Woman Lynched for Being a Witch? You Can’t be Serious?

So after the last article that we did on Boko Haram we were feeling kind of low. So we watched some videos of kittens, did some positive affirmations, and tried to think some happy thoughts, Then come this morning we saw this news story about a woman being lynch-mobbed because someone on facebook accused her of being a witch ………fuck.
 Fabiane Maria de Jesus, 33, died on May fifth after being brutally beaten by a mob of residents from the city of Guarujá, Brazil. There had been a recent string of child abductions in the area, of which there is no evidence Fabiane was involved in, when a Facebook post began circulating that the abductions were the work of a witch conducting a black magic ritual (I really wish I was kidding). Along with the rumours was a composite sketch of what the supposed witch might look like that someone thought matched Fabiane, prompting the attack.
In the video of the attack Fabiane can be seen having her head slammed into the ground. Run over with a bike. And then being dragged along the ground behind the bike.
Sadly this it’s getting harder and harder to forget that lynchings and burnings for witchcraft are not the relic of the past that we might like to think they are. There have been rashes of attacks in India which the government has had little success in stopping, despite harsher legislation. Accounts of witchcraft in Africa, where witches are often thought to be the cause of the spread of Aids/HIV as well as other misfortunes. To the point where professional witch hunters ply their trade in the country, often killing anyone accused to being a witch and holding impromptu trials. Cases have popped up recently in Papa New Guinea as well.
It’s sad, and very frightening that in the year of 2014 we still have people who have so little grasp on reality that they can so easily devolve into this kind of barbarism. However this is what happens when one lives in a world of formed of myths and fairytales. Without a care for facts and reality there is nothing to stop ideas from spinning off uncontrollably into the deep end of insanity. And now our social media has gotten into the game. It’s starting to become a conduit for this kind of craziness to spread even farther into the minds of those vulnerable to irrational thought and lunacy. If ever there was an example of the need for more logic and reason in the world, I would think this is it.
Unfortunately more common than you think.

Unfortunately more common than you think.

 

These here are Christians trying to cleanse their village of witches.

 

This is the inevitable end result of superstition.

Now if you’ll excuse us, I need some more kittens.

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Boko Haram and the 10,000 Forgotten Dead

Have you ever been so angry that you’re not capable of even truly articulating to yourself why it is that you’re so angry? It’s kind of a new experience for me. Despite the fact that you’ll note I often take an aggressive or sarcastic tone as opposed to my opposite number, believe it or not I don’t really do angry very well. Typically “rather annoyed” is the best that I get.  But I’ve spent a lot of the last little bit digging into some of the internet about the latest doings on of Boko Haram and it’s been increasingly taking me up the wall in a fancy luxury car. Not so much what the terrorists themselves have done, but the way that it is being covered………but we’ll get to that. First the info-dump.
Boko Haram are a terrorist group based out of northern Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger. As a group their goal is to spread Sharia Law and stop the spread of what they view as “Westernization”. This translates into a hatred for education and a desire to prevent any form of western-style schooling in favour of religious indoctrination and Islamic fundamentalism. Their core principles seem to be an emphasizing on the sovereignty of gods law  and a strong belief that they are a “saved sect”. Because they are all always convinced of gods law and their own special place in the universe.
I’m sure that most who are reading this are fully aware of Boko Haram recently kidnapping several hundred girls from a school in Nigeria. It’s been on the news constantly, on the internet, it’s even gotten to the point where celebrities have started appearing on twitter in meaningless protest images so that they can feel like they’re actually doing something useful. Which I suppose I get; sometimes it’s cathartic to at least feel as though you’re doing something, regardless of how empty and hollow the gesture is. Obviously Boko Haram aren’t going to give a damn if Sean Penn and Justin Timberlake wag their finger at them sternly and scold them, but at least it might take some of the edge off for people.
Clearly the mass-murdering terrorists are about to understand the error of their ways.

Clearly the mass-murdering terrorists are about to understand the error of their ways.

Obviously my opposite and I are in a similiar position. There’s nothing we can do that’s going to have any effect on what they do so we’re not going to waste the time and effort with these bullshit SJW campaigns. What we can do though is inform people like you bozos in what’s going on and, most importantly, what’s not being said.
About three hundred words or so ago my other half mentioned that we were rather annoyed at the way that this whole thing is being covered. This stems from two factors. The first being the strong focus on the kidnapping itself. We get that it’s the most recent thing that they’ve done and that it’s important to focus on because the girls are still alive and able to be saved, but Boko Haram has existed for years and they have a long list of atrocities under their belt. The kidnapping of the girls is just the one that’s propelled them to the forefront of international awareness. Since 2002 Boko Haram is estimated to have been responsible for approximately ten thousand deaths. I urge you to allow that to sink in for a full moment. There are ten thousand people in Africa dead because of these religious lunatics. However no one really seems to care about that overmuch in the media at the moment. So perhaps you can sympathize with our frustration over the huge exposure simply being given to the kidnapped girls.
" Violence linked to the Boko Haram insurgency has resulted in an estimated 10,000 deaths between 2002 and 2013"- Wikipedia

” Violence linked to the Boko Haram insurgency has resulted in an estimated 10,000 deaths between 2002 and 2013″- Wikipedia

The second part of this is the reaction of some groups of people to this. Of course the feminists are going on about an attack on women and grumbling about Islamic ideology and how it targets women, etc, etc, etc. Attempting to paint this as some great example of womens oppression. Ignorant or alternately indifferent of all of the other bodies piled up and mangled inside Boko Harams skeleton closet. I swear if I have to listen to one more fucking feminist try to say that the kidnapping is somehow a greater or more special atrocity than the massacring of male students that’s been portrayed I’m going to smack them over the head until the ideology falls out through their ears and pools on the floor in a noxious smear.
On the other side of things, this attitude has been called out, and the massacre of the boys at the school highlighted by several people. As well as the fact that it’s likely a large part of the fervor surrounding the kidnapping is due to the fact that it’s girls who were taken and not boys. Which is almost certainly very true, however it’s slightly glossed over the fact that the media didn’t really care about the girls either at first. The impetus for the whole #Bringbackourgirls business was that after well over a week following the kidnapping there was almost no international response or news coverage and the Nigerians were looking around at the rest of the world going “What the fuck, people?!” 
It was only after the Nigerian civilians lost their shit and started raising a ruckus that America, Britian, and the other countries of the world came over to see what all the fuss about.
But this article is not about the gender issue people are trying to turn the situation into. I only brought it up to illustrate why this article is important and why we’re currently so annoyed. This is about the big picture, because there is a bigger picture here. It’s not that there are girls kidnapped, though that’s a tragedy. It’s not that a group of boys were massacred previously and no one cared because they weren’t girls, though that’s an atrocity. Those are all a part of the bigger picture, but not it’s entirety. The bigger picture is those previously mentioned ten thousand corpses that no one seems to want to really talk about.
So we will.
Boko Haram was more or less peaceful during the first few years of its existence up until around 2009 when the Nigerian government began to investigate rumours that the group was arming itself.  Things came to a head when a group of Boko Haram members were stopped by Nigerian police forces while on the way to the cemetary in Maiduguri to bury a comrade. Police stopped and confronted the members over their non-compliance with helmet laws for motorcycle riders of all things. The encounter ended in a violent and short fight in which several of the young men were shot and killed by the police. In retaliation Boko Haram members attacked a police station in the state of Bauchi with fuel-laden motorcycles and poisoned arrows. This, plus the Nigerian counter response sparked off a conflict that spread across three other states and resulted in the deaths of close to a thousand people overall in just a few weeks. Nigerian officials had been warned repeatedly about Boko Haram before but had neglected to take action until that point.
They next surface in the Nigerian capitol of Abuja on December 31 2010 where they set off a bomb blast that killed a disputed 13 to 30 people. People had been gathered in the local market in celebration of the coming new year when the blast was set off, thought to be retaliation for the detainment of 92 suspected members of Boko Haram by police.
After the death of their leader in police custody, Boko Haram stepped back onto the stage with the assassination of a Muslim cleric who was critical of their actions. This was part of a spree of election season violence in which Boko Haram bombed poling stations, electoral offices, police stations, and assassinated several politcial leaders. Which was soon followed by another post-inaugural surge of bombings after President Goodluck Jonathan was elected to resume his term. As well as what is thought to be the first suicide bombing in Nigerian history. The death toll of these attacks came to roughly 33 people and many injured.
On June 26 men on motorcycles threw three sets of explosives into a Maiduguri drinking spot. Firing guns at passersby they killed over 25 people in the blast which was seemingly aimed at police.
July 10 2011 saw the governor of Borno state narrowly escape an attempted assassination when his security detail intercepted a TEN FUCKING YEAR OLD SUICIDE BOMBER as he tried to get close to the governer. Yeah, I forgot to mention they kidnap and employ child soldiers as well. FUCK! How does anyone think this is a good idea? I can’t even fathom how one wakes up one morning and goes “We need to fight the forces of evil for our god,grab a kid and strap him/her down with C4 and tell ’em to go give that guy a hug”. This is beyond horrendous, beyond reprehensible to take an innocent child and turn him into a living weapon just to kill someone else for your own selfish, bronze age ideology. I wish I had the words to completely describe how much I wish solving this problem were as simple as just sending troops over there to go and shoot those assholes. And quite frankly I’m glad that I can’t understand the mentality behind this sort of thing. It makes me feel human.
Seriously, that sick feeling you have in the pit of your stomach when you look at this? Hang onto and treasure it.

Seriously, that sick feeling you have in the pit of your stomach when you look at this? Hang onto and treasure it.

Fuck, I am very, very tired right now. I’ve been reading about this shit all day.
While I share my opposites sentiments, it is fortunate that the young child was all right. The guards who intercepted him did so without setting anything off and they were able to remove the bomb. Unfortunately there were several other bombs also set off in other places that day which resulted in more loss of life.
August 12 to February 8 2012 saw a car bomb being crashed into the Nigerian UN building and detonated, destroying the lower floors. Bomb and gun attacks at the Red Cross in Damaturu. Worshippers killed while leaving a mosque in Kano, following a wave of five attacked police stations, two immigration offices, and the local intelligence headquarters. Resulting in over 170 bodies sprawled across the streets. A suicice bombing attack on Christmas and violent murders for weeks afterwards. And a final suicide bombing in an army barracks in Kaduna.
Church bombings in Bauchi.
Three more churches suicide bombed in Kaduna June 17th 2012.
Two villages in Plateua state wiped out. The buildings found deserted with only the bodies of 130 people strewn around to serve as a testament to the savagery that had occurred.
46 people, mostly students, killed during a nighttime raid.
The 2013 Kano Bus Bombing.
A raid on a prison and army barracks ended in dozens dead and over a hundred prisoners freed.
The massacre of Izghe village. Where one hundred and two men, along with an elderly woman who was trying to protect her grandson were rounded up and subsequently hacked at and shot to death and left to lie rotting in the streets.
Believe me, I could still go on and on but……quite frankly I just can’t go on. After an entire day of reading these stories I’m two seconds away from offering up sacrifices to Lord Azetlor for a merciful end to all of humanity.
These are the people we are dealing with. Ruthless and inhuman people twisted by their religion’s teachings into violent murderers who use children as living weapons. Driven and fueled by ignorance and superstition we’re only left now with the question of what we’re going to do about it. Which is a question that I’m not sure I can answer right now. After a day of reading this fuckness what I want to do is get an army over there and start putting holes in craniums and military boots up asses. Once my other half takes more control though that might not seem like such a good idea perhaps. The americans are already starting to say that they’re going to go in there and as much as I’d like to see them shoot at something useful for a change; history says that they’re far more likely to buggerhump the situation up even more than it is now.  I suppose there’s not going to be a simple answer to this but I don’t have the energy to think about it right now. I just wanted to be sure that it was clear what’s been going on and what we’re dealing here, because it doesn’t seem like anyone else is interested in pointing it out.
Clearly a religion of peace.

Clearly a religion of peace.

The last point to be made here is that neither this, nor the media coverage of the kidnapping is a matter of gender. It’s a matter of geography. This is something that is going on in a third world country that has no oil, strategic military value, or other valuable resource necessary for the major powers to give a a flying frag about what happens there. The people of Nigeria had to jump up and down screaming and flailing their arms in order to get anyone in the west to notice that two hundred plus girls had even gone missing and want to do something about it. Personally I would have jumped in sometime before the ten thousand corpses had piled up, but what do I know?
I need to go watch some videos of kittens or something……..
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Germaine Greer Says Women Have Never Had it Worse, I Kind of Agree……..

I often find myself wondering in life just exactly how other people see and perceive the world. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to the minds and perceptions of the Social Justice Warriors. There’s a certain inherent detachment from reality that I find hard to comprehend and I can’t help but wonder if they truly believe the things that they say or if they are simply unwilling, due to some flaw in their makeup, to comprehend the world the way the rest of us do.
In other words you can’t tell if they’re liars or idiots. Wouldn’t it be easier to just say that outright?
Anyways this brings us to feminist “academic” ( a word that I amazed you can use with a straight face) Germaine Greer. Ms. Greer was recently featured in an article in the dailymail where she told the experience of women and the horrors they are subjected to online.
This is going to be one of those days, isn’t it?
“Germaine Greer has claimed  that women are worse off than ever because of the proliferation of  online pornography and the torrent of abuse they have to endure on social media such as Twitter.”
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……………………………..Do you want to handle this?
Sure, why not.
So women are more worse off than ever, you say? You mean they are worse off than in the Middle East? Worse off than in the past where, at least you claim, women were treated as property and rape was considered normal? At a time when women receive much lighter prison sentences, do better in school, have more life options, live longer, almost never die or get injured on the job, etc., women are more worse off than ever? Pray tell, what great evil causes this and endangers all things woman?
Pornography and Twitter.
I really wish I could make this stuff up.
“The Australian academic delivers her damning verdict in a BBC TV documentary – Blurred Lines: The New Battle Of The Sexes – which looks at the threats of rape and violence directed towards women online as well as the ‘objectification’ of women in violent computer games and sexually explicit pop videos.”
Rape and sex. It always has to be about rape and sex.
The obsession is very strange. It’s almost Catholic in how much they obsess over sexual matters.
Hey, while we’re on the subject, isn’t this the same feminist who wrote an entire book on why women should be sexually objectifying young boys?
Yes.Yes she is.
“In 2003, The Beautiful Boy was published, an art history book about the beauty of teenage boys, which is illustrated with 200 photographs of what The Guardian called “succulent teenage male beauty”.[40] Greer described the book as an attempt to address modern women’s apparent indifference to the teenage boy as a sexual object and to “advance women’s reclamation of their capacity for, and right to, visual pleasure” (Greer 2003). The photograph on the cover was of 15-year old Björn Andrésen in his character of Tadzio in the film Death in Venice (1971). The actor has been quoted by journalists as complaining about the picture’s use.[41][42]”
Soooooo, just to be clear, she wrote a book about women getting off to images of young boys. Put a half-naked fifteen year old on the cover, apparently against his wishes, and is complaining about the sexual objectification of women?
Essentially, yes.
I think I just felt a brain cell die screaming.
Then I probably shouldn’t mention to you about the time when she was on the progam ‘J’accuse’ – youthism’ in 1992 and tried to proposition schoolboys in order to  show them an appreciation for older women?
No……no…..no you should not. If you’ll excuse me, I have to go and plunge my skull into anti-matter right now.
Huh,looks like I finally won one.

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, And they’re like It’s better than yours, Damn right it’s better than yours, I can teach you, But I have to charge

“Men are now more aware of women because women keep pushing themselves in.‘Nowadays women expect to share men’s lives, they want to do the same work, they want to play the same games, they want to have the same social life, and I think it’s driving men nuts. And the result would seem to me  to be that men are even  less tolerant of women than they were before.”

Yes, Ms. Greer, you’re correct. Just not in the way that you think you are. You see, it’s not that women expect to share men’s lives. It’s that feminist women expect women to share men’s lives. If women wanted to do the same work as men they would do it, as some do. If they wanted to play the same games they would do it, as some do. If they wanted to have the same social life they would do it, as some do. However the general majority of them don’t want that. Which is evidenced by the fact that they don’t make those choices. They choose to do different jobs. They choose to play different games. They choose to organize their social lives differently. It is not that men are becoming less tolerant of women. It is that they are becoming less tolerant of women like you. The ones who go to the work spaces, gaming networks, social clubs etc, that men (and again some women) have been utilizing for a long time and then demand that everything be changed to accommodate the needs of some theoretical woman who never before used those spaces, and likely never will.

Women are only pushing in because you and those like you are standing behind them shoving. Which is why you get the backlash you get from both sexes. It’s why there are so many women who refuse to identify themselves as feminists, because they understand what you are trying to do. You are trying to use them to gain more power and influence for yourselves and your group, and in the same instance you are hurting their fathers, their brothers, their children, their husbands, their lovers, with this toxic ideology. For example:

“Now if men have always needed women to be in a subservient, filial, ancillary position, when they [women] stand up and call attention to themselves, it produces reactions which are difficult to manage.”

This constant attempt to try and portray men as holding them in some sort of bondage, as though men cannot even countenance the presence of a women who isn’t a virtual slave to his every desire. Women, by and large, understand how demeaning this is. Not just demeaning to men, but people like you demean women too. All in the name of creating your victim narrative. Because let’s be honest, if women weren’t victims, then feminism would have to stop.
“Several high-profile women have suffered abuse at the hands of online ‘trolls’.”
This is essentially the “point” of the whole article it seems. Women are supposedly harassed all the time online. I can’t really respond much to the rest of this as nothing is ever really specified. It simply relates the story of two women who voiced controversial opinions, then supposedly received massive hate mail and backlash. And somehow these two anecdotal cases with no support of any kind are supposed to show that women experience terrible harassment online because……………women? I really don’t know.
She may as well go all the way and claim that she got PTSD from Twitter (oh and don’t worry, I’m going to get to that at some point, I promise you).
So women have to suffer the horror of online trolls. Which, I remind you, is the worst thing women have ever had to face in history according to Miss Bang-a-Boy here. I wonder how many of you ladies were aware of that? That nothing you’ve had to deal with in your life is as horrible as the feminists like her who have to deal with online trolls have experienced. Feeling empowered yet?

Before I get to my point, let’s take a look at trolls and hate mail from a male perspective. Professor Dawkins, will you take the stand and testify please?

Hmmm, so Richard Dawkins gets lots of hate mail and trolling. Including people wishing for him to suffer eternal torment. Yet here he is laughing it off and making fun of it and mourning at how pathetic the lives of those people are and how he feels sorry for them.
Ok, time for our next testimony. Mr.Amazing Atheist, will you take the stand and tell us your story please.
Huh.Same as Dawkins, interesting. So we have two men in the public sphere who say controversial things and receive a great deal of hate mail…..yet they don’t seem to care. It’s almost as though they just suck it up and deal with it rather than trying to play the victim to everybody. You also might want to google “Obama hate” or “Bill Maher hate”  or any other controversial figure that exists. Hell you should look at some of the stuff that I get. Which is fine, if I wasn’t getting hate mail from people I wouldn’t be doing my job. Which I understand because I’m not a child. And yes,I know that this is anecdotal as well, but it’s still a lot more evidence and context than they provided. But surprise, surprise, when you say things in public that other people vehemently disagree with they are going to get pissed off. You are going to get trolls and harassment whether you’re a man or woman it’s almost like, oh what’s that word? Oh yeah, equality. Congratulations Miss Bang-a-Boy, you finally have to deal with all the same crap that guys do. Now you just have to learn to deal with it like guys do and we’ll be all set.
But that’s not what you want is it? Your idea of equality means standing up declaring that you’re just as tough as men and deserve all the swag, then ducking your head low and crying about how you’re a put upon and victimized woman when the shit starts getting flung. Kind of like how you want to go on a BBC special and say things like this:
““Any woman of taste would have a boy for a lover rather than a man. He’s easier to manage. His sperm flows like tap water, which happens to be a biological fact. And quicker recovery time and all that kind of thing. More rewarding in all sorts of ways. Conversation might be a bit lacking, but then, who does it for conversation?
And not expect anyone to bat an eyelash for fear of being accused of stifling womens sexuality or some other feminist fuckism. Yet if I wrote this:
“Any man of taste would have a girl for a lover rather than a woman. She’s easier to manage. Her body is always ripe and willing for sex, which happens to be a biological fact. And quicker recovery time and all that kind of thing. More rewarding in all sorts of ways. Conversation might be a bit lacking, but then, who does it for conversation?”
You would label me a creep and a sex offender.
I’m just saying, I think I see something of a double standard here.
“Prof Beard is worried, though,  that such campaigns may deter other women from entering ‘the public sphere’.She said: ‘I have decided I am going to face the music. But there must be loads of women who think, that is not what I want. ‘I don’t want that kind of rubbish and it’s vile. It really is vile. Why would anyone bother to do this unless they were incredibly determined? It is very bad for women’s participation in the public sphere.”
Funny story. Back in the old days when it was asked about why women shouldn’t be allowed in male places, or in politics, or the public sphere in general, one of the main reasons given was because women were too emotionally fragile and delicate to cope with the harsh words and vitriol that comes about in the public sphere when people discuss important matters of politics and culture. Rather than proving such sentiments false, Ms. Greer and the rest of feminism seem determined to vindicate such ideas.
The truth of the matter however, is both far more sinister and far sadder. The simple fact is that feminists have a deep symbiotic nature with the people who troll them. Trolls troll them, make fun of them, pick on them, all for their own vicarious amusement. Meanwhile feminists use this as a safe means of allowing them to perpetuate their necessary victim narrative. None of those threats are real, they know that very well. Which is why they don’t actually do anything about it. Such as say, just not read those messages.  It’s the perfect arrangement for them. Melody Hensley is able to claim PTSD from Twitter and then get right back onto her Iphone and Tweet about her morning dose of sexism precisely because she knows that there is nothing to the threats that she experiences. However it gets her sympathy from the gullible and the unintelligent who then step in to defend her because she’s a woman and can only be a victim. Meanwhile she gets to have her own ego stroked and feel vindicated in her beliefs and tell herself that she’s strong and courageous for standing up to these imaginary threats, when really she’s the very picture of a trembling and disgusting coward.
Killed people in a war? Watched your best friend get blown in half by a mine? Spent three years in a concentration camp? Turned to alcohol and drug use to cope? Wife left you adn took the kids? Thinking of suicide? I totally get your pain. Someone once called me "Smellody" on Twitter.

Killed people in a war? Watched your best friend get blown in half by a mine? Spent three years in a concentration camp? Turned to alcohol and drug use to cope? Wife left you and took the kids? Thinking of suicide?
I totally get your pain. Someone once called me “Smellody” on Twitter.

Ms.Greer has said that women are now more worse off than ever, and I think I have to agree with her on this. While women are certainly more advantaged in terms of rights and privileges I will say that women have never been portrayed or depicted as badly in history than they have under feminism. Under feminism women went from being portrayed as virtuous, moral, and nurturing to self-centered, hypocritical, and childish. You really couldn’t manage to paint a worse picture of women than feminists do if you tried. And I really have to ask the women, are you truly all right with this? Are you truly all right with people like this claiming to represent you to the world. To the men in your lives, or that you want in your lives? Because feminism may be telling them that you’re an equal partner and a valuable person, but it certainly isn’t showing you as that. It is depicting you as a horrible example (borderling sociopathic) of a human being that anyone would be nuts to want to have around.
Feeling empowered yet?
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