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  • 1. Think of the last person who said I love

    antisocial person

    , do you think they



  • 2. Would you date an


    at the age you are now

    at the same time


  • 3. When’s the last time you were


     and happy

    the last person you talked to


  • 4. Would you ever smile at a stranger



  • 5. Is there someone because you’re dating/talking to the person you are?
  • 6. Have you heard a song that reminds you of  today?
  • 7. What exactly are you  right now?
  • 8. How often do you

     to ?

  • 9. Do you

    music  jeans or sweats more



  • 10. Do you think your life will change dramatically



  • 11. Are you a social or an



  • 12. Have you ever kissed someone whose


    name begins with the letter


  • 13. What about ‘R’



  • 14. Can you drive a stick shift?
  • 15. Do you care if people talk badly about


    you you


  • 16. Are you going out of  soon



  • 17. When was the last time  now  doing


  • 18. Have you ever told  you loved them?
  • 19. If you  change your  cried

     , would you

    before 2013


  • 20. Is there a


    who you would do absolutely everything for?

  • 21. Name something you about the



  • 22. Is it cute when guys  you on your


  • 23. Are you dating

    you’re having


  • 24. What are you sitting on


    right now?

  • 25. Does anyone regularly (other than


    ) tell you they love



  • 26. Have you ever wanted someone you



  • 27. Who was the last person talked to before you last night?
  • 28. Do you get a lot of  you


  • 29. Where is the shirt you are wearing from




  • 30. Does anyone



  • 31. Do you have any empty alcohol bottles hidden somewhere in your  you


  • 32. Do you like watching scary




  • 33. Do you want your



  • 34. If you had to  opposite

    one year of your life completely, which would  be



  • 35. Did you have a


     last night?

  • 36. When was the last time you told someone you

    expect to

  • 37. Do you think you’ll be

    went to bed
     in 5 years?

  • 38. Do you think someone has feelings for


  • 39. Do you think someone is


    thinking about  right now?

  • 40. Did you have a good day


  • 41. Think back 2

    supposed to be

    months ago; were you in a

    next 48 hours


  • 42. In the , will you hang out with a girl?
  • 43. Has anyone told you they don’t  you?
  • 44. What’s the best


    part about ?

  • 45. Do you have any


     on your Facebook?

  • 46. Do you ever pass notes to  your feelings


  • 47. Do you replay things that


    have happened in your head



  • 48. Were you  over the last ?
  • 49. Is your life


    anything like it was ?

  • 50. What are you

    had a conversation with  ?

  • 51. Do you hate the last



  • 52. Are you nice to


  • 53. Have you ever liked someone you didn’t



  • 54. Do you think you can last in a


    relationship  and not cheat

    two years ago


  • 55. Are you good at hiding  boyfriends


  • 56. Do you think you like  pictures


  • 57. Have you kissed someone whose name starts with a ‘J’?
  • 58. Do you prefer to be friends with

    guy girls or  your friends in school


  • 59. Has anyone of your friends ever seen you



  • 60. Do you hate




  • 61. How’s your


  • 62. Is there something that

    want to ever  in your past that you hate talking about



  • 63. Have you ever  over a



  • 64. Who is probably talking a load of crap about you right now

    for 6 months


  • 65. Are your


     painted pink?

  • 66. Will your next kiss be a mistake



  • 67. Girls love it when  cry; correct



  • 68. Have your pants ever fallen down in  cry


  • 69. Who was  you were on the phone



  • 70. How do you look

    your complete self


  • 71. Do you have  you can be  around

    right now


  • 72. Can you commit to one person

    aggravated you


  • 73. Do you have someone of the

     sex you can tell everything to?

  • 74. Have you ever felt  your friends


  • 75. Did you  relationships



  • 76. Are you a  person?
  • 77. Are  

    wake up

    ever worth it?

  • 78. Anyone you’re giving up on



  • 79. Currently wanting to see  your door at 3AM


  • 80. Name something you have to do



  • 81. Last person you cried in front of



  • 82. Is there  you will never




  • 83. Do you think the person you have  for is

    were with

     of you?

  • 84. If the person you wish to be with

     you, what would you be  right ?

  • 85. Are you over your past

    the last person




  • 86. Have you ever


    liked one of your best friends of the opposite ?

  • 87. Is there anyone you can tell


  • 88. If your first true

     knocked on your door with apology and


    , would you



  • 89. So, the last person you kissed just happens to arrive at


    ; do you let them in



  • 90. Have you ever

     someone who  hated?

  • 91. Will you be in a relationship in 2  love


  • 92. Is there anyone you know with the name



  • 93. Have you ever kissed a  lies


  • 94. Were you in a relationship in ? How was it ?
  • 95. Were you happy with the person you liked in March?
  • 96. Don’t tell me

    Matthew, is the last person you texted attractive



  • 97. Who do you have  from



  • 98. If the person you like says they like someone  in January your profile

    , what would

    in your profile

    you say?

  • 99. Have you ever kissed someone older than

    delete ?

  • 100. Who’s

     picture with ?

okay I understand these are borderline incomprehensible but please ask me them anyway I want to try answering them


Quick! Youre on chopped, the basket ingredients are




Proscuitto, pirate berry cereal, smoked white cheddar, and nyquil. What do you make?

people seem to all be responding to this post with the same train of thought: prosciutto and cheese sticks, fried in cereal breading, nyquil sauce on the side. but do you know what counts against you in chopped? lack of creativity. congratulations, every single one of you with the same hivemind answer just got voted out. not to mention the concept of a nyquil sauce on cheese sticks (smoked cheese especially) is fucking appalling. and if you can’t taste the nyquil, that’s also grounds to get voted out.

take it from a fucking crocker, there isn’t anything that can’t be made into a good meal. especially this? at it’s base, all of these are strong, hearty flavors. not necessarily ones i’d opt to pair and i try not to make a habit out of cooking with menthol, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be made to work. 

i’m gonna hit this with a double feature, because i want this meal to happen. trying to force all possible basket ingredients into the smallest conceivable physical space, as is the case with the cheese stick ideal, may get the job done but like i said, it’s gonna taste like shit. breaking it into separate parts will cut you a little closer on time, but the dish itself will be better and your presentation will take a heavy bonus.

so here’s what you do.

take a two tablespoons of nyquil and put it in a small saucepan with two parts water to one part nyquil and pinch of salt. tiny, my man. a quarter teaspoon, maybe. let it steep over a low broil for 5 or so minutes* or until the water starts to take on a greenish tint. don’t stir it. separate the thicker part of the syrup from the ugly menthol-tinted water like you’d take out an egg white. dump the syrupy bit, but keep what is now a nyquil extract in the saucepan. 

take that off the burner and let it cool to room temperature and put it into a small bowl; mix it in with a dash of real mint, three teaspoons of lemon juice, a tablespoon of white wine vinegar, two teaspoons of honey, another teaspoon of salt and a half cup of olive oil. this little vinaigrette will serve the purpose of a standard mint, save for that glaringly artificial taste that there’s no fucking way you’re going to be able to avoid cooking with nyquil anyways. it’s the difference between real oranges and orange gummies, but since the hors d’ouvre we’re making is primarily sweet anyways, it won’t hurt anyone to slide into the candy-like flavor realm.

*while your extract is steeping, make the most of your wait time and peel and cut a few slim wedges of ripe sweet melon. personally, i prefer charentais, but the best the chopped pantry will probably have is gonna be canteloupe. (honeydew works too, but it harshes the color scheme.) half your wedges once you get them out into a nice finger-food size. you should still have time to strip your prosciutto into inch/inch and a half wide strips, but if you don’t, you can take that on while the saucepan is cooling.

once your vinaigrette is done and mixed, toss your melon wedges in it until they’ve got a nice, sweet sheen over ‘em, and then wrap the seasoned wedges in the prosciutto. this is an italian classic, and it’s super easy. like i said before, the artificial taste of the nyquil will give this a slight twinge of tasting more like a snack, but overall, it’s still a great appetizer. if you do it right, this is high marks city. 

“oh, fucker, but you didn’t even touch the berry cereal or the cheese!”

you are absolutely fucking right. because you know how bad it would’ve tasted if i did? i’m giving you the benefit of the doubt and assuming you don’t. so here’s the long-awaited fabled part two.

from the pantry, you’re gonna need some good apples. they don’t specify which wood the cheese was smoked with, but i’m going to assume it was hickory as that tends to be the favorite for cheddar flavors? so you can compliment the hickory smoke with a tart apple that’s got a sweetness to it – honeycrisp or braeburn are gonna be on the money.

put a whole apple (not peeled or cored, but make sure to take the stem off), a cup of apple cider vinegar, a cup of water, a cup of sugar, a tablespoon of salt, two teaspoons of cinnamon, and a tablespoon of lemon juice into the food processor and light that shit up. put your mushy applesauce-style mix into a large, wide pan into it until it caramelizes and evens out. it’s butter now.

now take two cups of berry cereal and take the actual berries out. with a mortar and pestle, grind up those weird yellow square bits into cereal dust. cut 6-8 slices from a thin loaf of french bread, brush the crusts in olive oil, and roll vertically in the cereal dust. once the outside of the bread has a second crust of cereal around the outside, arrange all of the pieces on a non-stick cooking pan. (you won’t use all of them in your plating, but it never hurts to have a little extra in case they burn on the edges or something gets fucky.) 

take the apple butter you made and spread it thinly but evenly over the bread slices. cover them with a layer of folded prosciutto, a layer of thin apple slices, and a layer of sliced smoked cheese. bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the bread (and cereal) is golden brown. 

plate on a flat square dish with one baked cheddar and apple butter tea sandwich fixed to one corner, your prosciutto-wrapped melon wedge in the opposite corner with the core-curve facing the center of the plate. accent the sandwich side with two apple slices forming an angle, and divide the plate with a colorful drizzle of the nyquil vinaigrette and a mint leaf.

last, but most certainly not least. while you’re on chopped, in that cute little cutscene after your plates have been served and you’re monologuing your final thoughts before the judges try your food,

look directly into the camera and invite tumblr user @tedallen to suck your dick.

Jesus christ, you win all of chopped.
Are you happy? Are you happy the network canceled chopped because of you? Unbelievable. Well, take your pants off, let’s go.








What do we think about watermelon sets!? I like the way them turned out…little chunks of watermelon lol. And the red has little black glitter inside for the seeds 😉

I’m sorry but I’m eating these

DM: pls do not eat the dice

Player: someone ate all your dice

“Roll to eat.”

“Natural 20.”


“I regret letting you do this”

“d8? More like d-ate, am I right?”

I feel every step of this after “watermelon dice” is a bad rpg idea. Congratulations!

(informed of by @johnnyrico


House on the Rock Day




Soooo many pictures. Too many for the Twitters, so I’m dusting off the ol’ Tumblr.

In anticipation of next season’s American Gods, my girlfriend and I visited the House on the Rock. It’s a little hard to explain, but here’s the short version: an architect/engineer climbed up a rock and built Frank Lloyd Wright’s worst nightmare. It struck Neil Gaiman so deeply he included it as a critical location in American Gods, and it’ll be featured in season 2 of the Starz series.

So we went. Behold.

This was what greeted us when we pulled up: a ¾ full parking lot, and a big one at that. I was a little surprised; Gaiman’s descriptions of the place gave me a seedier, hole-in-the-wall vibe, but this looked like some mid-level theme park entrance. Hmm. 


We started the tour and ventured around … and I was starting to think we came to the wrong place. Sure, the statue in front was kind of iffy, and some of the rooms looked a little retro, maybe gauche … but not the mindfuck I had anticipated.


Then … then we came to the Infinity Room.


… um. Okay. Hey, there’s a glass floor at the midway point, what’s under ther–


What are those, bushes? Wait … treetops?



(It also creaks and sways. I thought it was just an old house, not a FUCK YOU CLIFF OF DOOM.)

Once back on solid ground, we found a door.


After that, shit got … weird.


I call this the Impractical Rejected Weapons from Fallout 3 collection.


Including a literal HAND CANNON. What the what?




This is getting unsettling.


The pooping dog piggy bank’s eyes won’t stop following me.


Ooohhhkay … hey, look!  Another one of them doors!


I wonder what’s behind this–


… well, I would have never guessed “replica American Main Street inside a house.” You win this round.


“I wish I was BIG.”


And because why the hell not, he’s a goddamned carnival pipe organ.


Then we came to this sign.


What? Bullshit. Bullshit you have a whale in this house. I will *shit myself* if you have a whale in th–












“I have seen some shit.”

And after the whale was just menagerie after menagerie of random audacious bullshit.


“Hello, I’ll be waiting in your closet tonight.”




Okay, this made me smile.


Fun fact: Burma Shave ads were the precursor to WTFIWWY.


Wait, where is that noise coming fro–

Oh yeah! There’s a HUGE assortment of these weird mechanical music machines assembled from real instruments, electronics, pneumatics, and madness.

But it doesn’t stop there.


Then we stumbled on the “Abominations in the Sight of God” section.


And at the very end … this. If you’ve read American Gods, you know *exactly* what this is. If you’re only watching the show, consider this spoilers for season 2.

Then we went outside, and there was a kitty.

I petted the kitty.


The end.

Bonus: Here is a machine that perfectly replicates the sound of Steve Martin falling down a flight of stairs.

Never doubt me again…?

years before i was born, my parents went on vacation with very dear friends–another couple and that couple’s then-infant son. they decided to go to house on the rock.

deep inside the house, the husband in that couple had this sudden primeval sense of “get the baby away from this evil” so strong that he bolted, without telling anyone 

they looked around and suddenly dave and the baby were just gone

we were laughing when he told this story, until we saw the pictures

Understanding the AHCA (from a disability perspective)



I try to keep this blog pretty neutral on political issues, however I am also becoming increasingly aware of the general public’s gross misunderstanding of why ADAPT and other disability groups are protesting so prominently against the senate’s healthcare bill- and it’s a lot more complicated than preexisting conditions and losing insurance.

If you can make it through this, there are cute puppy photos of VSEPR at the end (from when he was an 8 week old ball of fluff). 

I will start by saying I, like everyone, am quite biased on this subject. I am disabled, I am involved with several disability advocacy groups, disability activism groups, and disability coalitions. I am close to people with all sorts of disabilities. And many of them are a part of the community doing wonderful work because of medicaid

There’s a perception that institutionalizing people with disabilities (physical and mental) is a thing of the past. And that institutions and nursing homes are significantly safer and more dignified than they were “way back when”. Neither of these are true, and a big part of whether someone who is disabled is a part of the community or is locked away in an institution has to do with where you live and your access to medicaid.

Medicaid is the primary insurer of low income individuals and individuals with disabilities, and almost half of children born in the US. Without the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare), it is often the only insurer for people with disabilities

On a federal level, medicaid must cover the cost of a nursing home, but individual states can elect to offer what are called waivers for home-care for “non-skilled” and “skilled” medical care. “Non-skilled” is typically an aide who helps an elderly person or person with a disability function in the community but not providing skilled nursing. This can look like anything from helping someone with a physical disability dress and feed themselves to transporting someone to community events to attending doctors appointments to simply using the bathroom. “Skilled” care might be an in home nurse for maintaining IVs and IV medication or nutrition, in home physical therapy, helping with feeding tubes, or any number of other things an individual may not be able to do effectively by themselves. These services are what allow many disabled people and elderly people to stay in their homes and a part of their community. Private insurers generally do not pay for these services long term. Disabilities, however, exist long term.

Without medicaid waivers, becoming significantly disabled and not having access to a very dedicated family or an enormous amount of money to pay for these services means you are sentenced to live in an institution, away from the community. 

The federal government is not saying “no” to waivers with the AHCA, they are restructuring the way they pay for medicaid. Rather than reimbursing states for how much medical care actually costs, the federal government would only pay a set amount per person (like a block grant). So, states that currently offer waivers would no longer be reimbursed for those waivers and often don’t have the budgetary means to offer them. This means that more and more people with disabilities will likely lose their access to the community and ability to live independent, dignified lives if the AHCA is passed. I, and most of the protesters, believe the right to get dressed and go to work, use the restroom, and be bathed without being institutionalized is a basic right that should be protected by the federal government. The AHCA deeply threatens that.

This is just one aspect of why this bill scares me and so many other people with disabilities. The bill and the issues surrounding it are complex and take years to understand. There are many problems with insurance and our healthcare system and medicaid is no exception, but in my opinion, gutting medicaid is not the right answer.

Help us be a part of society and contribute by educating yourself on this and expressing to your representatives how you think they need to vote to protect your community’s needs. 

And as promised, puppy pictures:


It is not ~only natural~ to suddenly have to be taken out of your home, away from your independence, family, friends, pets, etc., because of who you are.  American society largely thinks it is, but it’s not.  Losing these things is devastating to anyone.  It’s also totally unnecessary.  There is nothing magical about  places like nursing homes and other institutions that make them provide something that can’t be provided to us in our own homes.  We’ve just been culturally conditioned to believe there is.  I’m on my state’s developmental disability Medicaid waiver program and everyone here is scared shitless of what could happen, both to disabled people and to the jobs of the people who currently provide us services.  (My home care agency is one of the largest employers in the county. This stuff affects (both disabled and nondisabled) staff, case managers, administrators, etc., not just (disabled) clients.)  Disabled people are often the first people who start dying (and putting us in institutions kills us faster, this is known – even aside from the other things we stand to lose, of which I’m not sure if losing my cat or my freedom is worse) as a result of budget cuts when times get tough in a country.  Wherever you live, don’t let us disappear without a fight.  We are not tragic figures who need to accept that we’ll live in institutions forever and/or die before our time because that’s Just How Things Are.  We’re people just like you who it harms just as much to forcibly imprison us against our will just because of how our bodies/minds work, and if you don’t think that’s what it means you aren’t paying close enough attention.  

All of us have been brainwashed to some degree to accept this state of affairs but it is in no way normal, natural, inevitable, or right.  I am still angry that when I was a young child, my neighbor disappeared forever and was sundered from most of her family relationships in any real way, and nobody thought there was anything massively messed up about this.  She had severe MS that came on suddenly.  She never left the nursing home.  Her family occasionally visited her.  People think this is normal, so they get sad, but they don’t often get mad.   People think that our disabilities are to blame, that this is the only “cost effective” way we can exist, and that “cost effectiveness” is an okay way to judge ethics even though we don’t judge other accommodations for the limitations of nondisabled people that way.  

(Don’t believe me?  Calculate up how much money is spent on walking people who expect chairs and benches to appear every single place they go, on sighted people who need lighting to navigate in the dark, etc.  That’s not a joke, it costs a crapload of money but since they are accepted by society as normal, nobody forces them to live in special places that are the only places that have lights or chairs.  Nobody then blames them for being unable to handle a world with no lights or chairs – the world outside these few special institutions that have funding to give them lights and chairs. If this sounds ridiculous to you, it is – but it’s equally ridiculous to act like having a feeding tube or a wheelchair means you need to live in a special designated place for people with feeding tubes and wheelchairs, away from everything and everyone familiar that you care about.)

So please. If you’re sleeping here, wake up to the fact that none of the way disabled people are treated by most of American society is even slightly inevitable. Wake up to the fact that there are already alternatives – these are not a hypothetical utopian world, they exist now.  And don’t go back to sleep.  Don’t watch us die and get disappeared into institutions – both are already happening and can happen more – and do nothing about it.  Unlike most oppressed groups, disabled people are a group that anyone can join at any time in their life with no warning at all.  And whether we were born this way, acquire disabilities, or both – we are still human, we still have all the same innate wishes for life that everyone else does, and it still harms us just as much to decide that we’re not capable enough for normal society and need to be put away for our own good or to avoid becoming burdens or other BS.  And this state of affairs is not a tragic and sad inevitability, but rather an injustice, a horribly widespread crime against humanity, that needs fighting, fixing, and changing.  And needs to be prevented from getting worse and worse.

I know it is hard to face this.  I know that denial is easier – especially if you’re not disabled and think that if you just do such-and-such a thing it will never happen to you.  Especially if your fear of disability is still bound up with a fear of death – since so many treat the two as nearly identical, or disability as innately worse than death (so why help us live good lives, that’s ~impossible~, right?). Just please, please pay attention and do something.  Even if you’re not disabled now, likely you or someone you are close to will be within your lifetime, and wouldn’t it be better not to have to fear being abandoned or institutionalized (or both at once) when the inevitable disability happens?  And not to have such a fate treated as the sad but inevitable thing you must accept as a consequence of changes in your body that you had little to no control over?


McCabe’s description of the Eschaton as a Revolution (and in fact, in a very real sense, the One Revolution which all human efforts have been more or less incomplete imitations of) I think is a very helpful way to bridge between two unsatisfactory approaches in Christian eschatology (a point he makes specifically). 

1. Somewhat unfairly identified with post-millenialism, there’s a view that the work of the Church builds up to the kingdom of heaven, preparing the way for the right state of things for Christ to return. 

2. Somewhat unfairly identified with pre-milleniialism, alternatively holds that we cannot anticipate or know when Christ will return, which makes the notion of any particular “building-up-to” the kingdom incoherent and in a certain sense works-righteousness. 

McCabe’s analogy of Revolution to the eschaton bridges between these two posiitions: All revolutions that we experience emerge from concrete historical situations both good and bad, and they could not be the things that they were (and are) without that history. But nonetheless, a revolution by definition was not understandable before the actual event in question, and thus it could not be “read” out of history, it might be predicted but it could not be described. 

Thus, we have an example of an event which simultaneously involves human activities (and, insofar as the Church has the presence of One who is this Revolution imparted to us in word and sacrament, we have at least some guidance about what we should do to lay the groundwork for this kingdom). But since the revolution cannot be understood, no particular set of circumstances, whether good or bad, should lead us to believe that Christ will come back becaue of such and such, because we simply do not have enough information, and in fact it looks like both things we might consider signs of progress AND things which we consider signs of destruction and “regress” are both signs of the end in equal measure. Presumably, that is because we don’t yet know what actually contributes to this revolution, since it has not been fully revealed. 







Once again, telling a queer Persian Jewish woman her public Jewishness is “problematic” or a somehow statement on Israel is bigotry 101.

So from what I’ve seen this isn’t about being Jewish, it’s about Zionism. According to the people there, some of whom were themselves Jewish, the removal of two people occurred (after a couple hours of discussion) because it was a statement on Israel.

A Jewish observer’s perspective

A Native witness’s view

Statement by For The People, “a radical squad of Black artists and artists of color in Chicago” in their own words

Note that the last two of these go into a bit of detail about the discussion, which doesn’t match up with OP’s recounting of it.

there were two hours of dialogue, much of which involved Jewish queers challenging those who were ultimately asked to leave about their decision to promote a zionist agenda at a pro-Palestine event.

On June 24, a group of marchers at Dyke March carrying rainbow flags with a blue six-pointed star in the center were approached and engaged by both Palestinian and Jewish anti-Zionist participants of the march. These individuals wanted to find out more about the intention behind the flags, as they are often seen at Israeli pride parades, are widely used in pinkwashing efforts, and were visually reminiscent of the Israeli flag due to the color and placement of the star.

And here’s the statement from the other woman who was kicked out, on the site for a Zionist group she leads, which also corroborates the above

Okay, first of all, that FTP statement is one of the most anti-Semitic things I’ve ever read that didn’t come from Stormfromt, so you’re not helping yourself by using that to make your point.

Secondly, you obviously didn’t read this woman’s account of what happened. She clearly states that she was only trying to be public in her Jewish identity and nothing else—she specifically told them she had no interest in promoting Israel or anything else other than her own Judaism and they STILL made her leave.

Finally, the quote you provided explains exactly why this was anti-Semitic and not anti-Zionist.

“On June 24, a group of marchers at Dyke March carrying rainbow flags with a blue six-pointed star in the center were approached and engaged by both Palestinian and Jewish anti-Zionist participants of the march. These individuals wanted to find out more about the intention behind the flags, as they are often seen at Israeli pride parades, are widely used in pinkwashing efforts, and were visually reminiscent of the Israeli flag due to the color and placement of the star.”

The fact that they saw a Star of David on a pride flag and decided they needed to quiz the people holding them because they “might be Zionists” is the entire problem. The Magen David, regardless of placement or colour is NOT an Israeli symbol, just a Jewish one, and if you see one and feel the need to question the person holding it to make sure they’re the “right kind of Jew,” then you’re an anti-Semite.

Did you see the news story about the kid who got kicked off a plane for speaking Arabic to his mother on the phone because the other passengers felt “threatened” by it? And then they tried to blame him for the situation because he turned out to be a YouTuber who had done videos in the past where people were confronted for reacting to situations with Islamophobia, which everyone took to mean that he was at fault and that the passengers and the airline weren’t responsible for their bigoted reactions? Well, this is effectively the same situation.

Arabic is just a language. The Magen David is just a Jewish symbol. Applying political meaning to their usage is small-minded and prejudiced. WHY IS THIS HARD.

So… I’m not sure if we’re applying the same context. The Star of David on a pride flag is usually white to maximize contrast with the stripes. Flying a blue Star of David at an explicitly pro-Palestine event is… suspect, to say the least. I’m not surprised that anti-imperialist-Israel folks, Palestinian and Jewish alike, would question that. And it’s not like they went straight to the political meaning, they asked about it. Asking questions is definitionally the opposite of unchallenged prejudice.

So please, tell me then, what does this march do for other, actually flat out imperialist flags made for pride like imperialist-American flags? From what I’ve heard, like most marches in general, they do absolutely nothing whatsoever.

We’ve already seen LGBT Muslims with the crescent on their pride flags asking – since that symbol can also be found on oppressive, imperialist flags – why they aren’t being asked and inquired as to whether or not they support those regimes? Why only Jews with the Magen David? Really and truly, we are curious for a somehow NON prejudicial answer… we have yet to hear anything come close to validity, but maybe you’re the one to clarify this for all of us? 👀

Asking questions can also be done in a very high pressure, “there are no right answers, you’re on trial here” kind of way.

It’s plausible deniability: people specifically do this so that later, they can say, “we were just asking! We gave her every chance! I thought it was GOOD to ask questions instead of just assuming!”

It’s pretty plain from the description above that people were speaking over her, intimidating her, and very much not “just asking questions.” On top of the points people already made upthread.