July 5th, 2007 12:54 PM
I'm shocked that people have such disdain to take a picture of someone dying and not offer any aid.
And people wonder why I choose to carry a gun.
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
― Robert A. Heinlein,
July 7th, 2007 04:42 AM
I'll start by saying I find this despicable and horrible. I can't imagine not helping this woman.
And now...what are we constantly told, as a society?
"Don't get involved, be a good witness(picture?), let the police handle it, don't be a vigilante..."
I attribute the lack of reaction from other customers both to callousness and daily indoctrination by the media and authorities...
"Water can flow, or it can crash. Be like water, my friend."-Bruce Lee
"Luck, often enough, will save a man if his courage does hold."
July 7th, 2007 11:42 AM
+1 - what was she thinking, "Look, hon, I saw a woman dying today and took her picture." What in the WORLD?????
Originally Posted by TN_Mike
Cold, caloused soul to be sure.
It's not about the caliber you carry, it's about how you USE it.
1988 DIE HARD 2008
July 7th, 2007 03:04 PM
That is the most vile,disgusting thing that one human can do to another,we are not naturally wired that way! I don't think I could command my body not to help an injured person, let alone morally (I like to sleep well at night). How could someone do that sort of thing? It's beyond my comprehension. It reinforces the need to carry a sidearm, cellphone, and knife always!!
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
love and thanks of man and woman."
-- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)
July 7th, 2007 09:47 PM
Wichita, the city of my birth, again finds a way to make me feel real good about leaving that festering cesspool in the planes.
Also, knowing Mark McCormick I'm surprised he wasn't somehow able to spin the story to be another diatribe on white people.
July 7th, 2007 11:35 PM
Not at all, this is a store that has been in the news for selling drug parafanalia. The folks in the neighborhood have begged them to not cater to the drug crowd, but the owners say crack pipes should be sold to anyone.
Originally Posted by Zundfolge
I rarely agree with Mark, but the owners of the store are pure filth. Sorry you had to leave ICT, but as one born in Chicago, this is sweet.
July 7th, 2007 11:50 PM
On the contrary, I fear that contemporary humans are, indeed, wired that way.
Originally Posted by flagflyfish
Why is it we harp on the ideal that you train to fight, since when the chips are down you're almost certain to fight like you've trained? Because the base, simple, instinctive things are what we revert to in times of crisis or trouble. Can't understand why so many people in cities simply step over the homeless, or walk right by the panhandlers, or (in this case) take photos of the dead or dying? I believe it's the wired-in mechanism of defense, where the brain is disconnecting from the horror of the situation in much the same way as shouldering past a panhandler.
We also say that criminals are capable of darned near anything. Witness any day's newspaper, to get proof of that.
These behaviors are simply two sides of the same coin, I think. It's how we're wired. As a species, we're capable of just about anything.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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