remembering how in high school i was taught about the israel & palestine thing and it was very heavily pushed as a "both sides" issue, and back then i was like yeah i mean that's a tough issue, hard to tell who deserves the land y'know
and nobody told me israel was bombing hospitals and killing children. the school leaves that part conveniently out
@haskal how will future generations learn about US drone bombings?
will anybody wonder what growing up in absolute fear of *that sound* does to someone?
or will (white) Americans just grow up wondering, "why do they hate our freedom?"?
@haskal "it's all very confusing, we don't know who's right or wrong when we ignore half of the info. very concerning from both sides."
@haskal it also doesn't help that the bible canonically stated that god gifted them that land
when people still lived there
and they were told to just kill them all
(except the ones with iron chariots, god was having an off day with those ones)
@haskal honestly this guy was a big part of my political awakening. when the curriculum was covering world war 2 he spent like two classes talking about how churchill was an awful human being
this is what education should be like tbh
@haskal i went to a private jewish school and we literally sang the israeli national anthem after the american one
learning about this way back when gave me fucking whiplash
@haskal I remember being taught about "extremism" in the US and how the black panthers were the black equivalent of the KKK. Real horseshoe theory bullshit.