Acclaimed Filmmaker Haskell Wexler, September 12, 2014
“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”
-Aldous Huxley, 1937
Useful weapons can be complicated to operate. That’s why it’s so helpful that fine illustrators from around the world show us how to use our machines properly.
“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
Before World War One, German artist Kathe Kollwitz produced artwork showing terrible poverty and boiling social tensions. She had already mastered a mother’s expression of grief over a dead child. During the War, her own son died. Her lithographs and woodcuts afterwards, showing the effects of war, were simpler than past work – more essential. Their intensity is overwhelming.
Turns out that the ghost of an Iraqi child follows former US president George Bush everywhere. The affable Bush — now a wonderful artist — has captured the image of the child in many of his wonderful paintings. Go here for TV News report.
In his Disasters of War series, Francisco Goya celebrated man’s majestic ingenuity in the trumpeted Age of Enlightenment. He gave the image below the following description:
“A heroic feat! With dead men”
Our time must also be the age of enlightenment! How comforting that, in our evolved state, we’re still capable of such creative masterworks!
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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!
August 2013. A group of Laotian boys come across a metal ball, toss it around & then try to cut it open. Explosion. The boys are struck by the shards of jagged steel from the cluster bomblet. A boy named Khe is dead. Two younger friends seriously wounded.
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. Ellen’s show is an obvious setting for considering nuclear weapons.