Cynicism

07.11.06

I can’t help it. But my first cynical reaction to today’s horrific terrorist transit bombings in Mumbai was that the reaction in the Western media wouldn’t be anywhere near as frenzied as it was for 9/11, 3/11, or 7/7, because to much of the world, India is just so far away and remote and different from us and an attack in India is not as immediate or threatening as an attack in New York or Madrid or London.

Of course, that’s not really the case. We’re one world and the reverberations of today’s attacks will be felt everywhere. But the knee-jerk cynicism is there just the same, and it says otherwise.

Over 150 people are dead for no good reason today. Hopefully we won’t lose sight of that.

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