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80s, Apparently, and Books: ladylisa: gemfyre: lauralandons: thereadersmuse: jehovahhthickness: lightning-st0rm: pearlmito: smootymormonhelldream: stripedsilverfeline: anti-clerical: ramirezbundydahmer: When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969. This should be required learning, internationally.  You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.  Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.  Make it stop?  I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling. My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.  I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them. @mindlesshumor ok how the fuck did I miss this when I’ve studied The Holocaust like nobody’s business??? wtf Because the history we have left regarding it is literally the contents of this first hand account. It is a thin little book. When I first opened it, I wondered why it was so thin. Why there wasn’t other books like it. Other first hand accounts. By the time I finished it, I didn’t wonder anymore. Further reading: I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror by Pierre Seel An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant Branded By The Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington Bent by Martin Sherman (fiction; however, it’s often credited with bringing attention to gay Holocaust victims for the first time since the war ended) This is one of the memorial sculptures in Dachau.  It was erected in the early 60s and is missing the pink triangles.  Because in the early 60s, homosexuality was still a crime in most of the world.Our tour guide explained why the pink triangles have not been added later - if they were, then folks would assume that they had always been there.  This way people ask “why aren’t there pink triangles?” and somebody can explain why - because in some ways, the rest of the world was as bass-ackwards as Nazi Germany. Apparently, this wasnt taught in schools in the 70s-80s, cuz when I mentioned it to my mom, she had no idea that gays were held in concentration camps. She thought it was just jewish people.
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Best Friend, Confused, and Dad: MAMMA, EVER SINCE I SAlV I'M ITALIAN, EVERYONE KEEP4 TEA IN ME AND AGKING IF I'M IN THE MAFIA NEXT TIME TELL THEM THEN THEY WILL FEAK YOU. 2srooky: giancarlovolpe: Based on a true story. this reminds me of a story that’s kind of an ongoing joke in my family.  I’m half German, and my father’s side of the family is full blooded German. My father owns a business that deals with a lot of international calls, and during my early tween years he got a lot of business calls at all hours of the day and night from all over the world.  Now, when i first met my best friends, I had them sleeping over at my house, and we were watching TV. Every few minutes the phone would ring, and our caller ID would project at the top of the television screen.  I was bullied a lot as a kid, so my dad told me to tell people if they asked what my father did, that he was in the German Mafia. So, naturally when my friends asked who was calling, I made the joke it was business cause my dad was in the German Mafia, and the joke stuck.  And it spread, too. Middle school was filled with jokes about my family and the mafia, but they were just jokes. That I was in the mafia, my dad was a mafia boss, etc. etc. Those jokes continued into high school, where, in my junior year I was in a big depressive spell. I wore my hair tied back from my face a lot, and in my history class, these jokes were cracked a little more often as we began our European Studies. One day, my History teacher, the most amazing teacher I had in high school, walked between me and my best friend, as our desks were right next to each other, while we had been making one of these jokes.  He paused, and reached out, tapping my right temple twice while a huge, cheeky grin spread on his face and he just went.  “Good to see you finished your induction.” and walked away. I was confused, my best friend and I were staring at each other for a solid ten minutes before we got back to work.  When I went home that night, I looked up a bunch of stuff about the German Mafia. The German Mafia would often do a tattoo of 3 dots on someone once they had finished their “trials” and were accepted. This was most often done in cases of murder, and other crimes. Where the tattoos were placed meant different things. Hands were the norm, but sometimes a tattoo would be placed on the face.  These tattoos are now mostly outdated, and are usually just prison tattoos done for years/crimes committed in prison, but some branches of Russian, Cuban, and German mafias still use the three dot tattoos.  I was flabbergasted for two reasons. One, that my teacher knew all of this about the German mafia, and, Two, that he pointed out the three freckles on my temple that make a perfect triangle.  For the rest of my Junior and Senior year, the mafia jokes dwindled less and less, because people actually believed I was in the mafia.  I never told them I wasn’t, either.

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Calvin Johnson, Chicago, and Chinese Food: hiziram ahr42p memecucker what if i told you that a lot of "Americanized" versions of foods were actually the product of immigrant experiences and are not "bastardized versions" ace-and-ranty That's actually fascinating, does anyone have any examples? memecucker Chinese-American food is a really good example of this and this article provides a good intro to the history http://firstwefeast.com/eat/2015/03/illustrated-history-of- americanized-chinese-food voxiferous l took an entire class about Italian American immigrant cuisine and how it's a product of their unique immigrant experience The TL;DR is that many Italian immigrants came from the south (the poor) part of ltaly, and were used to a mostly vegetable-based diet. However, when they came to the US they found foods that rich northern Italians were depicted as eating, such as sugar, coffee, wine, and meat, available for prices they could afford for the very first time. This is why Italian Americans were the first to combine meatballs with pasta, and why a lot of Italian American food is sugary and/or fattening. Italian American cuisine is a celebration of Italian immigrants' newfound access to foods they hadn't been able to access back home. (Source: Cinotto, Simone. The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City. Chicago: U of llinois, 2013. Print.) emphasisonthehomo Stuff you Missed in History Class has a really good podcast overview of "Foreign Food" in the US. s rudeham Really good documentary about this called The Search for General Iso Source: memecucker 126,411 notes American Food

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Animals, Church, and Energy: BABA VANGA Vangella Pandeva Dimitrova spent most of her life in the Kozhuh Mountains in Bulgaria. She was left blind in her early youth after surviving a tornado that tossed her about 400 meters with the eyes full of dust and sand. She predicted the beginning and end of WWII, the sinking of the Russian Submarine Kursk, the September 11 attacks, the disintegration of the USSR, the Chernobyl chemical disaster, the day Stalin would die and even the date of her own death: August 11th 1996 85 years old. This is the list of her predictions for the coming years: 2018: China becomes the world's new Great Power 2023: The Earth's orbit will have a slight change 2025: Europe will have serious demographic issues 2028: A new source of energy is developed. Hunger slowly becomes a new problem for humanity 2033: Ice from the poles starts melting and the seas increase their levels. 2043: Economy in the whole world improves a great deal. In the meantime Muslims rule Europe. 2046: Any human organ can be mass-produced and changing old organs for new ones becomes a trend in medicine. 2066: Muslim-occupied Rome will be attacked by the USA with a weathed- modificated weapon 2076: The world will adopt Communism 2084: Climate begins to be restored 2088: A new disease is born: people get old in matter of seconds 2097: This terrible disease has a cure 2100: A man-made artificial sun shines the dark side of the earth 2111: People become robots 2123: A great war between small nations takes place. The most important countries will be involved 2125: Signals from the space are received in Hungary (Aliens) 2130: Human Colonies are formed beneath the sea 2164: Half-human animals are borm 2167: A new religion is created 2170: Great draught 2183: A colony in Mars becomes a nuclear nation and requests to become independent from the Earth 2187: Two great volcano eruptions are successfully prevented 2195: Human colonies beneath the sea evolve. Food and energy are abundant 2196: The mix between Asians and Europeans is completed 2201: The sun slows down. Temperatures in the planet decrease 2221: In the search for extraterrestrial life, humans find something horrible 2256: Lost space ship returns to earth carrying a terrible disease 2271: The laws of physics change 2273: Due to the mix between Asia and Color people a new "raze" is born 2288: Time-travel is created. New contact with aliens 2291: The sun changes again and shines again 2296: A strong Solar Storm changes gracityon Earth. Old space stations and satellites fall 2299: In France, a guerilla movement rises against the Islam 2302: The laws and secrets of the universe are revealed 2304: The secrets of the moon are revealed 2341: Something terrible from outer space is approaching the earth 2354: Accident in the artificial sun leads to draught 2371: The great famine 2378: A new raze appears 2480: The earth in darkness 005: War in Mars. Planets change their orbit 797: Everything on the face of Earth dies, but humans are able to start life in a new solar system 803: The new planet is scarcely populated. Contact between humans is not common. The different weather conditions mutates them 3805: War between humans over resources. Half of them die 815: The war is over 854: Humans live like beasts 871: A new prophet teaches people about values and religion 874: This prophet receives help from all of the population and a new church is created 878: This church teaches new science 4302: Science is deeply developed. Scientists discover everything about diseases 4304: A way to defeat any kind of disease is found 4308: Due to previous mutation, mankind uses more than the 34% of their brain. No sense of hatred or malice exists 4509: Mankind finally reaches the perfect level of development and is able to contact God 4599: Humanity becomes immortal 5076: The limits of the Universe are reached. No one knows what is next 5078: The limits of the Universe are passed. More than 40% of the population is against it 5079: END OF THE WORLD srsfunny: Greatest Spoiler Of Humanity’s History

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Definitely, Friends, and God: AT&T 41 ,d 16%. 1:16AM bulbubsaur Pretend ur invasive self hating thoughts r being said to u by a 13 y/o boy on xbox live trying to get a rise out of you like "Your girlfriend dumped you because you're ugly" that's nice tim isn't it past ur bedtime autistictesla also, if you have intrusive violent thoughts, pretend they're being said to u by an annoying backseat driver "drive into that pole" thanks karen or i could not do that emmmpty Perfect heroscafe you can also pretend that the Super Paranoid thoughts are being said by that conspiracy theorist in your history class "maybe they poisoned you" maybe you should fuck of, geoffrey-with-a-g glampersand OHH MAN I DO THIS SHIT EVERY DAY dapperpea My favorite for intrusive anxious thoughts is to pretend Spock's behind you with an answer "did I lock the door captain you have locked the door every day for over ten years, and it is very hard for most people to break even subconscious habits, so you most definitely locked the door zetsubonna I told my new psychiatrist about how I learned this from y'all and his eyes lit up. He didn't smile but he did nod a whole bunch of times, it was great. merelyimmortal I like to pretend that my intrusive thoughts are being said to me by a super uptight religious white lady "god hates you because you don't believe in him your failures are too great to be forgiven by anyone "everything you do is wrong and you are going to burn in hell" thanks for the input brenda but fuck right off thatoneqprblog I would just like to say that I love you all for this idea. disabledfeministvoice Reblogging this for a friend. krabbydon "you're a parasite on society at large and your friends in specific-" fuck off greg lupinatic You can also pretend you're resisting the Imperius curse, I do that sometimes. Next time you go past the deep fryer, stick your hands right in the hot oil." "Why? Stupid thing to do really. No, I don't think I will, thanks." thewolfisfighting I'm going to queue this forever since it's a coping mechanism that might actually help me and i keep forgetting about it <p>Some good coping strategies :)</p>
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America, Animals, and Books: rgfellows: So, in my art history class today, my professor was talking about something that is so fuckin awesome. These are warrior shields from the Wahgi people of Papua New Guinea. The warriors paint them with imagery meant to symbolize animals who have traits they wish to embody in battle. These depictions are intended to give the person using it the powers of what theyre depicting. Now. Look at this Wahgi shield: Hmm. That looks a bit different from the others That looks VERY different. Why, it looks like The Phantom.. American comic book character by Lee Falk. And that's because it is. The Wahgi people were isolated from the rest of the "modern" world until I933. They came into contact with WWll service men who shared some aspects of western culture with the tribesmen. In particular, they showed them the comic books they read while shipped out. The Wahgi loved them. In particular, the Wahgi adored the stories of the Phantom, who wasn't even particularly popular in its home of America. He is so popular that the few Wahgi who can read english will read the comics out loud in the village center and hold out the pages for everyone to see, so the whole tripe can enjoy them and marvel at the Phantoms might in battle. They identify with the Phantom because he came from a jungle territory, like them, wore a mask to fight, like them, and came from a long line of warriors, which the Wahgi, who worshiped their ancestors, deeply respected. Further, despite not really having superpowers, the Phantom is strong, clever, and incredibly fast. He was so fast that his enemies began to believe that he was impervious to bullets and could not be killed. Therefore, the Wahgi began painting HIM on their shields to invoke HIS abilities in battle. There are TONS of Phantom-Wahgi shiclds out So, you might think that you're huge comic book fan, but the Wahgi have taken their Phantom fandom to the next level and have made the Phantom a fucking talisman to carry into battle fo【 strength. This is officially the best confluence of comics and real life in history
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