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Death by Tourism

Posted on | July 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Death by Tourism


Exciting tropical adventures:

Miriam Beelte, 26, was found with fatal head wounds [April 7] after she was repeatedly smashed in the face with a rock on Koh Si Chang, The Sun reports.
Miriam, from Hildesheim, Germany, was lying in a pool of her own blood for at least five hours before she was found by a local at 6pm, police said.
Her body was partially covered with leaves and her clothes had been torn, police said.
The lone traveller had been holidaying in the nearby city of Pattatya when she decided to take a boat into the island.
Police said after Miriam rented a motorbike, suspect Ronnakorn Romruen, 24, initiated a conversation and asked her for sex.
After she refused, he followed her and then pinned her down to sexually assault her. . . .
Miriam’s murder is the latest in a series of beach crimes in Thailand.
Following a series of unexplained backpacker deaths, Koh Tao has become known as “death island”.
Last summer, a Brit backpacker was allegedly sexually assaulted on Sairee Beach, and it took officials two months to investigate her claims.

Her killer will not escape justice:

A Thai man has been sentenced to the death penalty for the rape and murder of a German tourist at Koh Si Chang Island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Ronnakorn Romruen, 23, attacked Miriam Beelte, 27, while she was visiting a historic stone monument on a rental motorbike on April 7.
Romruen, a garbage collector, raped Beelte then smashed her head with a rock to prevent her from reporting the crime. He then hid her body under leaves on an isolated hillside.
“The suspect feared that she would notify the police so he used a rock to hit her on the temple and face,” said police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen, according to the Agence France-Presse (AFP).

There is a whole #wanderlust theme on Instagram with pictures of young women traveling to exotic tropical destinations, and there is little or no effort to warn them of the dangers involved. Of course, the businesses that profit from tourism — airlines, hotels, etc. — have an interest in minimizing any sense of risk, but why don’t these #wanderlust girls get any warnings from their parents? There is an element of “white privilege” in the way these affluent young women, engaged in a form of status display (“conspicuous consumption,” as Veblen would call it) think they can wander around foreign countries without risk. So the blonde German girl takes a boat to an island and rents a motorbike for a solo sightseeing excursion and gets raped and murdered by the local garbage collector.

Has anyone heard from the feminists who love to lecture us about “violence against women”? No, of course not. Feminists never notice crimes like this, because “violence against women” doesn’t matter when it’s committed by Third World men. Let some girl get groped by a white college boy at a frat party, and the feminists will be all over that story, but if she’s raped and murdered by a swarthy foreigner? Crickets chirping.



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