“Displacement is like death. One thinks it happens only to other people”(Mourid Barghouti)
This has been the permanent condition, for decades, of the people of Palestine. It is the condition of millions throughout the world and in escalating numbers. It is no longer a “foreign concept”. It only requires a little human thought, a little effort, to try stand in the shoe of the “other”…because there is no “other”. When we do that we easily identify with our common humanity. The danger of not doing so is an escalation in the already segregated society we are living in with it’s “divide and conquer” through fear, oppression, and brutality regimen. We have an opportunity to reverse what has started through petitions, lobbying, increasing awareness, putting the human face to the numerical debates, bds, uniting with the wonderful humanity against the inhumanity that is pervading lives today. Apologies for rambling and losing train of thought…
At times I have seen shippers say things on Tumblr that have made me cringe. Badly. However I have more often seen things that make me so proud to be a part of this group. The high level of discourse, quality of thinking, processing skills, and the fabulous sense of humour that pervades this group is remarkable. Above all else, those moments when we are down yet we rush to support each other are the cornerstone of what makes us great. Be kind to one another. It seems that no one else will.