Disaster in BurmaDecember 21, 2011
Well, I’ve been way behind in posting this, but I’ve been pretty busy lately, coming back home, unpacking my stuff, cleaning my room, blah blah blah….
Human tragedy really gets to us, in every way possible. Contrary to many stereotypes of autistics, we ARE very engaged with the world around us, and sometimes more so than is good for us. We feel tragedy, we feel loss, we feel sorrow, we feel emptiness, and even the polar opposites of those strong emotions. Our expressions of said emotions are/can be quite different than those of non-autistic people.
Having said that, I will share a post with my readers, from Theacec, about the disaster in Burma. By modern standards, the event itself is old news; Cyclone Nargis struck Burma (the hardest hit area being the Irrawaddy Peninsula- please don’t ask me where that is, I have no idea) at least two weeks ago. The death toll is already over 100K, with many still missing, and many others threatened by the prospects of disease and starvation. The Burmese government, if it can even be called that (after all, isn’t a proper “government” supposed to actually WORK for its people? Gee, if that’s the case, I wonder what our administration should be called, other than a government….but I digress) has been very very VERY S L O W to respond to the crisis, and there have even been some reports (link to be provided when I find it) that some junta handouts contained spoiled goods.
ETA: wow, this post is over 3 years old….but Burma could probably still use some help…..humanitarian issues, and probably still destruction from the cyclone….even three years later. Heck, it takes us in the USA that long sometimes to clean up after hurricanes….