Sun, 20th July   274
We are forever told that America has a free press, except when it comes to Israel, and then it is obviously an open gov’t propaganda agency.

Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin (via america-wakiewakie)
Sun, 20th July   154


Palestinians walk past a damaged car as they return to their house after filling containers with water from a public tap in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 19, 2014. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

Tue, 15th July   46

The Israeli government says that the burning of an Israeli teenager was the work of “extremists” and not part of its “ethics” … Indeed, its “ethics” entails bombing civilians and destroying by tens, hundreds, and in the recent past by the thousands. It is much more “noble”!

The international community has “obviously” understood : it is the right of Israel to defend themselves against rockets that their technology allows them to destroy and / or divert flight.

The ethics of the State of Israel, from all political parties, is imposed on the world and Arab governments, as Asian and Western fold hypocritically. And because this hypocrisy is shared, and international, human beings and citizens around the world should make it an international cause of defending the dignity of our humanity.

Tariq Ramadan (via tariqramadan)

Americans on Twitter post how much Israel looks like a terrorist state.

I wonder if Americans wonder what they look like to the rest of the world.

Mon, 14th July   57846
Mon, 14th July   2098
I am a survivor of the Jewish Holocaust, the Nazis’ mass murder of Europe’s Jews. The tragic experience of my family and community under Hitler makes me alert to the suffering of other peoples denied their human rights today — including the Palestinians…. For me, the Israeli government’s actions toward the Palestinians awaken horrific memories of my family’s experiences under Hitlerism: the inhuman walls, the checkpoints, the daily humiliations, killings, diseases, the systematic deprivation. There’s no escaping the fact that Israel has occupied the entire country of Palestine, and taken most of the land, while the Palestinians have been expelled, walled off, and deprived of human rights and human dignity.

Suzanne Weiss (via socialismartnature)
Mon, 14th July   144
…there is still time to save our heritage. Never cease to act because you fear you may fail.

Queen Liliʻuokalani (via oldehawaii)
Sun, 13th July   13
Religious belief is not a factual assessment of the Universe, but an attempt to find one’s place in it.


Prominent atheists’ attacks on religion may be counterproductive to their cause. Mark Russell explores the nature of belief, disbelief, and how to approach the threat of religious extremism.

(via protoslacker)

Sun, 13th July   44
We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.

Bertrand Russell (via culturejolt)
Wisest is she who knows she does not know

Jostein Gaarder - Sophie’s World (via peterpotatoes)
Tue, 17th June   20
A person becomes great not be sitting on some high seat, but through higher qualities. Can a crow become an eagle by simply sitting on the top of a palatial building?

Chanakya (via swallowtheredpill)
The secret to happiness is this, let your interests be as wide as possible and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.

Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness (via miserabilists)
Tue, 17th June   242
I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.

Noam Chomsky (via liberatingreality)
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

Socrates (via goddesstenenit)
I quote others only the better to express myself

Montaigne (via simonbrownphoto)