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Originally posted by ANOK
BTW that's a stretch to call Guevara a racist because he used his own revolutionaries. I mean he was there to help them not rob them like the Europeans were doing. Every social revolutionary is attacked by the right and their quotes misrepresented and taken out of context of the times etc.
If you do the research you'll find Che Guevara was Castros "Himmler", he was his chief exterminator to get rid of Cuban dissenters. The only praise you can hang on this murderer is he looks great on a t-shirt.
Originally posted by CRASHPROJECT
the devil-horns hand gesture that many think is a secret signal for Satan worshipers
and evildoers everywhere, also means "I love you" in sign language
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by c g henderson
Great. But the fundies I know don't consider anyone the antichrist. As seeing as I am one and do not either, and that most all the goths where I am say that it's an anti Christ symbols, I'd say you're kind of wrong.
More or less, welcome to the word. Glad your community is more intelligent, but in the end, it is generally accepted as an antichrist symbol and generally forgotten to originate with St. Peter.
In a nation where 1/3 thing the Sun revolves around the earth, I would not expect your case to be the norm.
Originally posted by Phenomium
Star and flag....but only because of the parts about Texas lol. "Don't mess with Texas" was a warning by the Department of Transportation to war TEXANS not to litter LOL. They have been parading that dead horse of a line around since 1985. Tryng to make it sound threatening to "outsiders" (or civilized people). The Alamo was because Mexico outlawed slavery and Texas wanted to keep their slaves,....some American inspiration LOL. I am American, but I have always considered Texas to be the bathroom of the country......and guess what? SO DOES THE THE REST OF THE WORLD! Texans think that everyone likes them and respects them but thats because thats what they tell each other every day. Let's see, there are twenty four million,seven hundred eighty two thousand, three hundred and two people that live in Texas right now, they should probably ask one of the five billion, nine hundred seventy-five million, two hundred seventeen thousand, six hundred ninety-eight people who live outside of their bathroom door. HA.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Rainspider
I hate to say it Spider but that is the impression Texans give. And I have relatives in Dallas. Which is a beautiful city.
But I have met very few Texans who didn't immediately start bragging about how everything is bigger and better in Texas. including my cousins in Dallas.
Since when does the square miles of your state determine your ego size?
While their hearts are in the right place, the irony is that the statue, conceived by Polish American sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, was intended as a response to controversy surrounding his other great sculpting project: Mount Rushmore. It kind of misses the point about why defacing mountains in the middle of sacred Native American territory is a bad idea.
South Dakota historian Doane Robinson is credited with conceiving the idea of carving the likenesses of famous people into the Black Hills region of South Dakota in order to promote tourism in the region. Robinson's initial idea was to sculpt the Needles; however, Gutzon Borglum rejected the Needles site and chose the larger Mount Rushmore. Borglum also decided the sculpture should have a more national focus, and chose the four presidents whose likenesses would be carved into the mountain. After securing federal funding, construction on the memorial began in 1927, and the presidents' faces were completed between 1934 and 1939. Upon Gutzon Borglum's death in March 1941, his son Lincoln Borglum took over construction. Though the initial concept called for each president to be depicted from head to waist, lack of funding forced construction to end in October 1941.
The mountain carving was begun in 1948 by sculptor Korczak Ziółkowski, who had worked on Mount Rushmore under Gutzon Borglum in 1924. In 1939, Ziolkowski had received a letter from Chief Henry Standing Bear, which stated in part "My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know that the red man has great heroes, too."
Originally posted by shagreen heart
Originally posted by General.Lee
Yes, "Cracked". That's where I get all my news and views and political viewpoints. It's right up there with my Superman comic books.
translation: i'm too cool to read the link posted in the OP but i'll comment and discredit nonetheless. btw i like superman, the lamest 1-dimensional super hero of all time. it's reflective of my myopia and boring snobbishness.
it's a very good article.
all of their lists are pure entertainment/informative/jabs at society.
just read it and stop acting like a snob.
Originally posted by Jedimind
One thing I don't get..
Regarding Crazy Horse, the article says that he supposedly never had his picture taken, and yet at the beginning of the article there is a picture of a Native American which seems to be Crazy Horse..
Also, when I do a quick google search of Crazy Horse that same image comes up although the few sites I've looked at also say that most scholars agree that there is no authentic picture of Crazy Horse.
Someone help please because this is a bit perplexing...Maybe I'm missing something obvious.
Here's the image btw:
[edit on 30-7-2010 by Jedimind]