It is both amazing and predictable how quickly human failure can hide behind anonymity.It is likewise amazing how quickly human behaviour can change and the anonymous becomes the ‘John Doe’ when a reward is in view. From the desk of the media:
(1) “ … a car slammed into a group of people and several were killed…” A car did what ? Although in the (maybe) not so distant future cars become robots, there is as of today a real life person behind the wheel, who controls the automobile or whatever they are driving. That person becomes responsible for killing the bystanders.
(2) “… stock markets are going up or down …” – markets are inanimate concepts and they can at best respond to investors buying or selling stocks. Better, yet, investigate the reason for any excessive buying or selling and report on that.
(3) “…a fighter plane dropped bombs on unarmed civilians…”. What ? The robot plane again ? Who pulled the trigger ? A robot ? A later investigation showed that the pilot responded in kind, such as for example: “… sorry, when I dropped me bombs on that house, the civilians inside did not hide deep enough under the ground.” Or, when bombing an entire country and the civilians (WWII):”… not sorry, the 3-year old children were carrying rifles and shooting at our bomber planes…”.
(4) “… the Banks are responsible for the worldwide financial crisis …”
Well, show them, march them out, those who were responsible for taking bad investment decisions with our moneys. Hell, they are people ! People can make mistakes, and will make deliberate mistakes in their own favor and for their own gain. But, must be held responsible.
It is unacceptable for governments to reward those responsible, to bail them out or assign them knighthoods (Sir here and Sir there) for what they did to the public.