Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: In a California Ghost Town
What kind of emotionally bankrupt person would videotape such a tragedy in the first place? Perhaps there might have been hope of a rescue, which would have resulted in a happy video, but I would have destroyed it if I had been taping it for that reason and it turned out as it had. I wouldn't even be able to look at it again, let alone put it on Youtube.
In July I was returning along the coastal highway from Bodega Bay in the early evening and had to stop for a roadblock. Someone had evidently been washed out to sea, and they were using helicopters with those baskets they lower on a cable, and divers, and people were getting out of their cars to photograph it. I was the very first car in the line, so I had the best opportunity to view the whole procedure, and I wouldn't even look. Except to take note of all the gawkers photographing the basket with the person in it. That could have been a corpse. They should have been grateful it wasn't them, not gloating over someone else's tragedy and photographing it. Why would anyone want to preserve such a horrible memory in pictures? What in the hell is wrong with people?