There’s a lot of death and destruction around the Indian Ocean.
That’ll be the death and destruction that could have been avoided in part but as there was undoubtedly a budgetary impact, the Government’s involved will have done the Cost / Benefit analysis, and conceded that it wasn’t worth it. Think about it – if getting all the resources / joining up and whatever would only have cost a few pounds, they’d be in wouldn’t they ? So if that’s the case, someone somewhere opted them out. Doesn’t change the number of deaths, but it should change a perspective.
What really annoys me about this though is that people who wouldn’t normally give money to charity will do. The ‘great and the good’ (not my opinion) will be rolled out for appeals. There will be a “big fuss”. While I’m not saying that the people involved are not worthy of help, why are not the same people making a “big fuss” over the amount of homelessness and child abuse that goes on in this country ? Where was the Band Aid single for battered kids ? For homeless men and women ? The child doesn’t get to opt-in or opt-out of this do they ? What’s the Cost / Benefit on that one ?
It is really harder on the conscience to know someone was swept to their deaths on a remote beach in a country you will never go to rather than a child being sexually abused and beaten in the same street, behind the door you walk past every day ?