Recently, the Education committee in the Israeli Knesset released the results of a survey among people of Israel. It revealed that some 20% of Arabs are not ready to have friends with Jews, while 44% of Israeli Jews are unwilling to have friends among Arabs. And while 36% of Arabs are not willing to visit a Jewish home, 63% of Jews are not willing to visit the home of an Arab. 10% of Israeli Jews are afraid of Arabs, while only 2% of Arabs are afraid of Jews. 28% of Israeli Jews express hatred of Arabs, while 14% of Arabs express hatred of Jews. 46% of Israeli Jewish students (from the ages of 15 and 18) believe that Arabs should not be given the same rights as Jews, and 20% of Jewish students consider the popular Israeli slogan “Death to the Arabs” is a legitimate and acceptable slogan.
PS: The study was covered in Al-Quds Al—Arabi by its correspondent in Nazareth. Of course, the New York Times was bush writing features about the buff and handsome and charming and fit and charismatic new leader in the Israeli racist Knesset.” —Asad Abukhalil (via jayaprada)
Who said that time heals all wounds? It would be better to say that time heals everything - except wounds. With time, the hurt of separation loses its real limits. With time, the desired body will soon disappear, and if the desiring body has already ceased to exist for the other, then what remains is a wound, disembodied.
Sans soleil, Chris Marker
His soil is rich enough for it. But this soil will one day be poor and weak; no longer will a high tree be able to grow from it.
Alas! The time is coming when man will no more shoot the arrow of his longing out over mankind, and the string of his bow will have forgotten how to twang!
I tell you: one must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star.
I tell you: you still have chaos in you.
Alas! The time is coming when man will give birth to no more stars. Alas! The time of the most contemptible man is coming, the man who can no longer despise himself…” —Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra
happens to my son
living within my skin
drinking my cells
his soft psyche turning cruel.
does he not remember
is half woman.” —from, nayyirah waheed
Then up to his shoulders in blue-grey milk
See Adam enter the steppe from paradise,
Restoring both to bird and stone
The gift of intelligent speech;
He recreated while they slept
Their palpitating names,
And now he breathes delirium of consciousness,
Loving, like soul, into grass.
- Steppe, Arseny Tarkovsky
- Greenstreet: What does love feel like?
- Žižek: Like a great misfortune, a monstrous parasite, a permanent state of emergency that ruins all small pleasures.
- Greenstreet: What is your favourite smell?
- Žižek: Nature in decay, like rotten trees.
- Greenstreet: Have you ever said 'I love you' and not meant it?
- Žižek: All the time. When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks.
- Greenstreet: What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
- Žižek: That life is a stupid, meaningless thing that has nothing to teach you.
- Greenstreet: Tell us a secret.
- Žižek: Communism will win.