Friday, March 14, 2008

WINTER SOLDIERS

 FOUNDING FATHERS
The "Winter Soldier Investigation" was a gathering sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW – www.vvaw.org) intended to publicize war crimes and atrocities by the United States Armed Forces and their allies in the Vietnam War. The VVAW challenged the morality and conduct of the war by showing the direct relationship between military policies and war crimes in Vietnam. The three-day gathering of 109 veterans and 16 civilians took place in Detroit from January 31-February 2, 1971. Discharged servicemen from each branch of military service, as well as civilian contractors, medical personnel and academics, all gave testimony about war crimes they had committed or witnessed during the years of 1963-1970.

On Thursday March 13 to Sunday March 16, 2008, the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW – www.ivaw.org) will hold their own Winter Soldier hearings. The event will feature testimony from U.S. veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground. The four-day event will bring together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and photographic evidence. In addition, there will be panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and other specialists to give context to the testimony. These panels will cover everything from the history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans' health benefits and support.

The posted image shows the first "Winter Soldiers" (carved in stone) who history has shown to have committed grave & serious harm to the real & original founding fathers of this once great nation, whose philosophy I`ve admired for the most part.
I find that the inhuman acts against the people of Iraq is a repeat of what was done to the original fathers of this land.
I do hope that the Winter Soldiers hearings this week end will be shown far & wide to help put an end to the genocide occurring in all our names regardless of our respective feelings.
PEACE

The image was shot in my house from one of my numerous T-shirts.
I extracted the text to be able to then insert 'drop shadows' to give the image a little more depth.
On Planet Earth, a ballerina in a new dress, & a new series of 3D shots are in the header.

6 comments:

NDD said...

good one, KH.

When you mentioned T-shirts I was thinking of the one I have, has the four of them holding rifles, and says something to effect of "fight for homeland security since 1492".

The "son" of the "founding fathers" who sold it to me got quite a kick of the idea I'd be wearing that one!

Pudsy said...

*applause* and a warm salute to you for posting this...this planet needs more people like you..
Pudsy

Knucklehead said...

Well,
Hiya Pudsy
That`s very nice of you to say.
I try & keep a lot of my leanings out of the blog, so as not to distract people from the main reason for it.
The blog mission ironically, is to distract people from the sometimes horrific reality of our times, respectively, by introducing them to colors & shiny things I see in my little universe. If it gets more people to smile & appreciate their surroundings, it can only insiduously lead to a better understanding of each other. It is obviously working & you are proof of that. I`m glad you came by.
Watch for a little something on Tuesday, "Ladies Night" here on White Knuckles.
The reason I called it that, is sometimes you`ve got to hang on for the ride. A white knuckle ride.

Knucklehead said...

I`ve been following some of the testimony at the Winter Soldier hearings.
I`m putting up this link, but it`s not an invitation to go there, only a source if you are interested in hearing what some soldiers have brought back home with them. They are probably stronger than others, in that they are telling the truth of the war & admitting their participation in events that are basically war crimes. The more people hear their anguished testimony, the more quickly the inhumanity will end, although I fear "quickly" will be measured in years.
Peace
http://therealnews.com/web/index.php?thisdataswitch=0&thisid=1138&thisview=item

olivia said...

Hi Head, ND, Puds.

I agree w/ ND and Pudsy ... a good one and the world would definitely be better if more people were like you.

Knucklehead said...

Oh, Olivia,
That would be true if I was what I strive to be.