Everytime something tragic happens, no matter where it is, someone has made a thread about it. No one had made a thread about this, so I thought I should. I know a lot of people who have made facebook statuses and tweets saying they have their thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston. Why not tell people to leave some for the people in Iraq? Is that a wrong thing for me to do?
I'd say it's debatable with all the events like this in the world that someone creates a thread about it here to discuss it. Consider gun violence as a further example: how many threads were getting created round gun violence in the US in the last several months? I would doubt the combined total of threads from other areas of the world on gun violence, bombings, war, rape/violence against women matched the total of US gun violence threads.
Is that wrong? Unfortunate, maybe. Wrong, no - but that's not my point, To say people have to pay attention to this at least equally as much as a bombing closer to home is wishful thinking.
Like I already mentioned, you've said you overreacted to at least some responses and there's nothing wrong with the idea of this thread, I only questioned the motivation for posting it.
Edited by elvis15, 15 April 2013 - 07:41 PM.