South Africa requires "Made in the Occupied Palestinian Territories” labels on products from the region in place of “Made in Israel” labels, the trade ministry said.
This is an outrage. South Africa is…Just UGH. I have no respect. There is no such thing as Palestine, it is a name given to the area by the Romans. NO COUNTRY existed there called Palestine. Therefore there is no such thing as the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
For the record, since I'm getting hate...
THIS was my original post:
Making fun of SJW and their messed-up logic.
Someone saw it, got extremely butthurt, and changed it to this:
You know, to make me seem bigoted and idiotic. So they could have someone to be mad at again.
This is how Social Justice Warriors work. This is how they operate. If they can’t find enemies to shout at, they’ll make some.
If you think that this is OK, if you think that this sort of shit will revolutionize the world and rid it of bigotry and racism…then you’re lost. Like, really fucking lost.
If you’re gonna hate me, at least hate me for my own fucking words. Jackasses.
“Most people can be wrong and, in fact, most people are wrong at any given point in history. We are told there is strength in numbers and wisdom in crowds. The truth is that crowds follow trends because when a new idea comes about, every person in the herd is afraid of being left behind in case this new idea really is powerful, so without proof of its veracity they adopt it and use their new-found status to beat up anyone who hasn’t adopted it. Thus ideas spread like diseases, and usually they are wrong, because in all but a few cases the people dreaming them up aren’t thinking about reality, but how they want to see themselves. ”— Brett Stevens (via ice and sunfire)
“One of the simplest stories for a reporter to tell is “An important idiot did something stupid”. This can take the form of “Senator is caught taking bribes”, “Movie star gets arrested driving drunk” or even “religious leader says something offensive to people of other religions.” 1000 years from now, assuming we are still around, we’ll still have these same headlines, just with different people. Since there will always be important idiots in our population, these stories, as a collective, are not news. They do not express a new trend in idiot behavior, nor do they offer any context for how our view of the world should change simply because this particular important idiot did something stupid. It is non-news masquerading as news. Unless it’s news that this person is capable of doing stupid things, it’s the telling of a story we already know… Whenever you read the news, or watch Fox or MSNBC, please keep the idiot theory in mind. If the arguing is all about what some idiot did, and how much of an idiot they were or were not, engage your better half and move along.”—
Scott Berkun, The Idiot Theory of News.
Bonus: See Jihii’s recent post on slow news and hyped scandal.
- Other Girls: I'm so ugly.
- Other Girls: Let me upload 40 something photos of myself.
- Other Girls: I'm not one to judge people.
- Other Girls: Oh wow she's a slut.
- Other Girls: I wish people would understand that I am such a deep person.
- Other Girls: I love my boyfriend omg we're so in love and have been going strong for a week.
- Me: Hi, I'm just gonna go sit in this corner and watch the stupidity unfold.