I am an inhabitant of planet Earth who was born in 1930 and has lived through one horror after another. In the 1940s, well educated German men smashed the heads of Jewish babies, japanese soldiers raped thousands in Nanking, hundreds of Negroes were lynched in the American South, the massacres in Rwanda, and so on and so on. Name a continent, name a region of the world and one is certain to be able to cite this massacre of that one. A week ago in the country of Guinea, thousands of people peacefully gathered to express their views about failure to have a democratic election. Suddenly, soldiers went wild, shooting point blank into the crowd and then grabbing women and raping them in broad daylight!
‘I was 57 and they stripped me naked. I saw soldiers putting their rifles into women’s private parts.” The Minister of Health in Guinea denies any rape took place and insists only a few people were killed although independent sources place the figure at about 150. How in this day and age could soldiers attack their own women! How could they rape women in daylight and in full view of cameras? On which planet do I live?
Oh, I forgot I am an inhabitant of the planet Earth. This behavior is termed, “normal.”