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June 04, 2002

Hell On Earth

Completely agree with The Obvious about the strange sense of horror and huge empathy when considering the Daniel Pearl execution video that's been put online. I was also aware of a strange feeling that there was a test there - was I strong enough of character to withstand it?

In the end I decided that I wasn't going to hunt it out. A lot of this was due to reading Crazy Beautiful's description of her reaction to seeing it. I've been haunted by her description since I first read it four or five days ago.

(The CB link doesn't quite work, so you need to scroll down to the "warning extreme content' bit. Don't worry, there isn't a link there.)

Posted by Tom Dolan at June 4, 2002 03:24 PM


Great post, two very good links. It's not something I can't bring myself to watch. Most people have voyeuristic tendencies, but there is a limit. I don't care what people say about violence in films and on television, it's the real things that shock, I feel extremely sorry for his family, they must know people are watching this atrocity, and they must wonder why.

Posted by: Simon. at June 4, 2002 04:01 PM

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