Tuesday = News Day: Episode 5 – Boston Bombing context and condolences.

Posted: April 23, 2013 in Friendship, Good News, News Day, The World we live in
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The Daily Boston

This comment was attached to this picture on the Facebook wall i nabbed it from:’Our preoccupation with the USA results in a lack of similar coverage of the tragedies faced on a daily basis by others.’

The reason i love this picture is because it captures two strong points in one:

“Hey, this happens in many places around the world on a daily basis, and often to much greater extent in terms of loss of human life and destruction of property.”

And, “Hey! What happened was a sad and tragic thing and we join you in mourning and grieving for your loss and everything that this attack represents.”

Both are important points and one does not cancel out the one and should not minimalise the other.

It would be great to see a bunch of American young people and children holding a similar sign the next time we hear of a bombing on their side of the ocean.

[for next Tuesday’s I’ll trade you my hammer for your life, click here]
[for last Tuesday’s look at the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, and some rather unfriendly responses to her death, click here]

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Comments
  1. It would be great to see a bunch of American young people and children holding a similar sign the next time we hear of a bombing on their side of the ocean.

    Ya know… I think I might take you up on that…

  2. You make a great point here, and I totally agree: Americans are generally a compassionate people, but yes, at times our vision can be quite self-oriented. It would be wonderful to see the sentiments of these Syrian young people echoed more visibly by our own in response to international tragedies.

    I took some time to reflect on the Boston Bombing in the form of a poem. I hope it speaks to you:

    http://norinesnotebook.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/cry-of-despair/

    Thanks for sharing!

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