When I thought the world couldn’t get any crueler…

Listen, I get it, the news coverage about the mentally disabled teen isn’t Trump, it isn’t Istanbul, or Syria.  And although there are bigger things to concern ourselves with; people who are suffering even more heinous treatment around the world than the eighteen year old teen who was bound, beaten and partially scalped; I for one cannot let it go, or stop thinking about what it must have felt like to him every second of every minute that passed.  My heart breaks wondering if he was worried that eventually the abuse would end in his death?  I can’t help but imagine how filled with fear he must have been during the entire brutal beating.  He must have been confused, lonely and terrified.

It doesn’t compute in my brain how something like this happens?  I cannot swat a fly without apologizing to the universe for causing another living creature pain that ends in their death.  So I really, and truly cannot process how four young people, three of whom are eighteen get it into their heads to take somebody captive, and torture them for five hours.  Never mind the acts of violence committed against him, but to do all of it while posting it LIVE on Facebook?  WTAF???  Like how did it get through their server?  I’m not a computer person, so I don’t know how this works, but if I write an email with the name of a car manufacturer in the body of it, the next time I log on to my email account to write emails every single ad is about that brand of vehicle.  So if they can “spy” on me and direct market to me in the span of ten minutes, why can’t they see a live video of violent crimes being committed against an innocent human?  Can’t they see it, and track the IP address so that they can go rescue a victim?   Shouldn’t that be a thing that can happen?  It is so disturbing to me that anybody would think to act in the way these four people did, and that they also thought to stream it live.  I don’t have the words.

And who the FUCK wants to hurt somebody in this manner in the first place?  That blows my mind.  I can’t even.  Honest to God, what has happened to them in their own lives that they believe scalping a person is a just action to take against an innocent young boy who has zero to do with Donald Trump.  Like he is mentally challenged, I highly doubt that your young friend went to the polls and voted in Donald Trump.  Even if he had voted for him does that make the abuse, the violence and the cruelty that they put him through justified?

I mean this is a rhetorical question, you know I don’t expect you to give me an answer.  I’m confident that you and I all agree.  There is nothing under the sun that anybody could do to me, or even my children that would cause me to take another human being and torture them for five minutes, never mind five hours.  I’m incredibly disturbed by this entire situation, and my heart bleeds for the unnecessary pain and suffering that poor young man endured at the hand of four more mentally disturbed people than the teen they attacked.  I pray for his healing, and that the four get what they deserve.



  1. I too am appalled at the actions of these four young ones. It seems to be happening more often now. I believe it was streamed on facebook. They obviously had no clue as to the ramifications of it! Like what the hell?? Do they have parents? Personally I’d beat the crap out of my kid if they did that AND I’d put them in a reform school. But that’s neither here nor there. Facebook responded as quickly as they could. They cannot monitor the thousands upon thousands of content put on their site every minute. If they could, understand, that would be big brother watching and that would be the start of censorship. Our freedoms are being whittled away as it is; censorship would end our freedom of speech.
    The other indication of this kind of heartless behavior is the immense exposure our populations are subjected to by the media. That being movies, tv and cyber. There’s too much physical & sexual violence; too much gun violence seen by all. My fear is that our young ones are becoming desensitized to all of this because of it. Maybe we need to complain to our media outlets to scale back the level of gun fire, torture and violence they are putting out there. Just my opinion!

  2. Totally beyond understanding, except that evil does exist and even the best of us have some element of it within. We control our behavior and don’t act, but these young people seem to have no control whatsoever, no respect for life. There will be some, however, who will continue to blame “society” (whatever that really means) and want these four to not held accountable for their action – THEIR human rights may somehow be violated. And, of course, the lack of good parenting is at play. We must not continue to accept this and other violent behavior.

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