Thinking For The Individual

Formerly known as 'Thinking For The People', this site offers some reflections on the state of British society and her people from the perspective of a libertarian Conservative with a passionate belief in the pillars of freedom and responsibility.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Why We Should Care

In the last few days there has been only what I can call some 'Scrooge-esque' criticism of the response to the Asian tsunami disaster. Why did we have a three-minute silence for this tragedy, but not for other past tragedies of this scale? Why is this so important? Why is everybody so bothered about something going on in a distant part of the world?

These criticisms do not deserve much credence. Certainly, I believe we have now found the clinching argument against these criticisms with the news that the number of Britons killed in this quake could very easily end up as the largest in a single event since the Second World War.

That is why we should care.

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