Yes...and those playing over seas care nothing about themselves neither (for the most part).
I don't care that the driving age is 16, or voting is 18, as I already passed them (long long time ago) - does that make me a selfish old goat?
Oh - I disagree, I believe one person can make a difference:
“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everthing, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do.”
― Helen Keller
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
― Robert F. Kennedy
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Oh..I'm sure I don't have to remind you of what a difference a certain Carpenter did over 2000 years ago.
Those quotes have nothing to do with the conversation, dude.
One person can not make a difference. There is no way. Go ahead and try. It takes an awful lot of situational luck (or misfortune), and help from others to make any sort of an impact. Trying to make a difference does not result in a difference made.
One person making a difference also has nothing to do with even your own point.
You were arguing that a 51% majority is not fair to each individual. Well obviously. But, it is fair to more people than not. Welcome to democracy.
On players playing in different leagues - Why should you have a beef with it when the NHL, NHLPA, and the overseas leagues have no beef? That is like a checker complaining that queens can move in all directions, whereas rooks can only move forward, backward, and side to side. What right do you have to take offense to it? Who are you sticking up for? I am not for it, against it, beside it, or on top of it. I don't care. I have no right to care. All parties that are actually involved are OK with it, and there are a lot of guys that want to stay game ready, so let them go.
And really man, keep the Jesus crap to yourself, or the god thread. A Ghandi quote is one thing, but referencing a book written generations after the death of a man that was supposedly magic is anecdotal at best. Great story though. Mel Gibson should make a movie about it with lots of blood and over acting.