“Sometimes I look at people and I make myself try and feel them as more than just a random person walking by. I imagine like how deep they’ve fallen in love, or how much heartbreak they’ve all been through.”
Theodor Severin Kittelsen (April 27, 1857 – January 21, 1914) was a Norwegian artist. He is one of the most popular artists in Norway. Kittelsen became famous for his nature paintings, as well as for his illustrations of fairy tales and legends, especially of trolls.
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
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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
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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.