Thursday, July 07, 2005

just sad

Ever since I heard the news from London this morning, I've been overwhelmed by an intense feeling of sadness. Well, sadness, anger, frustration. Stepping up security everywhere isn't going to prevent these kinds of attacks from happening, that's like putting a band aid on a severed limb. The root of the problem needs to be addressed and right now, you know that the G8 leaders aren't talking about poverty and peace.

Violence breeds violence. What's happened in London is truly horrible and my heart breaks for those folks who have been injured and for the families of the people who have been killed. There is something though that just boggles my pea-brain about the way that the media is dealing with it. Why so much? Bombings like this happen almost every day now in Iraq. Dozens of people get killed, military personnel and civilians and you hear almost nothing about it, and this happens every single day. All over the planet, every day, people are dying from neglect and war and hunger and it's not on every channel or printed in all the papers. What about the folks who either plain old don't have access to good health care or, can't afford what is available? I'm not trying to belittle what happened in London, because it's a tragedy, but I'm also pissed off that most of the pain and suffering in the world is completely preventable but is allowed to just happen without anyone shining a light on it and offering to help.

Hopefully, the G8 leaders will pull their collective head out of their ass and will figure out a way to bring peace and dignity back to the planet.

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