My friend Jackson posted this on Facebook and it is EXACTLY what I have been pondering in my mind, but unable to put into words. His grammar is not perfect but his point is understood, so I will leave it unedited:
While I already had a bad day myself, I just wanna let my fellow humans also think about the fact that, when you post about Other countries being attacked but wasn’t spread by social media even though, when Paris was attacked it was spread by social media, thus the world is bias.
Now, take a moment and think.
Are the people posting it really bias? Or is it that people who spread about Paris, is because of the fact that news about Paris reached them before the news about other countries reached them?
What is the fault here? Because “not knowing” and “selective support” is different. “Terrorism” , “natural disasters”, and “war” is also very different.
Why not be more positive and say something like, other countries is having difficulties as well, let’s pray for them! It surely sounds better than something as negative as, OMG the world is bias, this place suffered attack and wasn’t reported, Paris got attacked and it was reported!
Come on humans, I believe now is the time to spread positive feelings more than comparing who the world is being unfair to.
Also, didn’t the attack on Paris’s social media coverage indirectly helped to spread the knowledge about other countries’ suffering as well (people become more incline to world news / due to the comparison)? Let’s all try to focus on the bright side of things more, okay?
I am tired of all these “the world is being unfair to [ABC location]” rants on Facebook. Please people, that’s enough. You are deflecting attention from the real matter at hand here. Many people died. Pray for them and godspeed that the perpetrators are dealt with swiftly.