Sai, certe volte penso di aver già provato tutti i sentimenti che potessi provare. E d'ora in poi non proverò più niente di nuovo, ma solo versioni inferiori di quello che ho già provato.
—  Her (2013)

Just imagine, Child Theo be like:
“why can’t i play with him, what’s wrong with my brother? Is he ill?
"Yes Theo, he is very ill, better you stay away from him”

And for the feels factor, here in german:
“Warum kann ich denn nicht mit meinem Bruder spielen, was ist mit ihm? Ist er krank?
"Ja Theo, er ist sehr krank, es ist besser du bleibst von ihm fern”

Totally worth it!

Jeg bruger stadig Gustavs Spotify-account. Fordi jeg kan. Så her sad jeg og hyggede mig og lyttede til David Bowie, da musikken pludselig skiftede til noget hardcore dødsmetal: det vil sige at enten Gustav selv eller Michael bruger hans Spotify-account samtidigt med mig. Jeg kunne vælge at kamuflere mig selv og bare gå på offline-mode… eller jeg kunne sætte noget andet musik på, så det også skifter på deres enhed. Så hvis det var Gustav, der troede, han skulle lytte til dødsmetal, så kunne han godt tro om igen: jeg satte Thomas Buttenschøns ”Dårlig Sex” på, og så væltede jeg om på gulvtæppet i latterkramper. Nu er jeg afsløret i stadig at bruge hans account, men det var så meget det værd. Musikken skiftede ikke tilbage til dødsmetal igen før efter lang tid efter det. Jeg håber virkelig, det var Gustav. Jeg har besluttet mig for at skifte til Dårlig Sex, hver eneste gang det sker fra nu af. Hvad vil du gøre ved det?! Din store taber. Haha!

How Herzl sold out the Armenians

He supported the brutal Ottoman sultan against them, believing this would get the sultan to sell Palestine to the Jews.

By Rachel Elboim-Dror May 1, 2015 | 3:04 PM

Theodor Herzl in Basel, site of First Zionist Congress. Photo by Central Zionist Archive/Courtesy Simon Wiesenthal Center

The Armenian question has occupied the Zionist movement since a mass killing of Armenians was carried out by the Turks in the mid 1890s – prior even to the First Zionist Congress. Herzl’s strategy was based on the idea of an exchange: The Jews would pay off the Ottoman Empire’s huge debt, in return for the acquisition of Palestine and the establishment of a Jewish state there, with the major powers’ consent. Herzl had been working hard to persuade Sultan Abdul Hamid II to accept the proposal, but to no avail.

“Instead of offering the Sultan money,” Herzl’s diplomatic agent Philip Michael Nevlinski (who also advised the Sultan) told him, “give him political support on the Armenian issue, and he’ll be grateful and accept your proposal, in part at least.” The Christian European countries had been critical of the murder of Armenian Christians at the hands of Muslims, and committees supporting the Armenians had been founded in various places, and Europe also offered refuge to leaders of the Armenian revolt. This situation made it very difficult for Turkey to obtain loans from European banks.

Herzl eagerly took the advice. He felt that it was appropriate to try any means possible to hasten the establishment of a Jewish state. And so he agreed to serve as a tool of the Sultan, by trying to convince the leaders of the Armenian revolt that if they surrendered to the Sultan, he would comply with some of their demands. Herzl also tried to show the West that Turkey was in fact more humane, that it had no choice but to deal with the Armenian revolt this way, and that it aspired to a ceasefire and a political arrangement. After much effort, he also met with the Sultan on May 17, 1901.

The Sultan hoped that Herzl, a well-known journalist, would be able to alter the Ottoman Empire’s negative image. And so Herzl launched an intensive campaign to fulfill the Sultan’s wish, casting himself as a mediator for peace. He established ties with and held secret meetings with the Armenian rebels, in an attempt to get them to stop the violence, but they were not convinced of his sincerity, and did not trust the Sultan’s promises. Herzl also made energetic attempts to this effect in diplomatic channels in Europe, which he was very familiar with.

As was his way, he did not consult with other Zionist movement leaders, and kept his activities secret. But in need of some assistance, he wrote to Max Nordau to try to recruit him for the mission as well. Nordau responded with a one-word telegram: “No.” In his eagerness to obtain the charter for Palestine from the Turks, Herzl publicly declared – after the start of the yearly Zionist Congresses – that the Zionist movement expresses its admiration and gratitude to the Sultan, despite opposition from some representatives.

Herzl’s chief opponent on this was Bernard Lazare, a French Jewish intellectual, leftist, well-known journalist and literary critic, who had fought prominently against the Dreyfus trial, and was a supporter of the Armenian cause. He was so incensed by Herzl’s activity that he resigned from the Zionist Committee and abandoned the movement altogether in 1899. Lazare published an open letter to Herzl in which he asked: How can those who purport to represent the ancient people whose history is written in blood extend a welcoming hand to murderers, and no delegate to the Zionist Congress rises up in protest?

This drama involving Herzl – a leader who subordinated humanitarian considerations and served the Turkish authorities for the sake of the ideal of the Jewish state – is just one illustration of the frequent clash between political goals and moral principles. Israel has repeatedly been faced with such tragic dilemmas, as evidenced in its long-standing position of not officially recognizing the Armenian genocide, as well as in other more recent decisions that reflect the tension between humanitarian values and realpolitik considerations.

anonymous asked:

HAHAHHA!! Elsker dine hævn posts! Keep up the good work!!

Jeg har også lagt nummeret ind på samtlige af hans playlister. Så dukker det forhåbentlig op, på et tidspunkt, når han har sat dem på shuffle. Haha! Jeg morer mig herligt herhjemme i min stue, imens jeg udspekuleret sidder og gnider mine små, onde hænder imod hinanden.