[Image: Facebook post by “Activists around the world for Palestine”.]
If anyone is talking to anyone from Gaza tell them to turn their locators and geographic coordinates OFF. Israel is targeting people who are reporting.”
You all better reblog this.m7madsmiry
Seriously! Signal boost!
— Franz Fanon (via the-uncensored-she)
Acceptable reaction to misogyny.
Shortly after bombing of Gaza got under way earlier this week, America’s oldest and largest LGBT magazine published an article on its website urging gay people everywhere to “stand in solidarity” with Israel.
Obnoxious as the article is, it adopts a familiar line: Israel supports gay people, so gay people should support Israel. Never mind the 100 dead in Gaza so far – it’s all in a good cause (allegedly):
"The fact [sic] is that Israel is absolutely critical for our nation [the US] and for the security and stability of the Middle East. We cannot afford for Israel to be anything but strong and secure, and this is particularly true for the LGBT community here in America and around the world."
The writer of this crap is 22-year-old James Duke Mason, a political activist in Hollywood and a grandson of the late film star, James Mason. Alarmingly, James Duke Mason is also described as “one of the 100 most influential LGBT people in the world”.
Mason’s article doesn’t explain how he knows that Israel is “absolutely critical” for the security of the US and the Middle East (as well as gay people, of course), but there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that Israel’s behaviour over the years has done considerable damage to the security of both the US and the Middle East.
as you can see class, we have come full circle back to pre-irony, or what memeologists refer to as Genuine Enjoyment