We don’t like to mock clueless progressives here at The Meninisms, especially when they get killed… but sometimes… these stories just write themselves. Meet Jay and Lauren. A couple Vegan and Vegetarian progressives who were fed up with work and decided to go look at some sunsets. The couple quit their jobs to see the world and for some reason thought it was a splendid idea to go bike riding in the terrorist-ridden country of Tajikistan.
They set out to prove that “Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans”, and were promptly mowed down by evil humans. 5 of those evil humans then jumped out of their car and stabbed them to death. Nobody deserves this fate. Our advice: don’t go bike riding near muslim terrorists. You’d think this is obvious advice, but to the clueless progressives in 2018… let this be a reminder of the evils that DO EXIST in the world today.
FULL STORY VIA Pluralist.com:
Austin and Geoghegan were riding their bikes in the country on July 29 when they were rammed by a car, according to CBS News. Five men got out of the car and stabbed them to death along with two other cyclists, one from Switzerland and the other from the Netherlands.
Two days later, ISIS released a video showing the same men sitting in front of the black ISIS flag. They looked at the camera and vowed to kill “disbelievers,” according to The New York Times.
Throughout the trip, the couple embraced the kindness of strangers and sought to demonstrate that people are inherently good.
“You read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place,” Austin wrote. “People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil.”
“I don’t buy it,” he continued. “Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own… By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind.”
Some conservatives have framed the tragedy as a cautionary tale about not just the perils of travel but also naivete in general. In their telling, an overly generous understanding of human nature is behind much of today’s progressive movement, including calls to radically scale back immigration enforcement and policing and support for socialism.
Some liberals, for their part, might view Austin and Geoghegan as martyrs in the struggle for a better world, or simply as unfortunate.