This Christian is arguing that homosexuality is fundamentally sexist. That the entire phenomena is a result of patriarchal society and homosexuality was invented to derive women of all rights, even their status in human relationships. The goal of homosexuality, they claim, is to make women unnecessary. Finally, they say that homosexuality is akin to rape.
The following is a list of fair and credible histories on Hizbullah as a religious group, political party, resistance organization, and social movement. I will continue to update the folder in the future.
- Channels of Resistance in Lebanon: Liberation Propaganda, Hezbollah and the Media by Zahera Harb
- Hezbollah: A Short History by Augustus Richard Norton
- Hezbollah: The Changing Face of Terrorism by Judith Palmer Harik
- Talking to Terrorists: Hezbollah by Mark Perry
- Hizballah: Terrorism, National Liberation, or Menace? By Sami G. Hajjar
- Hizbu’llah: Politics and Religion by Amal Saad-Ghorayeb
- Tragedy in South Lebanon: The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006 by Cathy Sultan
- The Shifts in Hizbullah’s Ideology: Religious Ideology, Political Ideology, and Political Program by Joseph Alagha
- Hizbullah’s Identity Construction by Joseph Alagha
- Hizbullah’s Documents: From the 1985 Open Letter to the 2009 Manifesto by Joseph Alagha
- Power, NGOs and Lebanese Television: a Case Study of Al-Manar TV and the Hezbollah Women’s Association by Victoria Firmo-Fontan
I’m almost certain that Hamas, under the hand of Egypt, is now completely beholden to US interests as they fall in line with other neoliberal Sunni governments like KSA, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, and other actors. Hizbullah remains one of the last anti-imperialist forces in the region.
If anyone would like to recommend books on Islam that have more of a spiritual and theological base than an academic base I would really appreciate it. I want to learn more about the religion outside of the socio-political framework I have focused on thus far. I would appreciate general non-sectarian texts for now. I’m worried that my preexisting biases in favor of Shi’ites as a result of my politics will make it impossible to ever objectively study Islam as a religion. Although, that might just be an excuse not to explore. Anyway, if anyone has any idea where I am right now and willing to help it would mean a lot.
Anonymous asked: Why do you think Rise of the Planet of the Apes is racist? If any animal would "rise up" it would be monkeys.
Growing up in Michigan I have heard time and time again that black people ruined Detroit. That they are incapable of civilization. That’s an extremely common belief in this state even among the “I’m not racist but” crowd. I had a teacher say, “We aren’t supposed to say this due to political correctness, but Detroit failed because of black mismanagement, violence, and laziness.”
Watching this movie that’s all I can think about. Black people have consistently been portrayed as monkeys in a process called animalization throughout history. So there’s that, but that’s not even what bothers me the most. Behind the scenes in this movie I see representations of slavery, race riots, black liberation movements and the civil rights movement in general, the MLK v. Malcolm X discourse in which only white people can determine what is acceptable black resistance, James Franco is a white saviour, and so on…
One scene in particular that bothered me was when a black police officer, who had previously been shooting at the apes, is now trapped in a plane and about to slide into the Bay. He reaches out to an ape for help and the eventual pan-Arab peaceful ape denies his request. The violent or terroristic ape not only denies his request but pushes him into the Bay himself.
the entire film is extremely problematic, but requires a more comprehensive review. I’m not sure if it would be my place to do such a thing as I know next to nothing about race in America, and I’m white.
never saw it, but is that the movie where native Africans are worshiping a bottle of coca cola?? :p
Nope, that’s The God’s Must be Crazy which is an excellent film that you should watch if you ever get the chance.
I’m in a hotel and I don’t know how to turn on the bathroom light. The only thing in there is his weird rectangle strip that’s glowing a scary neon green.
Anonymous asked: So why are you moving to the Yankee Occupied State of Tennessee?
My mom has a house down there so I’m going to spend my summer with her. I guess it’ll be nice living in the middle of nowhere next to the Smoke Mountains, but I don’t know… Her neighbor is in the KKK and there’s a hotel near her house with a sign that says, “If you’re black, don’t come back”. When she was looking at a house the landlord warned her that the neighbors were a “colored family”. The people in the town spend their summers training their kids how to use various weapons and they are preparing for another Civil War. Every time you meet someone they ask what church you go to. I guess everyone is missing their teeth because there is a huge meth problem. Just ugh. The city I live in now was ranked the most intelligent city in the US. So it is going to be a pretty big shock.
Anonymous asked: Not to make things worse... but considering your political viewpoints, interest and affection for Islam, and homosexuality... I think being a Yankee will be the least of your worries.
Well, aren’t you pleasant.