NAGAKIN CAPSULE TOWER
Architect : Kisho Kurokawa
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Start Project : 1970
Project Complete: 1972
Swiss mountaineering photographer Robert Bösch (previously featured here) and Swiss mountaineering outfitter Mammut (previously featured here) make an awesome creative team. In collaboration with groups of impressively skilled and daring mountain climbers, they’ve produced some truly jaw-dropping photos.
The top photo is their most recent creation, a work of spectacular coordination and photographic skill. Shot on the famous Matterhorn in the Pennine Alps, a group of climbers positioned red lights to illuminate the route taken by English explorer Edward Whymper and his team back in 1865 when they became the first people to ascend the Matterhorn.
"…the planning and coordination that was required for this image was nothing short of astounding. Working against time and weather, Bösch and the team toiled endlessly to ensure they captured the best possible results that properly honored those who travelled the mountains before and inspired those who hope to in the future.”
Three times in modern history the word “person” has been redefined…
1857 - The U.S. Supreme Court declares that black people are not legal persons; that they are the property of their owners, who can buy, sell, torture and kill them at will.
Blacks “had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit.” (Chief Justice Roger Tancy in Dred Scott V. Sanford, 7-2 decision)
1936 - The German Supreme Court, the Reichsgericht, refuses to recognize Jews living in Germany as persons in the legal sense. Genocide is legal. (Ernst Fraenkel, “The Dual State, ” Oxford University Press, 1941, p95)
1973 - U.S. Supreme Court rules that the unborn are not persons in the legal sense; they have no civil or human rights; they are the property of the mother, who can choose to kill them up to the day of delivery. Abortion is legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy. (Doe V. Bolton, 7-2 decision)
"The word ‘person,’ as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn." (Justice Harry Blackmun in Roe V. Wade, 7-2 decision)
LET ME POINT OUT OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS SCENE:
Here, Captain America - a hero in this film - is standing still while three other kinds of heroes, rush around to do their job. (this is in no way bashing Cap, he is simply standing still at this moment, most likely in shock/fatigue). A soldier, a BLACK COP and two firemen. While American’s super soldier is immobilized, our every day heroes are still fighting to ensure safety and peace. The fact that Marvel created this moment in their film, a film focused on the heroes, speaks yet again to their message that you don’t have to be a super, to be super.
This “country” shouldn’t have existed in the first place. It began as British colonies. The moment it became some egalitarian state where “all men are created equal” it doomed itself to fall into 3rd world decay. The resources and early genetic stock of this landmass are the only things that have prolonged its decline for this long. This state needs to fall and Balkanize into functioning ethnic states. It will happen. This is the will of nature.
"When the Celts paint their faces in the blue woad, it is more than just a decoration, it is a sacred rite. To the Celts, it means they’d sooner die than fail…it means for them, there is no turning back."
Gonna ignore that my state is haunted for my own sanity