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Tue Nov 11, 2014, 01:38 PM

 

So, will we ever have an "Innocent Children's Day"?

To honor the deaths of innocent children at the hands of soldiers fighting for their motherland, fatherland, or homeland?

The innocent Vietnamese children burned to death with Napalm™?
The innocent Guatemalan children killed by death squads?
The Innocent Iraqi children killed by two wars waged for cheap oil?
The innocent child soldiers dying every day fighting other people's wars?
The innocent children killed by drug cartels?
The innocent children killed in mines?
The innocent children killed in factories?
The innocent children killed in mass shootings in schools?

Remember, the profits of the arms trade, the drug trade, the slave trade, the oil trade, and the global economy isn't free. It is paid for by the blood of innocent children every minute of every day.

Just wondering...

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Kelvin Mace Nov 2014 OP
gratuitous Nov 2014 #1
GeorgeGist Nov 2014 #2
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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Tue Nov 11, 2014, 01:40 PM

1. Oh, today isn't the day

Nor is the day to think about this within six months of today, one way or the other. It's also not the day to think about the original intent behind the observation of Armistice Day, and how it's been co-opted to turn it into another day of glorification of the military and the projection of American empire around the globe.

So, just forget that, because today is not the day for it.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Tue Nov 11, 2014, 02:11 PM

2. It should be everyday.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 11, 2014, 02:17 PM

3. I had pondered posting pictures of the victims

 

The real pictures.

The ones that show the slaughter.

The ones that upset people.

People get upset when you show them pictures of dead children.

Pictures of dead children are disrespectful to the children and their families.

Yet, slaughtering them in the first place somehow isn't as upsetting as showing them after the fact.

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