I think this is it.
I think this is my favorite post on tumblr.
you know how a lot of things are spoiled for you b/c its the internet and tumblr has a lot of gifs, images, and all that. like its nigh impossible to go into a fandom without having things spoiled for them. however
i still have no fucking earthly clue what jojo’s bizzare adventure is even remotely about. the power of eyeliner? maybe
Anonymous said: I was talking to my mam a few years ago about the decline of the Irish language since the 1800s and she said that besides her love of the language itself, the main reason why she doesn't want it to die out is because, and I quote, "it'll mean that the British will have won" and that's stuck with me ever since.
"tír gan teanga, tír gan anam." ur mommas a smart lady who knows what shes talking about
This is a bigger deal than this post lets on. The British came into Ireland and did everything they could to erase the Irish culture. They renamed everything on maps to get rid of the colloquial names of landmarks and roads and things that had been used for centuries. They also prevented the Irish language’s usage in education and government which has reduced its usage to under 80,000 people who use it outside of the educational system today (after a cultural revival).
LABHAIR AN TEANGA GAEILGE LIOM, MO STÓR
VIVA AN GAEILGE
Had this convo with my dad the other day. I think we should always protect our culture at all cost.
The loss of the Irish language at this point would be one of British Imperialism’s most devastating triumphs over the Irish people. Cultural Imperialism taught us that we were less, that we were backwards, that our language was that of peasants and vagrants. If we let Irish die it will be the most literal silencing of all. Forgoing our own words for theirs. We should all make the effort to use whatever “cúpla focal” we have, even if all you can say is “An bhfuil cead again dúl go dtí an leithreas.” It is especially important to use Irish on social sites like this. We need to make Irish a living language again.
Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste, ná Béarla cliste.
This doesn’t even cover it, though… The British also tore down Irish structures and replaced them all with British ones… Even now, all those Irish towns and Irish pubs that we think of as iconic are what the British built. They also outlawed Irish music and dance, and ordered that all the Irish harps be destroyed.
Another iconic and simply fascinating faucet of our culture is that we used this beautiful language to plan rebellions in secret. Though they banned meetings of young men to assuage any ideas of revolt, these young socialist revolutionaries disguised their meetings as Catholic masses and spoke entirely in Irish. The fact it was sustained beyond the plantations, genocide, and a Famine and then utilised as a means to overthrow an empire (despite everything) just means the loss is even more enshrined with bitterness and a loss of rebellion and active thought against powers that be. The English have won by our complacency, though our ancestors kept this language alive against violence, hunger, murder, and pillaging. And so recent generations need to hang their head in shame for allowing such.
Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family.
a lot of people are STILL asking me how Iggy Azalea is racist and homophobic so i’m just going to make a proper post
in addition to all of this she also calls herself a “slave master” at 0:06 in this video
the amount of notes on this post
Jesus Christ. I just heard her shitty song “Fancy” for the first time today and was stunned by her kinda racist attempt to sound black (and she’s Australian) so I looked her up and … wow. Just wow. What a gross human being.
Oh cool a manga that Stan Lee helped with
Lets see what its like….