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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-05 01:29 PM
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47. I've pretty much decided
that we need to take a different approach to our dissent to the war.

Last night I watched the movie "Beyond Good and Evil" for the second time. It talks about how children are marketed to and conditioned to accept and even participate in violence because they don't realize the actual consequences of war.

At one point, the movie showed interviews about war and terrorism with children in America where the media has totally sanitized the war coverage and in Mexico where they broadcast showing the actual human devastation. The Mexican kids got that war is horrendous and carrys a terrible cost. The American kids seemed to be of the opinion that "they did something to us, so we need to do something back" and one even thought that the children in the war zone were probably less afraid than she is because they are used to this kind of thing.

We still hold a monthly peace vigil at a very busy corner and I really want to organize new signs with pictures showing the devastation to the children. If the media won't make people realize the cost, I think it's up to us all to make sure the American people still see it.
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     - Bingo: The military-industrial complex owns the news. They are  mom cat   May-13-05 07:53 PM   #63 
     - It would be a hell of a lot cheaper to just fax them  leftchick   May-13-05 07:06 AM   #17 
        - Or just get tem directly from the Heritage Foundation.  blondeatlast   May-13-05 03:56 PM   #54 
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  - I've been saving this picture for a time like this!  Rex   May-12-05 11:34 PM   #13 
  - I truly appreciate this statement and applaud its author.  Radical Activist   May-13-05 12:51 AM   #15 
  - Kick.  Atman   May-13-05 07:02 AM   #16 
  - I know it's honest and she did the right thing  DrDebug   May-13-05 07:08 AM   #18 
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  - *looking around for something to smash*  GreenPartyVoter   May-13-05 09:41 AM   #25 
  - How about your teevee?  Atman   May-13-05 10:09 AM   #28 
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  - Right-o  NJCher   May-13-05 11:13 AM   #39 
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  - I think this is good news  Toots   May-13-05 10:10 AM   #29 
  - The media whores have egos the size of Texas  Atman   May-13-05 10:22 AM   #30 
  - Is this yesterday's The Note? Today's says ABC DOES cover Iraq  spooky3   May-13-05 10:35 AM   #31 
  - But....It Wasn't Too Hard When Saddam Was There?  K8-EEE   May-13-05 10:47 AM   #32 
  - Did Rupert Murdock buy another media outlet?  TWiley   May-13-05 10:54 AM   #33 
  - Hey Atman!  Career Prole   May-13-05 10:56 AM   #35 
  - Sirota's link is old. Here's a better one.  Skinner   May-13-05 12:38 PM   #41 
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  - Thank god Comedy Central covers it. . .Mesopotamia  MsUnderstood   May-13-05 01:27 PM   #46 
  - I've pretty much decided  hippywife   May-13-05 01:29 PM   #47 
  - How about reporting the NEWS  MadisonProgressive   May-13-05 01:36 PM   #48 
  - "No conflict at home = no coverage."  smartvoter   May-13-05 02:25 PM   #50 
  - ABC needs to have their broadcast license revoked  dkofos   May-13-05 03:27 PM   #52 
  - ABC has consistently been the most critical of the Iraq mess.  countryjake   May-13-05 04:12 PM   #56 
  - Follow up  Timbuk3   May-13-05 06:04 PM   #59 
  - Just too Hard? WTF? Just too hard on bu$h boys ratings!  liberal N proud   May-13-05 05:59 PM   #58 
  - But Covering Senior Al Qaeda Coffee Making Leaders is Job 1??  Roland99   May-13-05 06:29 PM   #60 
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  - "challenge the Establishment power structure"  Disturbed   May-14-05 06:52 AM   #65 
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  - One last kick  Bluebear   May-16-05 06:11 PM   #68 

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