PLEASE STOP WITH THE GRUESOME PHOTOS
Lately, it seems like there has been a rise of violent crimes happening throughout the world. Extremist terrorist groups are making their names known by the slaughter of innocent people. People are killing for what they believe in while others are dying for what they don’t believe in. It’s disgusting.
While I’ve been crying for humanity and devastated at the very thought of the gruesome experience theseinnocent victims have endured—others on Facebook have been trying their hand at social media marketing and sharing disturbing images from the ground. My timeline has been sprinkled with images of bloodied decapitated cadavers. Some people have left comments expressing their concerns—I simply unfollow them. What i want to know is what makes these people think assualting our senses with horrible photographs will make us more compassionate for the cause? What makes them post without thinking that sharing this image is in bad taste?
I personally feel that if you are a showing images of people who have been brutally murdered or maimed without permission of their family—you are inconsiderate. You are exploiting these people only to push your own personal agenda—its not okay. It wasn’t okay to do it with Saddam Hussein or underprivledged children.
You are neglecting the concerns of your friends who don’t care the see the images. Yes a picture is worth a thousand words. But have more faith in your friends. We don’t need to see an image to have compassion. Most people are horrified by the thought of such barbarity. Even in a time when the world seems to have gone to savages— there is still some humanity.
P.S. If you are going to blame an entire religion for one sect’s actions—you better take a deep look into your own religion to see what crimes you are responsible. Christ said “He who is without sin, cast the first stone.”
featured image of Girl by Volkan Olmez