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Go ahead, be a good muppet. Do and think EXACTLY what the media wants you to. Thou shalt feel sorry for the three people who were murdered in Boston today. The next month shall be spent talking about the evils of terrorism again and discussing the stripping away of further liberties from law abiding citizens.

25,000 die from hunger every day, a million is withering away in prisons due to the war on drugs for victimless crimes, human rights violations abound, preventable disease and lack of clean water is killing millions per year, banking cartels immune from prosecution are stealing trillions, drones are blowing up children in half, etc, etc..

Fuck all that, right? The media didn't tell you to care. Take the red pill, friends, and walk away. Keep your mind under your own control. This is not a lack of compassion the three fellow human beings who tragically lost their lives today. It's a lack of respect for those who use every marketable tragedy to further their ends and profits. I hear CNN's viewership is up for the day. 

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bobcat303 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ok ok ok ok ok but why did u add so many of ur pics tho
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beginningarteest Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are comparing two completely different things. One is a purposeful killing of humans, and another is the fact that other countries can not support the people that live in them.
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
I smell anti-Americanism and a whiff of an emo attitude I once had in my teens and early 20s. As much as I appreciate your photos, I look at your journal entries and see the same predictable pattern one might expect from a typical lemming, or muppet as you call it. Except your pattern is to rail against the establishment.

The type of person who would rather complain for the sake of complaining instead of focusing on more positive energy. I would actually prefer talking to someone about weather than your pointless drivel spewed over time and time again.

If you don't like CNN, don't watch it. I live in Canada like you, yet CNN is an American channel. Of course it caters to the American public and sympathies, so why do you feel compelled to point it out as someone living in Canada?
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
| I smell anti-Americanism and a whiff of an emo attitude

That's really off-base. I smell some general slander with an touch of bullshit. Be specific about which part of what I said you disagree with.

| I once had in my teens and early 20s

I feel for you, but there is no need to project yourself onto others.

| I would actually prefer talking to someone about weather than your pointless drivel spewed over time and time again.

What makes it pointless in your eyes?

| If you don't like CNN, don't watch it.

If you don't like my journals, don't read them. But it's not just CNN, it's CBC, CTV, BBC, Fox, EVERYTHING. So if I don't like it I basically just have to not watch the news.

But that wouldn't really solve the underlying issue, does it?

| Of course it caters to the American public and sympathies, so why do you feel compelled to point it out as someone living in Canada?

Maybe it's only the Americans I spoke with, but many do share my sentiment of disproportionate over-coverage and hysteria.
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Really? You're going to reply to me quote by quote? How very linear and predictable. Don't worry, I won't be reading any more of your journals, I just stumbled upon this by pure chance.

Say all you want about CNN, the moment you switch over to a non-American channel like CTV or BBC, the coverage is more varied. They still cater to the audiences watching them, because they have to in order to stay in business. That's capitalism 101.

To me that's better at least than the alternative with no news at all, but yeah keep on crying foul at the media in a country & continent that probably gives you a lot more freedom than where you used to live.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah, really. You don't seem prepared for a serious argument but instead are more interested in ad hominem.

CTV, BBC have all been on it for the last few days. I criticize the people to whom the mainstream media caters to as much as the media which shapes their opinions.

| but yeah keep on crying foul at the media in a country & continent that probably gives you a lot more freedom than where you used to live.

"crying foul" is not an argument. Be specific or STFU.

Freedom can't be given, it can only be taken away.
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
A serious argument requires a level of commitment I am not prepared to give you sorry :( You haven't disproved that CTV & BBC offer more varied coverage, you're just stating that they "have all been on it". Talk about lack of specificity, and "STFU" is certainly no argument either.

News media like any other viable business is paradoxically a slave to free market forces. It caters to a majority of people who are willing to watch it because their viewership encourages the ads that pay for the networks. Again, that's capitalism 101.

Does it mean the line between news & entertainment has been blurred? Sure, we pay for what we want to see and often to the detriment of other injustices swept under the rug. I don't think that makes people muppets, but rather selective. I simply cannot follow up on everything out there because it's too much information, so one would think it natural to follow up on what's most personally relevant. News media has a way of figuring this out through something called research & marketing. If anything, it's the other way around and they're muppets to our own desires.

So spare me the cliche "Freedom can't be given, it can only be taken away." I am always grateful for the freedoms I enjoy in stark contrast to the prevailing moments of tyranny in human history. A sentiment I assume you must understand all too well.

This will be my last message on the matter, I broke my own commitment by making a serious argument out of this. From a happy muppet in a free world, I wish you a great weekend :)
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mbugard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
More Americans die from peanut allergies than terrorism, so why don't we hang the management of the Planter's Peanut company? I wish I owned stock in a pressure cooker manufacturer. I would be making a killing (pun intended) from all of these jackass "journalists", such as pony boy Wolf Blitzer, buying them to demonstrate the awesome and deadly power of food preparation devices.

I remember my mother's pressure cooker exploding while she was canning beets. The entire kitchen was dripping in deep scarlet.

Fuck, we have the most advanced military in the world and for over a decade we have cowered in fear and bombed much of the world in response to an attack from guys armed with box cutters. I can't imagine how America will respond to the menace of a pressure cooker!! Nukes in orbit will just be the beginning.
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dark-clauds Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I find your reasoning hilarious although the context is a sad one. I have never heard of a peanut butter sandwich jumping on purpose with the intention of killing a poor allergic fellow. How in God's name can you compare a death caused by an inanimate object with the intentioned assault on another human being made by a terrorist using a killing device?
What is wrong with the way you think, people? Death is a natural part of life, it's true. Terrible disease and accidents take lives and we must accept the fact. What is not to be accepted is the fact that murderous individuals kill innocent people and children in order to make stupid statements or simply because they can. This is what's wrong with the world. Stop taking the subject out of its context and make silly arguments. This is not about your right to posses guns, pressure cookers or peanut butter. This is about the fac that no individual is allowed to take another person's life. This is what all should be, not about your silly attempts to be outside the system and think outside the box. You people should use your brains and your hearts more.
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mbugard Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Go take a Xanax you emotional Nazi flake. Who the fuck are you to tell me how I should think and feel? My tax dollars pay to blow up children everyday, and I am to be more outraged by the attack in Boston than by one done supposedly for my sake and with money I earned? Your passive-aggressive, sheep-like reaction is exactly what Ivan was lamenting with this post.

As far as the peanut comment is concerned, the company sells a product which they know is harmful to some folks, but we don't find that outrageous. We kill hundreds of thousands to millions every year so we can keep our automobiles fueled and running, yet we have no expressions of outrage over that. But a handful of bourgeois American tourists are killed and suddenly it's the saddest, most tragic event ever. Your liberals' crocodile tears are exactly the response our reactionary, right-wing taskmasters are fishing for. They want you to be frightened and outraged so you roll over and give up your civil rights, and hysterically shout down anyone who mocks or questions the official story. So good job on being the pathetically loyal sheep and attempting to stifle debate.

Unlike the response you claim to have to my comment, I find nothing hilarious about your reasoning (actually it's apparent that you have no reasoning, just an irrational and obviously very practiced and phoney outrage). It would be nice if you used your brain at all and your whiny, thoughtless heart less. Perhaps in the future you will learn the difference between debate and personal attack, but I highly doubt it. To quote you, "what is wrong with the way you think?"

And never accuse me of doing something in God's name again. Don't put that wacko, medieval, superstitious bullshit on me.
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Kharemi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love you.
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Zereverefano Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
me too
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dark-clauds Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I find it tragical to see how so many of the commenters lack basic empathy and compassion. It is terrifying that in a community of artists there are so many people who think this way. You do not have to listen to the comments in the news to make up your mind that what happened at Boston was terribly wrong and should be condemned, not justified of compared to greater evils. You just have to see the films and photos made by those who were there and feel the horror which is not to be neglected or burried in negative comments about boredom and manipulation. Yes, people are killed all over the world and this is the sad truth but you cannot in any way diminish the importance of any of these crimes. Moreover, you the bored ones, the ones convinced that you are above manipulations and lies are among those who just need to justify their lack of action and empathy, maybe even cowardness. I saw people run towards the explosing places to help and the images made me cry although I live on a different continent far from all that madness. You are there and all you can do is throw mud and expose the kind of thinking the bombers must have had. You should learn a thing or two about compassion, people, leave the know it all attitude and learn how to be decent human beings. When this will happen the world will have a better chance at surviving and healing.
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beanarts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
People die every day. People don't die in bomb blasts in Boston every day. People don't go on and on about the deaths of people in prisons, war and famine because it happens every day. You can't say if you heard the exact same thing each and every day that you'd take full notice.

People died in Afganistan today. People died in Afganistan today. People died in Afganistan today. People died in Afganistan today. People died in Afganistan today. People died in Afganistan today. People died in Afganistan today. People died in Afganistan today. People died in Afganistan today.

3 pople died in a bomb in Boston today. Well fuck me i WASN'T expecting THAT!

I partially agree though. This Boston thing is going to be played out until the next major earthquake, tsunami, mass murder. How long was the batman cinema shootings played out?

But still, being called a muppet for feeling bad for 3 innocent people when I don't care as much for the masses that died today is a bit rich. It's a bit like calling someone a Muppet because their mother died and that they care more about that than the Boston bombing victims.
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HobbitPunk Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Writer
For once, I agree with you. A friend of mine and I were talking about this last night and about how much we were rolling our eyes over it all. Candle vigils, "pray for boston", the list goes on.

Yes, it was a tragedy, but the media is putting up the same kind of chaotic and heartbreak exposure as 9/11.

Not to sound cold, but...seriously? Give it a rest. 3 people were killed, 170 hurt. Compared that to the HUNDREDS killed and THOUSANDS injured on 9/11. Boston does not deserve the same exposure and sympathy as New York did.

Yes its atrocious. Yes its horrific. Yes its a nightmare, but how many people were killed that same day by car accidents, murders, overdoses, or anything else? In the same city even?

Seriously people. Pick up your balls and move on with your lives. The US population has become full of drama queens who love to leech onto anything horrific and blow it out of proportion.

This aint the World Trade Centre or even Pearl Harbor, people!

Grow up and stop feeding the fires!
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beanarts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
And you're one of those people sucked into all the media hype. If you don't turn on your tv or read the paper as much, or choose your own news to follow, you won't be bombarded with the stories.

Grow up and stop reacting to the fires and they might stop being fed.
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TaintedDNA Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I think this is a good point.

And that it's sad that people must attack you for sharing your opinion.

Also that it's stupid people need to write multiple paragraph long comments just to prove you wrong. Good day.
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tromacom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We were told today about a case from...the 1970's? About human rights being taken away in Australia. A woman, at 17, got herself pregnant and was promptly arrested for it and her baby forcibly signed over to the government for adoption, just because she wasn't married and they had reason to believe that it made her 'mentally unsound'.
The media is always going to govern things more than the government itself. Heck, they pretty much decide who goes into power by what they show.
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Coconutdream Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
i have to agree, there are nice double moral standarts.
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am a good muppet EVERY day!
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
That's the spirit!
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Horresco Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
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MultiMoglin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And the world kept turning.
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KellyDawn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it was incredibly insensitive to post something like this when you did. And yes, it shows a great lack of respect for those involved in the bombing.

It's like is a friend came to you and said, "I'm so depressed. My dad was diagnosed with cancer. I'm just distraught and I can barely function." And then you tell them, "What do you have to be sad about when millions of children die of preventable disease every year?"

Let us who feel sympathy feel our sympathy. Don't shit all over everything and call it a dose of reality. It's just called being a bitter dick. But no, I suppose you needed to post something like this in order to differentiate yourself from the 'muppets', huh?
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
| I think it was incredibly insensitive to post something like this when you did

I agree 100%. I've never given a fuck about who might be offended by the truth. By all means, if what I said is inaccurate I'll apologize and recant.

| It's like is a friend came to you and said, "I'm so depressed. My dad was diagnosed with cancer. I'm just distraught and I can barely function."

Stupid analogy. 3 people who died are nobody to me. 100 million who died from hunger in the last decade are nobody to me. Why favor 3 over the 100M because the media tells you to?

Obviously you treat family and friends differently from those you don't know.

| Let us who feel sympathy feel our sympathy.

If that's truly how you feel, this post doesn't apply to you. If you think 24/7 coverage on all channels is justified, that's a whole different story altogether.

| But no, I suppose you needed to post something like this in order to differentiate yourself from the 'muppets', huh?

Why does it always have to be about ME?
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MidnightHobbit Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was thinking the same thing with regard to friends and family...

I still think that every life is precious but I do appreciate you clarifying your point on the 3 strangers vs 100m strangers aspect.
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Inemiset Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well put. :iconbravoplz:
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LacklustreDreams Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Writer
Guys, the news sucks.
Shit happens.
We can't change either of the above.

Maybe just learn to live with it and accept it?
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skypard Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you might be looking into it a bit too much. Yes, it is downright awful that all the things you listed in the second paragraph are happening. People already know about that though. And it's happening all the time. People seem to think that those issues are too vast to really do anything about, so what is there to report about?

Whenever there's a happening like this it's sort of hard to blame the news for just doing their jobs. I think America's media is messed up, but I don't think this is exactly how and why.
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namesRUNdry Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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oXFrostXo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Frankly, I think people need to realize that bad things happen. What happened in Boston was a terrible tragedy, and I'm sorry for those who were injured, killed, or lost loved ones because of it, but making a huge deal out of it all over the news is unnecessary. Good things lead to bad things leading to more good things, and that's just life. Yes, there are terrible things happening in this world, but it is because of the bad in the world that we can truly appreciate all the good in the world. There is a delicate balance between good and bad. Eliminate the bad things in the world and you eliminate the good things too.
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Bleeding-Magic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Photographer
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You expressed my thoughts perfectly with that one comment.
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FieldsOfFire Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
The only thing more predictable is people like you jumping all over it as a way to prove how much smarter you are than the sheeple and how you're the only one who knows how to respond properly. And you're accusing other people of a lack of respect? Kiss my ass.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Reading comprehension not good. Must re-read carefully. I didn't accuse anyone of a lack of respect.
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Ganjamira Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you SOOOOO much for this statement! Its hard to say, but is has to be said!
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HatchedFromTree Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's actually 3 dead and dozens injured as of yet. You make a good point though.
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anniefelis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Actually I'm more concerned with what's happening in Venezuela than the events in Boston.
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How about instead of being a whiny little cunt, you get off your ass and do something?
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omnih8 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Like what? what do you expect anyone to do?
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Kitteh88 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When people die in places that are "insignificant" the world couldnt give less of a fuck.. boston however is a tradegy! people are hypocrits! ofcourse i feel bad for the people involved but i also know that there are far worse things happening out there and this media circus needs a good ol' kick in the balls! :D
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Melen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have made this point about media and government many times. However, in my mind, it's just "mental masturbation".

If you want to criticize people for tuning into CNN, instead of bitching about it, why not offer some suggestions of sites, feeds, etc, that people could use to get more accurate news out of events like this? Frankly, I've been working in the Internet business since 1996, and I'm still confused as to where to get accurate news from.

Everyone, even independent journalists, are trying to get "first scoop", because that's how they progress in their career. Yes, it's disgusting, but my point is almost anywhere you hear news from, including people actually ON THE SCENE, is going to be factually incorrect until the dust settles.

Complaining, or making comments like ~MoeSaysRawr ("STOP BITCHING ABOUT YOUR PATHETIC FIRST-WORLD PROBLEMS AND YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!") will never change how people think. All you're doing is attacking people, most of which are normal, caring individuals that just don't know better. No suggestions of what to do differently, no suggestions about how to actually affect change, just bitching. That's what it is, just bitching for dramatic effect.

The whole "DO SOMETHING" thing is so non-specific that it's essentially useless without meaningful suggestions. You need to stop making the assumption that the average person knows HOW to "do something". You could be a true leader by using your audience to affect real change, instead of just bitching about the US and mainstream media. Talk about "boring", those arguments definitely fall into that category.

I hope, ~MoeSaysRawr, since you appear to be holding people accountable for doing nothing that you, also, do not sit on your ass doing nothing, since you appear to consider yourself in the moral majority.

I will be the first to say, I don't have any meaningful suggestions, at least that haven't already been talked about a million times. I would love to see someone, sick of mainstream media and government practices, make meaningful suggestions and unite people. The more blog and journal posts like this I read, the less likely I see that as actually happening.

I would caution everyone when reading journals like this.

Yes, 25,000 people dying of hunger a day is horrible, but if people REALLY didn't care and REALLY didn't act, it would not be 25,000. It would be 250,000, or a million. There IS progress. It's also important to note that the "25,000 a day" number was derived from a UN report in 2003 (10 YEARS OLD PEOPLE), and data reported by the BBC. I'd like to think that number has gone down, but our world population increases every day as well, so even if it stayed the same percentage, the number of people dying a day from hunger would rise.

Or, if you prefer, Ivan is telling you to think for yourself. If you take every detail in his journal without double checking facts or thinking for yourself, you've just replaced mainstream media with some guy on DeviantArt. I'm sure, Ivan, you're not suggesting anyone blindly follow along to what you're saying, either. I generally view your journals as angry, not manipulative, so hopefully I'm not wrong there.

And if you really need proof that there's good people in the world willing to help their fellow man, if you really need to see that people DO care, watch the video from yesterday and note how many people run towards the explosions. Maybe I've just become overly cynical in my old age, but that amazed me. Who would've thought people actually cared that much about others they don't know, perhaps from a different country even? Amazing. It's not quite as dramatic to journal about that, tho.

It made me question, what would I have done? I would like to think I'd be one of those running towards the chaos, tho I know my first thought would have been for my wife and I would not have helped anyone if my wife was not ok. I feel this is moral and ethical, because she would be my first priority. Otherwise, I would hope that I'd be immediately jumping into action myself.

This would be a good mental exercise. What would you have done if you had've been standing at the finish line? If you would not have helped, why? Analyze that, dig deep into your own psyche.
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DimKa-Minsk Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
+1. No more to say.
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MidnightHobbit Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I went through a tragedy in my life... Even though I was not directly affected, my friends that I care deeply about were.

All I could care about then was helping my friends in their recovery, one of them didn't make it. Yes, I realize that this was a small fraction of what is going on in the world but it has affected my life TREMENDOUSLY. I have changed, mostly for the better because of it.

I made a promise to myself that if I am ever put into a position where I can stick up for someone, I will. If someone is being taunted or treated poorly I can't stand by and just watch anymore.

I have not been put in that position yet, but I am tired of not doing anything when people are being treated less than well, human. I just simply will not stand for it.

THIS is my way of making a difference as small as it may be and I hope that, one day, I can make a bigger difference for those in need.
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.

That needed to be said.
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Cogetta Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
To be honest if the media focused on good news not many would read it as many would find it boring, they feed on our nosy and curious nature but I do agree we should have our own minds and not just think they are the only ones to die!
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DuchessofEdelweiss Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually don't think that this is because the media controls how people feel. I think media companies instead feed on how they know people will react. They're grief-whoring in order to get more ratings, because people want to know if things get resolved - people want justice and to know things turned out okay in the end.

The reason I think this is because sites like The Chive show stories of tragedy or loss and use it to raise money and help for those people instead. People want to help, they want to be involved. The difference is, are you reporting to get help for those people, or are you reporting to make your corporation (and your advertising sponsors) money?
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Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just an update for you and the rest reading the comments: Three murdered 130 injured. None of them were professional athletes.
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InterloperUX Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You make a fair, and true point.
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mes2enger Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Well said friend, well said.
But remember, no one gives a shit about starving kids in Africa, families getting blown up by the U.S in the Middle East, C.E.O's stealing trillions.
What people do care about and pay attention to are things like the Boston bombings, the heartless prick that gunned down an elementary school of young children.
It's close to home you see, racially and culturally, the average Joe Bloggs can "relate".
I mean no one's going to watch CNN about famine in Africa, no one's going to buy the Papers about big fat C.E.O's stealing trillions.
That shit doesn't sell my friend, i don't blame the media one bit.
If i were CNN, i'd only show what sold, it IS a market after all.
As long as there are narrow minded, uncultured, uneducated dip shits out there, smart enough to regurgitate what the media tells them to, but dumb enough not to think for themselves, then that's exactly what's going to keep on happening.


By no means am i saying that these incidents aren't tragic, truly they are, but it's a damn shame when these narrow minded "muppets" can't think for themselves and feed off the mainstream media.
Oh and by the way, it was an extreme Islamic militant group, a.k.a Muslims, i mean it has to be right? That's what they'll you, so it's GOT to be true.
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TheCuriousReader Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Well, I emphasize with the victims and the people, who are responsible for this, should be found and punished. However I would never accept any laws that would prune our civil rights even further. The tragic truth is that if people want to hurt someone, they can always find a way to do so. There is no law that could possibly prevent it.

As about the viewership quota of CNN. I always use multiple (local and global) news sources to inform myself about local as well as world events and CNN is rarely one of them.
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