The Boston Marathon death and injuries toll certainly raises our awareness of unnecessary violence and our compassion for the victims and their families. BUT, does it raise awareness of the global extent of what is going on everyday all over the world? This post should do that, if you have true compassion.
If we’re going to become overwhelmed with grief and sadness about what happened at the Boston marathon, while the corporate news stations are propagating fear, teaching us to be suspicious of our neighbor, accept more security cameras all over our cities, and less and less freedom… let the real fear be over the fact that we have been socialized to care only about victims when they share our language and culture, when they look like us, when they share our national identity… and to not care about the countless victims of violence and terror the world over, and those living through far greater violence on a daily basis, often as a result of our own government’s actions ‘on our behalf’.
If we’re going to cry over the loss of innocent lives, of people we never knew, let’s ask ourselves why we aren’t crying every single day, when a cafe…
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