Of course its not illiegal for him not to help......if HAD to help he would be under arrest right now? Thats a stupid a.ss argument. Common sense tells us all that it was his right not to help......we are not arguing the law we are arguing moral obligation. However if you can argue it was his right not to help, it was also her right to seek better shelter was it not. I'm not exusing the mother from her actions......never once have I stated that her children dying was not her fault..........not once..........nor have I endorse the man leaving his home to find the children in the water. Ive only made the argument on what a better man would have done.....as most men who are better men in this thread have all agreed with......
And perhaps I am focused on the point of the interaction of the man and the woman......to me that's the siginificant part of the whole story, thier interaction......thats the one thing you people have not talked about...in fact you have talked ALL AROUND that specific important aspect of this story.......all about what the woman should not have done, what she could have done, and what the man was in the right to do......but neither have addressed the story of the man coming to the door and closing the door back in the womans face.........none of you.......and the only reason your not touching it is because you know that makes your whole argument bogus. Thats the only thing I honestly care about it......If it was me, regardless of how she got there......I would very cautiously allow her help by opening my door and letting her and her kids in(if they were indeed with her)........to me thats what most people would have done.....I dont think any one has made an argument that is not somehow responsible for the tragedy...but when that man chose to ignore her please and look the other way......he then became a part of that tragedy and deserves every bit of backlash he recieves. He had the opportunity to be a better person and he chose to be the selfish one......for that he gets no sympathy or consideration.....just as you choose to give the woman none........
No one is ignoring that fact, just like you think that interaction was significant, we feel her being out in the Hurricane was more significant to the kidsí death. Youíre still arguing opinion and youíre using a different man to do so. The man that is getting backlash didnít even open the door!!!!!
Whoís to say what a better man is? You donít know what that person has to lose. If he went into that water and risked his life saving someone elseís responsibility and died in failing to help, what would you tell that mans kids? Oh daddies a hero because he died trying to save kids? You think the kids are going to give two fu*ks why their dad died; all theyíre going to care about is being fatherless, and why would their father leave them to help someone elses kids. I donít know about anyone else here but I live my life for myself and those close to me and thatís it. If I were in a situation to help someone without risking myself I would do so, AFTER a.ssessing my safety. I will not put myself at risk for anyone other than those that are close to me, to me THAT is selfish.
Why couldnít the mother go after her kids when they were swept away? You expect someone else to, but not their mother? Why would she bring a 2 and 4 year old out in a hurricane in the first place? One hasnt mastered walking yet, and the other has no significant idea what danger is? How could they be in that position to help themselves if something were to happen to the mother? Thats the question no one is answering.
Which of the 5 stories is the truth?
You look for any loop-hole to bring race into something, and its people like you that perpetuate racism by doing so. Itís still alive, on both sides of the ball. Not everyone is racist and not every situation is defined by race. Race baiters like yourself fail to realize that because then youíll be out of a internet job. I came in here to say R.I.P. to the kids, but then seen all your bullsh*t posted.