Nov 15, 2007

Aceasta urma sa fie tema pentru engleza. Am aflat ca trebuia sa fac cu totul altceva :)).
I don't want it to go to waste so I'll post it here. Behold, the rambling of a passive-agressive lunatic:


We Do Not Care

We do not care about anything else but ourselves. We do not care about anyone else, about the environment or about humankind.

We do not care about war raging in the Balkans, in Iraq or Afghanistan, nor do we care that people actually die in these places. Not only the soldiers or brave men sworn to protect their own land but also women and children who have no other blame than having been in the wrong place at the wrong time. We are not first hand witnesses to these events thus we do not comprehend their true meaning. As a consequence we involuntarily choose not to consider them true. We do not care about these stories from other lands. We only care about the integrity of our own bodies.

We do not care about politics. We do not know who controls our country and which political party truly governs us. We do not care that our country is being mistreated by our own people, the same ones whom we have chosen to rule in our behalf and for our benefit. We do not care who represents us in international affairs or what decisions they take. We care about tax cuts and a pay raise.

We do not care about cancer, AIDS or any other type of disease. Sure, we say we do but we really don’t. Most of us don’t act in any way when it comes to these topics. We do not invest time and money to find a cure, nor do we spread awareness. Why? Because we do not care. Of course you’d care if a close member of your family, or even you, were to be the one suffering. But you are not, nor am I. We do not see thus we do not care.

We do not care about the homeless. You sometimes feel pity for some poor fool out in the cold with no place to stay, just as you would for a small puppy. But don’t kid yourself. We do not care. If we would he wouldn’t be there in the first place. It’s easy for us to take comfort in the fact that we gave him a dime and quickly forget all about it. We then praise ourselves for our good deed and think it’s enough. Nevertheless, we do not care.

We do not care about third world countries. Most of us don’t even know what a third world country is. We neither care about their inhabitants nor about their ruined economies and high mortality rates nor about their issues with the invading multinational companies. We do not care that the continent of Africa is misrepresented on all our maps as being roughly twice the size of Greenland when, in fact, it’s at least ten times its surface. The psychological impact of this fact is very powerful on the human mind.

We do not care about global warming. We have all these summits that end with all sorts of resolutions and global decisions, so to speak, but nobody really cares about them. One year they all agree, a couple of years after they all agree to disagree on what they had previously agreed on. We do not care about the climate. We recycle our garbage and we use paper instead of plastic. So what? As long as we continue to pollute with our cars and industries, all these minor efforts are in vain. Climate alteration isn’t immediately noticeable so we do not see it in time to care enough.

We do not care about others and we do not acknowledge problems which are not our own. Somebody is sick? We do not care because we are healthy. Somebody is poor? We do no care because we are wealthy. Somebody died? If you haven’t seen it with your own eyes it’s not true, right?

For a creature that takes pride in its ability to reason and to care the human only seems shallow, at best.

13 comments:

  1. Cata suferinta poate un om sa suporte, a lui sau a altora?

    Cred ca ignoranta tine si de autoconservare.

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  2. Vezi că ai scris undeva "they're" şi trebuia să scrii "their".

    Apoi, nu văd de ce mi-ar păsa mie de ţările lumii a 3a şi de Africa. Mă doare-n cur de Africa. Acum 60 de ani luptau pentru independenţă, astăzi vor să fie iar ţinuţi în braţe şi peste tot ai o groază tâmpiţi care urlă ca arşi de faptul că albii i-au ftuut pe africani et co. Dar uită că fără albi tot în fuste erau şi dansau în jurul focului, că fără albi nu ştiau ce-i aia un duş sau un telefon şi că în vremea comerţului cu sclavi, se vindeau unii pe alţii.

    Mulţumesc, dar nu mulţumesc. Le dăm de mâncare, ce vor mai mult?

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  3. @ Radu
    Pysy, ce cauti tu pe-aici? Nefyfydelule.

    @Catalin
    So what? :D

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  4. You don't care that we don't care? :))

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  5. LAMEEEEEE!!!MULTE LAME!!! SA II DEA CINEVA BAIATULUI ASTA NISTE LAME!! TRAIESTI PT TINE... DK VREI SA AJUNGI URMATOAREA MAICA TEREZA BE MY GUEST DAR NU MAI OCUPA SPATIU P NET DEGEABA... CRED IN FREEDOM OF SPEECH DAR NICI CHIAR ASA...

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  6. Asa sunt eu, mai emo. :))
    Ar fi fost politicos sa iti si semnezi comentariul, sa stim cui atribuim aceste marete cuvinte. Asa am fi tentati a crede ca iti este rusine cu propria identitate.
    Te mai astept. >:D<

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  7. Da' de ce nu vorbesti ma cu Bucurenci sa salvati impreuna planeta?

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  8. Mie-mi place de Bucurenci, asa ca mucles pysy.

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  9. Mda, asa se salveaza lumea, cu articole postate pe net... Eu nu cred ca ea trebuie salvata. Ar trebui curatata si educata, ceea ce tine, in viziunea mea, exclusiv de igiena. Asta nu inseamna salvare ci normalizare. Cu toate implicatiile normalizarii.

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  10. eu chiar nu vad de ce sare lumea in capul lui, e un post pe propriul lui blog, scrie ce vrea, cum vrea..jesus, e ft frumos din partea lui ca s-a gandit si mai departe de patratelul lui de lumea, si se pare ca a facut un articol bun din moment ce sariti la gatul lui. mie una imi place si ideea si cum e scris, si mai ales, e frumos ca macar in scris ne mai gandim si la altii, nu numai la noi. go 4it cata!

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  11. poi m-am trezit si eu intr-un tarziu si dau un comment:D...cineva mi-a spus "atata timp cat vei fi criticat pt ceea ce faci, iar ceea ce faci e in concordanta cu normele moralitatii atunci go for it":D...i like the way you think si-mi plac si pozele ce le faci....so te-am adaugat si eu la lista mea de blog-uri:Dhope you don`t mind:D...adresa e http://taceresisperanta.blogspot.com/

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  12. De 15 minute incerc sa gasesc o formula meschina si ignoranta de a te enerva plecand de la aces articol. Din nefericire trebuie sa recunosc ca, desi esti de un dramatism care l-ar face pe Rasputin sa lacrimeze subtil in coltul ochiului, tinzi sa ai dreptate. Suntem o specie superficiala. Just don't start hugging trees ok.
    In plus demersul meu de a incerca sa te enervez ar pali in comparatie cu acel comentariu cu "Lameeeeeeee" al carui autor se izbeste probabil cu tartacuta-i mica si seaca de tocul usii in acest moment de suparare ca nu mai gaseste cd-ul cu Florin Salam.

    Ps. daca ii dadeai tema asta lu Gasnas nu numai ca erai eroul ei dar facea si o piesa de teatru ca sa surprinda creativitatea of za pupil.

    Ps.2 de cine mi-a pasat oare cand ti-am lasat micul cadou imputit in geaca, de mine sau de tine si de bucuria pe care o vei simti cand intreaga ta garderoba fa fi imbalsamata cu untura de peste? Nu totul se reduce la egoism. Uneori oamenii se mai gandesc si la semenii lor. :)

    Misha.

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  13. Misha, ce naiba cautai aici nu pot sa-mi dau seama. Dar vad ca nu ti-a trecut obiceiul de a face recenzii postarilor mele. :)))

    Incep sa cred ca ma vizitezi doar cand pui mana pe licori bahice. :D Te mai astept, oricum.

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