if you look closely at the washington memorial, you can see a patch of discoloration on the bottom section of the structure. this is due to water damage resulting from when president nixon famously and controversially let the government open the water gate in 1973. this caused washington dc to flood and the damage took many years to repair. the american people voted to impeach president nixon for this oversight. it is widely remembered as one of the worst decisions in the world.
Actually wasn’t that because construction was stopped for a time for some reason idk but then when I started again they couldn’t get the same material
im pretty sure it was because of the water gate
Watergate was a scandal that happened in which documents were destroyed in the watergate building which lead to his impeachment. Not an actual watergate
there is a lot of conflicting information out there and probably a lot of different cover-ups to be found. who knows what really happened.
yeah guys the watergate scandal happened at the watergate hotel, democratic headquarters. and the water would never reach that level on the monument unless there was somehow a tsunami or something
i hope that one day we will know the details about what really happened so we can prevent a catastrophe like this from ever happening again.
guys, they got a new donation of material to build with. there was no water damage or shit. come on guys i’m not even american.
i don’t know what kind of propaganda type stuff they teach over there but i did some more research into it today and i know more about all the water and stuff.
They stopped construction because of the American Civil War you. They couldn’t get stone from the original quarry so that’s why the monument is discolored.
People are silly.
That’s the freaky thing about brains. Your entire existence, every thought, every memory, every feeling is contained in this little 10lb lump of organic computing fat. Your entire body is built around two things. Spreading its genes to the next generation and to keep this hunk of meat going to aid in this quest. The freakiest part is how it reacts to non-fatal damage. Obliterate a section and you get turn into a sociopath. Clip another and your dreams and imaginings appear as real as the seat you are sitting in. Stranger still is that the world we exist in and the world we perceive is not only a pale shade of what actually exists, but is out of sync. Truly a marvel of life and a humbling one.
Brains don’t look anything like that, they’re anything but solid, unless preserved (A lot)
FROM ME TO YOU:
Please stop all this hate.
We aren’t like your oppressors.
We want to help.
Don’t push us away.
There are so many more friendships to be made.
This is well intentioned, I know.
But let me make this clear: YOU do not get to decide whether or not your actions are oppressive. YOU do not get to decide whether or not you are a good ally. YOU benefit from homophobia and heteronormativity and transphobia every single day, whether you want to or not. You benefit from that and it is very likely that you are complicit in those systems without even realizing it. This is normal, but it is true.
If you look at LGBTQIAP+ who don’t play nice with you, you don’t cry about how mean they are being. For many of us, treating cis hetero people with default distrust is a survival mechanism. You need to understand that. You want to be an ally? Then you don’t start crying when the people you want to help don’t treat you like a delicate flower.
Being a good ally is listening. Posts like this? Aren’t listening. Posts like this are busting onto the stage and trying to make it about you, bargaining for your support.
OH MY GOD, I’VE HAD IT WITH YOU PEOPLE.
People like you have the mentality of fucking children? Okay?
Here we have someone who wants to help you guys, yet you push them away FOR THE EXACT SAME REASON YOU’RE PUSHED AWAY BY EVERYONE ELSE.
You’re treating someone like they’re inferior because of WHO THEY ARE.
And you know what, you’re right about a heterosexual person not knowing what it’s like to not be able to get married, you’re right that cis people don’t know what it’s like to be seen as a freak just for expressing who they are.
But when someone tries fighting WITH YOU instead of AGAINST YOU, you act like they’re the same asshole who pushed you in the mud and called you a faggot.
You may have to deal with the hardest shit in the real world, but Tumblr has made so many of you into entitled babies. So many people act like just because they’re not in the majority, they’re a special little snowflake that needs to be treated with extra love and care.
Guess fucking what
Feminism, the LBGT movement, the anti-racism movement.
None of those things are about showing off your special snowflake status and getting extra love and attention for it.
THEY’RE ABOUT ALL PEOPLE
STRAIGHT, GAY, EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
BLACK, WHITE, EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
Getting RID of the idea that special snowflakes even EXIST in this society.
Get off your bloody high horse.
You won’t be treated like human beings until you treat others that way.
Anonymous asked: God just what we need, another blog full of oppressive white tears. Go pick up a world history book and stfu it's entitled supremacist asses like you that's been fucking this world over for centuries and crying about how PoC are mean and hostile towards the poor precious white people who just wanted to take their resources and land and leave PoC in poor conditions. The world must be so cruel to you boohoo.
Saying Britain deserves it because of the Empire
This would begin to make sense if the immigrants were Aborigines, Maori and Red Indians. But they’re not. Also, Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right. Also, if Britain deserves it because of Empire, why does Sweden deserve it? Why does Norway deserve it? Why does Denmark deserve it? Why does Iceland deserve it? The modern indigenous Britons obviously didn’t have anything to do with colonising other countries 300 years ago. Because they were born in Britain, their ancestors obviously stayed in Britain. Modern poor people are not responsible for the actions of historical rich people. Plus, when the British Empire was colonising New Zealand and America, the natives resisted. So why shouldn’t the native Britons resist as well? This whole argument is called Appeal to Tradition, which is a logical fallacy. Just because something happened in the past, doesn’t mean it was good, and doesn’t mean it should happen again. If colonisation is wrong in one part of the world in one era, then it’s wrong in every part of the world in every era.
And why do they only single out white people for this punishment? Should Turkey be flooded with immigrants because of the Ottoman Empire? Should Japan be flooded with immigrants because of the Japanese empire? What about flooding Mongolia with immigrants because of the Mongol Empire? Why aren’t they trying to flood Iran with immigrants because of the Persian Empire? Shouldn’t Saudi Arabia also be flooded with immigrants because of the Arab Empire?
I don’t see anyone arguing that mass immigration into Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mongolia, Japan or Iran should happen to punish them for their imperialism. There’s Liberal history and then there’s real history. Europe was invaded and colonised from Africa in 711 AD. The Moors pushed their way through Spain and into France, until the indigenous Europeans - white people - defeated them at the Battle of Tours in 732 AD. They occupied Spain for 800 years. If they did it to us first, why shouldn’t we do it to them? That’s the logic liberals use after all.
The way anti-whites interpret history, you’d think all the other races were holding hands in peaceful multicultural harmony and tolerance, and there was never any slavery or imperialism, and then whites dropped out of the sky about 400 years ago and started oppressing all the other races. For some reason they think our history began and ended with the Trans-Atlantic Slave-Trade and the Trail of Tears. They ignore 99% of our history and focus on the 1% they can hold over our heads and try to make us feel like we’re uniquely or exclusively guilty. Why don’t they do that to others? We’ve spent 2000 years desperately fighting to defend Europe against Mongols, Arabs, Berbers, Turks, Persians, Huns, and everyone else who came in and wanted a piece of our homeland. Why doesn’t anyone want to talk about this? Why don’t these people ever want to talk about the Battle of Tours, the Gates of Vienna or the Battle of Lepanto or the Siege of Malta?
If I was ever counting in the first place, I would have lost count of the amount of times I’ve been accused of being ignorant, not reading books, not knowing history, etc.
To the Liberal mind, the only reason we could possibly have a different opinion to them is ignorance. It’s simply inconceivable to them that we might be well-informed about history, but still be pro-white.
The reason for this is simple.
Liberals don’t actually know anything about white history, and they project their ignorance onto us.
To the Liberal mind, white people beamed down from space 400 years ago to oppress non-whites. That’s when white history began, as far as they’re concerned.
When they accuse us of having never read a book, what they mean is “you’ve never read a Liberal book about how evil white people are”. What they mean is “you’ve never read the same books as me”.
When they accuse us of being ignorant of history, what they mean is “you’re ignorant of the particular period of history I cherry-pick”. What they mean is “you’re ignorant about the white colonisation of the Americas”.
Where they fail is in assuming that the white colonisation of the Americas is the be-all-and-end-all of white history.
White people have existed for longer than 400 years.
Try 40,000 years.
40,000 years of white history, and they ignore 99% of it.
So the next time a Liberal accuses you of being ignorant of history, ask them which period of history they’ve got in mind.
I guarantee they’re not talking about the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Classical Age, the Dark Ages or the Middle Ages.
Liberals are the ones who ignore history. Not us.
srsly this music video is so good
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