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- How to start a group
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- Successful delegation guide
- Taking meeting minutes guide
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I didn’t read all of these so I don’t know how useful they all are, but there’s a shortage of good practical documents like these. Maybe they’ll help someone.
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN CINEMA HISTORY AN AMERICAN MADE MOVIE SWAPS FANATICAL PATRIOTISM FOR BASIC HUMAN DECENCY EVEN THOUGH THE MOVIE ITSELF IS CALLED CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IT DOESN’T GET ANY MORE PATRIOTIC THAN THAT BUT MARVEL CHOSE A DIFFERENT PATH AND I’M THANKFUL FOR THAT pardon my capslock
I think that’s what’s so great about Steve. That he is what we as a country can only aspire to be. Kind of like how Superman inspires the human race, Captain America inspires his country to be better.
#i’m still really squeamish about holding up steve as this emblem of what america ~can or ~should be#and lol i’m annoyed that those tags abt TONY STARK IS AMERICA AS IT IS STEVE ROGERS IS AMERICA AS IT SHOULD BE got tacked onto that post i m#made a while back because i’m also like n-no……………………………………………………………………………………#because i think it plays into this idea of the world war ii generation as the ~greatest generation#the generation we should have followed and whose ideals we should have lived up to in order to realize ~~~true democracy#as tho internment never happened as tho the military that liberated concentration camps was not racially segregated#as tho civilians were not incinerated in their sleep by firebombs dropped by the same u.s. military fighting for ~justice and ~freedom#idk#i know that’s not what steve’s saying here but i think what i feel is always missing from these readings of steve as ~what america should be#is that they always miss that like. taking a stance like this is in fact. active dissent#it’s not him trying to lead america to where it should be—it’s him talking back against the way america actually is#like tbh i think he was always more nomad than he was captain america#and i know he makes all those attempts to enlist in the first movie but it doesn’t mean that he isn’t willing to disobey orders#and turn away from the system entirely when it isn’t doing the right thing#(the fact that he attempts to enlist so many times itself is illegal since he was doing it with falsified identities)#captain america#such lost creatures#steve rogers does not represent america steve rogers is the exception to the rule#steve rogers spoke—and acted—out against the generation we now idealize for being the true fighters for democracy and freedom#but then we take him and we drape him in the stars and stripes bc deep in our hearts we still NEED the mythology of the fabled true america to exist#steve rogers isn’t a symbol of what america should be he is a reminder that it has never been the things we have needed it to be (via hanabi)
See, I don’t really even think of him as a MURRICA sort of thing really. I mean yes his superhero name and his outfit and shield are a little much for me, but I’ve always liked him as a character despite the fact that as an anarchist I really don’t like things that scream MURRICA. This is because the values he exemplifies- justice, standing up for the oppressed/the underdog, fighting fascism, freedom, equality, etc.- are actually very true to my own values. It’s just that I think America is always trying to push this image of itself on everyone that says these are the things America values and what it is. Of course, not one of these things is actually happening in America at all and it never really was. Steve represents, to me anyway, what it would be like if America actually followed the ideals it pretends to believe in: Truly and genuinely good, willing to do whatever it takes to bring about freedom, justice, and equality. Unfortunately, America is very corrupt. Our government is becoming more and more transparent about it and the big corporations are becoming more and more obvious about their role in politics. So as long as America is a country where there is anyone with power over anyone else and where there is such a divide between people economically, basically as long as America is a capitalist country (or as long as it has a government and corporations), it will never be this way. I like that Marvel doesn’t actually make Steve super patriotic or anything either. The uniform and the name are just constructs that were kind of forced upon him anyway. Rather than taking him in the MURRICA direction, they made his character more about fighting things that are dangerous and bad. I mean (Spoiler alert!) in The Winter Soldier he has literally all of SHEILD trying to kill him. A government agency. Does that sound like something a person who’s only about patriotism would have going on?