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sickofmyownvoice:

Guys, this is my boyfriend @frenchie_bear // @jennaushkowitz

sickofmyownvoice:

Guys, this is my boyfriend @frenchie_bear // @jennaushkowitz

I read your Winter Soldier analysis, and I have a question : you say that "There’s a reason his code name is drawn from an investigation into one of the ugliest chapters of American history." Please help a non-American understand what you meant? I mean I obviously see the Cold War reference in the movie, but from what you've written it seems like something more subtle *within* the Cold War... shit, I mean just "Cold War" seems too evident and I can't find the deeper meaning?
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liveship:

wizzard890:

Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.

The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.  

When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.

But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.

So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.

#plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth

joeanna:

I’m always gonna love you.

daxterdd:

lyndez:

barackobama:

Well, this was priceless.

(Won’t help you with your texting alibis, but you can actually make really fast donations on your smartphone by signing up for Quick Donate.)

The Barack

Obama

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just reblogged

Glee

Reblogging again for Obama tumblr flawlessness.

lizinprogress:

flamingmuse:

Look, there’s so much good there.

^^ THIS.

Bolded. Underlined. Highlighted.

There is still good stuff there, despite the conflict. They still care. They still love. They’re just struggling…

ewbuckybarnes:

make me choose
↳ anonymous asked Darcy Lewis or Nick Fury

fairylighted:

colour picspam . almost human
↳ yellow

btvs + purple

He’s unstable…erratic


15/100 pictures of Darren Criss

15/100 pictures of Darren Criss