“I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes. The moral effect should be so good that the loss of life should be reduced to a minimum. It is not necessary to use only the most deadly gasses: gasses can be used which cause great inconvenience and would spread a lively terror and yet would leave no serious permanent effects on most of those affected.”
Winston Churchill, proposing the use of chemical weapons in Iraq in 1920
“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”
-Aldous Huxley, 1937
Isis is extremely frightening, especially with their orange bills and toilet implements.
Always popular with manufacturers, the game is still being played again and again and again.
More from Denmark’s excellent The Animation Workshop found here.
“The notion that acts of cruelty are inhumane is absurd and has no scientific basis. Indeed, the disposition to inflict suffering may be one of the more defining characteristics of human kind.”
Animal Behaviorist D.B. Lattimore from her essay, "Primate Behavior and Self-Deception"
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.
The haunting love poem to the bomb, Dr. Strangelove, also boasts one of history’s greatest film trailers.
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Every U.S. drone strike triggers the “guns” of this installation to fire, and the data of the deadly event prints out and falls to the floor in this mechanical operation.
See here for more info on Jonathan Fletcher Moore’s drone project.
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. Kanye desperately tries to say something meaningful. We figured we would help him. After corporate complaint, YouTube removed this work from its hollowed grounds.