the best example I've heard against losers who use "not all men": "When you go to the pool and the lifeguard tells everyone to stop running, if you weren't running in the first place, you can safely assume that they weren't talking to you anyway. It's not necessary to call attention to the fact that you weren't running."
hi there :) i'm really confused. i've been researching trying to understand the genocide but i came across a lot of posts and websites that said "hamas is using palestinian civilians as human shields, israel is only targeting hamas the casualties of the palestinians isn't their fault" how does someone supporting palestine argue this?
here is an article that addresses that very question.
Here and here are two articles that show you who advocates and actually uses civilians as human shields.
Gaza is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. israel is bombing schools, hospitals, parks, homes, cars, ambulances, and children on the beach. israel is targeting Palestinian civilians.
Also, Gaza is an occupied territory, since israel controls its air, sea, and land borders as well as controls what and who goes in and out of it, with the support of their subcontractors on the Egyptian border. This means that the Palestinians have a right to resist the occupation. Also, israel has a duty of care to the people of Gaza.
Those are the facts, if people can’t accept the facts than fuck those people, they are apologists for war crimes, and I have absolutely no time for them.
“For language to have meaning there must be intervals of silence somewhere, to divide word from word and utterance from utterance. He who retires into silence does not necessarily hate language. Perhaps it is love and respect for language which imposes silence upon him.”—Thomas Merton, “Disputed Questions” (via litverve)
Personal discrimination against white people exists. But racism is systemic and white supremacy makes for a skewed power imbalance in which white people do not face institutionalized oppression based on their race.
“Since Cast Lead, I think that the perception of Palestine and how Palestine is portrayed in the American press is improving drastically, and I think that’s wonderful. I think that it is also important to say that while the way we talk about Palestine is changing here, things on the ground are not changing there. And it doesn’t necessarily mean that because more people are talking about Palestinians as humans - what a concept - that there are less home demolitions and killings.”—Anna Lekas Miller is on today to talk #PalestineUnderAttack. Listen on tumblr or at wearecitizenradio.com. (via fuckyeahcitizenradio)
…net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.
That means that…
…whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.
…America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.
If this happens…
…instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.
Ten years from now…
…your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.
Now, you might be thinking…
…isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?
…the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.
…we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.
In a few months…
…the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.