Isn’t it easy to just walk through life following everything you hear/see? Wouldnt it be more simple to listen to everything your told and never question anything, than actually search beyond mass media, and the common bullshit that your fed each day.
When you hear about the war in Iraq you’re most often given the choice of either sympathizing with Iraq or the United States. Thats called a false dilemma, “ya either love it or ya leave it”. This fallacie is used by most polititians to keep your mind off of the truth. But you’re missing the middle of the entire issue. When i question different areas of political importance im commonly accused of sympathizing with the “enemy”, when infact I’m only finding my own answers while understanding and evaluating situations. What has media ever done thats earned societies trust, same with the government – why should I beleive what they tell me? Let’s be aware
Abir Aramin (10) was said to be with two other girls in the West Bank Villiage where Israeli is building a section of its West Bank barrier. They were near Israeli border police vehicle when it drove by, and it is said that there were rocks thrown at the police vehicles. The Israeli police responded with tear-gas and stun-grenades, and during the violence the small girl was hit in the head. She spent 3 days in a hospital in Jerusalem before passing away.
This just shows the amount of fear that people are packing around with them. You would have to be extremely afraid and worried to retaliate against some 10 year old girls. It isnt much different from the bull-shit that happens in the US, and many other countries. People get so worried about being watched, criticized, judged, violated, and killed that they spend there lives in fear. Michael Moore makes an excelent point about this in Bowling For Columbine. Its really something to think about.
Both of Hussein’s aids were hung this morning. Barzan Tikriti (Sadams half brother) and Awad Hamed al-Bandar were hung side-by-side. Both men were found guilty, along with Hussein, of killing 148 Shi’ite Muslims. A video is being linked around the internet, in which it shows both men being hooded and hung.
As they fell Tikriti’s head was decapitated, and the video shows his headless body laying on the ground.
Khalaf al-Olayan, a leader of the main Sunni bloc in parliament, is demanding to see the videos. “It is impossible for a person to be decapitated during a hanging,” he told Al-Jazeera television. “This shows that they (the government) have mutilated the body and this is a violation of the law.”
Others say that he fell hard and fast enough that it would instantly decapitate him.
This is one of the most disgusting spectacles. My feelings about the Hussein hanging have now been bumped down, because this is so much more disturbing. Think about the children who saw the Hussein hanging, and the ones who mimicked it (three children dead). What’s going to happen when kids see this video?
Three Children (10 year old boy from Pakistan, 15 year old girl from India, and 9 year old boy from Texas) all hung themselves within the last week after watching the Hussein execution.
The boy from Texas watched the leaked out video of Hussein’s Hanging and simulated the execution; “We’re theorising he tried to experiment or mimic the behaviour and it got out of control,” local police captain Thomas Claunch stated. According to Police reports the young boy went into his bedroom and tied a peice of clothing to the bunk bed and then around his neck. “There was nothing to indicate any criminal wrongdoing, it appears to have been a tragic accident.” Mr Claunch said.
In Pakistan the 10 year old boy and his 11 year old sister both watched the execution on TV. His sister helped him to tie a rope around his neck and to the ceiling fan on the roof.
15 year old Moon Moon from India became depressed after watching the Hussein execution; “She said they had hanged a patriot,” said Manmohan Karmakar from the town of Kharda. She told people around her that she wanted to feel the pain that Saddam felt during the hanging.
Where does the world stand when we can blame violence on video games and then witness this. Violence isnt fueled by mature films or games, it’s brought on by the presentation of actual death. It’s too easy to blame it on one thing, but I think this is evidence enough to prove that showing a public execution as entertainment will definetly effect the minds of some young viewers.
Its hard to talk about such foul entertainment without gagging, I’ve commented on things that people find interesting from genuine amusement to sex videos, naked photos, and gossip at large but this has got to be the lowest point. Now its hard to think that someone could enjoy watching this video but its obvious from reading other blogs that the interest is there, and it really scares me. From a political view this current discussion starter is really something to talk about, but when you read people describing their extreme personal pleasure from watching the death of another human being society needs to check what its future target is. No one can possibly think in 2006 (nearly 2007) that something like this is actually meant to be a punishment. Its never going to end and this is only making Hussein look more heroic to his followers. What kind of world do we live in when the death penalty is still used and public execution is seen as entertainment and viewed with pleasure. I watched the video out of pure curiosity, I never thought that something like this would be flaunted and “caught” on cell phone cameras. Why didn’t we all stand in the streets and hoist our kids onto our shoulders to watch it and cheer when his neck snapped, oh yeah; because none of us want to get off our asses, we’d all rather watch it on our computers from our nice warm houses. Not only have we justified murder and brought ourselves back to the 1800’s but we’ve done it lethargically. By killing a killer the murder mentality is only kept alive. Hell if we’re going to slaughter murderers lets stone Bush, i bet that would get more views on your youtube account, bring your cell phones. I mean, if we’re talking about war crimes, the war in Iraq wasn’t passed through the UN which makes it illegal; so how many deaths does Bush have on his list?