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30 Apr, 4 tweets, 1 min read
i may seem sometimes like i am quite snippy, or perhaps cynical or even just an angry person. i wont confirm or deny but ill say this: imagine having united states history as a special interest and then trying to stay sane
do not know how to explain how fucking passionate i am about examining every little detail of why this country is a failure. is it good for my health? hard to say. but if i could stand to get thru school id make a kickass professor
many people can claim to be passionate about united states history but to be blunt you can tell how good at it they are by how much they hate the united states. pride in the united states hinges entirely on knowing nothing about it
anyway. this small anecdote brought to you by thinking about the first search result for wernher von brauhn being his biography on NASA's government website, only mentioning his nazi affiliation once, and couching it with "they didnt get along"

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