- Published on Friday, 05 August 2016 07:00
"The End - The Doors (Vietnam War napalm bombing runs)", Aaron Richards YouTube channel (31 October 2014)
Following my conversations with Anthony Freda and John Massaria, I thought I'd share with you a short video I found that explores the notion of western exceptionalism. We are told ad nauseam by our governments and their media outlets that the West is committed to bringing about "freedom and democracy" around the world. Well, we've been doing that for quite a long while now...
And by the way, just in case anybody thinks I'm being "anti-western" or against "British Values" (whatever they are) in sharing this video, let me echo the words of my guests: "I love my country" but I think—whether we're American, British, French or whatever—"we can do better than this." Don't you agree?
The End - The Doors (Vietnam War napalm bombing runs)
Image captured from the archived footage; colour and brightness adjusted, aspect ratio slightly altered