Saturday, March 12, 2011

Headlines of Death and Sorrow*

The news from Japan is terrible, and the local news has been pretty bad. We live precarious lives on a thin skin overlaid on a seething cauldron of hot minerals, hurtling through a void on a trajectory which occasionally intersects with the trajectories of other hurtling masses. If trying to eke out a living in the face of an indifferent cosmos isn't bad enough, too many of us are preoccupied with increasing the suffering of their fellow humans.

We have horrible Facebook postings claiming that the earthquake/tsunami combo is somehow "payback" for Pearl Harbor. We have Rand "Baby Doc" Paul claiming that his shit is more important than your uterus. We have GOP representatives trying to legislatively "reverse" scientific findings. Why the hell do people insist on doubling down on human suffering?

I've been having browser "issues" (dunno if it's a server issue yet- the server at the workplace has been upgraded recently) this afternoon, so the linkage will have to wait until an update.

*Google the post title, taken from one of the saddest songs ever written.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

And we have We have GOP Governors claiming "All your municipalities are belong to us".

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

It's really horrible, isn't it? When you learn that 10,000 people are missing, what is there to say? Or do? Make another donation to the Red Cross, I guess. avatar seems a little incongruous with my sentiment.