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pitt protest flag remake by friedzombiebrain pitt protest flag remake by friedzombiebrain
The final version of an antiwar rally picture I took on 1-26-03 in Pittsburgh. Added a litle sepia to the black & white and gave it a better border. Had it up before but took it down because of the "let's bomb them all" comment someone left. I don't mind if you judge the picture on it's merits. I don't care if you agree or disagree with a possible war with Iraq. Fell free to comment if you feel either way about it. But keep it civil. What I won't tolerate is someone using my photography to promote their racism and hate.
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
See that big building in the background...Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. I worked there when this protest was going on.
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Sabattier Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Photographer
This piece has been featured in my journal :)
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Sytlali Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
wow...it's incredible

love that flag.
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skafy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
this one kicks soo much asss
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lehmann Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
amazing shot
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aBoyBrushedRed777 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005
Very, very nice photo. I like this a lot.

Would you happen to know where I can acquire one of those flags? Hah.
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NatureofMind Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Professional General Artist
kick ass
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MnemeChante Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005
Whoa...I'm...pretty sure...that's... me in the photo.
I remember that protest; I totally wore my Corporate America flag as a cape. I videotaped a bunch of it.
Damn. Nice shot! ;)
-z.
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valis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004  Professional Photographer
Most Americans, I believe, still think that America is a victim.

They simply don't know enough about what the US Government has been doing for the last few decades, and I tend to think that even when the knowledge comes knocking on their doors - they shrug it off with a self-righteous shrug, as though no American could possibly be involved in acts of evil.

Any 'incidents' can always be blamed on the 'occasional bad apple'...like Sgt. England.

It is, apparently, very easy for America not to follow up on things, not to realize that when Rumsfeld, for instance, says he 'accepts full responsibility' - that something should happen based on that admission. Yet, although he claimed to accept full responsibility, Rumsfeld has not been tried, has not resigned, has not been fired, or suffered any punitive result whatsoever. In effect, his admission of responsibility is just so much voodoo. News-fodder.

It's a horrible situation, and I honestly can't believe it's going to get any better anytime soon.

I've reached a point where I honestly wanted Bush to win.

I'm sick of Democrats and Republicans ( cue laugh track...) playing Good Cop / Bad Cop to the world - and right now - now that at least most of the world's civil society (don't ask me to define that one...) have come to understand - or to begin to understand what America has done and is doing - I do not want that thrust to be lost, as I'm sure it would have been if Kerry had won. He'd have smiled, pulled a Clinton, shook hands - and appeased the world - and the world, sick of everything would have wanted to believe that whereas Bush came to Iraq as an invader, Kerry would have been there to clean up 'Bush's mess'. The world, as it always tends to do, would have probably forgetten, and forgiven, and would have gone back to work, thinking the 'bad guy' had been punished. As though going back to being an unskilled spoilt brat is somehow 'fitting' punishment for the murder of (according to John Hopskins) at least 100,000 innocent Iraqi's, tens of thousands of Afghani's, the invasion and occupation of two nations, and lying to the world at large.

This would all have been forgiven, forgotten. Arabs would have taken the bait, and would have gone back into KFC, fall back in love with the Big Mac , and happily payed their hard-earned money watching Die Hard 17 - having conveniently forgotten about, for example, Bruce Willis' stance on the war. They might even have accepted the ' Team America: World Police' grotesque puppetry, that portrays Tim Robbins and Sean Penn as witless accomplices to terrorism.

Pathetic.

And you know - despite all this - when Bush won this time around - I was still surprised and it left me feeling a great dread. Like a shadow had come upon the Earth.

May this world one day be healed.
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darule05 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004   Photographer
wow......
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