"It was on fire when we got here!"
- the whole party, at various times.
during our session today it looked for a moment like the party would have to use this line to cover their actions. For the second time in 3 sessions…
gotta love how every pro-israel op-ed contains some variant of ‘yes the body count in gaza is grossly disproportionate, but’
how do you continue writing that sentence
racism is how. Zionism (intentional or not) is, by necessity, racism.
A friend of mine has introduced me to the conservative/orthodox world of Judaism and holy shit I grew up with Republican parents but those guys take it to another level
(that level is delusion)
Plenty of anti-Zionist Jews even within the orthodox community though. The irony of Zionism is that not only is it anti-Semitic against the Palestinian people but that, through its cynical representation of what Judaism is and represents, is itself anti-Semitic against Jews as well.
For 99 percent of the tenure of humans on earth, nobody could read or write. The great invention had not yet been made. Except for firsthand experience, almost everything we knew was passed on by word of mouth. As in the children’s game ‘telephone,’ over tens and hundreds of generations, information would slowly be distorted and lost.
Carl Sagan (via whats-out-there)
not sure I buy the reasoning here, Carl…. if anything written language only further perpetuates the potential of distortion of information over time. At least how it seems to me.
Words are a medium that reduces reality to abstraction for transmission to our reason, and in their power to corrode reality inevitably lurks the danger that the words will be corroded too. It might be more appropriate, in fact, to liken their action to excessive stomach fluids that digest and gradually eat away the stomach itself.
-Yukio Mishima, Sun and Steel(via concepthuman)