Last night local news ran a report on people still protesting the death of Cecil and calling for the lion killer to be extradited to face charges for killing the beloved lion. Protesters were standing on a freeway bridge holding signs.
Very little mainstream news that I have watched is focused upon the Planned Parenthood butchery expose, rather the time is filled with the GOP debates and Trump.
Little to nothing is said about the recent ISIS conquests.
With the first Republican Party debate dominating the American headlines, little ink has been spilled regarding the continual bestial slaughter taking place in length and breadth of the Muslim World in the name of Islamic Jihad. As reported by the Reuters UK news service on Aug. 7, 2015, al-Qaida allied Jihaddists in the northwest African nation of Mali launched an attack on a hotel used as United Nations base of operations, killing five and taking three Russian pilots hostage.
Meanwhile at the eastern end of the media-dubbed Islamic Street, yet another secularist blogger in the heavily-Muslim populated south Asian nation of Bangladesh has been found literally hacked to death by one of the many Jihaddi hit-squads as reported by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) also on Aug. 7, 2015. To add to the 24-hour body count, The Times of India and NewsBeat Social (video) report also on Aug. 7, 2015, that the ISIS terrorist organization has executed 19 of the estimated thousands of women, girls and boys they hold in sexual slavery in the region of Syria they currently occupy.[...]
Arguably more horrific and senseless would be the 19 women put to death by ISIS terrorists in Syria. While the terrorist organization has made it no secret they would happily butcher anyone who stands in the way of their stated mission of establishing a global Islamic caliphate, they've also made no secret they'll happily fill their coffers with the profit made from selling captive women, girls and boys into sexual slavery.
As Molly Riehl of NewsBeat Social (see video) stated in her report, ISIS slave auctions usually see boys and girls from the ages of 1-9 drawing the highest bids to satisfy the sexual desires of their fellow Jihadists. The Times of India also noted that Zainab Bangura, the UN's Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict, stated that the captives are "peddled like barrels of petrol", and are "sometimes bought so they can be sold to their families for thousands of dollars in ransom money." - Source
Here's the deal ...
We don't want to know. We don't want to see. We tune it out. We distract ourselves and convince ourselves this is not like the other and we spin the reasons why. We nit pick and get ourselves embroiled in political fantasy and performance and we imagine this is the same world, the same country we grew up in.
Why can't we see what we are doing to ourselves ? Why do we refuse to let ourselves be outraged by the grizzly, barbaric murders we ourselves commit on our own soil, funded by taxpayer money? Why do we refuse to look at mutilated remains of human babies? Why do we not see these atrocities mirrored in the ISIS slaughter of men women and children - Christian or not?
Because we look but do not see, we hear but do not understand - lest we be converted and maybe have to give up something.