This reminds me of a George Carlin bit. Where he talked about the greater an amount of distance you are from something tragic, the less you care.. crazed Gunman
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This reminds me of a George Carlin bit

Where he talked about the greater an amount of distance you are from something tragic, the less you care.

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#59 - sonewitsfunny (03/11/2013) [+] (13 replies)
yes, we americans are the ONLY people to not care about things that don't directly affect us. thats why we send billions of dollars worth of food and supplies and money to other countries every year. next time i think about donating please remind me I'm an american and as such dont care
User avatar #39 - Zaxplab (03/11/2013) [+] (2 replies)
implying Pakistanis care about tragedies in America.
User avatar #103 - yamiyo (03/11/2013) [+] (4 replies)
As if it's because we're Americans. If you live in any other country that has ever had skirmishes with yet another country, would you hear about every single person killed on the opposing side? No. Because that is retarded. You would not hear/know about all of them and you would most definitely not remember unless you made a serious effort to. We don't not care because we're American. We don't care because we are not told through media unless you actively go looking for it and even then, not every attack in the middle east that's orchestrated by us is recorded and put of for public information. It's not like we're just these amazingly cold-hearted demons who don't care when someone dies. On top of that, it's not even a majority of America who is "outraged" when anyone in the country dies and, contrary to popular believe, there are millions of people OPPOSED to the - what is defined as a - "police action" in the middle east. Imagine that. Americans that don't like war? Impossible, right?

People in America are not inherently idiots. If any of us are, it is because they were raised that way by their parents who were raised by their parents who were, obviously in turn, raised by their own parents and it continues going back in ancestry until you find yourself in another country anyone not descended from native Americans is, you guessed it, EUROPEAN.

There are idiots in every country and while I'm find with laughing at Americans for doing retarded things, I really can't stand it when people just make fun of us BECAUSE we're American. Go ahead and call me an "Amerifag" or what have you, but it honestly does annoy me greatly.

Now to close this rant of mine; America is like every other country in the world is or was when it started. We are a very young country and became a world superpower before we knew how to walk, so to speak. I'm not saying we deserve special treatment because of that, but please try to be abit more understanding.

Bring on the red thumbs!
#151 - newmainman (03/11/2013) [-]
You can thumb me down if you want, but i didn't give two ***** about either.
User avatar #67 - Metallicock (03/11/2013) [-]
Dear Non-Americans,

Please keep in mind that our mass-media is completely ****** and is controlled by corporations whose only intention is making money. We only know the stories that the corporations report on, therefore we only know what they want us to know. Its not that we don't care, its that we don't know.

Sincerely, an American.

(p.s. this is the reason I don't watch the news anymore)
#4 - knownoday (03/10/2013) [+] (1 reply)
And you think the Pakistani's give a **** what happens to us any time? Or any other nation in the world for that matter.

No one really gives a **** about anyone else unless it directly affects them.
#199 - theonlytinman (03/11/2013) [+] (16 replies)
The American people don't care about the bombings in Pakistan because the ends do, indeed, justify the means. Im not a baby killer, but if I was in Afghanistan and I saw some kid running at my platoon with a grenade or a rifle sighted in... well, someone has to take the fall, and its not gonna be us.   
   
People don't seem to be able to wrap their heads around the fact that in war people are going to get hurt. People are going to get killed. Innocents will die, no matter how bad you avoid it. Its a sad fact of life.   
   
tl;dr: This post is ignorant. OP is a 						******					.
The American people don't care about the bombings in Pakistan because the ends do, indeed, justify the means. Im not a baby killer, but if I was in Afghanistan and I saw some kid running at my platoon with a grenade or a rifle sighted in... well, someone has to take the fall, and its not gonna be us.

People don't seem to be able to wrap their heads around the fact that in war people are going to get hurt. People are going to get killed. Innocents will die, no matter how bad you avoid it. Its a sad fact of life.

tl;dr: This post is ignorant. OP is a ****** .
#230 - anonymous (03/11/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I'm not American, but the world is overpopulated as it is. Growth rate in Pakistan is 1.6%, I don't think even Pakistanis care about few dead Pakistani children
User avatar #233 to #230 - iwanttousenumbers (03/11/2013) [-]
I bet their parents did
#120 - infinitereaper (03/11/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I'd love to take this moment, to bring up the great irony of this political post/statement.

I'd say at least 75% of the people here are guilty of the above. You don't really care, right now people are being ******** , raped, taken, beaten, and oppressed. A species died out, a mother lost her children, a lost child died in the wilderness... suffering. Endless suffering. But do you really give a damn?

No you probably don't.

Most people think only about themselves, unconcerned about anything else. As someone hypersensitive and hyper-aware I can't help but get angry over a political post like this... because it's complete ******** .

No one gives a real **** , and those that pretend that they do are just giving themselves a pat on the back. "I'm a good person because I feel bad." Yeah right.

I get the point that this thing is trying to make.. but I can't help but feel that there is an extreme amount of hypocrisy going on here. It's always some middle eastern country... it's as if Russia and other places with extreme wrong don't exist. This is all so selective because it deals with American political affairs. That kind of rubs me the wrong way.

End rant here, take my comment however you want.
#45 - silasP (03/11/2013) [-]
That's where you're wrong. It bothers and disturbs me on a very deep level that our leaders get away with this **** .
User avatar #260 - biggathy (03/11/2013) [-]
Maybe Americans care more because that drone attack was about a million ******* miles away, also it is natural to care more for your country than another, otherwise there would be absolutely no sense of national pride. The reason so many people have been outraged by American massacres in America is because they also live in America and can relate, nothing more.
User avatar #228 - mikaelkid (03/11/2013) [+] (3 replies)
It's because we expect it to happen. For them to die.

"Nobody panics when things go "according to plan." Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!"

The Joker.
User avatar #232 to #228 - majormoron (03/11/2013) [-]
******* Joker is smarter than half of our politicians.
User avatar #153 - kumabear (03/11/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Thumb me down if you want, but did Pakistan care about the gunman killing 20 children?
User avatar #154 to #153 - dinkcool (03/11/2013) [-]
The drone killing Pakistanians was American. The gunman killing children was not Pakistanian.
#124 - maskedguardianmkii (03/11/2013) [-]
Maybe I'm special, but I didn't give a **** about either.
#100 - lordlucifer (03/11/2013) [-]
An injustice to someone somewhere is an injustice to everyone everywhere
An injustice to someone somewhere is an injustice to everyone everywhere
#92 - ultimateiceman ONLINE (03/11/2013) [+] (1 reply)
We give a **** because this is our home. We don't give a **** about Pakistan because we don't live there.
#71 - lijda (03/11/2013) [-]
Proximity is very important. It's human nature...   
A squirrel dying in your front yard would capture your attention more than a african child dying thousands of miles away.
Proximity is very important. It's human nature...
A squirrel dying in your front yard would capture your attention more than a african child dying thousands of miles away.
#44 - thatrussianhoe (03/11/2013) [+] (3 replies)
why should we give a **** ?
#46 to #44 - lordfohawk (03/11/2013) [-]
People like you are the reason everyone thinks we (americans) are ignorant *****
#15 - anonymous (03/10/2013) [+] (3 replies)
This is simply not true. If you knew anything about any issue in America, you would know that there is practically a war being fought over the use of drones in America. I do not intend to muzzle you, but I would strongly encourage you to do at least a modicum of research on American political issues before you criticize them for issues you know nothing about.
Furthermore, your use of hyperbole that, "Americans don't give a **** " is simply revolting. Saying that no one in America cares about the death of hundreds of children frankly makes you look stupid. Stories like this are widely publicized and protested in America.
In short, **** you, you short sighted, prejudiced bitch.
#2 - budbrown (03/10/2013) [+] (21 replies)
America is just so illogical.   
"It only matters if it happened to us." That is basically what the media thinks.   
Not to mention it was a U.S. drone
America is just so illogical.
"It only matters if it happened to us." That is basically what the media thinks.
Not to mention it was a U.S. drone
#29 to #3 - combatplatypus (03/11/2013) [-]
There's actually a perfectly valid reason for nuking Japan in WWII.

Their government at the time was ******* insanely devoted to bushido and would almost never have surrendered. Casualty projections put Allied deaths in the millions and Japanese deaths in the tens of millions. Loss of life and property damage would have been massively worse, not to mention the dramatically increased cost of reconstruction. The war was also expected to last at least into 1947 with a conventional invasion.
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