1. not mine, but too perfect(ly disgusting) not to share.
    - M

     
  2. haven’t posted my writing in a while. it feels weird.

     
  3. our modern romance.

    - M

     

  4. People who go “both countries are at fault”

    pax-arabica:

    What they think they sound like:

    “I’m so rational. The truth is somewhere in the middle, they’re both wrong. I’m so nuanced and enlightened with my views.”

    What they actually sound like:

    “History and context are things that do not exist to me. In whatever dimension I exist in, I believe that there is an equivalence between an advanced occupying army that is notorious for war crimes, and an occupied brutalized population.”

    (via noor3amoor)

     
  5. descentintotyranny:

     ABC News tells viewers that scenes of destruction in Gaza are in Israel — Rania Khalek

    July 9 2014

    More than fifty Palestinians have been killed and another 450 wounded since Monday in Israel’s ongoing assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” by the Israeli army. 

    As usual, mainstream media outlets are straining to paint Israel as the victim, defending its people against irrational Palestinian rocket fire.

    There is no equating the killing and maiming of dozens of innocent Palestinians with scared Israelis seeking shelter from crude rockets that rarely cause damage. But that hasn’t stopped media outlets from trying, and in some cases, outright lying, to distort the violence. 

    In one stark example, ABC News’ Diane Sawyer misidentifies scenes of the aftermath of Israeli missile strikes in Gaza as destruction caused by Palestinian rocket fire.

    As Sawyer segues into the segment, she says, “We take you overseas now to the rockets raining down on Israel today as Israel tried to shoot them out of the sky.” Next to her is video footage not of Israelis or even Israel, but of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza.

    Sawyer then incorrectly describes an image of a Palestinian family gathering belongings in the smoking debris of a missile-hit home in Gaza as “an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can.”
    Sawyer then describes an image of a Palestinian woman surrounded by destroyed homes as “one woman standing speechless among the ruins,” with the implication that she is Israeli. 

    Sawyer’s bald misreporting reflects either a deliberate lie by ABC News or willful ignorance so severe that Palestinian death and misery is invisible even when it’s staring ABC producers right in the face.

    The segment in its entirety can be seen here.

    (via noor3amoor)

     
     

  6. "82 dead in Gaza. 20 under 16.
    0 dead in Israel. ‘Both sides’."
    — Via Nerdeen (via stay-human)

    (via noor3amoor)

     
  7. - M
    (source unknown)

     
  8. humansofnewyork:

    "I’m always sad."
    "Are there certain thoughts associated with the sadness?"
    "No, the sadness is under the thoughts. It’s like when you’re on a camping trip, and it’s really cold, and you put on extra socks, and an extra sweater, but you still can’t get warm, because the coldness is in your bones."
    "Do you hope to get away from it?"
    "Not anymore. I just hope to come to peace with it."

    M

     

  9. It’s funny, I feel like I only have profound things to discuss when I’m melancholy. I’m not, currently, so this is really more like a theme-less journal entry.

    Here are some of the things I’ve considered recently:

    • Money is a strange abstract concept, and I don’t understand how exactly we came to decide that 5000km away the same work is worth 30% less money than here.
    • I used to judge people for not trying to achieve more in their lives. My work is so tiring that all I want to do when I get home is sleep, so I’m not going to judge people for that anymore.
    • Spectacular now sucked as a book, the movie was perfect.
    • This country doesn’t have this competitive capitalist thinking as a forerunner in its culture. That’s super nice. Success here is measured in other ways than money.
    • Music is medicine
    • It’s so easy to get lost in your 20s. There is no standard to go by after college, other than having a job. You have to keep your standards high.
    • French mayonnaise is so fucking good, holy shit.
    • If it wasn’t for you, I really don’t think I would have any reason to go to the States anymore. You should really, really look at this place, it’s great.

      I love you, don’t feel too lonely.

      Sorry I’ve been super busy lately and you’ve been feeling ignored, I promise I’m just trying to get used to everything here.

      Also, dead seriously, I have to hang out with Anne for hours errday.

    - E

     

  10. Doubt

    Two more years is nothing. I just have to power through it, I guess.

    I don’t think this is what college is supposed to feel like.

    What else is there to do? I don’t know what will make me happy anymore. I used to think it was leaving high school, now it’s leaving college, but then I still have grad school, and real life seems so far far far away. I feel stupid and worthless and weak and pathetic.

    The only thing that keeps me going is believing with everything I am that within a few years, we’ll be together and we won’t ever have to be apart again. I have doubts about everything else in my life, but with you, I’m sure.

    - M