I agree with a few of the posters on here that AT LEAST admit the ugly but honest truth...
WE LIKE DOOM
In a way, there is a part of people (especially in this day and age) where their lives become so mundane that we need a lil 'excitement' every now and
then. Face it and admit it.
Remember when 'Faces of Death' came out in the late 90's? That was the 1st signs that we were becoming fascinated with real (live) death. Yes, it
was sad and gory, but there was an "At least its not me" in the back of your mind as you watched it.
Now, with the internet being able to bring you live updates on anything anywhere in the world, we crave 'excitement' more and more.....its turned
where now, its not good enough that a country has tremors....we're waiting on the megaquake.
Don't tell us that there is a tsunami, unless there are 30ft high waves...
and so on.
News comes to frequent and quick for us to be sensational about it, unless there is DISASTER.
There is a sentiment in the United States where we feel a bit more 'special' than the rest of the world..
(come on people and lets admit that us Americans are narcisists, even though we don't want to admit it. We are ROME).
Anytime a catastrophe happens in a location that is NOT the U.S., we give it little attention and act nonchalant about their death toll...
"As least its not us...."
SO.... sometimes, some of us secretly feel that America needs a lil 'shakin up', to make us sensitive to the rest of the world. Too many times, we get
'spared', and it can appear unfair, even though we have no control over it.
Then our religious folks repeat things like, "Thank God it didn't happen here."
"God was watching over US (Americans)"
"God bless America!"
Skeptics love to say, "Oh, it'll never happen, not here"
"We won't see that in this lifetime"
"It can't happen to US"
and they need to be quieted...sometimes
Deep deep down inside, some us say "America needs to GET IT"/
Call it what you will, but its the truth.
edit on 16-4-2011 by ButterCookie because: (no reason given)