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A subculture present all over is one with specific interest in the environment and nature. There are many names for these people, self-made and made by opposition. This culture can be analyzed because they have their own food, clothes, stores, websites, and even blogs. Here is an interesting definition I found that I will call this subculture throughout my post:

To be – A Tree Hugger -, to show your love and appreciations for Mother Nature, luckily is no longer a derogatory term, which was used by the Nation-Less Corporations, their PR goons, media, religious mullahs and the sold-out academia in the U.S. for the past 40 years, denigrating the rightfully concerned people who have been warning the humanity about the Global Warming and a whole range of environmental devastations caused by the nation-less corporations conducts all over the world. To become – A Tree Hugger – in fact should be a proud and honorable position to take and promote.

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The amount of time between an event and the “x” amount of time after an event, is known as the grace period, which is usually a reference to a span of time a person can go without paying interest or penalties for bills and such. In this context, however, I am using this term to describe the amount of time people wait before making jokes about catastrophic events like 9/11 and the Holocaust. With that being said, I present you this image, which is one of many offensive “jokes” that surface after the before mentioned “grace period” ends.

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The Facebook page, “Shiny Objects,” was responsible for posting this picture, and they have others like it. You can find the page here.

As an American, I was appalled after this image surfaced on my news feed. The majority of people who left comments regarding this image, were outraged at the insensitivity of it, making comments such as, “poor form” and, “What about this is supposed to be funny? The death of thousands of people? Not funny.” But one particular comment really stood out to me:

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“We are the only species which consciously, deliberately alters its appearance. This has been true throughout human history and will always be so because bodily expression can communicate things which words never can. Far from a superficial, insignificant medium of expression, the customized body lies at the heart of human nature and capability.” -Ted Polhemus

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