banning the star of david pride flag from a march due to your anti-zionist leanings is wrong on so many levels, not to mention the fact that it buys in to the narrative that apartheid israel somehow has the sole claim on jewish identity, which it wants you to think it does.
if somebody wants to wield an israeli flag at an explicitly anti-zionist pride march then yeah, tell them to take a hike, but equating the star of david with the actions of an apartheid state is no better than equating the muslim moon and star with the saudi monarchy. incredibly short-sighted.
Everyone should go see King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. It was fantastic! Just a fair warning, it’s an action fantasy, not historical, but boy was it epic. Guy Ritchie never disappoints. The cast was amazing, especially Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law, and the soundtrack was absolutely flawless. I went to see it in 3D and I had chills all over my body. If you’re a big fantasy fan like me, you should definitely go see it.
Shabbat is especially recommended for activists… I was zealous for my causes, and these were many– US imperialism in Central America, violence against women, homelessness, and nuclear power and weapons were a few of the social ills I felt compelled to change. The Talmud teaches, ‘If you have the ability to influence the people of your city not to do wrong and you do nothing, you are also responsible for the wrongdoing.’ This is the rabbinic statement on complicity. I did not want to be complicit…My physical and emotional limitations banged up against my moral urgency to repair the world. What to do? Shabbat is a Jewish response, providing tools to navigate such moral and ultimately irreconcilable dilemmas….There is a rhythm to the universe. We act and build and create and repair for six days, and then we stop.
David Jaffee, “Changing the World from the Inside Out,” 212-213; Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 54b
So it’s general assumption that the story David told in “Jasper Dies At The End” was a complete lie and, not gonna lie? There is SO MUCH evidence for this.
Take note of how everything is oddly exaggerated and unnatural in the story
The way the counselors say “Oh no! Not Davey!” “He’s such a troublemaker!” sounds very. Exaggerated. Like they’re reacting to a Saturday Morning Cartoon villain.
David’s “trouble making” actions are also the sort of things David would see as problems. Insulting nature, using words like “dang”, littering, etc. Plus the way one of the current counselors says ”Oh Davey! You have so much potential! If only you would apply yourself!” It REALLY sounds like David is trying to make an impression on Max, or send him some sort of message.
Take David’s childhood actions versus Max’s. David says dang, litters, and insults nature Max swears like a sailor, literally starts a camp revolt, and tries to run away a lot. These sort of things would fly over David’s head and just come off as a grumpy kid who hates nature,
But David’s behavior isn’t the only thing he lied about. I think he also lied about how Jasper died.
The scars on his chest from the bear attack are parallel to a few scratches from the photo in episode 11. Not to mention how as a ghost, whenever he’s scared Jasper tends to cover up his chest:
These wounds were left open for the entire night, there’s NO WAY Jasper would’ve survived that. Either Jasper had died in the bear cave, or on his way back to the camp.
Additionally, according to David’s story that picture in episode 11 would not be accurate. If David really WAS a grumpy troublesome kid, he wouldn’t be smiling in it. However if the picture was taken AFTER this event, Jasper wouldn’t be smiling because he said he thinks the camp sucks at the end of the episode.
I’m absolutely POSITIVE that David lied about this entire story. He was never a trouble maker and Jasper did NOT survive that bear attack. But why lie? Well, the kids asked why he got that medallion.
He can’t say he doesn’t want to talk about it, that’d seem suspicious. So why not lie to protect these poor innocent children from the truth of your childhood friends gruesome death, while avoiding sounding suspicious? Maybe the truth is that medallion belong to his old friend Jasper, and he didn’t want to let it go as it serves as a reminder of their good times together.
Additional notes I didn’t have any idea where I should put this in:
-The episode title is a lie. “Jasper Dies At The End”. That doesn’t happen. Jasper in this story does not die. Just like David’s story, the title of this is a lie, and our storyteller is an unreliable narrator. -Maybe it was just a joke but child David’s voice seriously sounds like an older man attempting to do an impression of a small boy. It could be a hint towards this just being a made up story, or I’m just over analyzing and this is just a joke for the episode. Who knows!
TL;DR: David’s story in Jasper Dies At The End was a HUGE lie and Jasper died because of the bear attack. There are multiple contradictions and oddly exaggerated points within the episode that support this.
“As a first-generation Japanese American, I’ve always wanted to play a samurai warrior like my Suicide Squad
character, Katana. Samurai are almost always male, so growing up in
America I had a hard time figuring out role models. Katana and I may not
have the same personality, but coming from the same cultural
upbringing, we share core values.
Japanese culture there’s this idea of putting others before yourself,
but I’ve also never wanted to let myself down. Someone recently told me
how refreshing it is to see an Asian woman as a superhero. That stuck
with me. Stand up for yourself and what you love.” - Karen Fukuhara, Suicide Squad (2016)