Moral Test

Moral Test
Be honest,

This test only has one question, but it’s a very important one. By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally.
The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision. Only you will know the results, so remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous.

You are in Florida , Miami to be specific.
There is chaos all around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding. This is a flood of biblical proportions.
You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper, and you’re caught in the middle of this epic disaster.
The situation is nearly hopeless.
You’re trying to shoot career-making photos.
There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water.
Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury.

Suddenly you see a man in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris. You move closer.
Somehow the man looks familiar. You suddenly realize who it is.
It’s Barrack Obama, and that the raging waters are about to take him under forever.

You can save the life of Barrack Obama or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world’s most powerful socialists bent on the “change” of America .

Here’s the question, and please give an honest answer.

“Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?”

6 thoughts on “Moral Test

  1. Honestly, I would just try to save him from the water. As hippie as it sounds, a photo is not worth more than a man’s life, regardless of his political science. I couldn’t condemn one’s life to death by my own hand or inaction (unless of course we were talking about a case of self-defense or the defense of loved ones).

    Perhaps many will disagree and this reply will condition me for a ripe crucifixion.

  2. Classic Black & White.
    If a person is in danger to the point of imminent loss of life, it is assumed as allowable by law that substantial risk exists to place an individual in harm sufficient of injury or death. The individual has a lawful right of not being obligated to place themselves in a position where sufficient peril exists that may cause harm to themselves by their own actions as a reasonable and prudent person believes.

  3. But if it’s Obama, why isn’t he walking on the water?! He said he’d be The One who’d heal the planet and make the waters of the sea recede.

  4. Simple Black and white. After all O is a simple person of Black and White parentage. As far as saving him; I’m sure that he understands that no citizen should place themselves in danger. That is why we have emergency responders and Mr O. obviously ignored all the mandated evacuation.

  5. Flasawdust,
    The QUESTION is: “Would I select high contrast color film, or would I go with the classic simplicity of black and white?”

    Of course I would go with the classic simplicity of black and white. The best of the photo process for such an esteemed individual, by all means!

    The question and the option are not action related, relative to the morality of the situation!

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