess  asked:

Have you ever written a similar post about disabled people and the holocaust? If you have, I haven't seen it, and I was just wondering if I missed it or if it ended up not happening on account of being such a tall order.

  1. I have written a lot of commentary about disabled people and the Holocaust, yeah. It may be scattered across many posts, but I can give you a short list of highlights:
  2. T4, the Nazi “euthanization” program, was literally where the Commandant of Treblinka figured out how to kill large numbers of people at a time
  3. Hans Asperger (as in Asperger’s Syndrome) deliberately mis-represented how autism/Asperger’s Syndrome manifested and what its ‘value’ is. The repercussions of this are felt by autistic people to this day. (see: Neurotribes, which details the direct links between Hans Asperger and today’s autism movement and the misconception of autism as a curable disease.)
  4. Since blindness and deafness were considered executable conditions, the D/deaf culture in Nazi-occupied territories, and other subcultures/cultures suffered immensely.
  5. About 200K people were murdered, including people who were starved to death and infants who were killed by starvation or IV drugs.
  6. We were literally called ‘life unworthy of life,’ a mentality which continues to present times. (See: Me Before You and other ‘better dead than alive’ disability snuff bullshit.)
  7. 350K or more women were sterilized (men were not counted) to prevent them from reproducing, because they were ‘likely’ to give birth to defective children. This included D/deaf, blind, epileptics, autistics, and even those who had alcoholic relatives.
  8. There was a public protest and then the program was moved out of public view.
  9. 14f13 was a program which was used to ‘weed out’ those already in camps who were ‘unfit for work,’ and is an example of intersectionality between other groups (Jews, Rroma, LGBTQIPA, Poles, German dissidents) and the disabled. Those who were briefly screened by doctors under this ‘program’ were taken out of work camps and sent to death camps because they were disabled.
  10. Do not think the US was free from blame here. During this time period several states, I know Indiana was one, had laws that made it possible to sterilize ‘the unfit’ without their consent.

Here are some links for your further reading and watching. All of them come with trigger warnings, obviously. Maybe at some point when I’m not so … upset… I can write another post. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCHjik64t5w

https://www.ushmm.org/research/research-in-collections/search-the-collections/bibliography/people-with-disabilities (contains a large bibliography for further reading)

https://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007683

http://www.theholocaustexplained.org/ks3/life-in-nazi-occupied-europe/non-jewish-minorities/disabled/

http://fcit.usf.edu/Holocaust/people/VICTHAND.htm LOTS of resources including a lot on the D/deaf community

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/disabled.html

http://ww2history.com/key_moments/Holocaust/Hitler_authorizes_killing_of_disabled

i’m lonely and
i don’t know how to make
it sound like poetry
anymore.


it’s just that i used to fall into friendships.
it’s just that most days i want to fall into
my bed or
my grave
and these bones are too
fragile for show and tell
and i’m like muesli with worse mental health and i don’t want anyone to
look at me except that i want everyone
to look at me and i don’t know what to say i don’t know what to
say i don’t know what to say to
anyone anyway and last year
my best friend
moved 413.4 miles away.
—  L.H

Why…why DO white people “dress up” as Mexicans for Cinco de Mayo?? Like, you ever just step back and wonder? Like, that’s really fucking weird. Could you imagine if everyone who isn’t white slapped baby powder on their faces and put on a white t shirt complete with barbecue stain and trucker hat for the 4th of July?