posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:09 AM
reply to post by MarioOnTheFly
So a 9 year old in Iraq cannot write legibly? In English? Your ignorance and intolerance of other cultures is a bit disturbing. I may not trust people
but I'm certainly not going to underestimate their abilities. What if those 2 boys were American? Would you still be questioning their motives?
So children are born bad with no empathy? I don't buy it for a second. Kids learn from their parents and their surroundings. If the kids have no
empathy it's because that's what they were taught. It's that simple. And what YOU are trying to teach people is that if someone is being nice for
the sake of it, children no less, there's a sinister agenda behind it? No, if adults do it, then you question it. If children do it, go with it. No
offense, but I sure hope you're not a parent. Your kid would be holding an AK assault instead, I'm sure. Not every adult in Iraq is a warmongering
pistol waver who straps bombs and misleading signs to their kids OP, if you believe that I feel sorry for you.
Sorry, but yours has to be about the most insensitive, closed-minded and ignorant post I've seen here in quite some time. And that's saying a lot.
The bottom line is yes, this is a hard call. But I'll err on the side of being cautiously optimistic here simply because they're kids.
Really, if you don't give kids the benefit of the doubt, what chance do they have in growing up right?