The Global Post, an online news journal out of Boston, has posted an amazing series of 7 photographs taken in Aleppo, Syria, a couple days ago. Here is the instant that a tank shell explodes among a small group of rebels holding one of the forward street corners in the city against the Syrian army. Yes, all three are being instantly killed in this photo - even though their bodies have not yet begun to be blown back.
Why post this? To just plain remind people that democracy is a dream for most people in the world. We have it but we seem to find reasons to pout and not vote. At times, a majority of registered voters ignore voting. And that does not count the many who refuse to register for any number of selfish and inane reasons. We should all vote intelligently. Vote only for those offices and candidates we know enough about. These fellows were seeking to have the right to vote and hoped and expected to live to do so. Democracy is precious, scarce and fragile.
A note on the Global Post. It is an amazing online only news journal started in 2009. It focuses on International news. I am adding a permanent link to them in the right side column.