Humanity is lost
The Kansas City Star
We’ve probably all heard about the 16-year old girl in Steubenville, OH who was not only raped repeatedly, but dragged from party to party while unconscious. And the young lady in India who was raped repeatedly on a bus and thrown out of the bus along with her companion who was also beaten. Here in Kansas City, we had a case last year in Westport where a young man was punched and fell against a curb, unconscious.
What do the three cases have in common? Although each incident occured in front of multiple people with cell phones, no one called for help. And even more disgustingly, people did videos of the victims — as though it was all part of a play.
Have we become so accustomed to violence that we view all violence as a TV program? It seems that, with cell phones according instant access to police and/or medical aid, it would be a given that someone would call for help. But, no. They’d rather video the victim(s) in pain, possibly in hopes of selling the video to the highest bidder.
I am appalled at the lack of humanity exhibited today. It’s no wonder we have mass killings such as Aurora, CO and Newtown, CT. People don’t view other people as human anymore. They’re just objects in the vast video game that so many people seem to live in anymore.
I weep for our lost humanity.