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Marina and the Diamonds | Fear And Loathing

I wanna be completely weightless
I want to touch the edge of greatness
Don’t wanna be completely faithless
Completely faithless

I’ve lived a lot of different lives
Been different people many times
I live my life in bitterness
And fill my heart with emptiness

It took Adolf Hitler and his Nazi cohorts 12 years to round up and murder 6 million Jews, but their Teutonic cousins, the British, managed to kill almost 4 million Indians in just over a year, with Prime Minister Winston Churchill cheering from the sidelines. Australian biochemist Dr Gideon Polya has called the Bengal Famine a “manmade holocaust” because Churchill’s policies were directly responsible for the disaster. Bengal had a bountiful harvest in 1942, but the British started diverting vast quantities of food grain from India to Britain, contributing to a massive food shortage in the areas comprising present-day West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Bangladesh. Author Madhusree Mukerjee tracked down some of the survivors and paints a chilling picture of the effects of hunger and deprivation. In Churchill’s Secret War, she writes: “Parents dumped their starving children into rivers and wells. Many took their lives by throwing themselves in front of trains. Starving people begged for the starchy water in which rice had been boiled. Children ate leaves and vines, yam stems and grass. People were too weak even to cremate their loved ones.”
Remembering India’s Forgotten Holocaust.  (via thisiseverydayracism)

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im not crying there’s just overpriced college education in my eye

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The fact that I found ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ to be what I’d term a ‘good’ film rather surprised me - the only other film of this general genre I liked was the Great Gatsby and that was almost 60 percent to do with the substance of the plot and the beautiful use of the ‘bystander’ effect in portraying the vapidity and moral vacuity of the roaring 20’s… this movie hardly reaches that zenith. That being said, I doubt Allen wanted it to reach that standard; it is a wholly different film with a different message to it, and while the scenery and such were typical of Allen’s beautiful, rustic, airy Tuscany-style panoramas, the story - and the acting was left a little lacking. That being said, I did find it endearing to just have an hour-and-a-half to myself with my shadow treasurer/comrade-in-arms/gum-in-my-hair and enjoy something that actually was far, far better than say, Grace of Monaco. While I find the optimism in this film to be a little, say…ordinary, average, whatever, I have rather optimistic hopes for the future - not being pre-emptive but you do get a little taste for the -glass-half-full school of thought when you’ve just stuffed your face with chips.


Stunning Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov