Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MH370 : Have a heart, be kind

Alright people, I am going to say this once and get it over with.

I have thought and thought and this is what I think.

The family and friends of the passengers and crew of #MH370 have every right to grieve in any way they wish to. It's their loss, it's their tragedy. They are the one with their world crashing down on them, their children will no longer have a parent, parents losing a child or a whole family, a spouse is gone, a lover no more, a co-worker won't be coming back to work. It's their personal tragedy, we are only concerned citizens, there's a vast difference between the two, don't mix them up. Don't delude yourself into thinking you are a stakeholder too.

If they are going to cry and wail, let them, if they want to start blaming people, it's up to them, it's all part of the grieving and healing process. We have no right to criticize them, telling them to move on. It's happening right now, they are experiencing it now. Just let them be. Have a heart.

Imagine yourself in their shoes, you are sad, angry, confused, you can't even comprehend your feelings, then you have a reporter shoving a camera in your face, asking you how you feel, pretending to care when all they want is a good angle for a story. Failing which they will plant ideas into your head, saying this and that to get a respond from you, angering you into a more traumatic respond. How will you act if you are in their shoes? Calmly? It's easier said than done.

Now, will the media, both international and local stop sensationalizing everything? Leave them in peace at this very trying time. Stop instigating them to turn this into a 'terrorist-hunt' just because the pilots are Muslim and Malaysia is a Muslim country. Have you no shame taking advantage of such tragedy? For what? Ratings? World policing?

What you are doing now, and with the field-day the media is having, turning this into a 'circus-pantomine-talkshow' is just plain cruel and not helping at all.

Don't even let me get started on those politicizing every angle of the tragedy, you people are lower than scum!

As for the rest of 'wannabe-journalist-but-stuck-on-FB' people, straight-jacket and muzzle yourselves already! Remember karma bites back, sooner than you may care to realize.

There, I've said it. This is my personal view, and I choose to be humane.

p/s: so I realize I may lose a few friends over this, but like I said before, if you can't accept my differing opinion, we must have not been friends in the first place.
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