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What the Fuck is Actually Happening in Gaza?

An easy-to-read, quick, worthy attempt to be unbiased about the current round of conflict.

cartoonpolitics:

"Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, AND still call yourself ‘Pro-Life.’ "

Reblogged from surfer-rosa3

cartoonpolitics:

"Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, AND still call yourself ‘Pro-Life.’ "

I’m an Irish Racist (sorry)

Reblogged from phil-zip

phil-zip:

The minority group we are the worst to is still probably the Travellers.

Whatever problems recent immigrant groups may have, for the most part, people just get on with things.

But people have all these ideas in their heads about Travellers.

Travellers are dirty. They’re rowdy. They’re criminals. They’re chancers and cute hoors. Their graves are eyesores. Their weddings are spectacles.

Nobody wants Travellers living near them. Travellers have lower access to education, poorer health, lower life expectancy.

This is true. It’s still acceptable at polite middle-class dinner parties to conduct conversations with the assumption that Travellers are sub-human animals. You would never get away with that if you were talking about black people or Polish people or the usual targets of what people imagine to be Irish racism.

Attitudes towards Travellers are the single biggest racist challenge facing Irish people today.

I, personally, have racist attitudes (along the lines of what Phil talks about in his post above) about Travellers for no fucking reason whatsoever. They’ve never been anything but nice to me, but because I spend a lot of time around Irish people, my brain has absorbed the fail.

I intend to get rid of those stupid, disgusting ideas.

(Source: blogs.telegraph.co.uk)

Reblogged from truth-has-a-liberal-bias

(Source: questionall)

Racism in Ireland

Reblogged from irelandbang

irelandbang:

i’m not sure why people are trying to make that distinction because

IT’S EVEN FUCKING WORSE IN IRELAND!

No, it emphatically and demonstrably isn’t. Ireland does, of course, have its share of racism, and I imagine if you’re on the business end of it, it’s as unpleasant, but as a whole, it’s a completely different market.

If you live in a town in the republic, find some Chinese people, or Arabs, and ask them, like I did. Talk to them, find out things that they’re worried about and so on. Then ask them how they feel about Northern Ireland, or if they have any friends or family in Belfast and so on.

Let me know how that goes.

(Source: blogs.telegraph.co.uk)

Reblogged from iamnotafeministtbh

"Which I personally as a feminist found really tired and really boring."

I look forward to the day when everyone understands this.

(Source: carterlys)

North Korea =/= South Korea

Reblogged from strawwolf

strawwolf:

koreaunderground:

the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.

This is the second day in a row i’m seeing posts about racism in Ireland.

Seriously folks, you need to pull it together and cut this bullshit out!

Again, just for the Americans who don’t understand, Northern Ireland is not the same country as Ireland. It’s a different place. “It doesn’t matter, because…” Yes it does. It actually really matters to people who live in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The common name for Northern Ireland is Northern Ireland, and the common name for the Republic of Ireland is just Ireland.

Again, just for the anti-racism advocates who might not realise, the problem in Northern Ireland is not “white supremacy”, it’s “loyalist supremacy”. There are plenty of white people in Northern Ireland who do not benefit at all from loyalist supremacy, but who would presumably benefit from white supremacy (although because that’s never been an issue, they probably can’t tell the difference). These racist attacks are a function of loyalist supremacy in Northern Ireland.

Imagine, koreaunderground, that I posted something derisory about North Korea, but made it sound like it applied to South Korea. That would make me some kind of fucking moron, wouldn’t it? You wouldn’t really like that, would you? And it wouldn’t be much of an excuse if I came back with, “Yeah, well that sort of thing happens in South Korea too,” would it? That would be even more moronic.

This is the second time I’ve seen posts confusing countries and issues of racism with issues of post-colonial occupation.

Seriously folks, you need to pull it together and cut this bullshit out!

Related: The last time I posted this.

(Source: blogs.telegraph.co.uk)

Reblogged from judal-is-my-spirit-animal

Women can be anything they want for any reasons they choose, and they need more support than men when their chosen path is more associated with men.

Support the choices of the women in your life.

(Source: sorayachemaly)

Analogy Win

Reblogged from gingerthon

gingerthon:

someone put into words why i hate when people rib that all homophobic people are just secretly gay 

I’m arachnophobic. I’m not secretly a spider.

So, these are some of the Israelis who were described in the Telegraph as “in fear of living under bombardment by missiles” in Sderot last week.
A more casual observer might say that they saw the bombing of Gaza as some sort of triumphal spectator sport.
(Source)
Related: Another WOT DA FUK U TINKIN ISRAELIS? photo

So, these are some of the Israelis who were described in the Telegraph as “in fear of living under bombardment by missiles” in Sderot last week.

A more casual observer might say that they saw the bombing of Gaza as some sort of triumphal spectator sport.

(Source)

Related: Another WOT DA FUK U TINKIN ISRAELIS? photo