You must have been on a fairground merry-go-round as a child. Was it a traditional carousel with horses that go up and down as it goes round? Or a toddlers’ one with teacups? Maybe it was zoo-themed with lions and zebras and elephants? Emergency service vehicles such as police cars and fire engines? Trains are quite common, such as a Thomas the Tank Engine themed ride.
Talking of tanks, how about this?
Image taken from Children in Peace site https://www.childrenofpeace.org.uk/news/
The campaigning body ForcesWatch worries about the militarisation of society in the UK, with lengthy arguments as to why it is not right to encourage guns as playthings.
But even they have not got started on the concept of toddlers in tanks.
I did email Children of Peace and ask them via their contact form what that image was supposed to be. I got no response. Within a few hours they had changed the image on the news page. I presume they have realised there are links to it and removed it from the media section of their site – hence it appears broken above. This was the image:
This is the email I sent on 26th Jan 2020, as at 3rd Feb 2020 I have had no reply:
——– Forwarded Message ——–
Subject: A query regarding an image on your site
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 17:02:26 +0000
From: Simon Reed
Can you tell me what is going on in this picture?
I am referring to the headline photo for the news story “/A new group joins us. The Palestinian group SHAMS joins us as an affiliate./”
It appears to be small children on a merry-go-round of tanks. It looks like one of the most appalling images of child military indoctrination I’ve ever seen.
What is the place and who are the children?