Tragedy

Emperor Akihito expresses worries: A chief in the village never sees the devil

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on March 16, 2011 1 Comment
Emperor Akihito expresses worries: A chief in the village never sees the devil

 In a rare TV appearance, Akihito, the emperor of Japan, has expressed his worries about the disaster in his country. His worries mean that the situation is certainly worse than we think. We are still very traumatized by Chernobyl, and it appears that this catastrophe is more serious. By nature, the Japanese are not fatalistic–but […]

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Bravo to the people of Japan: The brave man is not he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on March 15, 2011 0 Comments
Bravo to the people of Japan: The brave man is not he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear

 Despite being hit hard by a  natural calamity, the Japanese people have demonstrated why they have a reputation for being composed in the face of danger. The latest news of explosions at nuclear reactors that are putting the people at high risk of radiation is making life even more difficult. Stoic as usual, the people of Japan […]

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Tea Party-ers not victims: When you fight fire with fire, somebody is going to get hurt

Filed in Current affairs, Justice, Tragedy by on January 18, 2011 0 Comments
Tea Party-ers not victims: When you fight fire with fire, somebody is going to get hurt

James Eric Fuller, a 63 year old victim of the Tucson shooting, was arrested for threatening Tea Party organizer Trent Humphries, saying “you are dead.” Revenge is not the best way to challenge irrational people. The wound still fresh in the heart of people all around the US, only Tea Party organizers have the guts to […]

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Mourning Christina-Taylor Green’s death: Life is made of two days. One which is sweet and the other is bitter.

Filed in Current affairs, Justice, Tragedy by on January 15, 2011 1 Comment
Mourning Christina-Taylor Green’s death: Life is made of two days. One which is sweet and the other is bitter.

Good things never last long. The youngest victim of the Tucson shooting, Christina-Taylor Green, has inspired millions of us. This young girl, born on a day of tragedy–September 11, 2001–and dead on another day of tragedy, makes all of us think. A life cut short, she was a young girl with a promising future. According to […]

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Tucson Highlights Obama’s Risk: The brave man is not he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics, Tragedy by on January 12, 2011 0 Comments
Tucson Highlights Obama’s Risk: The brave man is not he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

For those of us who worry about President Obama’s safety, the shooting in Tucson is a reminder of the danger that he faces everyday. Having lived in the US for almost fifteen years under three Presidents, I have never seen such a boiling political climate in American politics before. I do believe that the election […]

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America’s Love for Guns: Mankind is made out of forgetfulness.

Filed in Current affairs, Tragedy by on January 11, 2011 0 Comments
America’s Love for Guns: Mankind is made out of forgetfulness.

The people of America are still sleeping under a stone. Americans are very emotional over the Tucson shooting, but the reality is that America is a violent society. The debate about guns comes back often after a tragedy such as Colombine, Virginia Tech, and now Tucson. However, America is infested with guns and there is no cure […]

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Palin’s words incite violence: Our examples are like seeds on a windy day, they spread far and wide

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics, Tragedy by on January 10, 2011 0 Comments
Palin’s words incite violence: Our examples are like seeds on a windy day, they spread far and wide

John McCain must be scratching his head. He made Sarah Palin a star. Palin has led the Tea Party movement like an insurgent group.  The leader of rednecks in America has often led her “troops” like a cult. Her words are taken as holy words for her followers. She successfuly helped to elect new lawmakers from her […]

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The Tea Party needs to condemn the incitation of violence: A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics, Tragedy by on January 9, 2011 0 Comments
The Tea Party needs to condemn the incitation of violence: A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil

The Arizona shooting is a reminder that America is a Wild West society. Without hesitation, we can speculate on the connection between inflamatory political rhetoric and what happened in Arizona. We have seen the “White Talibans” in the US inciting people to violence, claiming their country back. I wonder what Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, or the Tea […]

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A future Christian-free zone in the Middle East? A tree is known by its fruit

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on January 4, 2011 0 Comments
A future Christian-free zone in the Middle East? A tree is known by its fruit

The killing of Christian copts in Egypt is another tragedy that we are witnessing now against non-Muslims in the Arab world. There is clearly a connection between what is happening in Iraq and what just happened in Egypt. Should we condemn Pastor Terry Jones of Florida who made headlines for threatening to burn the Koran? Are […]

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Christians in Iraq at the mercy of Muslim extremists: It’s better to deal with the devil we know than the devil we don’t know

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on December 25, 2010 1 Comment
Christians in Iraq at the mercy of Muslim extremists: It’s better to deal with the devil we know than the devil we don’t know

While Christians are celebrating Christmas all around the world, Christians in Iraq are persecuted and killed in the land in which they have lived for thousands of years. Under Saddam Hussein, Christians were protected and Muslims and Christians coexisted. Tariq Aziz, one of Saddam Hussein’s former right-hand men, is a Christian. When I look back, I […]

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