- Me: *Watching Mulan* *Awesome drumbeat starts*
- Me: I will not sing.
- Me: I will not sing.
- Me: I will n- LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS.
It’s been a long day of sweat and sowing, but now it’s finished! I am thinking about putting some lining in the hood so it looks nicer when it’s folded down. But just a week to go now, not sure there is time. :P
Yes! Yesyesyes! This is going to be so epic! I can’t wait till next monday!!!
At 58, Israel has no friends aside from the U.S. and its claims of victimhood and anti-Semitism are falling on increasingly deaf ears. The time has come to mature
An older piece (first published in 2006), but still a thought-provoking read. This paragraph in particular resonates:
"The habit of tarring any foreign criticism with the brush of anti-Semitism is deeply engrained in Israeli political instincts: Ariel Sharon used it with characteristic excess but he was only the latest in a long line of Israeli leaders to exploit the claim. David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir did no different. But Jews outside of Israel pay a high price for this tactic. Not only does it inhibit their own criticisms of Israel for fear of appearing to associate with bad company, but it encourages others to look upon Jews everywhere as de facto collaborators in Israel’s misbehavior. When Israel breaks international law in the occupied territories, when Israel publicly humiliates the subject populations whose land it has seized - but then responds to its critics with loud cries of "anti-Semitism" - it is in effect saying that these acts are not Israeli acts, they are Jewish acts: The occupation is not an Israeli occupation, it is a Jewish occupation, and if you don’t like these things it is because you don’t like Jews."
There is a different between disagreeing with Israel’s policies and being an anti-Semite.
"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in
Remember Golpalott’s third law, people!