Originally Posted by The4OfUs
Yeah, I guess there's no way around that, is there? Can you discuss the danger or merit of something without judging it? I mean, it's not really a "choice" is it, if it's the only way you have to get your family around...but that doesn't make it any less dangerous.
ETA: Thinking more, why can't we talk about something being dangerous without judging the people who are doing it? Perhaps not from an OMGZ way, but a "man, that sucks" way.
Well to talk about how much more dangerous it is, is to me stating the obvious. And it's just the tip of the iceberg... our shock and horror at something as simple as how most people transport themselves and their children really just speaks to how sheltered we are here in the First World, yk? The OP said most ppl are happy to get a bowl of rice each day. It's a different life.
And when you look at how we hoard too many resources and how we have actively created the poverty that exists in the Third World to benefit ourselves, it makes it all the more ridiculous to talk about dangers there, yk? It would be like someone coming in and stealing all my stuff and then sitting around with their friends making observations about how I don't have this, don't have that, etc.
Absurd, kwim? I would find it wrong whether they were clucking in judgment or remarking about 'poor her, how sad.' Either way it's ironic in a very deeply twisted way, yk?