Calculated civilized cruelty

January 1st, 2010

 

Women

Infants,

children,

adults and

the elderly

Every

shade of skin colour

race and religion

Across

villages

towns

cities and

continents

From

cribs to schools and playgrounds

construction sites to factories

corporate houses to armed forces

Living

on pavements

under thatched roofs

in apartments or

custom-designed mansions

Clothed in

tattered rags

hand-me-downs

uniforms or

the latest runway designs

Intentionally broken

violated

shunned

humiliated

slandered

bullied

beaten

stripped

raped

bitten

whipped

chained

burnt

mutilated

anally and vaginally electrocuted

Miserable living moments

in their urine

faeces and

blood

Forced

to lie

obey

beg and

flee

Traumatized

pain in their eyes

terror in their soul

heart-wrenching screams and cries

emotionally and psychologically wounded

Intentionally punished

laughed at

scorned

tormented

falsely accused

infected

starved

shamed

condemned

By women and men

as

corrective punishment

sadistic pleasure

segregation

suppression

revenge

entertainment

trade

war crimes

While you sleep through life, this is a living reality for those who face calculated civilized cruelty.

 

 

Animals

Babies,

young ones,

adults,

pregnant mothers and

the old

Female and male

Birds to rodents

reptiles to mammals

Intentional cruelty

skulls smashed

beaks cut

tails broken

eyes burned

throats stuffed

flogged

tortured (with high-pressure water)

slaughtered

dehorned

castrated (minus anesthesia)

skinned alive

Pregnant mothers killed to access unborn calves

Unborn boiled in water for their soft skin

Feathers plucked while still an infant

Babies sheared for their soft wool

Anally and vaginally electrocuted

Forced

to mate

to eat

Forcefully separated

from their

young ones

families and

mates

Forcefully

injected with hormones

subjected to harsh chemicals

Stuffed in wire cages

Locked in cramped spaces

No place to turn or move

No sunlight, no fresh air

Miserable living moments

in their urine

faeces and

blood

Driven to self-mutilation

Heart-wrenching screams

Agonizing cries

Pain in their eyes

Terror in their soul

Internal injuries

bleeding bodies

oozing flesh

ruptured organs

Intentionally degraded and destroyed

shacked

embellished

painted

paraded

trained to beg

forced to perform

In the name of

research and product testing

coming of age traditions

clothing and accessories

interior design

meat protein

sacrifice

culture

pastime

sport

While you sleep through life, this is a living reality for those who face calculated civilized cruelty.

 

Heera