tv show. white man. hes sad. he has to do important thing but its hard. his girlfriend died probably. TWSIT!! theres another white man. maybe MORE. hes sad too but for different reason. its very deep probably. theyre best friends but not gay but maybe they are haha fandom!!! every girl dies or goes away. just not gay white man friend. 10 seasons 100 million viewers. what will moody white men do this week.
He’s not only incredibly empathetic, he’s perceptive. From their first meeting, he’s able to pick up the way Steve shuts down at the mention of being frozen, recognize that Steve has PTSD and reach out to him sympathetically without blinking an eye. He’s willing to take Steve and Natasha in when everyone else is trying to kill them with no questions asked, because he knows they couldn’t have gotten to that place without a good reason. He is able to make Steve laugh, smile, trust him and accept his offers of help, something Steve is doing with no one else, because he figures out the right things to say.
So when Brock Rumlow is telling him that with Hydra, order comes from pain, that Hydra doesn’t take prisoners and Sam tells him to shut the hell up, IT’S INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. Rumlow is doing a cliche villain monologue, trying to justify his actions and explain his objectives, and Sam SHUTS HIM DOWN. Sam, the perceptive, empathetic character WILL NOT LET HIM JUSTIFY OR EXPLAIN WHY IT’S OKAY FOR HYDRA TO DO THESE THINGS.
That should tell you everything you need to know about whether any sympathy should be extended to Hydra or members there-of in this universe. Sam did not and would not. And Sam, like Steve, is an everyman character, idealized. Sam is all of us, if we were the best we could be. By having Sam say that line, the narrative is indicating none of us should give these characters a chance to explain themselves, because no explanation will make their actions excusable.
Agent Ward, paging Agent Grant Ward to the Never Being Redeemed Phone…
“Has it occurred to any of these clowns that, whatever the provocation, what Israel is doing is raining death and fire down on a population that is penned up in the first place, and which literally has nowhere else to go. Not only does this one simple fact obviate all of the well-what-would-America-do-if? scenarios that get floated around, but it also renders the Israeli offensive into an extraordinarily bloody facsimile of one of those tailor-made, designer dove hunts on which Dick Cheney gets to shoot people in the face.”—Charles P. Pierce (via azspot)
I want to write a plethora of Erin Strauss fic around all these gorgeous Elie Saab dresses showing up on my dash. I actually have one in mind already I just have to figure out how to describe the awesome that is this dress.
Setting aside the issue of cultural appreciation vs. appropriation, because i’m no expert on that
The reason why i’m repulsed by white people with dreads or locs is because of hygiene
Basically, considering how different our hair textures are, there is nothing anyone can tell me that’ll convince me that their hair can get naturally dreaded like ours if it’s getting properly shampooed on a regular basis. because everytime they talk how they got their dreads, they proudly explain that all they did was not wash their hair for weeks or months…
I mean, can you imagine how dirty that is? how badly it must smell? how itchy their scalp must be? how dirty the back of their ears must get during the day?
There are a lot of white people with dreads here, and some of them look, hm… better than others, i guess. but none of them look clean. and that’s really my main concern