World History in a nutshell.
This is literally the best fucking metaphor for World History and you cannot tell me otherwise.
Except no, this is totally WRONG.
The Air Nomads are based on Tibetian monks, as well as other cultures with concepts of Buddhism. This is reflected in the practice of shaving their heads, meditation, and vegetarianism. Aang’s clothes are very similar to that of the Shaolin monks. Even the location and architecture of the air temples resembles those found in Tibet.
The Fire Nation is inspired by the government and politics of Imperialist and Maoist China (as well as Imperial Japan). There was a little thing called Free Tibet a few years back which was quite in vogue with you psuedo-social-justice types. Do you remember what that was about? In 1951, China invaded Tibet and claimed sovereignty over them. As with most wars, depending on whose views you share, stories can differ. The Chinese (*cough*fire nation*cough*) claim to have reduced taxes, unemployment and built schools. However they achieved this through extortion, torture, murder, and oppression of the Tibetan culture. Thus, Avatar’s Hundred Year War.
The Water tribes are based on Inuit people. This one is really obvious. They share the same visual coding of colour, use furs in the clothing, live in polar regions in igloos and yurts, and rely on fishing as their primary food source.
The Earth Kingdom is a mixing pot of various Asiatic cultures including China, India, Korea, Thailand and Japan. Each city/town will reflect some of these more strongly than the others.
If you agree with the labelling in the above gifset, you’ve either completely missed the point of Avatar, or just don’t give a fuck about actual World History or anything outside of what’s popular with tumblr “social justice”. You all harp on about needing more representation in the media but as soon as you’re given something as beautiful as Avatar, with a huge diversity of non-Eurocentric cultures, you completely misconstrue it. What you’ve done is erased the importance of all these individual (and indigenous) cultures, and replaced it with your own (anti-white) political agenda.
(And honestly, who uses umbrella labels like “asians” and “white people”. That’s ignorant and racist as fuck)
I don’t even go here but am reblogging because barrels’s commentary is so good and important.
Way to miss the point of the fucking post, Barrel.
JFC, tumblr, get off your PCs once in a fucking while and get your mind clear of all this confrontational bullshit. Shave your neckbeard and roll on.
barrelsofdwarrows: got this right. This gifset is racist and myopic. And the creator should feel bad. But probably wont because tumblr sjw’s idea of justice is to get rid of all the “white people”.
Yes, I get that at this point, billy, but truth is, white people DID do that shit. 😛 Europeans used to love abusing other continents, and each other. (still do, but less violently) I don’t see the original post as an attack, just an ironic representation of truth. But people on tumblr are always highlighting anything that can be interpreted as discrimination and flaming.
Guess who else did that shit? People who are not European. In this case? The Japanese. Japan expanded violently through colonialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from taking women from nearby nations as forced prostitutes to murdering the queen of Korea and taking part in the allies tearing apart of China after the Opium War. Maybe, just maybe, you should stop infantalising and removing agency from non European nations to portray them as hippy dippy Mary Suetopias persecuted by the all powerful evil whites? It was not “ironic” you just wanted asspats from the Wendy White Guilts of Tumblr and the SJWs. The only one whitewashing here is you, since you just whitewashed the history of East Asia.
the funny thing is, western education is so eurocentric. You’d think everything was centered around white people. Europe and the US weren’t even major global powers til the mid 20th century building with the Opium Wars and capped off by China’s defeat during the Boxer Rebellion by an international army. UNTIL then, China and Asia in general had been the major world super powers. Where do you think all that gold and silver (but especially silver) from the New World was going? Yeah, some of it was sitting in their treasuries and losing value, but a ton of it was being shipped east to Asia to pay for luxury items.
So the whole “white people ruling the world” idea hasn’t actually been around that long.
And if current trends continue, it probably won’t last very long either x]
Go ahead, OP, attack white people… racist scum that you are.
… with different degrees of struggles that we’re implemented by the pale skin via conquests using weapons such as warfare, religion indoctrination, and oppression. And then after pale skin set systems like this into our society, they go around and say things like “We are all human” and confuse “racism” with “prejudice” so that they can keep the system the same way for many years to come.
More like you morons completely forget your ancestors did the same damn shit and then try to change the definition of words to exempt yourself from criticism.
Yes because PoC have set up a system where People of Color have ~poc privilege~, don’t confuse “racism” and “prejudice”.
Actually yes they have.
Racism against whites article.
Study on anti-white attitudes.
White kid driven to suicide by Asian gang.
Murdered for supporting Obama while being white.
Raped and stoned to death for being white.
Raped and murdered for being white.
Teenager killed for being white.
Mobs of black criminals attack white neighborhoods nationwide.
4 month crime wave justifies by venting against whites.
Genocide of whites.
Another white genocide.
The knoxville horror.
No go zones for non Muslims.
White girl turned into Kabobs.
Being too white.
The zebra killings.
List of black on white crimes.
Racial fueled crime statistics.
Misclassifying murderers as white.
Mayans and Aztecs weren’t carving people’s hearts outs of their chests for the gods.
The Mongols killing at least 30,000,000 people?
Along with Mao and his death toll
Armenian genocide at the hands of the Turkish?
Japanese Empire raping, killing, and looting all over the Pacific?
Native Americans being tribes of warrior societies who constantly fought each other?
Iroquois tribes being imperialistic land grabbing machines of brutality?
Yuan-Ming dynasty transition?
Qing conquering of the Ming dynasty?
An Lushan Rebellion? .
Somalian Civil War?
Nigerian Civil War?
Nairobi Mall attack?
Don’t forget that other countries besides America exist, and damn sure don’t change the definition of fucking words, you dumb cunt.
Well look at that.
Don’t you love when some asshole takes something nice and heart warming and tries to inject their racism and prejudice into it only to get owned hard? I do.
Hating someone for their skin color is literally racism, no matter what skin color that person is.
Anti-racists say there is this RACE problem.
Anti-racists say this RACE problem will be solved when the entire third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.
Anti-racists say the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.
This is a policy of White genocide.
Anti-racist is code-word for anti-white.
Anti-White culture is real. I don’t care if you’re white or not – this isn’t right.
Audrey says “fuck your gender roles”
This movie is super underrated.
Audrey is so underrated. How can you not love her?
I have a love-hate relationship with this movie.
On one hand it’s got awesome PoC characters who defy racial and gender stereotypes. It also discusses colonialism and how people tend to destroy indigenous cultures to obtain land and resources (which is why the crew ultimately decided a to pretend they never found Atlantis because they don’t want anyone else to try and destroy the culture).
But on the other hand, the whole plot is that Atlantis needs a white, cishet man to save it from extinction and for some reason he understand their culture and language better than they do.
hEY FUCK YOU OKAY
MILO WAS THE ANTITHESIS OF WHITE SAVIOR
HE WAS A NERDY USELESS LITTLE SHIT WHO WAS COWARDLY UNTIL OTHERS FORCED HIM TO ACT
HIS ONLY STRENGTHS WERE HIS MIND AND HIS ETHICS
HE WAS THE PERFECT DUDE FOR THE JOB AND THE REASON HE KNEW BETTER WAS BECAUSE HE RIGOROUSLY STUDIED TEXTS THAT HAD BEEN LOST OR DESTROYED IN ATLANTIS BECAUSE KIDA’S FATHER INTENTIONALLY LET HIS KINGDOM LAPSE INTO DECAY AND OBSCURITY
DO NOT PULL THAT WHITE SAVIOUR BULLSHIT BECAUSE MILO WAS A DAMN GOOD DUDE
Why do people have to be like that? Just because there’s a white protagonist it doesn’t mean it’s a racist film! Instead, the critics who point it out are the true racists. Racist against white people
The lack of animated black characters is a bit alarming especially for 2014, but it also bothers me that when there are representation of black people in animated films and series they tend to all be the same shade. As if animators are like, “Okay, we got black skin now let’s stick with this!” We…
Have you seen Mulan? What about Aladdin? Pocahantas? See, Disney tells stories from all over the world, and many of those stories come from places inhabited mostly by white people. Fairy tales aren’t exactly a hispanic or african thing. Try to examine all aspects of the story, not just the overhyped alleged ‘racism’.