Gerard has a long and excruciatingly thoughtful piece on the refusal to imagine. From what I've seen in the last 10 years, 8 months and 19 days, the refusal to imagine starts with the refusal to look. Look at what has happened, knowing the we can easily become part of it, either as perpetrator or victim. (But remember, there are no victims, only volunteers.) So, some images from around the web as a reminder (warning - really graphic stuff below the break):
|Paul Johnson, 2004|
|Suicide Bomber, 3/2003 (Iraq?)|
I know it's not pretty, but it is what we,as a species can do if we don't look at it, imagine it, and say "not today." If you don't like these pictures, if you think they are too graphic or too disturbing, then I suggest you either suck it up, or be prepared to be in a photo just like one of these, as victim or perpetrator.