reply to post by Soloprotocol
All wars are crimes and when we begin to attach yet another profit motive to them we are just asking for it to blow up in our faces even worse than
without pay per view killing.
Should wars be covered by the media? Absolutely.
Should those images, no matter how horrific they are, be shown to the civilians? Absolutely.
When we treat war as something that only occurs in other countries we are essentially placing a value on the sides in the conflict. Something that
occurred in Nazi Germany during WWII where you were either Aryan or you were subhuman. When we begin to see people as something less than human, it
allows us to justify certain actions that, if they occurred to the person, would be considered barbaric.
I wouldnt mind seeing something that would force all politicians to be forced to view the result of their decisions.
War occurs when diplomacy fails... If those politicians could see the direct impact of their failure to reach a diplomatic solution, I think they
might be less entheusiastic to pull out the credit card to play global policeman.
With this being said, sometimes war is required to stop a greater injustice.
Pay per view - Absolutely not. Restricting that type of imagery to only those than can afford it further dehumanizes what war is, somehow making it
It reminds me of modern day Germany... After WWII up to today, the German government has taken massive strides in trying to outlaw anything nazi.
While I understand the viewpoiint that they are somehwat embarrased its part of their history, its just that, part of their history. Its something
that should not be locked in the basement.
When we try to ignore the past, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes.
edit on 2-3-2013 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)