1. dat shi cray

    - E
     

  2. she breaks my heart, but shes the only thing making it beat in the first place

    - E
     

  3. I love extremes. I love shifting from one to the other. I love sinking into a mood, emotion and environment completely - fully enveloped by the promises, thrills and character that come alongside it.

    There are hours when I love cigarettes, and I love the music and I love the nonsense. Cheap laughs become sincere. Time slows down, colors mellow. I settle in a beautiful moment of invincibility.

    The next sunrise invites perspective. Suddenly, the idea of a moment completely evaporates. I mean, it can’t even register anymore. Goals, purpose and vision stretch over the canvas. The combination fuels drive, pointed on an ambition-paved road. I distance myself from myself, and return with a patient chisel.

    But that doesn’t last either.  Most days, fortunately or unfortunately, fly by in a limbo. A sort of stagnating existence where I don’t have enough energy to push myself, but I have enough reason to refrain from pulling as well.

    What I have always tried to make myself believe is the mantra of moderation. Though, I don’t think I’m as good at implementing it as I am at preaching it. My moderation is two heavy weights set against each other on a scale - the moderate part being that both parts fall off equally often. That’s no good, is it?

    Everyone has different mechanisms for escape. Some can focus on externalizations in order to forget internalization, while others do the opposite. Is it as acceptable to escape by escaping into another you?

    The most troubling derivative of all of this lies not in the risk of sinking into the incorrect extreme, but in the fact that I label it this way in the first place. If all of them are a condition, who is the husk affected by them?

    Exciting as it may be, I don’t want to be a nomad in myself forever.

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

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

     
  8. our modern romance.

    - M

     

  9. 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)

     
  10. 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)