Malcolm-X, The Source Magazine, March 1990
Malcolm-X, The Source Magazine, March 1990
COMIC BOOK CLOSE UP
D O C T O R D O O M
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 (May 1984)
Mike Zeck (pencils), John Beatty (inks) & Christie Scheele (colors)
I was thinking about how stupid child leashes are and was reminded of Sam’s harness…
This is just what my day needed.
How dare you.
You might not approve of some of the military decisions made by anybody, but that does not mean we should not support the people who sacrifice their lives for us on a daily basis.
I will always support the troops.
congratulations you are very wrong! the united states military (the navy especially) is the lynchpin for american/western european imperialism throughout the world and as such it the troops do not “sacrifice” for you or me but rather kill to further western domination and extraction of raw materials and because of this it is encouraged to poke fun at them via snapchats
Are you kidding me? Im sorry, who gave you the right to criticize those brave men and women who are willing to lay down their lives for their country??? Literally what is wrong with you
Again, you may not agree with the cause, and that’s perfectly fine, that’s your opinion, but you don’t get to belittle those of us who might want to join. You don’t get to try and invalidate the lives lost by those people who VOLUNTARILY will go into combat in the name of protecting the people in their country.
This is literally the lowest thing you can do. Don’t try and invalidate the effort put forth by these incredibly brave people. Just fucking don’t. I don’t give a shit what people in your fucking country think about the US armed forces. Just fucking don’t.
bizarremeltingpot, are you familiar with the following?:
Are you familiar with the concept of being a decent human being or does Wikipedia not teach you that?
you’re the one that’s totally ok with killing millions of people for the sake of expanding neoliberal capitalism so maybe wikipedia can teach you something instead
I’m sorry when exactly did I say I agreed with the cause?
Please point that out for me, I’m having trouble find it, thanks.
Respect them and don’t try and invalidate their sacrifice just because you don’t believe in what they stand for
why do you keep coming back to a “sacrifice” there is no sacrifice in murdering innocent people you fucking shitbag lmao
Demands that we uncritically “respect” people in the military really are despicable.
I have no idea how old op is, but after 9/11 there was a huge rush to join the military. Not to “defend America”, but for revenge inflicted on the lives and bodies of people who weren’t involved.
At that time? I was married to a Chair Force staff sergeant. He worked to program bombers for end-game scenarios. By “end-game”, I mean “nuclear”. He still does this work, despite disillusionment after the invasion of Iraq.
Let me repeat that. Even after he came to the (belated) conclusion that the invasion of Iraq was based on lies, he still actively participates in the possibility of nuclear annihilation of millions because “it’s his job”.
Now, before Iraq and during the active invasion of Afghanistan, he had fellow military folks (90% white men) over for games and beers and snacks.
Before 9/11 it was macho bullshit. After 9/11 it became frightening white supremacist murderous bullshit.
They would grouse about choosing the wrong branch, because their work didn’t involve killing people directly.
They didn’t say people though. They sometimes said terrorists. More often they used racial slurs.
When BushCo started trying to justify the completion of the destruction of Iraq that Daddy Bush started and Clinton continued in the 1990s, every vestige of residual critical thought went out the window.
People I knew were calling for the nuclear annihilation of Iraq, Iran, and all points where Islam might exist. There was no evidence of any link between Iraq and 9/11. But what’s a little genocide between former allies, really?
This isn’t protection. This is provocation.
Abu Ghraib was provocation.
The use of dUranium is provocation.
Occupation is provocation.
The murder of innocents as exposed by Chelsea Manning is provocation.
The fact that people of color join the military in an (often futile) attempt to escape grinding poverty doesn’t provide an excuse for the white supremacist acts and culture of the military at large. It serves as further condemnation of the society from which that culture and those acts grow, as well as condemnation of a military structure primed to prey on the vulnerability of the poor.
So, really - fuck the military.
Muhammad Ali Tribute
Apr. 8 2014
Los Angeles police officers removed antennas from police cars in several predominantly Black neighborhoods to disable the recording equipment and avoid being monitored while on duty, according to an inspection by LAPD investigators.
The department review found about half of the 80 cars in the Southeast division—which includes Watts and the Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens housing projects—were missing the antennas that help capture what officers say in the field. The review discovered at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions also had antennas removed.
Members of the Police Commission, which oversees the department, said they were alarmed by both the actions of the officers and the failure of the department to reveal their actions when they were first detected.
“On an issue like this, we need to be brought in right away,” commission President Steve Soboroff told the Los Angeles Times. “This equipment is for the protection of the public and of the officers. To have people who don’t like the rules to take it upon themselves to do something like this is very troubling.”
But LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the department did not purposely try to hide the matter from the commission and pointed out that he has always been a strong advocate of the recording devices. LAPD officials decided it would be futile to try to figure out which officers were responsible for removing the antennas, since so many of them use the cars during their shifts. Instead the department warned officers about removing the antennas and put checks in place to account for the equipment at the start and end of each patrol shift.
One of the main reasons a federal judge agreed to lift the Department of Justice’s oversight of the notoriously corrupt LAPD last year, after more than a decade, was because of safeguards such as the cameras.
The cameras turn on automatically whenever an officer activates the car’s emergency lights and sirens or can be activated manually. They are used to record traffic stops and other encounters that occur in front of the vehicle.
In addition, officers wear small transmitters on their belts that relay their voices back to the antennas in the patrol car. Sgt. Dan Gomez, a department expert on recording devices, told the Times that regardless of whether they are in front of the camera, officers’ voices can be recorded hundreds of yards away from the car—but that distance is severely curtailed by as much as a third without the antennas.
and this is why the lapd is the most hated, they dirty.
Superman of Earth-23, Kalel
FINAL CRISIS #7 (March 2009)
Art by Doug Mahnke
Words by Grant Morrison
i heard you ain’t nothin to fuck with
by luc de haan
Visions of Never