It seems that there are far too many, today, who will do anything they think they can get away with for a buck.
I call them "Pathetic, Parasitic Slimeballs..." They are some of the most heartless creeps alive on the planet, today.
Egypt is in the throes of chaotic events that will change the face of Egypt, most likely will cause great hardship and calamity for many in that great country, and very probably will spark world wide events that will affect people at every level, and possibly very negatively, at that. It is at the very least a sobering and serious time in history when our fellow human beings in Egypt are facing a crisis such as has not been seen there in a generation, and one that may turn out to be without precedent. The short term consequence could be massive suffering for many.
Yet just this morning, as I was checking my email, I discovered that, already, unscrupulous spam marketers are using the crisis to flog their pathetic wares without any sign of compassion for those who are suffering. When all the world is watching Egypt as events unfold there, some are using headlines about that very suffering to inspire those who do have an ounce of compassion to open and read their drivel with the ridiculous hope that their unethical regurgitations of bad copy will inspire a sale to a susceptible and gullible fool looking for a path to quick and painless riches... (breathe...)
Unfortunately, this is not new, nor is it uncommon. It is simply a fact, today, that ethics and even the understanding of right and wrong, legal and illegal, seems to have come down more than ever to the lowest common denominator for most - everything is legal, moral, and ethical enough as long as one does not get caught. In other words, in a world where "number one" is increasingly the only important one, as all ideas of answering to anyone higher than ourselves is discarded as irrelevant and even unscientific, this IS the kind of world we are creating.
In the words of a good friend of mine, "Woe is us..."