Hashtag Power Fails: Kidnapped Girls Likely Never to Come Home

Hashtag power--a silly idea, social media campaign to "Bring back our girls," fails, as men with guns and real power exercise that real power

Hashtag power–a silly idea, the social media campaign to “Bring back our girls” fails, as men with guns and real power exercise that real power

The “Bring back our girls” campaign has been mocked by everyone with an ounce of sense. Liberals, motivated solely by their need to feel good about themselves, interject their narcissistic faces on social media promoting this cause or that one.

It’s all ego. It’s about them.

The kidnapping of girls by Muslims is an ongoing cultural process, not a one-time event. Why would anyone think that holding a sign up and posting it on the Internet would be anything but futile.

Let the stupid sign holding be seen for what it is and let it mercifully cease.

It’s now been two months since terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian school girls in the country’s unstable north.

Despite new aerial patrols from U.S. drones, no progress has been made in locating them. This past week, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said some of the girls may never return home. And ordinary Nigerians are accusing the Nigerian government of trying to stifle their pleas to keep the situation top of mind.

In an op-ed on Project Syndicate, former British PM Gordon Brown goes a step further, discussing the gruesome reason for why the campaign may have already been lost:

…it is likely that in the month since Boko Haram released a video of the girls flanked by gunmen, the girls have been split into groups of 40-50. If one group is rescued by force, the others will be murdered, creating a serious tactical dilemma for the Nigerian government’s special forces.

And, as the world’s attention shifts to other global trouble spots, such as Iraq, intense international scrutiny is giving way to what seems like silent acceptance of the girls’ fate. The fight to maintain global support has become an uphill one for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, despite his direct appeal to the whole world for help in securing the girls’ release.

Read the rest of the article at Business Insider.

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