Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I'm getting pretty sick of hearing the republican talking points. Most recently the one Mitt Romney used yesterday talking about the "goodness of the American people."

How can we say we are a kind, just people when conditions like this go on unabated? The Pulitzer Prize winning photo below is as shocking as it is tragic. The preznit lies as often as his mouth moves; the money spent on the war is at 1/2 a trillion dollars; soldiers die daily and delusional Americans give away their Purple hearts to Chimpy for the "emotional wounds" he has "endured" during his miserable failure as commander in chief. When does it end? Will it end? My
heart breaks for our nation and the world.

Click photo to enlarge, please read text.

Kevin Carter who won the Pulitzer for this photo, wrote this in his journal:
Dear God, I promise I will never waste my food no matter how bad it can taste and how full I may be. I pray that He will protect this little boy, guide and deliver him away from his misery. I pray that we will be more sensitive towards the world around us and not be blinded by our own selfish nature and interests.
I hope this picture will always serve as a reminder to us that how fortunate we are and that we must never ever take things for granted.
May Kevin Carter's words resonate in our consciousness and our actions from this day forward. May he rest in peace. Amen.

H/T to Corey for the photo.

1 comment:

MarcLord said...


I hadn't seen this picture before.

Some Republicans say it's important not to get emotionally wrapped up in pictures of starving children, since we can't have our welfare queens milking the System. You know, the same relatives and acquaintances, even friends, who say: "You shouldn't give money to bums."

When the sun is bright, dark glasses give better protection from the light than blinders, and it is possible to have enough perspective about one's fellows to discern who is a bum, and who needs help right now.

Kevin Carter must have killed himself for a lot of reasons, but I'll bet a big one was that he didn't feed this little girl and save her life. Instead of chasing away the vulture, he positioned himself to get the composition right. The photographer in him won a Pulitzer Prize. Which must have made the human in him want to die.

Hope, you asked "Why?" Republicans desensitize themselves as a way of abdicating responsibility for the effects of bad policy, no policy, and the legalized methods of thievery they support. They have literally justified taking food out of this girl's mouth. As a matter of policy.