Originally posted by Lumos
It simply boils down to having faith, that blinding human virtue and value in your fellow country men that they would never, ever conspire in such a
I understand your feelings, but once you abandon the notion that everybody strictly shares your moral convictions and general empathy, they just
don't apply anymore. Operation Gladio, Operation Northwoods, USS Maine, heck...Nero - the history of violent deceit seems to be the history of
mankind. There are people among us who couldn't care less about their fellow humans, it has been proven time and time again...
So please don't fool yourself, listen to your head, not your heart this time.
I will address your post and the one after jointly, rather than quoting you both my post is directly at you, the post after and any other individual
who truly beliefs that humanity really is dead in the US. For those that genuinely belief that people couldn’t care least about their fellow country
man or any other human being for that matter, this is just for you.
I am not fooling myself nor am I listening to my heart rather than my head. I have presented fact after fact to reinforce my beliefs. All of these
facts have been ignored, not addressed or simply washed over in an attempt to appeal to by better half and confirm that my virtues and values have no
bearing in today’s day and age and especially since I am not from the USA, I couldn’t possibly understand the cultural divide.
These, appeals, again do not cut the mustard, nor do they address the very real facts I have presented. In as such I will now illustrate my belief in
the very real and unreserved humanity that is very much alive and well inside the USA.
Just recently, in the UK an interview was broadcast. The person being interviewed was a young lady who happened to be a telephone operator. As she was
being interview she wept, as she recalled a conversation she had with one of the passengers onboard flight 93.This lady did not hang up, did not put
the guy on hold or did she ignore this unfortunate person.She stayed on the phone to the bitter and dreadful end. She did all she possibly could to
help and comfort a fellow countryman who was facing certain death. She commands my absolute and total admiration, for she is a shining example of
humanity. Her actions alone simply decimate any argument that people couldn’t care less.
I am sure there were hundreds if not thousands of similar actions that took place on 9/11. From the emergency crews who went into the Towers to a
total stranger simply putting his arm around another human being who was weeping has the towers collapsed.
I know we don't live in a perfect world but I assure you that humanity would never drop to the lever you are suggesting it as and be preplaced by the
greed and need from the quick buck.
I’m sorry my cynical friend but asserting that people could not care less really does not in anyway promote the theory that there is a conspiracy.
Belief it or not, just like in my country we really do care, we really do look after one another and when the chips are down we, like your country
The USA is a long way from having “Abandon hope all ye who enter here” at every port and ever airport, because humanity stands head and shoulders
above the people who couldn’t care less.
The simple actions of one young lady telephone operator bears testament to this.
[edit on 27-4-2006 by Stateofgrace]