woo boy here's a take for your Monday, fedi
"Coders Should Be Activists"
> Open-source developers could push for climate action or humanitarian causes, but instead, their code has remained a reliable bet for even the most egregious of corporations to use freely
The Nasir-ol-molk Mosque is a stunning place in Shiraz, Iran. Built in the late 19th century with a traditional five concaved design, it's decorated with lots of stained glass. The huge number of pink tiles in its interior design sometimes earn it the nickname of The Pink Mosque.
A blend of arabic and western aesthetics, the mosque has a design distinct from the traditional Persian style, with many colourful floral patterns rather than the turquoise geometric shapes seen elsewhere.
for a Jew, the equivalent of studying Satanism is studying Christianity
"I'm gonna read the Gospels"
"Are you OK?"
"You're headed down a dark path"
"I'm worried you don't know enough about Judaism to be able to contextualize what you read, and will just be corrupted by it. The dark arts are not to be studied lightly"
contemporary neonazism 101: "white genocide" is an antisemitic conspiracy theory that implicates Jews in a conspiracy against the white race and is actively being used to gun us down in synagogues as well as to target us for constant harassment. It is alluded to constantly in the everyday politics of Republican politicians
Judaism and afterlife
traditional Judaism does have an afterlife, but it's not what people typically think of. there's a purgatory, Gehenom, which is often inaccurately translated as Hell. you spend at most a year there, and then the vast majority of souls go on to Gan Eden (heaven/the Garden of Eden). those who aren't able to be purified, the truly wicked, the Jared Kushners of the world for example, just get annihilated.
antisemitism often comes veiled as something else, especially on the left
e.g. a Jew mocks the white genocide conspiracy theory, which directly implicates themselves and is used to target them for violence and harassment. the left-wing antisemite's response ignores the Jewishness of the person and the risk to physical safety that comes with a Jew making jokes about white genocide.
it's possible, and necessary, to hold Sanders' campaign accountable for this without being anti-Sanders
the whole "libertarian" psychedelic bro culture is at the center of the counterrevolutionary faux-anti-authoritarian crowd and bernie should keep his distance. Much of this crowd ia just misguided and should be brought further left, but endorsing their celebrity propagandists isn't helpful.
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Holocaust Survivors Recall Exact Day Holocaust Started Right Out Of The Blue https://www.theonion.com/holocaust-survivors-recall-exact-day-holocaust-started-1830685498
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:drake_dislike: medinat yisrael
:drake_like: am yisroel
IDF Soldier Recounts Harrowing, Heroic War Story Of Killing 8-Month-Old Child
like, hmm, maybe when everyone lied to me about how big important things like gender and sexuality and the economy and war and peoples' brains worked my whole life, the idea that the truth is something we somehow lost the ability to discern in 2016 because Russia is kinda
*gasp* the media and people in power could... lie to us? wow i can't imagine what that feels like
(((rootless cosmopolitan))), Wobbly, ancom, US.
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