A very evocative photo, with a powerful paradox of imagery.
It reminds me of some interviews with the pilots who dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, and thus ended World War II.
What if they suddenly decided this was wrong, and returned to base, or otherwise stalled their mission?
The US would have found replacements I guess - or were there other options in hindsight?
Actually they didn't regret doing it directly, because they felt they were just following orders.
But wasn't that an argument at Nuremberg?
Do or die?
We know the above pics are military.
But what about the pics below?
Are they hippies screaming for peace, or hawks screaming for vengeance?
Maybe the one influences the other?
What would I do?
Depends on the circumstances.
Suicide is not an option - so one cannot sit and wait until people come to slaughter you or your society.
What I like about the image is that the civilian fervor seems just as intense as the military clip.
Unless it's in my country, since my late 20's I don't like heights or crowds, so I'd just stay at home.
This conserves energy, and prevents egg on your face when it all turns out wrong.
Besides, nobody cares much about the slaughter of white farmers in SA, even when we fought their Cold War in southern Africa.
So why care about the military and bombers in other countries?
Maybe another question would be: What would Jesus do?
edit on 21-2-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)