Pierce The Veil - Besitos
TELL ME AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOURSELF AND I WILL REPLY WITH AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT MYSELF THAT I THINK OF WHEN I READ YOURS. IT MAY BE ENTIRELY RELATED, OR ONLY RELATED IN THE WEIRDEST, BROADEST DEFINITIONS.
OKAY, THERE’S NOT UNDERSTANDING HISTORY
AND THEN THERE’S “IGNORING HISTORY IN FAVOR OF REWRITING IT TO FIT YOUR NARROW-MINDED VIEWS”
France couldn’t stop Hitler!
THE GERMANS WENT AROUND THE BULK OF THE FRENCH DEFENSES IN THE MAGINOT LINE BY GOING THROUGH BELGIUM, THUS CUTTING OFF THE FRENCH MILITARY FROM THEIR SUPPLIES AND CAUSING THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO SEEK AN ARMISTICE AND EVENTUALLY SURRENDER TO THE FAR MORE MOBILE GERMAN ARMY. THE FRENCH MILITARY WAS MOSTLY DEFEATED BEFORE IT HAD A CHANCE TO FIGHT, AND MANY FRENCH COMMANDERS WERE READY TO HOLD OUT HAD THEY NOT BEEN INSTRUCTED TO STAND DOWN BY THEIR GOVERNMENT’S LEADERS.
Russia had a lot of guns and they couldn’t stop Hitler without the cold!
THE GERMAN INVASION OF RUSSIA CAUGHT THE SOVIET UNION OFF-GUARD, WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE FROM THE BLACK SEA TO THE FINNISH FRONT (AND HITLER STILL LOST NEARLY 1,000,000 SOLDIERS IN THE INITIAL OFFENSIVE). ONCE RALLIED, THE RED ARMY STOPPED THE GERMANS AT STALINGRAD, WHERE AN OFFENSIVE ACTION BY SOVIET GENERALS GEORGY ZHUKOV AND ALEKSANDR VASILEVSKY ENCIRCLED AND CRUSHED THE GERMAN 6TH ARMY, EFFECTIVELY TURNING THE TIDE OF THE WAR IN EUROPE. IF THE COLD HADN’T STOPPED THE GERMANS IN RUSSIA, THE SHEER NUMBERS OF THE RED ARMY (ARMED BY THE LEND-LEASE PROGRAM) AND THE BRILLIANCE OF ROKOSSOVSKY AND ZHUKOV WOULD HAVE DONE IT EVENTUALLY.
BUT LET’S BACK UP FOR A SECOND
I wish armed Jews in the ghetto could’ve stopped Hitler, but…
THE POINT OF ARMING A POPULACE AGAINST TYRANNY IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF VICTORY. IT DOES, HOWEVER, GIVE THOSE PEOPLE A FIGHTING CHANCE, AND THE FUCKING CHOICE TO DIE ON THEIR FEET, FIGHTING FOR THEIR FREEDOM, RATHER THAN BE WALKED INTO A GAS CHAMBER LIKE LIVESTOCK. THESE MOVEMENTS (AND MANY MORE LIKE THEM) WERE RUN BY HEROES WHO RISKED EVERYTHING FOR THEIR LIVES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR COUNTRIES BY REFUSING TO SUBMIT TO THE ARMY WHOSE BOOT WAS ALREADY ON THEIR NECK:
- French Resistance
- Soviet Resistance
- Polish Resistance
- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising <- done by Jews who were horribly outnumbered and outgunned because FUCK dying in Treblinka without at least trying to take a few Nazi shitheads down with them
- Bialystock Ghetto Uprising <- also done by Jews
- Lachwa Ghetto Uprising <- more Jews, who fought Nazis with axes, knives, iron bars, and even their BARE FUCKING HANDS because they couldn’t get access to firearms
- Czestochowa Ghetto Uprising <- guess who?
TELL ME, JON STEWART, IF YOU COULD, IN FACT, GO BACK IN TIME, WOULD YOU TELL ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE NOT TO BOTHER? THAT THE ALLIES WOULD EVENTUALLY COME AT SOME UNSPECIFIED POINT IN THE FUTURE AND THAT THEY MIGHT LIVE (emphasis on “might”) IF THEY JUST SUBMITTED TO THE NAZIS? WOULD YOU GO TO THE DESCENDANT OF A RESISTANCE FIGHTER, AND TELL THEM THEIR ANCESTORS DIED IN VAIN BECAUSE THEIR NATION AND THEIR PEOPLE WOULD’VE BEEN LIBERATED ANYWAY, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WAR EFFORT VIA THE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TASK OF DISRUPTING NAZI SUPPLY LINES AND FORCING THE GERMAN ARMY TO STRETCH ITSELF THIN DIDN’T MATTER?
NO, YOU WOULDN’T, BUT BECAUSE YOU CAN SAY “I’M A COMEDIAN,” YOU SOMEHOW THINK YOU HAVE THE FUCKING RIGHT TO HANDWAVE THE DEATHS OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HEROES AND PATRIOTS WHO HAD THE GODDAMNED BALLS TO STAND UP TO THE NAZI WAR MACHINE, FREQUENTLY ARMED WITH LITTLE MORE THAN A SHITTY ONE-SHOT PISTOL AND A KNIFE, AS “NOT THAT IMPORTANT,” ALL FOR THE SAKE OF A “JOKE?”
THAT IS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE SINGLE MOST ARROGANT, IGNORANT, DISRESPECTFUL FUCKING THING I HAVE EVER HEARD ON MY TELEVISION - AND I’VE WATCHED BILL O’REILLY’S SHOW ON FOX NEWS.
TL;DR: FUCK. YOU.
Someone Who Actually PAID FUCKING ATTENTION IN HISTORY CLASS
Guns were kind of a big deal in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave up his firearms due to pressure from pacifist groups who convinced him it was unbecoming of someone in his position, but previously owned “an arsenal” worth of guns. Malcolm X, however, stuck to the idea of armed self-defense, for good reason. The King family also believes that the Memphis Police and federal government had a hand in his assassination, but that’s an entirely different subject.
Couldn’t have said it better.
Thank you for that beautiful and informative tirade. Let fight bullshit comedy with facts instead of blind rage. It’s good for both us and our cause and hopefully our opposition.
this only has 800 something notes and that is seriously fucking sad
Trans people have the right to hate cis people as a whole, not everything is about your feelings. If you want to escape *~cisphobia~* you can still blacklist some posts and ignore others, unlike transphobia, the internet is the only way it will affect you.
I see. So let’s excuse bullying, death threats, and generally being a douchebag because it only happens on the Internet. So…what if the cis person in question is gay? Or black? You know, people who get discriminated against and beaten and abused already. Is it still acceptable to cyber bully them for being cis? Because cis people have no problems at all, clearly.
Do you guys not hear yourselves?
Do you not hear how easy it is to slip sideways and think this across any dynamic?
TransBlack people have the right to hate ciswhite people as a whole, not everything is about your feelings.
TransAmerican people have the right to hate cismiddle eastern people as a whole, not everything is about your feelings.
TransThese people have the right to hate cisthose people as a whole, not everything is about your feelings.
It’s that fucking easy dude, and it solves nothing. Because eventually you’ll be on even ground and then what? Continue the hate until suddenly you’re the same shitty bully you always generalized that other group to be?
How do you think its ok to hate someone for who they are when A) pretty sure that’s why trans people get bullied and B) Don’t most trans people want to be cis? Isn’t that the issue? Not being able to identify with yourself?
Why is it okay to bully people online because of that fact? People have committed suicide over cyber bullying. And a lot of it leaks into real life when they know the bullies in real life as well.
It’s not okay to bully, no matter who it is or where it happens.
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