But this happened….
omfg what is this liberal bullshit? The US is a settler colonial state just as much as Israel…
Lol they tried
This observation is true, and this picture is incredibly pretentious on the fault of progressives not seeing the irony of this entire situation. The point that’s never really brought up is whether or not that lack of foresight discredits their argument, which, while horribly, grossly, foolishly, and wrongly articulated, is at least based on a poorly-explored sense of empathy.
I understand especially if, in the case of this, we are specifically exposing hypocrisy based on lack of historical understanding/sheer ignorance or based on the lack of consideration/activism among these same progressives for the contemporary (as we speak) social/economic/physical/psychological/political oppression of native Americans.
(There was originally going to be a “but”, but I recognize now that your intentions are likelier to be in line with what was stated previously. My initial interpretation was that anybody anywhere who has benefitted from settler colonialism, whether they are aware of their privilege or not, are excluded from supporting Palestine. Given that that was a stupid interpretation, I apologize, but I’d like to leave this in for anyone else who might initially interpret this. I love the blog, I’ve learned so much from it, and I look forward to learning more.)
"Stop pretending the US is an uninvolved, helpless party in the Israeli assault on Gaza. The Obama administration’s unstinting financial, military and diplomatic support for Israel is a key enabling force in the conflict." .. (from this article)
Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market
This is the type of violence—from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide—that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved.
So I saw this cute girl going down the street with an amazing ass. I was all “DAMN GIRL, YOU GOT AN AMAZING ASS.” She was like “thanks, there’s a sale across the block, I got him there.” Now I have a pet donkey too, he was five bucks and his name is Leopold. And he hates thunderstorms.
enough pope jokes. time to get down to business
to defeat the nuns
Did they send me the Father when I asked for the Son?
You’re the holiest bunch I’ve ever met.
And you can bet before we’re through
Mister, I’ll make a saint out of you
meanwhile in england
- i am in a dress
- everybody you talk to opens conversation with ‘FUCK it’s hot’
- there are three hour long traffic jams for the beach
- everybody not at the beach is at home wailing that it’s too damn hot
- the shops have sold out of hair removal cream
it is 28°C how do you people do this ‘heat’ thing
americans laughing in the distance
australians laughing maniacly