je suis donbass
The world is collectively mourning the vicious terror attack on a passenger bus that resulted in the deaths of 10 people in the Donetsk People's Republic today, prompting worldwide mass demonstrations and protests against the terrorism being unleashed in that country, and is calling for an international response in the form of new laws to crack down on the dramatic rise in radical terror attacks in the region. People are taking to the streets with signs saying "Je suis Donbass", borrowing from the mass show of unity with the victims of the recent terror attack in France...
Donetsk bus
Terror attack kills 10 on passenger bus in Donetsk.

...OK, sorry, I lied. No one in the West is mourning these victims of Kiev's brutality. Few have probably even heard of them. No one in the West is collectively mourning the close to 5,000 that have died in the year-long ethnic cleansing operation in Ukraine, where Kiev forces and numerous mercenary groups have been targeting, torturing, and murdering civilians with NATO-supplied weapons in what can only be described as a campaign of terror.

The leaders of Europe, North America, Australia, etc. are complete and utter hypocrites. The only time civilian deaths matter to them is when they can be exploited to serve their puppet-masters' agenda.

The horrific massacre of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists are being exploited because they reinforce the narrative that Muslims are the biggest threat to world peace, that Muslims are the equivalent of what the Jews and other groups were to the Nazis - public enemy number one - that Muslims need to be feared, watched, suspected, demeaned, demonized, insulted, and attacked, thus justifying Western 'intervention' in the Middle East and covering up the decades-long slaughter the West and Israel have been perpetrating there for decades.

In contrast, the brutal deaths of civilians in Ukraine don't matter. In fact, they are necessary. It is simply unthinkable and unacceptable to have a Russia-friendly Ukraine, to the extent that the West is willing to prop up and support literal Nazis. And the people they butcher? Collateral damage, not worth the ink it takes to print accounts of their senseless deaths.

When there's a real threat, the crowd has an uncanny inability to see it for what it is, and instead go after the scapegoat, which is always and ever a threat manufactured by those who actually represent the real threat. Humanity has seen it happen countless times in the past, and people today who take pride in being 'informed', 'educated', and 'humanistic' look back on those time periods - with the benefit of hindsight, mind you - shake their heads, and mutter "Humanity was so blind..."

But they're just as blind. That's the reason it keeps happening. Less than a hundred years ago, ordinary, educated, informed Germans (not to mention other Europeans, Americans, and people around the world) could not see that the real threat was their own government. They believed the lie, plain and simple, and they believed it because it was so 'believable'. The propaganda, the existing social tensions, the assault on their sense of safety and justice only confirmed that they were right, and caused them to become heartless racists. But does anyone really think people then saw themselves as such? Of course they didn't.

The problem is that those forces are very aware of what they're doing, and they're very aware of how easy it is to manipulate people.
"This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector."

~ Plato

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."

~ U.S. President James Madison

"In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule."

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death".

~ Adolph Hitler

"Why of course the people don't want war. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

~ Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.

"The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened".

~ Josef Stalin
The cruel irony is that the people think they are doing it for the greater good. They are solving a problem, neutralizing a threat, defending freedom, fighting the forces that go against civilization. Only, they're not. The recent Charlie Hebdo attacks, and the response, has nothing to do with the threat of radical Islam or freedom of speech. The threat is real, but it isn't from Muslims: it is from our own governments.