Chinese people are being left out of almost every discussion of rising xenophobia in the U.S. which is really irresponsible given that most Americans can’t/won’t tell the difference between different Asians and Trump won over many of his followers with a “China, specifically, is out here to drain America dry” message. And you know damn well that the Yellow Peril is going to come back into the national psyche.
And there’s not a lot of us out here and we have a very weak history of activism, so if shit hits the fan people could do essentially whatever they wanted to the diaspora community.
TL;DR if you want to believe that the Chinese diaspora is too statistically insignificant to be worth discussing when thinking about xenophobia you are wrong and you are basically leaving a lot of people for dead
Newt Gingrich went on Hannity Wednesday night to discuss the London attack. The discussion veered into America’s so-called “issues with refugees and migrants,” as host Sean Hannity described them.
Gingrich replied that Americans needed to get over the “mythology” that people from different cultures can coexist peacefully in the same country:
“[Part] of it is when people come here, we need to go back to teaching people how to be American — to assimilating them into an American civilization,” Gingrich said. “We absorb lots of people from lots of places. We can do it again, but part of that requires that we defeat this left-wing mythology that you can be multicultural and still be a single country.”
Gingrich assumes that there is one monolithic “American” culture — implying one centered on white Americans — that all others must conform to in order for the U.S to function properly. He frames the idea of different cultures living in harmony as a “myth” compounded by immigrants unwillingness to assimilate.
Yet it seems not to have occurred to Gingrich that maybe he is the problem, not immigrants. The U.S. has certainly had trouble getting people from different races to coexist peacefully.
But most of that can be attributed to our centuries-long history of white supremacy. Read more (3/23/17 11 AM)
One day, all the main actors of MARVEL will have completed their contracts and moved on to do other movies. We’ll be left with Loki, Bucky, and Sam, whose actors have 9-movie contracts but who have all only been in 3 movies each.
When that time comes we will get a new series of MARVEL movies…
Bucky and Sam vs. Loki: This Guy Again
Sam and Loki vs. the Winter Soldier: Why Are We Still Here
Sam vs Bucky: Who Will be the Next Captain America? (Hint: It’s Loki)
Of course, Robert Downey Junior’s contract will never end because there can never be another Tony Stark in our lifetimes. Maybe he’ll get to judge who will be America’s Next Top Captain. “You call that Captain America? Come on, you haven’t even jumped out of a window yet! Show me some self-righteous bullheadedness, boys.”
laurenjauregui: I’ve cried and I’ve thought and vented. I’ve been angry and sad and so hurt by the prospect of so many people around me feeling validated in their hatred or frightened for their safety and future. There is no in between. There is no justification for the support of such a person. I have been consuming for too long..being part of it for too long. There is way too much to be fighting for right now in this world. @lenadunham posted this with a beautiful beautiful caption..in these hours of darkness all we can do is come together and let our voices be heard as loud and as peacefully and as united as we can. We the people, of the United States of America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave will have to organize and act and fight peacefully for our rights as the beautiful melting pot of human expression we are. We need to show the world that we are not afraid to be who we are. We are not tolerant of injustice and intolerance and ignorance. We are intelligent and strong and beautiful and we will NEVER allow our voices to be silenced. Not while my Constitution gives me a right to organize and protest and be involved and speak. I will use my voice for those who feel they do not have one, and we will all come together and fight this battle of social reform once and for all! Let’s show them that we are brave and that we spread love and peace and take no shit from anyone who expects our acceptance of their hatred. We will love them harder, because they can’t see the world we do. The world of safety and peace where no matter who we are, or where we come from, or how we choose to navigate this crazy world we’ve been given..we ALL have the right to Liberty and Justice and Happiness. I love you all! Keep spreading your love and your light and who you are. I encourage you to go out into your communities and be part of movements around you with people who are just as sick of this shit as we are. Let’s use our light and voices! Let’s start moving this darkness out of our consciousness and seriously find each other and the Earth again. I’m working on some stuff right now..putting together things getting in contact with people..We’ll do this the right way, the smart way.❤️❤️
Just donated $5, XD! Um, so Cap drabble??? *scratches head trying to think of a good one* Bucky!Cap finds a hurt puppy after a mission. Cue puppy-dog eyes at Sam and wanting to keep it. XD!
The puppy was young – old enough to be a little awkward, but young enough he was still obviously a puppy – and probably desperate. He looked thin, and he didn’t shy away from Bucky’s arm the way most dogs did.
“Cap,” Sam called, from a few floors up, looking down into the alley. “We should move, man, emergency services will be here soon and we can’t do anything more here.”
Bucky made a soft shushing noise, directed more at the puppy than at Sam as it limped towards him. “That’s right, brother,” he muttered. “Come to Captain America, truth justice liberty, blah blah…”
Steve, who had rescued everyone from little kids to heavyweight wrestlers in his day, used to pick up the odd cat or dog (once, infamously, a snake) but he usually handed them off to emergency services. Firemen were suckers for kittens. Bucky hadn’t rescued any animals As Captain America yet, usually because of the arm, but also because he wasn’t sure he was capable of giving one away once it crawled into his lap.
The puppy – black wispy terrier-fur, a long foxlike snout, bright blue eyes – snuffled at Bucky’s fingers, then ducked under them and made straight for his feet, still limping but making very good time. It grabbed onto the criss-crossed laces on his boots and began worrying it with soft, squeaking growls.
“Funny, I got a best friend who used to be that way,” Bucky told him.
“Cap, did you hear me?” Sam asked, landing next to him in the alley, wings folded in. The puppy looked up and whuffed disdainfully. Bucky gathered it into his hands, careful of the front left leg, and straightened up.
Sam looked at the dog, then at Bucky, whose eyes were wide and hopeful behind the helmet’s mask.
“We can give him to a fireman,” he said, voice indicating he knew it was hopeless.
“OR,” Bucky suggested, “We can name him Scout and he can be Captain America’s sidekick.”
Sam sighed. “Are we gonna take him to the vet in-uniform, or do we get to go home and change first?”
“Uniform,” Bucky said, turning and marching confidently out of the alley, now that he’d won. “I bet they give us a discount for being superheroes.”
Read this, share it, e-mail it to everyone you know, print it out, hand it out on the street, meme-ify it, disseminate it everywhere you go. Most importantly, CARRY OUT WHAT IT CHARGES YOU TO DO. Start immediately. Start today. We have very little time. From a friend who asked not to be identified:
“A few suggestions for people:
I feel the bottom line for America is that everyone will have to be more political. And that this will last the rest of our lives. We have to understand that America has been lucky, not special, to avoid the degree of misrule that is coming, and that volunteering for the occasional candidate or sitting out the occasional election can’t be how things work any longer.
— Call your senators and congresspeople, preferably at the relevant district/state office. Try calls over writing. Every single time there’s an upcoming vote or something else you want them to oppose or support, call. Build it into the routine of your day. There will be something to call about nearly every day.
— This is especially important in mixed states with close races and large numbers of people voting Democratic. Use the complacency of the right. If those silent Trump voters remain silent when it comes to votes in the House or Senate but progressive people flood the lines, it can tip the scale for right-leaning Democrats and moderate Republicans who might do something stupid. Heavy volumes of calls are something congressional reps definitely heed. Senators less so, but still.
— For 2018 midterms, start now. If you can give time, give time. If you can give money, give money. If you can give both, give both. Try to give both. It’s absolutely crucial. More than twice as many Democrats/independents as Republicans have terms expiring in the Senate; in the House, of course, all seats are up for grabs. If Trump gets 60 in the Senate, it’s going to be catastrophic. View 2018 as you would have viewed this race had Trump led the polls.
— Not very many governorships are really up for grabs, but state legislatures are important. Democrats control very few state legislatures, even if you count those where they control one house. This leaves them barely able to block potential constitutional amendments, and it leaves congressional districts totally gerrymandered for the G.O.P. All politics is local, etc., so even though these races aren’t sexy, pay attention and get involved.
— Donate. Not only should you donate to every Democratic senator, congressperson, state legislator, and governor (incumbent or candidate for those offices) in your state or districts, you should donate to organizations that preserve civil liberties, education, LGBT rights, medical care, reproductive rights/services, and the environment. For most middle- and upper-income people, your taxes are about to be lower. Tax yourself if you want the country and the government to look how you wish it could look.
— If 10 million people gave $100 total across all these races, that would be a huge war chest. If 10 million people gave 100 hours over the next two years, that would be an almost uncountable amount of effort. Be a part of that, and harass everyone you know to get involved. This is now a part of your duty as a citizen; sit still for five minutes thinking about that and see if you start to feel it.
— Register voters. Do it in your state, and if your state is deep blue and you grew up in a state that’s in any way a tossup, go home for a visit and help register voters. Or go to the borderline state next door and do it. The closer to home, in whatever sense of home, the better.
— Encourage third-party candidates who run grassroots campaigns and seek to build up a viable support base for local and state elections. Oppose random vanity/spoiler candidates for high office with no party base and scant background in public service. The Democratic Party isn’t the only way forward in the long term, and its platform and leadership have for years been in need of profound reform, but be realistic about the current duopoly on political infrastructure and capability. Push the Party as hard as you can, particularly to espouse a clear and ambitious message of economic justice. Do not let them be pulled rightward into an ideological no-man’s (and certainly -woman’s!) land.
— Meanwhile, seek common cause with people who may not agree with your entire worldview but with whom progressives can work on certain issues. Conservative religious people with scruples about the environment or the character of our leaders, for example. Remember that there are decent people in almost every corner.
— If you don’t know a lot about U.S. history, educate yourself.
— Talk to people outside your comfort zone, and listen. Participate in activities outside your norm and have an open mind. (As an aside, an example for me: Since exposing myself to gun culture and doing my concealed handgun license class, I understand gun folks much better. That understanding doesn’t mean you’re going to magically “swing” someone who matches your personal stereotype of an ignorant gun nut, but it’s useful. This is separate and distinct from canvassing, though it can help when it comes to that.)
— Do not normalize unconstitutional policies or behavior that undermines civil society. Have a good response to false equivalencies from friends, family, and other assorted contrarians. “Healing” shouldn’t cover statements, ideas, promises, and acts whose purpose is to harm people. It’s a cliché that misleads, since the larger “wound” wasn’t what frothed to the surface during the campaign but its validation via the election.
If people say they want healing, tell them that they, too, have to fight every part of what’s happening that attacks, disenfranchises, and destroys others. Tell them that healing means working toward a goal, not sitting it out. Be ready for arguments, and have them, civilly. Don’t shout on Facebook, offer to talk on the phone to try to understand. Talk to your relatives. Do not talk to trolls. Make every decent person do this.
— Be concerned; be worried; do not be afraid. It is reasonable to have fear. But if all good people have courage, fear is not necessary.”
So, today I found out that Donald Trump is the next president of America, and even though I’m Aussie and “it’s got nothing to do with us”, it does, he can send us into a world wide economic recession… and I’m worried for the safety of hundreds, thousands and millions of the American living people out there that are not apart of the straight, white American race. I am afraid for all the women who are going to have their right to abortion taken away. And oh God, oh my God, I am afraid that the next holocaust is among us. He is just as bad as the man who made Germans pledge allegiance to a community of people that did nothing but hate. He is going to start a WW3, and by God, I didn’t think I would ever live to see it. Just remember to stick together, and if you need help, get it. If you’re alone tonight and you’re afraid, stay with someone you trust and please, please stick together with your friends and families and anyone else that might need your help. Don’t walk away if you see something unjust happening. If you see someone being picked on because of the colour of the skin, stand up! If you see someone being picked on for anything that they cannot control, stand up for them. Don’t let him win.
then TELL me this wouldn’t be the Young Avengers band. Im thinking:
Billy- Vocal And Synth
Teddy- Drums Teddy would be placed at the front with billy next to him instead of at the back like usual drummers. Im also thinking an electronics drumset so that billy and him have their own set up of electronic stuff and theyre totally in each others spaces and jamming. Tommy- Guitar 1 (solos definitely)
Hed stay with Kate and America for the most of the song, or on his own pedestal like the others, but when it comes to that solo you can bet hes going all about the place, 110% EVERY TIME
America- Guitar 2 more the riff type guitar, essential, unlike tommys fast fingered stuff Kate- Bass bassists always look cool. ALWAYS.
And they all do the backing vocals too because they LOVE IT
David is the manager and Nohvarr does the mixing for the albums im not sure about cassie, eli and the others but if you know please hmu and we can talk about it
How do you solve a problem like America?
How do you get the Donald to sit down?
How do you find the words that scream America?
A flippin disgrace? A terrible mess? A clown?
Many a candidate you’d like to vote out.
Many a thing would help improve the land!
But how can we pave the way?
And how can we have our say?
How can we get the Gov to understand?
Oh, how do you solve a problem like America?
Dear Julie Andrews, please come wear our crown!
Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States of America. It’s going to be okay. Sit down, have a cookie, breathe into this bag, and put on your mandatory “Make America Great Again” baseball cap. We’ll survive this, right?
Despite the sun coming up in the morning and life seemingly going on like normal, the world might’ve been forever changed last night. So we needed to break the little glass box, pull the lever, and record an emergency podcast. Jack O'Brien is joined by Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) to make sense of what happened at the polls last night, why we should’ve seen it coming from a mile away, and what we can actively do to prevent this from happening again. As Jason says on the site today, “Do the opposite of Panic. Work through the problem.” It’ll all be okay.
And if we’re still alive this weekend, make sure to catch the next LIVE taping of The Cracked Podcast this Saturday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the UCB Sunset Theatre in Los Angeles. Jack O'Brien, Daniel O'Brien, and Michael Swaim will be joined by an expert in psychology to talk about some of the psychological myths everyone seems to believe, like Rorschach tests (sorry, they don’t work), middle child syndrome (not real), and depression (totally real, but antidepressants might not actually work very well). Tickets are only $5, and they’re available here.
So i work at this store (eagles of America) and during the holidays we sell holiday boxes for 50 cents. 100% of the proceeds goes to the american and Canadian food banks for the holidays though, and we have a special barcode to ring it in so the proceeds go to the right place. You don’t wanna know how many people will come in and spend 300+ dollars and go “I’m gonna need boxes” so I go to my spiel “ ok we do have boxes just so you know they are 50 cents….” and before I can finish they either go no nevermind or they actually complain to me like wow this store actually charges for boxes that’s crazy. Like it’s for charity????????? And then I have the fucks come in like oh I ordered online and didn’t get any boxes they told me I could come in and ya know I’m like yes they are 50 cents, and they just lose it like “ I paid for items already why can’t I have boxes??????” Like it’s FOR CHARITY I’m sry anyone who complains about charity ESPECIALLY during the holiday u are a piece of literal shit :-) fucfffuck
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***COMING SOON:#weeklypublicasians. the topic? a trump administration and what that means for asian america.
Currently sitting in bed feeling so, so, so disappointed, angry, sad, and confused as to how the 2016 presidential election is ending this way. The fact that an unexperienced and under qualified racist bigot who was accused of sexually assaulting several women has the power to lead the country and influence so many people is beyond me, and just shows how much work we have to do to improve as a nation.
Yet as I sit here with my heart heavy, I realize that there is a reason why he won –there are people in this country who genuinely believe in him, and that he will actually “make america great again”. We’ve been paying so much attention to our own predictions of how we wanted the election to come out that we completely ignored the possibility that trump would have a chance at winning. Furthermore, there’s a divide in our country to a degree so extreme that we can’t even fathom why or how anyone would support someone like trump.
All these people we completely ignored are unfortunately the majority of voters –people who are so ignorant, uneducated, and bigoted that they believe that voting for trump actually IS the right choice because they truly think that what he says will actually help. Many of us clearly see past this, but obviously a majority of americans do not. I think if trump wins, they will see in time that voting for him definitely wasn’t the right choice, but for now that’s actually truly what they believe in, which is really sad and eye opening for people like me who are on the complete opposite side of the spectrum.
Mattie: Matt is a bit of an insomniac and often works late nights and early mornings so he tends to sleep on the outside of the bed for convenience. Alfie being the big baby that he is tends to sleep in the middle so he can get more cuddles, but otherwise we do try to switch it up every now and then. Matt cuddles do need to be shared (he is the best cuddler.)