Harrowing footage shows petrified trans woman plead for her life moments before being beaten and shot dead. Dandara dos Santos, 42, was dragged from her home and dumped in a wheelbarrow before being taken to a back alley and shot dead amid cheers and laughter.
The video was initially circulated online by LGBT groups in a desperate bid to raise awareness about the huge number of attacks against trans and gender diverse people in Brazil.
Warning non-PC comment.
Most of the time we would like to think that loss of life is avoidable round the world BUT the truth is life is taken for all sorts of reasons or even for no reason at all.
That and in some places life is cheaper than chips and guns an easy way of dealing with something not liked by others.
The problem for the ‘LGBT whatever’ is Brazil is a Roman Catholic country and the pope wasn’t exactly pro ‘LGBT whatever’ in his speaking about them.
‘Modern society, the pope writes, has devalued marriage.
“There is a failure to realize that only the exclusive and indissoluble union between a man and a woman has a plenary role to play in society as a stable commitment that bears fruit in new life.” To me those are pretty powerful words.
According to Wiki, about 8% of the Brazilians are ‘LGBT whatever’.
That’s around 20 million or about 1 in 9, which to my thinking is WAY too high a number.
Someone could suspect that the ‘LGBT whatever’ are tying to boost their numbers by playing with statistics.
Even if they are not, my thinking is those numbers alone are against them.
Have they considered that their ‘success’ has increased the chance of the more conventional thinking coming across a ‘LGBT whatever’ in daily life?
Bearing in mind that some abhor ‘LGBT anything’, it’s a sort of given in such a violent world, they may get beaten, maimed, and in this case shot.
There are simple thoughts going through my mind here.
Only a fool flaunts something which 90% may find abhorrent.
Only a bigger fool flaunts something where guns sort out 99% of problems.
Was that person flaunting it? Who knows.
Bottom line they were identified as such and someone didn’t like them.
As for my own thoughts about it?
When I was hatched biology, evolution, or whatever made me a boy.
Otherwise I would have been a girl because at that time there were two options on the birth certificate, boy or girl.
No where did it say “Or something in-between” or “I’ll make my own mind up later in life”.
Add a conventional Christian upbringing and my mind was pretty much set in concrete on this matter before all this ‘whatever’ became fashionably popular.
Do I think that such a death was justified or even right? Who am I to say.
It happened and just like shit, that happens too.
It’s a defense in some law that flaunting yourself is a mitigating fact to what happens next.
It’s also a fact that on the streets, justice isn’t political correct, just instant, and often driven by ‘passion and anger’.