“My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children.”
Admiral William Leahy, Chief of Staff to President Roosevelt and President Truman
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Next time you have dark thoughts about the human condition, remember there are still people like Layla around. Check out MAG’s short portrait of a graceful young Lebanese woman whose job is to remove countless landmines and cluster bombs.
Lieutenant Schiesskopf was an R.O.T.C. graduate who was rather glad war had broken out, since it gave him the opportunity to wear an officer’s uniform every day and say “Men” in a clipped, military voice to the bunches of kids who fell into his clutches every eight weeks on their way to the butcher’s block.”
Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
Shepherd Fairey’s tender evocation of the loving patriotic family. Cherish your bombs, for one day they must go out into the world.
The haunting love poem to the bomb, Dr. Strangelove, also boasts one of history’s greatest film trailers.
It’s never too early to get the little ones on a proper diet — they must grow strong! (image by the illustrious collage artist Winston Smith.)
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Hello, earthlings, we’re your fucking neighbors. We really don’t want to be rude, but if you don’t stop killing everyone and everything, we’ve got no choice but to wipe your ass off the face of the universe.
A vintage trailer to the fabulous 1951 scifi classic,The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Do you love your 3-year-old? Sure you do. And what better way to show your love than to buy her a nice robotic death machine. A toy for all ages!
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. A report on Syrian child war refugees via the pop kitsch of Japanese girl band Girl Generation.