I am absolutely appalled at what I have been witnessing from those for others that are willing to show compassion for the loss of another life. (This is NOT a black or white issue, but a LOSS of life moment)
So what if someone decided to put the Parisian flag on their profile pics to stand in solidarity for those who died. Did it have to turn into a racial matter? So you’re literally going to castigate someone because they don’t share in your idiotic beliefs that only one COLOR presides and therefore only ONE should only be mourned.
Do you people understand that we have no control of what gets reported in the news. Lives are being lost daily in every city in every state, in every country, in every continent. However, it is what the media chooses to report to us as a whole. Therefore, it’s up to you (the individual to keep himself/herself informed of the news , instead of someone who needs to be fed an idea or thought because they are incapable of thinking on their own) “Group-Think” is irrational and dysfunctional to say the least.
Trying to compare the Kenya Massacre to the Paris Attacks was ignorant (and I will be more than happy to explain to you why). First of all, the Kenya massacre occurred in April 2015, and yes there was a ton of news about it. It was reported by Time magazine (www.time.com) along with all of the major news NBC, MSNBC, CBS, etc… (Because I am sitting here looking at articles now, amazed at how uninformed 95% of you were to try to compare the two and make one loss greater than the other. (I challenge you to look up Kenya Massacre and you’ll be bombarded by the news you so feel you are entitled to)
Let’s forget this phrase, “Black Lives Matter” for a moment and focus on the bigger picture. Any life that is lost at the hands of another, as well as any loss of a life matters. ANY LIFE (period), regardless of their ethnicity, religion or beliefs. ALL LIVES MATTER. (Such imbeciles you are to think that one ethnic or racial group’s death deserves more news footage than another) …What you have is a “Misguided Sense of Compassion”
“Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion” – Charles Colson
From the Dali Lama, “The true expression of non-violence is compassion. Some people seem to think that compassion is just a passive emotional response instead of rational stimulus to action. To experience genuine compassion is to develop a feeling of closeness to others combined with a sense of responsibility for their welfare. True compassion develops when we ourselves want happiness and not suffering for others, and recognize that they have every right to pursue this.
Compassion compels us to reach out to all living beings, including our so-called enemies, those people who upset or hurt us. Irrespective of what they do to you, if you remember that all beings like you are only trying to be happy, you will find it much easier to develop compassion towards them.
Usually your sense of compassion is limited and biased. We extend such feelings only towards our family and friends or those who are helpful to us. People we perceive as enemies and others to whom we are indifferent are excluded from our concern. That is not genuine compassion. True compassion is universal in scope. It is accompanied by a feeling of responsibility. To act altruistically, concerned only for the welfare of others, with no selfish or ulterior motives, is to affirm a sense of universal responsibility.”
Universal responsibility (think about it), act altruistically, be genuinely concerned for the well-being of others.
The majority of you sound like hypocrites (“I’m not gonna pray for Paris because they didn’t pray for Kenya…”)
That is so hypocritical and platitudinous, you seriously sound like a cli·ché. Doesn’t sound altruistic or compassionate, it sounds indifferent and apathetic.
Sometimes it’s not always about black- or white, it’s about what’s right.
Educate yourselves and stop jumping on the bandwagon just to fit in.
Think about driving your own wagons for a change. (Now there is an idea)
(disclaimer: I am using Kenya/Paris because that is what kept coming through on my newsfeed. I am aware of the loss of lives in Beirut, Japan, etc…I am just tired of the ignorance)