tsunamis and other injustices

The strong earthquake on Japan, followed by the huge tsunami that simply washed away thousands of persons, whose number is yet to know, as well as several whole villages, showed how severe can nature be to humankind.

The worst thing however is now happening, when technology develloped by man is about to kill or to cause a quite severe damage to all inhabitants as well as all people living on nearby places, on earth.

We hear that in several countries, namelly some of the former URSS, maintenance on the nuclear plants is undertaken on lower levels of safety. It’s not the case on Japan, a country that takes the lead on state-of-the-art technology, recognized by everyone.

Knowing that Japan people suffered the first ever consequences of  radioactivity, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,  caused by man, it’s such an injustice that they are now facing again the same danger, now caused by an out of control nature.

“Think: Happy, at rest,
may all beings be happy at heart.
Whatever beings there may be,
weak or strong, without exception,
long, large,
middling, short,
subtle, blatant,
seen & unseen,
near & far,
born & seeking birth:
May all beings be happy at heart.”
Buddha
Karaniya Metta Sutta.

 

2 thoughts on “tsunamis and other injustices

  1. Paulo says:

    O Japão, em especial a TEPCO que opera as intalações, têm um mau registo nesta área. Concordo que nem parece deles, mas desde coisas escondidas para não se perder a face a controlo de custos mal executados … parecem existir bastantes problemas por lá.

    Nesta altura, o ruído é muito e pouco podemos concluir. Mas que é a mão do homem naquela central … não me oferece muitas dúvidas :)

    @mal_disposto :)

    • Penso que o Paulo têm razão. A Tepco têm uma reputaçao de securidade muito discutável. Mas, em realdade, foram a injustiça climatologica e a injustiça seismica que causão a catástrofa em Japão. A Natureza vai sempre ficar fora controlo. Sejamos felizes que estas injustiças também vão ficar fora do nosso controlo. Mas e claro que são injustiças. Porque eles, porque não os outros…. Quem é que têm a resposta?

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