The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » The world is sick (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
stoneunhinged
View Profile
Inner circle
3079 Posts

Profile of stoneunhinged
I was just trying to find out more information about a school shooting in Germany today, and ran into another report that there was a mass shooting in Alabama.

I'm teary eyed.

What in the hell is wrong? The world is sick.
Jimeh
View Profile
Inner circle
Ottawa, Ontario
1399 Posts

Profile of Jimeh
The world IS a crazy place. All those families suffering because one person
decided to go bananas. Such a waste... Smile
stoneunhinged
View Profile
Inner circle
3079 Posts

Profile of stoneunhinged
Not just one. Two: one in the States, one here in Germany, within hours of each other.
Jimeh
View Profile
Inner circle
Ottawa, Ontario
1399 Posts

Profile of Jimeh
Yeah I was referring to both actually.
I was taken aback to hear about both of them this morning.

Part of my job includes media monitoring so the TV's are on all day playing the news.
When events like this occur I spend a good portion of the day hearing about it.
Pakar Ilusi
View Profile
Inner circle
5715 Posts

Profile of Pakar Ilusi
Not to mention the countless other shootings that go unreported all around the world...

Sad state we are in now when people can go on a killing spree on different sides of the globe at the same time.

Rest In Peace to the victims.

Smile
"Dreams aren't a matter of Chance but a matter of Choice." -DC-
Justin Style
View Profile
Inner circle
2010 Posts

Profile of Justin Style
It says it in the bible: Man against man in end times. Brother against brother.

If this ain't proof, what is?
Payne
View Profile
Inner circle
Seattle
4572 Posts

Profile of Payne
Nothing new here. there's been killing sprees since Cain slew Able -- Killing one quarter of the worlds population in a single blow.

We've only become more efficient at offing folk in these modern times. Technology allows for an untrained and unskilled individual to take out far more innocent folk these days.

Still sad though.
"America's Foremost Satirical Magician" -- Jeff McBride.
Steve_Mollett
View Profile
Inner circle
Eh, so I've made
3010 Posts

Profile of Steve_Mollett
Future shock coupled with global anxiety.
Author of: GARROTE ESCAPES
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
- Albert Camus
gsidhe
View Profile
Inner circle
Michigan
1726 Posts

Profile of gsidhe
Quote:
On 2009-03-11 12:45, Payne wrote:
Nothing new here. there's been killing sprees since Cain slew Able -- Killing one quarter of the worlds population in a single blow.

We've only become more efficient at offing folk in these modern times. Technology allows for an untrained and unskilled individual to take out far more innocent folk these days.

Still sad though.

And not only are we more efficient, we are more aware. The current media lets everyone in the world know everything in close to real time.
You think that the number of children being molested or wives being beaten has increased? No. We just hear more about it because we can. Everything becomes a local story. Is the world more evil? No. It just feels more so because we can't live in ignorant bliss.
This is sad. It has always been sad but now we are all aware of it.
That might be a good thing.
Gwyd
stoneunhinged
View Profile
Inner circle
3079 Posts

Profile of stoneunhinged
I agree that this sickness is nothing new.

Still upsets me.
Magnus Eisengrim
View Profile
Inner circle
Sulla placed heads on
1064 Posts

Profile of Magnus Eisengrim
It is a very upsetting day. May some kind of comfort one day come to loved ones.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
Steve_Mollett
View Profile
Inner circle
Eh, so I've made
3010 Posts

Profile of Steve_Mollett
Quote:
On 2009-03-11 13:43, gsidhe wrote:
Quote:
On 2009-03-11 12:45, Payne wrote:
Nothing new here. there's been killing sprees since Cain slew Able -- Killing one quarter of the worlds population in a single blow.

We've only become more efficient at offing folk in these modern times. Technology allows for an untrained and unskilled individual to take out far more innocent folk these days.

Still sad though.

And not only are we more efficient, we are more aware. The current media lets everyone in the world know everything in close to real time.
You think that the number of children being molested or wives being beaten has increased? No. We just hear more about it because we can. Everything becomes a local story. Is the world more evil? No. It just feels more so because we can't live in ignorant bliss.
This is sad. It has always been sad but now we are all aware of it.
That might be a good thing.
Gwyd


Yep, that's the biggest change: the speed with which information travels. That's why Houdini's 'escape from anything challenge' technique would be much more 'iffy' today (PM if curious about what I mean by that).
Author of: GARROTE ESCAPES
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
- Albert Camus
trey
View Profile
Loyal user
288 Posts

Profile of trey
Yeah only mass shootings end up on the national news. Here in Oklahoma last week a 12 year old shot and killed his mom. It is sick to think that this is what people want to see on T.V. I do not watch the news anymore. And not much television in general. I will just stick to reading the neighbors paper.

Trey
randirain
View Profile
Inner circle
Fort Worth, TX
1627 Posts

Profile of randirain
The real question is, what ever happened to just killing yourself?
Now days people think they have to kill others before they kill themselves.

Geez... just do yourself in and leave others out of your wreck of a life.

Randi
Image
JoeJoe
View Profile
Inner circle
Myrtle Beach
1910 Posts

Profile of JoeJoe
Quote:
On 2009-03-11 12:41, Justin Style wrote:
It says it in the bible: Man against man in end times. Brother against brother.

If this ain't proof, what is?


It's been brother against brother since Cain and Able. Nothing new here.

-JoeJoe
Amazing JoeJoe on YouTube[url=https://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingJoeJoe]
LobowolfXXX
View Profile
Inner circle
La Famiglia
1192 Posts

Profile of LobowolfXXX
Quote:
On 2009-03-11 18:21, randirain wrote:
The real question is, what ever happened to just killing yourself?
Now days people think they have to kill others before they kill themselves.

Geez... just do yourself in and leave others out of your wreck of a life.

Randi


Concur, concur, concur.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
stoneunhinged
View Profile
Inner circle
3079 Posts

Profile of stoneunhinged
Quote:
On 2009-03-11 18:41, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Concur, concur, concur.


And I also concur.
irossall
View Profile
Special user
Snohomish, Washington
529 Posts

Profile of irossall
Quote:
On 2009-03-11 18:21, randirain wrote:
The real question is, what ever happened to just killing yourself?
Now days people think they have to kill others before they kill themselves.

Geez... just do yourself in and leave others out of your wreck of a life.

Randi


If you just kill yourself then you won't get your "15 minutes of Fame".
Iven Smile
Give the gift of Life, Be an Organ Donor.
Pakar Ilusi
View Profile
Inner circle
5715 Posts

Profile of Pakar Ilusi
Irosall, what's the point of the "fame"? "Infamy" actually...

If you are dead you are not around to "savour" it, are you?

I say just don't hurt others, do what you like with yourself...
"Dreams aren't a matter of Chance but a matter of Choice." -DC-
stoneunhinged
View Profile
Inner circle
3079 Posts

Profile of stoneunhinged
That's true. What's "15 minutes of Fame" when you're dead?

That's where the sickness comes in. The whole idea of "I'm taking out as many people with me as possible" is truly disturbed.

And maybe not new or more common these days. But then again, maybe it is.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » The world is sick (0 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.14 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL