"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.””
some things i’d like to point out, because a lot of people seem to be confused:
- THIS ISN’T A HOAX OR A FANVID! star trek renegades is a project headed by Tim Russ (Tuvok) and other members of the cast and crew of previous incarnations of Star Trek to continue a Star Trek narrative for webisodes
- Star Trek fans raised the entire budget for this trailer by themselves! this is the first teaser, and if i’m not mistaken, there’s going to be a longer trailer/pilot episode released in the future.
- THE GOAL IS TO GET FUNDING FOR THIS TO BE MADE INTO A WEB SERIES—THEY STILL NEED FUNDING
- thIS IS UP TO US TO SUPPORT AND GET THIS MADE BEYOND A PILOT EPISODE! HERE’S HOW TO HELP
- you can support star trek renegades through their twitter, facebook, and official website (AND OF COURSE ALSO VOICING YOUR SUPPORT OF IT!)
Omg I can’t breathe. I’m too fucking excited. Take it, take ALL MY MONEY and make this a thing
Ok yeah. you have to give money, it’s the law
HOLY FUCKING SHIT
GIVE ME MY SECTION 31 RIGHT FUCKING NOW YOU ASSHOLES
gifs that don’t make sense are my favourite thing like
back?!! bACK?!? it neVER LEAVES!!!! THIS GODDAMN POST WILL HAUNT ME FOREVER
Weird doesn’t always equal charming.
It can! But sometimes it’s just weird and off-putting.
Addendum: sometimes the off-putting kind of weird is hella useful. Keep it in your toolbox, but be aware.
The only one I would perhaps raise a bit of a question to as being not totally ridiculous is the whole “who are they to preach us morals” bit. Of course Israel does enough immoral things that that argument is a bit hollow, and most of the offenses that are usually mentioned are far in the past (and the people who did the offending have at least tried to make amends in some way or another), but it is true that part of the reason why Israel gets so many censures in the UN (more than any other country) is various oppressive regimes trying to shift attention away from their own human rights records ( which are often much worse than Israel’s). Still, like I said, it’s still a fairly ridiculous argument (just a bit less silly than the other ones presented by the little kids).
I’ve loved this clip for a long time now! I have to admit, I’m always a fan of satirizing what my dad would call “hasbaritis” and Eretz Nehederet, an Israeli sketch comedy and mock news show (think a combination of SNL and the Daily Show) is spot on, as it so often is.
As for the “who are they to preach us morals,” I’m going to agree with you that a) the hypocrisy is real and b) it is a truly hollow argument. Saudi Arabia committing human rights abuses hardly gives a free pass for Israel to commit them as well. It’s not as if those abuses makes Israel’s any less real.
This video highlights something I find truly disturbing in Israeli society and that is not, in fact, limited to the right wing: the idea that hasbara, Hebrew for “explaining” but here meaning PR, is the solution to the conflict. Israel believes that they have bad PR and that that is why they keep getting condemned by the international community and many believe that combatting that with positive public relations campaigns is more important than addressing the abuses it commits against the Palestinians and other Arabs of Israel/Palestine.
I love that video, and a whole lot of what Eretz Nehederet does. I’d go the extra mile, though, and say the hypocrisy is real not just between Israel and its neighbors, but Israel and the United States. When your country creates more refugees and dead bodies in a decade than Israel has in six, maybe you should think for a second before calling other people Nazis.
Criticism of Israel is relevant, mind you. Just, y’know, perspective.
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do you seriously have a crush on Paul McCartney pls leave my blog
A teenager. Right now. Has a crush on Paul McCartney. That is equally horrifying and awesome. Fucker still has it.
You mean equally AWESOME and awesome.
At the grocery store. Orange juice was available as:
- No Pulp
- With Pulp
- MORE Pulp
- LOADED With Pulp
They did not have the other levels which are, in order of increasing pulpitude:
- Loaded With Even More Pulp
- Extra Loaded With Lots Of Pulp
- Holy Shit, That’s A Lot Of Pulp
- Seriously. There’s A Lot Of Pulp In This Motherfucker.
- Stop Fucking With Me. Who Would Want This Much Pulp?
- I’m Not Fucking With You. There’s So Much God Damned Pulp In This Sumbitch That You Should Forget A Straw Because You’ll Need A Fucking Ladle.
- Screw The Ladle. Get A Carving Knife.
- No Longer Juice. Slightly Damp Pulp.
- An Orange
Wait there’s a new pulp level?!?!?!?!