• ashinadash [she/her]
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    Just got done writing a short essay that sums up a bit about Zionism, the short history of Israel, pinkwashing and western imperialism. I did not say “another kkkracka down” or “death to america”, I did not say “workers of the world unite” or yell about pro-Hamas stuff, I basically kept it to the most digestible facts about the atrocities the Zionist entity has inflicted upon the people of Palestine and why all violence against Israel is self defense.

    My dad asked me “now why would gays support gaza? can you tell me that?” He has fucked around and is going to learn about finding out.

    • Rania 🇩🇿🏳️‍⚧️
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      looks at a destroyed city in Gaza and thousands of dead children
      “but what if you were gay in Gaza”- a person who doesn’t care about gay people outside of this

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        I know right, and when confronted with facts like these, just screeches about how it’s muh eebil theocratic regime or whatever. I asked him what he thinks of the church, lmao.

  • Anarcho-Bolshevik
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    Great news for me: I’m going to have a shorter life.

    Everybody is too busy to talk to me, finding clubs within walking distance is impossible, I can’t just knock on a neighbor’s door to ask if they want to talk, and I can speak from experience that attempting to befriend service workers is never a good idea. I’m all set!

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    How many times y’all think Putin has watched the clip of Biden calling him President of Ukraine?

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    Thank you everyone who participated on the Lemmy Canvas Palestine flag I started this morning

    The red arrow isn’t quite right (I’ll put the template settings under this comment) but that’s completely fine for now

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    can someone nuke orange site? there are people there arguing about nordstream 2 blowing up is russian plot. 🤣

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      That’s not much space to move around in. I could see how it would be much more fast paced.

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    Today I had a funeral of someone on my gf’s family side. The deceased was a very active Christian Evangelical believer and the funeral was in an Evangelical Church. I was raised a Catholic but haven’t been to church for a long time.

    The funeral consisted of Christian songs, prayers and bible readings. There were a lot of younger people (13-15 year olds) there. It surprised me that they all knew every prayer, reading and song front to back. Like, I couldn’t imagine any Dutch youth still so active in the church. But they exist, I guess. It’s the Bible Belt for a reason. Big cultural surprise, in my own country.

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    Am I being overly cynical, or is the Pope more of a celebrity than a politician?

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      since the church has no military/economic power, his influence is purely cultural so yes the pope is basically a celebrity.

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        Wouldn’t the Catholic Church be closer to a corporation in that sense? With all the churches they own and the land those churches take up. Granted, even within that framing, the pope is arguably still more celebrity than CEO, if only because there is such contention with the Catholic Church and trying to make any sort of decisions that have broad impact on Catholic practice risks another schism.

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    If England will win the Euro’s I’ll stop watching football. Seeing Harry Mouthbreather Kane lift the trophy will be my death.

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    How do you stay up to date with what’s happening in Burkina Faso? Any news sites I should follow?

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    Sometimes I think about the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and get sad over what could have been