The UN Convention on Genocide [un.org]
This is exactly how I imagine imperialism and “The Great Game” worked. A bunch of people sitting around with sharpies drawing lines on maps.
(that’s from Ray Wylie Hubbard)
Last night it occurred to me that I should do some more arty Halloweeny stuff and Jornada Del Muerto is coming up on Thursday. Brilliant! No need to worry about Hallmark Halloween, I can do candy skull stuff. So, I mixed some of my candy skull zombie geisha prompts (yes, I have a portfolio of rendered zombie geisha, don’t you?) and my splashy ink prompt.
[Content Warning: AI Art, Nudity-ish, blood and gore-ish]
Actually, I barely celebrate any holiday, since I was a kid and noticed that capitalism has basically ruined them. I wear red for labor day, though, and nobody gets it.
Over on Daily Kos, I encountered someone proclaiming officially that it is anti-semitism to conflate the actions of Israel with the actions of nazis. I’d like to noodle around that idea a bit, because it makes me quite uncomfortable.
I used to play a lot of Diplomacy with the rest of my high school military history club.
With the number of ecosystems that are predicted to collapse, and species that will go extinct, the future is going to be a rapid-fire drumbeat of “this died” and “that died” and “the other thing died” interspersed with human populations going into panic when the thing that died is something people depended on.
Just a few news clips to illustrate a thing:
I’m sure that there will be many (some?) who argue with Mehdi Hasan’s analysis, that Hamas is at least partially a creation of the state of Israel.