first published on August 17, 2018 by Will
The Darwin Award champions have just been crowned as an American vegan and vegetarian couple were killed by Islamic State sympathizers while trying to prove that “Evil is a make-believe concept.”
Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29, quit their jobs in Washington DC to blog their bike trek across the world with the intent of showing that humans are “generous and wonderful and kind.”
That completely stupid notion was rapidly debunked in Tajikistan as the couple, along with two of their European companions, were rammed by a car full of jihadists that finished off all four bicyclists with knives.
Two days later, an Islamic State media outlet published a grainy cell phone video of the attack that was accompanied by interviews with the murderous jihadists pledging their loyalty to ISIS by killing the non believers.
The event highlights the absurd levels of naivety that have replaced common sense in the pampered Western mindset. Although the event is tragic, you just can’t feel sorry for that echelon of stupidity.
To further highlight just how out of touch with reality these Americans were, here are a few dazzling quotes from Austin’s blog:
“You read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place…”
“People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil … I don’t buy it … 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.”
The real world determined that was a lie.