socialismartnature
socialismartnature:

Below commentary via a Palestinian friend:

Unbearable and dehumanizing. Headline from today’s Washington Post: “2 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza clash” is BOLD and on the TOP and in LARGE font. The subheading, “Death toll tops 330 as Hamas militants step up attacks” is in regular font and on the bottom.
The 330 Palestinian lives (the overwhelming majority of which are innocent civilians) are not as worthy or important to the American press as 2 Israeli lives. In fact, they do not even deserve to be named (Palestinians). Whereas the Israelis are named and described as having been “killed,” the Palestinians are just “dead”— either they mysteriously stopped breathing, or they are responsible for their own killing, or Hamas is to blame (as is insinuated). And no mention of Israel’s massacres and war crimes.



I am sick and tired of being told that my life is worthless. Sick and tired of being told that Hamas are terrorists whereas the Israeli occupying soldiers are not. Sick and tired of being told that as a Palestinian male, just because of my gender, I am marked as a legitimate target of colonial violence, and that few tears will be shed on my behalf.
The corporate mainstream US media, heavily influenced by the Zionist lobby, will not quote Chris Hedges: “The incursion and bombardment of Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel. It is not about achieving peace. The Israeli decision to rain death and destruction on Gaza, to use lethal weapons of the modern battle field on a largely defenseless civilian population is the final phase in the decades long campaign to ethnically cleanse Palestinians.”
It will not quote Noam Chomsky: “When Israel, in the occupied territories now, claim that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population that they’re crushing.”
For 66 years, Palestinians have been saying the same thing. Even our voices are inferior, dispensable, and contemptible to the American Zionist elite and establishment. Imperialism is alive and well. Our voices are growing hoarse. We cannot do this alone— we need solidarity. We need Jewish people of conscience and US tax payers to have the courage to say “Not in my name.”

socialismartnature:

Below commentary via a Palestinian friend:

Unbearable and dehumanizing. Headline from today’s Washington Post: “2 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza clash” is BOLD and on the TOP and in LARGE font. The subheading, “Death toll tops 330 as Hamas militants step up attacks” is in regular font and on the bottom.

The 330 Palestinian lives (the overwhelming majority of which are innocent civilians) are not as worthy or important to the American press as 2 Israeli lives. In fact, they do not even deserve to be named (Palestinians). Whereas the Israelis are named and described as having been “killed,” the Palestinians are just “dead”— either they mysteriously stopped breathing, or they are responsible for their own killing, or Hamas is to blame (as is insinuated). And no mention of Israel’s massacres and war crimes.

I am sick and tired of being told that my life is worthless. Sick and tired of being told that Hamas are terrorists whereas the Israeli occupying soldiers are not. Sick and tired of being told that as a Palestinian male, just because of my gender, I am marked as a legitimate target of colonial violence, and that few tears will be shed on my behalf.

The corporate mainstream US media, heavily influenced by the Zionist lobby, will not quote
Chris Hedges: “The incursion and bombardment of Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel. It is not about achieving peace. The Israeli decision to rain death and destruction on Gaza, to use lethal weapons of the modern battle field on a largely defenseless civilian population is the final phase in the decades long campaign to ethnically cleanse Palestinians.”

It will not quote Noam Chomsky: “When Israel, in the occupied territories now, claim that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population that they’re crushing.”

For 66 years, Palestinians have been saying the same thing. Even our voices are inferior, dispensable, and contemptible to the American Zionist elite and establishment. Imperialism is alive and well. Our voices are growing hoarse. We cannot do this alone— we need solidarity. We need Jewish people of conscience and US tax payers to have the courage to say “Not in my name.”

letterstomycountry

letterstomycountry:

Noam Sheizaf:

Over 2,000 Palestinians were killed in all three military operations in Gaza, not including the Second Intifada. Most of them were civilians. I’ve exchanged emails with people in Gaza in the past few days. These are people who don’t care much for Hamas in their everyday lives, whether due to its fundamentalist ideology, political oppression or other aspects of its rule. But they do support Hamas in its war against Israel; for them, fighting the siege is their war of independence. Or at least one part of it.

[…]

For the Palestinians, the choice is between occupation by proxy in the West Bank and a war in Gaza. Both offer no hope, and neither are forms of freedom. The Israeli promise — that an end to armed struggle will bring freedom — is not trustworthy, as the experiences of past years has shown. It simply never happens. The quiet years in the West Bank have not brought the Palestinians any closer to an independent state, while the truce in between wars in Gaza has not brought about a relief from the siege. One can debate the reasons for why this happened, but one cannot debate reality.

Hamas tells the Palestinians the simple truth: freedom comes at the cost of blood. The tragedy is that we usually provide the evidence. After all, the evacuation of settlements in Gaza came after the Second Intifada, not as a result of negotiations. The Oslo Accords came after the First Intifada; before that, Israel turned down even the convenient London Agreement between Shimon Peres and Jordan’s King Hussein.

Israelis are convinced they are fighting a terror organization driven by a fundamentalist Islamic ideology. Palestinians are convinced Israelis are looking to enslave them, and that as soon as the war is over the siege will be reinforced. Since this is exactly what Israel intends to do, as our government has repeatedly stated, they have no reason to stop fighting.

"One can debate the reasons for why this happened, but one cannot debate reality."

whitepeoplesaidwhat

yourbottomdollar asked:

No - I'm saying that they do it because they want to be black. Same as all the girls in Essex are buy 'black up' because they want to be Beyoncé. Same as I charge over £795 to white girls in town who have weaves in their broken, white girl hair. What I'm saying still stands and you can't negate it.

whitepeoplesaidwhat answered:

Alright, so I’m gonna just go on ahead and explain this to you because you seem like a nice person that also happens to be in a very dangerous position.

White people finding an appeal in the way black people look and act for their own pleasure and for their own image is not in any way indicative of them accepting black people

First of all, when they see a commercialized stereotypical image of a black man or a black woman, they assume that to be a representation of the overall black image which from the start is going down a bad path.

Little white boys trying to pretend to be what they think black is does not at all mean they love black people. I can be the first to tell you as a Floridian, a white dude that wears baggy clothes, dated G-Unit merchandise a du-rag and a snap back can still be in the KKK. And I know how y’all Europeans like to get and say that America’s the only racist place there is, well trust me them same white boys probably live next door to you so don’t assume for one second they are exempt from the same hatred.

And those white girls from Essex that get the weaves and the tans and the lip injections and the butt implants will be the same ones to turn around and see all that on a black women and they’ll dehumanize them and say that they’re ugly. Yeah they getting weaves from you but they still calling you a nigger behind your back.

Now I know this may be very hard to swallow as so many people think that because we live in 2014 that all of this just magically disappears but I’m hear to tell you that racism is right in your face and you may not want to see it because its masked in cultural appropriation and body imitation but just because somebody wants to look like you doesn’t mean they actually like you.

Speaking on black culture specifically, they love to accept our culture but they have not accepted us as a people. They like to take the little bits and pieces that they think are cool and hip and then leave all the stuff they don’t like and just toss it to the side and then brand it all as appreciation.

Now you can read this and accept or don’t accept but white people that want to be black don’t really want to be black. Granted they want to act black, they want to pretend and they want to play dress up and they probably want that black lifestyle that they see on TV that even the people on TV aren’t actually living because its made to look cool to them, but society does not love PoC.

-Elijah

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

yourbottomdollar:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

yourbottomdollar:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

yourbottomdollar:

Well thank you for your articulate and mature response. I appreciate what you’ve said. I just don’t believe POC should continue to play the victim. Like Cuba Gooding Junior films, yeah? Always with the victim face. The Purge. Brown guy with a victim story. Why? I don’t understand why.
Stop letting people tell you you’re the victims. You’re not. People pay a lot of money to try to have the things you have & I understand that you think that that is a negative. But calling me pale face won’t change anything, and pale face hurts just as much as nappy head do.
🙏

I haven’t called you pale face once. Keep in mind that I don’t eve know who you are but even from what you tell me you’re not even white so you can just drop that right now. And I promise you pale face does not hurt anything like nappy head does so you can drop that as well.

And I don’t get your movie references and their relevance to anything for one because you’re literally siting movie roles and that just has the implication that there is not actual victimizing going on in real life if you’re bringing up irrelevant fiction.

And no one is telling me I’m a victim. In fact, i rarely even call myself the victim. Pointing out the wrong done and the pain inflicted upon billions of people is doing nothing but that, pointing out the problem. In no way is it holding us back, in no way is it keeping me from doing what I got to do get to where i’m going. 

But ignoring the problem as if it doesn’t exist is insulting to all us that go through it and have gone through it and will go through it in the future. I don’t want my children and my children’s children still living in a world where this gets ignored and played off as innocence. Going through the same struggles to find identity and acceptance. Trying to find out who you are when you have everyone else telling you to be this stereotype and that stereotype.

Pointing out racism and xenophobia and white supremacy and any systematic oppression is not “playing the victim,” its showing you a reality that you still want to deny exists because god forbid the world isn’t as perfect as you were told it was.

-Elijah

Point very well taken on board believe me. But if I’m not white, why do I have people saying ‘you’re not even black’ when they see my father and I have your followers sending me anons calling me pale face and mayo face?

Because that’s what I need to hear just for having an opinion when it’s apparent - nobody knows what the fuck I am, only that nobody can pronounce my surname and ‘you can’t have a black Italian’…

I just really don’t want people feeling like they’re a victim. That shit keeps me awake at night. That’s all I posted for, to say please don’t feel that way. That goes for everyone. I hate it. I didn’t mean any offence and I certainly don’t pretend to know what I am talking about, it was angry word vomit of one opinion which might be entirely different in an hours time. Does that make sense to you?

Oh and having been called pale face and nappy head, pale face hurts more - because my hair is gorgeous so I don’t care but no matter how much fake tan I wear, I still get a million and one questions asking why I’m so white and my family aren’t. But what pisses one person off, may not hurt another, so who knows?

So i went to your blog and i see the anons and I really wish i could do something about that because believe me you are not the first one that has come here asking me to get the anons to stop. I don’t don’t know why they’re being coward on one hand and idiots on the other but i really can’t do anything about that. I don’t tell them to send shit and even when i tell them to stop they keep sending shit. I’d just turn off anon if i were you tbh. I mean, they’re idiots too. This is tumblr and idiots thrive here no matter what blogs they follow.

But trust me, none of us are playing the victim. Pointing out truths is all we’re doing. If you feel like somebody’s playing the victim then just move the fuck on. It really don’t have shit to do with you especially not to the point where you lose sleep over some shit.

And I honestly can’t help you on the pale face nappy head shit. Well I could explain to you the very different histories on both of those terms but i really don’t feel like it. You can google that for yourself.

But if you still feel how you feel after this whole conversation ( and seriously fuck everybody else chiming in on shit, this is just me and you talking for real other people have their opinions but I am the one talking to you, not them) then you can continue feeling how you feel. All I can hope for is that you grow into some sort of understanding even if its different from mine still I hope you just get some understanding. These type of things don’t come quickly to people but don’t even worry about it. You’re good, just keep doing you and you’ll find your own answers.

-Elijah

Elijah, after following this blog for a while and never having the balls until today to speak because my skin is white (probably only found the balls because of personal shit I’ve got going on made me snap and think oh fuck it) - I have to say that you’re spot on.

I don’t know if that means ‘I am wrong’, I don’t know if my anger has given me the balls to go THAT far and say that - but yep, you’re bang on and so there’s not much more to say other than that, and a thank you for spending the last hour talking to me even though I put my point across very angrily and not at all coherently.

I hope I find the place you’re at one day.


You should be proud of your blog, you’re doing good. Thank you ✌️✌️

xo

You’re good. Just stay real and you’ll get to where you need to go

Mad respect to you

-Elijah

ghanaian-princess

illegally-ginger:

arousedean:

whitebeltwriter:

decertatio:

werewolfnl:

frostingpeetaswounds:

prince-of-mametown:

dreamerofderse:

"Family gatherings" aka "90% of the people here are racist"

”..and homophobic”

"and sexist"

"and claim to be none of these things"

"they’re just joking"

"you’re just going through a phase"

"you’ll get used to it"

"so do you have a boyfriend yet?" 

momo33me

momo33me:

On October 19, 2010 my plane landed in Israel and instantaneously I was awarded Israeli citizenship with identification card # 012706735, solely because I am Jewish. Through reflection and study I have come to realize that this act was a travesty of justice. There are several million Palestinians and their descendants who cannot enter and/or live and move freely in their native historical homeland.

For several decades I believed, as most Jews do, that the establishment of the Jewish State of Israel was an answer to the Nazi Holocaust and other persecutions of Jews through the centuries, such as the Russian pogroms, the Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades. However, none of these atrocities were carried out by Palestinians and none of them justify the atrocities and other injustices perpetrated upon the Palestinian people by the Zionist Movement and the State of Israel for over a century. I am referring to the racist colonization of Palestine, the Nakba/Catastrophe of 1948 whereby the establishment of Israel as a state was accompanied by the destruction of hundreds of Palestinian Arab villages, massacres of thousands of men, women and children and the forced exile of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland. Subsequently Israel has embarked upon an aggressive, Nazi-like expansion and a brutal, inhuman, military occupation of nearly half a century.

As a serious student of the Nazi Holocaust, I can only be horrified at the disgrace that the State of Israel and its Jewish supporters continue to bring upon the memory of Jewish Holocaust victims. It’s a moral abomination to emulate Nazi tactics in the name of the Jewish people and their alleged security: cowardly massive bombings and slaughter of civilian populations who have no air force to protect them, collective punishment and torture, mass incarcerations, destruction of thousands of homes, and the vicious blockade and ghettoization of Gaza.

Israel is not becoming an apartheid state—it already is one with separate and unequal laws and policing for its Jewish citizens on one hand and for its non-Jewish, mostly Arab citizens and victims of the occupation on the other hand.

It is with a newfound clarity of thinking and analyzing a very emotional tragedy that I have thrown off the shackles of Zionist propaganda and am proudly and publicly renouncing my Israeli citizenship effective immediately. At the same time I denounce the ongoing colonial oppression of the Palestinian people, a terrible injustice that is greatly facilitated by US tax dollars supporting the vast Israeli military machine. I also encourage other Jews to educate themselves and to stand on the side of the oppressed

angrywocunited

girlwitch003-deactivated2014072 asked:

your honestly just an ugly nigger

langsettte answered:

omg guys! i literally just installed this thing where people who *think* they’re clicking on anon, aren’t. and well well well look what we have here

me:image

you:

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what kind of extreme inbreeding teas! what kind of i live on a ranch and sneak into the barn every night and have sex with my brother and my horse teas?

and of course, you follow me. proof that in general, hate mail comes from fans who’s presence we are literally unaware of

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I mean I could go on but I’m literally beyond embarrassed on your behalf i hope your future employer at the gas station sees this and decides not to hire you you ugly squidward bitch

pomegranatesblood
thisiscaucasian:

Goris, Armenia | Flickr 

Last week in Goris, while I was walking in the city outskirts with a colleague, a group of girls ran down to us with “hellooooo, hellooooooo” screams. They kept greeting us in ENGLISH, because they thought we were foreigners :) They were quite upset to find out we’re natives, so to compensate for their disappointment, they insisted on a photo-session. 

thisiscaucasian:

Goris, Armenia | Flickr 

Last week in Goris, while I was walking in the city outskirts with a colleague, a group of girls ran down to us with “hellooooo, hellooooooo” screams. They kept greeting us in ENGLISH, because they thought we were foreigners :) They were quite upset to find out we’re natives, so to compensate for their disappointment, they insisted on a photo-session.