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Monday, April 23, 2007

Fire and Ice Blogjacked

Michael Fay, Marine Corps Artist, had a wonderful blog, Fire and Ice, that was compromised by someone that evidently disagreed with Michael's political views. What better way than to take away his free speech, right? All his work that had been put into his articles about his time as a Marine artist on the front lines with our soldiers. He had sketched, painted and posted the brave, weary and lonely soldiers. Also the heros and our brothers, sons, husbands and friends. He had many of his wonderful sketches and paintings and first hand stories of what goes on day to day in service to our country. Besides his art, Michael occasionally spoke of his feelings about the U.S. involvement in Iraq.

Someone that didn't like Michael's political views decided that their views were more valid than Michael's and destroyed and took over his blog. Who are they to say that? Narrow minded, self centered, egotistical jerks ... that's who. Freedom of speech is one of the things our soldiers are protecting. What an insult to take away Michael's rights to free speech, whether you agree with him or not.

I respect Michael for his fine work, beautiful paintings and sketches. I support his efforts and our Marine Corps efforts to document the daily lives of our troops. I'm removing the link from my blog. What a sad day.....

You can read the BBC article about him, here. And here is an article in the Wall Street Journal.

I have a link to Sketchpad Warrior, Kristopher Battles, U.S. Marine Corps Artist, still in my links.

Hope all is well with you two artists.

Semper Fi!


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