Thursday, 3 February 2011

Heads in the sand

Flooding, cyclones, snowlocausts and, here in Scotland, the usual wind and rain - weather is the hot topic of conversation just now. While recent extreme weather has wreaked havoc and caused devastation, talking about that saves us from having to think about violent events in Tunisia or Egypt or other communities that have reached boiling point because their citizens are asserting their right to be treated as human beings. Talking about the weather also prevents us from having to face up to our complicity in perpetuating such injustice. The luxury of irrelevance.

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