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User avatar #15 - IcyWiener (07/25/2011) [-]
6 million people died during the Holocaust. Over 1000 people died during 9/11. Hundreds of people die from starvation as you read this.
Why don't you mourn those people huh? Let's be honest, people are gonna care about the things that affect them personally. When Michael Jackson died, an era of pop culture music was taken with him. People cried for him, one ******* man. Yet, MILLIONS of people die around the ******* world from cancer, heart disease, starvation, but why don't we go around mourning them? Because they didn't make a difference in our lives like Michael Jackson did. We're all heartless bastards. Amy Whinehouse obviously made an impact on your friend, therefore forgetting the 92 people that died.
User avatar #59 to #15 - coolfool (07/25/2011) [-]
what about the 25-30 million that Stalin killed? He had the brightest minds, or anyone who stood up against him executed in the streets, torn from their homes, taken from their loving families, and ended, there, and then... **** happens, i know i will be thumbed down, called heartless... but, frankly... i dont care, people die all the time, its sad, but its a fact, no-one can live forever, and sometimes, like in Norway, some dont even get a chance to live before its taken from them...

What can i say, the world is an imperfect place, where all those kids die, but yet, others, like me, survive day by day, when i was smaller, like a year old, i fell into a pool, in the deep end, my dad saved me... When i was about 5-6, the building that i was living in caught fire... When i was 12, i was struck in the head by a falling icicle, a couple of millimeters to the right or left i would have been blinded in an eye...

How come all those people die, and i get so many chances? Worst part is.. I dont deserve it...

So yeah, the world is imperfect...
User avatar #32 to #15 - potatopotatopotato (07/25/2011) [-]
accually 12 million people died. 6 million jews + 6 million others
User avatar #26 to #15 - elocinfuckyeah (07/25/2011) [-]
we did mourne those people, at the time it happened. Now it's time to mourne this tragedy. We're not gonna ignore 90 deaths because of 1000 deaths from a few years ago. It was a large group of innocent people either way. Amy Winehouse, however was a drug addict who killed herself by overdosing, versus those kids that were massacred. They all had their time to be mourned, some still are but that doesn't mean that 90 new deaths aren't worth mourning.
User avatar #34 to #26 - IcyWiener (07/25/2011) [-]
But that raises the question:

When is it time to stop caring about a tragedy?
User avatar #35 to #34 - elocinfuckyeah (07/25/2011) [-]
I'm not saying to stop caring about tragedy, I'm pointing out that the amount of deaths doesn't make a massacre less or more tragic. And because of past tragedies that were greater in number we won't just look at the next tragedy as "not as big a deal as this other tragedy". You don't have to stop mourning a past tragedy to mourn a new tragedy as it goes the other way around.
User avatar #31 to #26 - potatopotatopotato (07/25/2011) [-]
wrong comment XD
User avatar #30 to #26 - potatopotatopotato (07/25/2011) [-]
accually 12 million people died. 6 million jews + 6 million others
#25 to #15 - xodah (07/25/2011) [-]
I love this. But I think there are difference it these cases.

Mourning requires a certain grade of empathy for the "mourn-ee." Most people know Amy Winehouse, through her music or tabloids, still, she was acknowledged as an established fellow human being.

Yet we didn't know any of the kids of Oslo, we only know they were teenagers and that they were murdered. While people this side of the Atlantic love to reach the moral highground and claim how much they mourn these kids, they really don't. What really upset them is that a fellow human being was ablo to do such atrocity, they are more indignant about the crime than they are about the victims.

So, people, unless you actually are an emotional victim of this crime, don't go around shoving your moral superiority down to others people throats, that only makes you a douchebag.
#33 to #25 - roflmaololol (07/25/2011) [-]
the difference between those kids and amy winehouse is that those norweigan kids were murdered. it was not their fault, they were innocent and just the victims of a madman. i care a lot less about amy winehouse because her death was her own fault.
#19 to #15 - triforceftw (07/25/2011) [-]
more than 6 million died in the Holocaust, not just the Jews, many of whom overreact and take it for granted, it happened over half a century ago. yes it's bad to say "get over it," but even some Jews are tired of people talking about it. yes over 1000 people died in 9/11, but now ignorant Americans blame Muslims for the act, when Bush himself said that it was not a Muslim act of terror, but rather Al Qaeda and the Taliban. I don't mean that we should stop caring about the horrible tragedies that happen, or stop caring about the famous people who die, just that we should care for everyone. I wholeheartedly agree with what you say, but I think that we should mourn any death, not just what preoccupies us or others at the time. Thank you for your time, and I hope that one day I can care for everyone, much like what you do.
User avatar #28 to #19 - ienjoyrofling (07/25/2011) [-]
I don't know why but that picture is just awesome, I can't even tell you why. That quote just makes me shiver... thanks for the comment, i agree whole-heartedly.
User avatar #21 to #19 - IcyWiener (07/25/2011) [-]
People should care for their fellow man. Isn't that what pretty much every religion teaches? It's just that people don't because humanity doesn't want to care for someone they don't know over someone they are attached too. It's sad isn't it. And don't look up to me, I'm one of those people. It's humanity. We're stupid. ******* stupid.
User avatar #22 to #21 - triforceftw (07/25/2011) [-]
I agree with you, humanity it stupid. Additionally, the picture was just a random one in my folder that I thought fit. I can't explain why, I just posted it with it for added effect.
#23 to #22 - IcyWiener (07/25/2011) [-]
Super duper. This picture is also a random one in my folder that doesn't fit at all. Enjoy.
User avatar #16 to #15 - IcyWiener (07/25/2011) [-]
How did it make you feel when Billy Mays died? Or the Crocodile Hunter? Or Kurt Cobain? John Lennon, George Harrison, Tupac, Biggie, Sean Taylor, H eath Ledger, Dale Earnheart, MLK, Jim Morrison, Bob Marley. You would MUCH rather mourn them than the people in Norway you have absolutely NO knowing of. Admit it. Sure it's sad, yes yes, but people only care about the ones they're truly going to miss, not some random civilians. If I died along with those people, you wouldn't care, since you don't know me. However, I understand the people in Norway mourning, since it's an attack on their people, their friends, their family.
User avatar #17 to #16 - IcyWiener (07/25/2011) [-]
So don't be mad at the people who mourn Amy Whinehouse's death...unless they're only recognizing her existence because she died. I honestly don't care for her, since I didn't really care for her as a singer when she was alive lol.
#18 to #17 - IcyWiener (07/25/2011) [-]
Oh, and preparing for red thumbs for those people who don't understand what I'm trying to say.
User avatar #24 to #18 - Chuckasaurus (07/25/2011) [-]
excellent point my good sir. i myself dont care for amy winehouse or michael jackson but i felt extremely sad when i found out paul gray had died. and i dont expect other people to feel the same towards him as i do and i see your point of people only being sad for people they care about and not some random people they never even knew. yes its a shame but they arent going to change my life but the passing of some famous people will, not much but they will still be very missed.
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