you know the short stumpy posts are always mine!
from a commenter in the new york times new travel section “The 44 Places to Go in 2009”; “There is an ancient Mongolian proverb, “While you are alive make as many friends as you can and while your horse is alive visit as many lands as you can”. It should have added “seek truth wherever you can”.”
he goes on to write that instead of going to a cabana on some inclusive exclusive beach, or another Hilton (ok ok im paraphrasing. he may not have the same chain hotel hatred i do), that we should instead go somewhere like egypt to see what an american supported genocide looks like. interesting. we know so little about what people think of us. is this what everyone thinks of us? he obvs has strong opinions in one direction. but still still. it makes me sad i do not hold a mirror up to myself and my society as much as i think i do…
more of his comments: “This article suggests many pretty sights. Go instead to Egypt and talk to the people about the Israeli genocide in Gaza and the West Bank. While the New York Times and other American media censor and propagandize the war on Gaza you can see and hear what the rest of the World knows. It is the only way you will get the truth about the ongoing, American supported, genocide. Learn who you are and how the world sees you. Visit Egypt while you can.”
maybe i will go model somewhere in the middle east. dont tell me mother. oh she will be scared.