I'm just curious that there's been virtually no discussion of what is probably going to turn out to be the greatest disaster (in terms of lives lost) that many will have seen in our lives to this point.
The toll is already more than ten times that of 9/11.
Why is that?
Is it just to large a disaster for us to comprehend and discuss?
Does it shake our confidence in the apparent security of life?
Why does the main focus seem to be on what 'celebrities' have died rather than the horrific magnitude of the disaster in poverty stricken areas like Galle and Aceh?
The toll is bigger than 9/11 because unless you drop an atomic bomb on a city like new york, you can't kill that many people. Terrorists just don't have that sort of power yet.
I think it is very hard to comprehend. Its like anything in life. If you havn't experienced it, you can understand it. Matabele, you may have a vague idea due to your upbringing and death and destruction of your contry but we havn't. We live very shelterd lives here in Australia so understanding the inormity and devistation this will cause the already underprivilaged counties is hard for many of us.
It doesn't shake my confidence in life. In fact death is life. If you live, expect to die, its un-avoidable. The confidence shakers comes from the realisation that when you go, you may no be able to say goodbye to those you love. Death can be so sudden and that what people get scared about. You may not see it coming.
I saw a snippet of ET yesterday. Saying that Jet Lee (actor in "The One" and various other movies) was holidaying in the Muldives and is OK after running to higher ground in a hotel suit. It disgusts me that a person can put prioroty on a persons life. I would much rather hear of a hollywood star dying than a 6 year old child who watched his whole family get swept away in the waters.
This is not a topic to debate byso, its a topic to disguss amongts each other because no one is right or wrond in a situation like this. Theirs only sadness.