posted on May, 31 2010 @ 12:54 PM
Oh brother. (Responding to overall-threads 'in general' here.)
It *could* be a thread about 'an 'issue' instead of just yet-another thread about why everybody white, american or with a dollar is evil.
There is only so much emotion, money and attention that any single human being has. If you are spending your time worried about Nigeria, plenty of
other groups could rant about how you are not properly worried about Tibet, Somalia, Croatia, the dolphins, the whales, the melting ice caps, the
destruction of North American groundwater, the rising disease rates correlated with navy technology, the state of miseducation -- I mean for
godssakes, the list is ENDLESS.
There is no possible way that every person can be obsessed about every problem in every place on the planet. That does not make them horrible or
insensitive or indirect murderers or whatever -- it just makes them mere-mortals who have limited resources like everybody else.
This is especially an issue when there is not much they can do about it from afar and what little resources they DO have, go to the quite useful
saying about "charity starts at home" (like raising your kids, supporting your local food banks and ecology issues, donating to whatever charities
you feel do the most good, etc.). The implication that if someone drives a decent car it must prove their immoral soulless corruption if "somewhere,
someone in the world is poor or oppressed", is absurd.
As much as the chronic frothing venomous rage on the forum can be entertaining at times, it's a little overdone that for some folks everything they
see is evil. Maybe a little less anger displaced onto the rest of the world would go a long way socially. Nobody is going to 'care more about
Africa' simply because they were insulted. There are probably more effective ways to raise consciousness of certain issues.
[edit on 31-5-2010 by RedCairo]