I was in history class today and we were talking about the Middle East and North Africa…

Teacher: So North Africa and the Middle East are going through some difficult times right now. Who knows what.
Some idiot hobo child: ISRAEL IS TAKING OVER!!!! WOOOHHOOOO!!!
Teacher: Hahaha! Yes!!! But what else!?
At this point I had no respect for her so I didn’t raise my hand-
Me: Excuse me? Why are you rejoicing?
Teacher: Dear, Israel is a very powerful state. And, when America needs them, they will be there?
Me: They’ll be there? They aren’t here right now. America is going through the worst economic crisis it has seen since the Great Depression. Where’s Israel? Oh wait, they’re in Palestine, slaughtering innocent people. They aren’t helping anyone. And they never will. The Israeli government will never be there to help you, me, America, your family or anyone else. And next time you start celebrating Israel, just remember that YOU are celebrating the MASSACRES of people who didn’t even do a single thing wrong. Newborn babies, dead. Elderly people walking to the store, dead. Women working in the fields, dead. While YOU are sitting there celebrating their deaths while I, their families, and millions of other sane people mourn for them.
Teacher: *silent*
And the class remained silent, just staring at me for 10 minutes. And, I was called into the principals office…

Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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