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pardonmewhileipanic:

chumbles:

pardonmewhileipanic:

Dear fellow white people,

I am white, so maybe you will actually listen if I say this (worth a shot)

if someone makes a comment about hating white people

that’s not racist

it’s a comment about their valid frustrations with an oppressive society with which white people, myself included,…

white people benefit from what? ive never once in my life been given anything for my skin color. and no one should. black people are angry at me and other white people for something our ancestors did. i didn’t do anything to them. but because our ancestors were idiots its okay to hate us? because something we had no control over happened that is tied to this race, they get permission to hate us? if they’re going to preach about how racism needs to stop, it needs to stop for every race. white, black, asian, indian, oriental. blacks aren’t the only ones who face racist comments or treatment but because of history they get a excuse to be hateful.

wow. so #1 why are you stalking my blog when you’re not even a follower? Do you need to talk to someone about some stuff? Because wow.

Also RACISM. IS. NOT. OVER. 

This isn’t something that happened once upon a time just because your history teachers brush over it begrudgingly for 1hr a few times during february

Racism happens every minute of every day, including right now while you whine and moan about how bad your precious feelings are hurt because someone said they hate white people

white people. not you as a specific individual, by name, but white people as a system

however, since you WILLFULLY ignored my request to look into mike brown and the THOUSANDS of posts, updates, and video/photo proof available at a mere click of a button, as a prime example of racism today, all because your “sad feels” somehow trump ENDLESS years of oppression, those “white people” mentioned, definitely include YOU

You know what, how about you click on this master post, because you CLEARLY need it. 

IT’S HARD TO SEE RACISM WHEN YOU’RE WHITE

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Now, you see that link? That leads to a wealth of information? 

Well now you cannot claim “but I didn’t know” or “prove it”, because it’s all right there. If you don’t read it, educate yourself, and improve your shitty racist attitude, that’s ON YOU. You have no excuse not to know now.

If someone says “i hate white people”, you know what? That’s not a “boo hoo my poor feelings” moment. That’s a time to realize that this person is experiencing daily oppression that we will never experience, and that we as individuals must do our best to listen, learn, constantly improve, make our spaces safe and inclusive, and not make it all about us, especially when we aren’t even being named individually. 

You say this is something your ancestors did as if it was 100s of years ago, and yet here you are, in 2014, and you’re attempting to silence the victims of racism because you’re too busy sticking your fingers in your ears and singing “la la la i can’t hear it so it’s not real”. People are literally dying all the time because of racism, and you’re worried about “i hate white people”. 

Get the fuck over yourself. There are black men dying every 28hrs in the US because of police violence. I’m pretty sure your white tears mean exactly NOTHING by comparison. 

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pardonmewhileipanic:

chumbles:

pardonmewhileipanic:

Dear fellow white people,

I am white, so maybe you will actually listen if I say this (worth a shot)

if someone makes a comment about hating white people

that’s not racist

it’s a comment about their valid frustrations with an oppressive society with which white people, myself included,…

white people benefit from what? ive never once in my life been given anything for my skin color. and no one should. black people are angry at me and other white people for something our ancestors did. i didn’t do anything to them. but because our ancestors were idiots its okay to hate us? because something we had no control over happened that is tied to this race, they get permission to hate us? if they’re going to preach about how racism needs to stop, it needs to stop for every race. white, black, asian, indian, oriental. blacks aren’t the only ones who face racist comments or treatment but because of history they get a excuse to be hateful.

wow. so #1 why are you stalking my blog when you’re not even a follower? Do you need to talk to someone about some stuff? Because wow.

Also RACISM. IS. NOT. OVER. 

This isn’t something that happened once upon a time just because your history teachers brush over it begrudgingly for 1hr a few times during february

Racism happens every minute of every day, including right now while you whine and moan about how bad your precious feelings are hurt because someone said they hate white people

white people. not you as a specific individual, by name, but white people as a system

however, since you WILLFULLY ignored my request to look into mike brown and the THOUSANDS of posts, updates, and video/photo proof available at a mere click of a button, as a prime example of racism today, all because your “sad feels” somehow trump ENDLESS years of oppression, those “white people” mentioned, definitely include YOU

You know what, how about you click on this master post, because you CLEARLY need it. 

IT’S HARD TO SEE RACISM WHEN YOU’RE WHITE

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Now, you see that link? That leads to a wealth of information? 

Well now you cannot claim “but I didn’t know” or “prove it”, because it’s all right there. If you don’t read it, educate yourself, and improve your shitty racist attitude, that’s ON YOU. You have no excuse not to know now.

If someone says “i hate white people”, you know what? That’s not a “boo hoo my poor feelings” moment. That’s a time to realize that this person is experiencing daily oppression that we will never experience, and that we as individuals must do our best to listen, learn, constantly improve, make our spaces safe and inclusive, and not make it all about us, especially when we aren’t even being named individually. 

You say this is something your ancestors did as if it was 100s of years ago, and yet here you are, in 2014, and you’re attempting to silence the victims of racism because you’re too busy sticking your fingers in your ears and singing “la la la i can’t hear it so it’s not real”. People are literally dying all the time because of racism, and you’re worried about “i hate white people”. 

Get the fuck over yourself. There are black men dying every 28hrs in the US because of police violence. I’m pretty sure your white tears mean exactly NOTHING by comparison. 

clockverk:

jjjat3am:

akamine-chan:

One of the things I haven’t seen people talking about are Sam’s wings.  For a portion of the scenes he’s flying in, you can see he’s controlling the wings manually with his hands.  They’re basically an extension of his arms; if he wants to gain altitude, he basically flaps his arms to get it.

It’s more than that, though.  The wings enable him to move with a very high degree of maneuverability, most likely by translating his subtle body language into movement.  And Sam is good enough at it to be able to avoid anti-aircraft artillery fire and to dodge between aircraft at high speed.

But later, when he’s using both hands to fire guns, how is he controlling his wings?  While the helicarriers are taking off, Sam is using both hands to fire machine guns.  And while doing that, he flies down the the flight deck close enough to kick a guy in the chest, hover, turn around, and fire again.  How is he doing that without manually controlling his wings?

That’s some really advanced tech, and that also means that Sam has had a lot of physical training.  He’s unconsciously aware, like Natasha, like Steve, of his body and the rules of physics, which allow him to use a mechanical apparatus that allows him to fly exactly like a bird of prey does.

Seriously, rewatch the movie, and pay attention to Sam when he’s flying.  He has to have the three-dimensional awareness of a pilot, the timing of a sharpshooter, and the physicality and body awareness of a gymnast.   If you thought he was amazing before, you really had no idea how amazing he is.

This is great meta!

As for how he’s controlling them when he’s shooting; my theory has always been that the wing pack mechanism is made to read the signals from his contracting back muscles, for example when he needs to go left he tenses the left trapezius or when he needs to go in a roll he changes the angle of his shoulder. It throws off his accuracy a little, but his mobility is much more important in this case, especially if you bear in mind that while he is efficiently combat trained that isn’t his primary function as a paramedic. For this, his back muscles need to be very defined and he has more control and awareness of them than the average human.

Which makes this sequence all the more impressive, because it’s been years and he’s lost some of that definition, the mechanism against his back doesn’t feel like a second skin anymore, but something heavy and chafing and disobedient. And yet, he manages to operate them anyway. The sheer amount of training that would have to be endured to operate these, the falls and the scrapes. I bet by the end of training the Falcons all felt scrapped raw.

But in any case; my headcanon is that the wings themselves aren’t actually the most important part of his suit, because anyone with the right materials and some knowledge of engineering could put them together and in fact, this mechanism is the most valuable part. Knowing that they’re a product of Stark industries, I can’t help but wonder if the mechanism for control isn’t similar to what Tony uses to control the Iron man suit. 

I’ll do another rewatch to confirm but I believe that when he pulls out the guns the wings go rigid and the engine goes into a hover type mode. He probably turns by twisting but He doesn’t gain full maneuverability and the ability to accelerate until the guns are away. 

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