i already want to do posts with u

anonymous asked:

hi just wanna ask u, as a lebanese muslim, what defense do u have if any, for israel's invasion of palestine. i agree completely that Jewish ppl deserve a homeland just as any one else does but to invade an already existing and developed nation is cruel. i know ur not 100% pro-israel but i just want to hear ur side bc u don't seem to extremely support either israel/palestine. also, im antizionist but i fail to see how this makes me antisemitic? i have nothing against jewish ppl, just israel. ty

OK. I’m going to break this down a bit because there’s are many components to your ask and some of them are contradictory.

1. Agreeing that the Jewish people deserve a homeland is a form of Zionism. I’m frustrated by the term “anti-zionist” for a number of reasons, especially considering very few people who use the term seem to actually know what Zionism even is, or what it sounds like to most Jews. 

2. Many far right Jew haters use the term “Zionist” interchangeably with Jew and many anti-zionists who are predominantly concerned with the plight of the Palestinians end up buying into all sorts of antisemitic ideas because they’re sold as “anti-zionist.” This is incredibly dangerous to us as it allows antisemitism to be transmitted under a different label and far too few anti-zionists bother to challenge these ideas, allowing them to spread. This is dangerous for Jews and it makes it harder for us to take anti-zionists seriously when they say they aren’t antisemitic.

3. As far as Israel is concerned the circumstances are complicated and too many people try to simplify it by acting like either the Palestinians don’t exist as a people, which is wrong, or that the Jews were pure colonialist invaders which is equally wrong. This drives me nuts. So I’m going to have to break this down a bit. 

Most of the challenges I see to Zionism as practiced by Herzl and Ben Gurion are cherry picked and largely irrelevant to the cause’s necessity. Had there not been multiple waves of refugees, I probably wouldn’t support what they were doing. I also wouldn’t exist. Let me break this down a bit.

British Mandate Palestine’s Jewish Population DOUBLED between 1933 and 1939. The reason for this is twofold.

1. Nazi Germany came into existence, took over neighboring countries and began their steady process of destroying Jewish rights and safety. We all know where that led.

2. Britain, who was controlling Palestine at the time, kept immigration there open when most other countries, including the British mainland and the USA were closed. History has proven that they did, indeed, save their lives by fleeing there.

In 1939, the White Paper, in response to Palestinian protests and revolts, severely restricted Jewish immigration to British Mandate Palestine, left Jews with almost nowhere to run, right when WWII was beginning and the worst effects of Nazism were about to be felt. 

Now here’s my question. Would you bar Jews fleeing Nazism from entering the country? Knowing what we know now? Knowing that nowhere else was taking them in? 

Jewish immigration to Palestine slowed to a trickle during the Holocaust and Jews were literally trapped in Nazi occupied Europe and North Africa. 6 million died. This is historical fact.

After the Holocaust, the survivors who tried to go home faced pogroms, yet were barred from immigrating. They were forced to live in refugee camps. Again, no country made a significant effort to let them in. The USA wouldn’t until 1949 until AFTER Israel’s founding. My grandparents came to the USA because of the Refugee act of 1949. For survivors before 1949, it was Israel, pogroms or homelessness.

The next major wave of immigration to Israel were Jews in the Middle East and North Africa who were driven out of their own countries for being “Zionists” regardless of whether or not they actually were Zionists. These Jews actually form a majority of Israel’s current population. They were driven out and Israel took them in. What alternative did they have?

Finally Jews from the USSR and Ethiopia were facing brutal, systemic oppression and they came to Israel to live safely and freely among their own people, options they didn’t have elsewhere.

Now, here is my problem. Much of the rhetoric and tactics employed by anti-zionists don’t just demonize the Israeli government or state, but Israeli people, the majority of whom are Israeli because they were fleeing for their lives and safety. This is thrown in the garbage bin in favor of throwing out false equivalencies to the Boers or the British Empire. There is a level of hatred thrown at average Israeli Jewish citizens I don’t see thrown at the residents of any other country that is guilty of comparable crimes. I don’t recall seeing people damning Russian actors for being Russian the way I see Gal Gadot being damned for being Israeli. I personally live in the United States, a country built on slavery and genocide, and I don’t see instant hate the way Israeli Jews do. And, had circumstances been even slightly different, my grandparents would’ve moved to Israel instead of the USA after the Holocaust and they would’ve suddenly been treated as evil.

I don’t particularly care at this point about a one or two state solution, though I oppose the idea of annexation as being suggested by the Settler movement because it would result in genuine apartheid. What I do care about is fostering a reality where Jews and Palestinians can live side-by-side as neighbors either in neighboring countries or in the same countries and that will be impossible so long as demonization of Israeli Jews remains a major part of the pro-Palestine movement. How do you expect Jews and Palestinians to live as neighbors when they are taught to hate each other and are egged on by foreigners? 

Peace of any sort can’t happen until people actually want peace and the current environment is so grotesquely driven by hatred and demonization that I don’t see any solution as viable until we see major changes in how it’s discussed. But when Israeli voices, even moderate and liberal ones, are shut up, that is impossible. You can’t make peace with people you refuse to even talk to. This has to stop. 

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DAY 3: Confession or First Date

im a day late but !! not sure what this is,, might be a silent confession or something  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Choose wisely, Pacifica

(haha i just wanted to draw my version of older! dip and mabes. Feel free to tag as either dipcifica or mabifica

or both because both is good

both is awesome)

Please do not self-promote and/or delete the text on this post!

Hello! In honour of reaching my follower goal, I decided to do my first faves! Yayyy

R U L E S

  • Mbf me @nitroxed (I will check)
  • Reblog this post (likes will be considered as bookmarks)
  • Please do not delete the text or self promote

P E R K S

  • A follow from me (if not already)
  • You will be featured on a cute page (under construction)
  • You can ask for a promo whenever you want (within reason)
  • We will be besties <3
  • New followers (I will promote you to thousands of followers!)
  • I will queue a lot from you

H I G H E R   C H A N C E S

  • Reblog this more than once
  • Talk to me (highest chances!)
  • Be active, friendly and have an amazing blog!

O T H E R

  • Banner made by the lovely Haniah @rehticent @bannersbyrehticent
  • The winners will be chosen when I am happy with the amount of notes
  • I will choose 25+ blogs depending on the notes
  • If you have any questions, feel free to message me

Thank you so much  ♡

Love, Lilia

                                   TRUHELY’S 5K FAVES AWARDS

I’ve recently hit 5k followers which I am so excited about. I can’t believe that I have reached so many lovely followers within such a short amount of time and I am so grateful for all of them. With that being said, I am super excited to announce that I will be doing faves to celebrate!

*please do not delete/self promote!*

R U L E S

  • must be following @truhely, I will be checking
  • reblog this post at least once, likes will be considered bookmarks

H I G H E R  C H A N C E S

  • reblog this post more than once, this helps me notice you!
  • reblog some of my uploads - found @truhelyuploads

P E R K S

  • featured on my favorites page (under construction)
  • follow from me (if not already)
  • q4q whenever you want (just ask!)
  • promos (up to 3x per week)

E X T R A S

  • I will be choosing when I am happy with the notes
  • Beautiful banner was made by @rehticent at @bannersbyrehticent
  • If you have any questions, feel free to message me!

thank you to everyone who participated in my “beautiful cities awards”, it was so tough trying to choose the winners, all of you have really beautiful blogs. i love you all so much. So here are my winners….the page is right here 


W I N N E R S  :

- Paris, France  best overall ( @adoirable and @sassyeh

- Amsterdam, Netherlands  best theme ( @c-oco and @swiftlie

- Dubai, UAE  Most Unique Blog ( @luraly and @dehfine)

-  Venice, Italy  Best Posts ( @obliviousy and @flevure

- London, England Best URL ( @amazely and @ecsence )

-  New York, USA Best Icon ( @serenhty and @pradolce )

-  Sydney, AUS Nicest Blogger ( @kartuzi and @foxyeh )

-  Tokyo, Japan Best Color Scheme ( @bhloom and @balhm )

- Budapest, Hungary Newest Discovery ( @fleurxl and @rhainy )

i will message you all personally with the perks of being chosen, congrats!! x - Vanessa 



Callout post for Ban-Ryu

• is trying his best
• is adorable
• is not very flexible
• has the moves™
• is b e a u t i f u l
• seriously look at him and his smirk and his face and his eyebrows it’s all flawless
• his hair makes me want to cry cause what’s the point of having hair if it can’t look like his
• rocks pink pyjamas
• 900% believes in love at first sight
• is probably /already/ in love
• will love you if you’re nice to him
• just needs a hug

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for the 6-9 selfies of 2016 meme!! i was tagged by  @jeremvknox, @apollonic, @nickyhemmiick, @gayneil, @petalloso@julietcapulct, @foxyholidays, @josteninski, @aestriea, @key-called-home and @mivyard!!! thanks everyone and their mom, i’m so honored.

ok, so everyone has done this already?? and i quite literally do not know who to tag. but if you HAVEN’T done it yet, and you really want to, then i’m tagging u!!! i love u and i wanna see ur lovely face, thx 😘

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i was tagged by @rosegoldhues and @adrianaz to post 6 selfies from 2016 :-)

i tag @ghostofcapricorn @kiwilesbian @moonlightgf @vanillagloss @altjofficial @fireable @cosmog @chessys @cloudchild94 @edvevo @fuckkyliejenner @briannahildebrandsgf @thightat @abhpalette @bodyglitter @guernica @ifeelitcomingfeatdaftpunk @frenchfriesemoji @sapphichue @rosegorl @roseyblush @geminiofcolor + anyone else who wants to do it!!

Hey guys!! So a ton of my friends wanted me to draw their nudes and I think that’s really cool because as an artist it’s so special that the people I love trust me to take something they do as an act of confidence in their bodies and then turn that over to me allowing me to be creative and make art about something I think is really beautiful: the human body. SO I made an Instagram account devoted to posting all of them! I’ve got a line of like 10 people who want commissions done but if u wanna get in line I would be happy to draw any of you guys nudes or sell some that I’ve already done to you! Just follow the Instagram account DM me for more info!!

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Agent Washington Stimboard/Moodboard/Aesthetics

Credits: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

hi everyone, in celebration of reaching 2.5k followers, I wanted to make a fave page!!! if this is a succes, I want to do a giveaway….

*dont delete the text!!!*

🍑  RULES 🍑

  • mbf me 
  • reblog this post
  • bee active

🍑  PERKS 🍑

  • a follow from me (if not already)
  • a special place on my blog
  • new friend and pen-pal if u want :))
  • I’ll reblog from u

🍑 HIGHER CHANCE 🍑

  • talk to me!! 
  • have a similar blog style
  • follow my ig @peachyarht
  • tag me in your posts #heymilla or #peachyarht
  • reblog my original posts and my selfies :-)

🍑 OTHER 🍑

  • I made the banner
  • I’ll pick 25 blogs (bc of 2.5k)
  • I’ll choose when it hits enough notes

*please reblog so I don’t look like a loser :-)*

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@poise-and-grace and @robbieross tagged me to do my 6 selfies of 2016 so thank you maya for enabling my mild narcissism ;) love youuu

I tag @posner @diplobrocus @demonhowler @imsorryfortheinconvenience @desmoulinx and @grangratree (also @glitterfeyrac if u want but u hardly post selfies so like if u not comfortable u dont have to bab).

Also if uve already done it lol soz u dont have to do it again

& like since i’m already reblogging ~jasper discourse~ i do want to say that it always really bothers me that a lot of these posts (including others i’ve made) will include stuff like “now i know what jasper did in jailbreak was wrong” bc lol it’s like u don’t need that context! that is honestly irrelevant, unless you think spending months/a year trapped at the bottom of the sea trying to escape from someone who’s literally invading her mind and preventing her from escaping and also admittedly enjoying having control over her and causing her pain is, like, a reasonable punishment in any situation. 

lol there’s not any damn thing someone could do where it’d make sense to be like “ok u lose ur brain privileges. u know how some parents take down their kids’ bedroom doors when they misbehave? yeah, we’re gonna do that, but instead it’ll be for every thought and emotion you’ll have. being an autonomous individual with a discrete sense of self and mental privacy is totally a privilege that we can take away, sort of like video games. also we’re gonna be constantly broadcasting a bunch of negativity about u directly into ur brain the whole time. that’s also justified by your past actions. i mean, you’ll also be held in chains in a depressing water prison, but that’s honestly an afterthought in this construction of The Creepiest Possible Punishment”

Please do not self-promote and/or delete the text on this post! 

Hello everyone! My birthday is coming up and I decided to host my Birthday Awards to celebrate and to thank all my lovely followers!

R U L E S

  • Must be following @nitroxed 
  • Reblog this post
  • Please do not delete the text or self promote
  • You are welcome to join even if you have a different blog style than mine!

A W A R D S 

  • Best URL
  • Best Icon
  • Best Posts
  • Best Theme
  • Best Playlist
  • New Discoveries
  • Best Other Style
  • Best Overall
  • My Favourites

P E R K S

  • A follow from me (if not already)
  • You will be featured on a cute page (under construction)
  • You can ask for a promo whenever you want (within reason)
  • Queues, new followers, a new friend… :)

H I G H E R   C H A N C E S

  • Reblog this more than once
  • Talk to me (highest chances!)

O T H E R

  • Banner made by the lovely Haniah @rehticent @bannersbyrehticent 
  • The winners will be announced on my birthday - October 26th
  • If you have any questions, feel free to message me

That’s all! Good luck!!

Love, Lilia  ♡

anonymous asked:

Why wouldn't Taylor put an end to all this nonsense then? I can't believe she has not caught wind of the talk. She would simply have to post something from the U.S. on an important day, like Tom's Bday, to stop this talk.

Because Tom already said it was over. So did Luke. So did Tree. Not sure why Taylor would need to say anything. Besides, shippers are going to believe what they want despite any evidence to the contrary. I swear, at this point, we have more concrete evidence of the existence of Bigfoot than we do the existence of Hiddleswift.

cons to stanning multiple groups
  • back to back comebacks
  • trying to support everyone with your already insufficient funds
  • not knowing who a vague post is describing 
  • inter-group drama
  • when all of your faves are having comebacks in the same month
  • stress
  • trying to support everyone equally
  • “which hansol??”
  • having a full on crisis when deciding which group youre going to vote for an award
  • “minkyuk who?’
  • the actual whimpers your bank account makes when everyone wants to release something at the same time
  • V Live App blowing up your phone
  • did i mention comeback after comeback after comeback
  • “why didn’t you sleep?” “i couldn’t someone released another teaser”