Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Trapped inside a system of prejudice

South African Pass Laws

Yellow Badge

Palestinian Freedom of Movement

The Stolen Generations

Jim Crow Laws


Ethnic Cleansing

A re-posted poem –

Death Cap

Iniquity, depravity
crimes against humanity.

Conflagration, radiation,
man made this abomination.

Enormity, deformity,
war’s enduring legacy.

Experimentation, humiliation –
Who needs victim’s approbation?

Cessation, condemnation?
War has no such aspiration.

Obliteration, extermination,
our final destination.


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33 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

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  3. Yes, what the hell is wrong with us (as you say) and not just confined to the past (as we remember the anniversary of the Brevik slaughter) – the tide of islamophobia throughout the world is very scary and based on similar ideologies and prejudices (and sometimes fascist agendas). The photos go well with your poem bb – always good to remind us of our fallibilities.

    • You make a valid point about the current state of things (we certainly don’t learn from history) as well as ideologies and phobias, because that is what creates these systems – ignorance, fear, and an unhealthy desire for power and control. Thanks, Gabe.

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    • It is, Kate. A distinction is made between the meanings of ‘ethnic cleansing’ and ‘genocide’, but whatever the semantics, they both destroy lives.

  7. I recall a friend who grew up in RSA telling me of the day she ‘failed’ the ‘pencil test’. Apparently, if there was enough curl in your hair to prevent a pencil from falling … you were ‘coloured’ … what a world…

    • I started watching a doco on Auschwitz on Foxtel tonight but just couldn’t stomache it. The worst I’ve seen was ‘Night & Fog’ – those images will stay with me forever. Hideous humanity.

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