Am I the only person who is a little disturbed at how little coverage the Burma cyclone is getting? I mean I remember the huge coverage the tsunami in Indonesia got, blanket coverage almost every where. People out with buckets on every street corner. So why aren’t we out collecting for Burma?
I’d hate to think it is just because not so many white western types died. But part of me thinks that has to have an impact.
I know, it is a lot easier to sympathise when someone of your own locality/nationality dies. Or maybe it is just that the tourists in Indonesia had cameras and videos and the footage was totally overwhelming. Or maybe western, english-speaking people work better telling their own stories of horror, rather than translators relating some one else’s story?
I don’t really know why it isn’t getting the same level of coverage but don’t you think that maybe you could donate a couple of quid?
And okay, maybe forecasts of 80,000 dead don’t come any close to the numbers of casualties after the tsunami, but come on, it is one huge tragedy.