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I sure hope not. I didn't want my first post after a long hiatus to be about this, but I can't help it. Is anyone else feeling anxious about this?

I know there is nothing I can do about it if terrorists decide to end the world to usher in their own "reward," but damn, some days it feels hazardous just to get out of bed.
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In the wake of the tragedy that has befallen thousands of members of our human family, all I can do is stare at the images and pray. It is at times like these that everyday things seem incredibly trivial, and when true human nature comes out in full force.

I am constantly praying for everyone affected by this, especially children, because I can't imagine how scared they must be right now. I feel helpless, and even after donating to the Red Cross, I wish there was more I could do. By the way, Raph and I donated to the Red Cross through his employer, who is matching donations. That's a good way of increasing the value of your donation, especially if you can't afford to give huge sums of money, which is the case for many of us.

I came across this article, and my only thought was, well, didn't take them long. Racist assholes abound everywhere, and it's apparently "human interest" to distinguish looters from survivors in this way. As if we wouldn't notice. Bastard media. Would it be too much to ask that instead of focusing on things like this, the media helps victims get in touch with their loved ones? Maybe they could use the air time to expose as many people as possible, so that those loved ones watching the TV desparately trying to spot an uncle or cousin or parent might catch a glimpse letting them know they are at least alive?

Is it too much to ask that the media for once put aside bullshit like commenting on the torn fabric of humanity and show some humanity themselves for a change?

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