America: Heart of lightness
As the Boston Marathon bombing shows, when 'we' are hit, it's major news. But when atrocities occur outside the Western world, they're inconsequential.
Anyone who followed the manhunt for the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing almost certainly was distressed, as any citizen of the Western world would be, by the scene they saw unfold. Bombs, deaths, lockdowns, massive police forces. The concomitant failure to restrict weapons purchases, annoying broadcast services with interviewees who knew Dzhokhar – "but he was such a nice guy!" – and...
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