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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie View Post
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    I think most folk have an empathetic side to their nature and don't like to see unnecessary suffering anywhere, irrespective of nationality.
    I think that is a thing of the past. The refugee crisis has shown that charity begins at home and ends at the front door.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    I think that is a thing of the past. The refugee crisis has shown that charity begins at home and ends at the front door.
    I don't know.

    I cling to the hope that the majority of people are still decent.

    Yes, there are many people who couldn't care less about foreigners etc.

    But I still (just about) think that the majority do care about others.

    The minority don't half make a racket though.

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    The whole gun situation in America shows how mad the world has become. Itís mirrored in other countries around the world in different ways. Itís not whatís best for everyone, itís whatís politically acceptable to get a particular party or candidate re elected. If everyone concentrated on whatís best for the greater good of their country we wouldnít be having this debate. The simple fact is that as a species weíve evolved into a mindset that as long as Iím alright everyone else can **** off. We have corruption in some countries, we have politicians preying on the fears and vulnerability of citizens in other countries and all this happens while living standards decrease along with life expectancy.
    The so called G7 countries are largely the worst offenders in all this. Iím sure Iím not alone in thinking that must be a better way to do things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie View Post
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    I don't know.

    I cling to the hope that the majority of people are still decent.

    Yes, there are many people who couldn't care less about foreigners etc.

    But I still (just about) think that the majority do care about others.

    The minority don't half make a racket though.
    I used to think people were decent, and empathetic, until I saw a programme about this: https://www.simplypsychology.org/milgram.html.


    Basically, the majority of people are not too interested in anything but themselves, and will do whatever works for them, providing they can get somebody else to take responsibility for their actions.

    In the experiment, 75% of participants were prepared to administer a lethal electric shock to someone who was failing a knowledge test, providing the person running the experiment said that they would take responsibility.

    When the experiment was designed, the assumption was that at most 25% would do it and that most of them would be psychopaths. Worth watching the videos to see how little empathy, or concern the subjects had for the person about to "die", and how their concern was whether they personally would get in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    I think that is a thing of the past. The refugee crisis has shown that charity begins at home and ends at the front door.
    Amusing way to write economic migrant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IGRIGI View Post
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    Amusing way to write economic migrant.
    I rest my case.

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    6 dead in targeted shootings today

    "This is the new normal, if you look across the country," he said, describing the incident as a mass shooting.
    "Six people lost their lives in a very short period of time."
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    Every single week theres a news story of a school or shopping mall or whatever being shot up by some lunatic in America. Bairns being gunned down and murdered in their class rooms - how much worse does it actually have to get before some Americans wake up and see what you'd think would be blatantly obvious to see - GUNS ARE NOT SAFE! It's astonishing that for a lot of Americans the penny still hasn't dropped.

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