RE: MyPictureSunday #11 - G20 Summit (no comment) Part 2
Incredible Tim, I had to wait until I got home to respond to this on my computer, I'm not that good at cell phone texting.
These images as seriously raw! You can feel the grit and emotional scars left behind in that city. I was over at my father-in-laws house today, they have a Russian background and have satellite feeds from Russian and other international news. The difference in coverage from that to American news is striking to say the least. This kind of event is glossed over, rose scented, and dismissed for other trivial crap that has no importance in the larger scheme of things.
As I watched on their tv I showed him your pictures from your first post. It was the same "real" content as the international reporting, but much more personal. Then your second post came across later in the day, the whole family stopped to look through your post in shock. Everyone said almost the same things. First, they were alarmed for your safety and asked how I "knew" you and if you were safe. Secondly, they felt a sense of sadness from the obvious distress of the world, and pity for the innocent casualties of the rioting - the local shop owners, etc. who clearly do not deserve to be the focal point of aggression. After they would just walk away in silence.
I am glad you are safe, grateful for your courage, and thankful for what you have shared with everyone.
I really don't know what else to say. It's clear the world needs reorganization, respect for humanity as a whole, and a time of healing.