Tuesday, July 14, 2009

War Is...

I found this picture my Junior year of High School when I wrote an article for my AP history about the war in Vietnam. I re-found it a little bit ago and thought I'd share it with you.
So, why? I just really like it. It's a well-composed photograph first of all. And the message is a strong one too (why is he smiling?). I've thankfully never experienced war first-hand, but from everything I've learned about it, it just seems like there should be a lot better way to deal with conflict in the world. But as long as the world is the world, I guess it's inevitable. You won't find me driving around with a "Make Love Not War" bumper sticker because I'm too embarrassed, but that's generally how I feel. I know most of you that read this are a little more conservative than I am, but I hope if you ever hear someone saying something narrow-minded about another country we might currently or previously have been in conflict with that you will not blindly agree.
Ok, here's a song to make this post a little more random:

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

Is that your Dad?

Shannon said...

probably. wait...did adrien tell you about the whole dad/vietnam conspiracy?

Lindsay said...

Yes. Yes she did. And I'm kind of obsessed with it as well.

Shannon said...

he'll probably admit it on his deathbed.