Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Waves of Mass Destruction

There is something so analog, even pre-modern, about the tsunami that hit South and Southeast Asia last week. While Condi and company were busy warning that the next attack could come in the form of a mushroom cloud, the American infatuation with its own destruction was met last week with the real thing, sans evil dictator, sans a military complex that still pales in comparison to mother nature. In an instant 100,000+ lives snuffed out. It is a number that can still hold sway over us, even as we try to match the kill ratio in the name of defense.

And thus real world has reared it's head and the phony war based on an imaginary threat is pushed back for the time being to make room for something so simple as a lot of water where it's not supposed to be. And as the innocents pile up senselessly on both accounts, perhaps the day will come when we realize so many didn't have to die, WMD or no WMD.

2 Comments:

Blogger R. Rochelle said...

I was thinking the same thing.

Man has nothing on nature or God (depending on which way one leans).

8:17 PM  
Blogger loosend said...

I like your style; though the subject is deadly serious, you convey the feeling of futility a lot of people are feelin' right now! What's your thoughts on Michael Moore?

6:06 PM  

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