the kaaba and the pilgrimage to it is fuckin cool
like lmao they gather to walk around a giant black cube in a set number of circles
tbh no complaints from me except maybe the trampling but thats like accidents although im not sure if theres ways to make it safer and its also not really my place
but yeah giant cube = very good i like it
Antagonizing Soviet power is way harder than westerners think, nobody ever was busted and locked up for minding their own business or cracking a joke or hanging a coat on a statue. One would have to be a special kind of asshole for the government to get involved, since usually your community would set you straight waaaay before that. Believe no tall tale about how "waaah, my parents were just doing nothing and then they got 10 years of being shot in a cellar". You're being taken for a ride.
Every time some "dissident" or "exile" or "victim of the regime" in an Eastern Bloc country opens their mouth my bullshit meter starts going off. Point is my family's from there and I have a pretty solid perspective on what life there was like for an average citizen be it rural or urban, RSFSR or Central Asian republic from the 30s to the end of it.
"What would happen if capital succeeded in smashing the Republic of Soviets? There would set in an era of the blackest reaction in all the capitalist and colonial countries, the working class and the oppressed peoples would be seized by the throat, the positions of international communism would be lost."
- Stalin, 100% accurately predicting the future
How am I the only one to suss out that Trump's Greenland meme is because some of the Heritage Foundation ghouls in his administration told him about resources under the ice on the North pool and how Denmark would get a big piece if they melted because of Greenland and Trump just went "let's buy it" because he's a senile idiot who's sun-downing before noon.
After observing my TL for weeks I only have one question: does anybody EVER fav anything on this website? Like I'm yet to see somebody do it.
Very strange. How the fuck does this shit even work? I'd get it if this was just 99% people using a crossposting bot and their main is on twitter but it clearly isn't.
Just some guy.
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