August 30, 2017

It is a good thing to see the way we do news as a mirror on ourselves. There is a lot of real time, live feeds of Hurricane Harvey where now 20 people have died. The scenes are terrible.


Flooding in Bangladesh, India and Nepal have been horrific. 1,200 have lost their lives and so much infrastructure has been destroyed.


It's the contrast between the west and the south, rich and poor. Whoever it happens to it is tragic but the contrast is between how the stories are or aren't reported. Of course we gravitate towards people and cultures similar to us and stories that bring a sense of drama especially in things that don't happen so often. Monsoons happen annually but the effect on people's lives this year is far worse than previous years. But it doesn't get the headlines because the poor don't. The poor are still with us but their story isn't able to shock us anymore.


There's the mirror and it is the kingdom that holds it up.


(Image is from Red Cross: http://blogs.redcross.org.uk/appeals/2017/08/bangladesh-people-struggle-worst-monsoon-floods-years/

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