The Execution - 1

The New Craze: Slaughter as Theater - Reflections on Liberty & Revolution

The brutality of the Assad regime and its Machiavellian tactics, which included the release of Jihadi elements from its prisons, combined with international dithering and indifference facilitated the rise of terrorist groups in the country, including Al-Nusra Front, and the Islamic State (AKA ISIS). The result: the birth of a new kind of porn: the highly theatric Slaughter Porn. And though the Assad regime remains the biggest murderer of them all in terms of sheer numbers, IS proves that staging makes all the difference. Quality over Quantity. Slaughter by another name might be the same for the slaughtered, but it is surely not so for the enthralled and captivated audience.