My heart needs the mountains like my body needs the water.
How to read a George Orwell book:
1. Open book
2. Read book
3. Close book
4. Stare off in to spare for at least 4 consecutive hours questioning politics, media, authority figures and humanity as a whole until your entire perspective of social structure comes crumbling down around you and you wander about reality suddenly aware of your insignificance, ignorance and cattle-like demeanour
Sigh. It’s been a long day and I don’t want to articulate it AGAIN, so briefly: corporate government-subsidized news networks with private interests are watering down accounts of the conflict heavily, twisting words, lacking information, and just all around wrong for the most part. Hamas and IDF are both radical, and both are acting in what they perceive as self-defense. Both have turned down ceasefires that they perceived to benefit the opposition more than themselves, Israel and Hamas. Where they differ is that Israel has killed nearly 1,000 Palestinian civilians in just over 2 weeks and less Israeli civilians have died than you can count on one hand. In Gaza, a territory (because it’s denied it’s right to state-ship) of less than 1.8 million inhabitants, Israel is targeting schools, hospitals, shelters, hotels journalists are staying at, protesters, and the sole power plant in Gaza. Nearly half of the civilians killed there were women and children. Israel also has a long, long, long history of breaking international law and committing war crimes, and continues to do so by doing things like using white phosphorus as an offensive.
There are too many pictures that I’ve seen of dead children with bullet holes in them, crying parents, and videos of unprovoked brutality (instances like the camera that caught IDF shooting two teens walking down the sidewalk and killing both, or kicking someone already on the ground in fetal position).
3,300 homes in Gaza have been destroyed, 60 mosques, and 116 schools, while over 200,000 are being displaced. And that’s only so far. This is one of the worst war crimes in my opinion since the invasion of Iraq by the United States and bombing of Baghdad. But those that can control the flow of information to the masses are the ones capable of using propaganda against you, and that fits both America and Israel precisely.
loitering is basically the illegal act of existing while not spending money
isn’t capitalism fun