all the oitnb doodles i did so far!
The mummified heart is said to be that of vampire Auguste Delagrance, responsible for the deaths of more than forty people back in the 1900, a period of vampirism in the USA. When he was identified, Delagrance was hunted down by a Romano Catholic priest and a Voodoo Hougan, and was destroyed in 1912. (x)
August 1, 1944: Anne Frank Writes Her Final Diary Entry
On this day in 1944, Jewish victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry. In it, she wrote, “[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Her diary, later published under the title, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, detailed the two years that she and her family spent in hiding.
Three days after this entry, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo, the German police. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she was killed by typhus at age 15.
Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons
El Salvador on Wednesday became the fifth Latin American country to withdraw its ambassador from Israel in protest at Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.
Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have already recalled their ambassadors
Whoa—I grew up with horror stories about the Civil War in El Salvador-and was raised by people who carried that trauma in their dreams-So I can not begin to put words to how I feel about knowing that El Salavdor— as a political nation- is continuing to shift its history of genocide and oppression.
Yochanan Gordon, Asshole of the Day for August 1, 2014
We don’t feature people here for crimes or acts of war. There are other places to call people out for those things, as well as courts and such. Besides, calling someone out for a crime for also being an asshole seems like it diminishes their crime. Occasionally we have made exceptions to that for people who have escaped responsibilities for their crime and then act like assholes about it. George Zimmerman signing autographs at a gun show is a good example of when we’ve done that.
If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?
So it’s clear that he wasn’t just click-baiting, he really was advocating genocide.
The paper has since taken the op-ed down, saying “We reject any such notion or discussion associated with even entertaining the possibility of such an unacceptable idea.” It’s still not clear how they could have missed the headline, but at least they have pulled it.
Genocide is a horrible thing, and no one should be advocating for it (or publishing serious articles advocating it), but Yochanan Gordon did. And for that, he is Asshole of the Day.
It is Yochanan Gordon’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Mediaite