“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)
Good to see the first lady getting her groove on. Targeting the enemy with a Predator drone can really bring families closer.
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.
Blessed are the Peacemakers (wherever the hell they might be).
“I can’t tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks, or five months, but it certainly isn’t going to last any longer than that.”
Donald Rumsfeld, November 14, 2002
A stealth bomber tries to fly, fails, crashes, burns. And 1.5 billion dollars — poof — vanish. Don’t worry, we’re pretty sure there’s more where that came from.
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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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.
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.”
As we all know, the greatest artist of the last 10,000 years was the American master Thomas Kinkade. His exquisite works evoked the essential glory of the U.S. nation.
Alas, Kinkade died a few years ago and now it’s apparent there’s a glaring deficit in his work — no drones. Artist Anthony Freda comes to the rescue here in this short, stirring video.
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. Korean pop star Psy allows us a visual backdrop to consider depleted uranium & Iraqi children.