give humans a break
17 April, 2007
I of course agree with this sentiment about the recent events in Virginia. (If you are too lazy to click on the link, the sentiment is: this is nothing compared to what’s happening in Iraq.) On the other hand, I think it is a bit harsh to judge the coverage in this way. Virginia is closer then Iraq. Americans are more likely to know the dead people there than those in Iraq. Is this a sin? Humans were ever so. We pioritize what and how we care about things based on their proximity to us and our interests.
(Ioz has more understanding of human nature than most bloggers, so I don’t mean to pick on him, his was just the first expression of the idea that I saw.)
On a lighter note, here is an image sent my way from Reaganite.