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Posted on April 28, 2012 5:12 PM
That is certainly a powerful image.
In light of the event that inspired it, the MSM media manipulation of "reporting" to incite racial tension, & the predictable reaction of the race-baiters that jumped in to exploit it, I'd say it's on target.
Contrasted against the sympathy I feel for the family's loss--& how the MSM/race-baiter circus has no doubt inflamed their grief--it makes me feel REALLY uncomfortable.
DEFINITELY made me THINK--which I'm sure is your intent.
I'd like to see the addition of the word "THINK" (same font) in traffic-sign safety red/orange/pink (maybe translucent) diagonally across the image. I might even wear that.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - MLK
As long as the MSM ringmasters court the jester Al "Crown Heights/Freddie's Fashion Mart" Sharpton's (& his ilk), we'll have to keep on dreaming.
April 28, 2012 7:42 PM
April 28, 2012 19:42
My approach was purposely nonjudgmental, yet it challenges a viewer to "pick a side".
It can be interpreted both ways: sympathetic to Martin, the silenced victim OR sympathetic to Zimmerman, the private citizen who stood his ground.
I believe the truth (if it's actually attainable) is the uncomfortable gray area between Fear and Tolerance.
John Cox |
April 28, 2012 8:10 PM
April 28, 2012 20:10
It would also make an excellent book cover - for the eventual book that will be written
Dr. Bob |
April 28, 2012 10:04 PM
April 28, 2012 22:04
I understand your purpose. However, there is a "side" that will not tolerate another. The mere proposition of an alternative is an affront in & of itself. The faintest hint of opposition is perceived as absolute oppression. That mentality scares me (esp. when it is militant).
T again |
April 29, 2012 3:05 PM
April 29, 2012 15:05
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