Gummi bears ans pasta. If combined, they would make the (very delicious)
antichrist, I'm sure.
What do you think is the largest difference between you as a child, and you now?
To Harmless: I've actually been reading quite a bit on this fascinating topic soo: What do you think are the origins and underlying reasons of the Arab-Israeli conflict?
Haha, thanks for asking.
See, other than all the usually mentioned reasons, like territory, dogmatic differences, money etc, one that I think is relevant and that I've never heard mentioned is rural exodus and it's cultural and psychological influences. The way that the traditional way of life in the region, cultivated for thousands of years, is slowly crumbling away under the pressure to keep up with the West; I think the loss of something that used to be so stable breeds a certain sort of mass panic that then gets externalized in conflict. Also I think, again in relation to the West, there's a sort of unspoken contest going on between the Hebrew and the islamic world, about who got screwed by the west more, in a sense. The Arabic world still hasn't gotten over the crusades entirely, like the Israeli still haven't gotten over the persecution in Europe throughout their history, peaking with WW2. It's like a fight over who gets to feel more righteous rage, and each side seams to undervalue the other's suffering. I sometimes get the feeling that Arabs resent the amount of connections in the west that the Israeli have, but they forget that it came at the cost of the largest Diaspora in world history, and things just spin in circles like that. They're sort of stuck together and marginalized by the west, now firmly stuck between western capitalism and eastern communism-transitioning-to-capitalism, and those stuck together and angry tend to lash out at each other.