Marlow wrote:In what non-parallel dimension do you live?
It's not about me or my dimensions (or dementia). It's about people taking their own desires/thoughts to a logical and rational conclusion.
Think about it this way: Were you one of the billion people who were riveted to the Natalee Holloway/Aruba story a couple years ago? She's just 1 white American girl, but people were going looney. The Dutch and Arubans as well as the FBI spent many millions of dollars on a single, ultimately futile, case. The cable TV stations (Fox, in particular) gave it blanket coverage and ratings were through the roof and climbing by the day. But while that was going on, how concerned were you/fellow Americans/media that 16,000 children were dying every day in the 3rd World?
The point is that to put on these horrified airs about how much we care about starving Africans is, I dare say, living in a sort of denial. It reminds me of the supposed George Bernard Shaw conversation (some attribute it to Churchill). Shaw says to a woman at a cocktail reception. "Would you sleep with me if I were to give you my 1,000-acre estate and manor house?" he asks.
"Yes, I would!" she laughs.
"Would you sleep with me for 50 Shillings?" he returns.
"Of course not!" she huffs. "What kind of a woman do you think I am?"
"We've already established what you are, madame. Now we are merely negotiating a price."
In other words, if we've already established that you care more about 1 blonde kid than the thousands of African kids that die each day from a preventable condition, now we're merely negotiating the methodology by which to improve the world.