A collection of the most embarrassing parts of my ID, with apologies. Oh, and a lot of Nick Grimshaw. >___>
I think its a good thing to talk about though! In a way I see it w/ dictatorships as well. My dad going on about “in Marcos’ time” like he wants to bring back authoritarian rule in the Philippines. Like what???
D: D: D: DDDDDDDDD: gaaaaah, WHYYYY. Yeah, exactly. History SHOULD teach us - even though it rarely does. :(
but for some reason people see fancy dresses and whatnot and the side of the story everyone wants to see are the behind palace walls..
LOL, right? IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL… Well, anyway, yeah - revolutions ALL happened for a reason. How the country handled itself afterwards is almost irrelevant to THAT point, you know, because it needed to happen. And things not quite working out so well after the fact doesn’t negate how awful the monarchy was for the people, sry2say. HISTORY. I could talk about this forever. Sorry. >____>
It wasn’t until I was actually doing history that I really started thinking about how inaccurate ‘Anastasia’ was to the actual events that happened, but I think it’s normal? It’s not Disney, so I think heaps of people haven’t watched it…
Yeah, that makes sense! It actually came out close to when we came here, so I sort of imprinted on it being THERE, if that makes sense, but yeah, like. It’s just such a different take on that part of history than what I learned growing up, that I resented it, but it isn’t like Russia didn’t have (and now, has again) a gigantic propaganda machine when it comes to America. SIGH. SIGH. SIGH. :P
Yeah. I was just saying to my wife that when we first came to the States, I was BAFFLED by how obsessed people were with Nicholas II and Anastasia and all that jazz, and it’s just so - backwards to me? Like, he was so terrible. He was so terrible! Did his entire family deserve to die, of course not, but these were actions of an exceptionally desperate people, and nobody appears to think of THEM. There was a huge, HUGE gap between how the royalty and the commoners lived, and to be honest, I’m never gonna be on the side of the royalty, historically speaking. (At eleven years of age, I took a stance never to watch “Anastasia” because it was so hugely historically inaccurate, and twenty years later, I still haven’t seen it >_____> That’s normal, right? >_____>) It makes me sad, tbh :(
Yes, they were somewhat anti-Semitic. However, antisemitism was handed down for many generations, so the Romanovs could not help being raised this way. It was not only the Romanovs, though. It was the norm to be antisemitic in the Russian Empire. I do not believe Nicholas’s antisemitism was as strong as his ancestors, though.
Sigh. Nicholas II was an extreme anti-Semite, even for his era. We can’t allow romanticism about a lost era to hide the truth about the people they were.
THANK YOU. Can we not try to excuse everything Nicholas II ever did because we feel bad for his family? He was pretty terrible for Russia. Inasmuch as most tsars and subsequent leaders were (some better, some worse), I just can’t handle people excusing this sort of stuff.
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Nick Grimshaw has been given a new two-year contract extension to stay on as the host of Radio 1’s breakfast show, according to a report.
A story in The Sun On Sunday stated that the extension means Grimshaw will stay as breakfast show presenter until 2019. It quoted a Radio 1 source as saying: “Nick’s got into his stride now.”
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