Northern California experienced a 6.0 earthquake recently. Not much attention seems to be focused in the media on this earthquake. It is as if devoid from our collective conscience. Suddenly I am reeling in a moment of personal realization…..wow, you can see the clothing of all attendees to some MTV red carpet and Emmy thing, but no earthquake stuff.
Lots of information on bombings and terrorist activities, ice bucket challenges, an inordinate amount of information about how bad all police departments are everywhere and how they shoot innocent people all the time (As Dr Sheldon Cooper would say, “That’s sarcasm.”)……..
…but no earthquake info, no earthquake challenges, no links to help support the earthquake survivors or their pets. ..only a buried story about the earthquake with a headline “State of Emergency Declared.” The story says, “The earthquake was the largest one to shake the Bay Area since the 1989 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta Earthquake. Dozens of aftershocks followed.” Since 1989….yet little focus or mention anywhere. The buildings crumbled.
Even the Napa Justice building cracked. Wow, that foreshadowing or ‘percent metaphoric value’ will have to be left for another day.
“Vintner Richard Ward of Saintsbury Winery south of Napa watched Sunday afternoon as workers righted toppled barrels and rescued a 500-pound grape de-stemmer that the quake had thrown to the ground.‘That’s what happens when you’re a mile from the epicenter,’ said Ward, who lost 300 to 400 bottles in the winery’s basement.” Napa and the wine were attacked for goodness sake!
Earthquakes and people’s lives used to matter more.