By Fritz Pointer
“Everything we face, we may not be able to change, but it is certain that what is not faced can never be changed.” — James Baldwin
One key tool for maintaining perpetual war is the “bloodless narrative” spun by Pentagon and media lies and manipulation, to create the impression that America’s wars have few consequences, at least for Americans: and appear too often not to care, or are completely oblivious to the pain and suffering of the recipients of their bombs and missiles, oblivious, that is, to the very meaning and power of empathy.
It was, no doubt, this kind of voluntary and involuntary blindness, this policy of “don’t look, don’t tell” that banned media from Dover Air Force Base, where deceased American personnel arrive from the Middle East. The dead are one part of the “bloodless narrative,” the wounded are another.
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