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“I destroy myself repeatedly, without remorse.”
— Six Word Story #79 by absentions
I’M WAKING UP TO ASH AND DUST
He was Russia’s ultimate weapon. But that’s all he was. A weapon.
not a perfect soldier
but a good man
Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson “The Falcon” in Captain America: the Winter Soldier [x]
cool girls don't look at explosions.
i guess we’ll just have to adjust.
#i’m at the part in american gods where wednesday says ‘only americans go looking for the heart of america’ #and i am JUST #there is meta here somewhere #steve rogers is the dream of america; the pinnacle of what america could be or wishes itself to be but had never in history #ever achieved #i’m not talking about the physical - though of course he is that apple pie clean cut predictably white pretty boy - but #the heart of him - doing something because it is the right thing to do; serving his country because he hates bullies and doesn’t care whre t #where they come from; throwing his life away without knowing if he’d survive because the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one #he does things because it is right #and he’s not the super soldier because he’s perfect; he’s the super soldier because he is perfectible and isn’t that the ideology #that he represents? that we can’t be perfect but we can always always be better #and in waking up in the twenty first century - post hiroshima post the cold war post the huge imbalance between the top and the bottom #after watergate after the vietnam war after reagan after iraq and in the middle of afghanistan #his country has gotten bigger and more powerful; but where’s room for the myth? #steve rogers#SOMETIMES I REALLY CARE ABOUT CAPTAIN AMERICA (via ilvalentinos)
This isn’t payback, is it?