As stupid as some of the credulous people in Western societies can be it bears remembering that there are many countries in the world today where the citizenry act like they’re still stuck in the 13th century rather than the 21st. Take India, for example, where five people in Guwahati where beheaded by an angry mob that believed them to be witches:
Sixty-year-old Amir Munda, who was also a traditional healer, his two sons and two daughters were killed by angry villagers after a kangaroo court held them guilty of spreading a mysterious disease which killed two people and left many others ill over the last two weeks.
The incident took place late on Saturday in a tea garden near Biswanath Charali town in Sonitpur district of Assam state, about 190 miles north of Guwahati, the state’s main city.
“More than 200 people who were involved in the gruesome murder marched to the police station carrying the severed heads and shouting slogans against witchcraft all the way,” T. Gogoi, a local police officer, said by phone.
He said the heads were left at the police station.
Tribal people and tea plantation workers in Assam, who live in unhygienic conditions in malaria-infested areas with little drinking water and healthcare facilities, often go to local traditional healers to cure illnesses.
And these are the people we’re calling about our computer problems? It boggles the mind that a country can be so advanced in one sense and so backwards in another. And then I realize the United States has people in it that are only slightly more sophisticated.