Suffer the Little Children

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Sri Lanka marked World Child Labour Day on 12th June by issuing this stamp featuring a child carrying what seems to be a heavy burden in the form of words “No to labour – Yes to quality education”. The illustration is mediocre but overall it’s not a bad stamp.

Sri Lanka World Day Against Child Labour - June 12

Low standards, I have them.

A first day cover has also been issued with a smiling pink flower as a motif.

Sri Lanka 2015 FDC World Day Against Child Labour

I don’t understand why the flower is happy about children suffering. Shouldn’t it have been a sad face to match the miserable brat on the stamp?

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The title of this post was taken from a Stephen King short story which he himself once critiqued as having “no redeeming social merit whatever”. Must be why I enjoyed it and the movie that followed!

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