There is generally speaking a list of artistic works that, despite their aesthetic greatness, are either historically misrepresentative & inaccurate or merely biased in context and coverage.
Some do justice, some don’t. Perception all depends on which angle you look at the subject. I wish for justice for all, but we must recognize, expose & bring to justice those distinct forces which cause & instigate violent political crime.
Munich, Waltz with Bashir, & Exodus, viewed as biased & racist. Black & Arab culture, disenfranchised, used, exploited, hung & dried.
A more accurate depiction of reality in the Middle East in Palestinian film Paradise Now.
Another, more realistic representation of the ME in a scene from Syriana, which features George Clooney & Matt Damon.
How Hollywood & all of western media distorts reality through film & other mediums of mass mainstream expression.
This rather, light film depicts the similarities, and differences, between the Arab & Israeli people. But recognition of Israel implies two things: treachery to the Arab cause; abandoning the human rights of the Palestinian nation.
Is it unfair for the international community to suggest that the Jews are fine without a state called Israel? The difference between the need for an Armenian state, for example, versus a Jewish one, is that the former is completely ethnic-based while the latter is a hybrid of religion, culture and language. This makes it difficult to place importance on the need for a Jewish state while ignoring Palestinian self-determination.
Individuals like Helen Thomas get blacklisted for making comments such as those in the video below:
If there is a moral arc of the universe, it bends in favor of the Westerner & the lighter-skinned.
Sometimes we forget the horrors of slavery. We forget the horrors of our own suffering. I remember though. I remember very well. Now even, I fear it. I want my truth. I want my freedom, Lord.
Sick of feeling like I can’t be myself. I have to be open. Be free. No secrets. Nobody will rob you. If they try they will fail. You are the king. Do you.
Being the son of an Armenian Christian father and a Muslim Syrian mother is more than a blessing. It has so much beauty and richness in it. The spirit of culture and the human soul — angelic.
All our skills are different. We are all different. We all need each other.
Life is not about being the best; it is about loving what you do, and doing it the way you want to do it. Events in the Middle East are so predictable. The world is so pretentious. As is America. This whole world full of people and systems and social constructs that pin us against ourselves and our friends and our families and our God all because of our desire to appear flawless, great. These crazy standards. These hypocritical standards. Why do they exist, because we get comfortable and proud? How we become evil. What a shame. Capitalism is one big lie. Individualism is one big lie. Vanity is one big lie. All these lies built out of man’s thinking that he can be greater than good — he can be something more prestigious and powerful. It creates pleasure instead of giving us meaning. How pathetic.
Watching it for the third time with my buddies. We’re about a third of the way through it, and I must say, I reserve the same sentiment I felt the first time I watched it. Mark Zuckerberg was a geek, and he wasn’t humble about it. Instead of looking inward and trying to be the better man, he sought acceptance from the wrong and superficial crowds. Ah well, however many billions later, I am sure this is the last thing on his mind. Perhaps he’s learned a thing or two about humility, perhaps he never will. Just some thoughts. In my opinion, success is fulfilling, but piety is an even greater honor.