posted on May, 28 2014 @ 06:17 AM
Having been raised on a farm, there is a whole lot I can stomach. I've helped birth many a barnyard creature, from cats to cows. The sight of my own
blood doesn't bother me, and most of the time I can handle the sight of someone else's blood.
I can clean an animal without batting an eye. I was gutting fish for supper by the age of eight.
I can watch movies with gore and violence so long as I know it isn't real. For example, I know vampires, werewolves and zombies aren't real, so it
doesn't bother me to watch a good, gory creature feature.
But, humans hurting and/or killing other humans I cannot watch. I don't know what it is, but I can't face it, can't look at it, can't watch it.
When 9/11 happened and they showed footage on the news of those people leaping to their deaths from windows and falling out of the buildings...those
images will haunt me for the rest of my life. And it's not a "terrorist" thing or a patriotic thing, it's just that I can't watch such a display
of death and pain and fright and loss of life.
Movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, House of 1000 Corpses? No can do. No way, no how. I can't stand to watch the scene in Three Kings where they
torture Mark Wahlberg, even.
I had a similar experience to the OP once, in which a clicked on an unsavory link and I still regret it. It was a video of a beautiful little young
Asian lady, nicely dressed, wearing heels and holding a kitten. How seemingly innocent is that? I mean, how could that go wrong, right?
Well, she puts the kitten on the ground and stomps it to death.
I can handle an animal being killed for food. But viciously killing a baby domesticated animal for kicks? No thanks. Made me sick.
When we were kids and we were heading out into the woods, pastures or going to the pond, my mom would always remind us "if you kill it, you eat
And my brother and I both knew she meant it! I think this philosophy coupled with growing up on a farm where we were constantly surrounded by and
aware of the circle of life (and death), instilled a deep respect for life in both of us. As far as I know, neither of us ever broke mom's rule.
Luckily, I have never stumbled across any links showing a beheading or burning anyone at the stake. But just watching the news can be disturbing.
If they are showing us stuff like the people dying on 9/11 on the nightly news, maybe some people become desensitized and it becomes a form of
entertainment for them? Or at least I hope that's the only reason people would want to watch this sort of thing. Maybe most folks just have a thicker
skin than I do...