At this time of year, I think the probable deaths of upwards of 50,000 people in an horrific natural disaster might rank higher than what Gerald Henderson – or even someone other than Gerald Henderson – might be writing about John Howard.
I’ve spent the day tracking down people and places I love and I guess I saw this post as being pretty deeply beside the point.
Posted by Geoff Honnor at December 28, 2004 06:48 PM 1
I mean Gerard Henderson (sigh)
Posted by Geoff Honnor at December 28, 2004 06:49 PM 1
fair enough, Geoff, in one way. obviously everyone’s moved and saddened by the natural disasters and it sounds like you’ve had a hard day so I feel for you. I guess, though, Mark and Scott already had blogged on that and other things happen in the world that are worth talking about. I don’t think there was any intent to diminish the weight and sadness of concurrent events, though.
Posted by yellowvinyl at December 29, 2004 12:00 AM 1
Well Geoff, if you don’t like what yer reading here now, post something yerself…please.
Posted by Nabakov at December 29, 2004 04:01 AM 1
Yes Nabs. That would be the most constructive way to proceed. My apologies Mark. There’s actually nothing more tiresome than people whining about content when they’re advantageously positioned to do something about it. It’s no excuse, but yesterday was a long day.
Posted by Geoff Honnor at December 29, 2004 05:02 PM 1
Its not so easy to write content about a terrible tragedy about this. What can you say for so many people dead, so many lives smashed, so many dreams shattered, and the pain of those left behind?
Fuck all, thats what.
Consider this poor bloke (opens in new window). He’s lost the lot- parents, wife, children and siblings. Probably his job is ruined too whatever that was.
What could you possibly say to him? I’d shut the fuck up, myself.
So if you are wondering why bloggers are not saying anything much; that is perhaps why. Sometimes, even a blogger knows that words are not enough, or even appropriate.