This video was chosen because it relates to the inhumanity of war and how brutal it can be. It shows how, not only the soldier that dies is effected but also his family and friends.This video shows how war is a horrible aspect of reality and that many are effected by it. An example of this would be at 2:28 to 2:38 when one of the soldiers gets shot, not only was the soldier screaming of pain and agony but also one of his friends were effected by the wound. He was not effected physically but more so mentally. He felt that he had lost one of his close friends, which is something that is relatively common when war occurs, especially when the second world war occurred.
The video also shows how pain is deeply inflicted on the soldiers fighting it and what they have to experience during it. At the very end of the music video, there is a shot of a soldier starring lifelessly into space. It is clear what the soldier is feeling and you can see through his eyes that he is traumatized of what is going on around him. Dead bodies, screaming, pain inflicted soldiers all around, this is the inhumanity and unfortunately the realities of war and this video shows that clearly.
The soldiers in the picture have a grimy, lifeless look to their appearance. They seem depressed and unhappy about where they are and what they are doing. Their eyes tell the story of a soldier who has seen a lot of death and pain during their time in the war. This is something which happens in war frequently with soldiers, they see pain and heart ache everywhere they turn. The soldiers mouths are stitched up, possibly representing the fact that the soldiers fighting within the war have no say in what is going on around them and why it should continue. This is a reality of war and is a common feeling among all soldiers.
The crows over head the soldiers represents the death of soldiers upon the battle field. They represent the pain in which soldiers feel daily when involved in war. You can see the inhumanity represented by all aspects, the soldiers, the soldier's stitched mouths and the birds over head all show the unfortunate realities and inhumanity of war and the things soldiers experience during it.
Lyrics To War Pigs By: Black Sabbath
Politicians hide themselves away. They only started the war. Why should they go out to fight? They leave that role to the poor. (Rest of lyrics on link) http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/black+sabbath/war+pigs_20019418.html