I cannot begin my short predatory note to this book without offering a silent bow of thanks to writers like charles dickens, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, victor Hugo, and others who, like Saree Makdisi, have had the courage, patience, will, and love for humanity to endure the suffering of knowing what is happening to horrifically abused people in dire need if the world’s attention, and to write about them - Alice Walker, preface to “Palestine Inside Out” by Saree Makdisi
"What changes the world? Bearing witness to the Truth"
- Ren's little bro - Liat: Why do you guys always look at pictures of girls?
- Ren: Twerp get out of my room.
- Me: What are you talking about?
- Liat: :points at screen: Her! You guys always just look at pictures of her and talk about her clothes!
- Ren: Kate Middleton?!
- Me: Yeah so?!
- Liat: Doesn't that make you like, lesbians? If you're both completely obsessed with another girl..
- Ren: She's not just a "girl" she's a duchess!
- Me: Yeah you noob! It's called a girl-crush! We appreciate her style and grace!
- Liat: Les
- Ren: ... go die ...
- Me: ... die alone ...
“That’s the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life.” —Chuck Palahniuk (via metaconscious)
“I knew that I had a role to play: I realised that my historic mission was as a warrior in the inevitable battle between oppressors and oppressed, exploiters and exploited. I decided to become a revolutionary in order to liberate my people and myself.” —Leila Khaled (via frompalestinewithlove)