incredible that all this ruckus about “benghazi” is about the death of four american diplomats and not, you know, the illegal nato invasion and carpet-bombing of the country in which said city is located
You didn’t think too deeply about this did you? Of course not. If you were prone to thinking deeply about things… you probably wouldn’t be a Feminist, now would you?
I’m screaming “THAT’S THE POINT THAT’S LITERALLY THE POINT YOU JUST MADE THE EXACT POINT” at my computer screen right now.cappadocia being a dumb fuck as always
Men are fucking stupid… they prove it over and over.
What parents of color and “third-world”/Global South parents— and their children— must endure everyday.
North Africa - Dahia Al-Kahina - Jewish Warrior Queen
After the Fall of the 1st Temple many Jews went to what we now call North Africa - Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia primarily. The indiginous peoples there were called Berbers and most converted to Judaism. In the 7th Century - the Arab conquest was taking place and their most inspirational leader not only a Woman, but a Jew. Born as Dahia - Biblical name of Deborah - she was given the name by her Arab enemies of “Al Kahina” (of the Cohen tribe). The nomadic Jews had settled in the Aures mountains and it was the Jerawa woman named Dahia who fought and slew the enemy in 683 CE. 15 years later she was once again attcked by Egyptians - won again - and then recaptured Carthage (now in Tunisia) and ruled in triumph. However, she was overwhelmed in 702 CE by Arab armies who had retaken most of the Maghreb - North Africa. She convinced her 3 sons to convert to avoid death by the Arab General Hassan. She herself continued to battle them and was killed or executed that evening. Her sons were the first Jews to land with the Moslems on Gibralter and Spain.
40% of Republicans think Benghazi is the biggest scandal in US History: not Marines gunning down Vietnamese villagers, not the discovery of mass graves in Iraq, not the annexation of Hawaii, not the annexation of Native lands, not the internment of Japanese-Americans, not any of the lynchings of Black folks, Jews, Italians, Mexicans, and Chinese Americans, not the Colorado Coalfield War, not the Red Scare, not the Banana Wars, not slavery: not a million scandals that seem to define the United States.
I’d hate for anyone to think that Rey Chow accuses individuals of escaping from reality or some other such idealist bunk, but really she feared that miniaturized music (and all the other “miniaturized” media we use these days) would become the only thing modernity would deliver as respite from a social world that it turned to shit (or allowed to remain shit as the case may be).