Either this is yet another case of our society’s numbness to tragedy or this is yet another day of New Yorkers passing by their homeless…or what they THOUGHT was a homeless man sleeping on the street. But it was really a man who had just helped a woman who was being mugged keep her purse. The mugger turned to him and stabbed him several times before running off.
And even after the man was stabbed, he continued in his Superman role by pursuing the man in a high speed foot chase back down the street. Unfortunately, the unidentified superhero collapsed on the street in front of an apartment building where a surveillance camera picked up the entire incident. MSNBC show the chilling video along with other incidents throughout the country that have lead psychiatrists to come up with the term “Bystander Effect” to rationalize the stupidity and pure heartlessness of our society.
The man layed on the sidewalk for over an hour with people walking by and offering no assistance. He later died. Unusual or Normal? What do you think? Are we becoming more and more heartless? I have to admit, I was watching a commercial where a girl showed up for BET’s American Idol for gospel, Sunday Best, and her voice started to quiver as she told the camera, “I came here in these house shoes because I lost my home. I’ve lost everything and this is all that I have” and I didn’t feel the sympathy that I thought her story should’ve summoned. My feeling immediately went to, not again! How about you? Are you getting numb as the Extreme Home Makeovers and American Idols pile up?
Check out the man who senselessly died on New York city streets.