The family of Foley is asking that we "don't watch the video, don't share it, that's not how life should be"
I understand the extent that the family wants privacy, and I feel for them. This is a difficult time, and they should be respected and allowed to mourn.
But the number of people agreeing with the concept that the video should essentially be ignored or else the "blood is on your hands" is insane.
We simply cannot ignore the actions of insane, bloodthirsty men simply because they commit actions that are hard to watch.
If you don't want to watch the video because you don't want to see violence, that's perfectly fine. If you don't like to talk about it because it depresses you, that's okay too. But we live in a violent, terrible world, and if you suspect social change can really make a difference, we should be sharing this information with every single person on the planet.
The scum that commits these acts should be met with a united front. And we can't shy away from these actions because they're terrible, to them it's only a sign of success.