Reality is brutal.
Reality is ugly.
Reality makes us see things as they really are, not as we wish to believe them to be.
Yahoo recently linked to Life Magazine’s photos of the Viet Nam war. The images are real, stark, brutal and truthful. Men, women and children died, shot, blown apart, bloody. These are the “publishable” shots… how many are in the archives that are still considered too graphic to publish?
I’m thinking about this because the United States is still engaged in military actions in various places on the planet, but we don’t see the photos anymore. Where are they?