Saturday, March 20, 2010

Resistance is Futile: Iraq War 7 Years & Counting

While shooting the March down Hollywood for Peace, I heard the most depressing things. So many people just don't get it.

They are so passive and so naive. A photography class was running around. One girl was shooting on and off while using her skateboard. She was just shooting for class. And thought it was smart to dart around hundreds of people on her skateboard. Her companions thought there was going to be a fight between the cops and the protesters.

I had to hold my tongue. It is hard to believe the war has been going on for 7 years. I've seen or participated in so many marches and little changes.

People have to pay rent and go to jobs that they hate so who has time to march? Who has time to care when there is a new Lady GaGa song on the radio? Resistance is futile or is it?

What is more tragic? People not knowing that the United States was founded via heavy debate and protest? That America's history is full of heated discussions and marches to bring forth change? Or that people just don't care about War anymore, lack of funding for education, loss of life, countless injuries both physical & mental? Have we become so glum?

So indifferent?

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