Wondering Beyonce-Gaga comparison
then Gaga-MIA (MIA fired shot)
But then is MIA is really that political? - is her active about ‘Politics’?
And then story of Sri Lanka and how civil war situation emerged and where it is at now -
is word ‘Politics’ - isn’t something we really first should replace? Isn’t that something coming from …
It doesn’t connote or signify how many lives lost, how many people died, how much of pain and losses went on in a place. No it doesn’t. Really doesn’t. It rather trashes or detaches it - removes it and throws it away.
What’s there is pain. What’s there is asking that can we do this really differently? Can we change - challenge ourselves to do this differently. Or - have we really even looked at, stayed with what took place really long enough?
Life goes on and have to roll on but at what tempo and how? Reality doesn’t give you breathing space even. Okay. Roll on.
I wonder is it possible to replace the word ‘politics’ with - something like ‘pain’ or ‘wound’ -
Either way, the word ‘Politics’ is too cheap
and as long as we use that word and idea, we are cheapening ourselves and others
Probably. Probably it has this fatalistic acceptance of - limits of human beings - being mere mortals, being really stupid and attention deprived and hasty shallow being - …
so accept this, we call it ‘Politics’ - using word came from somewhere else, and we do it in the way we keep do it in the way - as it’s been done by - like Greco Romans or whatever older systems and - …
and sure, it will again take some of us into ‘gutter’ - to poverty, to misery, or even to pain and death. In conflict, in terrorism. in War.
But that’s the word - we all use. Clear and makes sense.
I only see how we are limited in this.
And wonder why we can’t change just this damn word. It’s a single word.
Failings of pol leadership in Egypt+Syria have me totally furious at the moment. A narrow, cramped, intolerant vision of society will fail.— Michael Hanna (@mwhanna1) November 7, 2012
1. who made the film - who are they? Not known yet really. 2. few accounts reported the film has been the topic among Islamists or Salafists for weeks. 3. how it was shown in Egypt? not known. 4. how it was shown in Benghazi? not known. 5. There have been reports that drones have been in Libya throughout since 2011 - while supporting rebels against Gadaffi - and drones never left Libya - stayed in operation for surveillance. 6. CNN did report that too. 7. So now CNN relaying Pentagon that drones will be back in Libya - really doesn’t make sense. 8. Also Pentagon now saying It is not sure public protest and attack on consulate is related or not. 9. It is still too early to judge or conclude much or any part of what really took place. 10. Meh.
A priest stands in the roofless shell of St. George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, on the corner of St. George’s Road and Lambeth Road in Southwark, South East London. The Cathedral was severely damaged by an incendiary bomb attack in 1942.
mandapolos replied to your post: mr7maday replied to your post: LIFE AFTER HUMANS?…it’s always so awkward when you’re jewish and anti-zionist
It’s funny because most Zionists are not Jews and most Jews are at least for a 2-state solution.
It’s also awkward when you’re a Mizrahi Jew and Mizrahis are treated like dirt, especially in Israel.
Anna, get facts plain and straight. Mizrahi situation has moved into something more twisted long time ago. Mizrahi - this ‘category’ does not simply fit into Left’s illusion/narrative of ‘The Oppressed/Victims’.
Two of the politically most prominent Mizrahi Israelis/Jews below.
1. David Levy (originally from Morocco)
David Levy (Hebrew: דוד לוי, born 21 December 1937) is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset between 1969 and 2006, as well asDeputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Immigrant Absorption, Minister of Housing & Construction and as a Minister without Portfolio.
Levy’s rise expressed the surging power of the new rebellion of the Mizrahi Israeli. In 1977, Levy became one of the most strident campaigners in Likud leader Menachem Begin's triumphant campaign that overturned the 30 year domination of Israeli elections by parties of the left. He drove hundreds of thousands of Mizrahi voters to the polls to vote for Begin, whose populist messages struck a chord in their hearts after the three decades of almost completely Ashkenazic Mapai hegemony.
And I think you can imagine what the portfolio of Minister of Housing & Construction means. Likud. He was the most potent aid to Ariel Sharon.
Foreign Minister David Levy said building [of settlements in West Bank] should be done quietly, without any “unnecessary declarations that will only bring pressure on Israel.” And Health Minister Ehud Olmert said it might have been better to delay the settlement for a couple of days because of Mr. Baker’s visit.
2. Ovadia Yosef (From Iraq) - Shas Party’s spiritual leader - pro-‘settlements (expansion)’ in West Bank
Yosef frequently makes use of the slogan “Restoring the Crown to its Old State” (להחזיר עטרה ליושנה) as a metaphor embodying both his social and halakhic agenda.
On a social level, it is widely viewed as a call to pursue a political agenda that will restore the pride of the Mizrahi Jews in Israeli society, which historically suffered from discrimination and were generally of a lower socio-economic status than their Ashkenazi counterparts.
It is getting worse or Tumblr has gathering of particularly ill tempered type… it is really appalling that people who made it into college/university, with bi-cultural (or more) background - and now almost finishing their degree - only blog in this kind of way and manner - every single damn day. Just foul mouthed or frustrated, or insecure, vengeance. Looks drowning and also pulling others to drown. It ia a common phenomenon but - stunning.