matt4pack, on 17 September 2012 - 02:14, said:
So if they would have killed an innocent person in another car then we should of still showed sympathy for them? No we wouldn't have and just because they didn't happen to kill someone else doesn't change how we should feel because they easily could have.
People trying to defend actions like this are the devolved ones and I would say the same thing even if they were my family.
You're not quite understanding here. Who asked for you to show sympathy? I mean, that would be quite human for you to do so, but that's not what I said. Even, had they killed someone, you could look at it and say how terrible it is that multiple lives were lost while being angry at how they were lost. If I see a kid murder another kid, I'm actually sad for both the victim and the murderer. One life has been taken and another destroyed because of stupidity (FYI, I've seen it too many times). At no point are either of those things a good thing. But, that's only for anyone with some type of emotional depth, understanding, and compassion.
However, that's not what I'm asking of others. I'm not really asking for anything so much as I'm stating something. What I'm stating is, to celebrate these deaths is a horribly inhuman thing to do. You don't have to sympathize, but you don't have to cheerlead someone's death either.
This thread reminds me of where I grew up, to a lesser extent. Where idiots took pride and attempted to portray it as cool for murdering people, watching them be murdered, or talking about how they were murdered. Where it was supposed to be cool to not care or pretend to not care about anything or anyone. If somebody died, you act all nonchalant and/or hard as if you just didn't give an eff. I mean, if you actually cared when someone was killed, you were considered weak. It was pathetic and sad.
So, no. Don't feel sorry for them, or sympathize or show any sort of compassion because four lives were lost, because people's children, grandchildren, brothers, cousins, and/or uncles died. Don't empathize and think about how you would feel if any of these people were your brothers, or your sons that made a poor decision and it cost them. Because none of us have ever made poor decisions, right? None of us have ever driven drunk or ridden with someone who has been, right?
So, keep your outpouring of sympathy if you wish. But, don't go around shouting out in joy that someone is dead. What decent human being celebrates the death of another?
P.S. I don't know how old you are, but if this were your son or brother, I guarantee you wouldn't be trumpeting their deaths. You would be angry at them for getting themselves killed and/or causing the death of others. But, your heart would be ripped out at your loss. That is unless you're one of those type people who I mentioned above.