I totally need a dresser or a real mattress or any kind of bedroom furniture and a bunch of other stuff. But for my birthday this year all I want is an old school style popcorn maker and that’s just how turning 22 is gonna be.
“Among others there are two kinds of philosophizing: there is a privileged philosophy pedal by those protected by the fortress called the neoliberal Academy and there is the nomadic “Homeless” philosophy. The philosopher of the former category can talk about Philosophy but their words betray them in the very professing of it. Then there are those who profess a philosophy from the point of view of poverty. This category of philosophizing connects the words with the action. The seeds of a revolution can only be grown from The germs of a philosophy from the point of view of poverty.”—Creston Davis from his conversations with teacher Alain Badiou, using Deleuzian terms against the hypocritical neoliberal academy (via multiverse-honeybears)
And so I dim the lights, and I crack a beer I think to myself about things I’d said I’d do this year Growing old never takes it’s toll until you’re losing Track of all things you won’t ever have back again
If you’re interested, you should check out Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists. Besides Louis Theroux being FUCKING BRILLIANT, it gives an unbiased view of the conflict like I’ve never seen elsewhere. If you’re watching with people, it’s very easy to end the documentary with everyone having very different opinions, I think it’s super interesting. And Louis Theroux just makes an amazing documentary. It’s all over the internet if you just google the name.
Most documentaries I’ve seen on the topic are very skewed and while you get one seemingly solid stance from one, you’ll watch another and think the other one must have been all propaganda. Another reason why the situation is complicated.
Well maybe people cant fucking fight for feminism and homosexuality in palestine because they are fighting for their goddamn fucking lives you piece of shit i cant even fucking believe u because a country has yet to accept these concepts of society they deserve to die and be oppressed??? There is absence of feminism and homophobia in a lot of other countries including the goddamn US (last I checked there are still states that havent legalised gay marriage) but should they die too?
I didn’t say they deserve to die. I don’t think anyone deserves military attacks, especially over something like religion. I am saying I think it’s ridiculous that liberals and anarchists can defend a society and culture that is so against their own beliefs. It makes no sense. Choosing a side based only on the military support given to one side while forgiving the other despite the actual ideological conflict is ignorant. Here’s an idea you need to wrap your grey head around: things are inherently complicated.
In Palestine you can be executed, sometimes publicly, for being Israeli. Only for that. In Israel, Palestinians are given work, education and rights like everyone else. You’re going to compare the current struggle of women and LGBTQ in the US to the current struggle of women and LGBTQ in Palestine? How dare you. Before your “so they deserve to die?!” bullshit you should have considered that in the United States, while violence against women and LGBTQ is real it is hardly comparably to Palestine. Palestine hasn’t adapted to these concepts, so these people are allowed to die too? They are allowed to be raped, or killed or kidnapped from their families at alarming frequencies? Do they deserve that?
No, they don’t. It’s absolutely insane and disturbing. The military action on Palestine from Israel? Insane and disturbing.
The point I’m trying to get at is both are wrong but in very different ways. But that in no way, in my opinion, justifies defending a culture that is so incredibly toxic. Just because one side is wrong DOES NOT make the other side right.
EDIT: Black and white thinking in politics is dangerous and counterproductive and often wrong and damages all parties. Things are not black and white, that’s a huge reason why I hate this Israeli/Palestinian conflict because they want it right vs wrong when it’s actually super complicated. This is a huge issue I see on tumblr, picking one side very radically without seeing there are good and bad to each argument. That’s what I think is the downfall of the United States, this two party system as if one has it completely right and the other is idiotic. That’s not how the world works. Oversimplifying things for your convenience or lack of research or insight won’t solve things.
How the fuck anyone can defend Palestine is beyond me, especially all of these anarchists and liberals. Palestine is a hugely sexist nation with horrible violence towards women, homosexuals and transgendered, and children often times resulting in anyone “out of the closet” or just DIFFERENT being killed or “disappearing.” There is no feminism, there are no liberal ideas, there is nothing that these anarchists and liberals thrive on without threats to families and themselves.
How is this so hard to fucking grasp. If this was happening to your home, which side would you choose? Would you understand the violence then? The desperation to defend their women, kids, their people? It’s protecting your citizens to defend their freedom of thought and choice, you’re really going to defend the people who are trying to destroy it? Who think Israel is trash and subhuman for allowing it to begin with?