posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 03:06 PM
They had cell reception. That's not the issue. I believe there is a misconception in the US that everyone on the planet lives on their cell phones and
can do what they want. Rules in Europe are strict and adhered to because most people believe it is for the benefit of all. Cell phones were likely
turned off. Welcome to socialism.
In the US, we live for ourselves. This is an important distinction. Most passengers were German, who live by the rule of law. It is a matter of honor
to live according the rules set forth by the state. US folks cannot understand that because we are free people (well, for now). I hope the US is ready
for that way of thinking, as our current administration is changing the US into a socialist state....but that's another story for another time.
The issue is that a suicidal person lost hope in life. Why did he take 100+ others with him? Simple. When you're suicidal, there is no hope - for
anyone or anything. Eight minutes gave him the last chance of reconciling his fears and motivations with hope. Unfortunately, he probably realized
that in the last 3 seconds before they crashed.
I think it's a shame that this happened. In typical fashion, the world - particularly the US - will react by setting new laws and rules that further
constrict crew and passenger freedom. This will only exacerbate the human condition of being human.
The final solution to all of this and everything is that we must all act and be perfect. There is no other solution...or you are being human. To err
is not human - there is a computer that tells us so.
Accept it or not, this will likely happen again until we humans are perfect.
Is that possible.....?
ADDENDUM: Here's an example:
I live in an apartment that has a urinal in the bathroom. It has an electronic sensor that determines when it shoudl flush. I, just now, went to the
bathroom and it "decided" to flush 3 times while I was standing there peeing. Of course, I know I'm not done, but the computer decided on three
separate occasions that my movements indicated I was done. I have just wasted three times the amount of water because it was the "correct" thing to
do. As a human being with free choice, I would have decided - after the shake - that it was time to flush. But no, I am wrong. I obviously don't know
when I'm done pissing. Alas....
edit on 3-26-2015 by jrflipjr because: pee