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- Mike Brown and Dorian Johnson’s friendship
- Annual Arts & Faith concert adjusts its focus to remember Ferguson
- Protests continue: (1) (2) This stops today!
- 13% of Ferguson officers have faced excessive force lawsuits. The national average is 0.5%
- In defense of looting
- Young men from “Lost Voices” organization woke up to find a noose at their campsite (x)
Right, kids…I have to start a new job today so wish me luck?
The Great Hall of Little Moreton Hall. Cheshire, England.
*goes to a party and awkwardly follows freind around the entire time*
I saw a few asks that say “describe my aesthetic” so this one takes a bit more creativity.
Whether it’s the lyrics or just the over all sound, send me a song that you think fits my “aesthetic”
Somewhere in the Bosnian forest (by BricePortolano)
burned my hand curling my hair today
I cant this amount of beauty holy god in heaven.
Protesters canvass the neighborhood of County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.
Saturday, August 30th.
Sleepy Sumi #catsofinstagram
I KNOW RIGHT??????
They were just SO INCREDIBLY BADASS that it’s unreal and yet their sacrifices and accomplishments are being aggressively downplayed in the ex-Yu countries because wow, god forbid we praise communists for anything even though they SAVED US FROM EXTERMINATION and many of them were actual *children* younger than i am who gave their lives to destroy fascism and whose sacrifices are being spat on by pseudofascist right-wingers, plus americans don’t know diddly-squat about them and that sucks because i feel like tumblr would especially love them
I mean, a multi-ethnic, multi-religious fighting force comprised of every single nationality and religion in the Balkans: of Slovenes, Croats, Serbs, Bosnians, Montenegrins, Macedonians, Albanians, Roma and even more than 5,000 Jewish fighters, all united with the goal of destroying Fascism and freeing their country and who numbered almost a million strong toward the end of the war?
One-sixth or more of whom were WOMEN? and I don’t just mean relegated to support roles but actively fighting on the front lines alongside the men, and who had a death rate twice that of male partisans because the fascists were so disgusted by the idea of women soldiers that they tended to execute them outright rather than take them prisoner?
Who started out as a loosely-organized ragtag bunch with almost no equipment or training and yet quickly developed into a powerful guerrilla army (often literally by ambushing and capturing Italian/Wehrmacht troops, stealing their uniforms and every single piece of equipment/machinery they had with them and then sending them back to their commanding officers in nothing but their underpants), capable of utilizing the support of local populations in every single part of the country since they were founded on ideology rather than ethnicity, and who could fight in literally any terrain and use it to their advantage?
Who even at the very outset of the war managed to frustrate and embarrass the supposedly superior Wehrmacht and local fascists to the point where Hitler threw his infamous tantrum where he delayed the invasion of the Soviet Union and thereby doomed it, all because he wanted to crush the resistance in Yugoslavia and save his precious wounded pride? Whom he tried to dismantle by ordering that 100 Yugoslav civilians should be shot for every German soldier killed or even wounded by the Partisans, which only drove up their recruitment rates because all of the local people were like “FUCK YOU, FASCIST PIGS” and began joining the Partisans en masse?
Who were led by Josip Broz Tito, a man who was himself of mixed ethnicity and who later told both Stalin AND the West to fuck off because he refused to let his country be their puppet and instead started a non-aligned movement made up of former colonial and so-called “third world” nations? Who refused to copy the Soviet style of communism because he felt that communism should be adapted to the specific culture and conditions of each country instead of being a one-size-fits-all thing? Whom Hitler hated so fucking much that he and Himmler (who grudgingly admitted that he wished Germany had “a thousand Josip Broz Titos” even though the dude was a Slav and a Communist) personally oversaw multiple attempts to assassinate him, each of which failed spectacularly?
(Btw, actual letter sent after the war from Tito to Stalin, who was also trying to assassinate him after they’d had their little tiff over Yugoslav allegiance to the U.S.S.R.: “Stop sending people to kill me. We’ve already captured five of them, one of them with a bomb and another with a rifle. If you don’t stop sending killers to Belgrade, I’ll send one to Moscow, and I won’t have to send a second.”)
Who were operating without ANY Allied support for several years and yet still risked their lives to rescue over 1,500 American and Allied airmen who’d been shot down over Yugoslav territory and get them to safety? (Winston Churchill later admitted in front of Parliament that they’d fucked up by not supporting the Partisans sooner and that their accomplishments in spite of the overwhelming odds they faced put the British to shame)
Who were one of only TWO resistance armies in all of Europe that managed to liberate their own country from the Nazis, and the only one that stayed in control rather than allow the Americans and/or Russians to occupy them afterwards?
And this is just the tip of the iceberg, really. My point is it doesn’t matter what your opinion is of communism as a whole or even the Yugoslav government: this is just a really, really cool part of history that everyone should know more about. And hell, it’s inspiring as fuck. It shows what happens when people are actually fighting for freedom and working together to accomplish it.
In conclusion: PARTISANS