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A bunch of creepy vintage Halloween cards because why not?

By David Futrelle

Our great- great- (great?) grandparents were kind of fucked up, at least if these were the sorts of things they sent each other on Halloween.

Black cats rule the night
My cat can’t do this, alas.
I don’t know what this little girl is planning but it can’t be good

Just hanging with my besties
They clean up nice
Halloween Chad impressing the Stacies with his big pumpkin head

Poke it with a stick
Looks like some sort of alien abduction situation

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Valentin
Valentin
2 years ago

I think it also comes from an idea that we aren’t allowed to disagree.

I think this is because for right wing/alt right/fascists/racist they *can’t* disagree. The ideology must be pure to them because it is not truth, it doesn’t try to search for the truth, it is for what makes them feel good. So they must believe all the same things about white people, Black and POC people, same things about LGBTQIA people. There is a specific thing you must all think to be in these horrible communities. But people who seek social justice seek for truth and they seek for the goal to end oppression. So they must criticise and disagree and discuss and also stop harmful behaviour.

Yutolia the Laissez-Fairy Pronoun Boner
Yutolia the Laissez-Fairy Pronoun Boner
2 years ago

@Valentin:

Yeah, it seems like they have to do what Dear Leader tells them. It’s why they keep accusing us of the same thing.

Yutolia the Laissez-Fairy Pronoun Boner
Yutolia the Laissez-Fairy Pronoun Boner
2 years ago

All of this aside, I was just looking at those cards again and… why the fuck is Satan fighting a pumpkin-creature?

ObSidJag
ObSidJag
2 years ago

@@Yutolia (re the pumpkin creature/devil card):

I didn’t take that one so much as the two were fighting as the devil was trying to harvest a Jack-o-lantern. If you notice in the card’s background, there’s another devil chasing a different pumpkin creature.

So my guess is the devils were out hunting decorations for the Gates of Hell.

ObSidJag
ObSidJag
2 years ago

Also, FWIW, I like the vintage Halloween cards because they’re different and somewhat creepy. They remind me of some of the Halloween ephemera from my childhood when Halloween imagery still had an edge to it.

And I would definitely collect some of these, but they’re a little out of my budget (& I have far too much in the way of material items now as it is–& definitely need to start decluttering). I have an entire room in my house I can barely get into as it looks like the ending sequence of Citizen Kane.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
2 years ago

@Valentin:

I think this is because for right wing/alt right/fascists/racist they *can’t* disagree. The ideology must be pure to them because it is not truth

Sometimes it seems like the difference is that right wingers have a form of religion: an unquestionable doctrine of received wisdom. While what we do on the left is much more like science: our beliefs are contingent and subject to revision based on new evidence.

RO
RO
2 years ago

Always interest to see old school stuff. Hugs, RO

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