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War Is Not Entertainment

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This deeply disturbing and oh so powerful  photo of a veteran holding a sign  on his lap that says “war is not entertainment” was taped to this disgusting ad that is on almost every corner these days promoting the Imax GI Joe RETALIATION movie.

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Ann and I saw it on the SE corner of 86 and Broadway and were deeply moved by the image and the gut wrenching example of the horror of war and militarism — what a creative action and how profound!

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How tragic! Yet it also reveals something  transformative. It demonstrates how each one of us can do powerful actions on our own not always in connection with an organizational affiliation. Someone had written “AMEN” on the picture as well. When I returned several hours later and after a rain episode to leave a Granny Peace Brigade card next to the photo inviting the gentleman to contact us, the photo was barely visible as the rain had washed it out. I am glad we have these pictures to honor this person. Maybe one of us will see him on the street – I would like to say thank you to him – and I’m so sorry. Peace be with you.

– Jenny Heinz: text and photos
for the Granny Peace Brigade