Zero.....you can take that stance on ANY thread.
Let's talk about throwing a puppy.......NO! Why aren't we talking about the dead Iraqi citizens!
Let's talk about Paris Hilton........NO! Why aren't we talking about the dead Iraqi citizens!
Let's talk about tragedy in Afghanistan..........NO! Why aren't we talking about the dead Iraqi citizens!
Let's talk about last night's episode of Family Guy....NO! Why aren't we talking about the dead Iraqi citizens!
Let's talk about current gas prices affecting OUR lives...NO! Why aren't we talking about the dead Iraqi citizens!
It goes on and on.
It's kind of like that video going around about Montell Williams on some talk show where they were talking about Heath Ledger's death...and asked Montell his opinion on it. He immediately jumped on a soapbox and said he instead wants to talk about the dead soldiers in Iraq and how no one knows their names.
Listen.....we GET IT. Whacked out shit is happening all over the world.
Some gangbanger just shot an old lady tonight.
Some uncle just raped his nephew tonight.
Some soldier just lost an arm and leg tonight.
Some store clerk is being held up tonight.
Someone is saying goodbye to their dying mother or father tonight.
Some puppy just got tossed off a cliff tonight.
Some cats just got tossed into a dog-fighting pit tonight.
World's fucked up, and we talk about ALL of it.....in the right arenas.
We have a thread talking about a damn dead puppy.
There are threads talking about dead soldiers.
We've done homages to the overseas soldiers in U-Freq podcasts.
No one's running into those screaming "why aren't we talking about drug-related deaths in America? Why aren't we talking about cancer?"
Because the thread or topic wasn't meant for it.
This is the puppy thread.
There's another dead movie star thread.
There's a dead soldier thread out there, I'm sure. Can't find one? MAKE one.
There's another thread showing insurgents blowing themselves up....with a bunch of people here on a forum who say "LOL, that's awesome" seemingly forgetting that those people, though "the enemy" are still PEOPLE. We're about as "evil" to them as they are to us, remember. The DIFFERENCE between two cultures can be displayed in who is laughing at the death of the other and who is taking death in for what it really is...the life of a human being being snuffed out of existence as if he were a plastic play thing.
I don't know.
Your post above, Zero, seemed about as aimless and as pointless as Montell trying to hog some screen time on that morning show.
No hate for you, bro....just stating it like I see it.
"in the right arenas." Exactly. Most of the stuff you listed off is totally unrelated. Though, civilian deaths in Iraq and dead puppies in Iraq are certainly related! How could that not be the same arena? There is always collateral damage in war, but I hate seeing people get up in hands about puppies over the even worse shit that is going on "over there". I am not directly talking to you guys here, but it seems like EVERYONE is mad about this. I just don't understand...
It got almost 10,000 diggs on digg.com and over 2 million views on break.com... I can't seem to wrap my head around the amount of attention that this is getting. It's been out for about 3 weeks now and I am tired of reading soooo much shit about how these soldiers and how they should face severe punishment and blah blah blah, but what about all the other shit going on "over there"?
I am tired of people flipping a shit over a puppy, but not to seem to care about the thousands we are losing in Iraq and Afghanistan. I'm not sure if we have accepted the death of humans or just care about the cute things in life? It's OK though, as long as we ignore the dead troops and civilians, it won't bother us...
I just watched that video of Montel Williams and I agree with him 100%. Though, you are right, it came out of no where. Heath Ledger, then directly about the Iraq War. In this discussion, we are talking about a dead puppy vs dead humans, both related to the war! Heath Ledger has nothing to do with the war, but this dead puppy does!