Thursday, June 08, 2006

Images of The War in Iraq: “Perception is everything” Exposing the grotesque –
how this impacts on propaganda and public opinion


Warning this submission contains strong language, ultra violence and acknowledged pornographic images

This essay is intended to be a very confronting and contains deliberately depraved and distressing views of the war against Iraq. You may decide after this experience that war is so unconscionable that you will never agree to have one again, unless it desensitise you to the extent that the awfulness just washes over you, paralysing your emotions.

“Naturally the common people don’t want war, but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country”.
Hermann Goering
Hitler’s Reich-Marshall
At the Nuremberg Trials
After World War II
In Stephen Sewell’s play

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