My father’s brother, Ismail al-Ghoul, 60, was not a member of Hamas. His wife, Khadra, 62, was not a militant of Hamas. Their sons, Wael, 35, and Mohammed, 32, were not combatants for Hamas. Their daughters, Hanadi, 28, and Asmaa, 22, were not operatives for Hamas, nor were my cousin Wael’s children, Ismail, 11, Malak, 5, and baby Mustafa, only 24 days old, members of Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine or Fatah. Yet, they all died in the Israeli shelling that targeted their home at 6:20 a.m. on Sunday morning.
If it is Hamas that you hate, let me tell you that the people you are killing have nothing to do with Hamas. They are women, children, men and senior citizens whose only concern was for the war to end, so they can return to their lives and daily routines.
But let me assure you that you have now created thousands — no, millions — of Hamas loyalists, for we all become Hamas if Hamas, to you, is women, children and innocent families. If Hamas, in your eyes, is ordinary civilians and families, then I am Hamas, they are Hamas and we are all Hamas.
Now, the house and its future memories have been laid to waste, its children taken to early graves. Homes and recollections bombed into oblivion, their inhabitants homeless and lost, just as their camp always had been.
Never ask me about peace again.
Summer’s almost gone and wanted to end this pic while it was still “seasonal”. I got bored because drawing cars is not my thing and it takes me forever, and that’s why the coloring is half-assed.
I wish i could write something to go with this but I’m no writer
J2 + doing silly stuff together
samprincesschester started following clervescent
welcome back, traitor.
it was a mISTAKE HONESTLY
People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.
You were gone. I was here. I had to keep on fighting without you.
”… it’s fucking great. We were once the same egg.”
People with nothing to hide don’t usually feel the need to say so.
Addiction, Incarceration, Recovery and Redemption: Our Responses
My mother likes television, but she prefers very, uh, mainstream television. She likes television that she doesn’t have to think about, that she can leave on for background noise while she putters around doing grandma-things and return to without a break in continuity. She, furthermore, disapproves very strongly of my watching television that does involve difficult themes, things that need to be discussed and reacted to. ”Why do you want to watch a show where your favorite character becomes an addict?” she skeeves. Or, “That woman kidnaps and ties him up and takes off his pants? Why would you watch this show? Yes he’s pretty and so very tall, but why would you want to watch it? And why for the love of all that’s holy would anyone else want to watch it either? Or talk about it?”
The thing is, it’s important to include things in our fiction that aren’t all polished up and sanitized. I mean yeah, no one walking on this earth has returned from being locked in a cage with two angry archangels for 5000 years (probably.) But there are survivors of sexual assault. There are recovering addicts. There are abuse survivors. There are people who have been released from incarceration. And as we, as people who consume this content, discuss these aspects of Sam’s life it’s important to examine our own responses. Because how we respond to this fictional character in these situations is a pretty fair indicator of how we’ll respond when encountering them in the non-fictional world.