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charismatic: Banana Fish master post bananafishrepublic: With the popularity of the upcoming anime, I decided to make a master post for fans new and old, as well as for those who are curious about the series! What is Banana Fish?Banana Fish is a manga series by Akimi Yoshida. Originally published in 1985, it follows the story of Ash Lynx, a charismatic gang leader, as he grapples with figuring out the mystery of “banana fish” that turns his life upside down. The story also centers around the close relationship between Ash Lynx and Eiji Okumura, a young Japanese photographer’s assistant who came to New York to photograph the city, but ends up getting caught up in Ash’s violent life. DISCLAIMER: Banana Fish is definitely not for everyone. Some of the topics Banana Fish deals with are violence, drugs, rape, pedophilia, child abuse, gang warfare, racism, prostitution, and death. None of the sexual content is shown explicitly. I recommend not investing in this series if these topics make you uncomfortable. Manga - The main story consists of 19 volumes. VIZ Media licensed a english translation in 1999-2002, with flipped L to R pages and censored dialogue. VIZ later released a full re-translation of the series of all 19 volumes. Both have since been out of print. Can be read in full here, in English.The manga is also getting a gorgeous box edition which can be found on Amazon. (Japanese only)  Side stories - An extra volume, titled Banana Fish: Another Story consists of five side stories that take place before and after the events in the main story. Highly recommended to read after you finish the main story. Raws  Angel Eyes -prequel that tells the story of how Ash and Shorter met. Included in VIZ’s translation of Banana Fish. The Garden with Holy Light - Epilogue to Banana Fish. Included in VIZ’s translation of Banana Fish.Private Opinion - Prequel that tells the story of how Ash and Blanca first met. Untranslated.Fly boy, in the sky - Prequel that tells the story of how Eiji and Ibé met. Untranslated. Ura Banana - Short, comedic story about Ash and Eiji discussing fan mail with Akimi Yoshida. Untranslated. Media  Anime- A Banana Fish anime is in the works! Set to premier July 2018, it is being produced by the studio MAPPA and will consist of 24 episodes. The biggest change will be that the story is set to modern day. You can find more information here on ANN. (Will update this section when we get closer to the date)Radio drama - A radio drama for Banana Fish was produced in 1996. @bananafishlovers was kind enough to compile the drama CDs into a playlist which can be found here. Untranslated, but you can follow along with the audio if you have the manga close by.Stage adaption - A stage adaption for Banana Fish was produced in 2012. Very hard to find outside of Japan, here’s a preview  (Warning: stage silliness)Asrun Dream - A song from the album Mars by Gackt. In an interview with Akimi Yoshida, “Asrun Dream is an older song of his [Gackt], inspired by Banana Fish. He said that when he wrote it, he imagined Eiji asleep in bed while Ash looks out the window to the night sky.” (lyrics + source)ExtrasAngel Eyes - Not related to the side story of the same name, Angel Eyes was a Banana Fish art book by Akimi Yoshida. The short story, That Summer, is also included in the art book. You can read it here and here You can find copies of the book on Amazon or on Japanese bidding sites, but please be warned that the price for it has skyrocketed since it is a rare book. Banana Fish REBIRTH - Official guide book to Banana Fish. This book includes an extensive analysis on the story and characters, and the setting of New York City. Harder to find than Angel Eyes, but also just as crazy expensive.I hope this covers everything. If you have any questions, suggestions, or corrections, let me know! I’ll also be updating this post as more information about Banana Fish is released.  
charismatic: Banana Fish
 master post
bananafishrepublic:

With the popularity of the upcoming anime, I decided to make a master post for fans new and old, as well as for those who are curious about the series! What is Banana Fish?Banana Fish is a manga series by Akimi Yoshida. Originally published in 1985, it follows the story of Ash Lynx, a charismatic gang leader, as he grapples with figuring out the mystery of “banana fish” that turns his life upside down. The story also centers around the close relationship between Ash Lynx and Eiji Okumura, a young Japanese photographer’s assistant who came to New York to photograph the city, but ends up getting caught up in Ash’s violent life. DISCLAIMER: Banana Fish is definitely not for everyone. Some of the topics Banana Fish deals with are violence, drugs, rape, pedophilia, child abuse, gang warfare, racism, prostitution, and death. None of the sexual content is shown explicitly. I recommend not investing in this series if these topics make you uncomfortable.
Manga - The main story consists of 19 volumes. VIZ Media licensed a english translation in 1999-2002, with flipped L to R pages and censored dialogue. VIZ later released a full re-translation of the series of all 19 volumes. Both have since been out of print. Can be read in full here, in English.The manga is also getting a gorgeous box edition which can be found on Amazon. (Japanese only) 
Side stories - An extra volume, titled Banana Fish: Another Story consists of five side stories that take place before and after the events in the main story. Highly recommended to read after you finish the main story. Raws 
Angel Eyes -prequel that tells the story of how Ash and Shorter met. Included in VIZ’s translation of Banana Fish.
The Garden with Holy Light - Epilogue to Banana Fish. Included in VIZ’s translation of Banana Fish.Private Opinion - Prequel that tells the story of how Ash and Blanca first met. Untranslated.Fly boy, in the sky - Prequel that tells the story of how Eiji and Ibé met. Untranslated.
Ura Banana - Short, comedic story about Ash and Eiji discussing fan mail with Akimi Yoshida. Untranslated.
Media  Anime- A Banana Fish anime is in the works! Set to premier July 2018, it is being produced by the studio MAPPA and will consist of 24 episodes. The biggest change will be that the story is set to modern day. You can find more information here on ANN. (Will update this section when we get closer to the date)Radio drama - A radio drama for Banana Fish was produced in 1996. @bananafishlovers was kind enough to compile the drama CDs into a playlist which can be found here. Untranslated, but you can follow along with the audio if you have the manga close by.Stage adaption - A stage adaption for Banana Fish was produced in 2012. Very hard to find outside of Japan, here’s a preview  (Warning: stage silliness)Asrun Dream - A song from the album Mars by Gackt. In an interview with Akimi Yoshida, “Asrun Dream is an older song of his [Gackt], inspired by Banana Fish. He said that when he wrote it, he imagined Eiji asleep in bed while Ash looks out the window to the night sky.” (lyrics + source)ExtrasAngel Eyes - Not related to the side story of the same name, Angel Eyes was a Banana Fish art book by Akimi Yoshida. The short story, That Summer, is also included in the art book. You can read it here and here You can find copies of the book on Amazon or on Japanese bidding sites, but please be warned that the price for it has skyrocketed since it is a rare book. Banana Fish REBIRTH - Official guide book to Banana Fish. This book includes an extensive analysis on the story and characters, and the setting of New York City. Harder to find than Angel Eyes, but also just as crazy expensive.I hope this covers everything. If you have any questions, suggestions, or corrections, let me know! I’ll also be updating this post as more information about Banana Fish is released.  

bananafishrepublic: With the popularity of the upcoming anime, I decided to make a master post for fans new and old, as well as for thos...

charismatic: What?! You're Luigi? world's most inept Least charismatic brother? Hou! Can you introduce me to Mario? Huh? Did we meet th ther day? I totall forgot. You're not very memorable. I guess your brother all the charisma in family. huh! <p><a href="http://livster-the-schmuck.tumblr.com/post/169139636122/zelsbels-villomaru-light-up-the-night" class="tumblr_blog">livster-the-schmuck</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://zelsbels.tumblr.com/post/169139317822/villomaru-light-up-the-night" class="tumblr_blog">zelsbels</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://villomaru.tumblr.com/post/168999492172/light-up-the-night-retrogamingblog-harsh" class="tumblr_blog">villomaru</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://light-up-the-night.tumblr.com/post/168998975187/retrogamingblog-harsh-jesus-christ-toad-what" class="tumblr_blog">light-up-the-night</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://retrogamerblog.com/post/168173049968/harsh" class="tumblr_blog">retrogamingblog</a>:</p> <blockquote><p style="">harsh</p></blockquote> <p>jesus christ toad what the fuck is your damage</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="500" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/86048936dd4299f96f09167b0b236d2d/tumblr_inline_p1mjg9Wqi61rnh5u1_540.jpg" data-orig-height="500" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></blockquote> <p>TOAD NO</p> </blockquote> <p>You don’t disrespect Daisy’s man Toad!</p></blockquote>
charismatic: What?! You're Luigi?
 world's most inept
 Least charismatic
 brother? Hou! Can you
 introduce me to Mario?
 Huh? Did we meet th
 ther day? I totall
 forgot. You're not
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 all the charisma in
 family. huh!
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<p>jesus christ toad what the fuck is your damage</p>
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<p>TOAD NO</p>
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<p>You don’t disrespect Daisy’s man Toad!</p></blockquote>

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charismatic: @ch akabars If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies how very different our ideals of beauty would be 🇸🇴Independence and Early Years, 1960 After the 10-year interim period, on June 26, 1960, the northern protectorate of Somaliland gained independence from Britain. Five days later on July 1, 1960, the two former colonies united to form the United Republic of Somalia under President Aden Abdullah Osman Daar, Prime Minister Abdirashid Ali Shermarke, and a 123-member National Assembly representing both territories. Daar ruled Somalia from 1960 until 1967. Shermarke succeeded him and led the country for two years until his assassination in 1969. Though northern and southern Somalia were united under one government, they operated as two separate countries, with different legal, administrative, and educational systems. Beginnings of Dictatorship, 1969-1976 On the day of Shermarke’s funeral, the Somali army, led by Mohamed Siad Barre, staged a bloodless coup. Barre, a charismatic dictator who fostered a cult of personality and called himself “Victorious Leader,” served as president and military ruler of Somalia from 1969-1991 and renamed the country the Somali Democratic Republic. Under Barre’s leadership Somalia sided with the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Though Barre outlawed clan loyalties and promoted his own scientific socialism, he supported clan elders to maintain control of rural areas. The new government, dominated by the only legal political party, the Supreme Revolutionary Council, or SRC, formed a guiding ideology based on a combination of Marxism and the Quran and led a “reeducation” campaign to eliminate opposition. In 1976, the SRC officially marked the end of military rule by dissolving itself and ceded power to its own creation, the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party, or SRSP. Next week’s Enough 101 will focus on Somalia’s more recent history. chakabars @yescene on the picture ❤
charismatic: @ch akabars
 If only our eyes saw souls
 instead of bodies
 how very different our ideals
 of beauty would be
🇸🇴Independence and Early Years, 1960 After the 10-year interim period, on June 26, 1960, the northern protectorate of Somaliland gained independence from Britain. Five days later on July 1, 1960, the two former colonies united to form the United Republic of Somalia under President Aden Abdullah Osman Daar, Prime Minister Abdirashid Ali Shermarke, and a 123-member National Assembly representing both territories. Daar ruled Somalia from 1960 until 1967. Shermarke succeeded him and led the country for two years until his assassination in 1969. Though northern and southern Somalia were united under one government, they operated as two separate countries, with different legal, administrative, and educational systems. Beginnings of Dictatorship, 1969-1976 On the day of Shermarke’s funeral, the Somali army, led by Mohamed Siad Barre, staged a bloodless coup. Barre, a charismatic dictator who fostered a cult of personality and called himself “Victorious Leader,” served as president and military ruler of Somalia from 1969-1991 and renamed the country the Somali Democratic Republic. Under Barre’s leadership Somalia sided with the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Though Barre outlawed clan loyalties and promoted his own scientific socialism, he supported clan elders to maintain control of rural areas. The new government, dominated by the only legal political party, the Supreme Revolutionary Council, or SRC, formed a guiding ideology based on a combination of Marxism and the Quran and led a “reeducation” campaign to eliminate opposition. In 1976, the SRC officially marked the end of military rule by dissolving itself and ceded power to its own creation, the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party, or SRSP. Next week’s Enough 101 will focus on Somalia’s more recent history. chakabars @yescene on the picture ❤

🇸🇴Independence and Early Years, 1960 After the 10-year interim period, on June 26, 1960, the northern protectorate of Somaliland gained i...

charismatic: LUKE TRARON POLICE NEW BERN, NC OUR HEARTSANDPRAVERS ARE WITH OUR FALLEN BROTHER OFFICER ALEXANDER THALMANN. s HAMILY. us MARINE CORPS, ANI THE NEW BERN POLICE DEPARTMENL unit orm humor POLICE NEW BERN, NC BLUE LINE Officer Alexander Thalmann New Bern Police Department, NC EOW 03/31/2014 Three years ago today I lost my best friend. Alexander Edward Thalmann. Alex enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, completing his training at MCRD Parris Island on 5 May, 2011. He served with Combat Logistics Battalion 451 of the 4th Marine Logistics Group. Alex completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Beaufort County Community College in June of 2013. He joined the New Bern Police Department in August of 2013. He was honored and proud to serve his community as a police officer. Charismatic and exceptionally wise beyond his young age, he is loved and will be missed by everyone his life touched. On 28 March 2345hours, Officer Thalmann had stopped a subject who was acting suspicious. Keeping to his oath to protect all, Ofc. Thalmann simply wanted to make sure this man was okay and ascertain his reasons for acting the way he was. This should have been no big deal, stop, talk, and then be on your way. That was not to be. As Ofc. Thalmann and the subject were speaking, all of a sudden the man took off running. Brother Alex called for assist and the foot chase was on. With no warning, and as fellow Officer Justin R. Wester, showed on scene, the suspect pulled out a handgun, turned toward the Officers, and began firing his weapon. Officer Thalmann was struck by gunfire to his face. Officer Wester was shot in his leg. The Officers fired back, killing the gunman. Both Officers were transported to the hospital. Ofc. Wester, who has 28 months on the force, was treated for his through-and-through wound and released the next day. Ofc. Thalmann was critical but was starting to show signs of stabilization the next day and he continued to fight tough to survive, Sadly, and with a heavy heart, that was not to be … this proved to be our Brother’s final battle … Police Officer Alexander Thalmann succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced just after 1300hours 31 March 2014 with his family by his side. He was my friend, my hero, my brother. alexthalmann nbpd officeralexanderthalmann newbern thinblueline brotherhood badgeofhonor brothersofthebadge protectingthesheep police sheriff sheepdogs statepolice trooper thinblueline cops family lawenforcement
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 POLICE
 NEW BERN, NC
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 OUR FALLEN BROTHER
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 NEW BERN, NC
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 New Bern Police Department, NC
 EOW 03/31/2014
Three years ago today I lost my best friend. Alexander Edward Thalmann. Alex enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, completing his training at MCRD Parris Island on 5 May, 2011. He served with Combat Logistics Battalion 451 of the 4th Marine Logistics Group. Alex completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Beaufort County Community College in June of 2013. He joined the New Bern Police Department in August of 2013. He was honored and proud to serve his community as a police officer. Charismatic and exceptionally wise beyond his young age, he is loved and will be missed by everyone his life touched. On 28 March 2345hours, Officer Thalmann had stopped a subject who was acting suspicious. Keeping to his oath to protect all, Ofc. Thalmann simply wanted to make sure this man was okay and ascertain his reasons for acting the way he was. This should have been no big deal, stop, talk, and then be on your way. That was not to be. As Ofc. Thalmann and the subject were speaking, all of a sudden the man took off running. Brother Alex called for assist and the foot chase was on. With no warning, and as fellow Officer Justin R. Wester, showed on scene, the suspect pulled out a handgun, turned toward the Officers, and began firing his weapon. Officer Thalmann was struck by gunfire to his face. Officer Wester was shot in his leg. The Officers fired back, killing the gunman. Both Officers were transported to the hospital. Ofc. Wester, who has 28 months on the force, was treated for his through-and-through wound and released the next day. Ofc. Thalmann was critical but was starting to show signs of stabilization the next day and he continued to fight tough to survive, Sadly, and with a heavy heart, that was not to be … this proved to be our Brother’s final battle … Police Officer Alexander Thalmann succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced just after 1300hours 31 March 2014 with his family by his side. He was my friend, my hero, my brother. alexthalmann nbpd officeralexanderthalmann newbern thinblueline brotherhood badgeofhonor brothersofthebadge protectingthesheep police sheriff sheepdogs statepolice trooper thinblueline cops family lawenforcement

Three years ago today I lost my best friend. Alexander Edward Thalmann. Alex enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, completing his t...

charismatic: the archetype quiz if you're a sucker for history and literat u re (and if you are let's please cry about the song of achilles) then hey! you found a somewhat decent and maybe not accurate quiz to tell you what kind of figure or role you would play as a recurrent symbol back in the day. instructions: once you choose your answer you can't go back if you wanted to change it so keep that in mind! make sure you choose what best fits you no matter how badly it may reflect on your personality.remember, we're all pretentious assholes here given that all of us willingly decided to take this quiz (i'm the worst of them all, seeing that i made the test, yikes) results: since there are millions of different archetypes i've decided to choose 6 possible outcomes! keep in mind that i'm not an expert and if you end up with something you didn't want then please don't get angry. a lot of the questions are similar to the different pottermore quizzes since jk rowling is the queen of vague questions, so if you recognize some stuff it's probably taken from one of her tests! have fun! (you can find me on my tumblr here if you want by the way. ok cool) START librapapi: gentlestrology: astrologycity: letaslestrnge: this probably won’t get any notes since i’m such a tiny account but if you want to take this quiz you can find it here ! after pulling an all-nighter crying over tsoa, i created this because i don’t think i’ve seen this type of personality test floating around before! hopefully it’s not too inaccurate since i’m not an expert on the subject. this was inspired by the pottermore sorting quizzes here and the greek godly parent quiz here  feel free to tag what you got if you finish it! mine is the realist if you don’t want to take the quiz but you still want to know, the possible outcomes were: the chosen one: authentic, brave, bold, intuitive, natural, passionate, stubborn the realist: practical, understanding, honest, brutal, logical, creator, intelligent, sensible, down-to-earth, reasonable the doppelgänger: manipulative, self deprecating, intelligent, knowledgable, ambiguous, caring the master: determined, obsessive, powerful, charismatic, confident, rash, challenging the defender: loyal, selfless, guardian, youthful, honest, unguarded, courageous, basically a gryffindor the warrior: purposeful, adaptable, loyal, agressive, mindful, decisive, skillful, isolated, destroyer reblog with what you get and your sign!!the chosen one // sag the chosen one // aries huh, i thought i’d get the doppelgänger but i got the defender… i’m a libra
charismatic: the archetype quiz
 if you're a sucker for history and literat u re (and if you are let's please cry
 about the song of achilles) then hey! you found a somewhat decent and
 maybe not accurate quiz to tell you what kind of figure or role you would
 play as a recurrent symbol back in the day.
 instructions:
 once you choose your answer you can't go back if you wanted to change
 it so keep that in mind! make sure you choose what best fits you no matter
 how badly it may reflect on your personality.remember, we're all
 pretentious assholes here given that all of us willingly decided to take this
 quiz (i'm the worst of them all, seeing that i made the test, yikes)
 results:
 since there are millions of different archetypes i've decided to choose 6
 possible outcomes! keep in mind that i'm not an expert and if you end up
 with something you didn't want then please don't get angry. a lot of the
 questions are similar to the different pottermore quizzes since jk rowling is
 the queen of vague questions, so if you recognize some stuff it's probably
 taken from one of her tests!
 have fun!
 (you can find me on my tumblr here if you want by the way. ok cool)
 START
librapapi:

gentlestrology:


astrologycity:

letaslestrnge:

this probably won’t get any notes since i’m such a tiny account but if you want to take this quiz you can find it here ! after pulling an all-nighter crying over tsoa, i created this because i don’t think i’ve seen this type of personality test floating around before! hopefully it’s not too inaccurate since i’m not an expert on the subject. this was inspired by the pottermore sorting quizzes here and the greek godly parent quiz here 
feel free to tag what you got if you finish it! mine is the realist
if you don’t want to take the quiz but you still want to know, the possible outcomes were:

the chosen one: authentic, brave, bold, intuitive, natural, passionate, stubborn
the realist: practical, understanding, honest, brutal, logical, creator, intelligent, sensible, down-to-earth, reasonable
the doppelgänger: manipulative, self deprecating, intelligent, knowledgable, ambiguous, caring
the master: determined, obsessive, powerful, charismatic, confident, rash, challenging
the defender: loyal, selfless, guardian, youthful, honest, unguarded, courageous, basically a gryffindor
the warrior: purposeful, adaptable, loyal, agressive, mindful, decisive, skillful, isolated, destroyer



reblog with what you get and your sign!!the chosen one // sag

the chosen one // aries


huh, i thought i’d get the doppelgänger but i got the defender… i’m a libra

librapapi: gentlestrology: astrologycity: letaslestrnge: this probably won’t get any notes since i’m such a tiny account but if you...

charismatic: Left and Right Wing Fascism and Traditional Nazism Socialism conservatism Left wing Right wing Private economic Public economic ownership and hierarchy ownership and equality Communism and Liberalism Right-wing left-wing anarchism anarchism azkre: marvelandponder: secondlina: I’m really alarmed by the misinformation I see on social media right now, so here is a little simplified guide to WTF is going on. (Edited to work better for tumblr, I originally just made screenshots for Twitter) What is a NAZI? Nazi is an abbreviation for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus) an ideology associated primarily with the 20th-century German Nazi Party (especially while it was being led by Adolt Hitler). The idea that National Socialism lived and died primarily through Hitler is actually a myth propagated by post-war propaganda and Hollywood. America destroyed those Nazis!! YAY!! – Wrong, They still exist. Although not under that name. Any far-right groups is basically a “Nazi” party (many even used the term “National Socialism” until a re-branding in the 80’s. The German political scientist Klaus von Beyme describes three historical phases in the development of far-right parties in Western Europe after World War II. From 1945 to the mid-1950s, far-right parties were marginalized, and their ideologies were discredited due to the recent existence and defeat of Nazism – because people were murdered. In droves. Like millions of people. Death camps are REAL. 11 million people died, including 1.1 million children. Thus in the years immediately following World War II, the main objective of far-right parties was survival; achieving any political impact at all, was largely not expected. From the mid-1950s to the 1970s, the so-called “populist protest phase” emerged with sporadic electoral success. During this period, far-right parties drew to them charismatic leaders whose profound mistrust of the political establishment led to an “us-versus-them” mind set: “us” being the nation’s citizenry, “them” being the politicians and bureaucrats who were then in office; beginning in the 1980s, the electoral successes of far-right political candidates made it possible for far-right political parties to revitalize anti-immigration as a mainstream issue. What does anybody in the far right REALLY support? How politics work is that there is two sides. The right and the left. In the middle, Liberalism and democracy. The far-right isn’t about the “working man” at all. That’s what the LEFT is about. The Left is ALL about the public being in control. There is currently no major leftist parties in power in America (Democrats are closer to the middle - center-right, actually. They just get called the left party because nobody is). What the right really advocates is private economic ownership (aka the rich getting’ richer), racial hierarchy (whites better than everyone else) and Social Darwinism (which is the idea that “weak” humans, aka the old, the sick, etc, deserve to be removed. That means gradually killed. Don’t get attached to your grandma). Extreme right-wing politicians are usually extreme nationalists (“bringing back JOBS to AMERICANS” = eventually they will exploit you as workers void of rights), and are opposed to immigration. They are also profoundly chauvinistic (that means women are seen as inferior). Is Trump a representative of the extreme right? Most definitely, since he supports all that was listed above. Loudly, too. So, Trump isn’t going to really help the so-called American Working Man? Who even is that? Everybody American works, no matter who they are. But if you mean that you’re a white middle class American, then you’ll get candy for a year and then be abused just like the rest of us. You’re already losing your rights to free information and healthcare. So, you might as well join the fight with us. Who is Richard B. Spencer? Richard Bertrand Spencer (born May 11, 1978) is an American white nationalist, known for promoting white supremacist views. He is president of the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think-tank, and Washington Summit Publishers, an independent publishing firm. Spencer has stated that he rejects the description of white supremacist, and describes himself as an identitarian. He advocates for a white homeland for a “dispossessed white race” and calls for “peaceful ethnic cleansing” to halt the “deconstruction” of European culture. The Identitarian movement is a European political movement that started in France in 2002 and is basically all about destroying anybody who is a shade darker then milk. The Identitarian movement has a close linkage to members of the German New Right, aka Neo-Nazis. So this guy is definitely a “Nazi”. Was it ok to punch him? It’s never ok to punch someone who has not provoked you. HOWEVER, what Spencer is doing is saying: I want to hurt people. I want to hurt people a lot. Not today. But, tomorrow, maybe. His very existence and allegiance is a constant menace. Picture it this way, if you met a guy in the park and he said hi, I don’t have a gun today, but I might tomorrow, and I might come back to shoot people, would you just ignore him? No. So in conclusion, march peacefully, but do punch Nazis.  This is the American scale. I really want to point this out because it’s a legitimate thing that Trump is far more extreme right than you may think. It also explains why this is a thing that happened. See, compared to many other countries in the world, my own included, the American political spectrum is offset to the right. So what OP said about there not being an extreme left is absolutely true, there’s barely a left to begin with. Sourcity-Sourcey-Source I’d like to point out that this is a recorded phenomenon in political science and not my own biased interpretation of your politics. Noam Chomsky—cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist among other things (this guy pops up in my university classes from time to time; the dude’s part of the curriculum whether that says anything to you or not)—has been pretty outspoken about this. “… so what [Republicans have] done is mobilized sectors of the population that have always been there but have never really been politically mobilized, like Evangelical Christians, the nativists who are afraid that ‘they’ are taking our country away from us, white racists, … gun-people who are so terrified that they have to carry their guns into church because maybe somebody’ll come after them.  You know, these sectors of the population are there, and that’s now the base of the Republican party.” So, this election night was a shocking, absolutely horrifying blow to my American friends. Even my friends here in Canada couldn’t come to terms with it. I saw panic attacks, fears about even visiting American relatives in the States again, and even a depressive loss of faith in humanity. How could this be where the world is today? Because, it’s this gradual shift to the right that’s so insidious, that happened for a variety of complex reasons, I’m sure, that can to some make it seem like the current Republican party is a reasonable center-right party, when in actuality they are legitimately far right. And as such, able to take advantage of these small groups on the outside that have desperately wanted a podium for a long time. So, no, you’re not imagining it, America. This isn’t normal. Punch some Nazis, if that’s what it takes. side note: This is what we call the Overton Window and that is a really good visual of it. It’s also important to point out that this isn’t just the United States and it never really was. Even now, because of Brexit and Trump’s election, the radical nationalist/fascist/racist/sexist/whatever end of the political spectrum is now being galvanized globally with the success and encouragement of this and aided by political echo-chambers in media, the internet, and small communities. Nationalist movements are picking up again in France and Germany and even Canada now has at least three people running for the Conservative Party leadership on a Trump-like storm.
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secondlina:



I’m really alarmed by the misinformation I see on social media right now, so here is a little simplified guide to WTF is going on.


(Edited to work better for tumblr, I originally just made screenshots for Twitter)
What is a NAZI?
Nazi is an
abbreviation for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus) an ideology associated primarily with the 20th-century
German Nazi Party (especially while it was being led by Adolt Hitler). The idea
that National Socialism lived and died primarily through Hitler is actually a
myth propagated by post-war propaganda and Hollywood. America destroyed those
Nazis!! YAY!! – Wrong, They still exist. Although not under that name. Any
far-right groups is basically a “Nazi” party (many even used the term “National
Socialism” until a re-branding in the 80’s.
The
German political scientist Klaus von Beyme describes three historical phases in
the development of far-right parties in Western Europe after World War II.
From
1945 to the mid-1950s, far-right parties were marginalized, and their
ideologies were discredited due to the recent existence and defeat of Nazism –
because people were murdered. In droves. Like millions of people. Death camps
are REAL. 11 million people died, including 1.1 million children. Thus in the
years immediately following World War II, the main objective of far-right
parties was survival; achieving any political impact at all, was largely not
expected.
From
the mid-1950s to the 1970s, the so-called “populist protest phase”
emerged with sporadic electoral success. During this period, far-right parties
drew to them charismatic leaders whose profound mistrust of the political
establishment led to an “us-versus-them” mind set: “us”
being the nation’s citizenry, “them” being the politicians and
bureaucrats who were then in office; beginning in the 1980s, the electoral
successes of far-right political candidates made it possible for far-right
political parties to revitalize anti-immigration as a mainstream issue.
What does anybody in
the far right REALLY support?
How
politics work is that there is two sides. The right and the left. In the
middle, Liberalism and democracy.
The far-right isn’t
about the “working man” at all. That’s what the LEFT is about. The Left is ALL
about the public being in control. There is currently no major leftist parties
in power in America (Democrats are closer to the middle - center-right,
actually. They just get called the left party because nobody is).
What
the right really advocates is private economic ownership (aka the rich getting’
richer), racial hierarchy (whites better than everyone else) and Social
Darwinism (which is the idea that “weak” humans, aka the old, the sick, etc,
deserve to be removed. That means gradually killed. Don’t get attached to your
grandma). Extreme right-wing politicians are usually extreme nationalists
(“bringing back JOBS to AMERICANS” = eventually they will exploit you as
workers void of rights), and are opposed to immigration. They are also
profoundly chauvinistic (that means women are seen as inferior). 
Is Trump a
representative of the extreme right?
Most
definitely, since he supports all that was listed above. Loudly, too.
So, Trump isn’t
going to really help the so-called American Working Man?
Who
even is that? Everybody American works, no matter who they are. But if you mean
that you’re a white middle class American, then you’ll get candy for a year and
then be abused just like the rest of us. You’re already losing your rights to
free information and healthcare. So, you might as well join the fight with us.
Who is Richard B.
Spencer?
Richard
Bertrand Spencer (born May 11, 1978) is an American white nationalist, known
for promoting white supremacist views. He is president of the National Policy
Institute, a white nationalist think-tank, and Washington Summit Publishers, an
independent publishing firm. Spencer has stated that he rejects the description
of white supremacist, and describes himself as an identitarian. He advocates
for a white homeland for a “dispossessed white race” and calls for
“peaceful ethnic cleansing” to halt the “deconstruction” of
European culture.
The
Identitarian movement is a European political movement that started in France
in 2002 and is basically all about destroying anybody who is a shade darker
then milk. The Identitarian
movement has a close linkage to members of the German New Right, aka Neo-Nazis.

So
this guy is definitely a “Nazi”.
Was it ok to punch
him?
It’s
never ok to punch someone who has not provoked you. HOWEVER, what Spencer is
doing is saying: I want to hurt people. I want to hurt people a lot. Not today.
But, tomorrow, maybe. His very existence and allegiance is a constant menace.
Picture it this way, if you met a guy in the park and he said hi, I don’t have
a gun today, but I might tomorrow, and I might come back to shoot people, would
you just ignore him? No. So in conclusion,
march peacefully, but do punch Nazis. 

This is the American scale.
I really want to point this out because it’s a legitimate thing that Trump is far more extreme right than you may think. It also explains why this is a thing that happened. See, compared to many other countries in the world, my own included, the American political spectrum is offset to the right.
So what OP said about there not being an extreme left is absolutely true, there’s barely a left to begin with.
Sourcity-Sourcey-Source
I’d like to point out that this is a recorded phenomenon in political science and not my own biased interpretation of your politics. Noam Chomsky—cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist among other things (this guy pops up in my university classes from time to time; the dude’s part of the curriculum whether that says anything to you or not)—has been pretty outspoken about this.
“… so what [Republicans have] done is mobilized sectors of the population that have always been there but have never really been politically mobilized, like Evangelical Christians, the nativists who are afraid that ‘they’ are taking our country away from us, white racists, … gun-people who are so terrified that they have to carry their guns into church because maybe somebody’ll come after them. 
You know, these sectors of the population are there, and that’s now the base of the Republican party.”
So, this election night was a shocking, absolutely horrifying blow to my American friends. Even my friends here in Canada couldn’t come to terms with it. I saw panic attacks, fears about even visiting American relatives in the States again, and even a depressive loss of faith in humanity. How could this be where the world is today?
Because, it’s this gradual shift to the right that’s so insidious, that happened for a variety of complex reasons, I’m sure, that can to some make it seem like the current Republican party is a reasonable center-right party, when in actuality they are legitimately far right. And as such, able to take advantage of these small groups on the outside that have desperately wanted a podium for a long time.
So, no, you’re not imagining it, America. This isn’t normal. Punch some Nazis, if that’s what it takes.

side note: This is what we call the Overton Window and that is a really good visual of it.
It’s also important to point out that this isn’t just the United States and it never really was. Even now, because of Brexit and Trump’s election, the radical nationalist/fascist/racist/sexist/whatever end of the political spectrum is now being galvanized globally with the success and encouragement of this and aided by political echo-chambers in media, the internet, and small communities.
Nationalist movements are picking up again in France and Germany and even Canada now has at least three people running for the Conservative Party leadership on a Trump-like storm.

azkre: marvelandponder: secondlina: I’m really alarmed by the misinformation I see on social media right now, so here is a little si...