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Batman Could Help the People of Colorado

Updated on July 25, 2012

Aurora Colorado

People of Aurora will never be the same
People of Aurora will never be the same | Source

Movies Bring in So Much Money

The final Batman movie may bring in billions of dollars in movie ticket sales. The victims of the movie shooting in Aurora, Colorado will suffer forever. It would seem incumbant on our society to help one another get through this, not just for today, but far into the future.

The Victims of the Colorado Movie Massacre

Lives were shattered a little after midnight on July 20, 2012, when a lone gunman fired upon innocent people anxious to see the last installment of the Batman movie trilogy. Twelve people were killed, and 59 others were injured. The other victims, those that did not suffer physical injuries are probably suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Recuperation Takes a Long Time

Many of the people who are still in hospitals recovering, have no medical insurance. Some will be paralyzed and will need lifelong care for their injuries. There is likely to be so many changes to their activities of daily living. Their homes may have to be redesigned to accomodate their needs. In addition, the psychological toll this takes on people is too great to mention.

The Aftermath of Having To Go On

Everyone who experienced that event, even those in the adjoining movie theatre has some psychological affect from it. The relatives and friends of the victims are affected too. Loved ones grieve for the people they lost. Loved ones must figure out how to readjust their lives as they painstakingly care for those that need to recuperate. Long after this fades into the memories of us all, these people will be dealing with the aftermath of having to go on.

What Would it Cost Warner Bros

Perhaps, Warner Brothers and Batman movie director, Christopher Nolan will think about the people of Aurora and give a portion of their profits to help these people, whose lives are forever changed.

What would it hurt them to provide a lifetime of monetary support to the people who will never walk again?

What would it hurt to help provide a better quality of life for these victims ?

What would it hurt to set up one or several foundations in the names of those who lost their life that night?

What would it hurt to use some of the proceeds towards helping people with mental illnesses, so that perhaps, the next person who might do such a heinous thing has sought help and this is all averted?

Warner Bros - a Selfish Interest or a Selfless Act

Altruism is the selfless act of helping another. It is motivated by the desire to help someone else.

Watching the news about the Batman movie massacre, and other similar events causes us to experience personal distress, and brings up anxiety and fear.

We also feel sympathy and compassion for the people who must endure these type of events. This leads to altruistic acts to help people.

Should Warner Bros. donate some of their profits, it would show they feel connected to other people, not just in an attempt to get us to pay to see their movie, as in a selfish interest, but connected to people in a time of need and thereby showing a selfless act.

Evolutionary thinking suggestions that some form of helping people who are close to us, is natural for the survival of our genes. But society as a whole, has an obligation to help people, even if we don’t know them personally.

We Can Only Ask and Hope They Will Be a Shining Example

Sometimes people help others for perceived rewards.

Sometimes the rewards are emotional.

Sometimes they are for fame and glory.

Sometimes people help others to relieve their own distress at watching the victims suffer.

Empathy also motivates us to alleviate another person’s suffering.

We can’t know if Warner Bros., Christopher Nolan, and the cast and crew of Batman would feel compelled enough to donate some of the profits from the movie.

We can only ask, and hope that they will be a shining example to humanity.


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      Tamarajo 5 years ago

      It would be the "good" thing to do as in donating money to the victims but does Hollywood care about altruism or entertainment? I guess we will see.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Hi Toknowinfo, A Wonderful Hub, with such Emotional Thoughts...The people of Aurora have our Sad, Heartfelt Sympathy. I understand Christian Bale has already gone to the Hospital and seen many of the Victims...Hopefully they will Donate, Hollywood can certainly afford to.

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      WOO HOO!! I just heard it as well.

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      toknowinfo 5 years ago

      Hey everyone, I just heard a few minutes ago, on the news, that they are making a donation! I haven't heard any details yet. It is good to know they will help these people out

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I was thinking the same thing as I've watched the pain and suffering of those at the movie and loved ones of those there. Wouldn't it be great if they did the right thing. I will pray they will help out. Great hub.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend great and well written hub which portrays a great idea and feeling . We need to pray for those who lost their life and to for their families has well .

      Well done ! Vote up and more !!!

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      Kristy Sayer 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      This is a really interesting hub, I do hope that the poor families receive some compassion - money doesn't fix anything, but it can lessen the blow of losing a Mum or a Dad or a loved one.

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      toknowinfo 5 years ago

      Thanks Billy, I hope you will pass it along, so maybe the idea can become a reality.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A wonderful idea and sentiment. Well done my friend! It says a lot about you that you would write such a selfless article.