An “old gore classic” for today is a video of two thieves who were doused in gasoline and set on fire allegedly because they tried to steal potatoes from villagers in Kenya. The video was originally posted on World Star Hiphop, which is a website used mostly by people of African descent so uploads often reflect the trend.
The video of thieves burned alive for stealing potatoes in Kenya was uploaded in early July of 2011. In the video, two lynched males who already went through beating by a mob are faced with execution by fire, previously reserved for practitioners of Witchcraft. In Kenya, they still burn people to death if they are suspected of witchery.
Burning someone alive for theft of food seems a bit excessive. People who steal food usually do it because they have hungry children (has anyone read Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables? Jean Valjean stole a loaf of bread to feed starving children of his sister and was sentenced to 5 years in jail for it, though ended up serving 19. Good he lived in France, not in the Obama homeland cause they would straight up burn him alive). I’d be OK with excessive punishment for Filipino thieves who steal your MP3 player or silver ring, cause that’s just douchebaggery from lowlifes the world would be a better off without, but going all in with potato thieves?
One cool thing about this video – the instant Karma occurrence – takes place when the fool who poured petrol on the alleged thieves gets his own flip flop clad feet engulfed in flames. He got nowhere near the agony of the alleged thieves, but every second of fuel burning on your skin is sure to mess you up for good few months. I wouldn’t be surprised if he lost all feelings in at least one of his lower legs.
One of the thieves was lynched to a point of no resistance, but the other one still had a bit of life left at him and you can hear him moaning in pain until the end of the video. If you had any hopes for humanity, it’ll be gone after watching this video. This is the world we live in and one of these unstable people has a finger on the big red button in America.