I saw a video clip on Youtube today, a very graphic video clip – of a young lady dying on the streets. According to the stories, she was shot by the Basij, a volunteer paramilitary force in Iran. While the rest of us may not realise it yet, Iran is at the brink of civil war.
She fell to the ground with her eyes locked on to the camera. Forever the sceptic, I had actually thought that this might have been staged. Then, came the blood, dark and thick. Oozing out uncontrollably from her orifices. They flowed and pooled onto the ground around her, bathing her face in an eerie stream of red. There was just too much of it to pass off as spit and non of the convulsions that accompany regurgitation. That’s when it struck me. This is real. Her final moments on this earth captured, and forever immortalised, on the Internet.
It kind of disturbed me. I just needed to get it out of my system.
DISCLAIMER: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE. NSFW