This reminds me of a George Carlin bit. Where he talked about the greater an amount of distance you are from something tragic, the less you care.. crazed Gunman
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This reminds me of a George Carlin bit

This reminds me of a George Carlin bit. Where he talked about the greater an amount of distance you are from something tragic, the less you care.. crazed Gunman

Where he talked about the greater an amount of distance you are from something tragic, the less you care.

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User avatar #67 - Metallicock (03/11/2013) [-]
Dear Non-Americans,

Please keep in mind that our mass-media is completely ****** and is controlled by corporations whose only intention is making money. We only know the stories that the corporations report on, therefore we only know what they want us to know. Its not that we don't care, its that we don't know.

Sincerely, an American.

(p.s. this is the reason I don't watch the news anymore)
User avatar #39 - Zaxplab (03/11/2013) [-]
implying Pakistanis care about tragedies in America.
User avatar #179 to #39 - nyawgga (03/11/2013) [-]
Of course they care, half their population is here
#48 to #39 - lordfohawk (03/11/2013) [-]
Pakistanis don't cause a number of tragedies even close to the ammount of tragedies Americans cause in Pakistan
#59 - sonewitsfunny (03/11/2013) [-]
yes, we americans are the ONLY people to not care about things that don't directly affect us. thats why we send billions of dollars worth of food and supplies and money to other countries every year. next time i think about donating please remind me I'm an american and as such dont care
User avatar #77 to #59 - defensive (03/11/2013) [-]
Oh yeah, lets go into a country and blow everything up sending the poverty rate skyrocketing then send aid cause we are the good guys here.
#83 to #77 - alienstryke (03/11/2013) [-]
No need to get so defensive there m8
User avatar #85 to #83 - defensive (03/11/2013) [-]
I'm not getting defensive, I'm just saying don't brag about helping a country that you messed up in the first place.
User avatar #86 to #85 - alienstryke (03/11/2013) [-]
Yeah because I meant that in a literal sense and not in a joke at all, **** me right?
User avatar #87 to #86 - defensive (03/11/2013) [-]
Oh sorry, I thought you were the other guy, my mistake. I get that joke maybe 4 times a week too.
User avatar #156 to #77 - graphically (03/11/2013) [-]
The people blowing everything up =/= The people sending aide.
#157 to #59 - anon (03/11/2013) [-]
69 people were killed, 66 injured by the hands of Anders Behring Breivik in Norway.
>Most Americans don't even know.
#182 to #59 - anon (03/11/2013) [-]
HAHA funny **** , you're sending food and money?

When you need to wipe out a religion and a culture that is not compatabile with your ****** standards you send bombs. When millions of women are raped, children killed like in Kongo or back in the 90's Bosnia and Croatia, you dont do **** .

Oh and now that someone points out that you are all worthless peaces of **** you get offended, bu-hu you wont donate anymore.
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#188 to #171 - whitenerdy (03/11/2013) [-]
Doesn't matter anyways, the US is one of the countries to give the least amount of money per population member. My point being that sonewitsfunny should have checked his sources instead of flapping his gums.

< For sonewits.

http://www.microdinero.com/index.php/english/nota/5281/switzerland-4-year-foreig n-aid-budget-passed
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User avatar #219 to #201 - whitenerdy (03/11/2013) [-]
True **** .
#120 - infinitereaper (03/11/2013) [-]
I'd love to take this moment, to bring up the great irony of this political post/statement.

I'd say at least 75% of the people here are guilty of the above. You don't really care, right now people are being murdered, raped, taken, beaten, and oppressed. A species died out, a mother lost her children, a lost child died in the wilderness... suffering. Endless suffering. But do you really give a damn?

No you probably don't.

Most people think only about themselves, unconcerned about anything else. As someone hypersensitive and hyper-aware I can't help but get angry over a political post like this... because it's complete ******** .

No one gives a real **** , and those that pretend that they do are just giving themselves a pat on the back. "I'm a good person because I feel bad." Yeah right.

I get the point that this thing is trying to make.. but I can't help but feel that there is an extreme amount of hypocrisy going on here. It's always some middle eastern country... it's as if Russia and other places with extreme wrong don't exist. This is all so selective because it deals with American political affairs. That kind of rubs me the wrong way.

End rant here, take my comment however you want.
#125 to #120 - autoxx (03/11/2013) [-]
I don't care about anyone but the people I come into contact with. I give a **** about Brad Pitt's new movie or that Kardashian got a zit on her ass...
The people I meet or even come in contact with are very important though.

I do think that others' lives are worth more than my own though, there have been a few times that I have helped people at a personal cost.
The people that believe in honor are a dwindling minority.
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#126 to #125 - autoxx (03/11/2013) [-]
Wow, I read that back afterward, I sound like a ******* retard...

Took a **** halfway through typing it.
User avatar #136 to #120 - commontroll (03/11/2013) [-]
This.

However, I think the majority of us do care, but not enough to dwell on it and do something about it. A woman's child dies and we tell them "We're sorry for your loss," or "I could never understand how it feels," because we can't. And so we don't dwell on that which we cannot comprehend. Until we finally experience a hint of it, until we understand. And then we care.

It's usually not a lack of compassion, but a lack of understanding and fully grasping the tragedy.
#45 - silasP (03/11/2013) [-]
That's where you're wrong. It bothers and disturbs me on a very deep level that our leaders get away with this **** .
User avatar #103 - yamiyo (03/11/2013) [-]
As if it's because we're Americans. If you live in any other country that has ever had skirmishes with yet another country, would you hear about every single person killed on the opposing side? No. Because that is retarded. You would not hear/know about all of them and you would most definitely not remember unless you made a serious effort to. We don't not care because we're American. We don't care because we are not told through media unless you actively go looking for it and even then, not every attack in the middle east that's orchestrated by us is recorded and put of for public information. It's not like we're just these amazingly cold-hearted demons who don't care when someone dies. On top of that, it's not even a majority of America who is "outraged" when anyone in the country dies and, contrary to popular believe, there are millions of people OPPOSED to the - what is defined as a - "police action" in the middle east. Imagine that. Americans that don't like war? Impossible, right?

People in America are not inherently idiots. If any of us are, it is because they were raised that way by their parents who were raised by their parents who were, obviously in turn, raised by their own parents and it continues going back in ancestry until you find yourself in another country anyone not descended from native Americans is, you guessed it, EUROPEAN.

There are idiots in every country and while I'm find with laughing at Americans for doing retarded things, I really can't stand it when people just make fun of us BECAUSE we're American. Go ahead and call me an "Amerifag" or what have you, but it honestly does annoy me greatly.

Now to close this rant of mine; America is like every other country in the world is or was when it started. We are a very young country and became a world superpower before we knew how to walk, so to speak. I'm not saying we deserve special treatment because of that, but please try to be abit more understanding.

Bring on the red thumbs!
User avatar #109 to #103 - xxbutthurtxx ONLINE (03/11/2013) [-]
Did you cunt just call a Drone Strike a skirmish?
User avatar #114 to #109 - yamiyo (03/11/2013) [-]
Well, my first thought was to call them battles, but that was too grandiose for what's happening over there. Even if you could call them that, I still wouldn't call a machine flying over and dropping a bomb a "battle".

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I don't know what to call something like that and in the heat of the moment, I just went with skirmish. Sorry if I offended you, dude.
User avatar #115 to #114 - xxbutthurtxx ONLINE (03/11/2013) [-]
Well you can't use a word that implicates a fight. Sitting behind a computer and murdering can't be considered a fight (even if they actually kill soldiers). I'm sorry for calling you a cunt, that just made me mad.

Sorry for my bad english.
User avatar #118 to #115 - yamiyo (03/11/2013) [-]
Hey, man, English is a right hard language so no worries there. I misspelled the word "fine" in my original post so I couldn't judge if I wanted.

and just to be a bit more clear; when I used skirmish, I was speaking more about a fight between the other two countries I mentioned. I wasn't really trying to liken a drone strike to a regular fight.

Anyway, you have a nice night, sir.
User avatar #260 - biggathy (03/11/2013) [-]
Maybe Americans care more because that drone attack was about a million ******* miles away, also it is natural to care more for your country than another, otherwise there would be absolutely no sense of national pride. The reason so many people have been outraged by American massacres in America is because they also live in America and can relate, nothing more.
#248 - jewsburninindaoven (03/11/2013) [-]
Cause it's according to plan. People don't panic when things go to plan. Even if the plan is horrifying. If 100 kids die in Pakistan, nobody panics. But if one, little old school has a shooting. Well then everybody loses their minds.
#100 - lordlucifer ONLINE (03/11/2013) [-]
An injustice to someone somewhere is an injustice to everyone everywhere
An injustice to someone somewhere is an injustice to everyone everywhere
User avatar #92 - ultimateiceman ONLINE (03/11/2013) [-]
We give a **** because this is our home. We don't give a **** about Pakistan because we don't live there.
#134 to #92 - anon (03/11/2013) [-]
That has always struck me as an odd resoning, by the same logic why should anyone care about the Connecticut shooting if you live in new york, or hell, no one lives in the school, why should anyone care?
#71 - lijda (03/11/2013) [-]
Proximity is very important. It's human nature...   
A squirrel dying in your front yard would capture your attention more than a african child dying thousands of miles away.
Proximity is very important. It's human nature...
A squirrel dying in your front yard would capture your attention more than a african child dying thousands of miles away.
#151 - newmainman (03/11/2013) [-]
You can thumb me down if you want, but i didn't give two ***** about either.
#4 - knownoday (03/10/2013) [-]
And you think the Pakistani's give a **** what happens to us any time? Or any other nation in the world for that matter.

No one really gives a **** about anyone else unless it directly affects them.
#9 to #4 - maybetroll (03/10/2013) [-]
ofcouse they do. They are normal people like you and me - apart for their life being hardened by war and terrorist attacks.
#251 - headhunternl (03/11/2013) [-]
It works exactly the same vice versa, what exactly is your point?
User avatar #266 to #251 - teranin (03/11/2013) [-]
This wasn't a cutting remark against americans, it's a post whose intention is both to point out a fundamental flaw with the way humans view other humans based on a measure of importance to distance while simultaneously pointing out to americans that "Hey, we're murdering the **** out of kids overseas, and we should probably take issue with that"
#278 to #266 - headhunternl (03/11/2013) [-]
It's normal, why would you even try to change that. It's normal to feel less connected to something or someone when it's far away. It's a fact and I don't see the need to change that.
User avatar #280 to #278 - teranin (03/11/2013) [-]
An increase to humanity's global empathy would go a long way to securing our hopes of not wiping ourselves out before we reach being a type 1 civilization.
User avatar #250 - therulethirtyfour (03/11/2013) [-]
>implying that the Pakistani people gave a **** about Sandy Hook
>implying that no Americans cared about the drone strikes
>implying that proximity isn't a legitimate basis for concern
#160 - alawabidingcitizen (03/11/2013) [-]
MFW title
#135 - Reldinrostiare (03/11/2013) [-]
THe fact is, Asking us to be equally proactive in the issues concerning other countries is asking us to spread ourselves even thinner.  Im sorry, did pakistan send us a care package with a 'Sorry your children were shot' note in it and I missed the wagon?  We send out enough empathy and spend enouogh money and resources feeding the world.  Maybe someday america will work on fixing its OWN problems before giving everything to the rest of the wor;d.  Until then, let us mourn our own tragedies and let the world mourn their own.  One thing I WONT accept giving away is our GRIEF. &gt;:(  So 			****		 this post.  Thumbs down.
THe fact is, Asking us to be equally proactive in the issues concerning other countries is asking us to spread ourselves even thinner. Im sorry, did pakistan send us a care package with a 'Sorry your children were shot' note in it and I missed the wagon? We send out enough empathy and spend enouogh money and resources feeding the world. Maybe someday america will work on fixing its OWN problems before giving everything to the rest of the wor;d. Until then, let us mourn our own tragedies and let the world mourn their own. One thing I WONT accept giving away is our GRIEF. >:( So **** this post. Thumbs down.
#138 to #135 - anon (03/11/2013) [-]
then why go at war with them if you CLEARLY dont care about them? all i hear is


OOOOOOOOOOOOOO WE WANT TO LIBERATE THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEM
as in we care for them
#140 to #138 - Reldinrostiare (03/11/2013) [-]
I couldnt give a hoot about liberating them. Last I checkerd, America faught for its own independence with some help from the French. I'd agree to HELP a nation fight for its OWN independence, but doing it for them is presumptuous and a waste of human life. Dont lump all of us in the same boat, not all of us were bush 'crusade' supporters.
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User avatar #142 to #135 - mrsonicrainboom (03/11/2013) [-]
but america caused this problem you idiot.
#143 to #142 - anon (03/11/2013) [-]
yeh cuz they werent blowing themselves up or anything before the americans got there
User avatar #145 to #143 - mrsonicrainboom (03/11/2013) [-]
oh my god you're dumb, america attacked them first then they retaliated.
User avatar #163 to #145 - dtox (03/11/2013) [-]
Could you explain what it is exactly that you're referring to? because I'm having a hard time grasping the context of the current discussion.
User avatar #165 to #163 - mrsonicrainboom (03/11/2013) [-]
well everybody is saying that the bombings were not america's problem when, if they were the ones who bombed the ******* place then is sort of is, then some anon said that those countries were bombing america before america bombed then which isn't true.and even if it is america should be bombing terrorists not children.
User avatar #168 to #165 - dtox (03/11/2013) [-]
Actually, the anon said they were blowing themselves up "before the americans got there", as in there has always been great amounts of conflict and strife running amok in various middle eastern countries, which isn't very far from the truth.

I think it's safe to say that both sides have had their own share of grievances.
User avatar #170 to #168 - mrsonicrainboom (03/11/2013) [-]
if they were blowing themselves up then how is america helping by blowing them up with bigger bombs?
User avatar #172 to #170 - dtox (03/11/2013) [-]
I don't think it's helping very much, actually. but then again, blowing things up isn't the only thing america has done, there's also been a lot of relief made.
User avatar #173 to #172 - mrsonicrainboom (03/11/2013) [-]
true but they are killing more people that they are helping
#144 to #143 - Reldinrostiare (03/11/2013) [-]
Oh those busloads of civlians were probably our fault too.
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#58 - fornicatio (03/11/2013) [-]
Funny thing is, even though I'm American, I don't give a **************** about Sandy Hook and I follow the events/conflicts in the rest of the world very closely.

Here look at this chitlin getting the **** beaten out of him by a popo patrol.
#199 - theonlytinman (03/11/2013) [-]
The American people don't care about the bombings in Pakistan because the ends do, indeed, justify the means. Im not a baby killer, but if I was in Afghanistan and I saw some kid running at my platoon with a grenade or a rifle sighted in... well, someone has to take the fall, and its not gonna be us.   
   
People don't seem to be able to wrap their heads around the fact that in war people are going to get hurt. People are going to get killed. Innocents will die, no matter how bad you avoid it. Its a sad fact of life.   
   
tl;dr: This post is ignorant. OP is a faggot.
The American people don't care about the bombings in Pakistan because the ends do, indeed, justify the means. Im not a baby killer, but if I was in Afghanistan and I saw some kid running at my platoon with a grenade or a rifle sighted in... well, someone has to take the fall, and its not gonna be us.

People don't seem to be able to wrap their heads around the fact that in war people are going to get hurt. People are going to get killed. Innocents will die, no matter how bad you avoid it. Its a sad fact of life.

tl;dr: This post is ignorant. OP is a faggot.
User avatar #215 to #199 - teranin (03/11/2013) [-]
Also, you ignorant little **** , these kids are innocents that the terrorist leaders surround themselves with intentionally to try to shield themselves from bombing. We've made it clear that it won't stop us from burning them all to **** , but does that mean that we're right for doing that? After all, the image isn't discussing armed children being taken out to preserve american lives.
User avatar #206 to #199 - crazycommando (03/11/2013) [-]
coming from an ex-Sailor, thank you dude, i felt a little less alone reading that
User avatar #231 to #206 - theonlytinman (03/11/2013) [-]
Awesome. I got mad respect for sailors. Im a devil dog, myself though.
User avatar #273 to #231 - crazycommando (03/11/2013) [-]
Nice dude, i have a friend who is in the Corps, god speed man ;)

btw i waws an ex French Sailor, i'm commingback to join the US Navy though man
User avatar #225 to #206 - toastandbananas (03/11/2013) [-]
you're an ex sailor? god bless you, man. by the way, i don't see anybody, literally ANYBODY on the internet sympathizing for those 3000 killed on 9/11, but as soon as you hear about america "ruthlessly killing children" or whatever it is you ignorant ***** are hearing. it doesn't matter where the war is, there will always be innocents killed, you idiots. posts like these really make me want to go kill myself.
User avatar #275 to #225 - crazycommando (03/11/2013) [-]
Thank you dude, yeah i totally hear what you mean, iwas still a kid when the attacks happened, once i got done with highschool i joined up right away.
war will always bear the greaving sobs of the innocent....sad but true
#212 to #199 - teranin (03/11/2013) [-]
Oh, well those local kids were going to grow up to be 			********		 too, so 			****		 'em, right? Lets ice them too. Hey, while we're at it, lets kill everyone who's a douche and doesn't equivocate to your standards of who deserves to live and who deserve to die! that sounds like fun. I'll start, since you want to be a cunt.
Oh, well those local kids were going to grow up to be ******** too, so **** 'em, right? Lets ice them too. Hey, while we're at it, lets kill everyone who's a douche and doesn't equivocate to your standards of who deserves to live and who deserve to die! that sounds like fun. I'll start, since you want to be a cunt.
#237 to #212 - theonlytinman (03/11/2013) [-]
I feel like you're taking this in a completely different direction from the point I was trying to make, only bringing more attention to the fact that your initial point in both unfounded and poorly supported.   
   
Also, you should know that calling me a cunt makes you look exceedingly immature. People like you are the reason why nobody will ever see a good educated debate. Have a good day, I'm done here.
I feel like you're taking this in a completely different direction from the point I was trying to make, only bringing more attention to the fact that your initial point in both unfounded and poorly supported.

Also, you should know that calling me a cunt makes you look exceedingly immature. People like you are the reason why nobody will ever see a good educated debate. Have a good day, I'm done here.
User avatar #239 to #237 - teranin (03/11/2013) [-]
... you called me a faggot, so I called you a cunt. I was merely trying to bring this down to your level, in the hopes it would aid your comprehension. I see that was a mistake, you didn't even come close.
User avatar #241 to #239 - theonlytinman (03/11/2013) [-]
...Are you gonna be ok, princess? You need ice cream to make you feel better?
User avatar #242 to #241 - teranin (03/11/2013) [-]
LOL so you call me a faggot, I call you a cunt, you cry about it, I respond condescendingly, and you tell me I'm crying about your crying? get a grip, guy.
User avatar #243 to #242 - theonlytinman (03/11/2013) [-]
Cry? Really? I pointed out how immature you are, in hopes that you'd fix it. I'd more classify that as my attempt to better the world, one person at a time. Its clear these efforts are wasted on you. All the same, you do have a talent at turning things around on people, so that instead of looking like the educated individual that I am, I instead look like a crying little kid over the internet. All the same, you may want to get on MSN or BBC or VOA, and try to educate yourself so that these sort of posts dont occur again.
User avatar #265 to #243 - teranin (03/11/2013) [-]
Trying to defend a point based on an irrelevant comparison by engaging in a disingenuous long-winded oral defecation about your intelligence or my implied lack thereof while simultaneously making cutting, childish remarks is neither intelligent nor helpful to humanity. Had you wanted a reasoned discussion on the topic, you should have acted like it.
User avatar #270 to #265 - theonlytinman (03/11/2013) [-]
You're done. Its becoming sad. Now you're just making long sentences to try and make yourself look smarter. Its not working.
User avatar #274 to #270 - teranin (03/11/2013) [-]
Regardless of what you think of my sentences, the fact remains that if you want people to act reasonable in a discussion you should really try starting them from a point of critical examination without insults next time. Calling someone an ignorant faggot is not a good way to garner a logical, productive debate.
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