posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 10:00 AM
I have a few points to make, sorry if they have been mentioned (i haven't read the last couple of pages yet).
Firstly, this doesn't happen across the whole continent of Africa as some are implying here.
Secondly, colonialism didn't create this but almost certainly did amplify it. Many awful things happened in tribal life, particularly in Nigeria,
Witch hunt. I do find a lot of the discussion here a little hypocritical, not from individuals but from a western perspective in general. Can noone
see the analogy in our own culture, the witch hunts that we conduct? Imagine that the media in our countries is the leader (or whoever organises these
burnings) of the tribe, the witches being "terrorists". Replace "killed babies" with Jihad. I would imagine that an advanced alien coming here and
learning about us would find it hard to differentiate between what goes on in Africa and what we have done in Afghanistan and Iraq. The crowd cheering
the burning on? Sounds similar to the blind patriotism that was calling for blood in Iraq.
Or even think out what happens to someone when they are suspected of doing things to children (sexually or violently) in our culture. Chances are they
get a very brutal time in prison with guards turning a blind eye and a general belief that they deserve it, or deserve worse. A few years ago in
England convicted paedophiles had their pictures published in a daily tabloid newspaper. What entailed can only be described as a witch hunt.
I'm not trying to justify or take away the seriousness of the OP video but lets remember that we are not perfect either and that we can be subject to
brutal gang-type witch hunt behaviour as well.