Today I read of an accident at Arkansas Nuclear One. A suspended load fell. People were hurt and a young man lost his life. This event will scar a family forever. This was a mothers son at the very least. As I write this I have no details on his life history, I don't know if he had brothers or sisters. I don't know if he had started a family of his own. I am sure in the coming days all the tragic details will flood the news outlets and we will come to know this person better. Who he was and what his passing means to those closest to him. Some will attempt to use his death to sell their agendas while others will accept that accidents happen. Whatever you decide to take away from this horrible accident will be entirely up to you.
This is my take away on this.
I glanced at the comments of the news articles carrying this devestating story and what I saw turned my stomach. Remember what this news article was really about. The untimely death of a fellow human being. Here is a smattering of the humanity shown.
Here is the link. It is a CNN report. http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/31/us/arkansas-nuclear-site-death/index.html.
People die on the job all the time.
Children should be banned from sites like these. Shame on yo mama.
This story is not as important as the oil leak in Mayflower.
Its a conspiracy.
No risk to the public health and safety ? Then why the news story.
Try as I might I couldn't read that in an Arkansas accent.
Mr Burns..Release the hounds.
Nuclear power is like Russian rulette ( their spelling).
They're making moonshine in those big vats.
Arkansas and nuclear power don't sound right together.
Sounds like the Gorbechev press release after Chernobyl.
Was he murdered or did kim ung kum dump a vat of radioactive se men on him.
This goes on much further than I care to read. The bulk of comments are petty arguing and stupid cheap shots that are meant to be funny or quick witted but simply come off as callous and cold.
This is not the first time I've seen this and sadly I doubt it will be the last.
This is not a nuclear versus non nuclear moment nor a reason to attack gas lines or corporations. This is about a mans death.
Is this what we have become ? A sick collection of souless monsters that revel in our own coldness and disregard for those we don't know personally ?
Imagine his family reading any of this garbage. Imagine if it was you. Don't be these people. Its not hard.
I feel so disgustingly filthy I think I need a shower.