posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 10:32 AM
I'm getting tired of people saying things like this.
It isn't that people don't care. No one is saying, 7 dead in Pakistan, screw them. Of course it is sad. Of course people care.
Why do American's care more about American's being killed? It is their own backyard.
If there is a car crash outside of my house in my 2,000 population town, I'm going to be up in arms. Why? Not because they are more important
people, but because this is where I live and I may very well know the people involved personally.
If there is a car crash in New York, I'm not going to be as upset. Not likely I know them personally. I don't NOT care. It is awful, but it
won't be as big of a deal to me personally.
Another analogy....I live in the Kansas City area-ish. People are shot in KC almost every single day. It isn't uncommon, it is terribly sad, but it
isn't uncommon. When people hear another person has been shot every morning on the news you stop blinking an eye. It happens literally all the time.
Do I not care? Of course not.
If someone gets shot in my small town it will be a big deal. NOT because that person is more important than all the people shot in Kansas City every
day, but because it almost NEVER happens.