I’m pretty sure that when human beings became the predominant race, it wasn’t so one day we could tie each other up, torture and behead people on camera.
What the hell are we doing?
A lot of people prefer to turn a blind eye to terrorism. Not because they choose to pretend it’s not real, but because it’s horrible to think about. Why spend more time than you have to thinking about people who live only to instill fear in others?
But it can’t help but catch your attention when you hear about somebody who was beheaded by a band of hooded extremists trying to send a message. The worst part is, in these latest cases, the victim is an innocent bystander who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. And they died in the most horrific way possible.
Knowing that this happens makes me sick to my stomach. In the last two months alone, American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and just this week, French mountaineer Herve Gourdel have all been beheaded by ISIS, or ISIL, whatever the hell the group is going by these days.
I’m not saying we need to live in peace and harmony. History has taught us that such a thing will never happen. But can we just live in a world where people don’t cut off each other’s heads? Is that too much to ask?
It takes the lowest of lifeforms to actually murder somebody, brutally and viciously, and release it to the world, for everyone — including the victim’s family — to see.
Quite frankly, it’s embarrassing. It makes me ashamed to be a human.
Who knows what they do to these victims before they behead them. The fact that they’re so submissive before it happens makes me think that they’re tortured so badly that they welcome death. And nobody deserves that.
Journalists, like Foley and Sotloff, travel to belligerent nations to seek the truth. They know they are asking for trouble when they go there, and they understand the risks. But this is not what they could have anticipated in their wildest dreams.
It’s sad that we can’t live in a world where people don’t want to hurt other people. And it’s a shame that we even have to talk about it.
I don’t want to see it anymore. Alright, ISIS? You hear me? STOP IT RIGHT NOW BEFORE I SAY OTHER MEAN THINGS ABOUT YOU.
That won’t work.