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tags: Politics Social War History

Lessons of Darkness

Burning oil uses up so much oxygen that no dialog can be produced. Each scene renders us all speechless. Beautiful cinematography to capture such devastation exposes a, seemingly other-worldly, dystopian society that has convinced itself their actions are normal.

Extracting beauty from a war’s carnage sounds quite similar to propaganda from an authoritative regime. The difference here is that in extracting all of the beauty possible, war is exposed for what it truly is: smoke and mirrors. Even the water is an illusion that brings death; a postcard from hell.