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AOL face transplant surgery poll and my thoughts on American compassion - One person's lack of compassion does not equal another's comfort.
One person's lack of comprehension does not equal another's consent.
AOL face transplant surgery poll and my thoughts on American compassion
The following poll conducted by AOL suggests about 2/3 of those polled don't have a problem with the recently experimental face transplant patient signing a movie deal.

Supposedly 50% of this country voted for Bush, and about an equal number of people who would vote for Bush would also vote for restrictive laws that require compassion for others to oppose, such as gay marriage/civil unions and stem cell research etc.

My conclusion? The difference between these figures *would* be intriguing were I to believe that AOL polled only Americans. However, this is not the case. AOL polls worldwide so I suspect that the 36% opposed is comprised mostly of the discompassionate right wing 50% of voting Americans.

Do you have ethical concerns about her movie deal?
No 64%
Yes 36%
Would you see the movie?
No 62%
Yes 38%
Total Votes: 51,824

Please also note that of those polled about the same percentage who had ethical concerns about the movie deal WOULD go to see the movie. Coincidence? I don't think so!

I think the sort of "compassionate" person who would side with the person who needed the surgery to eat and talk properly would be too disturbed by the thought to easily see a film about it. I voted that I would see the film but on second thought I'm even not so sure about that. I'd certainly not vouch for being able to sit through the entire film without taking a break or closing my eyes.

My question would be, is this country REALLY made up of so many discompassionate people or could it really be that the more compassionate Americans resist voting in polls and presidential elections?


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love_thief From: love_thief Date: December 10th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
What are the ethical concerns about a movie deal? She probably has a lot of medical bills to pay, yes? I don't know, I consider myself a mostly compassionate person, and I don't see what's wrong with it. I probably wouldn't see the movie though, it sounds like something Lifetime would put out (boring and sentimental). I'd see it if it were a documentary though... that might be interesting. If a little nausea-producing.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: December 12th, 2005 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)
browneyedgirl65 From: browneyedgirl65 Date: December 11th, 2005 08:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I dunno if there's ethics per se, but it sounds about as uninteresting a movie subject as I can think of offhand. As Winteress says, maybe as a documentary, but as a movie?

Screw the ethics, it's just one of the dumber ideas I've heard. Movie'll probably flop.

As for medical bills, she's in France. As I understand it, her health care system pays for most if not all of it.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: December 12th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Wait, she just gave an interview to a newspaper and asked that the press please leave her alone, and now she's trying to do a movie deal? Crikey.

Oh... eesh. It was signed 3 months before the surgery

Re medical bills, no bills, but also no work for a while.
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