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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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