Friday, December 31, 2004

Show compassion in the face of human misery

The suffering in south east Asia is tremendous. I don't recall seeing something like it in my life, and hope to never experience it again. The images are shocking enough. What strikes me is how in the face of so much a tragedy people seek a justification for this. Some people ask what those poor desperate victims have done to get such a punishment. In their twisted mindset there needs to be a justice in this world. If you die in such a savage way, you must have been guilty of something, you must have deserving it.

This makes me sick. This is exactly the path towards dehumanizing the victims. They deserved it, god must have punished them for some untold sin. Which will ultimately bring us to: 'Why should we care about helping them come over their plight? Didn't they deserve what they have. God have mercy on their souls'

Instead of spending so much time and energy trying to find a moral justification for such a catastrophe, people should focus on organizing locally to try and help the victims. There are so many ways one can help. The least one can do is talk about it and try and convince people to give.


Blogger Living in Thailand said...

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10:33 AM, November 08, 2005  

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