Government is good.
Big Brother is watching you.
The State wants to take care of you.
north Korea scares me to death. the fact that a place like that still exists in modern day. those people are prisoners.
these don’t even cover half of how many f-d up things are going on in north korea
This was the greatest moment ever.
Inky paw prints presumably left by a curious kitty on a 15th century manuscript.
From National Geographic.
Witold Pilecki, for whom “balls of titanium” is a gross and insulting understatement.
For the unfamiliar, as I was: Pilecki volunteered to be imprisoned at Auschwitz so he could gather intelligence on it. When he was arrested, he was beaten with rubber truncheons. While at Auschwitz, he organized an underground resistance organization that tried to boost prisoner morale while funneling important information about the camp to the Polish army.
He broke out of Auschwitz with German documents on him in order to convince the Home Army to stage a rescue attempt on the camp. The Home Army didn’t have the forces for it, and the Russian Army wouldn’t help them, but Pilecki’s report was sent to London; it is the world’s first record of the Holocaust.
Pilecki, who also played a role in the Warsaw Uprising, worked postwar as an anti-Communist spy for the Polish government in exile (in London), gathering evidence of Soviet atrocities and the prosecution of dissident Poles. He refused to leave Poland when told his cover had been blown.
In May 1947 he was arrested and tortured by “men who were especially famous for their savagery,” but he revealed nothing to them. In March 1948, he was put through a show trial, convicted, and executed. The Communists suppressed all information about his wartime exploits until 1989. In 1990 he was politically rehabilitated; he received later posthumous honors.
One of the greatest heroes, and one of the greatest Righteous Gentiles, of WWII; a hero of WWI as well; and, between the wars, a social work activist. There is a film in the making about him, which is long overdue.
friendly reminder that thin-shaming is just as hurtful as fat-shaming
and statements like “real men like curves, only dogs go for bones” are still fucking offensive.
back to your regularly scheduled dashboard.
Here’s my theory. The Harry Potter trio are actually representations of the other houses. Hermione is Ravenclaw. Ron is Hufflepuff. Harry is Slytheryn. They’re all in Gryffindor because they asked. In fact, everyone in that house could have been in another house if they hadn’t asked to be in Gryffindor. You have be ask to be in Gryffindor because their most defining feature is bravery and anyone can choose to be brave.
I fuck with your theory, marry me.