Re: [xmca] Fallujah

From: Emily Duvall (
Date: Sun Jul 23 2006 - 08:23:28 PDT

Hi Phil,
Actually, I don't think it is off topic at all. It is part of being a
culturally and historically responsive being. Furthermore, I like to
think the work we do in theory and application can make a difference to
the way cognitive AND affective development moves forward, and that can
also include addressing debilitating human activity and the effects from
varying proximities.
Call me an idealist, but to that end, the revolution is in us.
~ Em

Phil Chappell wrote:

> Dear All,
> I was 10 when the image of the child running down the Vietnamese
> highway with napalm burns all over his body was being viewed across
> the world. In suburban Melbourne (Australia), in my comfortable
> middle class home, I wasn't even aware at that age that there was a
> serious infringement on world peace being dealt by the country that
> gave us Peter, Paul and Mary and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Way more
> sophisticated than Daddy Cool or a tepid meat pie.
> 34 years later and I feel like I am still in an eggshell. The
> destruction of Fallujah happened without me knowing, and how many
> others? A war crime of serious proportions - 7,000 citizens killed,
> the use of a new chemical (white phosphorous) that turns humans into
> "caramelised fossils". It even has a nick name - Willy Pete.
> We get so caught up in our busy lives that we don't get to intersect
> with seriously, depressingly and really real human activity that is
> going on around us. Okay, the use of pronouns for inclusion is a tad
> over the top, but am I the only one who didn't "spare a thought" for
> those affected at Fallujah? And where else in the world can we find
> these despairing activities happening - the list is, of course, way
> too long. And it keeps rolling on - Lebanon hot of the press...
> Okay, off topic, but I needed to say something, and folks here are
> sympathetic listeners.
> Phil
> There's a video at the link below that should be fact, many
> videos.
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