Lastrealindians, I am sorry for my outrageous and particularly criminally insane rants the past 900 trillion years or so. I'm just so deeply attached to Native Americans, Aboriginals, Moari, South American native Indians, native black Africans, that when they are being attacked by someone who regardlessly attacks and kills them, I get so angry that I lose myself and become a wild and violent person. I just want to help fix the whole world. I am sorry to everyone. And you are better than me, RLI.
You may be ‘attached’ to us but its clear from your messages that you don’t understand who Natives really are. Warriors acted primarily in defense of the people and the land. We weren’t about slaughtering innocent people. You’re thinking of the 7th cavalry. We joke about whites sometimes but LRI understands that it’s the imperial colonial heteropatriarchial capitalist-corporatist system couched in the Doctrine of Discovery that is the real problem. Lets not call people evil or bad purely on the basis of race. You said you’re white yourself. One of LRI’s founding writers has a white mother. Don’t push a race war agenda. People who do that hurt Native causes.
“I’ve always thought liberal and conservative were terms used not to think but to avoid thinking. You can classify anything as liberal or conservative, then simply declare yourself one or the other, and all your thought for the rest of your life can be a knee jerk.”—Peter Kreeft, Between Heaven and Hell (via contrariansoul)
“So began the longest marketing campaign in history, with the early water lilies and magnolias the first plants to evolve petals, conspicuously white against the forests of green. The first pollinators may have been beetles, which many water lilies still rely on to this day. With this new reliable means of pollination, insect-pollinated plants became enormously successful and diversified. Different plants now began vying with one another for insect attention, evolving bright colors, patterns and elaborate shapes, and the land became clothed in flowers.”—
“Akrasia (ancient Greek ἀκρασία, “lacking command over oneself”) is the state of acting against one’s better judgment, not doing what one genuinely wants to do. It encompasses procrastination, lack of self-control, lack of follow-through, and any kind of addictive behaviour.”—(via gravity-rainbow)
It is intellectual dishonesty to act like the Israeli's are the only one's at fault in this conflict. Hamas and other militant groups operate in densely populated civilian areas with the full knowledge that they are endangering the people around them. Essentially they use the civilians in Gaza as human shields. Israel is an internationally recognized state and Hamas is continuously attacking this state with rocket artillery and suicide bombings. What are they supposed to do, roll over and die?
This is not about Hamas; before or after Hamas nothing has changed. Israel has been shelling homes, hospitals, schools, mosques; slaughtering unarmed civilians, journalists, men, women & children in their sleep. Israeli army tells Palestinians to evacuate their homes? How thoughtful, isn’t it? There is no safe place in the Gaza Strip, nobody is safe and there is no escape for anyone. So if you drop hundreds of tonnes of bombs on this territory where nearly 2 million people are packed, you kill them anyway. They have been living under occupation for decades and once again one of the most powerful militaries in the world is attacking them in the name of protecting the state of Israel. It’s true that Israel is an internationally recognized state but Palestinians have been stateless because of the state of Israel and it’s a nation that was built on the stolen land of Palestinians, and above all, upon the graves of countless Palestinian lives. Therefore, Palestinians fight back because they have to resist in order to exist. What are they supposed to do, roll over and die?
"I’ve really tried to understand the Israelis. I used to work on a farm in Israel. I speak Hebrew. I watch their news. All the time they talk about fear. How they have to run to their bunkers to hide from the rockets. How their children can’t sleep because of the sirens. This is not a good way for them to live.
"We Palestinians don’t talk about fear, we talk about death. Our rockets scare them; their rockets kill us. We have no bomb shelters, we have no sirens, we have nowhere we can take our children and keep them safe. They are scared. We are dying."
Especially, if you look through the pictures coming from the Gaza Strip, you’d understand it much easier. There is no way to justify such massive killings. At least, shouldn’t be, yet I keep getting messages like this one. As I’m trying to find not-too-graphic pictures to be posted among the dozens of photos of the dead, despite the headlines you can read, it’s just tragic to find pictures from Israel titled as “people relaxing on the beach during the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”