Is there any way to even talk to a Zionist?

I mean, is there any way to engage in an even remotely constructive conversation with someone that steeped in the ideology of the destruction of Palestine and its people? Is there any way to get them to step outside of their own ideology for a moment and question their assumptions? Seriously, if you have any tricks let me know cuz I’m about a hair’s breadth away from swearing off even speaking entirely to anyone who betrays that kind of sympathy.

Note: I count as a Zionist anyone who is basically just parroting IDF (or White House/American) propaganda, whether they self-identify as Israeli or not.



The Wages of Fear // Le Salaire de la Peur (Henri-Georges Clouzot - 1953)

When I was a kid, I used to see men go off on this kind of jobs… and not come back. When they did, they were wrecks. Their hair had turned white and their hands were shaking like palsy! You don’t know what fear is. But you’ll see. It’s catching, it’s catching like small pox! And once you get it, it’s for life! So long, boys, and good luck.


Anonymous asked:

Are there any Kung fu (or martial arts films in general) with women in the lead role doing their own stunts that you can recommend? Thanks! I love your blog.

gutsanduppercuts answered:

A lot of old school female kung fu stars did most of their action scenes, but I can’t say that they weren’t doubled during some of the more difficult stunt scenes, just like the men were.
Look towards Angela Mao as someone who really shined during her action scenes. I definitely recommend both “Hapkido” and “Broken Oath.” They’re both fantastic. You won’t see any major acrobatic scenes or death defying leaps but if you want to see a woman kick the fuck out of a bunch of blokes then you’re in for a treat.
Michelle Yeoh always chose to do her own stunts. I’m not sure if she did in “Magnificent Warriors” but it’s worth checking out. She did do all her own stunts in “Police Story 3” though…including a motorcycle jump onto a moving train.

Moon Lee and Yukari Oshima…and Kara Hui, actually…are amazing martial arts talents, but many of their big stunts are done by obvious doubles so I can’t really recommend many of theirs. Although, if you just want to see real woman pulling off amazing fight scenes, do seek out their films.

Jeeja Yanin is another one. She did all her own stunts in “Chocolate” and, if you watch the end credits, you’ll see just how badly she fucked herself up.