- Aug 5, 2002
- Silicon Valley
Reread my post. I never say it is ok to proceed. I said it is impossible to see if you stepped onto something until you did. When you are squeezed by 300 other people around you, you have no control over where you move, it's call momentum. There is no difference whether it is in a temple, in a riot, in a theater fire, or in a job fair. When a mass is trying to run into a tight bottleneck and someone fell, it is impossible for a couple individual at the choke point/bottleneck to stop and he/she cannot see that someone fell and stop until it is too late. The poor guy is not the only one who got stomp on, many other people fell but luckily didn't die. The only things wrong about this is the concept of door buster and the way Walmart didn't put enough crowd control to prevent this from happening. It's almost like they want this to happen to encourage irrational shopping behavior in the store. Have you ever been to a very crowded place? Not everywhere is rural like where you live. If you are so good about stopping why don't you try to push 300 people back when they are trying to push you down, or play tug of war with 300 people. If you can stand against them I will give you a gun so you can shoot those 300 people.
Originally Posted By: kingrob
So you're saying that if you're part of the crowd that brakes through the locked door, then it's ok to proceed even after you know you just helped kill someone? Mob mentality is no defense. If you were trying to protect yourself from injury you wouldn't be part of the "herd" to begin with.