NAPALM GIRL - A DARK CAPITION


It was 08 June 1972 when this picture was captured. 



A Vietnamese girl, her name Kim Phuc was running naked in amongst other children and soldiers. She was screaming frantically after South Vietnamese Air Force accidentally dropped napalm on her local village, dousing napalm on her. She suffered 3-degree burns to thirty percent of her body, and if it wasn't for the photographer Ut who took this shot, she might not have survived this horrific moment.

"When President Richard Nixon wondered if the photo was fake, Ut commented, “The horror of the Vietnam War recorded by me did not have to be fixed.” In 1973 the Pulitzer committee agreed and awarded him its prize. That same year, America’s involvement in the war ended." from Time Magazine
What do you see in this picture (comment below)? To me, I see the rawness of what war is, dark times. Where greed of power and indifference cast upon a stone on us all. Yet, in dark times there is a glimmer of light. It may not be captured within this, but Ut who took this famous photograph, saved this girl as he managed to transport her.


TOOLS FOR WAR
DOESN'T SEGREGATE,
JUDGE; NOR
DISCRIMINATE

THE CORE
SIMPLIFIED TO A
DESTRUCTIVE DESIGN
WELL SO INCLINED

NO COMPASSION
TO STOP, AND WILL NOT STOP
UNTIL WE DO

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