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originally posted by: Squidleepie
a reply to: lamplighters
You don't have to worry about running into videos with real gore posted by The Daily Beast. Anything that marinates will sensor stuff like that. I'm glad you are being so careful to protect your psyche. Definitely keep doing that and don't ever give in to any inkling of curiosity you may have about seeing the uncensored stuff coming out of ISIS.
I was not so wise and have made the mistake of watching some of that in the past. It deeply disturbed me at the time and sometimes still creeps in to my nightmares.
When I was 13, Daniel Pearl was beheaded by Al Qaeda. My parents who are very conservative and obsessively watch Fox News, along with some people on Fox News actually, we're all saying that people should watch these videos to know just what kind of evil we were fighting. As a naive 13 year old boy at the time, I found the Daniel Pearl video online and watched it. To this day (I'm 25 now) I still cannot erase some of the details of what I witnessed back then. I know that because of that experience and similar ones later, I am slightly more numb to that kind of stuff than someone like you who has protected themselves from it more carefully. Despite that, now I am wise enough to stay away from it as much as possible (I also follow news on the "war on terror" quite a lot and am often researching in these subjects, so I come across links to videos like that every so often but satay away from them now).
You'll probably never have to worry about any mainstream news source exposing you to that kind of stuff. If anyone tries to attack you for censoring yourself, know that those people are incredibly stupid and or sick. Avoid those things as much as you can. I avoid them too now and am much better off for it.