Lets recap whats gone down recently. So the other weekend me and Brad and Jason (Aussies) spontaneously decided we wanted to go to a nature party we had been told of the week before. A nature party is pretty self implied, but its a big scene in Israel, where a bunch of hippies gather in a random field, put together a massive sound system, and do drugs and dance all night. So we thought that sounded good enough for us. Also the only reason this was an option is because my friend Sunny (asian) sprained his ankle a couple of days before a planned hike we had. The hike would have been epic, a 50 mile, 3 day hike. But that went down the drain when Sunny came crashing to the ground. So Me, Brad, and Jason found a ride, took a bus, took another bus and we ended up in Tel Aviv. The party didnt start until 3 in the morning so we had alot of time to kill. So we snuck into Hayacon, the hostel I had stayed in when I went to Tel Aviv, we went to the rooftop and drank with a bunch of cool people. We then went to a lounge on the beach and drank and smoked hookah. It was a great time and we started to think of not even going. But then I got the call with the directions and we decided it was the "right" thing to do. We got a taxi, and ended up in the middle of some orange field 20 minutes from Tel Aviv. We went in and there was great trance with so much base, people dancing, a bonfire, a little bar. It was quite perfect. Now I can't say exactly what we did there, only that an orange field was very fitting. After an 8 hour adventure I ended up passed out on the beach near the hostel fully clothed... yup.
We have a volunteer trip coming up in 4 days to Jerusalem. I'm happy about this because 1. its going to be free (jewwwww) and 2. we are all going together with chaperones that completely lack any moral subsistence. We are going to make the holy land very unholy hahahahha... yeah anyways, that should be a great time. Also that trip will mark the end of my kibbutz experience, for upon our return I will be headed to Egypt to meet my sister.
My trip to Egypt is going to be quite awesome, here is an itinerary for the 10 day excursion...
Most people who read this probably have no idea who Gilad Shalit is so I shall explain. He is a soldier in the Israeli army who 5 years ago was captured by the Hamas, an extreme political faction. Well the other day he was finally released in exchange for 1000 arab prisoners. Just goes to show you which side values its own.
Lastly I want to put say a little something about the Occupy Wall street movement (dont worry I'm not there to argue with you)
I keep hearing people say that the protesters are a bunch of lazy people that don't want to work. Well what I think they are, are people with ambition and vision. It's not about the jobs, its not about the money, its about life and what we all have become to apathetic and blinded to see. Myself and many others can call themselves "liberals" if there needs to be a label. We feel that EVERYONE deserves a chance, EVERYONE deserves healthcare, and that the pursuit of happiness is a right and not a privilege. It seems now more then ever, that while so many struggle to make ends meet, and have little time for leisure, others sit on mountains of money that they do not need and SOMETIMES but not always do not even deserve. The banks embody this injustice, because not to long ago when these institutions were about to fail for their greed, the government and the people came to help them out. What do they do? They hand out massive bonuses to the executives who got us in this mess, and they start charging people for the right to even use their own money. On top of this, we look to the government that has been hijacked by conservative extremist. They somehow think that the government defaulting on its debt was a good idea, they somehow think that cutting taxes for the rich is going to make things better. These people are evil and disillusioned, they are so far removed from the everyday people of this country and care little for them (evident through their actions). So the movement is not about one company, or one thing, what it is, is the release of anger felt by many for so long when reading the news and seeing what has become of our great nation and the world. Mmmm I feel much better now. Anyways dont hate me too much over my opinions.
I wish I had some pictures for you guys, but i dont... sorry!
Love yall mutha fuckas, and see u soon ;)