Yeah it was outside of Winnipeg. The new western way is, ignorance is bliss. If it doesn’t concern you, don’t get involved. The whole stop snitchin thing and so on. It’s all bullcrap, nobody cares for their fellow human anymore.
It’d be a lot easier to get involved if the government wasn’t hell-bent on disarming its citizens. If I had a gun, a guy like that would be dead. If I had a knife… more of a question mark. My bare hands? Not likely.[/quote]
You’re telling me that one of the 37 other passengers couldn’t have gotten behind the guy with the knife?
Noone had a hardcover book, lunch box, thermos, umbrella, purse, etc that could have been used to club him from a bit of a distance? How about the fire extinguisher that was probably at the front of the bus?
This was one guy, described as “calmly stabbing the victim” by one of the other passengers. He was most likely not a heavy weight contender, nor an experienced knife fighter.
He apparently was pretty intent on his victim. One person probably could have done something, at least to distract the guy while help was called. Two or three people working together almost certainly could have overtaken him from one angle or another.
I didn’t really have a point. I heard the story on the radio and thought of it when I saw this thread. Not all of us are up to being heroes, but not all of us are irredeemable assholes. We can’t generalize.
I’d like to think I would have done something but you never know until you’re there. I’m sure some people “understand” how shocked or scared the other passengers were, but that understanding should not be misconstrued in your own minds as an excuse for condoning this as an acceptable level of human behavior.
I personally think we are more than the days that are numbered for us in the here and now, and living a few days right is better than living many wrong.