posted on May, 13 2008 @ 07:04 AM
In the last week we have had 2 major catastrophes. The cyclone in Burma that could possibly kill over 200,000 people.
The earthquake in China that has killed 12,000 so far but I fear it is just the tip of the iceberg.
This is just in the last week. In the meantime, we had some tornadoes kill 22 people in the Midwest US
). It didn't even make a blip on the radar due to the other tragedies. We have wildfires in Florida
that have the Gov declaring a state of emergency (www.cnn.com...
). Both of these stories would have
been huge headlines just a year or two ago.
US casualties have surpassed the 4,000 mark. Reports of over 600,000 dead Iraqi's. Reports of 5,000,000 orphans in Iraq.
Am I the only one who is becoming numb to the tragic? I remember 9/11 and hearing that 3,000 people had died and I was just floored. I vividly
remember thinking "Thank God more people weren't at work" since the towers could hold as many as 30,000. I remember thinking just how tragic it
would have been. Now though, we are just seeing these huge death tolls and it has become numbing. 3000 dead just doesn't have much of an impact
I am not trying to be cold here. I do care, I am just acknowledging the fact that it doesn't feel the same as it used to. Am I alone in this? This
really is sad to me because it makes me feel less human... if that makes sense.
(forgive me if I left out any tragedies that have impacted you, it really is tough to keep track anymore)