Thinking of the art dealer who during WW2 sold Vermeer art to Herman Goering. After the war he was arrested as a traitor and his defense was that he actually was a master forger and they were all fake. Turns out he was and they were so the court said "cool, stealing from Nazis is cool". The lesson is, steal from Nazis is fine and cool
I find the whole Dreyfus Affair fascinating because I'm a sucker for the 3rd Republic
Also July 3 when slaver Major Lee was defeated by the Union at Gettysburg and had to run away with tail behind his ass. Fuck Lee
I don't believe in heroes, I do believe people can do heroic acts. Some people do things that a heroic beyond what I could imagine.Yet they are all people who have faults. I think that is actually more inspiring, even if they were a jerk/cheap/etc they still did something amazing, something we can all do. We can't be gods but we can do something heroic
Fuck the Confederate States of America and all of it's supporters.
The attempt to laundry his reputation only hurts those who actually fought against slavery and racism even if their state were in the confederacy. They were represent what we should celebrate, not some plumped up asshole who was a fucking slaver. Fuck him, remember those who should be
Lee of the traitorous Confederte States
Lee, of the traitorous Confederate states, was not a good man nor a good "general*". I'm not saying this because I hate Lee (I do) and just let that blind me, plenty of awful people were good leaders (side eye Napoleon) but Lee was neither. The only reason people claim otherwise is to laundry the traitorous racist Confederate state as something other than it was by trying to find a "good" person or a "good" leader.
*He only ever was a Col in the USA Army
Recent American history 9/11
W, who looked like a one term failure, suddenly was leading us to war, any critique was immediately dismissed, Dems rolled over for invasion despite some of the largest protests since the 1970's. The dog whistles become outright calls and white power movement became mainstream while crime was done we were filled with more and more fear. Parents fear sending kids to schools and now they talk about fortress schools.
Recent American history 9/11
Thinking about America and clearly we had plenty of issues before 9/11 and the seeds of what could be our fall were well planted and some sprouting well before that attack but in a way it feels like something really did shift, something about constant fear and hardening of America society. Militarization of the police kicked into over drive, the religiousness of the "respect the troops", the white power movement regrouped successfully after the OC bombing (1/2)
Le Petit Caporal is online
First Consul of History.lol Administration
An instance for history jokes and fun times (hopefully). Figuring out how to open it up to others, site under construction like the Grand Army in 1811 ;)