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  • The good are never easy: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn
  • The easy never good: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra
  • Love it never happens like you think it really should: Cancer, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces

Aries: Let yourself heal. Drink enough vodka to clean out the wounds they left on your insides. It’s okay to shatter sometimes and it’s okay to stand for what’s right. Even if everything hurts, just keep breathing.

Taurus: sometimes making excuses isn’t good enough, how dare you deny someone else their pain. Sometimes a situation is just fucked up and that’s all there is too it. Sometimes it can’t be fixed, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt.

Gemini: Think about yourself for once. Stop putting people before you, even if it’s me. Let yourself rest you can’t keep running ragged all the god damn time. I know you want to protect everyone but you cant. We love you for it, but you cant.

Cancer: Pain is going to end I swear it will. I know it feels eternal right now. If it’s all you can do to hang on then fucking hang on because you’re strong enough to beat this.

Leo:  Learn to keep your lips shut because some things aren’t meant to be shared. I know they aren’t told as secrets or at two am but they are still not to be talked about so damn casually.

Virgo: This time of year is always hard. Always scary. But you can pull through. I believe you. Believe that you’re past the hospital visits and all the scary parts of this. You are past it.

Libra: Sometimes cutting up yourself to give others isn’t the best solution. You are not always the missing puzzle piece. You don’t always belong and you won’t always be enough. That’s okay.

Scorpio: Wrap yourself up in bubble wrap if you have to. Keep yourself from getting hurt. Keep yourself from opening wounds again as hard as it is. I know you’re scared. I am too. But you’ll be okay.

Sagittarius: Sometimes recovery Isn’t linear. I know you’ve been fighting for progress but sometimes all you need is a backslide to get a little strength back. I know it’s not easy. But you’ll be okay.

Capricorn: What are you doing? Seriously. What the hell are you trying to do here? You need to say what the plan is so we can get on board. Because all we can tell right now is you’re exploding. We need to know how to pick up the pieces.

Aquarius: Stop being ashamed. Your scars, your wounds, your damage is nothing to fucking hide. If it makes them uncomfortable tell them to fuck off. This is your life and you should be proud.

Pisces: Learn to stop taking so many risks. Running right to the edge one day you won’t be able to stop. Learn how to pull back sometimes. I know it’s hard but it’s all you can do.

—  This week’s horoscope

When I first became aware of the ace discourse here on tumblr, I actually considered myself an exclusionist for the most part, but I didn’t want to visibly tale a side right away because I wanted to make sure I understood what the discourse was really about. Of course this is before I realized I was gray-ace and of course the discourse made the process of my accepting that take longer than it should have, but I understood where they were coming from.

I followed a bunch of popular exclusionist blogs (that I will not name because I don’t want to start unnecessary drama) and also followed some popular inclusionist blogs so I could keep track of what both sides arguments were. Over time I noticed that the exclusionist blogs were regularly relentlessly bullying and harassing inclusionists and aces that weren’t even part of discourse and I saw them no longer making this about cishet aces but about all aces. I saw them posting things in positivity tags that didn’t belong there (which affects all aces and not the cishet ones) and I saw them purposefully trigger nd/mentally ill aces for their own amusement and I saw how their rhetoric was taken from terfs and biphobes. I even had an exclusionist “friend” at the time that I would message when I had questions about why they were doing this stuff. They essentially said it was to weed out aces from the community by making them feel unsafe because they don’t belong even if they aren’t cishet because they are “cishet apologists” that “value the feelings of cishets over actual lgbt people’s feelings”. I never saw the inclusionist blogs I followed do any of this (not trying to say that none of them have done this, too. It just seems more prevalent on the exclusionist side because I didn’t have to do anything to see this stuff happen. It was right there on my dash just from following popular exclusionist blogs).

I realized that I was aligning myself with actual bigots and that didn’t sit right with me as a pansexual nonbinary neurodivergent poc. I can’t align myself with bigots when my whole life and every aspect of who I am are already subject to bigotry. So in a way, it’s exclusionists’ fault that I’m now an inclusionist. I saw their true colors and I was honestly disgusted. I decided that I rather be part of the side of the discourse that is calling out this behavior instead of contributing to it. I rather be part of the side that isn’t obviously full of bigots.

psychic-medium  asked:

You're totally right on most of what you say. I think people just dislike how arrogant and condescending you are and are looking for more legitimate reasons to invalidate you

I don’t know that ‘arrogant’ is an accurate description. Arrogance suggests self-superiority and entitlement. I feel no need to be nice to people who talk out of both sides of their mouths, preaching the importance of respecting privacy and not making assumptions in one moment, then expecting and harassing me to publicly produce certification for my personal thoughts on demand the next. If people don’t like that, that’s their prerogative. It’s just like, my personality, yo.

“Heteronormativity and cissexism is bad and no one should be forced to disclose sensitive information to strangers,” say the same tumblr users who… make all those things into some kind of hobby.

I’m not “nice”. I’ve been pretty clear about that in the past. I think that kindness and compassion are quite distinct from “niceness”, and I value those a great deal more.


I should learn how to space out my art posts. Anyway, I drew all the sides in the shorts dress. For anyone who hasn’t seen boys make shorts into dresses look in the link (( )). I am also going to tag @thatsthat24 because even though I’m not 100% confident about these drawings, I want him to do this. He doesn’t have to do all the sides, but it would be fun to see him try it. Anyway, hope you’re all doing well!!!
Tag list: @darkness-anon @pattonpending @prinanalogicality @vortexart @pansexualroman and @velocifoxy

Confession:  Like some of the previous confessors, I am somewhat afraid of revealing all of my wardens, hawkes, inquisitors, etc because they are most of the time pale skinned.
Being mixed raced ( European-Chinese ), I myself am light skinned and identify with my characters more sometimes. I have made dark-skinned characters in the past who have my personality so I can relate to them but it’s much harder because I am too light compared to that character then.
I also don’t really make my characters too Asian unless it’s anime-style.
It’s been a dilemma for me after I have witnessed the harsh side of the internet. I still remember being into DAO long before I encountered Tumblr and things were more mellow for me.
Even if my created character isn’t dark-skinned, there is diversity among the companions and I wish people didn’t try to dictate how your character should look.

anonymous asked:

Any tips on really fleshing out secondary characters or creating side characters?


Yes: write them like they think they’re the protagonist. In reality, everyone thinks they’re the protagonist of their own story, and your side characters should feel the same. Just because they’re not actually the main character of the story doesn’t mean they know that.

(However, also keep in mind that if you’re writing in first person, and if you don’t switch POVs, your side characters will be colored by your main character, so the most fleshing out you can do is through your protagonist’s eyes. In that case, just make their feelings on your side characters clear.)

I hope this helps! If you need anything else, please feel free to ask. - @authors-haven

anonymous asked:

i think at some point you said that in the music video for ruinous frisk represented you and chara represented ryan. should i be concerned for ur safety and well being?

@chongoblog kills me every day and then resurrects me at midnight (central time)

when he is not kill me he has me personally create various flavors of jam and jelly for him to consume. he tells me if i ever run out of new flavors then he will not resurrect me from a dead for 2 weeks. he allows me to run my tumblr, twitter, and youtube channels on the side so that he can watch and audibly make fun of my content while consuming the jellies and jams (on different slices of bread and crackers)

the only way for me to be free is to create the jam (or jelly)) that will bring his daughter, Elosia, back to life. but i am running out of time, and flavors.

anonymous asked:

any fics with taekook as a side couple? main couple doesn't matter, also, what are the admins otps aside from vkook? ~(⁰▿⁰)~

Yesyes okay, hi annoniee~~ ((I’m back from the dead yo)) Also, my other otps are Taegi and Yoonminsoek I might cry ;;__;; {and vmin but like who doesn’t ship vmin tbh}

Nothing Personal (I’ve hit an all time low)  You may be a smartass literature teacher but you sure as hell are really oblivious to these very obvious wooing attempts our coworkers are trying au

(This is a fluff and crack fic which is seriously my fav!!! {Namjin main})

Boys who Talk Shit™ When Yoongi enrolled in BTS (aka Boys who Talk Shit) Boarding School, he wasn’t really expecting to be the only ‘straight’ (to be read sarcastically) guy in a room of seven geniuses (aka children aged five to ten, honestly). Plus four pet spiders. Yes, plural.

(The main ship is Yoonmin but it is overflowing with Taekook content ngl)

First Kick Drum, Second Snare Drum  Namjoon is Taehyung’s adoptive father, and spends so long worrying about Taehyung that he forgets how to worry about himself.

(I HAV E SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS FIC {da main ship is Namjin btw})

Galaxy S♡ “We all have those memories that don’t end even when everything is over. Some call that critical error. Others call it human existence.”

(Main Seokmin. Android au. Angst. I cry)

Cocoa Puffs  Somewhere between fake basketball matches and even faker marriages, Park Jimin learns that camp is for fun, and summer is for butterflies.

(Main Yoonmin.)

Watchers of the Eternal Flame Jimin goes to Rio de Janeiro to live his passion. He leaves Rio de Janeiro having found his dream.

(Main Seokmin. This is so well written. Pls when will Mindheist notice me and my love,, I am ready to elope.)

Cupcakes of Forgiveness Jimin’s roommate likes to have loud, obnoxious, raunchy sex. So he camps out on the neighbor’s couch.

(I laugh. Main Yoonmin.)

An Aperture in Fine Balance Fake Marriage AU in which Yoongi is an up and coming rapper whose fame had blown up in Korea, traveled throughout Asia and has now landed him in the States. Meanwhile, Jimin is in America to study photography and find success in this land of freedom. Except for one problem. His school’s policy for financial aid requires him to be either over the age of 24, have a child, or be married.Considering the fact that he’s only 21 and can’t have a kid, Jimin is left with the last option.That’s where Yoongi comes in the picture.

Chasing Smoke Into Wings In which Jimin is of the rare human species and his future doctor instincts would not allow his conscience to overlook the scent of smoke that clings to the Very Attractive Barista at that café near campus.

(QUality content right here mmm. Main Yoonmin.)

I hope you have fun with these anonnie!!!

♡ Admin N(ezzie)

CgLre Kindergarten/Preschool

if you would be interested in helping to create or join a cglre friendly “kindergarten” please reblog this post!! i really really want to be a part of one (like the kid*heart kindergarten but friendly towards little space) i searched but can’t find any like it that are cglre friendly, but please correct me if i’m wrong!

to make this happen we will need at least 1 moderator to be a “teacher” and create fun activities for the regressors every week.
ideally i would like there to be 10+ age regressors to participate but there should be at least 3 to start out - including myself.
i will follow anyone who reblogs so that we can message each other about this and help make it happen! 😊

THANK YOU so much guys in advance, i think this would be an awesome addition to the cglre age regression community on tumblr.

When I follow you the username will be vvondercat, this is my side blog.

Never thought this day would come.

100 followers , actually it’s 130 but that happened while I was making this post, this is the largest amount of followers I’ve ever had on a blog. I might lose a few after this post but hey I wanted to make a big thank you so here we are.

Originally posted by calcifore

So to end off this post and to keep up my tradition of needing a read more on long posts, I’m going to link to all the blogs I can and write down a little thought and why you should follow them.I’m going to be keeping this list mutual exclusive and if anyone I follow gets left out I apologize, sometimes I’m a bit scatter brained and forget which personals have side blogs. Also some will be a bit longer then others because I don’t know a few of these blogs and the muns well. Hoping to change that though~

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Justification of murder and why there are only 13 victims

Ok, guys. So I didnt know it would get to it, but I notice it more and more and I want to address this problem. What problem, you might ask (or not, if you can read headlines).

Justifying murder.

Yep, here we are folks. This is the issue that needs to be addressed, which is so ridiculous in itself that its kinda sad. But thats what it is. This is a dangerously spreading trend especially in the mass shooter community. And dont get me wrong, if youre interested in Columbine and perhaps youre attracted to Eric or Dylan, or any other case/killer for that matter, thats fine. I have no ill will against you. Where my problem with you starts is when you get lost in a fantasy or try to tell me that there is any justification (besides self defence) to murdering someone. And it happens more than you could think at first glance!

15 victims and why teenagers have it better

So if youve been on tumblr’s true crime community for more than a day youve probably noticed that most of the “Columbiners” preach how there are 15 victims of the massacre, while maintaining that they have utmost respect for the inmocent people shot by Dylan and Klebold. From my point of view this statements contradict themselves. How can you claim to have any respect for people who walked to their school to learn and got shot dead, when youre ready to equal their brutal, unprovoked murders to a suicide of the perpetrators?

Now Im not saying they deserved to die, but their deaths arent caused by the Columbine Massacre. They got to choose to die and by chosing death they managed to go out without facing any consequences of their actions. Just imagine how much criticism would someone get if they said Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer was a victim of their own crimes. It would be brutal. While many people just accepted Dylan and Eric as some poster boys for bullying. Which wouldnt be a case if they were just a little bit older. Because teenagers can get away with murder, just as they get away with a lot of things, just because people make them into kids, unable to control themselves, nothing is ever their fault. And when someone opens fire on school kids, you shouldnt to get away with calling them victims of the same massacre. Because everyone is a victim, in one way on another. But you dont see all of the bullied, or mentally ill people taking their problems out on innocent teenagers.

Lets compare them to the Orlando Nightclub shooter. Wasnt he just a sad repressed man who decided to commit suicide by cop? Why isnt he a victim? Cause he took 50 people with him. Sorry, but that makes you lose your victim card when it comes to that massacre.

The blame game

What I also stumbled upon in my adventures in the dark side of Tumblr were people who will blame: the parents, the school, antidepressants and everything they can think of rather then putting a blame on the only people that should be blamed. The perpetrators. They talk about how sad Eric would be if he heard his father thought he was involved in the shooting. Even though its a rare example of parents actually knowing their kid enough to see something was wrong with them.

As for bullying, they didnt even kill any. They aimed for anyone. Because they didnt care. It wasnt as much a quest for revange, but an ultimate act of teenage rebellion- chaotic, reckless and short lived.

And in the end it doesnt matter how much they were victimized before the shooting. It was their decision take up a gun. Bullying didnt pull the trigger.

Hybristophilia blues

Now, you can treat it as a separate rant, or not. But these things Im about to point out are inherently linked.

There are a lot of people out there that are attracted to serial killers and mass shooters. And there’s nothing wrong with this. You can control who you find visually pleasing and hybristophilia is a real thing. But the problem starts when you actually have fallen in love with them. Or rather your romanticized version of them. The anti-hero, the misunderstood martyr. A dream partner for many people. They will say how they love them and would “change” them if they were just given a chance. Which is encouraged by the “15 victims” mentality.

Some of the TCC folk, as a call for attention or genuine (misplaced) feelings will claim they are “friends” with killers, or even that they communicate with them.

Lastly, I wanted to say how disturbed I am by adults in the Columbine community, being sometimes just as much deluded as the young people, when they should be the voice of reason. I saw many young people who were way more mature about their hobbies. So why are adult people encouraging these bahaviours? Columbine can be interesting but with a community full of people like this constantly linked to it, people are turned away from being associated with it.

Just understand that you can be interested with a person, you can be attracted to them and you can feel sympathy for anyone you wish, without having to justify their evil deeds.

anonymous asked:

Hi! So due to Tumblr fucking up I've been seeing some anti sns post in our tag and some of these posts greatly amuse me. I've seen stuff saying we only ship sns because Sasuke and Naruto are the main guys, we're supporting an abusive relationship only because it's gay and we're all yaoi fangirls, we should support Narugaa instead of sns cus that ships healthier, sns is as one-sided as ss, etc. Tbh stuff like this makes me glad I'm not in those fandoms. Anyways, have a good day!

“We only ship SNS because Sasuke and Naruto are the main guys.”

I… what? What does this even mean? 

“We’re supporting an abusive relationship only because it’s gay.”

Now, before I explain why it’s absolute nonsense to describe SNS’ bond as abusive, I should add that it’s interesting how these anti-SNS people are the ones who reduce SNS to the homosexual nature of the ship. Simultaneously, they are convinced that we must ship Naruto and Sasuke for the homosexuality. This is clear-cut projection on their part. They cannot understand why one is able to see past the fact they are of the same gender and ship them for their romantic potential, so they assume the reason we ship them is due to fetishising gay relationships, meaning in reality, they are what they seem to loathe the most—a bunch of homophobic teens. Also, do we ship them only because they’re the main characters or because it’s gay?

“We’re all yaoi fangirls.”

Generalisations are always true, duh. 

“We should support NaruGaa instead of SNS because that ship is healthier.”

But, we don’t want to? Why do they care so much about what we ship? Furthermore, SNS is not abusive. I do not deny that Naruto and Sasuke can exhibit abusive traits. However, behaving a certain way under extraordinary circumstances doesn’t say anything about how one would behave in everyday life. In psychology, it’s extremely important to take the context into consideration by looking at the circumstances present at the time of the behaviour taking place. If a person was rude to you, was it because they are simply rude by nature or because of something that caused them to respond in a rude manner? To make a logical and sufficient determination, you need to look at the context. Since we do know a little bit about how Naruto and Sasuke interact under normal circumstances, we cannot reasonably infer that their relationship is of abusive nature. 

We do not have any canonical evidence of what an intimate permanent relationship between the both would look like in a domestic setting under normal circumstances, which means that it cannot be proven that they’re in an abusive relationship in the series. As a matter of fact, there is canonical more evidence that goes against it. (1) They are on an equal playing field and thusly enemies, (2) hardly any of the signs fit into their relationship, (3) they don’t aim to chip away feelings of self-worth and independence in order to gain control in the long-term, (4) the violence exclusively takes place under extraordinary circumstances, (5) and there is no evident cycle of abuse. Yes, their relationship is somehow messed up, but it is not abusive.

“SNS is as one-sided as SS.”


Well, here’s one headcanon of mine that Kai could actually sing pretty well as he’s in such a good mood and has assumed there are no other people around him then. :)
And about what’s he singing… Maybe “Burn” but Alex Goot Cover or “世界に一つだけの花” by SMAP? Both are great songs, yet I prefer the latter. I think the lyrics suit him quite well in a way. But it’s just my opinion, you don’t have to agree with me.
Oh, and Lloyd is just more willing to stay with his dad and uncle. Probably feeling a little more embarrassed staying by others’ side since he’s still awkward with his own body? Anyway, yeah, Kai kinds of forgets his existence as well at the moment…
Would you want to see what will happen if Kai notices someone’s there and happens to hear him singing to himself? XD
Or should I stop this topic here~?

P.s. Uh, since I’m still not very familiar with Tumblr… May I ask a silly question? If someone messages me (which makes me feel so honored, thanks for all your kindness and liking), would they receive my reply immediately when I hit “answer privately” instead of “post”? Or is there existing any restriction that they could only get it once I follow them??

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Addressing a Few Things.

Hi loves~ I hope you’re doing well! I’ll try to make this little post as brief as possible while still addressing some concerns people have, so everybody can see where I’m coming from and I can set some records straight in reply to some of the rumors that have been floating around as of late. Keep reading if you’d like to learn more, if not have a lovely night~ <3

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What if Lance’s Flirting... saved a mission?

I mean, picture it. 

Allura is trying to act all serious, and Shiro is still feeling out this new species, but they’re not feeling it. They think they’re too formal, too much like the Galra, why should they side with them? 

And Lance, being the loveable person he is, during one of the meal’s they’re sharing slides up to someone (male female, doesn’t matter) and makes a pass like, “This feast is beautiful, but your smile looks better, I hope later you wouldn’t mind if a asked for a taste?” (he would specify ask cause lance ain’t a creep.) 

Everyone groans and Allura looks scared and tries to cut Lance off but the Alien was speaking too giggles, and looks to the Queen, “Finally, someone who speaks our language! Can he be the liaison, Mother or welll….” bats eyelashes, “MY liason?” 

Team Voltron is shocked, and Lance is like, “Oh, you wanna talk alliance right now? We’re kinda eating but sure, lemme tell you about-” 

and for the next hour Lance is discussing plans and tactics and Allura is proud that Lance ACTUALLY LISTENS but confused on how his flirting (something she found repulsive) had broken the ice with this species.

Aries: Learn to look at your reflection without cringing. Because at some point you have to terms with the blood you have on your hands, it’s there for a reason. You have to get use to seeing who you really are now, have to learn to tolerate it at the very least.

Taurus: Time to grow. Not all growth is pleasant or even good. It has to happen though, trust me. Time to take this jump. Use this chance to learn from your and my mistakes and become who you were meant to be.

Gemini: Let go. The past is a noose around your neck and my hands can’t untie it fast enough. You need to come to terms with the past before you can really focus on the present. Because their memory isn’t going to bandage your wounds.

Cancer: That war cry isn’t for you. Every call to arms doesn’t belong to you. Not every cause is worth fighting for. Stop going to every battle and learn to chose which war you’re going to fight and what matters. You can’t kill everything. Can’t pick every fight that has a just reason. This indescration is going to kill you someday.

Leo: Stop believing everything they say. Just because they act sincere doesn’t mean that they really want what’s best for you. Or that their being honest. The best liars can do it with a smile. There’s 6 sides to every story my dear. And only blindly believing one never does anything but hurt you.

Virgo: stop looking over your shoulder for ghosts. They don’t have claws and their words can’t hurt you anymore. I swear to you, you are safe now. There is nothing more they can do. They are just tricks of the light when you really think about it. Time to really think.

Libra: Learn to be alone. You are the best company in the world and I wish you could see it. Start spending time with the person in the mirror instead of jumping around with everyone else. Being in their bed won’t stop the issues. They aren’t external. Because no one else can help you but you sometimes.

Scorpio: eventually the pain of what happened will fade. Eventually the fear will stop. I know it doesn’t feel like it but you need to remember that not even poison lasts forever. Eventually you’ll get immunity and things will heal. Give it time. Ride this out and you will be all the better for it.

Sagittarius: the scars on your wrist are always a reminder of everyone you ever left. I want you to know they have scars of you too. Your fingerprints are on every page of some people’s books and there is so much evidence of that. Evidence that you existed. That you had a life somewhere else. Can’t that be enough?

Capricorn : You are you and there is no other present or past. Stop thinking of all the bridges you could of saved or all the friendships mended. Or all the chances you didn’t take. What happened happened and you need to learn how to be okay with that. This obsession isn’t saving anyone. It’s just making it all worse.

Aquarius : You can’t find your way back home, and maybe that’s a sign to make a new one. A fresh start somewhere else where not everyone knows your face and not everyone can say your name. A place where every street doesn’t have memories down it. Because sometimes, starting over is all you can do.

Pisces: Stop letting their voice over rule your own. Because you should have a say in what’s happening to you. Speak up and make them listen for once because your voice is all you have. I know you can be loud. I know you can scream. You’re stronger than this.

—  This week’s horoscope

kariproductions  asked:

hey i want to know how many of THOSE tumblr people you see you know like fangirls of the people that you draw art and make animations for people telling you that what your drawing is wrong and you should stop that or you know death treats from some people i just want to know how much you have seen of that side of tumblr

As in seeing those kinds of messages in my inbox? I get none of that.  Probably cause people know I will call out on those types of people if I were to ever get asks like those.

being someone whos been on tumblr for 6 years, I’ve never had that issue, but I’ve seen how mean people can be towards other fan artists or people in general.  A lot of people will reply with it in an upset manner and thats something you can’t do is show them that it hurts you.  Best thing to do is not reply and reply to things that are more positive, its ok to call out people on their shit, but yeah thats just how I do it and I dont get hate at all cause of those reasons I guess c:

On The Supporting the Troops and the Israeli Double Standard

Everyone who is calling Israeli Gal Gadot a “shit human being” for posting a message supporting the IDF must also call every American movie star who wrote “support our troops” during the Iraq War a “shit human being." 

Do you see the double standard? And if not, are you blind? 

I realize tumblr is a place where we like to rush to judgment on people, but I’ve gotta say, supporting the troops in a country with COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE should be taken with a bit of a grain of salt. 

I’m also tired of people giving Hamas blanket immunity to criticism. Their rocket fire isn’t helping anyone. Just because they’re on the weaker and more wronged side doesn’t make them immune to criticism. Their "fire rockets at civilians all the damn time” strategy is not only ineffective, it’s counter-productive. 

I’m not going to call every person who supports their country’s military a “shit human being” when you consider the reality of how and why people end up in the military and the fact that even in scenarios where one side is clearly doing excessive damage to the other, both sides are capable of being enormous idiots and the people caught in the middle are still caught in the middle. I want a peaceful solution here and neither the current Israeli government or Hamas are going to make that possible with their extreme actions.

Again, military service in Israel is COMPULSORY. That means that every Jewish citizen who isn’t ultra-orthodox (for now), HAS to join the army. Men AND women. Not supporting the troops is like saying you don’t care about every damn kid in the country between the ages of 18-21. 

But, you know, they’re Israeli, so they’re evil by default. Unlike every other regime in the world that has oppressed a minority militarily like the United States, China, Russia, Turkey…

I don’t support the current Israeli government or its policies. But I’m also getting really sick of Israelis getting singled out and criticized for doing things that people in EVERY OTHER COUNTRY DO without getting their entire value as human beings criticized. 

So while I’m not going to say that being singled out for criticism makes Israel immune to criticism, I do have to say I agree with the people who wonder if there isn’t some double standard at play with how the media over-exposes what Israel does compared to what, say, Assad is doing right next door in Syria, or ISIS is doing to Christians, or what Turkey is doing to the Kurds, or what happened in Darfur, etc. 

For Palestinians, I completely understand their focus being zeroed in on the country like a laser. Of course they are. It’s their country and their people being attacked. The IDF is attacking them directly and they have a right to defend themselves against military targets.

But for everyone else, ask yourself WHY you are levelling a double-standard in judgment for THIS ONE COUNTRY. And ask yourself would you treat support of the US military any differently?

Think long and hard about your answer.