Thanks for reading this post. Now, close your eyes for 10 seconds. Done? What crossed your mind? You don’t have to tell me. Just write them down on a piece of paper. Question is – what did you perceive – was it a single image, multiple images or images in motion?
I tend to see single images that do not move. Are we wired that way? These days when I close my eyes and think of the war in Iraq, Afghanistan or the tumultuous events in Pakistan, I have two visions – of both Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg getting their throats cut like a couple of goats during Bakrid. The imagery is obviously bloody and gruesome. It is meant to shock me. Does it not shock you? Are we all desensitized and accept them to be victims of war?
Do they debilitate us into inaction and self-loathing, or are we moved to get out there make some changes? What can be done? Call our representatives in our government? Join moveon.org? March on Washington, D.C.? What? Fill in the blanks. Your comments are as always welcome.