My answer to If we traveled back in time a 1000 years. What diseases & illness do we have now that they didn't and …
Answer by Desmond Last:
1000 years ago they did not have the disease or illness called ‘voyeuristic apathy’.
This condition is particular post Facebook.
Our children watch other children being blown apart in Aleppo by the opposing politics of Obama and Putin.
What do we say to our children who watch this daily nightmare on their Facebook videos , on YouTube or the nightly news.
‘Its OK children’ Is that what we say?
This is a condition that did not exist 1000 years ago. In fact as recently as 1939–1945 we went to war as a ‘United World’ to protect children and civilians from the brutality of Adolph Hitler. Now we all sit and watch and do nothing.
We know it is horrific. We know it is illegal. We know we do not want our children to die that way.
Why then do we accept it? It is a disease that did not exist 1000 years ago and it has spread throughout the whole world.
It is called ‘voyeuristic apathy’.