Oh yes...isn't that just a mealy mouthed way of saying it's ok to let a young girl be beaten down right in front of you?I am not against human decency, I am against specifically condemning the guards rather than blaming our entire society.
And it's not ok. You can make all the excuses for it that you want but the bottom line is that these men were apathetic cowards just like many men in our society have become. And your excuse of it is part of the reason why men in our society have become weak.
Last edited by jallman; 02-11-10 at 03:31 PM.
Not only would I feel ****ty about myself if I stood by and did nothing while someone else was hurt (given that I COULD do something about it), I know that they would also lose respect for me as the decent human being they know and love.
Not to mention the fact that none of what you speak of would even remotely cross my mind if I found myself in a situation where someone needed help. Nor HAS it crossed my mind in the past when I did find myself in situations where someone needed help and it involved a risk to myself to help them.
If it looked like there was no way I could help someone without grievous injury to myself, then I would agree with you. But just some risk of a possible injury? Pahlease. As Jallman said, it's people that think like you who enable thugs to do the things that those kids did.
So no, I don't buy the whole "I don't wanna get beat up by a 15 yr old girl because I have mouths to feed" copout. It's just a convenient excuse to act cowardly, IMO. I could never live with myself if I did such a thing.
Of course everyone has the right to make those decisions for themselves, as they should. But I also have the right to look on certain decisions with some amount of disgust.
Last edited by rivrrat; 02-11-10 at 03:33 PM.
IMO, the security people should have done more. On lookers should have done more by assisting the security people. If security did not act, then someone should have stepped up. This incident speaks more to the lack of good parents and lack or moral decency by the teenagers who decided to beat on the victim. It also speaks volumes of what some people have become, “it’s not my job, it’s not my fault”. If anyone is to be sued it should be the teenagers who did the beating and ran with the group.
"I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"
They didn't, they would see what was going on then close the window and go back to watching tv or sleeping. Eventually she managed to escape and run into her building but she collasped because she had been bleeding so much. Sadly, her body left the door open so the attacker went in and a tenent opended the door and saw what was happening and he closed the door leaving her with death. The guy killed her by the apartment entrance, and no one did anything or call the cops until two hours later.
So sad, yes, but people are people.
Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude.