Do you think that all the six people in James Patrick Kinney’s poem The cold within were unaware of the consequences of their discrimination?
It looks more plausible that the six persons were actually unaware that they won’t be able to survive the cold. The very thought of death would have probably made people forget their discrimination against each other. Everyone wants to live at any cost. If they knew that they would be frozen to death, they would have cared to keep the fire burning, I guess.
Each man was so consumed by hatred, racism, self-centeredness and arrogance that they remained unaware of the self destructiveness of their actions.