“Obviously 120,000+ getting killed isn’t even worth a mention. get back to the toys now. bye.”
Anonymous thinks that I should be writing about more important things than Civilization, ie the Indian Ocean disaster. Well I have written comments elsewhere. The reason I haven’t mentioned it here is because, frankly, what more is there to say? Other than that everyone should get their hands in their pockets pronto like I’ve done.
Nothing I can add will change what has happened nor ease the suffering of those so badly affected. We can only keep our fingers crossed that the aid agencies can get their collective act together and get some help on the ground. My only fear is that it is an awfully big area to cover.
The one comment I would make is about the insurance companies who were quick to point out that most people there on holiday would not be compensated because their policies didn’t covers “acts of God.” And which God would that be then? Christian? Moslem? Jewish? Hindu? A tsunami seems a pretty indiscriminate beast to me.
Anyway, apparently they will now get their insurance payouts and as all they’ve lost is nothing more than a holiday, let’s hope they give it to the relief fund.
And on a religious note, it has been little reported here in the UK is that one of the first countries to react with practical aid in the shape of disaster teams, doctors, food, tents, blankets etc was Israel. A largely Jewish state helping out largely Moslem ones. There’s hope for us all yet.
So I will go on writing as usual, just as I hope people will keep on taking their holidays over there as usual. Their economies are going to need it.