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Sunday, 10 October 2004

The Value Of A Life

So Ken Bigley has been killed. I cannot imagine how horrific an ordeal this whole thing has been for him and his family. But why is it that one person’s death can be so shocking, when hundreds and thousands are killed every day and we ignore it? Is it because focusing on one person forces us to realise that it is a human life being taken and not just a number? What if for one day all around the world television broadcasters were forbidden to show anything on tv apart from people being killed at war etc? Would we go mad? Would we try to do anything? What will it take stop the killing?