I can't read them.
I can't link to them.
Two stories from the news that I read in the last couple of days including the killing and torturing of very, very young children by people they trusted.
One man. One deluded bastard, stupid, moronic, impressionable, religious maniac cunt, tortured his 3 month old baby until she died, slowly, some time later, because she was apparently possessed by fucking demons. I'm not going to link to it and I will not describe what little I could bear to read about what happened to her. I should. I should use a bloody megaphone, but oh... no. No no no it is truly unimaginable. That tiny person. She... her loveliness deserves to be remembered. Not the horrific evil that was done to her body.
I found I could only read the first paragraph of the story before tears started pouring down my face. So I stopped reading.
You know, when they were killing Jewish people in Poland, in the forests, in the second world war, they dug pits, made people stand in them, then shot them. They made the people who were to be killed wait in an orderly queue. In order to save bullets, they threw the children in alive.
They invited the locals to spectate. Which they did, in droves.
That was part of the other story I read. Unimaginable.
So much unimaginable inhumanity. Created and meted out by human beings. Dumbfounding. You can ask How. How? But there really is no answer. If you do can't envision the mindset, you can't answer the question. And yet these people were and are human beings - they have and had conscious selves. So you're forced back toward that "How", regardless of how unanswerable it is.
Meanwhile, in Northern Uganda, thousands of small children nightly risk their lives by travelling to sleep in whatever communal shelter they can find, whilst the west looks on and does *absolutely nothing* to resolve the obscenity of a madman committing mass murder, and forcing children to be his killers. Journalists have been doing their best to wave banners and shout "Look over here, please! Can you not see?" and I'm damn glad they have been, but there's still no sign of international pressure. Yes, on the Ugandan govt to stop imprisioning leaders of the opposition, but with absolutely no impact on the North.
Regardless of how sick my love is, she, and we, are all extremely lucky. I never forget that.