dopeydwarf: [louxfamilyblog.com image 702x463] Don't you feel a little stupid making a monstrosity like that when there are children like this in the world?
MBK: That bun looks disgusting.
Oznog: MBK: That bun looks disgusting.[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x248]Now can someone tell me what's wrong with this? Anybody? Anybody?
KingVJ: dopeydwarf: [louxfamilyblog.com image 702x463] Don't you feel a little stupid making a monstrosity like that when there are children like this in the world?This is why we can't have nice things.
dletter: dopeydwarf: [louxfamilyblog.com image 702x463] Don't you feel a little stupid making a monstrosity like that when there are children like this in the world?Yes and no... the average American's life in general is an affront to the fact of that picture. While a 1-ton hamburger is an extreme example of it, it is just a one time event, vs. how we over consume in general every day vs the vast majority of the people on earth. And like 99.99% of us, you and I on a daily basis block that out of your mind./just sayin//maybe you don't and you are right now in Africa helping out, if so, kudo's to you.///Realizes that it is most likely a "troll" post, but, my point still stands since you do know people who like to state things like that about stupid promotional stunts like this.
modesto: You know....these things aren't either/or....you don't have to either disavow worldly possessions and join the peace corps, nor go out of your way to prove the world's general impression that we are inconsiderate, callous, clueless, fat-asses. The third option would be to appreciate the things you have while retaining some farking dignity and consideration for those less fortunate than you. How much did it cost to make this.....thing?America has some great ideas and good intentions for the world, but man, we are just fundamentally flawed in some way. I can't explain it exactly except to give examples- our religion of consumerism, our infatuation with celebrity.....the fact that we have more than 200 bases in 80 countries.....and a higher per capita incarceration rate than anyone but the most totalitarian regimes.....weekly mass shootings....etc etc etc.We are fat, violent, and corrupt. Like Rome before the fall. Most of the world now sees us as a joke if not an enemy, and these days it seems like we are going out of our way to prove them right./end rant.//in Africa "helping out."//does not feel guil ...
modesto: publikenemy:That's the thing about a free society, individuals are free to do stupid shiat. It does not mean the country as a whole is as you described. The U.S. gives more to those starving kids than any other country. If everything we did somehow had to pass judgement and not be offensive to all the poor and unfortunate people in the world today, we'd be a pretty sad country....and that cheeseburger, no matter how large it is, is not going to save AfricaFair enough. It's an extreme example, obviously. Though it's not hard to come up with lots of extreme examples....However, it would be wrong to say that only a small portion of our society is ignorant and indifferent. Since June of last year, over 50,000 people have been killed and 650,000 displaced from Sudan's South Kordofan. How many Americans care, or have even heard of it? Would you guess it draws more or less interest and publicity than Here Comes Honey-Boo-Boo?
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