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User avatar #14 - ctenop (04/16/2013) [-]
My thoughts also go out to the 11 children killed in an American airstrike last week. And of the 40 killed in Syria in a peaceful protest that was mortared. It goes out to the school bus fired upon at an American checkpoint because someone ordered it just in case, to the Mexican police officers and civilians killed at a raid on a hotel and the rest most people don't hear about. Feeling sorry for people and making a fuss about caring when a couple of people die in a western country doesn't make you a good person. If you cared that much, you'd have to write about the countless amount of innocent people who die every week needlessly through acts of terror or war. 1 westerner dies it's a shame. 10 die it's a tragedy, 100 die and it's a catastrophic event.. 100 middle eastern people are killed in one day by an explosion, it makes the news if there's nothing better to write about.
#69 to #14 - stallwallwriter (04/16/2013) [-]
"I bet you guys didn't mourn [tragic event A] as much as [tragic event B], it's cause they're brown people, etc etc."
You know what that is? Tragedy hipsterism. As if we shouldn't care about this because it's too mainstream now.
Fact of the matter is, we don't find out about everything that goes on in the world. Sometimes its because the focus is more domestic. Sometimes, as with the case in Syria, we frankly expect terrible things to happen under regimes at war with their people. Doesn't make it less sad, but it does make it less surprising than a bombing at a marathon.
So excuse me, princess.
#46 to #14 - Hightower (04/16/2013) [-]
Bombs go off in the middle east all the time. They are constantly killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend, or who has the most well covered women, or whatever ******** *********** are always on about. Two or three bombs going off in an American metropolitan area that happened to be hosting one of the largest foot races in the country at the time, doesn't happen as much, and so is going to be in the news more. Look at it like this, If it snowed in scotland in December, no one is going to give two ***** , because it snows in Scotland in December. Now if you said it was snowing in Melbourne in December, that would probably make headlines somewhere, because it doesn't usually snow in Austrailia in the summer.
#39 to #14 - vivapinatapro (04/16/2013) [-]
There was a tragedy in America. American media is sensationalizing. Some Americans are scared and/or angry/sad. And they have the right to be. 			****		 happens all over the world, and it gets reported all over the world. This was an American incident, in America, being reported by Americans. Stop being a 			*******		 prick and move on.
There was a tragedy in America. American media is sensationalizing. Some Americans are scared and/or angry/sad. And they have the right to be. **** happens all over the world, and it gets reported all over the world. This was an American incident, in America, being reported by Americans. Stop being a ******* prick and move on.
User avatar #31 to #14 - RAPxMASTER (04/16/2013) [-]
You people act like just because Americans don't hear about other bombings in the world and such were going overboard when innocent people die and we feel sorry for the families and people hurt by it. A life is a life, and I feel sorry for everyone a victim of this, but not everyone hears about other bombs and such. Just because most of us haven't heard about it doesn't mean we wouldn't care the same or anything.
User avatar #43 to #31 - ixcarnifexxi (04/16/2013) [-]
A lot of American media actually is filtered so you guys don't hear about it. Your government does, but they don't advertise it not because they don't care but because they don't want to "worry" the citizens with anything else happening.
User avatar #19 to #14 - zombiebacon ONLINE (04/16/2013) [-]
So because this wasn't the only bomb in the world, we aren't allowed to be sad about it? Yes only three people dies, but over a hundred are in hospitals in critical conditions because of the bomb. Think of all the bystanders, too. Children witnessing something like that. Oh but we're not supposed to care because bombs go off halfway across the world. Which would you be more sad about; your brother being murdered, or someone in another city thousands of miles away being murdered?
I don't care if I get thumbed down for this, I had friends in the marathon and I don't even know if they're alive or in a hospital or what. But I'm not allowed to be sad about it, apparently.
User avatar #84 to #19 - laughdamnyou (04/16/2013) [-]
America is "halfway across the world" for me, so by your own logic, it's ok for me not to give a **** .
User avatar #73 to #19 - kroople (04/16/2013) [-]
he never said you weren't allowed to be sad about it bro
#35 to #19 - John Cena (04/16/2013) [-]
What, 76 people died on Utöya and I don't feel hate towards Breivik.
User avatar #34 to #19 - useroftheLOLZ (04/16/2013) [-]
The thing is, people only care when it hits close to home, I mean, every ******* day there are thousands of people dying and being mutilated, in the middle east, and a very small percentage of people give a **** , but someone bows up a bomb in Boston, and everyone is all ******* uppity? It's ******** , and while the Boston bombing was tragic, why are other bombings across the globe, are being ignored? I think thats what he is trying to say.
#61 to #34 - John Cena (04/16/2013) [-]
There's a theory called the monkey-sphere which indicates that the average human being just doesn't have the mental capacity to care for really any more than two hundred people at a time. It was part of our social evolution.

""One death is a tragedy. One million deaths is a statistic."

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#64 to #61 - John Cena (04/16/2013) [-]
www ,. cracked ,., com/ article14990what-monkeysphere.html#ixzz2QdeaKwZo

User avatar #44 to #34 - ixcarnifexxi (04/16/2013) [-]
Now you're just being ignorant. These "mutilations" are unfortunately part of their religion. Women in Pakistan are stoned to death if THEY get raped, they are stoned to death for leaving the house without a relative male, not wearing a burqa, speaking without permission!

Getting bombed is not part of your country's way of life/religious practices etc...
User avatar #83 to #44 - laughdamnyou (04/16/2013) [-]
Are you kidding me?? And what about all the women and children bein raped in kongo, people being killed in Syria for fighting for freedom, and so on. It's not like everybody who is killed outside 'Murica is killed because of religion and therefore it's ok...
User avatar #97 to #83 - ixcarnifexxi (04/16/2013) [-]
*I'm not American, I don't really care*

What happens in another country is not really any of our business, yes we can fight about it how morally wrong it is etc... But bitching won't get anything done. If you really want to help free those people, be my guest and do something about it.
User avatar #208 to #97 - laughdamnyou (04/20/2013) [-]
Did you even read what I wrote? What you wrote? You said all people in other countries get killed because of their religion, I argued against that... And I do try to make I change. Not that I know why you mentioned that.
User avatar #209 to #208 - ixcarnifexxi (04/20/2013) [-]
If you actually read my comment, you'd notice I did not say ALL people in other countries get killed due to religion; I gave examples. I'm sorry for not specifying, but again I don't understand why people busy and worry themselves with things that are beyond their grasps. If you want to make a difference, go to those countries and actually reach out instead of arguing with me about it on a ****** website.
#32 to #19 - John Cena (04/16/2013) [-]
He's complaining about how no one cares about anything unless it an American tradegy. No one pays in attention to anything in the middle-east or elsewhere.
#30 to #19 - restfullwicked (04/16/2013) [-]
no you arnt allowed to act like its worse for you when america is doing the exact same **** in someone elses country.
any bombing of civilians is not acceptable, but most americans dont give a **** what their country gets up to out side its borders but once something happens to them suddenly its the worse news and we should all be teary eyed.

I am sorry for your loss. and hope your friends are alright.
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User avatar #25 to #23 - zombiebacon ONLINE (04/16/2013) [-]
This is very significant to us, though. It's an attack on American soil. This doesn't normally happen, so we're worried about it. People that live in America don't have to worry about bombs and all that, so when a bomb goes off in America, everyone loses their minds.
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User avatar #33 to #26 - hanabro (04/16/2013) [-]
And what's your ******* point? Do you think people in Iraq give a **** about what happened in Boston? It's a two way street.
User avatar #36 to #33 - useroftheLOLZ (04/16/2013) [-]
So should America act like a child? Or act like the father figure role, that has been thrust-ed upon to it?
User avatar #37 to #36 - hanabro (04/16/2013) [-]
Who thrusted this role upon us, and why do we have to follow it? We just got attacked, and it worries us. And, Protip: America has been the father figure of the world for a long time. Whenever we fight someone, we always, ALWAYS help rebuild. It's just how we roll. So, some Iraqi building gets blown up: we end up building them a building WAY better than the one they had. We're on our own here.
User avatar #38 to #37 - useroftheLOLZ (04/16/2013) [-]
Pretty much the world has given us this role, see WWI, II, Vietnam, Korea, so on and so forth. It just bugs me that people are over reacting to this attack, more than they should be, I don't want to sound insensitive but, it wasn't that bad, on a scale of 1-10, it is barely a 4. What pisses me off is that while people are shouting "OH IT WAS N DERMESTIC TURRIST!" and all that ******** , while nobody is questioning why if the Boston police know about the bomb threat, and have that threat backed up with strong evidence, why the hell did they not take extra precautions, or for that matter, why didn't they CANCEL THE ******* RACE.
#18 to #14 - kez (04/16/2013) [-]
My thoughts go to Gingers that have recently been born.

They are always so happy and smiling.

They do not know they have no souls and will be mocked by society and called shermanator for the rest of their lives.
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