Why must the news always sensationalize and dramatize one single event at the same time minimizing an even bigger concern for everyone watching?
Forget that 8.9 earthquake and Tsunami, look at the map of all earthquake activity in the Pacific Ocean area over last week! http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/
If you point the mouse just outside of the colored squares it says zoom in and upon doing so we see East Asia specifically there has been much activity: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Asia.php
Zoom in on Japan specifically and use the side arrows to look around the area. I think that a frequency of 5.5's and 6.1's is alot more important to consider than one singular 8.9 with a tidal wave. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/145_35.php
Yes it made great press and videos but there is a much larger problem here.
There have been frequent earthquakes world wide in past few years. That one in this area, New England made the news but there are many of us that felt very small tremors throughout that period and still do occasionally. Some people are very sensitive to the shift of ground under thier feet and ever since experiencing a quake in San Diego last winter I now am fully sensitized to what this feels like.
I guess being a New Englander the idea of living with earthquakes as part of the nature of the area is completely foreign to us. We do death by winters or violent crime not the earth being unstable under our feet. So I am being rather alarmist I suppose but one cant deny the pattern thats emerging.
Perhaps these things happened when we were younger too but we did not have a fast news service as we do now or internet. One thing is for sure, if anything was and is going on (which it IS) where we needed the media to focus on the long term and emerging patterns of a problem for our very survival, we can forget it.
This style of sticking to what sells or whats hot in the moment is going to get us all killed someday..and if you look at the track record so far of even slower emerging patterns affecting human life on earth I suppose that has been the case all along.
I wonder if its about speed: Often those of us who can tell what the long term plans are, we often do so not by seeing the big picture as its put that way but by seeing a 'big picture' or interconnected world events or a large world pattern or event, in very slow speed. The kind you would need to really relate to earthquakes to what is happening in Nature. Its the same ability as being able to 'read' a building or structure.
I believe one of the tricks of the keepers on this planet is to constantly raise the speed of existence and conshusness of westerners or modern civilized people to a faster speed and have them focus en mass on smaller things or NOT the 'big picture'. This is why most Americans may be interested in that tsunami, the damage it did and the magnitude of the earthquake that caused it being a higher 8.9 than the other quakes recently, but this is where thier interest ends. And its becuz the media only gives them that much information to process. Keeps them focused on that speed of percieving thier world- their physical world.
I believe this also helps to keep people plugged into tech, into the virtual world- or perhaps its the other way round or its a complimentary process.
Whatever the case its very suspect to create a society where there is a constant effort to ensure that humans dont connect..or should I say REconnect to thier earth. As being part of it, really part of the whole process itself of living, dying, peace violence, quakes destroying and volcanoes creating those sort of cycles and patterns. To take in the 'stars' above us and what is transpiring within the earth below us as one dance, one pattern, one happening- and to realize our place within it.
(dont steal this or Ill kick yer asses. lol)