“You already know enough. So do I. It is not knowledge we lack. What is missing is the courage to understand what we know and to draw conclusions.”
From Sven Lindqvist's 1992 book, Exterminate All the Brutes
(More inspiring visions? See Titans).
The photographer Alexander Gardner recorded the unromantic aftermath of the bloodiest day in American history. In September 1862, he came to the Battle of Antietam after some 4,000 soldiers were killed in a 12-hour period. He may well have been the first photographer to document the battlefield dead.
An article in Slate which tells the story displays a curious title: “The Battlefield Photos That Changed Everything.” Realistic photographs of war have made an impact, but have they really changed “everything” — or indeed, anything?
“General, man is very useful. He can fly and he can kill. But he has one defect: He can think.”
Bertolt Brecht, poet, playwright, director, 1928
A stirring portrait of our star from the celebrated educational film Our Precious Bombs.
Anthony Freda depicts our great bird of peace.
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A soldier is haunted by his role in missions leading to more than 1600 people dead — only this soldier never left the base. NBC has a rare interview with a former drone operator coping with his past. “I can see every little pixel if I just close my eyes”
How many of the dead might have been innocent? He says it’s too “heartbreaking” to consider. “This isn’t a video game. This isn’t some sort of fantasy….People die.”
The bombing of Hiroshima as a children’s cartoon? Seriously eerie.
The YouTube comments provoked by the dark cartoon are always worth a look.
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. Korean pop star Psy allows us a visual backdrop to consider depleted uranium & Iraqi children.