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Thread: For those with too much time on their hands ...

  1. #1
    Coincidentally I received this forward from a friend of mine that I thought was very apt for all the comical anti-grint and deportation-Misha types on this board.


    Which one will you choose?

    A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.

    The train comes, and you were just beside the track interchange. You could make the train change its course to the disused track and save most of the kids.

    However, that would also mean that the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the train go its way?

    Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make.............

    How do you decide?

    What is your decision?

    Most people might choose to divert the course of the train,and sacrifice only one child. You might think the same way, I guess.

    Exactly, I thought the same way initially because to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally.

    But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?

    Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was.

    This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are.

    The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear
    for him.

    The friend who forwarded me the story said he would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use and that they should have run away if they heard the train's sirens.

    If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track!

    Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few kids.

    While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one. "Remember that what's right isn't always popular... and what's popular isn't always right."

    Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on pencils.

    "Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." --Oscar Wilde

  2. #2
    What is this stupid 'collateral damage' story all about??

    Burn, GRINTS, burn!!!

  3. #3
    You should know Grint. You've posted a million and one such postings yourself

  4. #4
    Moot point. The operator will apply emergency brake and blow his horn continuously. Unless the children got stuck in the railroad, they'll have time to escape.

  5. #5
    Doesn't always work, accidents still happen, don't they? With or without brakes, with or without horns. Just look at accidents that happen at any railroad crossings. So it's not quite moot.

    I guess the point of it all is that there are consequences to every action and life is not always perfect shades of black and white. There are consequences for people who break immigration laws and try to benefit from the same, there are also consequences to blanket acts of retribution by those who aren't in favor of immigrants (legal or otherwise). We don't always see the full picture (perhaps some of us refuse to do so) and realize that there are, in fact, shades of gray.

    I have no problems with people who are anti-immigrant or anti-illegals. I understand when people say illegals are a drain on the countries resources (which to me is an arguable point). That is your right, and in this country, everyone is entitled to his or her opinions. I respect that. But I have a real problem with people who are openly hostile towards immigrants, or hide behind the hood after throwing the stone of hatred.

  6. #6
    can you get time off your hands with soap?

  7. #7
    No, robbie!!!

    I got it stuck in your *** !!!

    And atwitsend head got stuck in mine!!!


    Burn, GRINTS, Burn!!!

  8. #8
    O' thou who speaketh in tongues, my head is fine where it is, firmly placed on my shoulders, unlike yours which isn't screwed on right, has come undone, and rolled into a hatred filled filth sewage. I'm afraid there isn't enough kerosene on earth for you to burn me. BTW aren't you a grint yourself? From Zimbabwe if I'm not mistaken? Evidently not a grint lover though.

    RIP

  9. #9
    BURN, GRINTS, BURN!!!

    And remove thou head out of my ***, atwitsend!!!
    It is **** time !!!


    BURN, GRINTS, BURN!!!

  10. #10
    You definitely have several things up your a s s , but it's not my head. Constipated too, looks like. Angry sorry excuse of a human being. You're a waste of time.

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