Any Fool Can Criticise

A fool thinks himself to be wise but a wise man knows he is a fool

People don’t like love, they like that flittery flirty feeling. They don’t love love - love is sacrificial, love is ferocious, it’s not emotive. Our culture doesn’t love love, it loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without paying anything for it. It’s ridiculous.

—Matt Chandler (via wnq-writers)

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gandwarf:

i love grandmas so much

from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour

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persiandaddy:

Here is a video of a mob of Israelis in Tel Aviv singing a lovely, racist chant on July 26, ‘14. There are English subtitles. For clarification, Tibi and Zoabi who are mentioned are two Palestinian citizens of Israel who are part of Israel’s parliament. Here are the words:

Tibi – Ahmed Tibi
I wanted you to know
The next kid to be hurt will be your kid
I hate Tibi
I hate Tibi the terrorist.
Tibi – is dead!
Tibi – is dead!
Tibi – is dead!

Tibi is a terrorist.
Tibi is a terrorist.
Tibi is a terrorist.

They’ll take their papers away.
They’ll take their papers away.
They’ll take their papers away.
Olé, olé, olé-olé-olé
In Gaza there’s no studying
No children are left there,
Olé, olé, olé-olé-olé,

[Three lines, not entirely clear]

Who is getting nervous, I hear?
Zoabi, this here is the Land of Israel
This here is the Land of Israel, Zoabi
This here is the Land of the Jews
I hate you, I do, Zoabi
I hate all the Arabs.
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Gaza is a graveyard
Gaza is a graveyard
Gaza is a graveyard
Gaza is a graveyard

(Source: potentialh-bomb, via pax-arabica)

m7madsmiry:

A Palestinian young man who was married to the love of his life only one month ago and who fought for 10 years until their families approved their wedding stood at the side of his demolished house and told the TV reporter that he spent 5 years building a tiny house (one bedroom, a bathroom, a small kitchen) and he haven’t paid back half of the construction costs just yet. Worst of all, he says he couldn’t save anything from the house. Not their wedding pictures, not wedding video, not their first love letters, not their humble presents they used to exchange. Nothing. That broke my heart. At least they still have each other

m7madsmiry:

A Palestinian young man who was married to the love of his life only one month ago and who fought for 10 years until their families approved their wedding stood at the side of his demolished house and told the TV reporter that he spent 5 years building a tiny house (one bedroom, a bathroom, a small kitchen) and he haven’t paid back half of the construction costs just yet. Worst of all, he says he couldn’t save anything from the house. Not their wedding pictures, not wedding video, not their first love letters, not their humble presents they used to exchange. Nothing. That broke my heart. At least they still have each other

It’s easy to lose sight of some of life’s simple pleasures when you’re mired in the politics of a land you’re forbidden to enter. But every now and again we deserve to be reminded of just how beautifully the sea sparkles in the Gaza Strip, or just how high the rainbows over the West Bank’s grassy hills can go, or just how easy it is to visualize the earthy way of life in villages wiped away in 1948.

Source: Sixteen Minutes to Palestine

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