Monday, December 27, 2004
BLAME for the BLAMELESS
The natural disaster that has claimed over 50,000 lives around the Indian Ocean is already devolving into a sicko media "blame game". If they had a certain type of technology, fewer would have died, it's being reported. This type of occurence is rarer than Mt. Vesuvius erupting, but people still live there without any certain early warning technology. They could just be talking about a kind of communications system to warn the nations whose coastlines are threatened, but it wasn't in place. I'll bet one will be created soon, though this type of thing isn't likely to happen for another few hundred years, now. The extent of the damage and loss of life are staggering, and I know that the US will be on the forefront of nations offering aid and assistance. I hope the media can keep from putting blame on the US somehow for not giving away some undefined "system" or "technology", instead of asserting that the nations of the reigon didn't think it was worth buying because of the small risk of what ended up occuring. Watch the news, and tell me which version you hear reported. Remember the words "natural disaster" whenever you hear the media blame the blameless. No one is to blame for this massive loss of life. We can only pray for those touched by this tragedy.