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The poor die FIRST by Latuff2 The poor die FIRST by Latuff2
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:iconraimenaken:
raimenaken Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Infelizmente como o mundo esta feito...
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MeisterJay Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhh Dark Humor at it's finest :iconiloveitplz:
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PlatinumArtist Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That is sad but that is so true

Great Message Great Message

This Picture made me speechless since I lost so many of my friends overseas and this message just hits home

I :heart: it
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Xatchett Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Masterful!
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insert-cliche-here Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Very true.
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nymphOFsorrow Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Writer
:clap:
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linterman Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Very good man..
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:iconbanihilus:
Banihilus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
muito bom, ótimo simbolismo e mensagem...
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RC-Kola Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
The workers song - drop kick murphys.
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ShroomMan777 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Soldiers are meant to defend the freedoms of the people they serve. It's the politicians to blame for lying and manipulating the people, deceiving them to send soldiers to kill innocents in the "defense of freedom". The politicians lie to further their own agendas, and their lies cause the death of countless people.

Most people all over the world, in the East or the West, don't want to fight or kill or die - they just want to live their own lives. The last thing most soldiers want is a war.

Unfortunately, the politicians and those in power don't see thing's that way because they don't get blood on their hands. They don't have their homes destroyed by invading foreigners, nor are they sent to fight and die in a desert full of people who hate them for a war they don't understand.

The poor die first and the rich and powerful drink the blood that flows, but their thirst is never quenched.

In war, the first casualty is innocence. Whether it's a soldier that shoots a helpless civilian or the bomber who kills himself and innocent bystanders around him. Human beings who are otherwise decent people are manipulated and turned into killing machines and monsters - just to appease those who live in ivory towers and glass houses.
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SillySoviet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Very true, very cool.
Awesome sauce.
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Usayd Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
But surely the blood of an American killer is worth more than that of an innocent human being...?
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Swoboda Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
true...
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m-r-p Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
Also dig the flood of water mirrored by the pools of blood very much, this piece works very well.
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m-r-p Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
Beautiful.

Bouben... are you serious?
I'm unsure of the other image in question, but this one is self-explanatory.

tell me if these lyrics resonate any?

"Aint me.. it aint me, I aint no senators son, no...
Aint me.. it aint me I aint no fortunate one, no.."

War as a machine is an imperialist evil and the soldiers unitied as one represent pure evil. We cannot forget though that it has ALWAYS been the poor that try to make something of their lives through military service.

It should be well known by now with the cold shoulder or even harrasment of sufferers of gulf war syndrome and all the further fuckups of war that the grand US of A .. Imperial war machine of the 21st century, doesnt give a fuck about its very tools of opression. They will be replaced by newly born desperate lower-class living citizens soon enough.

The juxtaposition of "worthless soldiers" in Iraq to the "worthless population" of New Orleans is poignant and beautiful.

Sorrow is a parasitic vampire of an emotion so I do not entertain it, I'll only say this is a beautiful piece and gives full respect to the deceased where the nation has failed to do so.
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Denir Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
Well said!
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EstevaoPB Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Student Filmographer
tsc..é o que ELES não mostram...
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Bouben Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
aren't you contradicting a little bit? first you draw some EVIL US SOLDIERS or MERCENARY, then you show us POOR US SOLDIERS, who went to Iraq to get some money, so they can study on high schools and get some money injection for their famillies.

so what?

i don't understand your opinions or I fully understand your interests.
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Mal3ficent Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Another great piece.
:+fav:
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sarahassan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
really well illustrated *thumbs up*
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aquamen1983 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
This work is really great.. :+fav:
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antimyth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007   Digital Artist
I was going to do a soldier lying down similar to this, not sure if it could equal the greatness of this one, good job
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh... the old subject of the class struggle. Well... That's sadly how things are. Would be great that rich people sent their kids to war too (Specially politicians) :P . That way they'll know better what war is about.
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Teh-Big-P Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Ain't that the damn truth.
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davidbdr Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
...first and usually in great numbers!
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JohnnySix Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Artist
Right on the money (or lack of it.) :+fav:
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amibloodangel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Question, the one to the left is a Katrina victim, Yes?
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Mike-Dude Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
I was thinking of the Hurricane that hit near the Philippines. Forget the name of it.
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amibloodangel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Oh that one. (hits self) I msut seem like the ignorant american... (looks down)
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AshleyTheLoser Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Im speechless and I totally adore the message
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Astounding and sadly true, Carlos
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