Tuesday, June 28, 2005
dealing with trauma or insensitivity.
this is from an older article from Sept 30th 2002. works of art were already being taken down and removed at that time because they were deemed "insensitive" to survivors or families of victims of the September 11th 2001 attacks.
I'm not sure how many have been taken down since, but I know that even as of a few weeks ago I saw another mention in the news of an "artist" being trash talked for doing a performance piece on the jumpers.
I also saw a page with a collage of the jumpers and a note to "show this to your liberal friends!" as though somehow we weren't familiar with what happened, or that seeing pictures of people who were forced to jump to their deaths is going to change our stance on the actions of George W and friends.
sometimes things are truly horrible... but I suppose those conservatives aren't looking at all the civilian casualties and child victims from Iraq either. maybe I should make a collage for them? doesn't quite have the dramatic effect of people falling 100 stories... but seeing lots of burned and mangled children missing limbs or eyes or blackened over half their bodies etc... you tell me what's worse.
war is hell... time would be better spent on learning what caused those people to fly into the WTC, rather than just blindly backing a war first in a country that was only marginally involved (while ignoring one of the main culprits), and then in a country that had nothing at all to do with it... while still ignoring the main culprits...
this crap gives me a headache.
I've covered it in past blogs. I'm not going to rant about it again now. I'm worn out.