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  •  I would argue that pictures in this case are facts (2+ / 0-)
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    ancblu, mindara

    that too few are aware of.  They will provoke an emotional reaction, they SHOULD provoke an emotional reaction. But that doesn't change the fact the so few have any idea of what destruction was done to these innocent children and their teachers.  It's horrific.  It's real.  It's fact.  It's not known in any real way to the vast majority of Americans.

    We avoid reality.  We avoid truth.  We live in a bubble.  Pictures have broken through that bubble when we needed them to.  All it takes is one, like the Napalm girl, Kim Phuc.  

    The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

    by Back In Blue on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:37:56 PM PST

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    •  I agree with you completely -- the privileged (2+ / 0-)
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      SwedishJewfish, Back In Blue

      in our society live, for the most part, in a very sanitized and safe world.  We should rip away the veil that covers so much in this country that protects and serves only the few.

      This is also particularly true in international matters, in which the media and our lack of education and interest conspire to leave us blissfully ignorant of the harsh realities we inflict on others.

      Those who are dying in droves are not just the innocent children and teachers of Sandy Hook.  The true dimensions of our propensity to certain forms of national violence are far wider and deeper than we will find by looking only there.

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