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January 4th, 2005


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08:27 am - Tsunami, etc.
I admit. Like fred_smith, I have trouble conceptualizing the Tsunami. I feel disconnected. Obviously, I'm supposed to feel something. Hell, everyone reading this journal seems to be sickened, saddened, or stupified by the thing. About the only "S" word I haven't seen is "sleezy". I think I'm happy that no one feels "sleezy" about the Tsunami.

I gave up worrying about it, though. I don't think it's a failing as a human being. I don't think I'm less of a person. Heck, I don't even think that I'm expected to feel bad about the whole thing.

Is it because I didn't lose a loved one? Is it because I have a really dark sense of humour? Is it because I still haven't mailed out Christmas cards? Is it because I secretly think that these people were dirty and unwashed and could use a good bath? Is it because I'm actually a Republican?

I don't think it's any of those reasons, but then, I'm not known for understanding things.

In the end, I tried to care. I really did. I looked at the pictures, watched the news, and whistled a low whistle at the numbers, shaking my head at the initial offer of $35M of aid. I had all the outward signs of a genuinely caring person. Yet try as I might to care, I failed miserably.

What was my first thought when I heard about the earthquake? "Isn't that near Krakatoa? I'd like to visit there someday." What about when I heard about the tidalwave? "Didn't they expect that?"

I'm sorry, my friends. I just don't feel it.

Think of me what you must.
Current Mood: hopefulLookin' up.
Current Music: "Little Egypt", -JB

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From:purge_chic
Date:February 3rd, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)

Flush it all away....

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Yeah, is it too much to ask the child-raping patriarchy to learn to swim?

Naaah. I think its a beautiful thing that the tourist industry was absofuckinglutely smashed, torn asunder...

The money coming into the area should more than offset the losses, actually. Economic forecasts haven't changed for many of the areas, probably because with all the debt forgiveness and aid efforts, there will be massive economic stimulation in areas that really matter to the wellbeing of the people.

Most of the shit that went down, the sex tourism, took place along the coast... Its a shame that legitimate tourism was hurt so badly, but there will be relief funds, and the people who have lost those jobs will be able to change job fields thanks to international investment in the area.

I bet the paedophiles won't be getting too much in international relief funds though. The rest of the world isn't too sympathetic to their agenda.
From:bloodlikerain
Date:February 3rd, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Flush it all away....

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there really is a problem with child abuse there. glad i'm not the only one who sees it...

how'd you come across my lj, btw?
From:purge_chic
Date:February 4th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)

Re: Flush it all away....

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Actually, I was searching for Tool lyrics in conjunction with the word Tsunami limited to site:.livejournal.com because I wanted to see if anyone else made the connection...
From:bloodlikerain
Date:February 4th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)

Re: Flush it all away....

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lol. AWSOME

thats the best thing i've heard all day, someone out there take tool lyrics to heart like i do.

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