Originally posted by December_Rain
Hard to say what the company should do.
The company should keep making money. The world doesn't stop for every natural disaster.
Really, what should
they do? Cancel the cruise, put the passengers on rations, play funeral music through the ship's speakers? Absurd.
We have become weak and thin-skinned and deluded with this "Global Empathy" pandemic.
Look, they make pretty decent cigars down there, but their government sucks, the people practice voodoo, they gave the world AIDS, gangs run wild in
the streets regardless
of the seismic tremors, and the place generally sucks a chupacabra's booty-hole.
Welcome To Haiti!
I do not care
about Haiti. Aside from dodging the AIDS bullet that Haiti fired into the USA back in the 1980s, I've had no personal
encounters with Haiti or Haitians, and they mean about as much to me as do the Sherpas waaay over in Nepal, hauling the rich white man's dirty
laundry on their heads.
There are so many different cultures that make so many different decisions about how they are going to address survival and comfort, et cetera
it's not up to me to CARE about all of them
. Nor is it your
In a truly perfect world, every nation, every culture would have to fend for itself, and live or die at the whim of Mother Nature. Populations would
be drastically reduced, resources would be plentiful, disease would be isolated, and manmade global warming
would be a figment of somebody's
Oops. Okay MMGW IS
a figment, but that's neither here nor there.
Point is, this "global empathy" or "global charity" or whatever you want to call it, is making us weaker
as a civilization. Look at the
Third World. It's a MESS
, in spite of the USA pouring trillions
of dollars into it over decades. Still the same old corrupt banana
republics, still the same old drug trafficking, still the same sleazy con-man governments, still the same old poaching endangered animals to the brink
of extinction, still the slash & burn footprints of uneducated and ignorant humans across the landscape... Sheesh.
The best thing we could do for the planet and our civilization is cut off all monetary, food and medicine relief to the world for, say, just five
years. Global infrastructure would collapse — except for the USA, of course, because we're light years
more wealthy and our citizenry is so
well-armed, we could fight off all the emaciated, flea-bitten refugees for at least
five years, until everything settled down and the stench of
death passed away on the wind.
What we'd have after five short years is a newer, cleaner world
, a vastly smaller and easily-sustainable population of survivors, and all
sorts of FREE STUFF!
Now, tell me
that's not a better Utopia
than a burgeoning Global Union scenario with 8+ billion
whining, thin-skinned bitches
holding their hands out to the Central Scrutinizer.
Give me a break
with Global Empathy.
— Doc Velocity