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And the ugliest side of humanity during the coronavirus

Discussion in 'Ethics & Morality' started by Fantine, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Fantine

    Fantine Dona Quixote Supporter

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    COVID-19: Texas official suggests elderly willing to die for economy

    Then The Federalist chimes in: Writer For 'The Federalist' Suggests Social Distancing To Save People's Lives May Not Be Worth Economic Costs

    Then Brett Hume chimes in.

    Where were these people when government inaction and lack of tests and of protective equipment put many more American lives in jeopardy than would have been had we adopted the very successful South Korean approach?

    We are seniors, successful and comfortable enough to have suffered setbacks in the stock market, but also seniors to see that if the wealthy and businesses are worried about the poor being unprotected they should give back their tax cuts and enact sensible reforms---not tell their grandparents to commit passive suicide!!!

    The seniors I know who are retired lead happy and purposeful lives. They are the heart of many volunteer and church ministries, sometimes several at a time--I know I am.

    They are loved and cherished by children and grandchildren whom they love and cherish in return.


    My response to those who suggest that older people should be "happy" to die to improve the economy is:

     
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  2. Fantine

    Fantine Dona Quixote Supporter

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  3. thecolorsblend

    thecolorsblend If God is your Father, who is your Mother?

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    Ordinarily, Boomers prefer that other people die for their money. So I kind of admire some of them for living (dying?) up to their own example.

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  4. royal priest

    royal priest debtor to grace

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    I thought the ugliest side was the people dressing like CDC and Red Cross and robbing homes at gunpoint.
    As far as whether to quarantine for the sake of our well-being, that's not even an illegitimate concern.
     
  5. Fantine

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    Do you seriously think that Hume, Patrick and the Federalist writer were really planning on taking their own advice?
    And, BTW, I demonstrated against the recent wars and opposed the Trump tax cuts.
     
  6. Ricky M

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    We were told thousands of years ago that it would get like this.

    We shouldn't be surprised.

    And it will get worse.
     
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  7. DamianWarS

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    If the economy suffers greatly because of this then far greater amount of people will suffer than the virus alone and the model of saving lives through things like lock down restrictions eventually will have diminishing returns when compared to the negative impact this will play on the economy and suffering through that.

    If we focus on the economy and save it then it will always be criticised it was the wrong focus. If we focus on the virus imposing heavier restrictions and beat the virus at the expense of the economy it will be criticised for being the wrong focus.

    Basically we don't know the future, but we need to react on what is around us rather than what might be. One problem at a time.
     
  8. Strathos

    Strathos No one important

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    What they don't realize is that letting a lot of people die will hurt the economy even worse.
     
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  9. Kessa

    Kessa I'd rather be a mermaid

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    I've heard the phrase "love of money is the root of all evil" but I never knew how deadly serious that was. People are seriously advocating others expose themselves to the virus and die so wealthy corporations can make money? That is so selfish. It doesn't seem that strange though compared to just a week ago people partying on the beaches and crowding in restaurants despite bans. It seems like callousness and a lack of compassion are seen as virtues by many people now. :weary:
     
  10. variant

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    Trying to get everyone to risk their lives, and the lives of their loved ones on a daily basis while hospitals are overrun isn't going to go as smoothly for the economy as the federalist thinks.
     
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