I was not aware of David Bowie’s death until today. He was a talented artist and very gifted.
I see a lot (scores) of people on the Internet making tributes and posts about Bowie’s death, and that is fine. However, 99% of these people never knew David Bowie in person. Nevertheless, they seem to be genuinely interested and affected by this loss…fair enough.
I BELIEVE, NONETHELESS, THAT A FAMOUS PERSON’S LIFE IS NO MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYONE ELSE’S LIFE!
Where are the tears for these people?
Wednesday 13 January: 28 killed
Baghdad: 10 by IEDs, gunfire.
Tarmiya: 11 bodies.
Hit: 4 executed.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Madain: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Tuesday 12 January: 38 killed
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Muqdadiya: 10 by gunfire.
Baquba: 5 by suicide car bombers, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Hawija: 4 family members executed.
Madain: 3 by IED.
Khalidiya: 2 by IED.
Amarah: 3 bodies.
[Source: https://www.iraqbodycount.org/ ]
IN 12-BLOODY YEARS OF SENSELESS WAR …
Body Count Report Reveals At Least 1.3 Million Lives Lost to U S-Led War on Terr0r!!!
[Source: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/03/26/body-count-report-reveals-least-13-million-lives-lost-us-led-war ]
√ 438,000 DEATHS FROM MALARIA in 2015!
“In 2015, there were roughly 214 million malaria cases and an estimated 438,000 malaria deaths.”
[ Source: http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/malaria/en/ ]
Deaths from Ebola!
“12 January 2016 — More than 1 year has passed since the Ebola epidemic hit West Africa….Worldwide, there have been 28,637 cases of Ebola virus disease and 11,315 deaths at 3 January.”
[Source: http://who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/ ]
I’m just attempting to put the loss of life, and the value of life into some perspective. The victims of war and disease are largely not known, not considered, and not given tributes for their contributions to the world (large or small). Where are the tears for these people?