THERE WAS NEVER A TIME WHEN THINGS WERE “SIMPLER” AND “MADE MORE SENSE” AND THERE NEVER WILL BE
THE ENTIRETY OF HUMAN HISTORY IS A BIZARRE SERIOUS OF EMOTIONAL SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICTS ON AN INDIVIDUAL AND GLOBAL SCALE
THE ONLY REASON YOU THINK THINGS WERE BETTER 10 YEARS AGO IS BECAUSE YOU HAD FEWER BRAIN CELLS WORKING
Actually for me things WERE simpler. There were fifteen channels, candy was literally a penny with no tax, video games were no more advanced than NES and the biggest problem in the general world at the time wasn’t the ‘global climate’ or who was threatening who in the world…..it was the price of gas. All we knew pre-internet and sensationalization of the general media was that ‘things’ happened out in ‘oil country’ and paying for gas was ‘too much’. If I wanted to walk to the park, I walked to the park. No cell phone or worry about anything other than that. If I wanted to eat something I ate something, no one cared beyond what was IN it and only because we LEGALLY had to know. Calories and nutrition? We had Mr. T and PacMan cereal….pure fucking sugar. No one cared and we were STILL thinner as a whole than children now. Terrorism was in movies and we watched what was on those fifteen channels because no one could afford a VCR yet.
BY/IN THE 90S ALONE NUCLEAR BOMBS HAD BEEN DROPPED EMPIRES HAD RISEN AND FALLEN WORLD WAR II HAD HAPPENED GENOCIDES HAD OCCURRED THE COLD WAR HAPPENED CAPITALISM TOOK ROOT COMMUNISM BECAME DOCTRINE ACROSS NEARLY HALF THE WORLD’S POPULATION THE IRON CURTAIN FELL THE AMERICAS WERE COLONIZED EUROPE CONTROLLED AND THEN LOST CONTROL OF THE MAJORITY OF THE WORLD CHINA HAD GONE THROUGH MORE THAN A DOZEN DYNASTY CHANGES HAD EXPERIENCED THE TAIPING REBELLION A 40 YEAR CIVIL WAR AND A COMMUNIST REVOLUTION YUGOSLAVIA BROKE UP THE UN WAS FOUNDED NATO DROPPED BOMBS ON SERBIA THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE HAPPENED ALBERT EINSTEIN PUT FORTH A GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY MAHTAHMA GANDHI LED INDIA TO INDEPENDENCE THROUGH NONVIOLENCE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR MALCOLM X AND COUNTLESS OTHERS LED A CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TWO WAVES OF FEMINISM HAPPENED THE STONEWALL RIOTS HAPPENED MATTHEW SHEPHERD WAS MURDERED BILL CLINTON GOT A BLOWJOB AFRICA EXPERIENCED MORE THAN 50 COUPS CIVIL WARS AND REVOLUTIONS ROMANTICISM REALISM MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM EMERGED NEON GENESIS EVANGELION CAME OUT
YOUR FUCKING VCR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT
Okay, I finished the first episode of the miniseries and I have to stop because my stomach is in knots and my heart hurts because I have feelings.
“Everyone here is someone’s daughter,” she says quietly. “Every soldier out there is someone’s son. The only crime, the only crime is to take a life. There is nothing else.”
“And that’s why you don’t fight,” I said.
She turns to me sharply. “To live is to fight,” she snaps. “To preserve life is to fight everything that man stands for.”"
The Ask and the Answer, by Patrick Ness (via windything)
I have never wanted to be like a character more than I’ve wanted to be like Corrine. She makes me feel ALL the things.
[Spoilers for The Ask and The Answer]
Basically Corrine is part of this order of female doctors (except they’re called healers because only men are called doctors for Various Reasons) that in the past was this semi-terrorist liberation group called The Answer. When this misogynistic mayor/president comes into power they respond by leaving the city to fight against him by bombing the city. Which in some ways was a good idea because the man in control was a very, very bad man who really should not be in power and is also a really bad idea because they end up hurting a lot of civilians, among other things. Those other things include that after the mayor/president comes into power men and women are very strictly segregated and women can only be treated by female doctors and the mayor/president it a VIOLENT misogynist and the bombings of the city is hurting lots of innocent people.
When The Answer leaves Corrine is the ONLY woman who stays behind to provide medical care for women, and eventually men too. She does this because she took an oath, and she’s a pacifist, and she became a doctor for a reason, and she knows that if she lets her self place more value on certain lives over others than she is practicing what that awful, cruel person wants her too. And she is not going to be that person.
The mayor/president ends up branding all of the women in the city with something that slowly kills them and he rounds up people who breaks his rules (which Corrine ultimately does because she heals people indiscriminately) and she DIES in what is essentially a concentration camp.
I honestly cannot think of a person who is more consistently admirable, brave, and true than Corrine in the entire series.
Did you know that starting the first week of the new semester (I think, it may be the second week)
I’m going to have to be at school until 8 pm
12 and a half hours at school on Wednesday
So some boy I go to school with just tagged me and two of my closest friends in a post about THIS video.
And then he had the gall to tell us he didn’t mean it offensively.
(My long as reply to him under the cut)
Applying for a volunteer position at a local hospital on Monday. Wish me luck!