At 12/11/09 07:09 PM, COMboy112 wrote:
Do you believe, as a species, we are taking a step backward in evolution? Not in the way we will be living in caves or something like that, but in intelligence? In a albeit subtle way? Take these for examples. (These might be found offenssive to some, should that be the case, I'm sorry.)
No, we just change.
-The 9/11 attacks are a cause of racist attacks on Muslims that were simply sporting a beard, Frat boys paint their faces red, white and blue and constantly shout "U.S.A! U.S.A!" Jingoism comes and take the place of patroitism. 150,000 people die everyday, yet we only weep for only a mere 3,000 more.
There's nothing wrong with showing some love for your country. Canada does the same thing, Mexico does it also, and many other countries. If I killed 2 guys you didn't even know, and they were from another country you don't even care much about, I don't think you would cry about it. You'd just think, "Aw that sucks" and move on. Besides, we wouldn't know if some starving child died. Some people don't even give a shit.
-1977, The entire city of New York blacks out, stores are stolen from and vandalised. chruch-going, law-aibing citizens take part in this.
Kind of like animals. We are caged up when civilized and obeying the law. We let ourselves out when society breaks down. People want to take that chance to go and fuck around and for once not have to listen to an authority. It feels good to be off the leash.
-1992, Rodney King is brutalized by police officers, they are aquitted, resulting in African-Americans to beat up every Caucasian they can find, instead of going after the jurors that aquitted the officers, or the officers themsevles.
African-Americans will take things offensively especially since they weren't always free. I guess they are just more sensitive and thought of it the wrong way. They probably weren't thinking about it, and just thought it was a some sort of racial discrimination against them.
-2009, Barrack Obama respectfully bows to the emperor of Japan, the media thinks of it as a major story.
The media is bullshit.
-2009, A basketball ref places bets on games, I saw this story have its own segment for one full hour.
Again, the media is bullshit.
-2005-present day, Flame wars on Youtube are constant, anything over video games, music, religion, can be found, racism is allowed, and gang members can flash thier signs for the world to see.
Racism isn't really allowed, but you can't stop more than a million users from being racist.