Saturday, September 11, 2010
I don't know about totally ignoring them but the attention we give them is completely dispraportionate to the threat. Several people died in a gas explosion in Northern CA a few miles from where I live the other day. If that had been a terrorist bomb we would have the Republicans screaming for us to spend billions more on the military and security to make sure it never happens again. But because it was due to our decaying infrastructure, which we have been neglecting since Ronald (make government so small you can drown it in the bathtub) Reagan people shrug it off as an "act of God". The same goes for people who die in preventable mining accidents, preventable oil drilling accidents, etc. No screaming about those victims and how we need to invest more to make sure basic safety rules are in place and in force. Those people are just as dead as people killed by terrorists.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Posted by Red Dog at 6:08 PM