Pure and absolute horror.
I just saw the photos from Mumbai. Suddenly the whole world stands in perspective, and even my most major problems seem minuscule and insignificant when staring at these photos. Pure and absolute horror is the only phrase that comes close to what I feel as I look on as human beings destroy the lives of one another. The images are graphic, but I'm glad I can see them. Not glad that such terrible things have happened and continue to happen, but glad that we as people can still see the truth in its most horrific form. In that, we see the evil that lurks in all our hearts. This is what we are capable of.
I'm not a religious man, but right now I wish I could pray.
A moment, and suddenly I remember, images like this flow from cameras to the US from Iraq, only to find the blind eyes of 'patriots' shouting for their removal as they "embolden our enemy." When armed militants destroy homes and lives, that's news. Show the people, show them the evil that happens there, but when these deeds are perpetuated by governments, take no notice citizen, the liberals just hate America and want you to doubt the infallible state. It makes me sick to the stomach. I'm not a liberal, and I am not a conservative. The spell broke for me a long time ago. Violence perpetuated on people is wrong, no matter what bloodthirsty group carries out the deed.
"If you see something, say something."