Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Some 60,000 dead as of this writing, and doubtless thousands more to come. The Red Cross and Red Crescent are on the stick, as is AID. Support for their efforts is of course needed.

Really nothing new to say about the brutality of this samsara world. People wiped from mortal existence in a second, the survivors left to deal with the grief, pain, starvation and disease that follow. Accelerated mass killing of this kind grabs the world's attention due to its immediate drama. Would that the daily, slower killing that occurs over much of the planet receive the same shock, sadness and outrage, esp from us in the West who largely benefit from unequal wealth distribution. And then there's Iraq . . .

As someone once asked, How much can you stand before your soul grows cold?