“Amy, I’m pissed off. I am angry. I am—I see how the American public is being confused, lied to, and given theater, to make us buy that war is the way to have peace”
Acclaimed Filmmaker Haskell Wexler, September 12, 2014
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?
Patriot and artist Brian Chippendale happily provides weapons firms with high-quality promotional material.
“Under the influence of politicians, masses of people tend to ascribe the responsibility for wars to those who wield power at any given time. In World War I it was the munitions industrialists; in World War II it was the psychopathic generals who were said to be guilty. This is passing the buck. The responsibility for war falls solely upon the shoulders of these same masses of people, for they have all the necessary means to avert war in their own hands. In part by their apathy, in part by their passivity, and in part actively, these masses of people make possible the catastrophes under which they themselves suffer more than anybody else. To stress this guilt on the part of masses of people, to hold them solely responsible, means to take them seriously. On the other hand, to commiserate masses of people as victims, means to treat them as small, helpless children.”
Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism
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.
French artist Edmond Guilliaume’s 1870 portrait of Wilhelm I, proclaimed the first German emperor in the Hall of Versailles during the Franco-Prussian War. Glorious wars were to follow!
The conversations between former President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger remain an enlightening testament to the civilized world. The following is a passage from Daniel Ellsberg’s A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002):
NIXON: I still think we ought to take the North Vietnamese dikes out now. Will that drown people?
KISSINGER: About 200,000 people.
NIXON: No, no, no, I’d rather use the nuclear bomb. Have you got that, Henry?
KISSINGER: That, I think, would just be too much.
NIXON: The nuclear bomb, does that bother you?….I just want you to think big, Henry, for Chrissakes.”
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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.
If you have questions or problems, it’s nice to know there’s someone to talk to. Tom Tomorrow’s Droney is most reassuring. “We get to do whatever we want — forever!”
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. Ellen’s show is an obvious setting for considering nuclear weapons.