Well, this is the first thing I am going to touch on. There are many things that burn smoke out my ears on a wide ranging of topics and I didn’t know what to post about, or how to go about any of them. Most topics are extremely detailed and would take a lot of time, and I simply didn’t have the time (yet) to commit to a lengthy post, so I chose this topic since I just seen a few posts online that relate.
Posting images of an accident and/or posting who you think/know is in the accident and if they died; that’s the topic.
I’ll let a couple things be known about myself in relation to the topic. First, I have never lost someone close to me in an accident, nor do I know (that I recall) anyone that was in a severe accident, again, close to me. Secondly, I am not the type of person that hangs around a scene, such as, a fire, vehicle collisions, murders, public disturbance, kid wipes out on skateboard off a rail, etc.
Now with that said, I don’t see what the big deal is when people start talking amongst themselves and posting pictures online about these things. Whether it stays as a conversation piece amongst friends, or it gets shared hundreds of times, or even when the media is “guilty” of this, publicizes pictures with a preliminary article, and thousands, possibly millions see the images.
The first thing you will see in the comments is people going off about how disrespectful it is, what if this was your family member, what if, what if, what if.
Personally, and I can only try to visualize myself in the shoes of the victimized family, but who cares. I really cannot see what the big deal is. Also, when I go further into this, I am referencing the certain people related to the victim being in pictures, a car that is completely mangled (but no body shown), or whatever else similar. In my experience I have never seen bodies or blood splatter everywhere, so my experiences with what I am talking about is all in regards to “clean” pictures. It’s always a car crash after the fact, or victim family members in pictures consoling each other on the side of the road, etc.
So now with these “innocent” pictures, people will start to talk. Oh it was this person! Oh yah, well this guy who is friends with my cousin, well his Aunt says that too. Blah blah blah. You catch my drift of the dialogue that can happen when people start sharing pictures of an incident.
But again, who cares? I can tell you with utmost certainty, that if it ever happens to me that I find out on Twitter, or wherever else, I will still feel the same grief I would no matter how I found out about an incident, I’ll come right back here and let you all know. If a person is dead, your life is going to be no different if you found out on your facebook feed, or if some police(wo)man that you’ve never met comes to your door and tells you, or even if your neighbor saw the car on the news and absolutely knew it was “so and so” and came across your lawn and told ya. At the end of the day, they’re unfortunately gone; forever.