From South African Legion:
South African Native Labour Corps men sitting around a brazier at their camp, Dannes France - March 1917 during WW1.
The Black African contribution to World War 1 has been heavily downplayed in South Africa’s accounts of the war on the Western Front (and for that matter all Western accounts of the war), however in all - 83 000 black South Africans and 3 000 Cape Coloureds answered the call - a total of 85 000 men of colour complemented the 146 000 white servicemen – serving in all sorts of roles, ranging from policing, driving, stretcher bearing, cooking, engineering… the list goes on. 42% of the serving South Africans during WW1 where men of colour, a fact that is has been very overlooked in the past, and remains relatively unknown to this day.
Image copyright Imperial War Museum Collection
What does this mean?
That, my friend, is exactly the question you have to ask.
YOU LEFT OUT THE MOTHERFUCKING CRYSTAL PYRAMIDS THEY FOUND ON THE FLOOR OF THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE
OLDER THAN THE AZTECS AND COMPLETELY SMOOTH AND 3 TIMES BIGGER THAN THE EGYPTIAN CHEOPS AND NO ONE KNOWS HOW IT GOT THERE.
IM SORRY BUT WHY IS THIS THE FIRST TIME IVE HEARD OF THE CRYSTAL PYRAMIDS WHAT IS THIS SHIT
OKAY HERE’S YOUR DEBRIEFING OF THE CRYSTAL PYRAMID BECAUSE THAT IS SOME CRAZY SHIT.
IN 2012 FRENCH AND AMERICAN SCIENTISTS STUDYING THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE STUMBLED UPON THIS HUGE TRANSLUCENT PYRAMID
THIS THING MEASURED 300 METERS WIDE AND 200 METERS TALL. THAT’S BIGGER THAN THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA SO YOU COULD IMAGINE HOW CRAZY THIS WAS TO THE SCIENTISTS
NOW THIS IS ALL 2000 METERS UNDERWATER. THE SCIENTISTS THEN DISCOVERED TWO HOLES AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID THAT MOVE WATER THRU AT AN EXTREMELY FAST RATE. THIS CAUSES MASIVE SURGE WAVES AND MIST ON THE SURFACE. THAT MAY BE THE REASON FOR THE INCIDENTS WITH BOATS AND PLANES CRASHING THERE
THEY’RE SAYING THAT THIS PYRAMID COULD BE FROM THE TIME BEFORE THE BIBLE SAYS NOAH’S ARK HAPPENED
BUT WHATEVER IT IS THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE JUST GOT LIKE A BILLION TIMES CREEPIER
so basically what i’m hearing is that we have found Atlantis
I can’t count the amount of times I’ve seen this on my dash, all without any tags or notes refuting the Crystal Pyramids as a hoax.
Ah yes. After breaking ME2 I was glad to see that all my relationship hacks carried through. On my import I was still a male in a relationship with Tali, Liara and Garrus, but I dumped the ladies and am now pursuing Garrus (and Kaidan). The last picture is the wonderful result of our date - Garrus’ face melting while my face remains huge and frozen in the background. Nice.
"Up from a past that’s rooted in pain, I rise." - Maya Angelou (x)
is this a joke like did you really use a maya angelou poem that is literally about her life and overcoming not only racism but sexism and being sexually assaulted for a fucking iron man gifset
madame angelou has barely stepped into heaven and y’all steady disrespecting her life and work
lmao is this actually happening right now? really? am i actually seeing this shit?
what in the fresh hell is this mess
every time I think that MCU fandom can’t surprise me anymore with its bullshit, somebody still finds an exciting new way to be terrible.
There is literally no fucking way to interpret this poem as ~~~universal struggle~~~ or whatever. It is about a particular experience and particular triumph - it is about being a black woman in America, soaking in toxic antiblack racism, and still finding strength and joy and beauty in yourself.
It is not about rich white dude manpain. To wit:Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.
I don’t know how someone reads this poem, written by a luminous black artist and activist about her real life struggle as a black American woman, and the real life struggles of millions of black Americans, and still finds it acceptable to stick this poem onto a mediocre gifset of a fictitious rich white warprofiteering imperialist. And I truly can’t fathom how anyone has the unmitigated gall to pull this shit less than a week after Dr. Angelou passed.
Among other things, it is a poem whose narrator declares “I am the dream and the hope of the slave." The defiant celebration and glorious power of this poem…It is goddamned sacrilege to appropriate such a thing for whatever fictional white dick you’re obsessing over.
This fandom is the fucking worst.
I’d like to know the kind of mental leaps it take to equate the real-life struggles of a black woman who recently passed away to that of a cartoon character who dress up in a giant robot suit.
things you shouldn’t need to be told but apparently need to be:
- DON’T make nazi aus of your ships
- DON’T make nazi aus of your fandoms
- DON’T affiliate yourself with nazi allegories (i.e. death eaters)
- DON’T affiliate yourself with actual nazis
saying hail hydra is affiliating yourself with a nazi allegory fyi
What is happening to the Marvel fandom? There’s a staggering amount of people in the notes and tags that are still defending Nazi AUs.
Partners. Or something like that.
Why do I always laugh so hard when people make passing references to South Africa? Like Coulson asking Thor if he received training in South Africa. Cracks me up 10/10 times.