Wrong Priorities

January 29, 2013

Maybe you heard about the accident in Africa. It made all the major news sites and public outcry came from all corners.  People demanded,  how could this happen? And the question was, what can be done to prevent it from happening again? If you heard, maybe you felt the outrage as well.  The media reported that the Google Street View car hit and killed a donkey in Kweneng, Botswana.  Google obviously denied the report but there are still those demanding answers. 
Meanwhile, a week later in Ghana, a loaded passenger van was involved in a head on collision with a truck carrying cattle.   The final death toll. . .twenty four, with two more on life support.  You can read about it, if you live in Ghana or use a Ghanaian news site.  But for the most part the news was ignored by the world.
There was a lot to be outraged about, a twenty-three passenger van overloaded, nobody wearing seat belts, a truck passing another vehicle without clear visibility, a recipe for disaster and yet it didn’t even make the news?
Where have we come as a society when the death of a donkey is more newsworthy than the death of 24 humans?

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.