As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
I imagine it would be the same for most other people, although it depends on who we would be lying to?
Stealing? All depends on what i would be stealing and from whom?
Originally posted by Karlhungis
reply to post by sc2099
Reading it did make me realize that if I were in that situation, where society has completely dissolved into canibalism, starvation, rape..etc, then yes... I would do whatever it takes. Your only other choice is to kill yourself and your family to end the suffering, which would be probably a much more difficult choice than it sounds now.
Again though, society would have to be over for me to be that completely callous and afraid of everyone else. If it just turns into a depression or civil war...etc, then I think it would be a sliding scale of morality.
Originally posted by maria_stardust
I think any parent would do whatever was necessary to provide food for their children. It's human instinct to want your children to survive.
I can't think of anything I wouldn't do to protect my children.
However, I know that anything I do that goes against my core principles will way heavily on me. But I'd rather that burden be placed on me, then on my children.
Originally posted by sc2099In honor of my new avatar and my most favorite movie of all time I pose the question to you:
Would you do literally anything - lie, steal, cheat, or kill (or perhaps something worse Scarlett omits) - to protect your family from hardship, from starvation, from homelessness just as Scarlett did?
Originally posted by LLoyd45
I've never understood why some people surrender without a fight.. You hear about it all the time in robberies. When you're told to kneel on the ground with your back to your assailant, you're more than likely going to die executioner style. Why not fight back? Dying like a lamb on slaughtering day is not an option for me.
Originally posted by sc2099
THIS is exactly why I don't buy the official 9/11 story. Two plane loads of people against a few guys with box cutters and absolutely no one stood up and fought? No effing way. If you knew or even thought you were about to die why would you not fight back, if not to save yourself but to at least prevent additional death? I will never believe that out of so many people there was not one hero among cowards, flight 93 excluded.