nakarma daw ang japan for past war atrocities, say some chinese bloggers (and some pinoy commenters in pinoyexchange.com), to the dismay of the chinese government. read China’s official sympathy for Japan’s woes undermined by blogger’s glee.
read too The State Hornet’s Editorial: Disaster in Japan is not ‘karma’ with which i tend to agree. kung tutuusin pinagbayaran na ng japan lahat ng iyon when the u.s. dropped atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki in 1945 killing 150,000 to 240,000 people (which is not to condone that heinous act of revenge, it was totally uncalled for, tokyo was negotiating na for surrender).
if i’m thinking karma at all, it’s in the sense of, umm, knowing this area of the world to be earthquake prone, why are we all still here? why did our ancestors not have the sense to move away to safer places? i suppose because earthquakes didn’t happen that often, and never killed off entire populations?
in japan’s case, they got very smart about building earthquake proof buildings, but were not smart enough to stay out of coastlines, never imagining that tsunamis could come so instantly? and they just weren’t careful enough pala about upgrading safety features of old model nuclear plants, read Glenn E. Sjoden’s Why nuclear power is a necessity
dito sa pinas, if a big one hits metro manila, and estimates of widespread devastation prove true, because many of our buildings are poorly weakly constructed, and many of them are built on top of a major fault line, yan, yan ang karma.