Wednesday, September 7, 2011


So many people in our country are suffering today. The wildfires in Texas are still burning. Thousands of people have lost their homes. Many are staying in temporary shelters, not knowing what has happened to their homes. Animals on ranches are threatened; many animals have already died from the drought.

In Vermont people are still affected by record-breaking flooding. Many of them are dairy farmers. Their homes and their livelihoods have all been threatened.

I was brought to tears when I read about one dairy farmer whose cows were swept away by raging flood waters. There was nothing he could do to save them.

There are so many heartbreaking stories out there. Yet, it seems the media have forgotten all about them. For the media, it is business as usual. They are talking about celebrity gossip (a pet peeve of mine in case you haven't noticed) and politics. I think so many of us would be moved to help, if we heard about some of the hardships people are having. But they are not getting the attention they deserve.


Gardn Of Weedn said...

Exactly! When did Kim Kardashians boobs become more noteworthy than the struggles of our neighbors? The media disgusts me more often than they enlighten me. So sad. Dee

judy in ky said...

I agree with you, Dee.