September 14, 2014
NEW ART BY CATHERINE KING: TRADE MARKS
TRADE MARKS. Collage by Catherine King. 2014. 7 5/8" w x 11 3/4" h
September 13, 2014
Windows On The World
Windows On The World. Collage © 2007 King & du Bois.
Never forget September 11, 2001.
September 07, 2014
Arrangement and Photography by Catherine King. 2005.
August 12, 2014
FOR THE CHILDREN. FOR THE HEADLESS CHILDREN.
by Catherine King
Where were you when you learned the Islamists were beheading children in Mosul? Do you remember what you were doing, like you remember what you were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001?
I learned about it a little over a week ago. I can't get it out of my mind, but so little is being reported. So maybe the news was unverified? Then four days ago (six days ago now), there was the story with pictures to prove it on Catholic Online.
But the larger news outlets are hardly reporting anything about the slaughter of the innocents. "Don't they know it's the end of the world?" I mumbled numbly to Jerome. Then a couple mornings ago I woke up and realized that we can use our website to draw more attention to the massacre being perpetrated by I.S.
I started to write about it, to compose something of an overview of what little coverage is out there. Then poor old Robin Williams committed suicide, and suddenly the nation has found something to care about. The death of Robin Williams= profoundly meaningfull tragedy. The headless Iraqui children= not so much.
We may not be a news outlet but we are The Tears of Things, and this is the epitome of the tears of things. It doesn't get any worse than this. Let us acknowledge that this atrocity marks and signifies the rock bottom of humanity's existence. The lowest possible point.
It's the Islamist devils who are doing this, but it's my people who are largely ignoring it. And the wrath of God is going to come down on us very, very soon. The time of Noah and the last days of Sodom and Gomorrah have nothing on us. I may be a sinner, but at least I won't be guilty of ignoring the beheading of children.
How about you? God sees it all, you know. He knows that my fellow Americans can't be bothered about this genocide because we are transfixed with celebrity, preoccupied by entertainment, obsessed with leisure. We are showing God and the whole world that we could scarcely care less about the little fellow pictured above.
Must we wait for more confirmation that these kids are actually being beheaded? Do we require more little heads before we believe it, or before the genocide is atrocious enough to matter? Am I missing something here?