Just call it “Evolution in action.”
Hike in bear country, expect to see bears.
Bike in islamonut country, expect to be a target.
Reminds me somewhat of Chris McCandless and thinking he could survive alone in the wilderness of Alaska with no help whatsoever. Even the legendary Richard Proenneke took help and measured risks.
Add it to the list: the girl who tried to hitch-hike to Syria to show us, show us all, that those poor muslims were just misunderstood, and ended up raped and knifed in a ditch in Turkey. The girl who married a “refugee” somewhere in Scandinavia, and ended up dismembered. And on and on and...
Leftism is a symptom of a pervasive mental disorder, which has as a main characteristic a profound developmental paucity. A major component of this developmental lack is the type of egocentrism found in typical 7-year-olds i.e. the idea that everyone thinks and feels exactly like the subject does.
There are an increasing number of studies managing to make it past Leftist-academic censorship, which provide evidence that those whose beliefs lean Left, are in fact mentally deficient in some manner. If I worked in the mental health field (and could be sure the paper would be published), I think there was a good subject for a monograph in there.
My favorite story is the snowflake who hitched around the ME to prove Arabs were not violent. LOL.
The liberal mindset only flourishes in places that conservative values keep Evil men in check. Liberalism is a self correcting problem as this story demonstrates.
Everybody that voted socialist should be required to spend 6 months in a socialist country, and everyone who has a coexist bumper sticker needs to spend two months in each region that each symbol represents.
But... none would survive.
Georgetown stopped being top-notch when it, a Jesuit school, hired Drinan, a pro-abortion priest and former Congresscritter.
Great post.Sums it up very well. The poor sad starry eyed worker drones...didnt have a clue bout real life and when they were disappointed in their working conditions went on a mindless adventure...paid for it by their lives.
Live and learn. Or, as in this case, die and learn.
A lot of fresh college graduates take a year to see the world while they are still young before embarking on their careers. It’s not a bad idea - the young can experience travel in a way retirees will never be able to. But taking some common-sense precautions is a good idea, and pretending that all people everywhere are well-intentioned is a bad idea.
>>You read the papers and youre led to believe that the world is a big, scary place, Mr. Austin wrote. People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil.
I dont buy it. Evil is a make-believe concept weve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind.<<
Well, you showed US.
I saw this and thought "Hey, that is great. I love it when people can do things like that..." but then I reached that quote, and saw that these people are seriously deluding themselves.
That is a fundamental cleavage point between Leftists and Conservatives.
Leftists believe this crap, that evil is a "construct", all people are good, and only Poverty, Ignorance, and Disease (PID) cause people to do things that we see as "evil". If all those things could be fixed, there would be no evil.
Conservatives believe that evil DOES exist. And the founders believed that too, which is why they constructed the Constitution the way they did, in an attempt to account for that.
These people are deluded. I hope for a safe journey for them, but for that to happen, they need to take evil into account...or be lucky. These are the kinds of idiots who think hiking mountains in Iran is a wonderful thing, and are surprised to find out that there are people who want to do them harm.
Sigh. I couldn’t even finish the article before posting.
Now I see I didn’t have to.
Evil is very real. Hope these crackpots don’t have to find that out the hard way.
A pair of Darwin Award winners.
Nothing that hasn’t been done many times over the evolution of history.
“..good folks who will recognize your helplessness and recognize that you need assistance in one form or another and offer it in spades.
Maybe, but it takes only one rotten apple to ruin your day.
One day, she came home and announced that she was travelling to the Middle East to "Help Orphaned Children". By herself. With no plan. No one waiting to meet her. No guide, and not speaking any Arabic languages.
Just her good looks, charming naivety, and her parents' money. What could go wrong?
A noble thought, to be sure, but one destined to end in certain disaster. Reason wouldn't work. Mrs WBill and her other roommates could not talk her out of it. Parents/family were called and flew in to dissuade her (as a last resort), things got ugly quickly, and she moved out.
We heard later that she wound up living in some sort of communal arrangement in Vermont. But, at least she was still living.
Hear Audrey Hepburn sing "Moon River" (a .MP3 file).
Moon River, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you're going I'm going your way.
Two drifters off to see the world.
There's such a lot of world to see.
We're after the same rainbow's end--
waiting 'round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.
© 1961 Paramount Music Corporation, ASCAP