ANSWERS: 100
  • Sure, then steal his wallet when he's still recovering.
  • Yes, I would save them, I cant sit by and watch someone drown.
  • Yes, and then let him (or anyone he knows) never forget who it was who saved him.
  • Yes. I would most definitely help that person. Besides, maybe saving them might help them get over their prejudices and discriminatory behavior.
  • Of course. A person can always become educated and lose their prejudices - but not if they are dead. I could never sit idly by and watch another human suffer and die without trying to help them.
  • I read this and thought of someone I really disliked, made by life a misery at times, could I sit with a cold beer and watch them die ??? Nope, I'd help them, maybe they would learn something, I doubt it, but I couldn't just watch.
  • yes i would, they con't do anything to me that would make them deserve death, except maybe kill me but then i wouldn't be there to save them!
  • I would help them, and if they didn't turn their act around I would use the experience as more damning evidence of them being scum.
  • IF I could swim, YES, I would save them ONLY because I'd be afraid that something bad would happen to me if I didn't. HOWEVER, I would beat them with a baseball bat after I saved them
  • Yeah, I would save them. Might just change the way they view others who are different from them. Plus I couldn't just sit back and watch someone drown.
  • Yes. Their right to live is not determined by their relationship with me.
  • Well, I have been discriminated against quite badly in my life, yet I despise no one. I can`t imagine a scenario where I would despise somebody to that point. So I guess I would help whoever is in the lake, river ocean or whatever body of water the person happens to be in.
  • Yes, I'll take being the better man for 2000, Alex.
  • I would help anyone who's in distress........except for the guy who killed or raped my daughter.
  • As much as I don't care for this person...I'm almost certain others would feel the same way about this person. However, its not for me to have a murder on my hands, eithier. I'd toss him a life saver, but thats about it. I heard if someone's drowning, they can take you down too. I couldn't risk my life because I'm loved, whereas the drowning person is an asshole, and maybe wouldn't be missed as much. ;) JK
  • Yes. I would save anyone no matter what they did to me, except my ex.
  • Of course I would try. I'm not a very strong swimmer, but I do know CPR. I couldn't just sit by and watch any living thing suffer--I would have to at least try to save them. Maybe if they were saved by someone they discriminated against they would change their heart--and you will have saved them twice!!! Good question! :D
  • at first i would think no, but then by not trying to save him/her, youre validating their reason to discriminate you. because you rise above and try to save someone who is awful to you, you are the bigger/better person.
  • yes because otherwise you'd have to suffer a massive guilt trip and also miss out on feeling hugely superior (and letting him know it), afterwards.
  • I could never stand to watch anyone or anything suffer. I have done things I never thought myself capable of (with animals.. I have never killed a human) to save an animal from cruel suffering. Wide Awake Phoenix said it best when they said that a dead person cannot learn to overcome their prejudices and be taught new ways to see things. I cannot think of anyone I would let die. Their life is not mine to take.. and how would I be any better than them inside to be capable of such a thing? The best revenge is to forget. It is healthier for the soul.
  • Without a thought. They say, two wrongs don't make a right :).
  • I would not try to help them because then there would be two people drowning. If I could throw them a life preserver, I would.
  • G'day Mans Man, Thank you for your question. Yes I would to the best of my ability given safety concerns. Hopefully, he or she would learn a lesson and behave differently in the future. Regards
  • I have not really encountered severe enough personal attacks against my race, gender, or sexuality to illicit me to allow the person to drown. However I have friends who have been. If this person said to me some of the terrible things I have seen said to them... I have to be terribly honest... I would probably watch them drown.
  • Yes, without a second thought I would help them. Being a racist is their problem, not mine. I'm not into feeling victimized. Legally, there is plenty we can do to hold others accountable for their discriminatory acts.
  • I'd save them so i could rub it in their face forever, lol.
  • niceness is a form of revenge
  • No. I can't swim.
  • Yes - just because they're an ignorant bastard, it's still a life. After I'd saved them, I'd punch them in the face for being so stupid, anyways.
  • In a heartbeat. I cannot even comprehend anyone else not doing the same.
  • Yes, even if I hated someone I wouldn't want them to die.
  • I'm not a real strong swimmer, but I would definitely help. If I couldn't swim out to him/her, I would call someone.
  • I'd make fun of them becuase they are in that situation and save them later on for further embarrasment.
  • Of course I would, without any hesitation. It could be a second chance for this person to understand what humanity is about.
  • Oh yeah ...sure. But I can't swim I might scream "Help him !!!!"
  • Regardless of how the drowning person had discriminated against me, and I despised the person, I would help him or her. If the person was a living dictator similar to Hitler or Saddam Hussein, or a vicious murderer I had seen committing murder, I might not. Most of my mind in this hypothetical scenario says "let him/her die" while a smaller part of me says "help him/her, but do whatever possible to ensure the person is caught".
  • Yes! Just because someone else makes bad decisions doesnt mean that I am going to make them too! I am a loving caring person and I will do whatever I have to do to show everyone my love!!!
  • I would sit there, quitely smoking a cigarette, watching them die slowly and enjoy every moment of the show. I would only leave once I've made sure they're dead and never coming back!
  • No matter what he discriminated again me - I happen to be an excellent swimmer. I will save him. First bring him ashore - pump out all water from his insides - then give artificial respiration if necessary. We will sort out our discrimination problems after he is well and fine.
  • I would throw them a Lifesaver. Probably a cherry one.
  • yes, I would do everything I could to save this person. If you see someone and don't help, you can be held as an accessory to murder. How could anyone live with themselves....the rest of their life, knowing someone died and they could have prevented it. Is hate this strong for us? whoa. have a cookie:
  • I Would Save him at any cost no matter what the discrimination is, If i saved this person they might just change and see in a better direction. So, I forgive whatever they have done...Just do the right thing, I mean you have to ask yourself, What he/she would have saved me? ....I think so. Have a good Day :) + Points I Give back :)
  • I'm not going to lie, I wouldn't personally help them. I may call the authorities and hope they get there in time. I'd be sitting there watching them squirm...
  • go near him make a cross simbol,hope lord forgive his soul.amen
  • Yeah I would help him but I would take a long time consuming walk to save him. I'll get there right while he's begging and pleading. In a nutshell I'll save him but he would be scared to death I might not!
  • If you wanted to be the better human being, you would. It's worth it.
  • I would like to think that I would help no matter what the person had done to me in the past. It's easy to imagine what you would do in a hypethetical scenario, what you would do in reality might not be the same.
  • No, I would not allow anyone to drown regardless of something they said or did as trivial as that. Although I have held heads underwater for major infractions.....
  • Yes, I'd do my best to help them. No matter what they may have done or said to me in the past, I'm no longer a believer in the death penalty, and wouldn't want to see the person drown. (Besides, it may help them get over their bigotry.)
  • No. I can't swim. If I could, I'd help him.
  • Would I help him drown? Not sure if I understood the question - doesn't really sound as if he needs my help. On the otherhand I might be able to help save him from drowning if that question ever comes up. I fully expect to be slapped around for this reply. +4 for question because I had fun.
  • I would help the person as long as I wasnt putting my self in harms way. I know that if I didnt I would feel so guilty, because I have morals and not doing something would go againts that. And that person would maybe have a second chance to realize the terriable things they have done or said to people.
  • Yes I would. Of course.
  • Yes I would, no matter what a life is still a life, and I couldn't live with myself knowing I could have saved a life but chose to ignore it.
  • I'd save him. When it comes to something like discrimination, I feel that even if someone doesn't treat me right doesn't mean I should be someone other than who I am because of what they've done. I'm the kind of person who would try to help just about anyone from drowning, so I would help them. Sorry if that's confusing.
  • Yes, I would and I would hope that my actions would speak much louder than his words. Perhaps saving him would result in a difference in how he sees people of my race, gender, sexuality.
  • 'sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." perhaps you should ask yourself instead, are you the type of person who would help a fellow human being? If that answer is yes, then it won't matter one whit if that person mistreated or discriminated against you. Best wishes, Chris.
  • Yes, I would because if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullshit. That person will be thinking of me every day and wondering what would have been had I not been in their life.
  • Though I cannot swim, I would throw him a line or something to grasp. After get him partially out of harms way, then were would have a nice long chat, and he would be doing the listening. If he doesn't act grateful and is still showing what a pompous bigot he is, I would give him a good shove right back into the water.
  • Drown, mother fu**er.
  • yes. because 2 wrongs dont make a right in god's eyes. but it is very hard just to "IGNORE" ppl like that...adults and teachers and parents always tel you..."just ignore them" but a person can only hold in so much.... i'd pull them out the water... then say "fuck you" you owe me, and i dont wanna hear any type of critizism from you ever again...because just remeber i saved your life when i could have let you die!
  • no, I'd say I don't help people of their kind :P I'm a vengeful bastard, what acn i say
  • For discrimination, probably... but if he were a rapist, murderer or child abuser I'm not so sure I'd step into the water.
  • Yes, this could possibly be just the thing they need to change their racist, sexist, homophobic little life! Everyone deserves a second chance! : O )
  • If saving that person, would threaten my life (like if there is a possibility that i may drown trying to save that person) then i wouldnt help him/her. But if it is not too dangerous i would probably save him/her and i wouldnt care about the past.
  • My faith in humanity is somewhat renewed by the number of posters that say they would help this person, regardless of what this person had done to them. We must all remember that, no matter what others do (or don't do), we are ultimately responsible for our own actions or inactions. The drowning person will one day answer for his behavior, whether to God or karma, or whatever. If we do not do what we know we should, we will answer for that as well, either to God or karma or conscience, or whatever. When my kids try to tell me they didn't do their chores and they should have to because the other didn't do theirs either or they tell me they are arguing/fighting because the other person did this to them or the other person didn't do something they were supposed to do, I tell them very adamantly, regardless of what their sibling does or doesn't do, they are responsible for their own chores/actions/inactions, etc. Then they both get punished.
  • I'll save that person as long as I know how to swim, I know how to swim, but I'm lack of practice. If I think we're both going to drown then I can't save him but if I'm such a good swimmer, I'll save him. It's my nature, that if I can help I will do it, though I don't like the person.
  • Yes, because come "JUDGEMENT DAY"--I don't want this person to cause me to NOT make it into paradise!!!
  • wow good question: it really depends on how bad they hurt me. if it was just a general comment, said out of stupidity , anger ect then i would likely try to see the bigger picture and try to save them, but if they really hurt them, then i dunno, i would want to see them hurt too, but knwoing me , im too caring, i probably would feel bad leting them drown, so who knows, id prob save them.
  • absolutely.
  • Yes and without hesitation.
  • Yes, because it is far sweeter revenge to know that for as long as he lives he'll know that he owes his life to "one of them."
  • well yes... no matter...how much i would despise that person...i would still help.... cuz i couldnt just let them die.. id have to help... id swim in and help... no matter how much i would hate that person... i wouldnt be able to walk away
  • Certainly! It wouldnt matter what a person has done to me. I would naturally help them regardless. I would never want to carry a guilt that i possibly let someone die!!
  • Yes, I would save them if for no other reason than as a former Marine I gave my health for their right to be a butthead. Plus as a former Red Cross lifeguard, I know how to haul them back in. Painfully.
  • Yeah to prove to them that "we" are different than their misconceptions
  • Yes. They have decided what kind of person they wanted to be long ago, and I have done the same. I would not want to change that on the fly, I would never be the kind of person who stood idly by while someone died.
  • Yes,but slowly...Allow him to go down a few times and lose consciousness.Then bring him up and perform mouth to mouth resuscitation with BIG,DEEP BREATHS,so when he awakens the first face he sees is mine(up close and personal)...
  • Yes, of course I would help him...
  • Yes unless it was either of my Brother in Laws and their wives and NO NO NO I would not even call for help.
  • die trying
  • OF COURSE=== AN OLE SAYING== STICKS AND STONES CAN HURT MY BONES, BUT NAMES CAN NEVER HURT ME. ALWAYS THINK POSITIVE AND IGNORE PREJUDISM.
  • Yes I would :)
  • oviousli..its an automatic reaction..when someones drowning infront of your eyes, you're not going to sit and think bout what they've done to you..
  • I would feel uncomphertable letting someone drown. And in someways I would be the bigger person.
  • I would have to I couldent live with myself if I didn't ....
  • Yes just so I could hold it over them forever.
  • i would. why make myself suffer for the rest of my life from guilt from not saving them when i could've? just because the discriminated against me? i mean, why not prove them wrong? after all its them that is suffering from their own discrimination because there is a reason why ppl discriminate...they are usually insecure about some aspect of themselves. someone who is happy with themselves has no reason to discriminate against others who are different...so theoretically they probably live with much pain in their heart and despise and jealousy and anger. so why not just let them live through that. and if u save them. u prove them wrong. and if they are a person who learns the wrong lessons in life then they may become more descriminatory against you because they are even more jealous and embarassed. or if they learn the right lessons they may learn not to descriminate in the future and learn something valuable about their lives
  • Only if they're willing to grab a used plunger that I can pull them out by.
  • Save them
  • yeah i'd save them. if they still discriminated against me afterwards then they are severely messed up.
  • Absolutely. No doubt about it. First of all because it's the right thing to do. And second of all because nothing could be more likely to drive that person completely up the wall -- or possibly make him/her think.
  • Yes I would, if only to show him that I am better than him. Maybe then he will change his thinking a bit about certain people and cultures.
  • My religion teaches me never to back down from helping others even if they are my bitterest enemies. I believe even if my religion didn't commanded me to do so I would do so. Because I just can't let any one die because he is not of my race, gender, religion or sexuality
  • with out a second thought..i'd be throwing whatever 'lifeline' i had available..
  • Sure. I'd toss him an anchor.
  • Absolutely not. I can't swim.

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