Tragic events occurred yesterday and almost instantly the world took there grieve to Twitter & Co. While masses mourned and sent their thoughts & prayers, others expressed their anger over the lack of social media activity and condolences for Ankara and Beirut and many more.
It is a very recent phenomenon which is widely discussed in the media and deserves a debate on ‘why do the majority seem to engage more with terrorist attacks in the Western world but not with other attacks’? But before I go into some critical thoughts; what really matters is that every death is tragic and all the pain caused to the victim’s families expresses how we are all human but humanity seems to lack in those who caused these huge tragedies of the 21st century.
It is without doubt that we should all be mourning and stand together for any attack on our freedom and it does not matter if it is Brussels or Beirut. It is also without doubt that those who take their grieve to social media for Brussels are not in denial about the occurrences in Ankara. If someone cares about human loss in Belgium, they would also care about deaths somewhere else, even though they might have not gave them the same online attention. I therefore do not believe anyone should attack people for sending their condolences. I however do believe that it is unfair in a way and of course it would be beautiful if we could all equally stand together for any terrorist attack.
To think of reasons why it is happening, appears to be difficult. Is it the media’s ‘fault’ and failed to cover all locations evenly; is it the government’s fault for expressing their grieve nationwide by lighting up the Eiffel Tower & co. and therefore send the message to their nation’s citizens that one event matters more than the other or is it simply just a coincidence that one hashtag trended more than the other?
There is many question but not many answers, therefore I would like to invite you to share your thoughts …