Malawi Gripped in Vampire Panic

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So you still believe all cultures are equal?

Well, try this on: the poor people of Malawi, a country in southern Africa, are so scared of vampires now, they’ve killed nine suspected vampires and police have arrested at least 140 wannabe vampire killers (http://news.sky.com/story/dozens-of-arrests-as-mobs-kill-nine-suspected-vampires-in-malawi-11090844). No kidding.

You’d think the authorities would, um, kind of clue people in that vampires don’t exist. Instead, the president of the country said, “My government will offer protection from these alleged bloodsuckers.” If you’ve gotta be protected from ’em, that means they exist–right?

This would be very funny if it weren’t true. Actually, it’s not funny at all. At least one suspected “vampire” was burned alive by a panic-stricken mob, and another was stoned to death. And as the country gets more and more out of control, a wave of ordinary crime has followed.

A lot of our leaders in the, ahem, civilized world promise to protect us from things that do not, in fact, exist: Man-Made Climbit Change, pumpkin spice latte racism, etc.

How scared do they want to make people–people who have already been dumbed down and stripped of brainpower by our public education system? How scared do they want us to be?

Think about it.

 

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations.

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