Thursday, January 14, 2010
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If you wanna consider this as merely wanting to get a slice out of the media attention that Haiti has been getting the past few hours, fine, I don't need no commenting like that. I'm sure many internet-savvy people have blogged, twitted, facebooked, digged, what-have-you about the massive earthquake Haiti has suffered with. Not even a partial number of casualties and missings have been given, prompting more fear since this 7.0 magnitude earthquake's destruction is huge.
In reality, 7.0 is really not that strong. It is strong but not to the point wherein you would consider it like really strong. But this is Haiti, Americas' poorest nation. People live on meager resources. They earn less than $2 dollars a day.
The earthquake has left an already-shambled country into ruins. Even the presidential palace was damaged. The disaster respected no one. Rich or poor, black or white, old or young, local or foreigner.
Imagine if this has happened to your country. Imagine if this has happened to your city. Imagine if this has happened to your family. Imagine if this has happened to you. Your right ear bleeding, a block of concrete on your back. You lie helplessly on your chest, unable to move, hoping that no aftershock would make your situation worse.
Is it humanly ok for you to feel blessed? Yes. Is it rightful for you to feel indifferent? No. And I don't think anybody would really feel that way. But many of us would just consider this as some normal event that people won't really care. Time to make a change I think. Even a single prayer for those trapped inside buildings would help a lot.
May Haiti recover at the soonest time possible. May search-and-rescue missions unearth survivors, not casualties.
If you think this is a 2012 precursor, please don't start.
This post was written by: Jerick Baluyot
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