I'm sure this won't be a popular stamp, but there again, I don't really care. I am proud to be an American, I'm proud of the values our country was founded on, founded on, not keeps. I am ashamed of our government, I'm ashamed of the state our country is in. I'm ashamed of our foreign policy, I'm ashamed of our policies towards our own people, I think our government is a sham that couldn't give less of a shit about the American people, it's soldiers, or our brothers and sisters in other countries. If I could, I would apologize to Russia for the idiotic ' punishing parent' our politicians have had towards them, I would apologize to the people over seas who's family members we've killed and who's lives we've destroyed. I support the troops, I pray that God brings them home safely, I thank their families for their sacrifice but seriously, someone needs to slap some of those fucking idiots in Washington. If you want to use this, just use it.
Part of a tribute for the first Percy Jackson movie! Each Olympian god/goddess will be getting a stamp for their demigod offspring (son and daughter).
Next is Zeus, king of the gods and ruler of the air. He is also the patron of cabin 1 at Camp Half-Blood. So if you're a fan or think you too are a daughter of Zeus, feel free to use this stamp and spread the PJO love!
Don't know which Greek god/goddess you most resemble? Try this quiz if you want~ [link]
Whenever I hear a feminazi whine about how meen anti-choice peeplz want to take her right to kill unborn children in the womb, I am forcefully reminded of white supremacists who think that you hate white people just because you oppose their ideas of extreme immigration restriction, eugenics, or genocide, or because you choose to judge people based on the content of their character instead of their skin. They sound equally moronic.
Opposing abortion is no more misogynist than supporting ethnic diversity is racist against white trash.
Comments disabled. What part of "93% of all abortions are easily preventable or done for convenience" do you not understand? Or how about "abortion would still be evil if men got pregnant?" [link]
I really hope I'm not the only person on Earth who hates this movie.
Seriously, Avatar was a big disappointment for me. I think that everyone can unanimously agree that the special effects are nothing short of amazing. But, in my opinion, that's the only good thing about it. The story is just plain stupid.
"Let's waste a few billion dollars going to war with an alien race so we can get some rocks that MIGHT get us a few billion dollars! That makes PERFECT sense!" "Let's destroy everything that is sacred to the Na'vi! Why? Because we have to follow the cliche of humans being evil in movies with aliens!" Plus, we get two overly dramatic death scenes that didn't faze me in the least bit because the characters were never developed or likable. Heck, most characters in this movie aren't.
I'll betcha if this movie wasn't so graphically amazing, it wouldn't be nearly as popular. Then again, maybe it would be, because then they probably would have actually focused on telling a good story rather than making it look pretty.
It seems that everyone just loves to hate white people for the things their long-deceased ancestors did. It seems that despite the animosity in other parts of the world, white people are the only ones being berated for any damage they cause. It also seems that despite the fact that the policies and lifestyles of ancestral Caucasians have been put to rest, white people just canít get a fair shake today.
No, white people arenít the only people in this world who step on others, and no, they donít deserve to be held accountable for the actions of people who lived too long ago for those actions to continue having any effect.
What happened back in the 1500s is something that other races probably wouldíve initiated if they had the technology to do so. The biggest reason Europeans could start traveling large distances fairly easily was due to the huge amount of resources available to them as well as their emphasis on education and invention. However, this doesnít mean other races were busy banging rocks together and picking their noses; in fact, white people werenít even the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean. In the year 60 B.C., two Native Americans sailed to Holland. It just so happens that white people were interested in attempting to colonize other countries, and they were able to do so because of their resources. If any other race of people had the resources and ingenuity to do what white people did, we would probably hate them like we hate white people now.
A popular myth that goes hand-in-hand with exploring and colonizing foreign lands is that of stealing land from the native peoples. Basically, white people are made out to be the ONLY PEOPLE EVER to take land away from someone else, namely the Native Americans. Anytime movies are made about white people and Indians, the Indians spend an inordinate amount of time bitching about how the horrible white people stole their land from them. Not only does this make colonial Europeans out to be an impossibly industrialized group, but it severely undermines the veracity that defined Native American culture. On top of it all, itís not true. What killed off the Indians was not white settlers (especially the pussy Pilgrims) but rather the smallpox plague. It is estimated that smallpox killed about 96% of the Native American population that inhabited Massachusetts. By the time the smallpox virus made its way over to the west coast and dissipated, at least 90% of the countryís population was gone. Historians estimate that at the time, the countryís total population was between 20 and 100 million. Given the cunning and incredible strategic plans used by the Native Americans, the only way Europeans could even attempt to settle was by coming over after most of them had died off. So what it basically boiled down to was that when Columbus came over and gave the natives some blankets, he accidentally exposed them to the myriad of germs that went on to kill off 90% of the total population. Then, over the course of the next couple hundred years, Europeans tried settling (and failed miserably) until the Pilgrims showed up in 1620. So letís talk about those couple hundred years in between Columbus and the Pilgrims.
People were horrible at making a life for themselves. Columbus was out to find gold, but when he couldnít find enough of it to make his voyage profitable, he began enslaving Native Americans for profit. He returned from America with loads of money and died wealthy, despite what textbooks say. Well, everyone else wanted to get on the gold bandwagon, and thatís basically what they dedicated their time to doing. They didnít farm, nor did they know how to, and when they ran out of food in the winter, they resorted to cannibalism. Enter Squanto. He taught them to farm and harvest, which is a miracle in itself, because itís not like the Pilgrims really cared that his people were almost extinct.
Jamestown is credited as the first successful English settlement in the US, but it wasnít because of sheer willpower and manly strength. They antagonized the natives, yet the natives left them alone. Why? They didnít know how to farm, and they spent harvest seasons digging holes for gold. They had NO CLUE what they were doing; these folks didnít have Squanto helping them. Because they were so desperate, they stopped taking native slaves and instead offered themselves up as slaves TO THE NATIVES in exchange for food.
But Iím sure thatís perfectly fine. After all, theyíre white and they deserved it. Oh, and they offered themselves up as slaves, making it voluntary and therefore acceptable.
Finally, we have the story of Roanoke, the island whose population mysteriously disappeared, leaving the word ďCroatanĒ carved into a post. Well as it happens, Croatan was the name of a nearby island that was populated with friendly Native Americans. The folks from Roanoke went over there to live with the natives, and soon they began marrying and having children. What this story illustrates is the concept that white settlers werenít hostile, antagonistic, or otherwise mean and unbearable. They didnít breeze into town and steal the land from the remaining Indian population. THEY ESTABLISHED FRIENDLY RELATIONS WITH THEM. In fact, colonists began joining the native culture to the extent that it started causing major problems for the coloniesí leaders. You know how illegal aliens basically risk their lives to come to the States? Well, the settlers were risking their lives to LEAVE THEIR OWN CULTURE AND JOIN THE NATIVE ONE. Ben Franklin wrote that Europeans tried stopping the outflow to the extent that Hernando De Soto was posting guards to keep the settlers in the colonies. Think about that, people.
When we hear about World War II, we immediately think about the Nazis and how they slaughtered millions of innocent Jews. Weíll never forget about how America completely emasculated Japan at Pearl Harbor. But we rarely, if ever, hear about what Japan did to Korea. To put it very innocently, Korea was under Japanese rule, and they took Korean slaves. Today, the Koreans still harbor very deeply-seated hatred toward Japan. My best friendís mother is from Korea, and my best friendís boyfriend is Japanese. Her mom hates him and is inhospitable to him SIMPLY BECAUSE HEíS JAPANESE. Yet we never really hear about that incident, nor do we even seem to consider Koreansí discrimination against the Japanese to be racist. We never consider that Native Americans would fight each other and kill each other off just as anyone else would. Itís inconceivable that there were peaceful tribes and hostile tribes, and that these hostile tribes would terrorize the populace. No one seems to know anything about Minami-Tori-Shima , a tiny island of extreme strategic importance, or that the Asians are having a bloodbath over it.
Nope. All we ever seem to hear about is how the white people are stealing from others, how the white people are raping others, how the white people are otherwise making life hell for everyone else. All the while, some faggot in Hollywood can make and hang by noose an effigy of Sarah Palin and itís perfectly acceptable, because itís only wrong if a ďmajorityĒ hates on a ďminority.Ē But, if someone does the same basic thing to the Almighty Obama, theyíre dealt with immediately. Racism is racism, hate is hate, and bigotry is bigotry. There isnít a separate word for all the precious ďminorities,Ē but if anyone is truly a minority, itís white people. Racism is all the same, and itís all bad. The color of your skin doesnít make you any better or worse than anyone else. Everyone fights, everyone destroys, and everyone waves their proverbial dick around to show everyone else whoís boss. Itís not a phenomenon that is shared by only one or two groups of people; it is shared by the entire human race. So stop demonizing white people, because as it currently stands, most everyone else acts worse than they do. Comments disabled because 1) it's my deviation and I'll do what I want with it, and 2) I'm debating whether or not to spread it around.