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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 06:40 PM

Why is so many in this country not caring for their fellow citizens?

Hearing people that have been interviewed about the virus and saying that they will go on acting like it's not out there. Basically saying "So what" about how deadly it is.

Many are even saying that God will protect them and that if it's their time, well....
They don't get that they could be killing others with their actions.

This virus is still an unknown. We are having to learn about it on the fly. Just wear your masks, social distance, and don't go out for nonessential reasons. But so many don't want to.

The rest of the world has been doing it. They seem to have no problem doing it. Heck they have been able to get to see sports games again! All because they have been doing what was needed.

What the heck is wrong with our fellow citizens!

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Reply Why is so many in this country not caring for their fellow citizens? (Original post)
Lady Freedom Returns Oct 2020 OP
BigmanPigman Oct 2020 #1
dawg day Oct 2020 #2
Mike 03 Oct 2020 #3
Zoonart Oct 2020 #6
FirstLight Oct 2020 #13
Zoonart Oct 2020 #14
former9thward Oct 2020 #11
Boogiemack Oct 2020 #17
KT2000 Oct 2020 #4
FirstLight Oct 2020 #15
kimbutgar Oct 2020 #5
Delphinus Oct 2020 #7
I_UndergroundPanther Oct 2020 #8
bdamomma Oct 2020 #23
former9thward Oct 2020 #9
Lady Freedom Returns Oct 2020 #10
former9thward Oct 2020 #12
Lady Freedom Returns Oct 2020 #16
former9thward Oct 2020 #18
Lady Freedom Returns Oct 2020 #26
former9thward Oct 2020 #28
Codeine Oct 2020 #30
Codeine Oct 2020 #31
rownesheck Oct 2020 #19
Shermann Oct 2020 #20
stillcool Oct 2020 #21
bdamomma Oct 2020 #22
Trumpocalypse Oct 2020 #24
I_UndergroundPanther Oct 2020 #29
ooky Oct 2020 #25
ecstatic Oct 2020 #27

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 06:42 PM

1. Self absorbed and selfish.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 06:43 PM

2. I saw one woman on CNN -- freedom, can't wear a mask, socialism, whatever

The reporter said, "If President Trump said you should wear a mask, would you?"

Immediately she replied, "Yes."

They care only about Trump. So weird.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 06:43 PM

3. I'm curious about this too. I sometimes wonder if America is producing more

sociopaths and, if so, why? Is it cultural or is it our poisoned air, water and food and other chemicals in the environment? It used to be said that about 3% of the population was sociopathic, but look just at the Trump administration. The number seems awfully high nowadays.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 06:53 PM

6. In the book, "The Sociopath Next Door", by Martha Stout

the author posits that there are no more sociopaths born in the USA than anywhere else in the world. The difference is in the culture.

Other cultures that are more empathetic and community centric, the young sociopath may be educated by the elders to conform for the better. In the USA, there is no such culture. It is every man for himself, and the rugged individual is celebrated, so the sociopath reads this as a free pass to proceed in a corrupt way.

In other words, even if one is technically born without a soul, one can be acculturated to care. Think about Mary Trump's book and her assertion that Donald Trump was born into a sociopathic hothouse.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 07:07 PM

13. I'd believe it... America is the most selfish country in modern times

That's why most other cultures have the collective image of the fat, ignorant (willfully) self absorbed asshole American, who would go into a 4 star French restaurant and ask for RANCH dressing! lol

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 07:08 PM

14. LOL. yep.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 07:05 PM

11. The air, water, and food are a thousand times cleaner than just 50 years ago.

The clean air act, clean water act all passed in 1970. The figures just don't support your theory.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 07:17 PM

17. I'm wondering what generation of American citizenship are most of the Trumpers.

 

It appears that most have not been here for more than one or two generations. We all used to have much more in common than we do these days...no matter what region we came from. Even in the south with its generational racism was evil but felt different. Maybe it has been always just beneath the surface. Still, the people I grew up with, white black, Jewish, Asian, Native American, and Hispanic are all in contact with each other in FB and we still share most of the same attitudes we grew up with. We were all friends and if there were prejudices they were kept under cover because the parents were all friendly and the kids got along just kids would..some scrapes and fisticuffs but nothing long lasting. I grew up just outside of Philly in a mixed working class suburb. There were differences to be sure but nothing like today. And in school there was no intolerance among the kids and that was from elementary school through high school. That's why we still have over 200 FB contacts going. It just puzzles me about how things are now.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 06:49 PM

4. End stage capitalism.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 07:08 PM

15. exactly...

and just thefact that America has this whole "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" mentality...no handouts, because if you are poor you are either bad or unlucky or both :eyeroll: sad

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 06:49 PM

5. I think a lot of these people had tough childhoods and never learned empathy,

The Mf45 supporters I know complain about how hard their childhoods were and they were on their own after they turned 18.

One person i knew was shocked that after college I lived with my parents until I got married and when I divorced I moved back in with my parents until I saved enough to get on my feet and get My own apartment. He is a major mf45 supporter who was kicked out when he graduated from high school and fended for himself. In some ways he still struggles in life and his finances and always blames Minorities and liberals for his problems. And he has no girlfriends.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 06:55 PM

7. I have been

asking the question since this began! My heart hurts so much because it seems so many just do not care.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 08:42 PM

23. I believe it

there is a lot of mental health issues out there, one is squatting in the WH.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 06:57 PM

9. The rest of the world has not been doing it.

Whatever "it" is. There are increasing infections all over Europe.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 07:01 PM

10. Their doing something right.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 07:06 PM

12. Why are they having new outbreaks?

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Response to former9thward (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 07:10 PM

16. But their numbers are still better than ours.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 07:25 PM

18. What numbers?

The U.S. death rate per million is 678 and fatality rate is 2.7%
UK 649 6.6%
France 493 4.2%
Spain 715 3.6%
Italy 601 9.7%
Belgium 897 5.9%

Germany is the only country in Europe with decent numbers 118 and 2.9%

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/coronavirus/

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Response to former9thward (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 09:10 PM

26. We have 215,887 dead UK has 43,018

And the deaths in the United States happened because we didn't take precautions. The rest of the world is doing better than us hands down.

Take a look at these numbers in this CNN report.
https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-maps-and-cases
Authorities in 215 countries and territories have reported about 38.4 million Covid‑19 cases and 1.1 million deaths since China reported its first cases to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 11:04 PM

28. You do know, don't you. the UK is much smaller than the U.S.

That is why we report rates. To adjust for population. The UK has terrible numbers as do most EU nations.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 12:04 PM

30. Wow.

 

Look at the numbers involved again. Your response is ridiculous.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 08:17 PM

19. We live in an internet troll society now.

A huge chunk of the population love to get under people's skin by saying and doing things that normal people regard as selfish and just plain fucking stupid. Reminds me of Eric Cartman from the TV series South Park: "I do what I want!" Fucking imbeciles.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 08:20 PM

20. This phenomenon is in the UK as well

...although to what degree I cannot seem to gauge from the MSM coverage.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 08:35 PM

21. I think our society has been eroding...

for a long time. From the cradle to the grave, with the reality never quite matching the fantasy of what life was supposed to be. I think war has had a lot with what some see as ideal role models.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 08:39 PM

22. Lack of education

and disdain for science and let them call for God, but what about being your brothers keeper??

They are just ignorant people and hateful too.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 08:52 PM

24. Because for 40 years

 

the right in this country has been telling their minons that selfishness is good, that an individualís wants supersede what is best for the community.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 11:58 AM

29. Exactly!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 09:05 PM

25. They obviously aren't worried THEY are going to die. And they are selfish, so when

you combine the two, they don't care about their fellow citizens. It's not new for them. It's always been that way with them. Look at health care. It's the same with them with health care. As long as THEY have THEIRS, they "don't want their taxes to pay for anyone else's health care".

They are selfish to their very cores. And they love their selfish leader who validates their own selfishness.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 09:53 PM

27. I've seen some of the clips. It doesn't seem like the thought of protecting others

ever crosses their mind. It simply never occurs to them, it seems.

I wish the interviewers would educate them on this aspect.

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