I don't know what you think about Iraq, I have my own veiws, which I will share at some time.
I have been troubled recently by the media. Aren't we all from time to time? I thought the shooting that happened at Virginia Tech was horrific and I really felt for the place and the people.
It's just that 30 people were shot in a university and 100's more than that died the same week in Iraq.
Have we become immune to Iraq?
:And it's true we are immune, fact is fiction TV reality and today the millions cry we eat and drink while tomorrow they die:
I remember seeing the first Live Aid in 1985 I was 15 it was very moving, but we have grown up with these images of suffering and I do believe I have become increasingly immune to the suffering of my generation around the world.
A now the media decides what should be top of the agenda, whose death is worse, the young people at Virginia Tech or the people in Iraq? Of course we know they are both as bad as each other.
I thought what happened on September 11th was horrific and the exstensive media coverage brought it home to reach, it's the first time I have cried whilst watching the news, this live drama unfolded before our eyes, we watched as the towers crumbled and knew we were watching the death of many. I do not want to detract from the horror of 9/11 but there were other people dying on that day:
24,000 people, died on 11 September 2001(and every day) of hunger
6,020 children, died on 11 September 2001(and every day) from diarrhoea
2,700 children, died on 11 September 2001 (and every day) from measles
"There were two 'Reigns of Terror' ... the one inflicted death upon a thousand persons, the other upon a hundred million..."
Mark Twain, writing about the French Revolution,in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
There is "sudden terror" which always grabs our attention and the medias attention, but there is a different terror which is "lasting terror" this is the one I believe we have become immune to.