Little Green Army Men and the Realities of War (Trigger Warning)
Posted: 25 May 2011 08:16 AM PDT
Generations of U.S. children have played with the iconic little green army men. Along with other war toys, they contribute to the socialization of some young boys into the idea that war is an exciting and heroic adventure.
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An artist at the Dorothy Collective decided to reconfigure the little green army men so that they would tell the less glamorous stories. Inspired by an article about the suffering of a Colorado Springs-based battalion, she created these little green army men:
They’re a heart-wrenching commentary about the grown up realities of war and the socialization of children into the fantasy. Thanks to Hope H. for the tip.
(View original at http://thesocietypages.org/socimages)
Wishing you peace…Lara