People still think that the American civil war about slavery. Such a damn shame.
Fuck you guys.
From Mississippi’s Declaration of Independence:In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.
Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery - the greatest material interest of the world.
From Texas’ Declaration of Independence:She was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery - the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits - a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time. Her institutions and geographical position established the strongest ties between her and other slaveholding States of the confederacy.
From the Confederacy’s own Constitution:No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.
The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several states; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form states to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory, the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress, and by the territorial government: and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories, shall have the right to take to such territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the states or territories of the Confederate states.
So not only was slavery a key cornerstone of the Confederacy, they went so far as to say that any Confederate state was REQUIRED to allow slavery, and could not limit it in any way. BUT WAIT, WHAT ABOUT STATES’ RIGHTS?
Fuck the Confederacy, may it burn in hell for all eternity. The South shall never rise again.
Yet they claim that the queer community is overly sexual and puts our sex lives out there. Straight people are weird.
WHAT?? THE??? FUCK???
"i pretend christian grey is my daddy" ????? ???? ?? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ??? ? ? ?????????????/
This is beyond gross what the hell.
They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us now to say
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.
Running Orders by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha
The most important line in the whole damn song. MESSAGE.
The only historically accurate line in the whole film.
THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN
I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THIS FOR SEVEN YEARS
DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW HARD IT IS TO ?????
I’m fucking dying
this is terrifying
All horses are the prepared vessels of an angry god.
This changes everything.
Oops silly potatoe
the flawless diversity of fox news anchors
Stacey Dash looks good here.
I really thought this was all the same lady
It’s not all the same lady???????????????
god bless sdcc
*casually forwards to vidcon*
It’s only been 25 years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, yet Germany has come out as the economic powerhouse of Europe. It’s fairly difficult to call this nothing short of impressive, and so it should come as no surprise that Germany is quickly taking the United States’ place as the “Land of Opportunity”.
Over here, we’ve been ignoring the fact that the United States is an immigrant…
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