June 15, 2016
A 2-year-old who was swimming in a “no swimming” zone at a Disney World hotel in Orlando was sniped by an alligator last night.
This is of course a tragedy and so on. Obviously, tragedies involving dying children happen every day, but this one is national news because people are interested in animals that eat humans.
If you’re American, you’ve probably seen some of the news reporting. It’s overshadowing the gay bar massacre. What is shocking to me is that they are all saying “we’re hoping for the best” – as if maybe the child is still alive somehow, hours after having been dragged to the bottom of a lake in the jaws of an alligator.
I even saw a Negro from the police department say “we hope for the best but plan for the worst.”
This is ridiculous. The baby would have probably been crushed to death almost immediately by the alligator’s jaws, it certainly wouldn’t survive long underwater and it definitely wouldn’t survive being chewed up and eaten.
Watching this coverage was really demonstrative of the childlike nature of modern Western society, where people are afraid to face any reality that makes them feel bad, and will instead collectively endorse and embrace blatantly false realities that make them feel better.
And no one appears to have any shame about doing this.