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I’m not racist but [throws a dart at a map] lithuanians don’t know shit about [spins a big wheel] creating lasting memories during early childhood?
World History in a nutshell.
This is literally the best fucking metaphor for World History and you cannot tell me otherwise.
Except no, this is totally WRONG.
The Air Nomads are based on Tibetian monks, as well as other cultures with concepts of Buddhism. This is reflected in the practice of shaving their heads, meditation, and vegetarianism. Aang’s clothes are very similar to that of the Shaolin monks. Even the location and architecture of the air temples resembles those found in Tibet.
The Fire Nation is inspired by the government and politics of Imperialist and Maoist China (as well as Imperial Japan). There was a little thing called Free Tibet a few years back which was quite in vogue with you psuedo-social-justice types. Do you remember what that was about? In 1951, China invaded Tibet and claimed sovereignty over them. As with most wars, depending on whose views you share, stories can differ. The Chinese (*cough*fire nation*cough*) claim to have reduced taxes, unemployment and built schools. However they achieved this through extortion, torture, murder, and oppression of the Tibetan culture. Thus, Avatar’s Hundred Year War.
The Water tribes are based on Inuit people. This one is really obvious. They share the same visual coding of colour, use furs in the clothing, live in polar regions in igloos and yurts, and rely on fishing as their primary food source.
The Earth Kingdom is a mixing pot of various Asiatic cultures including China, India, Korea, Thailand and Japan. Each city/town will reflect some of these more strongly than the others.
If you agree with the labelling in the above gifset, you’ve either completely missed the point of Avatar, or just don’t give a fuck about actual World History or anything outside of what’s popular with tumblr “social justice”. You all harp on about needing more representation in the media but as soon as you’re given something as beautiful as Avatar, with a huge diversity of non-Eurocentric cultures, you completely misconstrue it. What you’ve done is erased the importance of all these individual (and indigenous) cultures, and replaced it with your own (anti-white) political agenda.
(And honestly, who uses umbrella labels like “asians” and “white people”. That’s ignorant and racist as fuck)
I don’t even go here but am reblogging because barrels’s commentary is so good and important.
Way to miss the point of the fucking post, Barrel.
JFC, tumblr, get off your PCs once in a fucking while and get your mind clear of all this confrontational bullshit. Shave your neckbeard and roll on.
barrelsofdwarrows: got this right. This gifset is racist and myopic. And the creator should feel bad. But probably wont because tumblr sjw’s idea of justice is to get rid of all the “white people”.
Yes, I get that at this point, billy, but truth is, white people DID do that shit. :P Europeans used to love abusing other continents, and each other. (still do, but less violently) I don’t see the original post as an attack, just an ironic representation of truth. But people on tumblr are always highlighting anything that can be interpreted as discrimination and flaming.
Guess who else did that shit? People who are not European. In this case? The Japanese. Japan expanded violently through colonialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from taking women from nearby nations as forced prostitutes to murdering the queen of Korea and taking part in the allies tearing apart of China after the Opium War. Maybe, just maybe, you should stop infantalising and removing agency from non European nations to portray them as hippy dippy Mary Suetopias persecuted by the all powerful evil whites? It was not “ironic” you just wanted asspats from the Wendy White Guilts of Tumblr and the SJWs. The only one whitewashing here is you, since you just whitewashed the history of East Asia.
Literally the best photoset I’ve ever seen on tumblr
What the hell happened to the second to last one
And on Saturday, it took center stage again when a Nazi sympathizer rushed the field during the Ghana-Germany game. No security attempted to stop him as he took his shirt off to reveal a pro-Nazi message. He had to be ushered off the field by Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari.
Several German fans also showed up to the game with their faces painted black.Wow Germany is trash
NO GERMANY IS NOT TRASH THOSE PEOPLE ARE TRASH don’t generalize a whole country because of other people mistakes
That entire country committed a mass genocide and killed millions of people and attempted to wipe out the earth of everyone who didn’t have blonde hair and blue eyes not even 100 years ago…. Please never stick up for them idc if you are German, just stop
I’m sorry but I’m pretty sure you don’t understand how terrible the comment above is. They are terrible people everywhere. You can’t condemn a whole country because of these terrible people. I speaking, as an American Jew, understand that the crimes the Germans committed were horrific. But, that doesn’t mean you can say 70 years later after much growth and rebuilding a whole country is trash. Please, I beg you, as I said before stop generalizing an entire country for a few terrible people that every country has. Remember the rudest and the meanest talk the loudest.