Wednesday, January 14, 2015
I was just thinking about this the other day and wondering just why are we spending days and thousands of hours of non stop media coverage/debate, social media campaigns of outrage, along with massive street protests, in reaction to the murder of just over a dozen innocent French people by Jihadists and yet at the same time, just over 2000 innocent Nigerians are murdered by more Islamists nutters AND it barely gets a mention?
Is it that we have become so desensitised to the many murders in third word countries and Communist dictatorships, that when it happens in the West we are simply in shock thus this is how we deal with our outrage in a such a detailed and loud way?
Of course I have no issue with the outrage, analysis, protests and the global showing of solidarity against these 9th Century throwbacks but I would think that more needs to be said and done about thousands of men, women & children being slaughtered in Nigeria and elsewhere on an almost daily basis.
I might also repeat my earlier cartoon comment, that the hypocrisy of the Left amongst us truly has no bounds. Wearing their "Je Suis Charlie" tee shirts is nothing more than a populist hipster look when worn by the very same leftards that protested loudly to stop the proposed Coalition changes to the ridiculous/dangerous 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Posted by JR at 10:43 PM