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Beheadings, Faces of Death

I have watched most of the live beheadings on videos, and all the “Faces of Death” videos which have shown a man eaten alive by crocodiles, a man put to death in the electric chair, where his eyes dripped down his cheeks, men’s limbs ripped off in Arabia, and many more gory things. I am able to pick up animals off the streets that have been run over and left as flat as a pancake. Just about everyone I know, can’t view, or much less touch these things.


I feel its best if you are able to see the actual horrors that happen throughout this world, that our world news censor, because one never knows when we encounter something horrific in this life, and if we do, we must remain calm!

There is a little Mexican magazine called “Alarma!” that contains pictures of dead bodies, due to murder, suicide, or train accidents. The pictures show the actual parts of amputated body parts. The front picture on the cover of one of these Alarma! Magazines in front of me, has a big picture of this poor man who was chopped in half by a train, happening that happens quite often by men and women from Juarez, Mexico trying to catch a train to enter the U.S.

I recommend you buy magazines like this one, and I promise you will be well prepared for the day, God forbid, that you accidentally encounter an animal, or human body parts.

This is a picture of one of my Alarma! magazines. WARNING! DO NOT CLICK, if you don’t have the stomach to view a real live picture of a CHOPPED UP MAN by a train.


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May. 2nd, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
you have a stronger stomach than me. i can't take it. do you not think that looking at such things is a bit like porn for some (no criticism of you intended at all)?
May. 2nd, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
I had to wean myself to see such things, and I'm glad I did, because should I ever be present where I can help someone, or just be with them when they are dying, I'll stick it out, instead of running away.

I know you didn't intend criticism, but there's nothing pornographic, or exciting about the suffering and deaths of others, whether they be humans or animals.
May. 2nd, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
I cannot view videos or photos like that. They sicken me. Further, I think anyone who pushes such media out there for profit is sick as well. I know these things happen, but I do not need to view them to know that they are horrible, and I most certainly am not going to view the image of a person cut in half by a train, especially considering that a friend of mine is lying in a hospital in a coma after having her legs severed by a train. This is all pure sensationalism.
May. 2nd, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
First of all, I'm so sorry about your friend!

I believe we have to toughen ourselves up so we can better handle an emergency, should we be confronted by one.

The world isn't always painted in pink; there are times when its blood red and we as Americans must stop being squeamish when those times confront us.

People in other parts are accustomed to seeing things we have never seen, because tragically, that's a way of life for them.

I’m sure if a person found himself mutilated, yet alive, and seconds counted, he’d much prefer a girl like myself being nearby to help, than someone who would run because he or she wouldn’t be able to stomach seeing such things!!
May. 3rd, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Ah...that is a different thing. I never said I couldn't stomach things like this if I had to. Right now I have a choice I can make. I choose not to watch such things because they upset me unnecessarily. That was always something that my soon to be ex never understood about me. I cannot watch or talk about getting a shot, for example. But I can give one without a problem. Similarly, I am certain that, in the situation you describe above, that I would be able perform as the situation requires.
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May. 3rd, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
i was gonna reply with rotten.com too.

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May. 2nd, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
ha, I do the same thing for the same reason!
I can watch the worst gory horror movies ever with no problem and even laugh like a psycho, but when it comes to real life blood and gore Ive always had trouble with it, so I deliberately make myself look at horrible accident/war photos and face the reality in case I ever have to help an accident victim or keep myself alive. Ive noticed that accident photos hit me the hardest. maybe it's some psychological thing about these poor slobs just walking down the street and then suddenly they're hamburger. I dont tend to have the same reaction to suicides or war photos, except maybe for pictures of little kids slain by war.
I can deal with dead animals ok now, I'd just really rather not touch corpses if I dont really have to.
personally, I think people should have to kill and dress out whatever meat they eat. we get a very unrealistic view of our food the way it comes to us pre-packaged. I think we lose a lot of respect & appreciation of life and the lives of those who feed us.
May. 3rd, 2007 12:16 pm (UTC)
I love watching blood and gore horror movies, and must happily admit that they scare me to death, and I love it!

I believe the news media shelters us too much from the actual realities of horrific deaths, and this isn’t good, because in our minds, we see the victims sitting neatly and all in one piece dead in their cars. Perhaps if we were all exposed to what exactly happens to a body when involved in an auto accident, we would all be much more careful, and drive the exact speed limit when driving.

I have touched human bodies, and in fact, held a man in my arms as he died in his front porch, and I have scrapped dead cats from the street. Was it not that I grew up looking at pictures like the man who was sliced in half in my Alarma! Magazine, I wouldn’t have been able to do it.

I have seen pictures of babies who have been aborted, and I must tell you it’s the most horrible form a mutilation I’ve seen. Perhaps if more of these pictures were exposed, there would be fewer abortions.

You brought many good points. Thank you!
May. 2nd, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
I have a casually morbid fascination for gore. I've always been curious what the reality of it is, because for so many years as a kid I was either sheltered from it, or only got the hollywood SFX versions of it, which were underplayed or way overdone.

Part of it, also, is a bit of conditioning like tatoodevil mentions. I'd rather be a bit toughened up by the images or see what happens as a result of them so I can stay composed if I end up among it out there in the real world.

I might have a harder time picking up a dead or mutilated animal - it really depends upon context there. Viewing isn't has hard as *experiencing* is.

I admit some fascination with ballistics. The effect various projectiles or calibre weapons have on a human body. Having not shot many guns in my life (.22 rifles at YMCA camp, and a 12 guage shotgun once...) I'm frequently surprised either by the minimalism or unexpectedly huge damage that any given 'bullet' will do. The iraq beheading videos sicken me for their purpose and reason, but fascinate me in the documentation of death by dismemberment.

I'm either really weird, or just like the rest of you but not afraid to admit it.

May. 3rd, 2007 11:56 am (UTC)
You’re right, the news media underplays death, while Hollywood over does it. Take for example 9 11, when people were jumping out of the Twin Towers; the Mexican news media were showing them actually jumping down.

I’ve always had a fascination with death, the reality of it, and I don’t feel you or I are weird for it.
May. 3rd, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
There's something about American journalism and public broadcasting that is clipped by default. In Europe, where nudity on television is common, violence is unedited, and nothing is dumbed down or indirectly spoken of, there's a whole lot less trouble, and a whole lot more well-rounded people. I say this second hand, of course. I've never understood the idea behind such heavy censorship or watering down of facts or interest points. I'd much rather have it out there for any one person to experience - or choose not to - on their own merit.

Agreed on the towers footage. The unedited news feeds or amateur video followed the bodies, American TV only reported that bodies were jumping, or showed the leap and then cut away. After finding the internet, that's the first time I've actually seen a body impact from high altitude. I always expected the 'bounce' to be a myth or an exaggeration. Nope. They bounce.
May. 3rd, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
I believe this is the only country that censors the actual after effects of violence. I don’t believe this is good, because MOST will not be prepared for those times when horrendous deaths occur. We need to toughen ourselves up, so we may be better equipped mentally to help in whatever manner we can, should something occur.

Whenever I want to see the cold hard facts about some horrific event, I watch the Mexican news. I know exactly what you mean about the 9 11 Twin Tower jumpers. Yes, they bounce, and they splatter!
May. 2nd, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
heads up, some of the stuff in the first few faces of death movie are fake.

I used to be a court reporter for the criminal trials in dade county, I've seen some pretty gory evidence photos. The one that probably affectd me the most was the Jaime Gough murder, one thirteen year old boy (michael fernandez) lures his friend into the boys room of the junior high and suddenly stabs him 145 times. The victim had his faced crammed in a toilet so the little shit who stabbed him could finish him off without screaming. The victim reminded me too much of my little brother. Seeing the victims mom break down didn't help either, til this day she has no idea why her boy died so horribly.

After that case I asked to leave the criminal courts for the fun world of domestic violence cases (think jerry springer court). I never wanted to kill somebody more in my life. I literally wanted to jump out of my chair and strangle the life out of that smug little fucker. He was a juvenile then, and will probably be released from jail when he's 25.

I hope to catch him on the outside one day (I never forget a face), I'm thinking the alligators could use the meal. I'm offended over the fact that fucker is breathing the same air I am.

May. 3rd, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
Perhaps, but most of them are real. The man who was eaten alive by crocodiles is true. He was skydiving and somehow landed in a lake infested with crocodiles. The video of men having their limbs ripped from their bodies was real, just as the man who was MURDERED in the electric chair. People have no idea of the dreadfulness of being put to death in the electric chair. Hanging or being put before a firing squad is much more humane.

I found this link, which proves that there are some kids who have no respect for animals. He won't be hurting animals ever again!
Catapult boy is eaten after taunting crocodile in pen

The brutal murder of that boy was terrible, and I’m sorry you had to witness that! I can understand your hatred for the guy who murdered him, but you must never take the law into your own hands. I don’t believe he’ll ever be paroled. The crime he committed was way too horrendous.
May. 3rd, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)
oh well, I'll just save it in case society falls apart. If it goes all Mad Max down here then it's on.

tuning up the last of the v-8 interceptors,
May. 2nd, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
Death never bothered me, especially accidents. I learned in the navy that I had a cast iron stommach when as part of a duty detail I had to recover a sailors body that had fallen overboard but got caught under a camel a floating dock) that is tioed to the ship where boats can come along side. When we lifted him out of the water the body basically exploded because of it being bloated. The other two in the detail lost their cookies over the side, I said a silent prayer for the boy and his family.

For the next 28 years, I pulled bodies out of crashed vehicles, aircraft and burned houses that were ripped apart, burned beyond recognition and some that had gotten quite ripe before they were found. One plane crash, I had to pull the burned bodies of two Marine Pilots from a burned cockpit, and yes a body will react the same wat an overcooked turkey will.
Another crash had me pulling pieces of the body from out of the dash panel and wire bundles the impact was so great. After all this the Coroner asked me if I realised I had been standing on the pilots liver all this time. I smiled and said no biut that was ok, I never had a taste for liver anyway. The Coroner just looked at me and smiled and said "Fred, You are one in a million, glad you are on our side..."

Death, gore and carnage does not bother me but I refuse to watch any of the terrorist videos that have been put out because thats what they want us to do. They think what they do to our people is horrific, let me catch one trying to enter my house, or hurt anyone I care about and I will show them what torture is all about. Abu Grahb was a frat boy initiation compared to what I can come up with.
May. 3rd, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
Daddy, you HAVE seen a lot!

I have a friend who is a police officer, and he has told me that he has seen many bodies torn to pieces when involved in a major car accident. Many of us don't realize this, and mentally visualize these poor victims as all in one piece, with just a little drop of blood coming out of their mouth.

I'm glad I watched the decapitation videos, because I always felt that they were decapitated with one swift swish of a sword. By forcing myself to watch them, I found I was totally mistaken, because they use a little dull knife and slowly start cutting away. The one that upset me the most was the beheading of Kim Sun-il.

May. 3rd, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
I agree the news should not hold back. If all we get of war is gallant men charging into battle to fight for god and country, we'll never know the true cost of war. We should not let TV dramas and movies instruct us on what crime violence is. Use drugs all you want, but understand that keeping them illegal leads to people being chopped to little pieces. As long as they're illegal (we should legalize drugs) and you're using, people are getting chopped up like that, for your benefit.

This leads to things like the same people toking are the same people who won't eat meat because of what's happening to cows. People won't shop at JC Penny's because of horror images of children in factories but will still buy drugs despite those "factory" owners are chopping up whole families.

Your previous video of a few guys abusing a dog shows what war really does to people. When you're killing real humans every day, hurling rocks at a dog seems nothing to them.

I go to liveleak.com where they show a lot of the insurgent video. It's rather horrifying what sitting ducks American troops are. Guys just drinking a coke on top of their tank are just snuffed out in a second by an RPG. When you see crap like that, and know Bush is sending even more of these young (and old) guys into that... you begin or should begin to demand why and when will it end.
May. 3rd, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
If only the news media would show the actual pictures and videos of war casualties of our soldiers and the Iraqi people, then maybe there would be hope for world peace.

I had no idea that J.C. Penny had child slave labor in factories!

And thanks for the liveleak link!
May. 3rd, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
Funny, I just mentioned the magazine Alarma to someone today. That has been around for years. My grandmother's boarding house had copies in the living room from her boarders who read those and those duotoned comic book like "novelas"

I worked in EMS for a short period and it was pretty tame for the most part. I can handle most anything, but seeing kids hurt in any way upsets me. And if I ever had to see a dead child I'd lose it.
I remember responding to a Multiple Vehicle Accident. Luckily no one was killed, but there were 5 kids in that accident. It's upsetting.

I don't disagree with learning to deal with trauma of that sort, but Alarma magazine is gore porn that is all about sensationalizing the worst you can imagine.
May. 3rd, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
But trauma of that sort is blood and gore, and how better to prepare ourselves in dealing with these realities but to look at real life pictures of bodies, such as Alarma! shows, which have been mutilated beyond belief? There way too many people who have never seen these realities, because they just can't bring themselves to see it with their own eyes.

I've been reading and looking at the pictures of Alarma! since I can remember, and every time I go to Juarez, I buy one.
May. 4th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
I'm not bothered by it, but I'm not quite sure why you think it's important that people become desensitized to the gore and trauma. I think it's wonderful that people are horrified and can't stomach these grisly scenes. It doesn't make them weaker, in fact it gives me hope that there ar emore people who can be shocked by the nastiness of serial killers, and people who get their jollies from chopping up people.
If it's part of your job like EMS, or any first responders, ER surgeons, etc yeah it helps to get used to, but I want John Q Public to be shocked and mortified by these grisly scenes.
Remember those vids of animal torture? That CAN happen if you are far too accepting of the ugliness around you. Desensitization is not a good thing. Our consciousness is tied into the ability to be sickened by all of this. It's healthy and good for your mental wellness to find these things too shocking to handle.
May. 3rd, 2007 11:47 am (UTC)
I guess I'm desensitized to the point that gore/violence doesn't really strike home. I'm not so proud of or happy about that. Terrible things should be unpleasant. They should cause nightmares and they should leave you feeling queasy. It makes me uncomfortable to know that images like the 'train guy' you provided have no affect on me. Maybe that's just me though.
May. 3rd, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
I don’t believe you’re desensitized by viewing real life gore, but have only trained your mind not to over react to a point where you might lose it.

I can easily view pictures like the guy sliced in half by a train, but can’t help feeling great sadness, and compassion by the horrible way in which he died. It also makes me see to what extent people in Juarez will go, just to enter the U.S. for a better life. Although, I’m totally against people entering this country illegally, I do feel sorry for them.
May. 3rd, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
Take it, I can. But want to, I do not.

I have seen too much of that already.
May. 3rd, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
What matters most is that you can take it!
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