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Strange Fruit by WarUnderground Strange Fruit by WarUnderground
Original Photo : Joe Rosenthal, Iwo Jima, 1945

US fought the WWII by sending the poor and the minorities
while the "patriots" back home were hanging the rest of 'em.
This is the unwritten and the untold.


"Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop."
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:iconyougotbloodonmysuit:
YouGotBloodOnMySuit Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
This is sad..... 
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ncfwhitetigress Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student General Artist
that is f'ed up. but i approve of the message.
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BreKaiba Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
This really speaks out. Two iconic images... Man this really speaks out. The young boys, the minority boys, the poor boys put out there on the front to die for our country.. and back home black men , women, children, young and old were gettin lynched... and when those boys who came back home from the war. some of them may have faced the same fate. Yeah we say this image is Patriotic of the, putting up the flag and i respect it, but people need to realize that everything that glitters aint gold. America as a country, we aren't as high and mighty and righteous and in the right as much as some of us would like to believe, back then and even currently today.

I like this photo manip. it speaks something powerful
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WarUnderground Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Thank you. Appreciate it.
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justjoseph Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
whoa, great words,
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TearsofWolves Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for turning a beloved American image into a vent for your own ignorance and xenophobia.
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WarUnderground Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
you're welcome, you ignorant child of the US propaganda.
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NekoKitty447 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
I learned about this song today in Music class and tomorrow we're listening to it, I listened to some already and it's pretty sad :( Lynching was terrible
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WarUnderground Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
You should also learn about this song in your class
"They’re selling postcards of the hanging
They’re painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town"
from Bob Dylan's Desolation Row..

Peace
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tulio317537 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
asi es la guerra solo es muerte y destruccion ToT
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