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  •  "some people eat at their desks while reading" (0+ / 0-)

    The people in these pictures don't have that luxury. They're "majorly put off their Eggos" for good. Sorry.

    I don't think the pictures are for shock value. They're "reality based." They ask "Who did this? Why did we let him? Does anyone believe this could happen? It did. Why did we let it happen? Will we allow the perpetrator of this gore to go unpunished, thereby sending a message to future thugs that this is just a-okay provided you're one of the untouchable elites?"

    "...the pillaging of the most private human feelings [of grief] for political purpose...is a terrible, violent thing for a state to do to its people." -A. Roy

    by nehark on Fri Nov 10, 2006 at 12:32:34 AM PST

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    •  When diarists post graphic images (0+ / 0-)

      there is usually a warning, for any number of reasons.

      Maybe there's a child hovering in the room. Maybe a vet doesn't really need to see another picture of an image already imbedded in his mind. Maybe an older person with real experiences of war's carnage doesn't need to see a full-color photo of war wounds in a blog they visit for information and inspiration.

      I just disagree with your position that these kinds of images should be plastered without warning for anyone anywhere to see, because it's "reality based" posting. After all, abortion protesters use the same reasoning for carrying signs of mutilated fetuses at clinics. Their perspective would be the same as the one you stated. It is indeed meant to shock and disgust.

      These types of images have been posted here before, but, as I said, usually with some kind of alert, so that people can prepare themselves. It's a courtesy, out of respect for the diverse sensibilities of the community.

      Personally, I'm fully aware of what this president has wreaked. I don't need war porn to stir my outrage any further.

      "...." -- Harpo Marx

      by BobzCat on Fri Nov 10, 2006 at 09:08:05 AM PST

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