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Scenes of War: a Glimpse Behind the Curtain of Silence

War. It has come to be regarded as an ordinary event, scarcely meriting a
thought. There is always some new enemy that the West must battle; always a
simple contest of good versus evil...
Western 'Civilization' Through Perpetual War

SCENES OF WAR, A Glimpse Behind The Curtain Of Silence
by Gregory Elich (with photographs by the author)

Article and photographs at:

 http://swans.com/library/art8/elich003.html
THANKYOU FOR THE LINK 30.Nov.2002 11:56

above the smoke

700 familys from Yugoslavia now live in this town of 150,000 in America. I got to know a family of 4 Serbians living next door. On sunday after church they have a pot luck. I attended with the eldest son. Never had I felt such community and shared spirit. Generous, thoughtful, humerous, hardworking and confused as I am about the bombing.
700 familys are not just Serbian Orthodox but Muslim, Albanian and maybe some Gypsys. Our school district was going to segregate the children and tutor groups separatly.
A lawsuit was filed to prevent this. It was endorsed by all groups. It won without being argued.
Prejudice must be unlearned and never used by media.
Don't hate me for being American or "white" or winged or spiritual. Hate me for my opinion if you must but leave off the labels because I hate them.


In our own day they are not fighting against one another at all. The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact. The very word "war," therefore, has become misleading. George Orwell