The whole thing is fucked. I don’t support violence of any kind and I don’t think wars solve anything. I hate that terrorists are hiding behind civilians and innocent peoples’ lives are being taken right now. Over territories, over religion, over affiliations and conflicts that humans were born into. I hate that I was born into a country that pays millions and millions of dollars to fund this war and consequently the many deaths of uninvolved civilians and as Americans we’re watching from afar, or not paying any attention to it at all while taking selfies on a sunny, peaceful beach. It’s ridiculous! Born into it, wherever you stand. Just as these people were born into their lives in the middle east on one side of the Apartheid Wall or the other. They’re not directly involved in the actions their government decide to make, yet they are there, in the middle of a war. I have good friends from Israel who had to give years of their life to the military of their government. It was demanded of them. They had no choice at the time. They had no choice over the Occupied Territories, how the UN was involved, who had their homes taken from them, who was killed, their only choice was to oblige to their government’s call to serve the military, or jail. Now my friends have left Israel and the war is more intense than ever. Who can be Anti-Israel and so hateful of an entire country if you have not met an Israeli? A country is not it’s government, it is it’s citizens, yet we judge it on decisions and war crimes made by authorities, not the civilians. I think a lot of people are looking at this war from far away with a lot of speculations and opinions, but when it comes down to it why are we so focused on where to put the blame? I don’t think that saves lives. And all I can really think to do about it is spread love in the ways I know how to.
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