I’m listening to the news and they are talking about another incredibly violent scenario in Bagdad. (You can view the story here: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/DA17BAA8-A3D5-4E5D-838D-9A1BD17D52B2.htm.) The reporter made mention that it has been the most violent week yet, resulting in a new death toll.
While they are reporting facts about the incident, what group claimed responsibility, the significance of the target people or areas, etc., they play background recorded at the scene right after it happened. Sometimes these reports have footage of what was going on just before and as the suicide bomber ignited or drove a car into something. That’s freaky. It’s as if the journalist was at the wrong place at the wrong time, recording something else.
It’s pretty horrible, if you really listen to it. Most people are desensitized or reprogrammed not to notice. Or pre-occupied. There are a whole lot of people who are so self-centered and pre-occupied that they have no clue what is going on with the government, the international scene, or locally.
I notice when there is audio footage of some horrible violent act, there is screaming or frantic yelling. Sometimes they play people wailing, and people arguing and verbally escalating. At some point there is an emergency siren, and I noticed this time the emergency siren sound was different than the traditional emergency siren wail. If you know me ask me to hum it sometime, I can’t explain it. It was a high pitched, soured sound that would verbally equate to jumping on a trampoline with high, solid slow bounces that caused you to hover a superpower second in the air, on the brief plane between launching and gravity’s effect.