“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it.” - Patrick Henry
Yesterday I came across a video clip depicting a gruesome hospital scene in Libya. I watched the video, and then watched it again. The children in a literal blood bath; torn limbs and ripped bodies. The excruciating pain. The ear-scratching wailings. The realities of a war. Not a declared war or a justified one. Not one waged in self defense or induced by any conceivable necessity. More like a one-sided assault waged by a big fat bully with heavy bats and sticks against unarmed little ones- an assault inside the victims’ home after a forceful break in. I believe this pretty much sums up the ugly truth depicted in the video clip – representative of thousands more that were never filmed and distributed.
I saved the video. I made a note. I thought about publishing it here at Boiling Frogs Post. But then I paused. I considered the reaction; at least the reaction of the majority. The same ole common reaction to be expected whenever ugly truths and uncomfortable realities are presented. The despise and hatred targeted at the bearer of the bad news and the illustrators of the ugly truths. Continue Reading