Just thinking . . .
In the past year – we’ve heard of some pretty horrific child abduction, rape, murder cases out of Florida. As a matter of fact, we’ve heard some pretty horrendous cases all over the United States of children gone missing, kids raped and killed – -as well as adults being killed . . . husbands killing their wives — wives killing husbands – – parents murdering their kids . . . kids shooting other kids… shooting up schools . . . work place violence. . and on and on.
I haven’t looked up the crime rate in the United States — but it’s not great, really.
In the media blitz over young Natalee Haloway gone missing in Aruba – I’ve notice an odd happenstance. This girl goes missing – – rumor swirl over her dissapearance and it just doesn’t look good that she’s still alive at this point. I hope she is, but according to the news, I’m not overly optimistic.
The odd thing I noticed?
“Do you think it’s safe to travel to Aruba?”
“Would you travel to Aruba after hearing about this?”
“We’re taking a poll – – 48% say they will never travel to Aruba because of this case”
“Is Aruba safe?”
Ok – legitimate questions?
I wonder what the comparison would be if they compared Aruba’s crime rate over the past 10 years to that of New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami — etc, etc, etc.
With all the bad news that came out of Florida this year — did you hear the media asking :
“Is it safe to travel to Florida?”
“Will you ever travel to Florida again?”
“We took a poll and 48% will never travel to Florida ever again”
It’s not that people don’t think of those things on their own – – but I don’t believe I have ever heard of the media pushing the ‘safe’ issue in places within the United States. However, when crime happens in another country – – the media seems to be questioning whether or not anyone should ever travel to that spot ever, ever again. Almost, in effect, frightening Americans from travelling to that country — making it sound so ominous and scary.
You’re probably safer in Aruba than you are in LA. Or at least, just as safe.
Who knows? Just something I noticed.