dear followers i beseech you

click on this link http://dniprorada.gov.ua/poll/3-square-renaming-poll

it is a poll to see if they will change the name of a square in liberated Dniepropetrovsk, ukraine. use google translate and select the option that says “keep the name ‘VI Lenin Square’”

thank

spanish lesson

estoy avergonzado = i am embarrassed

estoy vergonzoso = i’m embarrassing

both useful phrases if i know my follower crew as well as i think i do

don’t know why i was surprised at first to hear that trotsky talks like ayn rand

sigh just impulse-bought another article of clothing with subtle crypto-communist imagery on it

it was a baseball cap with a tiger on it

tombomp:

i’ve posted this story before but Norman Spinrad wrote a quite famous novel called The Iron Dream - it’s basically a pulp sci-fi type story but with the conceit that it was written by an alternate history hitler and it features an introductory essay by a fake academic talking about history and going on about how great the story is. you can see the wikipedia here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Iron_Dream and the storyline is pretty much an exact sci fi version of hitler’s own politics and dreams, with a clear stand-in representing jewish people who are fought by hitler’s glorious aryan nation. it is clear that the book is aimed at showing how messed up a lot of our stories of domination and triumph are and particularly how many fantasy and sci fi novels have horrifying ideas about racial politics and supermen.

but not everyone got the point. apparently “The American Nazi Party put the book on its recommended reading list, despite the satirical intent of the work” and to quote spinrad himself

"To make damn sure that even the historically naive and entirely unselfaware reader got the point, I appended a phony critical analysis of Lord of the Swastika, in which the psychopathology of Hitler’s saga was spelled out by a tendentious pedant in words of one syllable. Almost everyone got the point… And yet one review appeared in a fanzine that really gave me pause. “This is a rousing adventure story and I really enjoyed it,” the gist of it went. “Why did Spinrad have to spoil the fun with all this muck about Hitler?”[1]”

which is a pretty good summary of how even the most obvious satire will always find a happy audience among those it’s ostensibly attacking, as well as those who just don’t care

boysinbarrettes:

antoine-roquentin:

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.
Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

1975 was a fucking banner year in red-baiting. this was one of the goofiest propaganda exercises of all time cause you could portray the north vietnamese as “the red barbarian baby-slaughtering hordes” and then when one of them crashes, you can say “well the plane wouldn’t be up in the sky with babies if the commies weren’t invading”.


jesus christ

boysinbarrettes:

antoine-roquentin:

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.

Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

1975 was a fucking banner year in red-baiting. this was one of the goofiest propaganda exercises of all time cause you could portray the north vietnamese as “the red barbarian baby-slaughtering hordes” and then when one of them crashes, you can say “well the plane wouldn’t be up in the sky with babies if the commies weren’t invading”.

jesus christ