Wednesday, September 01, 2010

the second victim of global warming

after the dead or displaced humans, is human compassion. i've seen so
very little info on the tv about the floods in pakistan. certainly
less info than just after the earthquake in haiti. are we suffering
from disaster burnout, unable to invest the concern and cash after
having our heart strings plucked so frequently and so recently?
but what's really stupid is that we are in afghanistan in order to
save nuclear pakistan from the taliban. it might be easier to shore up
pakistani goodwill if we were the ones helping rebuild and recover.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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