yes! and more on (im)possibility…
Well, there are people who believe in realpolitik and who say: “There’s never going to be one state, there’s never going to be equality, there’s never going to be peace…don’t fool yourself. If you want to be political, get concrete and see what adjustments you can make in the current regime”. Then I just think, ok, what would it mean if we lived in a world in which no one held out for the possibility of substantial political equality, or for a full cessation of colonial practices - if no one held out for those things because they were impossible? People do scoff when you say right of return. I was at a meeting with Palestinians and Israelis where people said: “That will never happen.” So I said, “well it will not be taken off the table.”In fact in politics, sometimes the thing that will never happen actually starts to happen. And there have to be people who hold out for that, and who accept that they are idealists and that they are operating on principle as opposed to realpolitik. If there were no such ideals then our entire political sensibility would be corrupted by this process.
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fucking trinidad1 week ago
i just found out that when my brother and i were small my dad turned down a job he really wanted because it would’ve meant uprooting our family and moving us to trinidad
so instead i grew up in chino1 week ago
ponders distinct possibility of never again owning a car that doesn’t have “last sold in US” date associated with it2 weeks ago