World opinion about Tibet, human rights, the upcoming Olympics, etc, China's been working hard to put it's best international foot forward. And then the earthquake hit this week.
As a parent, I'm just hurting for all the suffering that's going on there and in the storm-ravaged areas of Asia. I stood at the bedroom window last night looking out as the rain storms rolled through about 1130 p.m. and thought about how lucky I was to have a house over my head that was keeping our kids warm and dry, and now I think about those who may not know where their kids are, or those who lost their kids, or worse, the kids who can't find their parents, and have no guarantees for the future at all.
A friend at work brought up the prohibition from having more than one child in China. Think about how many moms and dads are on the other side of the world mourning the loss of that one child.
Of course, if this had happened in the US, (think back to the CA quakes of the early 1990s) it was wall to wall coverage on TV for several days. Far more people have been killed and lives ruined in the past two weeks than that one tragedy. I'm not wanting to see it exploited on TV, but I'd like to hear more about it. Of course, we still have a storm-ravaged area in America and we've kinda glossed over that for now, too.