Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by -=Lurker=-, Mar 2, 2012.
its a crying shame, japan recovered from that so fast (emotions aside), hell.. its taken our local authorities several years and counting to finish REPAIRS on our interstate loop. how fuckin sad is that
A world devoid of politics and greed can acomplish a shit ton of good. That vid is a prime example.....now let's look at how Haiti turned out.
I thought you were just being dramatic with your title, Lurker. Nope! I'm crying now too
But the Japanese are united, and value society over individuality and corruption. Hell, even the criminals (Yakuza) are "tolerated" in desperate situations, because they use their ressources to rescue and help innocents.
Now think of Haïti, which is corrupted to the bone. They were attacking rescuers for ressurces during the disaster they hit them. Corruption over unity. But of course, in comparison, they had much less ressources (and friends) than Japan, before their respective disasters.
Of course the Government/industry complex in Japan is corrupted to the bone as well. The only difference is the mindset of the people. Asian societies are just more group oriented than the "me-first" muthas of the US and Haiti. It's as simple as that.
Say what you will about earmarks and smoke filled rooms, but the simple fact is, this stuff was the grease that let thinks move through Congress. Without our bridges to nowhere, the legitimate infrastructure needs get held hostage as Congress bickers endlessly and things grind to an unlubed halt.
I just knew that that was a real screech I heard. And just think, we're paying them good money to be that way.
Damn internet onions...
Good for them. Good to see humanity come together for a common purpose.
Things like this restore my faith in my fellow man. In the end... we're all just human and the same.
Though I can't say that it restores my faith in humans long. There's far more unbalance towards cowardice and malice in this world.
Sorry, 55 years of seeing it has jaded me.
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