While I'm all for enlightenment and tolerance, something tells me the lives of these victims are not going to change.
One problem is that Afghanistan, as a country has been in a constant state of exploitation by some country or the other. Most of their forests are gone, most of their water goes to other countries naturally. Its pretty much a s**thole that needs massive amounts of money and terraforming to work correctly. Why would anyone do that?
When the people have nothing else to think about other than survival, which part of the brain do you think is most active? If it were for the cerebral cortex, most people in Afghanistan would be dead by now. With primitive instincts come primitive actions and morality.
The reason being, no one has actually cared about them. Not now, not in the past. Now that these people are accessible to the outside world, they'll be exploited by the media and then by charities. Countries will use them on posters to showcase the social change they're trying to bring about in these 'uncivilized' countries.
Its not only this one country. Its the same case in Africa, and it was the same case with Asia a few decades back. No one wants to help anyone as long as there's nothing to exploit.
In the end its all just a political game. Nothing more. The exploitable value of an alive victim is a lot more than a dead one, thats all.
Edited by proton007 - 10/5/13 at 9:35pm