1) The War Between the States wasn’t over slavery, rather the states’ ability to secede from the Union. The Southern States did secede in major part due to fears over the future of slavery and being in a perpetual political minority if slavery was not allowed to expand westward and thus keep the balance of free vs slave states in the Senate. 4 states seceded after Lincoln called up volunteers to invade the South, so their reasoning was more in the fact of not wanting to invade fellow slave states rather than slavery by itself
2) Prior to hostilities, the Corwin Amendment was proposed in order to placate the South into remaining in the Union. “
No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or
give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State,
with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held
to labor or service by the laws of said State”. This in effect would have made slavery legal forever, or rather near impossible to make illegal on the Federal level. It was endorsed by both Buchanan and Lincoln prior to Fort Sumter.
3) The famous quote about the Confederate Flag,
“As a people we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy
of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would
thus be emblematical of our cause.”, is not about this
but the 2nd national flag
which was used from 1862 to 1865 before being replaced by this
where the red stripe was added to make sure it would not be mistaken for the flag of surrender.
4) “The South would never give up slavery” is demonstratively false. In late 1864, President Davis, after initially rejecting Duncan Kenner’s, a representative from Louisiana and one of the largest single slave owners in the CSA, plan to trade the abolition of slavery for international recognition, finally agreed to send Kenner to France to talk to Napoleon III and later to the Prime Minister of the UK. It ultimately failed, and Lee surrendered shortly afterwards, but all the same the President and his cabinet placed independence over slavery at the end.
5) “Lincoln the Emancipator” I’ll let Honest Abe speak for himself: “
My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not
either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without
freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all
the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and
leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and
the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and
what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to
save the Union.
I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the
white and black races. There is physical difference between the two
which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living
together upon the footing of perfect equality, and inasmuch as it
becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge
Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior
5a) To add to this, the Emancipation Proclamation did not free any slaves, as the only areas it was in effect was not under Federal control, and he 4 border states that did not secede were not included in the Proclamation. This was due to the fact that Lincoln did not want to swing those states over to the CSA as Kentucky was vital to the war effort of the North so that the Ohio River remained in Northern hands. In an ironic twist, the former CSA states had their slaves freed before the border states did, as they were under military jurisdiction/ martial law.
This is by no means exhaustive, and will be added to as I get time/ information. If you have anything to add, or I forgot something, let me know. I’m making this because I see a lot of disinfo about the WBTS and the CSA, which I cannot abide. Deo Vindice
I did a cover of “Birds” from Ultimate Storytime. It’s only the first verse and chorus, maybe I’ll do the full song eventually, and the chords are adjusted slightly for my voice - I’m no @originalshortdude! Terrence has PIPES!
I worked out chords for myself and did this in 1 take, so I hope you enjoy. It’s a very raw cover.
Child services and police had at least 12 opportunities to save the life of 8-year-old, Victoria
Climbié. Instead, she died of 128 seperate injuries, leaving the world to question: How could a child in Britain die like this? Her life was short and tragic; her brutal murder went on to prompt the largest review of child protection in the UK and ultimately produced major change in child protection policies. Born in Abbo, Côte d’Ivoire on 2 November 1991, Victoria left the country with her great-aunt, Marie-Thérèse Kouao, a French citizen who had told the Climbié family that she wanted to foster a child and give them a proper education. Victoria was more than pleased to accompany her back to France for a life she assumed would be filled with opportunities; sadly, nothing could be further from the truth.
Kouao, an unemployed mother of three, appeared to reap the child benefits she received from having an extra child and this was the sole purpose of bringing Victoria back to France. When they arrived in France, Kouao enrolled Victoria in school but as early as the following month, the teachers had began to notice that Victoria was absent an awful lot, was falling asleep in class, and on the last day she was seen at school, she appeared to have a shaven head and was wearing a wig. Kouao was eventually kicked out of her home due to not paying rent.
On 24 April, 1999, they left France and travelled to the United Kingdom where they settled in Ealing, London and the abuse got progressively worse. Over the course of the following year, Kouao and her new boyfriend, Carl Manning, subjected Victoria to unthinkable torture and abuse. She was burnt with cigarettes, tied up for periods longer than 24 hours, beaten with bike chains, hammers, and wires. On one occasion, Victoria was taken to hospital where her left eyelid was practically hanging off and she had a number of burns on her face - Kouao and Manning claimed these injuries were self-inflicted and were sent on their way. She visited the hospital a second time with severe scalding to her head. The doctor and social services both noted that she was being abused, but again, she was discharged and sent back home to endure more suffering.
Victoria had been in contact with the police, social services, the NHS, the NSPCC, and even local churches, who were all fully aware of her abuse due to the clear signs of abuse on her appearance, yet nothing was done. One social worker even claimed she was just suffering from scabies while a priest claimed she had been possessed by the devil. The suffering finally came to an abrupt halt on 25 February, 2000, when Victoria Climbié passed away, alone. She suffered from hypothermia, multiple organ failure, and malnutrition, as well as the numerous burns and injuries on her body. An autopsy uncovered 128 separate injuries on the little girls body and described it as the worst case of child abuse he had ever witnessed. Both Manning and Kouano were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.
“Mine,” Sousuke growls into the flesh of Rin’s ass, squeezing one cheek with his hand while he bites and sucks on the other one. His boyfriend’s thighs and ass are already littered with bite marks and hickies, marking Rin and claiming him as Sousuke’s.
“Y-Yours,” Rin gasps back.
“I don’t like the way he is with you,” Sousuke says, circling Rin’s clenching hole with his thumb and teasing at the possibility of pushing it inside.
“He - He’s just a friend. Kisumi is - ahh!” Rin begins but his words dissolve into a cry when Sousuke brings his hand down on his ass, bringing back the red that had started to fade. “Do - Do it again! Ngh!”
Sousuke licks over the abused skin, smirking and bringing his palm down on Rin’s upper thigh without warning. He pushes just the tip of his finger into Rin and then pulls away, letting the redhead whine as the sensation leaves him.
yet, fandom turns him into a perfect, domestic wife. I don’t want to point
fingers, but DeValier’s college!AU had a near-perfect Finland, complete with
giant, sparkling eyes and dreams of a domestic life with a white-picket fence.
that’s how people describe him, too. He’s waif-like, small, and probably wears
short-shorts in whatever Fanfic he’s in because people can’t pull him out of
Uke-dom. He trails after Sweden, and goodness knows he has to be a virgin. It’s
so frustrating to see anything interesting about him bleached out.
blame the fact that Hima never shows Finland without Sweden. They’re always together,
so anything interesting about Finland has to be connected to Sweden. It’s hard
to separate a character from his pairing if the source material doesn’t help
you out much.
that’s your job as a writer.
real life, Finland is nothing like that. He likes alcohol, and doesn’t like
being referred to as Sweden’s wife. It’s not funny, you guys. He’s close with
Estonia and likes putting on weird festivals. He’s bad at naming things. He’s a
quiet, mature nation. He’s nice, a little clumsy and awkward, but that doesn’t
hi, i was just wondering why you dislike sheith? i can see why myself but i was just wondering why u do?
okay so let’s pretend that the ages weren’t confirmed.
it fucking decimates keith’s character and makes him out as the Ultimate Uke Pinup Boy™. a soft delicate flower made to be touched by shiro only (gagging). and gal/ra!kei/th in sh/eith is like, why would shiro think it’s hot? shiro has ptsd from his time with the galra. and shiro is such a good guy but the shippers make him out as some “sex god dad/dy” and i’m like, well, wherever you fucking pulled that out from.
like even if the ages were not confirmed, their behaviors are clearly one of a mature man who has seen shit and a hotheaded teen. and the fucking size difference IDK!!! squicks me out
Yaoi Tropes. fucking everywhere. yaoi is pretty heteronormative in the first place, with the Big Buff Seme and the Waif Uke. (ties into the first point but w/e it still grosses me out!!). one half of the relationship is “manly” while the other is “feminine” like what kind of fucking shit is this (and all the time!! keith is the feminine one)
Favors white-passing boys instead of the interracial relationships (k/lance n sh/allura) and aLWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS THEY FUCKING. MAKE LANCE OUT AS LEAST DESIRABLE. Like keith prefers shiro and it fucKING KILLS ME BC I SEE YOU, PPL WHO MAKE FICS N COMICS ABOUT LANCE GETTING HIS HEARTBROKEN. like that is so fucking colorist. just say straight up that you think lance is ugly because of his skin.
asian fetishization, especially light-skinned asians. i’ve seen so many “”””headcanon posts”””” where they hc keith as korean and shiro as japanese and they are grossly stereotypical and lack research put into the fucking cultures.
also, asian men are often portrayed as feminine, especially in (white) western media, so showing either of them (usually keith) as excessively demure only plays into stereotypes and tropes.
also pre-kerberos ship is gross bc keith was a student and shiro was definitely graduated. like definitely canon. (ew)