2 year old girl left to die in street

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by wsionynw, Oct 17, 2011.

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  1. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Seems like growing up in China kids are not even told not to walk alone at the age of two on the road and are run over at least twice before the parent realises they are missing. So yeah, I'd say that parental responsibility seems to be as weak as social responsibility. But, their economy is growing at 8% p.a. so does it matter?
     
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  3. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Honor is an awfully expensive thing. Seeking for just a little bit of it, can - and often enough, does - cost you your life.
     
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  5. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Some more lovely Chinese people.
     
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  7. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    I give a fuck about money now. The currency of honour is all I care about as of a few months ago. You will soon see how quickly money is worthless.
     
  8. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Honor is a meaningless term in todays world. And bystander apathy or effect has its own wikipedia page minus lawsuits in China

     
  9. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    And yet nowadays, this indifference is probaly the attitude that ensures better survival.
     
  10. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Wait till you're hungry. Honor won't feed you.
     
  11. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Not really. People may not pour out into the streets when one kid is run over or shot in the back of the head [unless its their kid and even then no one will care] but they do recognise that their OWN problems do not merit indifference. In other news, Occupy Wall St is one month old today
     
  12. wsionynw Master Queef Valued Senior Member

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    We educate, it's the most important thing. Learn about the world, about people. Or stay ignorant and assume all Muslims are terrorists, all Chinese skin dogs alive, all Brits are football hooligans, all Americans are obese, and go through life believing you are number One and nobody else matters. Just because I don't know everything it doesn't mean I should be satisfied knowing nothing.

    A lot people do try to help those in need even when then is little in it for them other than knowing they helped.
    I DO pore over hit and runs, murders, kidnappings, etc, when they are reported. I'd do it a lot more if there were more hours in the day. It interests me, disturbs me, makes me wonder, angers me, hurts me. What's wrong with that?
     
  13. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah I know, I don't disagree with your viewpoint. I'm just pointing out that we only care about stuff that has shock value and unfortunately it takes more and more to shock us these days. And even then we don't really care enough to act on those feelings.
     
  14. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    It's not true that everyone automatically jumps to the conclusion "All Chinese skin dogs alive" after seeing one Chinese skinning a dog alive.

    Education itself is useless, as long as it doesn't instill a sharp sense of right and wrong.
    Modern, supposedly democratic and value-neutral education, does not instill such a sense of right and wrong. Instead, it is relativistic and leaves individuals grapple with problems that the State should have solved.
    Hence trivialism and fundamentalism can thrive today.
     
  15. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Or simply don't know how to act on those feelings.
     
  16. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    And people doubt the end times.. pitty.
     
  17. Rhaedas Valued Senior Member

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    Why would you associate this with the biblical end times? Are you implying that people haven't acted like jerks in the past to each other?
     
  18. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    No one expects a child to be laying in the street, no doubt there are many things to run over there like garbage and debris. I blame the parents, who lets a 2 year old wander around what appears to be an industrial district full of dangerous activity?
     
  19. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Chivalry is dead. Demons give rise. Have you not seen for yourself?
     
  20. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    And yet at the time of chivalry, civilized people used to burn bags full of live cats for fun.
     
  21. Rhaedas Valued Senior Member

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    Seen plenty of chivalry still. People can be polite when they want to be. Certainly haven't seen any demons. Clichés aside, what makes you think that the past has always been so glorious. People have always said that the times they live in were worse than their past, and the end is nigh. And yet, we're still here.

    The problem outlined in the topic at hand is a cultural one, but the only sign it presents is one needing change. There's no final day that will end the mess, only change within that culture.
     
  22. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I disagree with you about that. I personally have "saved" 5 people in my life and 3 of them I risked my own life extracting them from a burning car. I've also seen first hand others that have come to the aid of someone in trouble. Just because you have become calloused to not seeing the good that people do doesn't mean that there's no one doing it.
     
  23. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    I saw this on Youtube last night. Just fucking sick and revolting.

    I think SAM may be correct that some people are worried about being sued but that is no excuse. Something is seriously wrong if anyone would just let a child, in horrible pain, lay on the street and die. But, of course, in severely over populated nations like China, India, Indonesia, and etc... poverty and death go hand in hand and I'm sure people are more than desensitized to the human carnage laying all around them.

    Something else happened yesterday, the world added it's 7th Billion member.
     
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