|NAPALM ENTERTAINMENT Air show in Brunswick, Maine Aug 25, 2012 Source: The Forecaster|
If you're as old as me or older you will remember the iconic photo of Vietnamese children running and crying as their skin was burned by jellied gasoline called napalm. It was nothing to be proud of.
|Huynh Cong "Nick" Ut won a Pulitzer Prize for his photo of napalm victims taken in 1962.|
And Canada withdrew all its diplomats from Iran last week, and gave the Iranian diplomats in Canada five days to clear out. And our tax dollars are flowing toward supporting Al Qaeda and other militants in a bloodbath to topple Assad out of Syria. And the two "good" things cited in a debate between the fiery and righteous Glen Ford versus a mealy mouthed progressive claiming wins for the current administration: killing bin Laden, and bombing Libya. WTF?
Ok, I'm ranting, because sometimes it gets so scary watching militarism gobble up every resource while most people stare into a screen and pretend it's not happening. Or, they stand up and salute pretty willingly when it seems they'll have to comply or else make waves.
|Making the rounds on the the Internet: Hamburg, 1936, a shipyard worker photographed being the only one in a crowd not giving Nazi salute during the launch of a navy ship. Source: Washington Post|