and then I saw some fawning over the English Royal Family and re-assessed my rankings.
August 1, 2014
"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That’s what’s important! Valor pleases you, Crom… so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"
Go see the REVENGE OF THE SHOWDOWNS exhibition at Gallery 1988(WEST) in LA now until August 2!
Why single out Israel? Because Israel is the only serial human rights abuser that enjoys consistent and enthusiastic support by all the liberal democracies of the North.
This support gives the Israeli state an impunity that Iran, Sudan, Zimbabwe or Burma, to name but four, do not enjoy because their human rights abuses are all—rightly and however unprincipled—attacked by the major powers.
Israel alone is allowed to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity; it alone is allowed to repeatedly ignore United Nations resolutions without any opposition from northern governments and major institutions. —
‘Why Israel only’ is tired and hypocritical
This is so important. No one is saying Israel is the only state to ever commit human rights abuses, but it is unique in enjoying support for those human rights abuses [from most of powerful states] by painting itself, the oppressor, repeatedly as the victim.
Look at what’s relevant again, and still old.
to the article: Well no, Israel is not the only one. The US and England and much of “the West” also is allowed to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity, ignore UN resolutions (or outright veto them), etc etc.
but to stay-human: Yes, but is perhaps unique to Israel that it plays as a complete victim (not even partial, but entirely under ABSOLUTE existential threat) as not only reason for its brutal violence, but also as a compulsion making their genocide of the Palestinians a necessity to their own existence.
— Jorge Jacinto
— Ken Kelly
Dark Castle (1985)
LICH KING: [rises from throne with powerful aura] WHO DARES DISTURB MY SLUMBER?!?! PREPARE TO FEEL THAT WRA… oh [becomes completely non-threatening] it’s just the fucking Bard…