This too happened.
Update: Now The Atlantic is talking about this. The call it ‘empathy gap‘
This could well be the news in 50 years. Check this out. Among the large nations, the nation where I live is one of the most affected. There are number of smaller nations that are more affected, but they are footnotes as one would expect:
Note: Full report here.
Earlier, I’d be having a series of mini heart attacks about finishing things. Now, I was only concerned about doing them, doing them well. (ref)
The importance of this is not realized that often. That said, realizing is one thing and practicing is in a different ballpark.
PS: Couldn’t avoid the cinema. It being related to brangan and all that.
A BBC video on Bush – Blair discussion prior to the Iraq war and the ever ‘coming soon’ Chilcot report describes the war as,
..conflict that ‘cost’ the life of 179 British military personnel…
Indeed, it did not refer to Iraqi casualties (estimated variously between few hundred thousand and more than a million) as ‘cost’. That leads one to conclude that the Iraqi life costs nothing.
1. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-34565182, emphasis added
2. In the part preceding the quoted portion of the video, it talks about sending British troops to Iraq and so arguably the ‘cost’ is within that ‘British’ context. I do not agree with that argument; I cannot ignore the disproportionately of the impact to either side of the conflict, that Britain was the aggressor. To me body counts matter. I’m not a Westerner.
And most of you tend to be nationalists to boot. Is this (https://www.aeaweb.org/articles.php?doi=10.1257/jep.25.3.83) a reason to scrap nation states?
ஆச்சி போயாச்சி :(
Only in the weird world in which the BBC inhabits, you’ll find such nuggets!