These times in which we live sure have changed. There was an explosion in a Harlem neighborhood in mid March. Some of the nearby residents immediately thought that it might be some sort of terrorist attack? Really? Even before any evidence surfaced? I cannot fault them. These are the times in which we live. That’s the way of the world. Things didn’t used to be that way. But because of the way society has evolved, I supposed that’s just how things are.
Then there is the case of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished, almost into thin air. If you missed this one, in early March, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing suddenly disappeared from radar. There’s no concrete evidence as to what might have happened. As expected, the thought of “act of terrorism” popped up. Some so-called eyewitnesses even claimed to see someone shoot a surface to air missile, which is what brought the plane down; however, that was proven not to be true. Travelers with fraudulent passports were also believed to be responsible, but that also was disputed and found to have no merit. Then there was some speculation that the pilot may have committed suicide. Did both the pilot and co-pilot fall asleep? Who knows?
The point is, in this world of information-overload, few people think that an accident is only an accident. People are quick to allow their imagination to run wild, causing them to think the worst possible scenario. In fact, people conjure so much fiction in their minds that more people really ought to become writers. Of course, the overzealous media folks are partly to blame. Their goal is to get the story out, even if it isn’t 100% factual. So, I know they contribute to the misinformation.
Notwithstanding, it is very eerie that the plane would disappear from radar so suddenly without a trace. Had the plane traveled through the Bermuda Triangle, then a viable possibility might exist as to what really happened. Well, okay, that was merely a pun.
I don’t intend to make too much light of this situation. It’s quite serious. I am thinking of the family of all those poor, lost souls. The worst part for all of their loved ones is not knowing what happened. I sure hope there is a resolution soon.