In case you didn't know, the police were a major reason for the start of Pride in the first place.
The person who instigated the Stonewall Riots and the gay liberation movement, Marsha P. Johnson, did so in direct reaction to the police performing a raid on the Stonewall bar in the West Village in New York City.
So people were understandably unnerved to see the police providing an escort to Nazis at a pride parade.
At Detroit's Motor City Pride Festival on Saturday, June 8, a faction of Neo-Nazi protestors showed up to give grief to those celebrating pride.
They were accompanied by a police escort.
Today at Motor City Pride, a friendly LGBT+ event, Detroit PD escorted Nazi's in full uniform outside of the entran… https://t.co/EnD4pT4T1M— marc 📷 (@marc 📷) 1560052682
https://t.co/R0TC4cJZ41— marc 📷 (@marc 📷) 1560052694
@marcklock @discoscientist Dear God... Please tell me the police were just escorting the lot of them to jail, or of… https://t.co/Eb5ms5ICnd— JagTaggart ⬅️↙️⬇️↘️➡️+ 🇺🇦 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@JagTaggart ⬅️↙️⬇️↘️➡️+ 🇺🇦 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️) 1560084886
The marchers held flags with swastikas emblazened on them and reportedly ripped up rainbow flags and yelled "white power" and "sieg heil."
And quite frankly, people haven't the stomach for it.
So, on the 50th anniversary year of Stonewall, a riot against police brutality and oppression, modern law enforceme… https://t.co/ILy9qtJHTK— Misty Gedlinske (@Misty Gedlinske) 1560089644
Today armed neo-nazis crashed motor city pride with a police escort to make sure that nobody could stop them from t… https://t.co/70XNID0MYl— ghost boy (@ghost boy) 1560053025
Where was Detroit Police when armed Nazis were marching with their NAZI FLAG shouting Homophobic slurs, anti-black… https://t.co/jqoyzBwUlB— StanceGrounded (@StanceGrounded) 1560094945
So why were the police protecting those who wished to do the parade attendees harm?
@marcklock There goes the Straight Pride Parade— 𖤐 La Birdie 𖤐 (@𖤐 La Birdie 𖤐) 1560108370
@marcklock When this happened at our local pride one very brave dude marched ahead of them with a big sign stating… https://t.co/im2C6DB7jd— dark_folds_of_life (@dark_folds_of_life) 1560127474
@marcklock ESCORTED? LIKE A QUEEN/KING? LIKE ROYAL PEOPLE?! LIKE THEY MATTER?! https://t.co/6mqco5mIBN— Ro (@Ro) 1560112174
The police marched with the Nazis at a pride parade.
Talk about sending the wrong message.
@marcklock My Grandpa who is 98 years old fought in WW2 against these creeps. This makes me sick— Ruth Prophete (@Ruth Prophete) 1560109516
@marcklock @Martina For everyone who says that people are exaggerating when the current admin is called fascist and… https://t.co/DdL5zgvk3Q— Sheila O'Flanagan 📚📚📚 (@Sheila O'Flanagan 📚📚📚) 1560150708
@marcklock @joshnether Why does America protect and tolerate groups that promote hate and violence towards others?… https://t.co/t1e9E2VTOV— Marqus Aurelius (@Marqus Aurelius) 1560193480
@marcklock Bethesda: I remember when Nazis were the bad guys...wait no they still are idk why this is a debate now https://t.co/R6au24Fszp— The_Scissors_You_Run_With (@The_Scissors_You_Run_With) 1560128902
@marcklock @shahmiruk American cops support 'Nazi-Pride' during, and at direct opposition to LBGTQ pride..? Wow. Just wow.— Rodger dodger 🌹 (@Rodger dodger 🌹) 1560161415
Welcome to 2019.
One of the most wonderful things about children is their curiosity and eagerness to learn.
So, when they ask about things which seem like common knowledge to most adults, we will explain in detail with excitement, simultaneously broadening their horizons and, hopefully, improving their future decisions.
When we have to explain these same given facts to adults, however, we usually first greet them with a raised eyebrow, and force ourselves to hide our disbelief.
As no matter their education or upbringing, there are certain things one feels it should be safe to assume all adults know.
Redditor Lo-Fi_Kuzco was curious to hear things the Reddit community couldn't believe they had to explain to adults, leading them to ask:
"What's something you can't believe you had to explain to a grown adult?"
"He was only a college freshman."
"I had a conversation with a friend once that went like:"
"'Drug laws are really strict in Japan'. Like, you can actually go to jail'."
"'Dude, you can go to jail in America for drugs'."
"'No, no. My friend got caught with weed once and he just had to pay a fine to the cops and they let him go'."
"That was fun to unpack."- anportan
Unless you're a colonial prisoner...
"That Australia isn’t a part of the UK."- weedrangoon·australia lesson GIFGiphy
Let's hope they were talking to a man...
"How a period works and what it’s for."- R_cheese
Hopefully a realization made before they were told this?
"No, my snake won't turn into two if you cut him in half."- NyalaBoy
Rare, but legal.
"That $2 bills are real, legal US tender."
"Got chewed out at a coffee job, for accepting 'fake money', because a customer paid with 2, $2 bills. "
"My boss was in their 40s."
"Took 10 minutes and a google search to prove I wasn't lying."- DarkFae420homer simpson dollar GIFGiphy
Might as well as well have worn a target!
"Not me but my husband."
"Had to tell his best friend why jumping around in the woods with some deer antlers he had found on his head was a Bad idea."
"They were hunting."- ZubLor
It's a universal inconvenience
"The fact that female anatomy is capable of farting."- samara11278
How did this conversation even begin?
"You can get pregnant if you have sex standing up."
"Had to explain this to a woman in her late thirties that had a teenage daughter."- PygmyPuff_X
"8% interest rate doesn’t mean you only pay $8 a month in interest."Money Gold GIF by MediamodifierGiphy
"I worked in retail for too long."
"One guys debit card declined, I told him so."
"He looked at me like I was an alien, and then loudly exclaimed, ‘how can a DEBIT CARD be declined?’ "
"So had to explain that one to him."
"Another person was traveling from a state that didn’t have sales tax, and expected me to remove the sales tax from their purchase because?"
" Apparently in their mind if you live somewhere without sales tax, you can travel the country and not have to adhere to those states rules I guess."
"Another person tried to use a tax exempt card from another state, on Black Friday, mind you, and was mad that I couldn’t honor another states tax exempt card."
"Honestly like it’s okay to not know stuff."
"But don’t be a fucking a**hole when someone tries to explain to you what the hell is going on, lmao."- plsdontkillmelol69Nbc GIF by SuperstoreGiphy
It's hard to imagine how some of these people functioned living adult lives if they needed explanations on these things.
One can only hope they took this information in the first time they heard it.
The term "addiction" more often than not comes with serious connotations attached to it.
Be it for drugs, alcohol, or gambling, addictions are usually viewed as a problem that needs to be fixed or cured.
But are there certain addictions that go unnoticed by the majority of people?
Or, more over, are there addictions that are, for the most part, accepted in modern society?
Redditor jperaic1 was certainly curious to know, leading them to take to Reddit to ask:
"What addiction is seen as completely normal by society?"
To call it a "rabbit hole" is an understatement...
"Infinite scrolling in apps."- Ill_Animator_4437
"The algorithm is insanely good at keeping people on it for long periods of time."- SDAPastor
"Everyone is always on social media, even i am personally an 'addict' I'm constantly taking pictures for my Instagram, posting on my Snapchat, or scrolling through TikTok. an endless cycle between the three apps."- meanbee90
"Endless scrolling."- The_FunkhouseSocial Media Love GIF by LumpsGiphy
"But enough about me, what do you think about me!"
"Some can't see the truth that they are out there trying to compete against one and other and can't understand why people don't like them."
"So they try harder."
"It's an endless loop because they will never be happy with what they have already."
Look at that, I must have it!
I can just keep going!!!
"Energy drinks."- Professional_Grab513
Hey, you never know...
"Surprise no one has said this but lottery tickets."- Immediate_Pomelo638Happy Winner GIF by Casanova RecordsGiphy
Depending on your inner circle...
"Not crack, but cocaine is HUGELY accepted within pro sports, celebrities, rich people, so on an so forth."
"You'd be surprised at the amount of people who do it."
"People you'd never think of."
"It's a big secret a lot of the time but it's extremely popular."
"It is everywhere."- Reasonable-Low4120
If these addictions don't necessarily pose such an immediate threat to one's health that requires being sent to rehab, in the grand scheme of things they are almost equally dangerous.
So next time a close friend or family member asks if maybe you should think about cutting back, probably a good idea to listen to them.
There are few feelings that fill me with more joy than the thrill of seeing a great movie. And let me tell you: When I find a great movie, I'm not afraid to revisit it time and again.
I recently rewatched Jurassic Park for the first time in years. How could I ever get bored of it? How could anyone? It's pretty much a perfect film. Those effects really haven't aged a day. Trust me, after really making the grave mistake of sitting through Jurassic World: Dominion, I was in dire need of something with considerably more substance. Jurassic Park is perfect.
People told us about some of their favorite films after Redditor HBomb101112 asked the online community,
"What film do you see as a cinematic masterpiece?"
The Thing (1982)
"John Carpenter's The Thing, a masterpiece of horror, suspense, and special effects that has yet to be beaten."
The Thing is exceptional and likely the gold standard by which all subsequent horror remakes have been measured.
City of God (2002)
"When I saw City of God I thought it was a masterpiece. Haven’t seen it in years, but that’s how I remember it."
A chilling film. Almost everyone in it is an amateur actor and the work they do is so wonderful.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)
"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, for its cinematography, soundtrack and storyline."
The score is a work of genius. Ennio Morricone was just sublime.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003)
"The Lord of the Rings trilogy. All of them, just beautifully filmed, perfectly cast and expertly put together. I don’t think we’ll ever get something as good as that again."
Not one single role was miscast. It's impressive. They nailed like literally everything.
Jurassic Park (1993)
"Jurassic Park. The movie delivered well on its promise to show us dinosaurs."
This is a movie that has aged like a fine wine and that looks so much better than any of the Jurassic World films that have been in cinemas these last few years.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
"No Country for Old Men."
"Cormac McCarthy is one of the greatest American authors of all time, and yet the Coen Brothers adaptation is better than the novel. And the coin flip scene at the gas station? Incredible."
This is truly a perfect film. I'd say the novel and the film adaptation are pretty much on par.
Children of Men (2006)
"Children of Men. Your heart nearly breaks for a future that doesn’t even exist, except that you feel it possibly could exist."
I saw this again a few months back and it feels more relevant than ever, especially in the context of the climate crisis.
"Whiplash. J.K. Simmons as a sociopathic band conductor may be the most realistically harrowing villain I’ve ever seen."
And he won the Oscar for it! Clearly the Academy felt he was doing something right.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Top 5 for me. Absolutely brilliant film. The scene in the bamboo trees was so beautiful."
Along with being visually stunning, it's also one of the greatest film titles of all time.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
"In The Grand Budapest Hotel, it seems like Ralph Fiennes was made for a Wes Anderson movie."
He pretty much was — and can you believe he missed out on an Academy Award nomination for the role? What a sin!
There is no shortage of good movies out there, and some are even exceptional or great. In another 20 years we'll be able to see what movies that came in the last few years have stood the test of time.
Have some suggestions of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
When relationships go south, couples tend to overlook the fact that when they first got together, they were the best versions of themselves.
Over time, true colors are revealed and the poor character traits that reveal the incompatibility of a significant other make an individual question how they ever got together in the first place.
The same type of disappointment can be said outside of personal relationships we have with others.
Curious to hear examples of when people started feeling let down, Redditor zztop610 asked:
"What have you slowly lost all respect for?"
Objectionable conduct and behaviors of various organizations and groups have let people down.
"Company loyalty. I had only been at my first post- college job a year when they had layoffs. But they didn't get rid of the new person, they fired my coworker who had just celebrated her 15 year work anniversary. They didn't even do it in a dignified way and the way she sobbed while packing up her things is burned into my memory."
"Now I don't think twice when a better opportunity pops up. I doubled my income when I left that place and went to the next. There's no reason to stick around a job any longer than it serves you because your job won't think twice about getting rid of you to save a few bucks."
Abuse Of Power
"military forces in my country.... they are criminals in uniform."
"lemme guess: you live someplace in south/latin America?"
Corporate Magic And Greed
"The company itself, not their creators or their output."
When did we start losing faith in humanity?
"Elderly people who are extreme bullies to retail workers. I understand being in pain doesn’t put one in the best mood, but to personally verbally abuse someone you don’t know because things are slightly inconvenient?"
Treatment Of Kids On The Spectrum
"Human beings. I work in foster care. I'm a behavior specialist for IDD children and adults with severe trauma and behavior disorders. You cannot imagine the things people do to children. Autistic children. And then expect you to treat them with respect and dignity when you talk to them, and think they deserve their children back or to have more."
"Somewhere after investigating your third child death in foster care due to abuse you start empathize with serial killers."
"People in power. It seems they all have shady sh*t going on."
Overrated Work Ethic
"I’m so over the concept of working myself to death but i still kind of do. Also yes, i’m in no way special in this regard and basic survival is a thing too."
Wiser Or Wicked?
"Adults. Now that I'm an adult I realize we're a bunch of f'kwits"
Some Redditors thought that in the gaming industry, no one really wins.
Gateway To Gambling Addiction
"Ea sports / fifa games."
"They just exploit children now and have found a loop hole which means children are getting hooked on gambling. They make as much money through FUT than selling the actual game and it’s immoral and wrong. Especially when you see the game has coding built into it to make them buy more and more packs and the game will make them miss shots etc as they know if they lost that match they’re more likely to buy more packs etc."
High-Profile Video Gaming
"AAA gaming industry."
"Yup. I never thought I’d give up AAA titles but these companies seem to WANT less customers each year lol."
Wizards Of Warcraft
"Blizzard entertainment. I remember playing the original Warcraft II and III, as well as Diablo I and II. Then when WOW came out was amazing. Over the years though they have fallen from grace to become one of the worst gaming companies there is."
On a deeper level, I started losing faith in humanity.
The country has become increasingly divided–evidenced by my Facebook "friends" spreading misinformation that are direct swipes targeting my personal well-being and lifestyle.
The early part of the pandemic didn't help matters, but where are we headed as people? I'd like more examples of compassion and kindness please.
I can only rely on dog and cat TikTok videos to temporarily lift my spirits for so long.