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Old 04-16-2013, 11:22 PM   #47
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Default Re: Are Western "first world country" lives seen as more valuable by the media?

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Originally Posted by Topspindoctor View Post
You have completely missed my point. You should not care about grand scheme of things, however you should definitely look at the big picture when it comes to the events happening today - especially those that don't impact you.

If some people died thousands of kilometers away, why would you care? Does it personality matter to you? Do you want to want to stress yourself because of it? Would you waste time offering fake tears and sympathies on an online forum like I see some people doing here?

The point of the previous post, in case it escaped you is: people die all the time. It's a natural thing whether it happens sooner or later. I am an atheist, so I believe I only have one life to live and I sure as hell not going to waste it "mourning" people whose lives are deemed important by yank media.
This is an interesting point. Because of its somewhat confrontational tone, most people will dismiss it is mindless trolling, but there is some truth within it, all nihilism aside. When the Western media report on an event such as the Boston Marathon explosion, they seem to persist that it's a social obligation to be sympathetic. Some people are genuinely sympathetic, others are not, but the latter still tend to give the illusion of being sympathetic because our culture embraces such a norm.

It's endearing.
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