Black Bodies and White Newspapers
[#TPLF #ChildSoldiers #MSM]

1/ In July @nytimes described #TPLF #ChildSoldiers as "motivated young fighters" and now @guardian guardian has followed suit with their most recent coverage of the conflict in Ethiopia.
Many #Ethiopians and independent observers are enraged by the portrayal of #ChildSoldiers in the MSM. The refusal of the 'International Community' to unequivocally condemn this exploitation of Tigrayan children has been baffling for for many.
2/ The western world has been objectifiying black bodies for the past 500 years. Look at this pictures of black Africans naked and chained like wild animals or with hands chopped by the soldiers of their Belgian masters, taken by white photographers.
All to easily, you can imagine the voyeuristic complicity of Europeans at home looking at these pictures and marvelling at the 'misfortune' of these 'barbarians.'
3/ The now infamous picture known as 'the vulture and the little girl' depicts an emaciated black child in the grips of death & the vulture waiting patiently for its 'next meal'.
Behind the camera was a photographer, Kevin Carter,who took picture of the vulture & the vultures 'next meal.' @nytimes published the picture on March 26, 1993 and Carter won a Pulitzer for it. Four months later took his life.
Black bodies cannot be sold and bought (at least legally) as it was customary for 400 years, but as you can clearly see the objectification of black people is still well and alive.
4/ Child soldiers have been used in Yugoslavia & Northern Ireland, yet for the life of me I could not find a single newspaper article sporting a picture of gun toting white children or 'motivated young fighters' if you want to be euphemistic about it.
One can only imagine the public outcry, if the @nytimes or @guardian decide to run such stories with these kind of pictures. So the question is why are they taking such a risk? Are they not worried about their reputation?
5/ The short answer is: No they are not! They know their audience very well. They know that their white middle-class liberal audience does not flinch at the depiction of black children carrying guns.They actually expect it. It makes them feel good about themselves.
Afterall they contribute money to @hrw & @amnesty and the government they voted for is doing the best it could to save these black 'savages' from themselves. What more can they do?! #TheWhiteMansBurden
5/ The likes of Sergio Ramazzotti @parallelozero, @finbarroreilly & @declanwalsh are 'closeted racists' who hide behind the liberal values and freedom of press. They would gladly watch us butcher each other as long as they have their Pulitzers. They are Vultures!
6/ The @nytimes & @guardian want the world to believe that they epitomize liberal values. They want the world to believe that they stand for racial equality.
@nytimes, @guardian, if your #BLM righteousness only exists in the US or UK, it ultimately means you put little value on black lives.Your 'solidarity' is a mere posturing, a performative allyship!
@nyt and @guardian are #aDenOfVultures!


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