We out here smoking cig’rits fer you, dawg.
I look forward to the day I can look extremely fucked up shit in the eyes and not say I’m used to it.
The fact that someone goes to the length of making a fake version of your blog and email just to send you spam is fucking hilarious.
“So if we’re picking sides I guess that I’m for every shitty three chord high school punk band”.
Dr. Steve Brule interviews his mom, Dorris Pringle-Brule.
"But then we’d be dead, Mommy …"
"But you’d be here.”
Probs never gonna dye my hair again because it just grows too fast.
Seriously, I could already cut to about a three and everything would be gone.
I like it, but fuck, man.
Watching the lunar eclipse, guys. Watch it with me and we won’t talk about it publicly.
Holy fucking propaganda, Batman. The begging and ending statements. The idea that The Arab-Israeli Conflict has a simple, non complex, single sided answer, and doesn’t exist only provides as a disservice to not only the lives lost through it, but also any chance it could come to an end. The fact is; Israel exists and that can’t just be thrown out the window, nor can the indigenous Arabic people who wish to have their own sovereignty. While the facts used in this are true, the opinions of it aren’t and are intentionally blurred into the facts. There have been massive blood shed by both sides, so it’s time for Devils Advocate.
Let’s start at The Great War, World War One. Under the rule of a crumbling Ottoman Empire (Modern day Turkey - The region of Palestine hasn’t had their own sovereign state in well over 500 years) which had faced over a hundred years of internal political upheaval, revolution, civil war, and states fighting for their own sovereignty. The Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers via proposed corruption when a joint, German officer led, naval attachment conducted a raid on Russia, whom declared it an act of war. Russian - Ottoman relations had been on a bitter strife for years over dealings pertaining to the region of Armenia and The Black Sea. Through the treaty system, this declaration of war brought Egypt into the picture, whom had backing from France, UK, and allied powers being a territory of The UK. Through various campaigns, WW1 ended with British troops holding territory through out the Sinai, Palestine, and Syria. The League of Nations (There was no UN yet) having been created by the winning side of WW1 proceeded to carve up the former Ottoman Empire (Now going through the Turkish War Of Independence) based through war time agreements between the allied powers, backed by Russia due to Russian - Ottoman relations. Russia at the time however was going through the Russian Revolutions, toppling the Tsarists regime followed by the Bolsheviks and eventually leading to Lenin leading the country. This lead to our next era, the post WW1 era.
Now, after WW1 The League of Nations split the remnants of The Ottoman Empire, giving France territorial control over the regions of modern day Lebanon and Syria, and The UK territorial control over modern day Iraq, Israel/Palestine, and Jordan decided through multiple factors including the Capitulations created by The Ottoman Empire through the previous hundreds of years. This is where some of the greatest Ideological conflict was created, as through out WW1 multiple conflicting agreements where made, from The Balfour Declaration, promising a Sovereign Jewish state in 1917, to agreements to create a large Arab state in support of an Arab revolt through The Ottoman Empire. Under British-Franco rule, the entire region began years of various civil wars and Independence wars leading to the eventual sovereign creations of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the territorial regions of Palestine. This all took place through 1918 to around 1950.
Before we go on, let’s just make some key issues clear. By this point in time in 2014, this is a blood feud. Through out the entire region. There is no place else in the world with such a diversity of cultures and peoples, where parts of whom have all conducted heinous, revolting, and sicking acts against fellow members of mankind. While not inductive on all of the members of any of the political, religious, and ethnic populations in the region, each has a history of groups or powers declaring for their cause and committing slaughters, war crimes, and routine genocide, be it Israeli, Palestinian, Arabic, Sunni, Shiite, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Jordan, Syrian, Lebanese, Egyptian, American, British, French, Turkish, Russian, or almost any other party or country of the region, or has had a role in the region. From ideological beliefs, to the lack of abundant resources in the region (think about the amount of fresh drinking water), to political stances and gains, there has been a vast history of massive amounts of conflict through out the entire region.
I think I’ll pick back up on this tomorrow, as it’s late and I don’t want to keep retelling history. The point is though, that I’ll eventually get to, write, and make better then remembering everything on the spot between midnight and two A.M. is that no, this is not a simple conflict. When viewed objectively, this is a problem that not only effects Israel and Palestine, but the entire region as it has for over fifty years, and has it’s roots planted for even longer. There is no ‘good side’, and there is no simple solution. It effects millions of people, and has caused thousands upon thousands of deaths on both sides, of which all are remembered and used to throw more fuel into the fire. It will never get solved through the spreading of propaganda, fire, and hatred, from both sides. It has been a conflict predating the creation of Israel since the fall of The Ottoman Empire.
It is no where close to this simple and it will never get solved without valid representation on all sides, and a willingness to move on with fair and balanced principles.
Even if that is a pipe dream.
You were right about three things. Very few people will ever be able to handle me. No, I don’t know how to handle happiness, it’s rare and always fleeting. And most importantly, no I don’t ever quit, if I knew how to I’d be dead by now.
You have no idea how happy it felt to scream that.
I don’t quit.
And I won’t join your 27 club.
Ramshackle Glory - Any Place (Growing Up):
“When I was a young man, I lived in New England. I was sleeping on porches. Well, okay, I guess I weren’t really sleeping. Officer, I know where we’re going by the way the cuffs shine. Hell, sometimes, home is any place that’s dry. Any place that’s dry. I was working on Main Street, washing rich people’s dishes. Get off, have some drinks with the waiters, fall asleep under county bridges. It was cold, it was wet, I would have sworn to you it was fine. Hell, sometimes, home is any place you find. Any place you find. A little bit older I moved across the country, running from old habits. Well, okay, I was running from most things. I swear that the desert’s going to be the end of me when I look in your eyes. Hell, sometimes, I think home’s wherever you die. Any place you die.”
on a scale of 1 to 10 regarding having a concussion i would probably say avoid that shit at all costs
Pro tip: never have four of them.
I don’t want to think or talk about today.
All I can think about is how bloody my hand is, and how everything is broken.
That point when you realize tomorrow is super important to how you spend your next year and you really should be sleeping. Then you realize it’s past three a.m. and you’ve been chain smoking in a garage for over two hours.