I was snooping around Facebook and saw that one of my online contacts from Tabasco had joined a group that is called:
"vetemos el arte de guillermo habacuc vargas un maldito asesino de perro"which is a group dedicated to banning the art of this Guillermo fellow who apparently killed a dog in the name of art.
Now this group, created in 2007 on Facebook, has over 21,000 members!
Just for laughs, I looked up Padrino Fonseca, who is the beloved Tabasco journalist shot to death a few days ago while putting up signs that said 'No More Violence'. Really, it's true, I am not making this up.
The Facebook group just created with him as it's subject had 21 members this morning. Now it has 22. :)
Then I thought, well that's not fair, this event just happened. So I looked for groups with the words 'Iraq Victims' in them. There are quite a few pages for groups that come up, including "Hillary 08" and "Let's Put George W. Bush's face on Mt. Rushmore". Really. But the ones that were about Iraqui Victims of the war, numbered in the hundreds of members. Not much interest there.
There's something about cruelty to animals that brings out some really strong reactions while cruelty to other humans seems somehow to cause less of a reaction.