When I was much younger, around 18, I got a video handed to me from a mate who had been passing it from friend to friend.
Anyways, this movie was all real executions on tape (vhs). I admit, I sat through it. It was shocking and disturbing, but I kept watching. A hard
to acknowledge blood lust perhaps? Most of the camera shots were from far away, it almost seemed not real.
But then, at the end, I was destroyed inside forever. Some young guy, who must have been my age, had been "sentenced" to a public execution, well...
It was not a sentence, it was sickening human nature at its ugliest. The mob, surrounded this young guy, drew a gun, while a camera man stood next to
them and watched them shoot the guy, crawling on the street.
Then, his mother started screaming. It was the most horrifying shriek I've ever heard, and that stuck with me to this day.
What was worse, the young man did not die (adultery I think was the crime). The videographer kept rolling, while the mob shot him in the face. The
mother still screaming, the young man, scrawling across the dirty road with bullet wounds to his head. He was trying to breath, the suffering was
All up close.
That whole scene, took about 10 minutes non-stop until his body which had somehow survived so long finally gave in after about 10 up close gun shots.
Those blasts to his head still to this day haunt my thoughts. The sound his mother made.
The baying for blood.
The sickening nature of human kind.
And why could I not turn it off? Empathy I guess. I physically vomited once it all ended.
Some might be eager for blood lust at first, but to see a human go through so much suffering will tear parts of you to pieces, It will ruin you, so
imagine what it would be like for their family.
I hope your prediction never comes true, because that would make us just an electronic version of that crowd in the video I saw. I am not going to
link you to the video about it (last I heard the video was banned) and I can never hear that motherly scream again.
edit on 17-2-2012 by Qumulys because: (no reason given)