Wednesday, April 30, 2008

In which Chorus Talks Current Events

No Who's Up and Who's Down today; just a few idle thoughts about current events...
  • On this week's story out of Austria: It does seem that every time I open a newspaper, a new level of horror has been reached somewhere.
  • On the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints: It seems clear to me that there are things going on behind those gates that are not right. And the intervention of federal authorities last week may be the only way that appropriate action can be taken to stop those things from happening, and to take care of those who have been harmed. But I don't know how any community heals, or ever feels whole again, from having almost 500 children removed. I don't think that the anger from that ever goes away.
  • On the growing food crisis: I am almost continuously reminded of what an amazing thing it is to be able to go into a store (the store of my choice) and select what food I want to eat that day, and then to select what brand or size or variety of that food I want... and to be able to make these kinds of choices in a world in which so many have so very very little, if any at all. It is mind-boggling disparity.
  • On Miley Cyrus: I don't think the picture is that bad, and is, in fact, quite beautiful in a 15 year-old-girl kind of way. I would probably feel differently if it were my own daughter, however.
Hoping for you all, a peaceful day.


Jan said...

Your observations are interesting and thought-provoking. I, too, am shocked beyond belief about that family in Austria. Living in TX, I hear many sides of the issue with the El Dorado Fundamentalist Mormons. A few of the kids have even been moved to Corpus Christi, and I don't like the idea of children being taken away from their mothers.

Chorus said...

Me neither Jan. Me neither.