Why are we as humans so aroused by other’s pain and suffering? We watch documentaries and read books detailing vividly the grotesque incidences which made up massacres and genocides. We have become desensitized to the point where even on Facebook, without any warning of the graphic content and where children can readily access it, a video is posted of a man decapitating his wife with a small switch blade as a punishment for her unfaithfulness. Seeing this video which was not a full minute long, of this woman on her knees with her arms tied behind her back was more than simply shocking. It was so difficult to comprehend the hate and darkness in this man that I watched it again. And again. I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I thought: this must be fake – someone’s sick joke. Must be! … But that was a real head her was holding. Her body really did fall over. This is what you pictured in school when you learned about people being decapitated by knights in medieval times for their treasons. But it never seemed so serious, so terrifying, so real.
How is it possible that there is such hate in in this world. That there is even another man filming this and saying something that seems like he’s encouraging this terror. The thoughts I had after were of how she was not gagged, yet she made no sound of cry or pain. How sharp that knife must have been for the man to have been able to cut through even her vertebrae so effortlessly. The fact that these were my reactions terrified me that after watching horror movies, these are things I expect to see.
I cried for the woman and I felt a lump in my throat. I wanted to find this man and torture him for months till he slowly withered away and died of insanity in the greatest pain imaginable. And then this lead me down the mono-debate of what gives me the right to choose his punishment? Is it right to look to religion or government or mass societal consensus the correct way to determine “rights”, “wrongs” and punishments?…..
How is it possible that this video is posted all over the internet and no one has done anything to stop this from ever happening again? It appeared they were from a spanish country, perhaps mexico…With all the technology we have, and the total control over the masses in so many countries, to the point where everywhere you go and everything you say or do is being kept track of, HOW is it possible that things like this are still happening? Why are we monitoring the actions of harmless civilians who parked in a no parking zone, while there are people who are truly the devil incarnated – heartless, soulless, loveless psychopaths who’s only purpose seems to be pain?
Whether or not an action against another, helpless, person is right, moral or acceptable should NEVER be viewed as subjective. The golden rule should be the highest law accepted worldwide and that, I believe absolutely, is the greatest ongoing world crisis – the abusive use of rules and beliefs distributed by higher powers (be it religion, government, etc.) to justify negative actions and inactions, especially to the inferior.
link to video (WARNING! graphic!) http://urbandouchebag.com/?p=1875