Suicides in China, oil spills in the United States, aid flotillas being raided in the name of security. The status quo.
Can we change it? No? Perhaps we can.
I wish I could find something intelligent to say as regards the suicides in China and how, allegedly, they are overworking their employees, prompting a famous CEO to say that: "Foxconn is not a sweatshop."
It is like diamonds. Every time one pulls one out of the safe we can smell blood and sweat. It is obscene. Toss that choker!
Peruse your closet for an array of goddesses and wild cats all parked in neat rows as if on a port waiting to be shipped...
I hope that by using this sleek, flat screen monitor right in front of me I am not getting vile vibrations coming from the collective thought-emanations of thousands of underpaid, overworked and disgruntled slaves, all lumped together at some hostel in a certain corporate town in that very ancient civilization. All for my convenience.
I hope that the stopgap measure of giving them a raise and (nominal?) improvement in their living conditions will put the kibosh on the suicide clusters (I heard this last bit on CNN...).
And by the way, changing tacks, quoting the most famous human being on the planet: "plug that damned hole", already.
And turning my thoughts to the Middle East: please, stop the saber rattling!