If we really saw war, what war does to young minds and bodies, it would be impossible to embrace the myth of war. If we had to stand over the mangled corpses of schoolchildren killed in Afghanistan and listen to the wails of their parents, we would not be able to repeat clichés we use to justify war. This is why war is carefully sanitized. This is why we are given war’s perverse and dark thrill but are spared from seeing war’s consequences. The mythic visions of war keep it heroic and entertaining…
The wounded, the crippled, and the dead are, in this great charade, swiftly carted offstage. They are war’s refuse. We do not see them. We do not hear them. They are doomed, like wandering spirits, to float around the edges of our consciousness, ignored, even reviled. The message they tell is too painful for us to hear. We prefer to celebrate ourselves and our nation by imbibing the myths of glory, honor, patriotism, and heroism, words that in combat become empty and meaningless.
As am I.
I don’t want to brag, but I do 12 hrs marathon every week.
I think we all want someone to look at us the same way the characters of The Lord of the Rings look at their significant other.
Imagining Sam looking at me the way he looks at Rosie literally made tears come to my eyes. I want Sam to love me so much. He admires her so much, and there’s such tenderness in his eyes… Just…. ::melt::
the reason people get tired of educating, explaining, reasoning, sounding out
is that it just never ends
and its the same shit over and over again
people just continually fuck your shit up
and you have to smile and grit your teeth and go, ‘yo thats actually fucked, please don’t do it’
and when people you like and admire do it
do and say the same stuff you are forced to devote your energy to fighting
its like being kicked in the teeth
this is why people have flash temper reactions to bullshit, even if it was done without malicious intent
a thousand micro aggressions building up over your life
'why are you so angry' 'why can't you just explain it calmly'
maybe its because it never ever ends
and you explain it to one person and they get it and you feel good, because thank fuck, someone listened! someone grew! someone changed! someone genuinely meant it when they said sorry
and there are more people doing the same thing
what are you supposed to do
what are you supposed to do, other then scream
okay but i need to reblog this once more because this is literally the truest shit in the whole world
Robot Hugs - But Men [x]
(click through to see full comic and more on the artist’s site!)
little shits shaming martha jones for her unrequited crush on the doctor like your shitty blogs weren’t 80% pictures of guys that don’t even know your name