coming out of my shell

coming out of my shell

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Blame Game

Why is it that when a tragedy occurs the haters circle around the unlucky like vultures, ripping the carcass apart to ascertain blame?  What is wrong with us that we behave in such an unkind way?

Sometimes a tragedy is just a tragedy.  Perhaps we should mind our own business and leave it at that.


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    1. I'm gonna let you have the last word on this one.

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  2. It's astonishing just how many people have little access to any empathy within themselves. Do unto others...far too often only gets lip service in this county. I think it is one of our biggest failures.
    Sad that your mind is troubled with this right now, but I can certainly imagine why.

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    1. I remember reading about the "blame the victim" phenomenon in a sociology class way back when. Seems if small minded people can turn on a victim and find ways to blame the victim, then the small minded types can feel like the injustice won't happen to them. I think our charge is to expand our minds beyond that knee jerk response.

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    2. Oh, yes. That thought didn't come to mind, but it is so true..."the small minded types can feel like the injustice won't happen to them".
      Thanks for that further insight.

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  3. I don't know people like that, but the media certainly crowds around like vultures they are. It is about getting a story and making the most out of ir, no matter who it hurts.

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    1. My post is responding to a recent news story, I think you can imagine which one.

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  4. So much judgment. So little love. ::sigh::

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  5. Shame and blame seems to be the custom of the day. It's so much easier than to actually fix problems.

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    1. I'm afraid it is the dark side of human nature.

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So, whadayathink?