About 20 million Americans deal with diagnosable depression every year. You are not alone, even though you may feel like you are. There is no substitute for professional help, but these are some things I (and others) have found to be effective methods for coping with depression.
Tell me about a time where a white child was killed and black people made a hashtag mocking their death, a Halloween costume mocking their death, or a celebration of their death in any way shape or from. NEVER!!
Black pride has never been about hating white people, but white supremacy has always been about hating black people.
1. Appropriate use of emojis
2. Cat petting to avoid conversation at parties.
3. Lacking a filter.
4. Mastering the ability to cause general discomfort and or awkwardness due to #3.
5. Movie quoting when applicable. (Always)
6. Theatrical speak ( changing tone, accent, and or dramatic body movements)
7. Abrasive sarcasm.
okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.
There’s a facebook thread a high school teacher of mine started re: Israel/Gaza. On it, comments from Zionists and Christians cited Genesis 12:3 “The Abrahamic Promise” which basically says “Bless those who bless Israel, and curse those who curse Israel”, as well as the argument of Israel defending herself. *NB: I used some lines and source info from a brilliant Salon article
First of all - this misinterpretation of the Abrahamic Promise is astounding amongst Christians. It is referring to the Jewish people (spiritual nation of Israel which Christians under the covenant belong), not the physical nation of Israel. Where was the Christian world during the beginning of the Holocaust? Right. Where was this love for Judaism in the 1920-50’s when families needed to change their names in order to get jobs, go to school, live in communities etc.?
Secondly - Why the hell is it that the bias is towards Israel defending itself? Let’s take a look at this latest iteration (though there are scores, if not hundreds of examples and if you want, I can give them to you). 3 Israeli teenagers were supposedly killed by Hamas. That was the “starting point”. Why? Just one day BEFORE the kidnappings, Israel killed a man and his 10 year old child. (Source: Al-jazeera) Israel used the kidnappings to go on an all-out assault on Gaza, terrorizing civilians “in search of terrorists”. Ransacking home of doctors, lawyers, teachers, and civilians who had no ties whatsoever (according to Israeli Intelligence) to Hamas or any other terror organisation. (Sound familiar? Look at Germany in 1934)
We hear a lot about how many rockets Hamas fired, but rarely in a proper timeline. Hamas had been strictly observing a cease-fire agreement since it was brokered in 2012. They were even arresting Palestinian militants from rival factions who fired rockets at Israel as recently as last month. Not to mention - the whole narrative of Hamas kidnapping the teenagers? THE ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE SERVICES (PLURAL!!!!!) SAID THEY HAD NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER THAT HAMAS HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT! SINCE 30 JUNE! (Source: BBC)
So this whole “Israel was forced to defend itself from Hamas rockets” is wrong on three counts: 1) This round of violence did not start with Hamas rockets; 2) Israel was not “forced” into this confrontation; and 3) Israel as the occupying power is certainly not “defending” itself
[names redacted]- I love you both, very truly. And I know your hearts are in the right place trying to defend a people needing defense. But you are absolutely on the wrong side on this one. Consider the people who have been forced from their homes arbitrarily, then adding insult to injury, treated as second class citizens forced to live in squalor while their Occupiers herd them as terrorists. It’s fucked. So, as Christian [my brother] said - Fuck Zionism. But I would add, “Fuck Zionism, fuck fundamentalism, fuck extremism, but love the people. Love the Jews, love the Muslims, love the Christians.”
I just can't any longer. I'm so so disgusted. 718 Palestinians dead. 718. They are not just numbers. They were human beings with lifes,dreams and people who loved them. Ripped out from life. And everyone continues as if it's just a number increasing, as if IT'S NORMAL.AS IF IT'S SOMETHING YOU GET USED TO. WHAT ELSE HAS TO HAPPEN? How many have to die so they could at least get the attention the 3 dead settlers did?
Yesterday, a teacher at my daughter’s preschool told me that she saw two boys and a girl spinning the knobs of a play oven. Boy #1 says: “I’m a pilot! I’m flying a plane.’ Boy #2 says: “Me too!” The girl is quiet, so the teacher says to her: “What about you, are you a pilot?” The 3 year old girl replies: “I can’t be a pilot. I’m a pilot’s wife.”
So what do you think has happened in this little girl’s short life to make her believe it’s more likely that she would be a pilot’s wife than a pilot?