Saturday, June 09, 2007

"We Have Met The Enemy, And He Is Us"

I'm so ashamed of us.


Blogger General Catz said...

What is the context of this photo? Keeping those people in or out? And why is that man wearing a bin liner on his head?

Still, a depressing photo regardless of its meaning.

P.S. I'm ashamed of us, too.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Scott from Oregon said...

I'm actually far more ashamed of the culture we have inserted ourselves into.

Racism, religious intolerance,sexism,
violence, political violence, bribery, clannism, tribalism, archaic ideas of punishment, torture...

And I am just getting started...

For all you know, this man may have been caught loading a car that was to be sent out to kill children.

Placing a child in the photo may pull at your heart, but it shouldn't pull at your mind...

1:20 PM  
Blogger Stucco said...

Catzy- I don't know the context, and Scott, I don't know that it matters. I willing to give that little kid the benefit of the doubt that HE didn't do anything that would warrant this kind of trauma. It pulls at both my heart and my mind.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Lotus said...

It pulls at my HUMANITY! I am ashamed and sickened of us.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Irrelephant said...

Stucco, you know as well as I do that mankind (regardless of race, creed, colour, whatever) can be the foulest, lowest, shit-eatingest form of life extant. The only light being that we can, sometimes, be the highest too.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Vulgar Wizard said...

I really need to watch the news instead of reruns of Scrubs.

9:24 AM  
Blogger slaghammer said...

We are the most advanced predators on the planet, for the time being.

8:45 PM  

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