Sunday, January 17, 2010
The Politics of Disaster
When you're sitting back in a comfy studio or office or church or... it becomes easy to attack those who are doing everything they can to help others who are suffering. But the worst is to attack the victim, to blame the Haitian population for the earthquake, some sort of "wrath" from God for a 200 year old so-called pact with the devil. Now, even some of the victims themselves are saying it may be a punishment from the heavens.
Stop it! Stop it now!
It's simply the earth doing what it always does: MOVE. There is no place on the planet that is not susceptible to that movement. So, get over the attacks. No god caused the quake. The earth herself simply shuddered. And then shuddered again off the coast of Argentina. And recently she shuddered in China, and before that Iran, and before that California. And it will continue. It is the nature of things. And it's good. Without that movement, everything would die.