posted on Jan, 17 2009 @ 07:34 PM
Not to be rude, but this brings up a glaring question. Just how much is TOO much to bear?
Are we fine with 1 or 20 or 2000, but not fine with 1.5 million?
I think the more disturbing implication here is that if injury equaled death, would we not care until it reached what(?), a million?
Quantity of injury or death is more important than injury or death itself?
I don't know about anyone else here, but I can think of far worse fates than death itself, and I'm sure there is a multitude of injuries that
qualify...including some of the most severe cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (how many PTSD cases have committed suicide?).
I'm sure it seems as though the numbers aren't so bad because they are "just injuries", but can we honestly say injuries are better than death?
Why don't the numbers simply state an amount of those suffering? How many suffer because of one person's death, and how many are suffering from
fates other than death.
Does any of this really matter to anyone more than suffering.
Forgive me...I believe this is all quite moot in the end, as the point of my reply was simply how many makes a difference in most people's minds?
It's obvious that all of the death, misery and suffering that has happened throughout mankind's existence on earth hasn't made a bit of difference
so far. If we have not learned the lessons we should have by now, what makes anyone think that a mere 1.5 million more will make any difference at
all? Unfortunately, it's apparent that we don't have the capacity to care, let alone, learn.