posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:15 PM
reply to post by LunaKat
I'm not on the fence about whether or not this was real or hypothetical, those facts are unknown. I've stated many times that in all likelihood it is
only hypothetical, or some type of social experiment, but my opinion does not make it so. It could
be real, and all of my responses have
assumed it is real, otherwise the experiment is dead before it starts.
As to ATS Admin, people do alert posts every now and then when they think someone is in danger, and those alerts don't go anywhere. ATS is entirely
anonymous unless some government authority issues a subpoena saying otherwise. Even with a subpoena many posters hide their identities through
proxies and such.
My concern is that so many people are unwilling to act when they have an opportunity to do so. In my opinion that is the problem with the world
today, especially the US. People all expect someone else to have more information, or more responsibility and therefore they expect someone else to
act. Many, many studies have proven that a group of people will not intervene in a crime, because each person expects someone else to intervene.
However, a single person will almost always intervene. People are either cowards, or they are just irresponsible, or they are conditioned in such a
way to expect someone else to protect them. People have sued municipalities in Florida for shark attacks! They claimed the city didn't do enough to
make the Atlantic Ocean safer!!
My emotion is a result of the inaction of our society, and this thread was a part of that. Everyday, people all over the country contribute to the
downfall of this society, and they expect someone else to fix it. I have two young sons, and I don't want the world they inherit to be left in
The posters such as yourself in this thread embarrass and concern me for our future.
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