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3 burned alive after witch hunt,

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posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 06:22 AM
Well this story is pretty shocking for this day and age
i would assume, Though i hear its still used in Uganda,

3 women accused of being witches where stoned and
then burned to death after a man died in mystery circumstances,
the man was believed to be a motor cycle taxi driver,

The man's face started to swell and blisters came up,
classic signs of being poisoned,

Locals thought the "witches* may have sprinkled potion
on his motor bike,

Its shocking as the article claims it was done in a trial
and the top 3 thoughts to be withes where hunted down a
nd killed in this way,.

posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 07:23 AM

Originally posted by asala
Well this story is pretty shocking for this day and age

yes it is. Humans keep shocking me.

You'd think that people would know better about this by now. They don't.

You'd think that people would know better than to kill rape victims and call it an 'honor killing'. They don't.

You'd think that people would know better than to do a lot of the things that we do. But we keep on doing it.

Sometimes the stupidity on this planet really is shocking.

posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 08:11 AM
That's a harrowing story, it's hard to believe that people (which are usually women TBH) are still being tortued and killed for witchcraft this day and age. What disturbs me was the idea of a ballot to choose who they thought was a witch.

[edit on 10-6-2007 by Kurokage]

posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 08:42 AM
This may have something to do with it:

The Kitgum district houses hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Uganda's two-decade war with the feared rebel Lord's Resistance Army.

Women are the sacrificial victims when things are going bad for the rest.

Hundreds of thousands of people displaced. Communities fractured. Normal hierarchy (probably male) humiliated, rendered impotent by twenty years of war.

Makeshift camps constantly at the mercy of truckloads of drugged-out, gun-toting, power-mad, blood-soaked hooligans, some not even in their teens. People constantly being shuffled around. Townships razed. No place to call home any more or crops to harvest. Everything gone to pot.

No regular schooling. No steady income or food supply. Total breakdown of the glue that holds communities together.

When this happens -- plus the fear, uncertainty, anger and grief -- people regress. They begin seeing 'portents' and omens in chicken dung. They need someone to blame. Obviously they can't blame their enemies because their enemies are whipping their ass. Those who're supposed to have the answers and solutions (the local 'big men')aren't going to blame each other because they need each other to sustain various illusions.

So who's low down on the totem-pole? Who can't defend themselves? Who don't have money to bribe their way out of it? Who will the rabble be happy to sacrifice? Uh huh. Yep. Those wimmin.

So the rabble is able to vent its collective anger and feel powerful and in control for a moment or two by stoning, flogging and burning a few lowly, 'worthless' females. Ah yes. Feels good. See those flames? See the skin splitting? Hear the screams? Yeah man. We burned those witches good. Cleared the air. Put us on top for a minute or two. Damn good.

Keeps the rest of the women under control. Keeps em scared. Teaches em to keep their damn mouths shut. Yakka yakka. Always bitchin.

Because as a rule, when everything goes to pot --- it's the women who hold what's left, together. The men go to bits. No fields. No tribal councils. No authority. No kick-ass at all. They sit around in camps and have no direction.

It's the women, with children to feed, who get out and somehow manage to grab a handful of whatever's around, to make a meal. It's the women (despite the rapes and murdered children and bashings) who become steadily even more strong. They bring forth life, they sustain life against impossible odds and they protect life --- with their own bodies if that's the only weapon they have. Without trying, without even being aware of it -- they become awesome. While the men feel more and more like eunuchs.

Killing a few of those women makes men feel more like men. The rest go along with it for the enjoyment, the spectacle, the momentary power, the sick thrill.

Wherever there's poverty, lack of hope, impotence, threat -- you'll find women bearing the brunt, as always.

And the accusation of 'witch' has always been a standby. You don't have to prove they're witches. And there's no way they can prove they are not witches. Easy peasy. Let the fun begin. You can blame 'witches' for anything at all. Which is especially handy when you have a lot of problems and no solutions .... and desperately need to feel in control of something, anything, to prove to yourself you're still alive.

The next step down for communities that burn women for 'being witches', is baby-eating and baying at the moon.

posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 11:56 AM
It's truly sad what our fellow humans are still doing in this day 'n age.
Dock6, thanks for putting it into context. All I can say is bring on the NWO already...

posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 12:10 PM

Originally posted by styxxz
It's truly sad what our fellow humans are still doing in this day 'n age.
Dock6, thanks for putting it into context. All I can say is bring on the NWO already...

That would be fine if the NWO weren't the ones causing this.

posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 09:48 PM
NWO hasn't been implemented yet. It's the *current* world order that needs to go. Either that or we need a new *new* world order

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