I have a sketch today for Paint Party Friday.
No...this is neither a WIP nor is the baby sleeping nor have I forgotten to sketch the eyes. The baby has no eyes. This is how a lot of babies born to victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in 1984 and Agent Orange during the Vietnam War look like. Some don't have eyes, some have severe physical deformities to the extent of looking grotesque. Even today some babies are born with multiple heads, limbs protruding from various parts of the body and a large number have mental disabilities. And all this is years after the actual disasters- one claimed to be an accident and one a strategy of war.
And the sad part is the parties responsible for these unpardonable acts are washing off their hands the whole thing. Union Carbide, through whose plant the leak at Bhopal happened has since been taken over by Dow Chemicals (Incidentally Dow was one of the manufacturers of Agent Orange too) Dow has been refusing to take responsibility for the plight of the Bhopal victims and their children. They are also going a step further and trying to clean their image by sponsoring the Paralympics 2012.
The Paralympic games need funds and such big sponsors are hard to get. But, the world must know the truth about Dow Chemicals.
I would request you all to read this online petition here and sign it if you think you support it. Thank you!
Don't we want the world to be full of cute babies like this?