Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Boudreaux & Mbah Maridjan

When I read this story, I couldn't help but think of my friend Boudreaux.  Why is it that we refuse to listen to the alerts?  Is it like the car alarm in the mall parking lot?  Is it the boy that cried wolf?

"Even after an eruption alert was issued and most villagers on the slopes of Java's Mount Merapi had been evacuated, 83-year old Mbah (grandfather) Maridjan stayed put. The spiritual guardian of the mountain, his battle to tame one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes ended on Wednesday when he was buried by the mountain's thick ash.  He was reportedly found dead in a prayer position in his house, as rescuers also dug out more than two dozen more victims in the area - many who had also refused to leave.  In the wake of the eruption, houses and fields were left blanketed in thick, white ash, while leaves had been singed off trees.  Villagers say they will mourn the loss of a respected elder who was as important to them as the mountain itself."
Source: BBC

Eruption alerts are everywhere and the sheeple continue to graze with no concern.

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