After waiting a few weeks in good faith I can acknowledge what we all knew; scant media attention, telethons, commercials, concerts, or George Clooney for Japan. I guess it simply isn’t fashionable enough for an arm bracelet.
The disaster’s magnitude, including a tsunami, water and electric disaster, nuclear contamination etc. dwarfs the size of anything in recent memory. Further the Japanese people’s uncanny composure might have prevented further devastation.
The response? A token show of feigned support, with most coverage dedicated to scornful castigation of the country’s reliance on nuclear energy.
Not that poor nations deserve any less attention, but a little continuity would be nice…and useful. Put differently, perhaps attitudes might change when and if the Hollywood ignorati reconsider how such a large economy affects them. Self-interest evidently is the only dialect understandable to the Bono’s of the world.
We’d love to support Japan, but it just isn’t fashionable enough for our image…