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Make Art Stamp by Shadow-D-Keeper Make Art Stamp by Shadow-D-Keeper
EDIT: Moved to scraps. I want to keep my gallery only Photography.

I think the stamp really speaks for it's self.
Let's make Art and Not make war.

Before anyone gets mad at me for not being supportive of our troops or anything please let me to explain.

1st. there are 2 things you will Never see me talk about here, I try to avoid it in day to day life.
1= religion
2= politics
I believe everyone in this world has the right to hold their own opinion on both subjects. I may not personally agree with some1 else views or it may not be how I feel, but I respect your right as a thinking breathing human being to have your own personal view points.
I don’t discuss them because they are very passionate topics for a lot of people and I do not want to ever miss lead someone to think that I do not respect them or there views.
That and I believe what I believe and some1 would have a hard time indeed in changing my mind. But when such topics do come up normally there is someone ready and willing to take on the challenge which irritates me to no end.
I respect others and ask only for the same level of respect.

3.) My father, both stepfathers, several dear friends, aunt, 2 uncles, and brother in-law were/are in some branch on the armed forces. My grandpa was a sheriff deputy. My grandma was in the first batch of female beat cops in the city of Hot Springs AR.
Thusly I have a deep respect and understanding for the men and women who put their lives on the line defending their home, country, and the lives of people who don’t even know their names.
It’s not a fun or easy thing to do. It’s hard on them, their families, and their friends. Many are injured either mentally or physically doing what they view as “A job that has to be done.”

4.) This is My own personal view on war. (this is the first and maybe last time you’ll see me talk about it)
War is not just a country fighting another country. A war is a violent struggle for power. Those who want to take it and those who are defending what they have. Or in some cases Both sides fighting to take power.
War can be between countries, gangs, gangs and police, racist groups, or citizens and their dictators, or even between “normal” groups of people in day to day life.
War in any and all of its forms is violent and destructive. it damages the people or groups involved.

I CAN understand fighting to protect ones self or to protect people that you care about. I can even (though it is sometimes hard for me) justify killing another person to protect you and your loved ones.
I do not oppose the death penalty for violent rapists and murders. They are unable to live in normal society and should they ever escape would do unthinkable damage to other families. Even in jail they often cause damage to other inmates and guards, who after all are also people.

Likewise in war there are always horrors that can never be over looked. There are always threats that can not be ignored.
When someone screams, “Kill that group!” and you’re standing in it you should by all means try to save your own life and the lives of those around you.

If a dog or lion attacked you or your loved one, wouldn’t you try to stop it? Even if it meant killing that animal?
Humans are a little different from animals (but not much in my eyes)
If a madman started trying to kill you or someone you dearly loved, wouldn’t you try your best to stop them?
War is just a larger version of this.
It’s one side attacking the other because they felt the other attacked them fist.

I can understand going to war for to defending ones self and loved ones or home ONLY.
ONLY FOR DEFINCE!

What I can not and will probably never understand is why these bloody wars get started in the first place.
War is a struggle for power. This I can NOT justify in any since.
I can Not see killing ANY other life form for any reason other than to protect yourself or in the case of animals, for food.
To kill to gain power, to kill because someone has a different god, to kill because someone dress differently or looks different or speaks another language or just because it is fun is wrong, vile, and evil.
And I do not understand it.
Thusly I do not understand how wars get started in the first place.
So yes, I am anti war.

I am anti war, NOT anti defense, NOT anti military.

I do not believe that there has ever been a “good war.”
A war is not good.
Because the base behind war is as I said wrong, evil, and vile.

To have a war someone had to start it.
Someone had to do something that risked the lives and well being of others.
Someone had to start the killing.
Someone had to start the hate.
Someone had to oppress, murder, seek power, ect.

Case in point:
Yes, it was good that the Jews were set free from German oppression. But the war was not good. Some one had to start it. Someone had to be oppressed and murdered. Someone had to seek power/controle for the situation to come up where we did fight.
Ask yourself, “Is it good that Thousands of men, women, and children died in that war and the situations involved in that war?” the answer should be clear. “No.”

War is NEVER good.

5.) I do not hate the men and women that serve in militaries. On either side of a war.
They are human beings just like you and me, with families, friends, love, and hard times.
They do what they do because they have to. Weather this “have to’ is cause they are drafted, or have to protect their home, or have religious views that say they should, or because it is the only way to get money enough to keep their families fed.

Most solders that I have met who fought in a war, didn’t want to take another’s life. They didn’t want to kill. They did so to protect their homes and families.
“it’s a job that some1 has to do, even if they don’t like it” I’ve heard that or close to that from so many war survivors.

I support the men and women that fight for their country, even if I don’t agree with the war or military practices.
The armed forces have seen horrors that would make most people sick. Some have had to watch friends die, children die, bombs explode just feet in font of them. They have lived through things most of us can Not rap our mind around, because it’s too much to handle.
Imagine living everyday not knowing if you’d live to see the next.

I also believe FULLY in human rights! I believe that no matter how deranged, sick, or lost a person is even in war that they should be show some level of compassion and should be treated with respect and above all others Dignity.

I support the men and women fighting, for the sacrifices they make BUT!! I will NEVER support the miss treatment of prisoners or attacks on non military people and children!
When these things happen it makes me sick. And the people responsible should have to be brought to justice, but not by their tactics.
Again. No matter what side they are on they are all humans. They feel just as we do. They are not monsters in the dark. They are humans. And they should have rights. (even animals should have the right to be treated with dignity and brought no extra unnecessary pain)
There is NO excuse in my eyes for torturing anyone.



(sighs) The sad truth is war is violent and it hurts thousands of people, it hurts Millions, both directly and indirectly.
I can not support a war, Ever.
I support the men and women because they are human beings with emotions and families and homes, just like me.
But I can not support war. I can’t because of how they get started and all the pain they bring, no matter the out come.
I want to see world peace. I know we as humans have not evolved far enough to stop throwing rocks at each other, but I still wish it could be so.


I hope I have not offended anyone.
If so I am very sorry.


If you want to post a comment or talk to me about my view points this one time only I am willing to…
Just please do not attack my view points.
I respect all people, please respect me.
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:iconkingrievous:
KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I will make both thank you. :)
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LargeFG777 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
War is a stupid, boring and shitty waste of time anyway. 
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MarzyLovezKittys167 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Make Pasta Not War..... *le shot*
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:iconblacknovawolf:
BlackNovaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, so true :3
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:iconjulie-denka:
Julie-Denka Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Nice 2p icon. (Lol I'm stalking stamps XD.)
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MarzyLovezKittys167 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Grazie(thank you)~! :3 ( lol I do that too =7= )
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CrystalPhoenix121801 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no
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:iconarty022618:
Arty022618 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Artist
You're right.
No one should support war.

I really hope this brings a message to everyone.
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:iconfuzz3knavel:
fuzz3Knavel Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why not both?
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DFX4509B Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about getting some poster paint and crappy clothes out and making both art AND war? :lol:
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dance-draw-havefun Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
100th comment!!!!!!!!!
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GNGTNT105 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would respect everyone's views but war sucks. And I'm sick of how society is going, and gun laws are on the verge of kicking the second amendment to the curb, :no: it's annoying to think our state had one of the major of school shootings in America , I just wish both crime AND war will end.

I like this stamp, if I had a car I would sooooo have a bumper sticker that says this!
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DFX4509B Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it does.
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KatiDunkelschoen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
can i use it on my dA profile?
really great.
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VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
Powerful stamp! :heart:
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NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:iconhigh5plz:
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narutocatwoman Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS! PINGAS!
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:iconshadow-d-keeper:
Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Say what now?
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Project00Wolfen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>:J So what about those that practice the "Art" of War?
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MANGAWOLF123 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Artist
I totally agree!!!!
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:iconpaige-chan64:
paige-chan64 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no, make pasta not war //shot
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mtnightmare Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I agree we need more art and less war:)
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volva-autobot Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AMEN BRO! :nod:
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Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe thanks, but not a bro ;)
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:iconvolva-autobot:
volva-autobot Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not one either! Lol
I just call everyone that XD
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Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: I see
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
:iconilavplz:

I'm going to feature this stamp on my page -- with full credit going to you, the artist!

Keep up the good work!! :iconyourocksonicplz:
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Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
:iconselinmarsou: :iconyourewelcome1-plz::iconyourewelcome2-plz: :iconselinmarsou:
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Anna-M-H Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
just wanted to let you know i'm putting your stamp on my profile :)
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:iconshadow-d-keeper:
Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ok cool:)
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someoneabletofindana Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
:iconclapplz: Well said miss. Nowadays wars are fought for the same reasons goverments fought 200 years ago. Isn't it sad that we call ourselves "Homo sapiens", when most of our kind fights for (should-be) relicts like power and territory, something that animals have already been fighting for over thousands of years?
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Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it is sad. & Thank you.
Humans have been waring for the same reasons for as long as we've been "human"
Somethings never do change...
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PJatOluv Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Don't be a hater. Make cupcakes; not war. I honestly don't know how to critique this. It's a friggin STAMP for Pete's sake!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I fully agree!
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:iconfirelilyofthephoenix:
I saw on an Avatar: The Last Airbender fansite: "Make tea not war." I thought that was genius. I like yours too. ^^
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Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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:iconfirelilyofthephoenix:
yur welcome ^^
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Squibley Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Tell that to DA's politicians~
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FireballStardraco Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Here, here, I agree with both this stamp and what you said.
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Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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LittleGreenGamer Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with this 100%. People complain about violence in entertainment but there's not much being done to prevent war. We might as well have violence in our artwork if violence is a significant part of the past present and future.

Anyone who cringes at the sight of my artwork should be glad I'm only taking my inner turmoil out through art instead of joining a gang like I've considered doing most of my life.
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Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you stayed out of gangs. a Big Big thumbs up for that.
Art can be a good outlit & it's better to get it out through art than harming people.
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KingxXxNothing Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
war is NEVER pretty, I've lived in lebanon and I've went through the 2006 war. it wasn't a normal war, the bombing places were limited to some social groups.
now lebanon is not just another country, it is built with hate mingled in every corner of it for every other. the worst part of it was some people saying that they wish that the war continues so all of the shite (religious group) dies. very ugly.
now I've decided to live in syria becuase I just couldn't handle it the back and forth hate-comment from each group leader to the other.
war is NEVER needed, it is never needed to kill a civilian, soldir, or animal. if someone had to be killed for peace it would be the leaders.
I just don't understand why some people have to pull themselves away from the other country/religion/culture/race/political party. and why they have to believe the talk of whatsoever leader of this whatever group just because someone (and god knows who) have decided to appoint him/her as a leader.
I don't understand in the first place why we look at people concidering their country/religion and so on. now what missing to put classification tags on out forhead.
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Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the comments & sharing your thoughts
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SANDCREATION Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hallo my dear i'm in flickr and now i see thiS award..is possible to take and i put in all my blog is very eccellent ideea...i love this MAKE ART NOT WAR.IS SIMPLE MAGNIFICENT
SAND CREATION
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Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I am glad you like the stamp.
A few people use this in thier DA blogs
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angelmermaid Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student General Artist
i second his motion!!
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SabakunoPA Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish this can be for real I mean... It's a very great Idea. I wish I could change war into peace... But I can only change myself. :)

I REALLY LIKE THIS IDEA!!
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Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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