“We must not be frightened nor cajoled into accepting evil as deliverance from evil. We must go on struggling to be human, though monsters of abstractions police and threaten us.”
Robert Hayden, poet and educator (1913-1980)
Children are the future. So it’s essential they watch cartoons that are fun and patriotic! Thank to Bob the Train for this teaching moment.
Good part @ 2:30: “Here comes the Bomber. Watch out Kids!”
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?
“Pacificism is simply undisguised cowardice.”
Adolf Hitler, August 21, 1926
Totally annoying when our enemies shoot down bombers that we sent to slay them. But God bless Raytheon, they’ve developed MALD, a decoy missile that fools the adversary.
Best part? Only $322,000 a piece!
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.
“My wife thinks I will come home in a box.”
Northern Gaza has only one bomb disposal unit to protect its citizens from unexploded ordinance. Now the head of that unit is dead. The Guardian tells a story of Rahed Taysir al-Hom here.
November 2012. Syria. 20 children play in a field. Bombs are dropped. Eleven die. The crime the children committed? The Syrian government does not say. (Human Rights Watch)
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. This one is based on an article about a Pakistani girl with a deep fear of drones.