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    again, if you were right, then why weren't people so "desensitized" that images of the twin towers didn't impress them or shock them?  

    remember, according to your argument, they should have been thoroughly desensitized sincce movies, tv, etc. were just as powerful in 2001 than they are today.

    note:  this argument is in no way dependent on genetics.

    the point is that war images always have meaning, it's simply that that meaning is always shifting and there's more than one stoy at any given time.

    and while it's true that war images have no meaning without a context, it's also true that they are never without context.

    plus, once any given context becomes more clear, the images themselves can be powerful in helping reshape the narrative(s).

    this is very clear if you look at vietnam, and the many memorable images from that war.

    Excess of insularity makes a Briton an Imperialist. -- G.B. Shaw

    by markymarx on Thu Apr 01, 2004 at 01:51:50 PM PST

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