East Germany was excellent and raw
lol @ people consistently talking about east germany like some fucking nightmare state when it was a small isolated nation on the frontline of a global war dealing with both non stop sabotage and harrassment along border lines (up to and including the west german government arming neo nazis to snipe across the wall at border guards). But also this happened within the context of actually fulfilling its reparations to the USSR dealing with an at times hostile politiburo like the time they wouldnt sell them oil for a 7 year plan AND they did all this within the context of their nation being dismantled at the end of WW2 without the luxury of their own Marshall plan.
The best primarch
Really not liking those legs, they make him look weird and more top heavy than he should be. Can’t quite put my finger on if it’s the shape of the legs themselves or the pose. Probably both, really.
I think it’s just that he doesn’t have absurdly huge greaves like most space marines so his proportions look off by comparison.
what if in preparation for my theoretical move to iceland i learned to speak old norse instead of icelandic
i have some experience with old english but not much
where do you even learn old norse, I’ve picked some up along the way but I’ve never come across a good resource for actually learning it (I’m not a linguist, though, just an amateur etymologist)
The American government can’t praise Mandela’s steadfastness for sitting in prison, while ignoring our own political prisoners. -@zellieimani
Well, I should clarify that to see him as someone who wanted and worked for peace is both completely fine and very accurate, especially looking at his actions later in life. The trouble is that he’s being presented as a symbol of “peaceful resistance”, which is completely at odds with how he actually achieved the incredible victories he’s famous for. This is a very common thing to happen to radical figures after they die: people who are aligned with the power structures that they fought against try to take their radical legacies and turn them into something harmless. It’s what happens to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. every time he gets misrepresented as someone who stood for some cuddly kind of colour-blind, “ignore racism and it’ll go away” ideology — in reality MLK’s approach to racism (and he has this in common with Mandela, although obviously their methods were different) was to clearly identify and oppose the white supremacist and capitalist power structures that perpetuate racialized oppression. To misrepresent these men in this way is to take away the power of their approaches. And that’s exactly the point, because ultimately no media outlet owned by a capitalist government or a capitalist corporation want to lend any power to movements that could potentially upset the current balance of power: their existence depends on that balance of power.
In Nelson Mandela’s case, violence was a necessary part of his struggle. The apartheid state would never have allowed a free election if it had not been forced to by the pressure put on it by the armed opposition of the African National Congress and other revolutionary forces working in South Africa. To hide this fact is to hide the lesson that yes, there are struggles that cannot be won in the voting booth alone. It is to hide the lesson that no ruling class — be it the one behind the apartheid government of South Africa, or the ones behind the wealth-dominated governments of the USA or Britain — will surrender its power unless it is forced to.
Crocodile tears to mask US imperialism’s role as the enemy of African liberation
July 18 2013
Today is Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, but forget the crocodile tears from the U.S. government about Mandela’s poor health. Imperialist diplomacy with all of its sugar-coated phrases is nothing more than a form of historical perjury.
Nelson Mandela’s arrest in 1962, which led to 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment on Robbins Island, was based on the work of the CIA. The CIA and National Security Agency worked as partners with the racist, apartheid regime’s vicious military and intelligence services.
Mandela was a leader of the African National Congress (ANC) that organized civil resistance and an armed struggle against South Africa’s white racist apartheid regime. The United States and the other western capitalist governments supported the racist, fascist apartheid regime.
Mandela was labeled a terrorist by the United States. So was the entire ANC. Even as late as 2008 the U.S. State Department had to pass special waivers so that Mandela or any ANC leader could visit the United States because he and the ANC were still on the “terrorist watch list.”
The ANC’s struggle for Black majority rule and the liquidation of apartheid received critical support from Cuba, the Soviet Union and other socialist countries. The ANC had an active alliance with South African Communist Party in the struggle for Black majority rule.
Even after the fall of the apartheid government ANC members applying for visas to the USA were flagged for questioning and forced to ask for waivers to enter the country. Former ANC chairman Tokyo Sexwale was denied a visa in 2002
n 2007, Barbara Masekela, South Africa’s ambassador to the United States until the year prior was denied a visa to visit a dying cousin living in the United States.
U.S. Imperialism was the enemy of African Liberation
The CIA and NSA spy services—with the full collaboration of such transnational corporations at IBM, Kodak and many others—worked at all levels and for decades for apartheid and against the African National Congress activists who were routinely murdered, tortured and sentenced to life terms in the hell holes of South Africa.
The ANC was labeled and treated as a terrorist organization and pro-communist by the CIA and successive U.S. administrations, Democratic and Republican alike. Congress, too, was an enthusiastic cheerleader for this vile partnership with the planet’s most disgustingly racist regime.
The House of Representatives only voted to call for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1986 when it was clear that the fascist apartheid regime’s days were numbered, leading the United States and Britain to abruptly shift course and broker a negotiated end to the white supremacist system. A mass worldwide anti-apartheid movement had completely isolated South Africa. Dick Cheney voted against the House resolution in 1986, pointing out that the U.S. government was still retaining the ANC on the official U.S. “terrorist list.”
The U.S. and Britain knew the end had finally come for the usefulness of the apartheid government when its seemingly invincible military was decisively defeated by the Angolan army and thousands of Cuban volunteers in the historic battle of Cuito Canavale.
As Mandela said, “When Africa called, Cuba answered.”
Just something to remember as Obama’s statement on Mandela begins to float around the Internet.
Is “every relationship between adults is appropriate, no exceptions” a liberal thing or what
i’ve only seen liberals defend incest so probably
you may be forgetting libertarians who will often defend it to the hilt
what thef fuck is this supposed to mean
"The Western Nations" are examples of this "general democracy" thing you just made up? The United States has like 25% of the world’s prison population and most of them are black and latino, there are like 20 empty houses for every homeless person, we have two politically identical parties of obscenely rich people to choose from and both of them always follow one or the other variety of vicious liberalism, the state like, directly spies on us constantly. Voting doesn’t do anything. You’re basically saying "Capitalist countries are democracies" and everything else isn’t. You made up the term general democracy so I guess if you believe in general democracy and a socialist state is totalitarian then according to you I’m a totalitarian but you made up all the rules here so I don’t have much of a choice huh
hahaha i read that ask 3 times and it’s stupider every time i’m going to keep going i think i can get high off this