P2 The Suspect Yong-eui-ja ending scene
P1 The Suspect Yong-eui-ja ending scene
Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier, is considered “one of the greatest wartime heroes.” In 1941, he volunteered to be put in a concentration camp to prove to the Allies that the Holocaust was real. While imprisoned in Auschwitz, he organized resistance movements and eventually escaped after 3 years. Source
Sabaton, the Swedish metal band, featured him in their song “Inmate 4859” on their new album.
Hurry up, hurry up towards me,
If I am far, if I’ve got trouble,
If I am – in a real nightmare,
If the shadow of misfortune is at my window.
Hurry up, when they upset me one day.
Hurry up, when I need a friend.
Hurry up, when I’m sad in silence,
Hurry up, hurry up!
Don’t hurry up, don’t hurry up, when
When we are together and trouble is far.
The leaves and water will say ”yes”,
The stars and fires, and the trains with them.
Don’t hurry up, when my eyes are in yours,
Don’t hurry up, when you mustn’t hurry up.
Don’t hurry up, when the whole world is in silence.
Don’t hurry up!
- “Do Not Hurry” by Anna German and Murakami, originally by Yevgeny Yevtushenko
When you’re a guy and your recent ex tells you to go watch Gone Girl.
Over two hours later you come out feeling a bit paranoid, not interested in a new relationship any time soon, and wondering if she knew that would happen.
Movements do not have a monopoly on ideals. Ideals are incorporated into movements but such an ideal can exist in other movements or be believed in independently.
I do not support murder. The 10 commandments do not support murder. This does not make me a Christian.
I support gender equality. Feminism claims to support gender equality. That does not make me a feminist.
I dislike the erosion of student’s rights in relation to certain college rules. MRAs do the same. That does not make me an MRA.
Nor am I making the appeal that I am a special snowflake. Simply that my support of a cornerstone of your movement does not imply loyalty or membership in the rest. And if I wanted to followed a rigid self-policing movement with fanatical beliefs and dogma based ideology like Feminism, I would have joined the bloody Pentecostals.
"Hold on honey, stukas incoming"
"Just next time, use a gun man"
A quick note on ebola -
The people reblogging the idiotic saying “Ebola has been in the USA for three days and people are wearing masks, while AIDs has been here for decades and people still don’t wear condoms” are idiots.
Just because people don’t take STDs seriously does not mean other diseases are somehow less serious. And if people took STDs seriously, maybe our current epidemics of syphilis, HIV, and herpes would stop increasing so much. In a few decades it’ll be like the 1800s again with antibotic resistant syphilitic cripples everywhere. But I digress.
Oh, a quick note. Diseases are categorized by society. Tuberculosis was considered an aristocratic disease and sufferers were seen as martyrs. Cholera victims were shunned. This was due to it being a disease connected with poverty and the embarrassing symptoms (shitting everywhere). I would argue that Ebola lands in the Cholera category of “embarrassing diseases” which makes it that much more abhorrent.
If someone wants to take extra precautions, let them. If this backlash against ebola panicked individuals was based on amusement I could understand it, but it seems more to be mockery with an underlying stream of jealousy. Most of us can’t afford to go stockpiling three years of food and buying a new wardrobe of biohazard suits. And I’m betting that makes those of us who are scared a bit jealous that some others could be extending their chances of survival. I could be wrong though.
I agree it is not good to panic. But at the same time our generation and the generation before us has been VERY lucky as far as infectious diseases go. Millions dying from the Spanish flu or any of the numerous cholera epidemics was a common occurrence less than a century ago. Trusting that the medical community will somehow save everyone shows a complete lack of knowledge about past epidemics.
So in short, don’t assume that a worldwide epidemic is impossible. Don’t assume that doctors can save you, And finally, don’t panic. You’re going to die anyway so you might as well start preparing for it sooner than later.