I'm with P1Key...

@dawnald (84131)
Shingle Springs, California
April 15, 2013 6:11pm CST
After a lot of thought, I want to revisit something that P1Key posted after the massacre at Sandy Hook. My cousin posted something online today about not posting all those pictures from Boston - nobody wants to see them. Well, I think we should post them. Every time somebody, especially a child, is killed by violence I think we should post them. Maybe it will shock people into standing up and doing something. We should post pictures of the hunger strikers in Guantanamo, and the drone victims in Pakistan, and victims of domestic violence, and every murdered son and daughter everywhere all over the globe. Pictures of that little girl who got napalmed in Vietnam and of the Viet Cong guy who got shot right after the picture was taken are a big part of what shocked us into getting out of there. No more glossing things over. It's too easy to ignore it and go on with our lives. We should post them. And if our representatives don't do something about it, we should vote them the heck out. And if our mainstream media doesn't report it, stop buying their newspapers and watching their broadcasts. End rant...
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13 responses
@celticeagle (117652)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Apr 13
I think that you are right. Glossing over it all doesn't really help anyway. We certainly don't need a media show but we do need to be aware of what is going on in the world and come together to do something about it.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 13
Show the events, let us draw the conclusions...
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@celticeagle (117652)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr 13
Right!
@GreenMoo (11842)
15 Apr 13
I hear what you're saying, but I fear that people would just get numb to it and more difficult to shock.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 13
Possibly all the violent movies and video games have already numbed us.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
17 Apr 13
wish I could be. how does that happen? I've seen violent movies and all and tons of images and I can't see another human suffering emotionally without feeling it in my gut. I guess I don't get shocked to the violence and I can watch blood shed without getting sick anymore so in that sense, yes..I guess I have de-sensitized. I can not watch a little boy get killed and see the pain on the parent's faces without hurting deeply myself. I can't even talk about it without crying. How does one de-sensitize to that extent. it isn't the blood and guts ...its the human emotion that gets me each and every time.
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@hereandthere (29740)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
two events come to mind. i remember Malala Yousafzai, the 15-yr-old pakistani school girl shot for advocating education for females. i wonder if it changed anything there. next is the bus gang-rape in india. it also spread around the world, and yet more incidences followed.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 13
maybe it will be the start of change...
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
15 Apr 13
I totally agree.. out of sight means out of mind. Show us the pictures. Make us cry.. it's what wakes us up to the horrors in our world!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 13
too many horrors...
• United States
28 Apr 13
Your cousin is ignorant. Yes we do want to see them because it will open the eyes of the blind, so to speak, and re-posting raises awareness. I didn't find out about this on TV. I got on Facebook and saw postings from friends. Then I realized that Jen was in the area and I cringed.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 13
Jen?
• United States
2 May 13
@dawnald Jen is a friend I have on Facebook.. I so hate this new look
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 May 13
@WildHorses I can't follow this, it's confusing...
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 13
Too many atrocities, happening all too frequent, you wonder if it's ever going to end, and whether lessons are being learnt, or it is going to be such a frequent occurrence that we just switch off? Too much doom and gloom in the world, is this what life is really all about?
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Apr 13
I sure as heck hope not.
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
20 Apr 13
I agree in some ways...it does get attention and open the eyes of people...especially if they are horrific acts towards others. I know when (and I think it is still is ongoing) the genocide that was happening in parts of Africa and they were finding whole towns burned to the ground and murdered people everywhere a lot of people didn't realize that it was happening until it was put out in the media. Even many that had heard that things like this occurs until you actually see it, it is hard for some people to comprehend the magnitude. But...I do not like when the media gets out of control. Sometimes they become so into a certain story or situation that people begin to look past it....like "oh, it is that story again."
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Apr 13
If they over do it, people lost interest, especially if there's a lot of "breaking news, there is no update in the story bla bla bla". Good grief, save it until there IS an update. Like when they were choosing a new pope, 20 minute interruption to say "black smoke, means they haven't chosen a pope bla bla bla". I could understand the interruption when they DID choose one, but to say they didn't, could have been a 30 second interruption then on to business. Sometimes I think the press like the sound of their own voices.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
18 Apr 13
I think we live in a time where technology is ever present. Although there's a lot of 'bad' things that technology brings, there are also a few things that makes it worthwhile. I agree that we should post them. I think this will make it harder for those people that commit these terrible violence to other people to keep doing what they're doing. And it would inspire other people to act, and stop those who commit these crimes.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Apr 13
hopefully
@artemeis (4017)
• China
18 Apr 13
A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words I think there's 2 sides to this. For one, I believe we need to be sensitive to the victims or deceased because it is very traumatizing for them or surviving next of kin already and posting their graphic condition would not be good for their recovery and to some extent deemed disrespectful. The other would be the reaction it brings to the audience and it would not be helpful to most viewers who will enter negative states of mind like depression, fear, paranoia, panic and even violence. I understand about reporting the facts but disturbing graphic pictures could be taken and interpreted wrongly making the situation worse than improving it.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Apr 13
I would be OK with my pictures being posted if I thought it would help something. Some people probably would not.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
17 Apr 13
I do agree with you that the pictures of innocent victims should be shown everywhere as those precious lives (whether they are youths or not) are what could spur people into action. What I don't think we need to see time and time again is the pictures of the destruction that has happened in situations such as what happened at Sandy Hook and what has just happened in Boston. Pictures of the destruction will make people very angry and may spur them into action that is not the right kind of action needed in these situations.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 13
Hm, well I agree we don't want to get people mobilized in premature action. Lot of things going around after Boston pointing fingers at muslims, for example, and at this point we have no idea who the perpetrators are. Could be another internal case like Oklahoma City for all we know.
@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Apr 13
Hi dawn You made me think and yes I agree if we all keep our eyes averted to that kind of pain and suffering it will go on and on so you are right ,Thy should post pictures of the victims of the Boston marathon bombings and all the other atrocities that we try to avoid thinking about.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 13
I wonder if some of these people are right, and we would just become desensitized.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
16 Apr 13
I agree with what you're saying but when it comes to boycotting against the mainstream media, it would take the entire country for it to really set foot. Think of all the other viewers of our news networks in other countries...
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 13
I don't think it would happen, it's just my way of saying "don't believe what they're feeding you"...
@BarBaraPrz (19597)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Apr 13
I looked at some of those pictures. All that bright blood splashed everywhere looked as if someone set off a paint bomb... I saw one picture of a guy who had his lower legs blown off, his tibia sticking out bare on one leg. It's all just so sad.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 13
yeah and probably some sick b^stard somewhere laughing his azz off :(
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