8 women were convicted, executed and burned at the stake, sometime during the 1600’s. Sentenced not only to death but to exclusion from society, deprived of the blessing and denied a burial in consecrated ground. What was left after the fire did its thing was trampled into the bog and covered with stones so that they could not “walk again”.
A lot of people have died because of the cocaine business. Coca-Cola used to have cocaine in it. And Coke (capital “C”) has killed a lot of people too, but not just from obesity. But because the company is an evil fucking empire. Allegedly…
I’m a bad person, because the deaths of these five men strikes me as rather hilarious. It’s the epitome of “fuck around and find out.” What they found out was that a tribe living in isolation in the Ecuadoran rainforest had earned its reputation for violence, and they weren’t interested in converting to Christianity. Eat […]
Oh God he is such a fucking piece of shit. He did mock a disabled reporter and then he lied his ass off about it. Of course, the Trumpanzees believed the lies. That’s what happens when you’re in a fucking cult. –On This Day in History, Shit Went Down: November 24, 2015– The reporter’s name […]
Rosa Parks, as awesome as she was, was not the first Black woman to refuse to move to the back of the bus. And Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek fame, as awesome as she is, is not the first woman to be part of an interracial kiss on television. But in both cases, they initiated […]
How many times do you have to take communion before you’ve consumed an entire Jesus? How many Jesuses have been consumed since people started the practice? I’m sure some math whiz could figure it out, but we need to begin at the beginning. –On This Day in History, Shit Went Down: November 11, 1215– Christianity […]
I have said it a million times before, just because I’m Anti Trump doesn’t mean I’m pro democratic party, it just means that I’m a decent human being that think voting for the democrats is the lesser of two evils right now…
Holy fucking shit the day is finally here. Let’s talk about the “silent majority” the Trumpanzees think are gonna rise up and vote en masse to keep the apricot assmonkey in power to usher in the apocalypse. Because it was on this day fifty-one years ago the term silent majority was popularized by another really shitty president.
Imagine this. It’s 1936 and you’re a teenager in Hitler’s Germany. Membership in the Hitler Youth has just become mandatory, but you say no fucking way because fuck that Nazi bullshit. What do you do? Answer: you become a pirate. –On This Day in History, Shit Went Down: October 25, 1944– At the time, you […]
During the 1970’s, several Japanese soldier that had continued to struggle for years after the end of world war II where discovered on various islands. Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi had continued to hide in the thicket on the island of Guam until 1972. In December 1974, Private Teruo Nakamura was found on the Indonesian island of […]
Colonialism fucked Africa in every hole. In his 1961 book The Wretched of the Earth psychiatrist Frantz Fanon described colonization as not only a crime against humanity, but having an overwhelming negative effect on the societal mental health of the colonized, who are viewed as little more than animals by the invaders. The author described […]
In another time, and/or being another skin color and gender, Phillis Wheatley could have lived a rich and happy life because of her talent. But being an enslaved Black woman caused her to die young and poor, because America is only the land of opportunity for a select few. –On This Day in History, Shit […]
If your god tells you to shoot a fifteen-year-old girl in the head because she promotes education for women, then your god is a fucking dick. –On This Day in History, Shit Went Down: October 9, 2012– If you read any religious texts, most gods are dicks. Bunch of petty, slavery and sexism-promoting vindictive assholes […]
I don’t believe in heaven or hell, so I’m just gonna say it: Mother Teresa was . . . not good. How dare someone criticize a saint? It’s easier if you realize that religion is a human construct and that saints and miracles don’t really exist except in the minds of people who built one […]
Americans have so little knowledge of the atrocities they’ve supported across the world, so let’s use today’s post to educate you about one very few have ever heard of, even though it resulted in about a million deaths in only a year’s time, making it one of the worst mass murders of the twentieth century. […]
Prior to the 20th century, 25% of children didn’t live to see their first year, and 50% didn’t make it to fifteen. For real. Prior to 1900, once you were born you were just as likely to have a Sweet Sixteen as not, no matter where you were from or who your parents were. Death […]