I haven't read this whole thread, only the first post, and I didn't watch the vid or click any of the links, but I figured that the content of the
first post was enough to comment on. Some of you know I have spent a lot of time in ex-Soviet Central Asia, although never in Chechnya. Even so, I
know a thing or two about a thing or two.
My reaction to the post was very curious. I felt a kind of heavy, heavy, leaden disinterest close over me. It was very sullen and seemed to be a kind
of boredom but upon closer examination it was conceiling a cold, slow anger underneath. A mix of anger and boredom, for a bland mental cloud that
makes me simply not want to look at the video or even read too much of this thread. I also feel a little angry at the OP, but I recognize that is
irrational so I filter it out. Even so, I wonder why? Shoot the messenger syndrome? Or something more? Something about the tone...whatever,
But at any rate, the overall effect was a kind of dull cloud that made me just..turn away from the subject, in my mind. So I have absolutely no
interest in watching that, and in fact I cannot understand why these things circulate and why anyone would watch them. Upon speculation I conclude
that, outside of a very few organic sickos, people who enjoy these things have never experienced significant physical pain or privation. If they had,
they would naturally shy away from anything like that viscerally, without even thinking. Seems so to me anyway.
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