My dog ate the rest of a chocolate brownie while I was picking up my girlfriend from work yesterday, and when I found out, I gave her hydrogen peroxide to make her vomit. Only she didn’t vomit. And now, in the middle of the night she vomits up a little blood and is really lethargic. I hope she’s ok. I’m a nervous wreck right now, and I have to be at work in an hour. I’m so worried I’m shaking. I can’t lose Hedda.
i hate when americans get asked about the israeli/palestinian conflict and they say “well it’s not really my place to have an opinion” our country literally funds genocide against the palestinian people in the name of “defense” it absolutely is our business, we should be as mad as we can as loudly as possible.
But what if we actually DO NOT CARE?
Both Israel and Palestine are made up of radical, religiously affiliated groups, and each one is attacking the other. Yeah, Israel is firing back with the big guns right now, sure, but let’s not pretend that we haven’t heard hundreds of stories about Palestinian car bombs going off over the last several decades. Let’s not all jump on the HATE ISRAEL bandwagon, because both sides are worthy of our hatred.
Essentially, any group who claims that their particular brand of violence is sanctioned and approved by a god is not worthy of your support or mine. That includes Palestine. This isn’t a war where one side is right and the other is wrong. This is a decades-long conflict finally coming to a head, and over what? Two fairy tales that conflict with one another on minor details.
So if a bunch of idiots half the world over want to kill each other over something so inconsequential, let them. The fewer zealots there are in this world, the better.
But you’re right about one thing. I am mad as hell that the U.S. funds Israel in light of all this. Why not pull said funding? What are they going to do? It’s Israel. It’s roughly the size of New Jersey. Tell them they can have their money back when they learn to act like grown ups.
The point is, the world is full of bullshit, and asking everyone to sympathize with Palestinians now only adds to that bullshit, cause it wasn’t so long ago that they were a public enemy too.