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The world watched silently when hundreds of thousands of Yazidi men were massacred and their mothers, sisters, wives & daughters were sold like cattle as sex slaves. Nobody cared but just scrolled down the google news. Google never thought of making hangout free. People never cared to change their FB profile pic. Celebrities never cared to respond.

What amazed me was the fact that just two days before the Paris massacre there was horrific blast in Beirut...but it did not receive enough coverage in the media...someone was right in pointing that people who died in Beirut were not white enough...

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  1. Why didn't you bring up the Beirut shooting the day it happened on here? YTF does it take you another tragedy to shine light on other acts of terrorism? Your moves are ineffective. Bringing up another act of terrorism that is in the past during a current time of distraught is not going to get you very far but it's not like you actually care. You're just bitterly diverting focus which is in the very least, extremely disrespectful.

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  2. The reason attacks on paris are so serious is that they represent a threat to the hard-fought principles of western democracy. We took time on wednesday to reflect on these principles and the sacrafices made for them. If that ment anything to you, you should be outraged by this attack in particular.

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    1. Beirut is a very European, cosmopolitan city.

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    2. 2a: Not since the Lebanon War.

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    3. actually 2., the fact of the matter is innocent human lives being lost is what we're talking about here, not upholding democratic values, it doesn't matter where the attack takes place if there is loss of innocent lives then none of that matters and all human lives would ideally be viewed as equally precious but unfortunately the hateful world we live in certain lives are treated as more valuable and reported more than others

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    4. 2c, I'm not 2, but I disagree (partially) with both of you. Yes, the problem here is that innocent lives are being lost. But the reason we cry for Paris instead of certain other places isn't hateful, it's just human. France has a stable society very similar to our own. When something so hateful is done to innocent people in Paris, it makes us imagine the same thing happening to us. Thats why we cry out - because we can relate to the horror of it all in a way that we can't when something awful happens in a nation already gripped by instability and suffering.

      That doesn't mean it's right to ignore humanitarian crises across the globe, of course. And we're definitely not where we need to be in terms of admitting our global responsibility as a developed nation. But caring about the tragedies our allies suffer isn't hateful, anymore than I would be an awful person to grieve for, say, my murdered wife and children before I care about 50 people who die in a fire in the next town over.

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  3. I am enraged at how people are complaining about the lack of media attention on terrorism in other parts of the world when they themselves don't bring it up until something major happens like this Paris attack. Where was your concerned awareness post on the day of the Beirut shooting? lol so fucking stupid. People will just jump at any excuse to bash media and be bitter. Idiots.

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  4. People don't care about the Beirut and Baghdad bombings not because the victims weren't white, but because these places get such attacks somewhat regularly so it's nothing out of the ordinary. When large swathes of your country are occupied by terrorist groups ISIS/Hezbollah it's not a stretch at all to expect bombings in the capital cities.

    The Paris attack hit hard because it was enormous, well-organised, and took place in a land we usually think of as safe, aka France. People in developed countries look at this situation and see themselves in it. Mourning for Paris shows a concern for the international character of terror. Not to mention, the victims of the Paris attacks were more than the Beirut and Baghdad attacks combined.

    As for the Yazidis, I don't know where you were several months back but all of social and news media was covered with the plight of these Yazidis on their mountain. There was even a special US mission to airdrop food and supplies to them because of popular support. The fact is that people can't keep their concern for very long, so after a few weeks the fervor died down. That doesn't mean white people are racist against Yazidis, it means white people, like any other people not directly affected, simply can't give a fuck for very long. Sounds cruel, but it's a human trait.

    Now, all this fucking crying about "WHAT ABOUT BEIRUT" I hadn't seen two days ago when it happened, and now when it shits up my Facebook feed it's exclusively Muslims posting it. Why do these people (by no means every Muslim of course) feel the need to make up dumbass fucking conspiracies about white world domination just so they can "raise awareness" about unremarkable attacks which happened to their co-religionists in light of the Paris attacks? If anything, it makes me think that these people don't care about the victims in Paris because they weren't "brown" enough...

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    1. OMFG THANK YOU. I hadn't seen a single post about Beirut until the Paris attack. That is when all these bitter posts crying "What about Beirut" began. Don't even get me started with the "I mourn for the world" articles. Why does it take one major act of terrorism to trigger awareness about others? Where the fuck were all of you so called "concerned" people THE DAY OF THE BEIRUT ATTACK/OTHER TERRORISM ATTACKS!?!?! If the frequency of Beirut related posts on the day of the Paris bombing had occurred ON THE DAY OF THE ATTACK, people would be far more aware and willing to listen. YTF are people fucking bringing it up when first of all it is now in the PAST. More importantly, everyone is in too much of a distraught state from the Paris attack WHICH IS CURRENT NEWS to even bother listening. This clearly defeats the purpose of these Beirut attack posts in the first place if the true motive is to raise awareness which I really don't think it is. All these Beirut posts are ineffective to say the least. It's incredibly flawed timing, to the point that it just becomes stupidity and is just an act out of pure bitterness.

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  5. All these capitals...my ears hurt.

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  6. No one is surprised when shitty things happen in shitholes. Having terrorists walk down the street to blow something up isn't that scary, its expected.

    Having terrorist invade peaceful countries like France is scary shit, and way more worthy of our attention.

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    1. Now listen here, asshole. It's not about the surprise factor, it's about acts of terrorism. So basically if a country is plagued by terrorist attacks, its not a humanitarian issue anymore because it is expected? And the tragedies in Paris are more worthy of your attention because they're unexpected? You ignorant little shit, do you have any idea how living in those countries where blowing up "isnt that scary" is actually scary af? When you know you or your loved ones are going to be next, that's scary. When you dread going out of the house because you don't know if you'll be able to come back or if your house would be still there when you come back. Jeez.

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    2. 6a, rather than getting angry at 6's insensitivity, maybe take a look at 4, who said it a lot better.

      Yes, the fact that there are parts of the world regularly plagued by terrorist attacks IS a humanitarian issue.

      Yes, living in those countries with so much instability must be VERY scary.

      ...But that isn't the point. It isn't scary for us. You don't here about a terrorist bombing in Baghdad and think "oh shit, that could happen to me right here in Waterloo!" But when the victim is the 2nd-largest economy in Europe, a member of the G7 and NATO, and the self-styled "birthplace of modern democracy" to boot, then yeah, you get pretty scared. These sorts of things aren't supposed to happen in places like Paris, so if they can happen there, where else can they happen? Makes us wonder about our own mortality, because it makes it personal.

      This, by the way, is also why whole communities come together over, say, a child abduction/killing, even though they don't flock to the streets for the same thing happening in a different country. We think local, we think personal... most of the time. And that's okay.

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    3. 6b., 6a here. Thank you for putting it out so eloquently. Makes it much more easier to understand and agree with. The problem with 6's comment was that it touched a nerve (well, obviously) and because I have first hand seen too much of the damage caused by the acts of terrorism.

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  7. Because the middle east will always be a mess

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