Wednesday, June 08, 2005

A little bit of perspective

There are people dying in Ethiopia over elections, Israel and Palestine constantly have trouble with each other, civilians are dying everyday in Iraq, Europe is having its problems having its constitution ratified.

However further to the west of the Atlantic Ocean, the stories which seem to be making PRIMETIME news in America are

* A woman who ran away from her wedding
* Trial of a black/caucasian self styled King of Pop
* Someone who is missing from home (and since there is a possibility of such occurences happening everyday, the same story can be circulated with a different face)

Why does such micro news whet the appetites of general Americans?

It's easy being shut off from the rest of the world, not so easy opening up and embracing other people's suffering. I wonder what it would take to get a little bit of perspective of life in general, in this land of milk and honey, and maybe get people to think about something other than suburban houses and cars.

For proponents of this life who say that their way of living atleast doesnt harm others, I feel they are mistaken. It's this ignorance of the world in general that elects governments such as the present one, which in turn can act in impunity and defiance to satisfy their greed and intolerance.

4 comments:

rouble said...
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rouble said...

I couldnt agree with you more. Sometime I feel 911 made some ppl sit up and realise that terrorism can happen in USofA too, as it affects other countries as in eg. India where everyday people still die in the name of religion.

Urban Chick said...

someone ran away from their wedding????? jeeez!!! where/when/who/how??

i NEED to know!!

and who is this black/Caucasian pop star guy? intriguing...

p.s. i'm joking (of course)

bluesman said...

Hey Urban chick,

No chance for us seeing you in the news right ;)