Stop messing round with that fire,
Living like love is just a gun for hire,
Cos one moment its just messing round,
To your wiki saying she’s your spouse,
Oh but its not just girls,
Cos yeah one moment I was tearing off her blouse,
Now she says she’s living in my house,
Babe I know you said you’d never smoke pot,
Its just; that burned Like your first splif,
Now we just hanging around in the dark, you’re pale as a ghost.
Stop messing round now, cos am too stoned,
You’re know I can’t save you cos in this game am too gone,
She’s only seventeen, and thinks at sixteen am all there is,
But a degenerate kind, baby am definitely not what you need,
She wants to dance with devil, Mr brownstone is just grave,
Oh Y’know the drugs will drown her out, just too young,
Can’t believe this is my life, smoking and fucking in the back,
“What about the nobodies and the nothings, the invisible girls? We learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns. We learn to wring magic from the ordinary. That was how you survived when you weren’t chosen, when there was no royal blood in your veins. When the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway.” — Crooked Kingdom
Hello! So I have recently come across some criticism of Zionist ideas and not being Jewish myself would like to ask you about your opinion on the matter. Do you have one? Would you mind sharing? I hope it's not offensive. I would legitimately want to learn your view on the matter since you are someone I admire intellectually and who is also Jewish. Thanks!
I mean, if you put three Jews in a room they’ll walk out with seven opinions (nine if there’s a rabbi in there), and opinions are like assholes in that everyone has one and a lot of them are full of shit, but here’s mine, for what it’s worth.
1) The Jewish people have a fundamental right to a homeland. Claiming otherwise is an act of antisemitism.
2) So do the Palestinians. Claiming otherwise is ignoring basic human rights, which is against the concept of tikkun olam.
3) A great deal of the issues in the Israel/Palestine area can be laid at the door of the 1940s British, who basically went “what to do with all these Jews? Eh, we’ll just toss them here, what’s a little displacement and murder? They’re just brown people” and committed some real atrocities against the people already living in Mandatory Palestine to “make space” for the Jews. Nobody is going to be happy with their new neighbors under those conditions.
4) That doesn’t absolve anyone on either side of the current conflict. I’m not going to sit here and pretend the people in power in Israel are innocent little lambs, because they’re not. (Neither are the people in power in Palestine. Or here in the US, for that matter.)
5) At this late date, there is no easy solution that’s going to make everyone happy.There just isn’t. There are three generations of Israelis who consider Israel not just their ancient homeland, but also their home–their place of birth. Meanwhile, the Palestinians have been there for, what, a couple thousand years? They consider it the same way, because it is.
6) I honestly think the best solution at this point is to make an Israeli-Palestinian Union similar to the EU. Draw country lines for Israel and Palestine. Make Jerusalem neutral, like Washington DC, because it has significant historical, cultural, and religious meaning to both sides. If you’re Palestinian, you can live and work in Israel but you vote in Palestine. If you’re Israeli, you can live and work in Palestine but you vote in Israel.
7) Do I believe anyone is actually going to do this? No. Do I wish they would? Yes.