25.8.09

The flames are burning my soul!

How can someone deal with so much saddness? The few green areas left in my city are destroyed and for what? So that someone can built houses there. What is amazing is how bad this thing is handled by the greek government. If someone authorised me to handle the situation, an ignorant citizen non the less, i would be more successful. It is frustrating to believe your government is corrupted enough to let monsters destroy the country for money. Two years ago 77 people have lost their lives in a similar situation. A woman found burnt holding in her arms her four children. By the posture they were found, it seemed as she was trying to protect them with her body. The most horrific thing is that this happened because this part of the land was not evacuated in time. People tried to escape from the flames, but they did n't know which way to go, because no one told them. And now it seems that they gave their lives in vain. There is no planning what so ever which only shows disrespect to human life. After all that the same government got reelected the September of 2007, only days after the disaster. So now history is repeating itself... None of the arsonists is caught, so nothing stops them from keep doing that.
How can they chose riches over our country, over people's lives, over the environment, over the oxygen left for us to breath,over beautiful forests filled with endangered species? Why is this keep happening? What will it take for us people to get a grip?

5 comments:

Tavin said...

That is so sad! Its true when people say its not what you know it who you know....it is sad that one person can have authority over the situation!

mrsb said...

It's always amazing how people can be so cruel and irresponsible. I'm not surprised by it anymore, but it still saddens me so much.

Bridgett said...

The entire world seems to be all about the almight dollar [money]. It's sickening. :(

But we have similar issues here...and it's very disheartening.

)O(
boo

Autumnforest said...

It will probably take what just happened for people to get a grip. I am so sad about the loss of every living thing, including every tree and blade of grass. I suppose letting people not forget how awful it was will help them band together during elections. We certainly did that to kick Bush out of office finally and never let another stupid Republic run the country. Hopefully, you can all do the same. In the mean time, I would suggest everyone plant something in their garden or a potted plant in their houses in memorium.

Shadow said...

this is a very nasty side effect of modern society. it saddens my heart immensely...