Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Snapshot of the State

Officials dump a Chinese-made T-69 armoured tank into the Gulf of Thailand, near the southern Narathiwat province August 9, 2010. The 25 decommissioned Thai-army tanks will form artificial corals to improve the marine ecosystems and increase fish stock in the area.

"A toast to the weapons of war, may they rust in peace"
 Robert Orben

It’s nice to see armaments of war are being recycled into “life creators” instead of “life takers.”

If things could talk……. What oppression, violence, murder, and compulsion did this tank “witness?” What stories could it tell?

It’s now time for it to slip quietly into its watery grave. It’s now time to be used and controlled by the forces of life, rather than directed by the dynamics of death.

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