Sunday, 21 November 2010

In solidarity with the missing miners, their loved ones, and their communities

I have nothing else to say at the moment, but to offer my solidarity.

But Sandra from Letters from Wetville has said something that I think should be listened to:

I would like the media to piss off.

They do not need to swarm around our town, vultures in search of a product to sell on their 'news' programmes.

I too, am desperate for news of the Pike River miners. I too, checked the internet and the radio about a zillion times today, hungry for word that the rescue team can begin their job. Like everyone else in Wetville, I appreciate the messages of support from all over New Zealand, all over the world.

Go read the whole thing.


Sandra - too heavy to stand on a soapbox, but undeterred said...

Thank you Maia.

Muerk said...

I completely agree. I also think that armchair experts who keep criticising the rescue teams not going in can jolly well piss off too.

You can feel the tension here in Greymouth. Everyone is waiting, everyone knows someone who works at Pike.