Their Deaths Are On His Head

Saturday, August 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

I got this from Open Mind for a Different View. This depiction of Bush is a mosiac made from photos of US soldiers that have died in Iraq this year. I thought it was a beautiful message that should be passed on. Feel free to post this on your blog too.

BTW- I changed the title to this post to better reflect the meaning that I got out of this picture. But I still feel that this deserves "A Moment of Silence".


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Blogger sideshow bob said...

I think this is one of those magic picture thingys too...if you stare long enough you can see the WMDs.

August 20, 2005 9:05 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Oh, SNAP!!!

August 21, 2005 9:18 AM

Blogger OldRoses said...

That's so sad. I think it is disrespectful to use the pictures of those brave men and women to make a portrait of the moron who sent them to their deaths. Guess you and I will have to disagree on this one.

August 22, 2005 1:00 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

I kind of saw it as saying that "their deaths are on his head", literally and figuratively.

August 22, 2005 8:40 AM

Blogger Sask 1 said...

Its very sad.But i think the picture serves as putting a point across.That all these people have needlessly died.

August 22, 2005 9:05 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

I agree, June.

August 22, 2005 9:27 AM

Blogger canuk said...

Sorry Sylvana I have to agree with oldroses. I too feel the picture shows disrespect to those that died. I will post in on by blog however asking for comments as to what others think.

August 22, 2005 10:46 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

I never really saw it that way. These comments are giving me something to think about. Art is very subjective and isn't seen the same way by everyone I guess. As an artist myself, I appreciate the controversial nature of this piece and welcome any comment regarding your feelings about it.

August 22, 2005 10:54 AM

Blogger canuk said...

Hey there forgot to vote in the poll while you were there :-)

August 22, 2005 12:08 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

I was going to vote, then I wasn't sure what I wanted to put. So I was going to give it a little bit, so I could think about it. But I decided that I still feel the same way I did before about this piece. So, I just did it. I voted!

August 22, 2005 1:02 PM

Blogger DrMax said...

I think the one problem with this conflict is we have all been kept at a safe distance from the Iraq war. We argue from the left and right, but we sometimes forget that 1800+ families' lives will never ever be the same. They have been cheated out of a future with their loved ones. Although young, I remember Vietnam, the carnage of that war was much more visible. The Iraq war has been antiseptic (by executive order apparently). I in no way want to disrespect the sacrifice of the families involved, but the rest of us need every reminder we can get of war's awful cost.

August 22, 2005 3:22 PM

Blogger Maria said...

Bush was in SLC today. I almost voomited all over my Cheerios.

August 22, 2005 5:20 PM

Blogger Maria said...

Sigh...must spell check before I post.

August 22, 2005 5:20 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

DrMax, exactly. If we are too shy about telling the truth for fear that it might offend, then how will the truth ever be known? And if we forget the bad stuff, we will most certainly repeat it.

Maria, he makes me voomit too.

August 22, 2005 8:45 PM

Blogger Spencer said...

Thanks for passing it along I still don't know how that man sleeps at night. I will stop he pisses me off so bad!

Cool Blog btw!

August 23, 2005 7:37 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Spencer, thanks and welcome to my blog!

I just don't think he cares. He pisses me off too.

August 23, 2005 8:22 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

I thought of another way that I see this piece. Pretty much whenever I see Bush, I see the soldiers that died because of his lies. I think this piece shows that very well

Someone on another blog said that it represented the fact that he must face these deaths. In the piece he is being forced to face them in a way.

August 23, 2005 9:18 AM

Blogger Randi said...

you know most people would be put on trial for murder is it like 3rd degree or something like that?

August 23, 2005 1:43 PM

Blogger Wendy A said...

The real big problem is the US doesn't get REAL international news. It is soooo sensored. How can the average joe understand the issues completely if they are fed Hollywood media 24 hours/day ( ie,Rudi Backdiar). I watched CNN just to see what new outfit/hair she had on. Credit for you Americans that can think outside the box.

August 24, 2005 5:55 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Randi, maybe third, or at the least, manslaughter.

Wendy A, welcome to my blog! I agree about the international news. I listen to the public radio news here that includes a lot from international sources. A lot of Americans I know feel that you shouldn't listen to people from other countries in making US policies, because it's none of their business what we do and we can do what we want, damn it! But they forget that a lot of the policies that we make affect many other countries around the world. Our pollution policies, our war policies, our exporting and importing policies; all of these affect more than the US.

I look at it as being a neighbor. My dad had a neighbor behind him that was in charge of assessing the houses for taxes. This guy decided that he wanted some of my dad's property so he put up a fence and included some of my dad's property. When my dad complained, the guy told him that if he went to court about it, he wouldn't win because he had ties. And if my dad complained, the guy said that he would re-assess my dad's house so that he would have to pay more taxes.

This guy used his position of power to take what wasn't his and my dad suffered because of it. That is not only not being a good neighbor, it is dirty and underhanded. I want the US to do things more on the up-and-up. Not muscling things away from people just because we can.

August 24, 2005 6:31 PM

Blogger Indigo Red said...

An amazing picture. What's even more amazing is that all of the little pictures are made of even smaller pictures of the dead from previous wars.

August 25, 2005 12:26 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

You're blowing my mind!

August 25, 2005 8:18 AM