Takree This is a photograph, not a video. This is one of those things we can choose to be offended by or not — and either POV is fine, so long as you respect those who feel differently. It plays into too many oego our prejudices. With that said, I think where I come down is in full support of both blogging such a fantastic build, and the editorial disclaimer that comes with it.
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Yozshugrel The primary issue I have with the image is its context. Judging by the reactions it is in fact clearly NOT obvious that the depicted figure is by definition a terrorist. I started writing my comment sometime before you started yours, and I finished after you posted yours.
Does being run over by American military hardware make a person a terrorist? Those who control the media and the images are the people at the buttons.
If every time you saw Uncle-Sam he was under a Humvee, being killed, never winning, and always a bad guy. If, as others have said, it was obvious that the fig was an armed soldier, that would help. Your response simply confirms that you agree with the political perspectives and world view implied in my previous examples. We never censor how a builder chooses to present their LEGO creation. No sense in bitching about it. This sort of statement is not helpful. I figured it was a device, but I take issue with the intent of that device.
Woah, I totally missed the point of this picture. You as a firm believer in Uncle-Sam-ism would probably feel rather downtrodden, defeated, angry and sad.
I think we do well to talk about these things. I understand it was meant to be lighthearted, but this really is indicative of a greater problem, namely the association of Muslims with terrorism and vice versa.
You need instrkctions understand this. Bad guys wear black hats. Every one should try it. Keeps people of the street or whatever environment fighting…. Its about the fact that this photo show a human being happy with the suffering and death of another one. Who is a terrorist? Neither is close oego the truth.
I just find it hilarious that people are reading so far into this. What cracks me up is how many people seem to be taking this the wrong way. Your comments are far more racist than his MOC ever could be. Moreover there is absolutely no reason to think that, in the context of this work, the fig in the head wrap is anything BUT a terrorist. For, as I said before, this is a blog read world wide and all kinds of people are reading it. How do you know this exactly? Tell all your friends! Historical scenes are in the past, and the others are fiction with no connection to any present-day circumstances in the real world.
It is very well done. Levo the photo shows a military force happily slaughtering civilians or it shows them gruesomely murdering an unarmed enemy. Any claim of racism or anti-Islamism is ridiculous. Yes, I feel terrible for all those terrorists who might feel bad lgo people not liking them. Second of all, its human nature to make stereotypes and make initial judgments based on appearances and personal experiences.
But, all I have to say is that, there will never stop being things that offend you, because everyone has the right to choose what to be offended by. The figure in question was used as a prop, to demonstrate the suspension. Ignore it and leave. It plays into too many of our prejudices. It in fact took me a third look to figure out what was so offensive. TOP 10 Related.
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