torn between helping my mum or making her take responsibility for her actions..
From 1932-1933, Stalin deliberately starved the citizens of Ukraine.
75% of Ukrainian farms were collectivized, which meant everything they sowed had to be sent to the Soviet Union. Stalin continually increased the amount Ukrainians had to give until they had virtually nothing left to themselves. The Soviets denied the existence of a famine, halted food shipments from foreign countries, and orchestrated staged tours with diplomats, tricking them into thinking that Kiev was a thriving city while in reality, emaciated dead bodies lined the streets. People were so desperate for food that they ate leaves from bushes and trees, household pets, and, in especially desperate, maddened case, their own children.
Why did Stalin starve the people of Ukraine?
They were too happy.
Lenin had allowed the Ukraine to culturally express themselves, and this led to Ukrainians having optimistic hopes for future independence. After Lenin died and Stalin took over, he cracked down on this cultural acceptance by arresting and deporting 5,000 Ukrainian scholars. When communist propaganda failed and disobedience and rebellion arose, he resorted to starving the entire country.
Because that’s what you do to people who are different from you. YOU STARVE THEM.
this morning at work a client of mine offered me a bag of cocaine as a thank you gesture and i didn’t know what to say so i just said ‘sorry, not before lunch’
***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***
Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.
For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.