treat me like a college textbook. spend lots of money on me but never touch or look at me
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite ~ The Waterfall Fairy ~ The Enchanted Forest ~ 1921
how cute is it that humans make homes for birds??? humans are so cute
pretty cute, but when was the last time a bird made a house for a human? that’s right, never. it’s time it fucking goes both ways.
Vocally political and liberal Steve Rogers
Fox News has no idea how to handle it because he’s Captain America and he’s literally from the 40’s like how do that handle that
He refuses to go on half of the news shows because they lie
Mostly ends up on the Daily Show, the Colbert Report, and the Young Turks
Starts charities that focus on kids and the poor
Donations to veterans charities go through the roof
Treatment for PTSD in veterans suddenly gets addressed after he admits to being diagnosised with it
Steve Rogers starting a twitter specifically for linking people to horrible news stories and calling news stations out on their lies and scare tactics
Using his twitter to complain about the state of public news and how it should be a space of change and value and honesty for the American public, and how he’s so ashamed of it all
He accidentally becomes like public face for the new generation of politically savvy people
They make of shirts like WWCD “what would Cap do?”
Tony is thrilled and proud and hires of team of lawyers exclusively to handle the news stations screaming about Steve
Fox news gets slapped with so many libel fines and law suits
No, but really. This is a Steve characterization that actually makes sense.
Steve who finds himself 70 years later surrounded by so many of the same political fights he remembers from his youth, Steve who finds that the country has lost ground in terms of progressive policies from the days of the WPA, who finds that the SSA is weaker, who finds labor unions that have been rendered toothless or are themselves stumbling blocks to worker’s rights, who — well, Steven Atwell covered Steve’s progressivism p well a while ago. He’s not gonna be some caricature of mid-20th C. “my country is always right/my country right or wrong” patriotism. He’s gonna be from the Sen. Schurz school of thought: “Our country: when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.”
#working-class kid from nyc who grew up during the depression studied fine art at a public university and volunteered to fight at a time when#the war was still v much percieved as about politics — as a fight between liberty [the right of people to determine their own destinies] and#tryanny — breeds of socialism that were about top-down control and conformity; facism#steve who brokes rules left and right#steve who lives the best ideals of his country#of course he’d be at odds with conservative jingoistic patriotism and its politics
It’s weird to think about how your birth is a fixed point in time but your death is constantly moving based on the decisions you make. The length of your life is always fluctuating.