This morning I read an article on Facebook about the possibility of Japan having to be evacuated, 40 million people because of nuclear radiation. Tokyo alone, 10 million people having to leave their homes and perhaps not return! This is such a devastating occurrence, but it hasn't taken place yet. I was praying for them just 10 minutes ago, that God would give them comfort and hope in this dire situation. Then I remembered how the media has been lying and providing misinformation on a very regular basis. We even had the local newspaper printing lies on behalf of a council 3 months ago, and I'm sure it happens more than what we would know. We accept that marketing is filled with lies. Look at the picture of a sandwich in a Subway store. Filled to the brim, wholesome and delicious. When you get your's after pointing at that exact picture when ordering, it would be having less than half the toppings at best, guaranteed. We accept this somehow. Marketing is filled with lies, deliberately. From Petrol stations to politicians promoting coal seam gas mining. It does make me very sad, because the reality is that the people in Japan could be in a real bad situation, but I don't think that I will believe the media today. Why would I believe them now, knowing that they could make a headline story of a dog eating a bone if they wanted to? The trusting public would all be in awe of the feroudog and pity the poor bone. I sincerely hope that Japan's people are safe, and even more so that people will have integrity and realise that their actions reaches far into the future and lives of everyone. I am praying for that indeed.
I have some good news. I am a finalist in the Newcastle Emerging Art Prize on this Saturday. This seems rather insignificant in relation to 40 million people loosing their homes and perhaps their country.