I woke up this morning and started reading a story on a local news channel's facebook page. It is about a young journalist from the area who was captured in Libya in 2011 and released, but recently was kidnapped again in Syria. While reading the comments I was disturbed at how many of them were along the lines of "Good..serves him right for putting himself in that situation again. Let him rot" "Idiot...that will show him" "I hope none of our guys get killed trying to save this moron" etc.. *Disclaimer* PLEASE do not turn this into a political discussion...this man's situation is not the topic. Another situation on a completely different spectrum... A few days ago there was a 20 car pileup in the state due to weather conditions. A few people were taken to the hospital. Comments on this new channel's page again were things like "Idiots. They should stay home" "Probably texting" "People need to slow down". In the case of an accident a few days before that where a mother and child were in an accident during slick conditions while the mother was on her way to open a daycare center and the child had to be taken to the hospital, comments were the same. No one ELSE would have put THEMSELVES in that situation because THEY have common sense. If anything happens to anyone, it's their OWN fault! It honestly has started to sadden me as to the state of human compassion these days. Has the internet, and our ability to read and hear about everything and everyone killed our compassion? Or have people always been the same, but because people can take what they would have normally been thinking to themselves and now express it with a relative degree of anonymity, that we are just now seeing people for how they really are?