“The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil’s magic—and 20 were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. Since then, the story of the trials has become synonymous with paranoia and injustice, and it continues to beguile the popular imagination more than 300 years later.” (source)
Elementary school shootings, “stand your ground” sanctioned homicide and predatory gossip… Are we progressing as a nation or regressing as humans?
There was a time when predatory gossip was sanctioned by the courts in the United States. It was a time we now know as the Salem Witch Trials. People of Salem Massachusetts murdered innocent people purely on the basis of speculation and felt justified through mob unity.
Today they are a testament to modern mans ability to regress into savagery. A testament we should all fear. Because as I type this, every American is being electronically monitored by our government. And if this same savagery were to overcome our government; we would all perish and go down in history as the greatest nation to fall.
How does this tie into the media debacle involving Ja’Nel Witt and TMZ?
It is clear some parts of our society have regressed to the point that a simple statement backed up by, “sources extremely familiar…” is enough to rally a mob against an innocent person? A mob that has made racially hateful comments, gut wrenching accusations against a persons character and baseless demands for a denial by Ja’Nel Witt.
Is this not savagery in modern form? If these same people were put into a room with Ja’Nel alone, would they not attack her and stone her?
TMZ has made a bold claim that Ja’Nel Witt has been discharged from her job at Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill due to a failed drug test linked to cocaine. Yet, instead of public outcry to demand hard factual proof from TMZ, people want Ja’Nel Witt to deny the claims. Why?
Is she guilty until proven innocent? Is she to jump into a lake and be relieved of accusation only after death?
Why should she comment any further? I believe it is incumbent upon TMZ and the heartless saber-rattlers chastising Ja’Nel based on rumor to demand proof from TMZ. You give me proof and I will be the first to chastise Ja’Nel publicly.
But until then, I will reside in the belief that for every savage willing destroy a persons character on pure rumor, there are twice as many reasonable and fair American’s willing to demand proof from TMZ for making such a bold accusation without any iota of proof.
If not, then I will continue to be at peace knowing that as an ordinary citizen of this country, I will continue to be the counterweight against all things baseless against other ordinary Americans.