- Friend: So how do you think you've changed since high school?
- Me: Well I became aware of oppressive power structures and how we are complicit in them and now seek to dismantle them.
- Friend: ...
- Me: I also think I got hotter.
Second last day here!
I start at my new agency in 10 days, can’t wait!
But there IS place for you and your forces to force a child to drink gasoline, torture him, and burn him alive. There IS place for your armed-to-the-teeth militants to kidnap another child and beat him brutally. There IS place for you to use white phosphorus on Palestinian civilians. There IS place for you to raid homes, vandalize mosques and churches, and prevent us from entering our holy places. There IS place for you to steal our land and culture and claim it as yours. There IS place for you to demolish homes and steal our water and resources. There IS place for you to kill whole families at a time in the name of ‘self defense’ from ‘Hamas terrorists.’
Fuck all neutralists, two-staters, peace-lovers, apologists, and sideliners. And fuck Israel.
I agree completely with the message, but white people need to stop reblogging this, like if you’re not directly effected by Netanyahu or Hamas, it isn’t your place to say ‘fuck Israel’ or ‘fuck Palestine’ when you have no part in the discussion and all you get is information/propaganda from biased news sources, and have no complex idea of the two countries and their history.
Are we really going to play this game? I’m so sick of these ridiculous Tumblr identity politics whereby “If you’re not X don’t talk about Y”. This strategy is regularly used by Israel apologists on this website to minimize the amount of opposition that they have to put up with. And fine, if you really want to play that game, you can’t keep Americans out of it either way since the American government subsidizes Israeli weaponry, money which is taken directly from Americans’ taxes. Seeing as Americans are directly financing Israel whether they want to or not, do Americans not have the right to make their opinions heard?
And furthermore, can we stop with the whole “oh the conflict is so complex, both sides, yadda yadda yadda”? Although there are some factors that make Israel unique among settler colonial states, that is precisely what it is, a settler colonial state that used ethnic cleansing and apartheid policies in order to secure the demographic majority needed to keep this state alive. There is no “conflict”, this is an occupation, and the only “both sides” present here are the colonizer and the colonized.
Let’s be honest….
There needs to be a phrase for “I acknowledge your apology and appreciate it but it does not make things better.” instead of just saying “It’s okay.” all the time.
I recognize the council has made an apology, but given that it is a stupid ass apology, I have elected to ignore it.
thank you director fury