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People are huge hypocrites!!!

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When episode three came, everybody was complaining on how they hated ben and wanted him to die. They failed to realize he was trying to help the group. Episode four comes along and ben tries to sacrifice his life. 78% of people saved him instead.
During the first two episodes, people were complaining how duck was a burden to the group. Episode three comes and everybody is depressed because duck died.
Why do people act this way?????? :confused:

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  • @CTCCoco said: I didn´t want to kill him like that, It´s a fast decision and I choose to save him, but I still hate him for the death of Doug / Carley specially, and all his faults.

    BTW, when you don´t like somebody you kill him? Wow.

    It's not for not liking him. It's because he's a MAJOR LIABILITY to the group. He can't perform the simplest of tasks. He puts everyone else in danger. It's a survival situation, not just a day at the office.

  • @Rommel49 said: Pretty much how I see it; I may not like myself for it, but at the end of the day, if one guy is repeatedly putting the entire group at risk, it might be time to send that guy packing.

    As the old saying goes, a chain's only as strong as its weakest link, and Ben's proven to be a pretty damn weak link.

    Posted almost simultaneously. Agreed.

  • @skepticalguy90 said: There comes a point at which Ben becomes such a huge liability that having him around at all is a detriment to the group AKA the hatchet incident. He may mean well, but he is an idiot and hurts the group badly.

    You make is sound as if killing his is the only way to expel him from the group. It's a faulty dilemma.

    I can agree with everything you say and it still doesn't necessitate I kill him.

    In theory, I could kick him out of the group or just leave the group, as two other possibilities.

  • Ben is a liability. I saved him because I could. If people voted to kick Ben out, then I would leave him. Unless that happens, he's part of the group, and I'm not murdering him.

    Ben killed a lot of people and endangered others, so the group was right to vote. Clem wanted Ben to stay, and Lee isn't going to cross her over that. It's more important to Lee to keep Clem intact than it is to punish Ben. If Kenny wants to vote against Ben, that's fine.

    At the time Ben was endangered, no decision had been reached on him, so he was part of the group and it was right to save him if I could.

  • Nope I've said, even though I hate him I would save him if he was about to die.

    I'm a man of my word. Now Ben owes me his entire life.

  • Felt like total shit for letting go, even though both he AND Kenny let me know it was alright. Poor bastard broke his legs to get eaten at the bottom of the tower...

  • @firedog122 said: When episode three came, everybody was complaining on how they hated ben and wanted him to die. They failed to realize he was trying to help the group. Episode four comes along and ben tries to sacrifice his life. 78% of people saved him instead.
    During the first two episodes, people were complaining how duck was a burden to the group. Episode three comes and everybody is depressed because duck died.
    Why do people act this way?????? :confused:

    I'm actually glad for the hypocrisy in this case. Because if you think about it, despite the animosity or disgust these people feel for Ben, they're willing to save his life despite their personal feelings.

    I was quite happy when statistics show over half of people chose to save Ben. It makes feel a lot better about the human race. I'm a bit of a cynic when it comes to people and this kind of gives me newfound optimism. So if a ZA were ever to occur at least I still know that there's people out there willing to reach out to their fellow man.

  • @Red Panda said: You make is sound as if killing his is the only way to expel him from the group. It's a faulty dilemma.

    I can agree with everything you say and it still doesn't necessitate I kill him.

    In theory, I could kick him out of the group or just leave the group, as two other possibilities.

    With that guy's survival skills, if he leaves the group, he is as good as dead.

    And honestly, it's easy to get caught up in the emotions behind saving him vs. letting him go. However, when you're in a situation like that, you've got to consider the safety of the group and the girl that you are protecting and whose life you are responsible for.

    The other factor that doesn't really come into account is that Carley/Doug's death as well as Kat and Duck's are fresh in the group's mind. I know that it is an unintended side effect of the episodic format, but would as many people be as forgiving if they played the series for the first time all in a row?

  • It's not really hypocrisy. People constantly say what they don't mean when speaking out of anger.

    I dropped Ben, but only because he asked me to. I mean it. If he hadn't looked me right in the eye and begged for his heroic sacrifice, I would have pulled him up without hesitation. I also would have let Kenny smash his face in a little. Can't let him completely off the hook.

  • I save him because Clementine forgave him. Simple as that.

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