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Apparently, Bad, and Children: <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/173399100807/brainhousinggroup-brother-asleep" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://brainhousinggroup.tumblr.com/post/173394541001/brother-asleep-redbloodedamerica" class="tumblr_blog">brainhousinggroup</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://brother-asleep.tumblr.com/post/173386074494/redbloodedamerica-nbcnightlynews-president" class="tumblr_blog">brother-asleep</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/173375884017/nbcnightlynews-president-moon-of-south-korea" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://nbcnightlynews.tumblr.com/post/173367124048/president-moon-of-south-korea-and-north-koreas" class="tumblr_blog">nbcnightlynews</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>President Moon of South Korea and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un signed the historic Panmunjom Declaration, pledging “Peace, Prosperity and Unification” of the Korean Peninsula.</p> <p>“Let’s meet people’s expectations to make a better world. I promise we will do well in the future,” Un said.<br/></p> <p>For more on this story: <a href="https://nbcnews.to/2Hyy2pI">https://nbcnews.to/2Hyy2pI</a></p> </blockquote> <p>I know that the majority of North Koreans do not have real broadcast television, but surely the word of this is going to spread amongst all the starving peasants of that communist hellhole.  My question is, so are the last remaining brainwashed plebeians finally going to realize that Kim Jong Un is not actually a holy, divine monarch now that he has capitulated on his promise of conquering the West and taking over South Korea?  In other words, he is now just a mortal walking among other soggy, weak mortals.  The charade must be over.  Now, would be the ideal strategic time for a revolt of the peasantry and the mislead apparatchiks to storm fat boy’s palace and crush his wretched family’s legacy for good.</p> </blockquote> <p>You’re about as predictable as the fucking sunrise, you know that?</p> </blockquote> <p>People like RBA were rattling their sabers and foaming at the mouth to invade North Korea not that long ago. Of course it wouldn’t be their children sent to do the fighting so who gives a fuck. Must be so disappointing to not get your big war you wanted so fucking bad. </p> <p><br/></p> <p>I truly hope this ushers in unification and the poor NK’s who have been crushed under the yoke of socialism can find a new life in all of this. Probably too optimistic, but I hope the prisons, labor camps, re-education camps, and gulags are emptied, too. </p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="229" data-orig-width="540"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7c191311d93199b0d765e1ec82a8be79/tumblr_inline_p7x5kuNUdW1r1jtxd_540.gif" data-orig-height="229" data-orig-width="540"/></figure><p>I don’t know where anyone  is coming up with these accusations that I’m somehow in favor of invading North Korea.  That has never been true.  My stance has always been been purely defensive.  And I made that evidently clear what that means <a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/173328514867/krungle-redbloodedamerica-krungle">in this post</a>.  But feel free to search <a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/search/north+korea">my 140 posts</a> about North Korea to find where I have personally ever advanced that kind of interventionist strategy. </p><p>“rattling their sabers and foaming at the mouth,” what a complete unsubstantiated lie.  Where do people come up with this garbage?<br/></p></blockquote> <p>I was accused of wanting to invade North Korea countless fucking times simply for criticizing the regime. Apparently you can’t criticize something without wanting to invade it.</p>
Apparently, Bad, and Children: <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/173399100807/brainhousinggroup-brother-asleep" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://brother-asleep.tumblr.com/post/173386074494/redbloodedamerica-nbcnightlynews-president" class="tumblr_blog">brother-asleep</a>:</p>
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<p>President Moon of South Korea and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un signed the historic Panmunjom Declaration, pledging “Peace, Prosperity and Unification” of the Korean Peninsula.</p>
<p>“Let’s meet people’s expectations to make a better world. I promise we will do well in the future,” Un said.<br/></p>
<p>For more on this story: <a href="https://nbcnews.to/2Hyy2pI">https://nbcnews.to/2Hyy2pI</a></p>
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<p>I know that the majority of North Koreans do not have real broadcast television, but surely the word of this is going to spread amongst all the starving peasants of that communist hellhole.  My question is, so are the last remaining brainwashed plebeians finally going to realize that Kim Jong Un is not actually a holy, divine monarch now that he has capitulated on his promise of conquering the West and taking over South Korea?  In other words, he is now just a mortal walking among other soggy, weak mortals.  The charade must be over.  Now, would be the ideal strategic time for a revolt of the peasantry and the mislead apparatchiks to storm fat boy’s palace and crush his wretched family’s legacy for good.</p>
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<p>You’re about as predictable as the fucking sunrise, you know that?</p>
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<p>People like RBA were rattling their sabers and foaming at the mouth to invade North Korea not that long ago. Of course it wouldn’t be their children sent to do the fighting so who gives a fuck. Must be so disappointing to not get your big war you wanted so fucking bad. </p>
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<p>I truly hope this ushers in unification and the poor NK’s who have been crushed under the yoke of socialism can find a new life in all of this. Probably too optimistic, but I hope the prisons, labor camps, re-education camps, and gulags are emptied, too. </p>
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<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="229" data-orig-width="540"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7c191311d93199b0d765e1ec82a8be79/tumblr_inline_p7x5kuNUdW1r1jtxd_540.gif" data-orig-height="229" data-orig-width="540"/></figure><p>I don’t know where anyone  is coming up with these accusations that I’m somehow in favor of invading North Korea.  That has never been true.  My stance has always been been purely defensive.  And I made that evidently clear what that means <a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/173328514867/krungle-redbloodedamerica-krungle">in this post</a>.  But feel free to search <a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/search/north+korea">my 140 posts</a> about North Korea to find where I have personally ever advanced that kind of interventionist strategy. </p><p>“rattling their sabers and foaming at the mouth,” what a complete unsubstantiated lie.  Where do people come up with this garbage?<br/></p></blockquote>

<p>I was accused of wanting to invade North Korea countless fucking times simply for criticizing the regime. Apparently you can’t criticize something without wanting to invade it.</p>

<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/173399100807/brainhousinggroup-brother-asleep" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a...

Bad, Bad Jokes, and Beautiful: HE <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172136795052/theindependentconservative-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://theindependentconservative.tumblr.com/post/172134527769/lastsonlost-heatandapathy" class="tumblr_blog">theindependentconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172106090152/heatandapathy-concentrated-sunshine" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://heatandapathy.tumblr.com/post/172104814701/concentrated-sunshine-shitty-metta-mun" class="tumblr_blog">heatandapathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://concentrated-sunshine.tumblr.com/post/172103863265/shitty-metta-mun-goose-juggler-gservator" class="tumblr_blog">concentrated-sunshine</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://shitty-metta-mun.tumblr.com/post/172103123563/goose-juggler-gservator-hott-dogg-mann" class="tumblr_blog">shitty-metta-mun</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://goose-juggler.tumblr.com/post/172102081416/gservator-hott-dogg-mann-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">goose-juggler</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://gservator.tumblr.com/post/172101816471/hott-dogg-mann-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">gservator</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://hott-dogg-mann.tumblr.com/post/172095533311/lastsonlost-wanderingberserker-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">hott-dogg-mann</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172094764907/wanderingberserker-lastsonlost-speaking-of" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://wanderingberserker.tumblr.com/post/172094692137/lastsonlost-speaking-of-jokes-and-nazis-with" class="tumblr_blog">wanderingberserker</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172094647642/speaking-of-jokes-and-nazis-with-comedy-we-can" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2>Speaking of jokes and Nazis….</h2> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="370" data-orig-width="718"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dffd11705aa681a806c2914d89e712d2/tumblr_inline_p5xi80MvlQ1sp5650_500.jpg" data-orig-height="370" data-orig-width="718"/></figure><h1><b>“With Comedy, We Can Rob Hitler of his Posthumous Power”</b></h1> <p>Jewish comic actor Mel Brooks talks about Hitler as a comical character, the limits of humor and his latest film “The Producers,” which hits screens in Germany and other European countries (that week in 2006.)</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b></p> <p>Mr. Brooks, almost all the rogues in your film have moustaches. Is that the long shadow of Hitler?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> You must be joking! Rogues on the screen were already wearing moustaches when Hitler was still running around in short trousers. A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan. So Hitler’s incomplete moustache would never have been enough for that.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Your new comedy “The Producers” is set at the end of the 1950s on Broadway and concerns a Nazi musical that breaks box office records. It shows a dancing and singing Hitler. Isn’t that a bit tasteless?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Of course. But it’s also funny, isn’t it? The film revolves around a Broadway producer who, for financial and technical reasons, wants to produce a flop. After he turns down the chance to adapt Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” he comes up with the idea of creating a musical about Hitler, produced by the lousiest director in the city, cast with the worst actors by far -– in the middle of the Jewish metropolis of New York. He’s sure it won’t work. Yet because the audience considers the piece to be a brilliant parody, his worst fears are realized, it’s a hit. “The Producers” therefore deals with the difficulty of having a flop. </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Which you of course know well yourself. “The Producers” is based on a musical that you produced that ran successfully on Broadway for five years and also on the film “The Producers” that you shot in 1967. How did the audience react to the film back then?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> The Jews were horrified. I received resentful letters of protest, saying things like: “How can you make jokes about Hitler? The man murdered 6 million Jews.“ But “The Producers” doesn’t concern a concentration camp or the Holocaust. </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Can you really separate Hitler from the Holocaust?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> You have to separate it. For example, Roberto Benigni’s comedy “Life Is Beautiful” really annoyed me. A crazy film that even attempted to find comedy in a concentration camp. It showed the barracks in which Jews were kept like cattle, and it made jokes about it. The philosophy of the film is: people can get over anything. No, they can’t. They can’t get over a concentration camp.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> But the film has deeply moved a lot of people.</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> I always asked myself: Tell me, Roberto, are you nuts? You didn’t lose any relatives in the Holocaust, you’re not even Jewish. You really don’t understand what it’s all about. The Americans were incredibly thrilled to discover from him that it wasn’t all that bad in the concentration camps after all. And that’s why they immediately pressed an Oscar into his hand. </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> So there are limits to humor?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Definitely. In 1974, I produced the western parody “Blazing Saddles,” in which the word “nigger” was used constantly. But I would never have thought of the idea of showing how a black was lynched. It’s only funny when he escapes getting sent to the gallows. You can laugh at Hitler because you can cut him down to normal size.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Can you also get your revenge on him by using comedy?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Yes, absolutely. Of course it is impossible to take revenge for 6 million murdered Jews. But by using the medium of comedy, we can try to rob Hitler of his posthumous power and myths. In doing so, we should remember that Hitler did have some talents. He was able to fool an entire population into letting him be their leader. However, this role was basically a few numbers too great for him –- but he simply covered over this deficiency.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Was he a good actor?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Yes, as he convinced many millions of Germans. It’s not without good reason that comedies about Hitler often concern actors who should play him. Just think about Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” (1940) or Ernst Lubitsch’s “To Be or not To Be” (1942). There’s no doubt about it, Hitler worked in the same branch as we do: he created illusions. </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> In a documentary film about the downfall of the German battleship the Bismarck, US director James Cameron referred to Hitler as the “greatest pop star of his time.“</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> There’s something in that. Hitler must have had a magnetic attractive force, like a rock star he used his voice to spellbind umpteen thousands of listeners. So it’s only fitting when comic actors make him the limelight hog of world history. We take away from him the holy seriousness that always surrounded him and protected him like a cordon.</p> <p><br/></p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> You yourself fought against the Nazis in Europe in 1945 and came to Berlin just after the end of the war and stayed there for eight months. Could you still feel much of a Hitler reverence?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Everywhere you went you could sense a great relief that the war was finally over. I myself was shaken by the extent of the destruction. When we were transporting away a few prisoners of war in a train, I discovered an old man who looked like my grandfather. He suddenly leaped out of the carriage. I took my rifle and aimed at him. He called (Brooks says in German): “Don’t shoot, I have to shit”. Most of the Germans who survived the war were just poor simple people. Was National Socialism ever taught in German schools?</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Yes, and in great detail.</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> That is comforting to know. When you come to Germany as a Jew you have an uneasy feeling, but I’ve always felt okay in Berlin. It was there that I saw Brecht and Weill’s “Three Penny Opera” and was totally crazy about this kind of musical theater. </p> <p><br/></p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Have you seen Oliver Hirschbiegels’s film “Downfall”?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Yes, and I thought it was excellent. It shows us Hitler’s self destruction. While Goebbels was idolizing Hitler as the new Christ, like the salvation in the flesh, he was decaying before our very eyes – and all that was needed to illustrate this was a shot of his trembling hand.  </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Don’t you think the film humanizes Hitler too much?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> No, it doesn’t arouse the slightest bit of sympathy for Hitler. It shows a man who went mad. Let’s face it; he too started off as a small, innocent baby. His monstrous grimace comes across all the more startling when you can sense the paltry remains of his human nature.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Was Hitler funny? Would you have been able to make him laugh?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> I have no delusions of grandeur. Hitler would definitely not have smacked himself on the thigh and cried out (Brooks says in German): “What fantastic fun.“ If he had found something funny you’d probably see at the most a flinch in the corner of his mouth.  </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> You yourself played Hitler in 1983 in your remake of the film “To Be or not To Be”…</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="130" data-orig-width="240"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/054ed98db8d99065bb0c2d5edafdf864/tumblr_inline_p5xi81rWN21sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="130" data-orig-width="240"/></figure><p><b>Brooks:</b> … and I also gave him my voice in a song in “The Producers”.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> How does it feel for a <b>JEW</b> to slip into the skin of his greatest enemy?  </p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> It is an inverted seizure of power. For many years Hitler was the most powerful man in the world and almost destroyed us. </p> <h2>To posses this power and turn it against him -– it is simply alluring. </h2> <p><i>Interview conducted by Lars-Olav Beier.</i></p> <h2>&lt;Imagine being able to stand up to Great Evil by laughing in its face.</h2> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="118" data-orig-width="210"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a79626891f6befc1cdd796f032952869/tumblr_inline_p5xi808Qxb1sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="118" data-orig-width="210"/></figure><p>Meanwhile the UK is going full Orwell.</p> <p>What I wouldn’t give for a Mel Brooks to lead Lewis Black Jerry Seinfeld Richard Lewis Larry David Jon Stewart Billy Crystal Ben &amp; Jerry Stiller Garry Shandling Sacha Baron Cohen Lisa Lampanelli and Robert Klein in a conga line of Nazi jokes outside of British Parliament.</p> <p>I’m not really going anywhere with this but I just think it would be hilarious. </p> <p>Also such an event would need a proper host and I can only think of one choice.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="134" data-orig-width="240"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bec1c6c06b335123340a94175c5b2cfa/tumblr_inline_p5xi82H2BL1sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="134" data-orig-width="240"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Personal favorite will ALWAYS be John Cleese…</p> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvlmGknvr_Pg"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vlmGknvr_Pg?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>Always.</p> </blockquote> <p>Mel Brooks is my hero but that black Hitler joke MADE MY FUCKING DAY</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="598" data-orig-width="649"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/741893db579a951a6efa891de4345bf4/tumblr_inline_p5y292RoPA1rkd5oa_500.jpg" data-orig-height="598" data-orig-width="649"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Cameron Pierce “Ass Goblins of Auschwitz” is a bizarre fiction book that turns the SS into walking asses.</p> </blockquote> <p>always mock hitler. always.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F8c1GhbpObv0"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8c1GhbpObv0?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>People keep forgetting the power of humor. </p> </blockquote> <p>They are too busy being addicted to outrage. </p> <h2><b><i>On an unrelated note………</i></b></h2> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="215" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c5f7fba5d805164566b53ee88ee94fb/tumblr_inline_p5ya7pSA2A1sp5650_540.gif" data-orig-height="215" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><p>Its all about the  Brooks baby.</p> </blockquote> <p>Thank God Brooks made the movies when he did, they’d never be made today.</p></blockquote> <p>Laughter is a very powerful weapon against rage hatred and madness and even more powerful tool of love and healing.</p><p>Most kids don’t get that when they’re making angry bitter hateful bad jokes as a “ coping mechanism”. Coping isn’t feeding the poison in your heart. Coping it’s simply coming to terms with it well real healing tries to clean that poison from your very soul.</p></blockquote> <p>Make jokes about Nazis. Make fun of Nazis. Make jokes about Hitler. Mock Nazis. That robs them of their power. Being too afraid to speak of them only makes them feel stronger.</p><p>“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”-Dumbledore.</p><p>For people who constantly reference Harry Potter, I would think that lesson would’ve sunk in.</p>
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<p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172136795052/theindependentconservative-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p>

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<h2>Speaking of jokes and Nazis….</h2>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="370" data-orig-width="718"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dffd11705aa681a806c2914d89e712d2/tumblr_inline_p5xi80MvlQ1sp5650_500.jpg" data-orig-height="370" data-orig-width="718"/></figure><h1><b>“With Comedy, We Can Rob Hitler of his Posthumous Power”</b></h1>
<p>Jewish comic actor Mel Brooks talks about Hitler as a comical character, the limits of humor and his latest film “The Producers,” which hits screens in Germany and other European countries (that week in 2006.)</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b></p>
<p>Mr. Brooks, almost all the rogues in your film have moustaches. Is that the long shadow of Hitler?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> You must be joking! Rogues on the screen were already wearing moustaches when Hitler was still running around in short trousers. A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan. So Hitler’s incomplete moustache would never have been enough for that.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Your new comedy “The Producers” is set at the end of the 1950s on Broadway and concerns a Nazi musical that breaks box office records. It shows a dancing and singing Hitler. Isn’t that a bit tasteless?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> Of course. But it’s also funny, isn’t it? The film revolves around a Broadway producer who, for financial and technical reasons, wants to produce a flop. After he turns down the chance to adapt Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” he comes up with the idea of creating a musical about Hitler, produced by the lousiest director in the city, cast with the worst actors by far -– in the middle of the Jewish metropolis of New York. He’s sure it won’t work. Yet because the audience considers the piece to be a brilliant parody, his worst fears are realized, it’s a hit. “The Producers” therefore deals with the difficulty of having a flop. </p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Which you of course know well yourself. “The Producers” is based on a musical that you produced that ran successfully on Broadway for five years and also on the film “The Producers” that you shot in 1967. How did the audience react to the film back then?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> The Jews were horrified. I received resentful letters of protest, saying things like: “How can you make jokes about Hitler? The man murdered 6 million Jews.“ But “The Producers” doesn’t concern a concentration camp or the Holocaust. </p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Can you really separate Hitler from the Holocaust?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> You have to separate it. For example, Roberto Benigni’s comedy “Life Is Beautiful” really annoyed me. A crazy film that even attempted to find comedy in a concentration camp. It showed the barracks in which Jews were kept like cattle, and it made jokes about it. The philosophy of the film is: people can get over anything. No, they can’t. They can’t get over a concentration camp.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> But the film has deeply moved a lot of people.</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> I always asked myself: Tell me, Roberto, are you nuts? You didn’t lose any relatives in the Holocaust, you’re not even Jewish. You really don’t understand what it’s all about. The Americans were incredibly thrilled to discover from him that it wasn’t all that bad in the concentration camps after all. And that’s why they immediately pressed an Oscar into his hand. </p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> So there are limits to humor?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> Definitely. In 1974, I produced the western parody “Blazing Saddles,” in which the word “nigger” was used constantly. But I would never have thought of the idea of showing how a black was lynched. It’s only funny when he escapes getting sent to the gallows. You can laugh at Hitler because you can cut him down to normal size.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Can you also get your revenge on him by using comedy?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> Yes, absolutely. Of course it is impossible to take revenge for 6 million murdered Jews. But by using the medium of comedy, we can try to rob Hitler of his posthumous power and myths. In doing so, we should remember that Hitler did have some talents. He was able to fool an entire population into letting him be their leader. However, this role was basically a few numbers too great for him –- but he simply covered over this deficiency.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Was he a good actor?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> Yes, as he convinced many millions of Germans. It’s not without good reason that comedies about Hitler often concern actors who should play him. Just think about Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” (1940) or Ernst Lubitsch’s “To Be or not To Be” (1942). There’s no doubt about it, Hitler worked in the same branch as we do: he created illusions. </p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> In a documentary film about the downfall of the German battleship the Bismarck, US director James Cameron referred to Hitler as the “greatest pop star of his time.“</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> There’s something in that. Hitler must have had a magnetic attractive force, like a rock star he used his voice to spellbind umpteen thousands of listeners. So it’s only fitting when comic actors make him the limelight hog of world history. We take away from him the holy seriousness that always surrounded him and protected him like a cordon.</p>
<p><br/></p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> You yourself fought against the Nazis in Europe in 1945 and came to Berlin just after the end of the war and stayed there for eight months. Could you still feel much of a Hitler reverence?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> Everywhere you went you could sense a great relief that the war was finally over. I myself was shaken by the extent of the destruction. When we were transporting away a few prisoners of war in a train, I discovered an old man who looked like my grandfather. He suddenly leaped out of the carriage. I took my rifle and aimed at him. He called (Brooks says in German): “Don’t shoot, I have to shit”. Most of the Germans who survived the war were just poor simple people. Was National Socialism ever taught in German schools?</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Yes, and in great detail.</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> That is comforting to know. When you come to Germany as a Jew you have an uneasy feeling, but I’ve always felt okay in Berlin. It was there that I saw Brecht and Weill’s “Three Penny Opera” and was totally crazy about this kind of musical theater. </p>
<p><br/></p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Have you seen Oliver Hirschbiegels’s film “Downfall”?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> Yes, and I thought it was excellent. It shows us Hitler’s self destruction. While Goebbels was idolizing Hitler as the new Christ, like the salvation in the flesh, he was decaying before our very eyes – and all that was needed to illustrate this was a shot of his trembling hand.  </p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Don’t you think the film humanizes Hitler too much?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> No, it doesn’t arouse the slightest bit of sympathy for Hitler. It shows a man who went mad. Let’s face it; he too started off as a small, innocent baby. His monstrous grimace comes across all the more startling when you can sense the paltry remains of his human nature.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Was Hitler funny? Would you have been able to make him laugh?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> I have no delusions of grandeur. Hitler would definitely not have smacked himself on the thigh and cried out (Brooks says in German): “What fantastic fun.“ If he had found something funny you’d probably see at the most a flinch in the corner of his mouth.  </p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> You yourself played Hitler in 1983 in your remake of the film “To Be or not To Be”…</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="130" data-orig-width="240"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/054ed98db8d99065bb0c2d5edafdf864/tumblr_inline_p5xi81rWN21sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="130" data-orig-width="240"/></figure><p><b>Brooks:</b> … and I also gave him my voice in a song in “The Producers”.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> How does it feel for a <b>JEW</b> to slip into the skin of his greatest enemy?  </p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b> It is an inverted seizure of power. For many years Hitler was the most powerful man in the world and almost destroyed us. </p>
<h2>To posses this power and turn it against him -– it is simply alluring. </h2>
<p><i>Interview conducted by Lars-Olav Beier.</i></p>
<h2>&lt;Imagine being able to stand up to Great Evil by laughing in its face.</h2>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="118" data-orig-width="210"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a79626891f6befc1cdd796f032952869/tumblr_inline_p5xi808Qxb1sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="118" data-orig-width="210"/></figure><p>Meanwhile the UK is going full Orwell.</p>
<p>What I wouldn’t give for a Mel Brooks to lead Lewis Black Jerry Seinfeld Richard Lewis Larry David Jon Stewart Billy Crystal Ben &amp; Jerry Stiller Garry Shandling Sacha Baron Cohen Lisa Lampanelli and Robert Klein in a conga line of Nazi jokes outside of British Parliament.</p>
<p>I’m not really going anywhere with this but I just think it would be hilarious. </p>
<p>Also such an event would need a proper host and I can only think of one choice.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="134" data-orig-width="240"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bec1c6c06b335123340a94175c5b2cfa/tumblr_inline_p5xi82H2BL1sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="134" data-orig-width="240"/></figure></blockquote>
<p>Personal favorite will ALWAYS be John Cleese…</p>
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<p>Always.</p>
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<p>Mel Brooks is my hero but that black Hitler joke MADE MY FUCKING DAY</p>
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<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="598" data-orig-width="649"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/741893db579a951a6efa891de4345bf4/tumblr_inline_p5y292RoPA1rkd5oa_500.jpg" data-orig-height="598" data-orig-width="649"/></figure></blockquote>

<p>Cameron Pierce “Ass Goblins of Auschwitz” is a bizarre fiction book that turns the SS into walking asses.</p>
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<p>always mock hitler. always.</p>
</blockquote>
<figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F8c1GhbpObv0"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8c1GhbpObv0?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote>

<p>People keep forgetting the power of humor. </p>
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<p>They are too busy being addicted to outrage. </p>
<h2><b><i>On an unrelated note………</i></b></h2>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="215" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c5f7fba5d805164566b53ee88ee94fb/tumblr_inline_p5ya7pSA2A1sp5650_540.gif" data-orig-height="215" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><p>Its all about the 

Brooks baby.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Thank God Brooks made the movies when he did, they’d never be made today.</p></blockquote>

<p>Laughter is a very powerful weapon against rage hatred and madness and even more powerful tool of love and healing.</p><p>Most kids don’t get that when  they’re making angry bitter hateful bad jokes as a “ coping mechanism”. Coping isn’t feeding the poison in your heart. Coping it’s simply coming to terms with it well real healing tries to clean that poison from your very soul.</p></blockquote>

<p>Make jokes about Nazis. Make fun of Nazis. Make jokes about Hitler. Mock Nazis. That robs them of their power. Being too afraid to speak of them only makes them feel stronger.</p><p>“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”-Dumbledore.</p><p>For people who constantly reference Harry Potter, I would think that lesson would’ve sunk in.</p>

<p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172136795052/theindependentconservative-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p>...

America, Crazy, and North Korea: Kate Morgan @SomethingTexty Follow North Korea is terrible, but so is the U.S. actually. Let's not pretend we are "oh so much better." 11:40 AM -22 Nov 2017 YOU FULL BLOWN CRAZY <p><a href="https://silversting.tumblr.com/post/168007875791/fuck-liberal-morons-texas-conservative" class="tumblr_blog">silversting</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://fuck-liberal-morons.tumblr.com/post/167976443216/texas-conservative-american-woman-believes" class="tumblr_blog">fuck-liberal-morons</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://texas-conservative.tumblr.com/post/167784209357/american-woman-believes-america-is-terrible-like" class="tumblr_blog">texas-conservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>American woman believes America is terrible like North Korea.  The Left has lost its collective hive mind.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>When was the last time someone got shot several times trying to escape from America? </p> </blockquote> <p>When was the last time someone from the Left made any sense… AT ALL?</p></blockquote> <p>“Sure the North Korean government puts its own people in to work camps for extremely minor “crimes” like “having an opinion” and they torture and kill and rape and abuse them but Trump is a meaniebutt who hurts my feelings so it’s basically the same thing 😢”</p><p>On behalf of everyone who suffers under that regime may I offer a resounding “fuck you”.</p>
America, Crazy, and North Korea: Kate Morgan
 @SomethingTexty
 Follow
 North Korea is terrible, but so is the U.S.
 actually. Let's not pretend we are "oh so
 much better."
 11:40 AM -22 Nov 2017

 YOU FULL BLOWN CRAZY
<p><a href="https://silversting.tumblr.com/post/168007875791/fuck-liberal-morons-texas-conservative" class="tumblr_blog">silversting</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://fuck-liberal-morons.tumblr.com/post/167976443216/texas-conservative-american-woman-believes" class="tumblr_blog">fuck-liberal-morons</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://texas-conservative.tumblr.com/post/167784209357/american-woman-believes-america-is-terrible-like" class="tumblr_blog">texas-conservative</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>American woman believes America is terrible like North Korea.  The Left has lost its collective hive mind.<br/></p></blockquote>

<p>When was the last time someone got shot several times trying to escape from America? </p>
</blockquote>
<p>When was the last time someone from the Left made any sense… AT ALL?</p></blockquote>

<p>“Sure the North Korean government puts its own people in to work camps for extremely minor “crimes” like “having an opinion” and they torture and kill and rape and abuse them but Trump is a meaniebutt who hurts my feelings so it’s basically the same thing 😢”</p><p>On behalf of everyone who suffers under that regime may I offer a resounding “fuck you”.</p>

<p><a href="https://silversting.tumblr.com/post/168007875791/fuck-liberal-morons-texas-conservative" class="tumblr_blog">silversting</a>:</p...

Asian, Ass, and Click: <p><a href="http://miasmicsiren.tumblr.com/post/170697698888/libertarirynn-stoppunchingmyllama" class="tumblr_blog">miasmicsiren</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170697167299/stoppunchingmyllama-h-r-puffinstuff" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://stoppunchingmyllama.tumblr.com/post/170663286164/h-r-puffinstuff-nekomimichi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">stoppunchingmyllama</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://h-r-puffinstuff.tumblr.com/post/170661375031/nekomimichi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">h-r-puffinstuff</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://nekomimichi.tumblr.com/post/170660143991/libertarirynn-timetoturnonthelight-blog" class="tumblr_blog">nekomimichi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170659538729/timetoturnonthelight-blog-nocturnalmoi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://timetoturnonthelight-blog.tumblr.com/post/121848333178" class="tumblr_blog">timetoturnonthelight-blog</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://nocturnalmoi.tumblr.com/post/121845716450/cmoolas-vikingalitarian-following-the" class="tumblr_blog">nocturnalmoi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cmoolas.tumblr.com/post/121845460320/vikingalitarian-following-the-announcement-of" class="tumblr_blog">cmoolas</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://vikingalitarian.tumblr.com/post/115237767185/following-the-announcement-of-scarlett-johansen" class="tumblr_blog">vikingalitarian</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://planesismyescape.tumblr.com/post/115221788607/scarlett-johansson-has-been-confirmed-for-the-part">Following the announcement of Scarlett Johansen playing the lead role in Disney’s live-action production of </a><i><a href="http://planesismyescape.tumblr.com/post/115221788607/scarlett-johansson-has-been-confirmed-for-the-part">Mulan</a></i>, Disney has announced the role of Li Shang will go to Ben Affleck, who beat out <i>the Walking Dead</i>’s Steven Yeun and <i>Fresh Off the Boat</i> star Randall Park. source [<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ">x</a>]</p></blockquote> <p>WHY</p> </blockquote> <p>HOLLYWOOD IS TRASH</p> </blockquote> <p>SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT.</p> </blockquote> <p>It takes approximately .5 seconds to click the source link yourself fam.</p> </blockquote> <p>Millennials are ruining the rick rolling industry. </p> </blockquote> <p>Okay, but why are y’all using the very real issue of whitewashing as part of a “haha, I fooled you” joke? The reason people are falling for this is that Asian characters really do get played by white actors all the time. This really isn’t an unrealistic headline and this joke is in poor taste.</p> </blockquote> <p>Fuck you op for preying on the very real and valid fears of marginalized people for a stupid ass joke that ain’t even funny. Was it worth it you fucker?? Did you like scaring ppl who are afraid that their history, their childhoods, their own identities would be bastardized just like it has been countless times before? Cheap shot op. Dirt cheap. Also fuck the ppl on this who are giving ppl a hard time for being tricked. Like it’s not the most believable thing in the world that Disney would cast white ppl in non-white roles. </p> </blockquote> <p>People who get “scared” because they’re too retarded to do their own research when the link is right damn there deserve it tbh.</p> <p>Also calm the fuck down you high-strung looney. Get off Tumblr and go outside once in awhile.</p> </blockquote> <p>The big link doesn’t link to anything, it redirects tumblr to a redirect so it continually loads. The x is kind of hard to see. But also, fear mongering for a joke, no matter who is being fear mongered, is a very shitty thing to do. Especially with a very real issue. </p> <p>How would you like a headline that said “Trump to send police to all houses to shoot anyone with “too dark skin””? Or “Trump recreates camps from Hitler’s blueprints”? Even if it then links to rickroll, I bet you wouldn’t like that, would you?</p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p>“How would you like a headline that said “Trump to send police to all houses to shoot anyone with “too dark skin””? Or “Trump recreates camps from Hitler’s blueprints”? Even if it then links to rickroll, I bet you wouldn’t like that, would you?”</p></blockquote> I absolutely would not give a shit because I’m not a moron incapable of googling. Seriously why are y’all acting like this is that deep? If you can’t do the most basic research and assume everything you read on the internet is true, you’re bloody moronic and deserve to be made a fool of. Also stop pretending that those extreme examples you gave are even remotely close to Disney casting a white person in a fucking movie.
Asian, Ass, and Click: <p><a href="http://miasmicsiren.tumblr.com/post/170697698888/libertarirynn-stoppunchingmyllama" class="tumblr_blog">miasmicsiren</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170697167299/stoppunchingmyllama-h-r-puffinstuff" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://stoppunchingmyllama.tumblr.com/post/170663286164/h-r-puffinstuff-nekomimichi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">stoppunchingmyllama</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://h-r-puffinstuff.tumblr.com/post/170661375031/nekomimichi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">h-r-puffinstuff</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://nekomimichi.tumblr.com/post/170660143991/libertarirynn-timetoturnonthelight-blog" class="tumblr_blog">nekomimichi</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170659538729/timetoturnonthelight-blog-nocturnalmoi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://timetoturnonthelight-blog.tumblr.com/post/121848333178" class="tumblr_blog">timetoturnonthelight-blog</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://nocturnalmoi.tumblr.com/post/121845716450/cmoolas-vikingalitarian-following-the" class="tumblr_blog">nocturnalmoi</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cmoolas.tumblr.com/post/121845460320/vikingalitarian-following-the-announcement-of" class="tumblr_blog">cmoolas</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://vikingalitarian.tumblr.com/post/115237767185/following-the-announcement-of-scarlett-johansen" class="tumblr_blog">vikingalitarian</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://planesismyescape.tumblr.com/post/115221788607/scarlett-johansson-has-been-confirmed-for-the-part">Following the announcement of Scarlett Johansen playing the lead role in Disney’s live-action production of </a><i><a href="http://planesismyescape.tumblr.com/post/115221788607/scarlett-johansson-has-been-confirmed-for-the-part">Mulan</a></i>, Disney has announced the role of Li Shang will go to Ben Affleck, who beat out <i>the Walking Dead</i>’s Steven Yeun and <i>Fresh Off the Boat</i> star Randall Park. source [<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ">x</a>]</p></blockquote>

<p>WHY</p>
</blockquote>

<p>HOLLYWOOD IS TRASH</p>
</blockquote>

<p>SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>It takes approximately .5 seconds to click the source link yourself fam.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Millennials are ruining the rick rolling industry. </p>
</blockquote>
<p>Okay, but why are y’all using the very real issue of whitewashing as part of a “haha, I fooled you” joke? The reason people are falling for this is that Asian characters really do get played by white actors all the time. This really isn’t an unrealistic headline and this joke is in poor taste.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Fuck you op for preying on the very real and valid fears of marginalized people for a stupid ass joke that ain’t even funny. Was it worth it you fucker?? Did you like scaring ppl who are afraid that their history, their childhoods, their own identities would be bastardized just like it has been countless times before? Cheap shot op. Dirt cheap. Also fuck the ppl on this who are giving ppl a hard time for being tricked. Like it’s not the most believable thing in the world that Disney would cast white ppl in non-white roles. </p>
</blockquote>
<p>People who get “scared” because they’re too retarded to do their own research when the link is right damn there deserve it tbh.</p>
<p>Also calm the fuck down you high-strung looney. Get off Tumblr and go outside once in awhile.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>The big link doesn’t link to anything, it redirects tumblr to a redirect so it continually loads. The x is kind of hard to see. But also, fear mongering for a joke, no matter who is being fear mongered, is a very shitty thing to do. Especially with a very real issue. </p>
<p>How would you like a headline that said “Trump to send police to all houses to shoot anyone with “too dark skin””? Or “Trump recreates camps from Hitler’s blueprints”? Even if it then links to rickroll, I bet you wouldn’t like that, would you?</p>
</blockquote>
<blockquote><p>“How would you like a headline that said “Trump to send police to all houses to shoot anyone with “too dark skin””? Or “Trump recreates camps from Hitler’s blueprints”? Even if it then links to rickroll, I bet you wouldn’t like that, would you?”</p></blockquote>

I absolutely would not give a shit because I’m not a moron incapable of googling. Seriously why are y’all acting like this is that deep? If you can’t do the most basic research and assume everything you read on the internet is true, you’re bloody moronic and deserve to be made a fool of. Also stop pretending that those extreme examples you gave are even remotely close to Disney casting a white person in a fucking movie.

<p><a href="http://miasmicsiren.tumblr.com/post/170697698888/libertarirynn-stoppunchingmyllama" class="tumblr_blog">miasmicsiren</a>:</p><bl...

Arguing, Tumblr, and American: IF THE MINIMUM WAGE WAS REALLY "NEVER MEANT TO BE A LIVING WAGE, THEN WHY DID FDR, THE PRESIDENT WHO SIGNED IT INTO LAW IN 1938, SAY: "No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country By living wages, I mean more than the bare subsistence level I mean the wages of a decent living Franklin D. Roosevelt IN SUPPORT OF AN SHARE THIS IF YOU AGREE THAT THERE'S NO JUSTIFICATION FORA MINIMUM WAGE BELOW A LIVING WAGE! $11 MINIMUM WAGE <p><a href="http://addictinginfo.tumblr.com/post/83841892544/minimum-wage-should-be-linked-to-the-poverty" class="tumblr_blog">addictinginfo</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Minimum wage should be linked to the poverty level. </p></blockquote> <p>First of all FDR was a garbage president who threw American citizens in interment camps because of their race. I don’t really think he should be your yardstick for human decency.</p><p>Second, I have never seen the goalposts move so often as they do when people are defining what constitutes a “living wage“. Labor is a commodity, and it’s one of the only commodities that people argue should have a fixed price regardless of its actual worth. If I told you that apples should always be at least $10 no matter what, you would laugh at me. But all labor is worth $15 an hour?</p>
Arguing, Tumblr, and American: IF THE MINIMUM WAGE WAS REALLY
 "NEVER MEANT TO BE A LIVING WAGE,
 THEN WHY DID FDR, THE PRESIDENT
 WHO SIGNED IT INTO LAW IN 1938, SAY:
 "No business which depends for existence
 on paying less than living wages to its workers
 has any right to continue in this country
 By living wages, I mean more than
 the bare subsistence level
 I mean the wages of a decent living
 Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 MINIMUM WAGE BELOW A LIVING WAGE!
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<p><a href="http://addictinginfo.tumblr.com/post/83841892544/minimum-wage-should-be-linked-to-the-poverty" class="tumblr_blog">addictinginfo</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>Minimum wage should be linked to the poverty level. </p></blockquote>

<p>First of all FDR was a garbage president who threw American citizens in interment camps because of their race. I don’t really think he should be your yardstick for human decency.</p><p>Second, I have never seen the goalposts move so often as they do when people are defining what constitutes a “living wage“. Labor is a commodity, and it’s one of the only commodities that people argue should have a fixed price regardless of its actual worth. If I told you that apples should always be at least $10 no matter what, you would laugh at me. But all labor is worth $15 an hour?</p>

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Family, Food, and Friends: lt's Been Eight Years Since The Massive Earthquake in Haiti And Millions Are Still Suffering @balleralert hotoGrid It’s Been Eight Years Since The Massive Earthquake in Haiti And Millions Are Still Suffering - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this day, eight years ago, a severe earthquake nearly destroyed Haiti. Almost 316,000 lives were taken and more than 1.5 million have had to relocate. According to a new report from the United Nations, there are currently 2.5 million Haitians who are still suffering from the aftermath. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 2010 Haiti earthquake was not just a simple natural disaster. Since then the people of Haiti have struggled with continuous famine and are forced to live in impoverishment. They’ve also been exposed to the sometimes fatal cholera epidemic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Haitians continue to suffer years after the earthquake,” U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Mourad Wahba, who has worked in the country for two years, told The WorldPost. “People lost their friends and family. I see the pain in their faces when they talk about it now. It’s a very long healing process.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, over 300,000 Haitians were harmed back in 2010, and the earthquake left 3.3 million with a lack of food supply. More than 80 percent of public housing was destroyed, hundreds became homeless and were forced to live in “tent cities.” School and government buildings were ruined, as well as farmland, decimated crops and irrigation canals. Haiti was once known for its strong agriculture, for which the country relied on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “There are still about 55,000 people in camps and makeshift camps,” noted Wahba. “Many are still living in unsanitary conditions due to displacement caused by the earthquake. We have a very long way to go.”
Family, Food, and Friends: lt's Been Eight Years Since The
 Massive Earthquake in Haiti And
 Millions Are Still Suffering
 @balleralert
 hotoGrid
It’s Been Eight Years Since The Massive Earthquake in Haiti And Millions Are Still Suffering - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this day, eight years ago, a severe earthquake nearly destroyed Haiti. Almost 316,000 lives were taken and more than 1.5 million have had to relocate. According to a new report from the United Nations, there are currently 2.5 million Haitians who are still suffering from the aftermath. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 2010 Haiti earthquake was not just a simple natural disaster. Since then the people of Haiti have struggled with continuous famine and are forced to live in impoverishment. They’ve also been exposed to the sometimes fatal cholera epidemic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Haitians continue to suffer years after the earthquake,” U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Mourad Wahba, who has worked in the country for two years, told The WorldPost. “People lost their friends and family. I see the pain in their faces when they talk about it now. It’s a very long healing process.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, over 300,000 Haitians were harmed back in 2010, and the earthquake left 3.3 million with a lack of food supply. More than 80 percent of public housing was destroyed, hundreds became homeless and were forced to live in “tent cities.” School and government buildings were ruined, as well as farmland, decimated crops and irrigation canals. Haiti was once known for its strong agriculture, for which the country relied on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “There are still about 55,000 people in camps and makeshift camps,” noted Wahba. “Many are still living in unsanitary conditions due to displacement caused by the earthquake. We have a very long way to go.”

It’s Been Eight Years Since The Massive Earthquake in Haiti And Millions Are Still Suffering - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...

Children, Parents, and Run: Al Jazeera English e Follow AERA AJEnglish This woman has broken up 850 child marriages and banned sexual initiation camps in Malawi <p><a href="http://nyshadidntbreakit.tumblr.com/post/154395013983/destinyrush-a-hero-without-a-cape-her-name-is" class="tumblr_blog">nyshadidntbreakit</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://destinyrush.tumblr.com/post/154392884828/a-hero-without-a-cape" class="tumblr_blog">destinyrush</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>A hero without a cape</p></blockquote> <p>Her name is Theresa Kachindamoto, and she is a senior chief - political leader of a region with a population of about 900,000 people.</p> <p>She didn’t run for election; she was appointed, without her knowledge, while she was living and working in a completely different part of the country. She just received a call one day telling her to come back to her childhood home, because she was in charge now.</p> <p>So she did; and when she arrived, she discovered widespread sexual abuse of children. She browbeat 50 uncooperative local leaders into accepting her decision to annul all the marriages. She then fired four of them when they continued to allow children to be married off in their areas. She still faces widespread opposition from parents who consider it their right to sexually abuse their daughters if they want to; but Kachindamoto very evidently does not give a fuck, and is continuing to use political and legal means to protect children in the region.</p> <p>She’s not just an anonymous do-gooder; she’s an effective political leader despite incredibly difficult circumstances. Theresa Kachindamoto.</p> </blockquote>
Children, Parents, and Run: Al Jazeera English e
 Follow
 AERA AJEnglish
 This woman has broken up 850 child marriages
 and banned sexual initiation camps in Malawi
<p><a href="http://nyshadidntbreakit.tumblr.com/post/154395013983/destinyrush-a-hero-without-a-cape-her-name-is" class="tumblr_blog">nyshadidntbreakit</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://destinyrush.tumblr.com/post/154392884828/a-hero-without-a-cape" class="tumblr_blog">destinyrush</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>A hero without a cape</p></blockquote>

<p>Her name is Theresa Kachindamoto, and she is a senior chief - political leader of a region with a population of about 900,000 people.</p>
<p>She didn’t run for election; she was appointed, without her knowledge, while she was living and working in a completely different part of the country. She just received a call one day telling her to come back to her childhood home, because she was in charge now.</p>
<p>So she did; and when she arrived, she discovered widespread sexual abuse of children. She browbeat 50 uncooperative local leaders into accepting her decision to annul all the marriages. She then fired four of them when they continued to allow children to be married off in their areas. She still faces widespread opposition from parents who consider it their right to sexually abuse their daughters if they want to; but Kachindamoto very evidently does not give a fuck, and is continuing to use political and legal means to protect children in the region.</p>
<p>She’s not just an anonymous do-gooder; she’s an effective political leader despite incredibly difficult circumstances. Theresa Kachindamoto.</p>
</blockquote>

<p><a href="http://nyshadidntbreakit.tumblr.com/post/154395013983/destinyrush-a-hero-without-a-cape-her-name-is" class="tumblr_blog">nyshadi...