2014 Landslide Oso Washington
“Why would God do this, why would He allow this happen?” An Oso women resident asked in the news camera.
It is a question asked too often after tragedies. And the question that follows is always ” We couldn’t have foreseen this.”
The answers to both; He doesn’t and you did. God sends us warnings all the time through people or nature itself. Sadly history is full of tragedies that have ignored both.
If we look closely we can find the root cause for everything. We’ve pushed nature so far out of reality, arrogantly believing something as small as We can bend it to fit our needs. We continue to live in la la land thinking we can live without respecting it. We’ve become a sobriety that under values life and accepts greed and crapiness in productivity as normal.
The Landslide in Washington is incredible to imagine. A town gone. Going to bed expecting to wake. It’s something we all do. We go to bed unprepared for our death which could happen just like that. The horrible thing about it is the town should never have been built. Everyone including residents knew its history of landslides. One took place in 2008. In fact 4 new home had been built since then. How was God involved? By way of Danial Miller a gemologist working for the army corp wrote a report telling how dangerous mudlsides in the area were inevitable.
Some Past Disasters Involving Human Neglect
Mount St. Helen
In 1847 after visiting Mount St. Helen, Canadian artist Paul Kane painted a scene depicting its eruption as Indians looked on. For Hundreds of years Pacific Northwest Indians have called St. Helen the Smokey Mountain. 1800 saw a major eruption and inbetween 1831 and 1857 there were smaller incidents. Even in the early 1900s there had been activity. In 1968 an article in the Christian Science Monitor stated it was “worried” over its snow covering. In 1975 3 geologists who had been studying the volcano sine the 1950s reported “Mount St. Helen “the one volcano in the continuous USA most likely to erupt before the end of this century” Dwight Crandall.
Missouri Kansas Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse
1981 newly opened Kansas City Hyatt Regency collapsed from structural defects injuring 216 people and killing 114. It was the worst engineering disaster in the US before 911. Even though they had many set backs including disputed communications between the Steel Co and contractors even when a 2,700 square foot roof of the atrium collapsed and even when on-site project representation during the construction phase was requested, none were not acted on by the owner (Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation because they refused to spend the money) the Hotel opened.
Since 1718 ,176 Hurricanes have been documented of Louisiana’s coast from then until Katrina. New Orleans was wiped out by one in 1722. After facing more Hurricanes over the next century the town continues to build and in 1922 another Hurricanes flooding killed 275. And in 1947, 51 people were killed. But this wasn’t enough information for modern Americans to move away from what is and will always be an absolute danger zone.
Mount Tambora in Sumatra
In 1815 Mount Tambora one of the tallest peaks in the Indonesian archipelago at the time erupts eradicating a whole Island culture. Over 100,000 people were killed. Three years prior rumblings could be felt and a black smokey cloud appeared. Britain had gained control of the island 4 years earlier. Not recognizing what volcanic activity sounded like, they dismissed it as cannon fire. Since its been inhabited since 500 B.C you can bet the natives knew.
Disaster upon disaster spanning over millenniums occur. A recent few-
1847-51: One million Russians die from cholera
1969: 20 million Chinese die of famine after 9 million deaths by the same in 1847-51
1984-In Bhopal India 40 tons of toxic chemical soup fell over the million sleeping residents. The horrific mind blowing effects of Worlds Worst Industrial Disaster by american majority owned pesticide plant, Union Carbide (used to own Energizer and Everready and now is owned by DOW Chemical Company) in Bhopal India was caused by faulty and non functioning materials which owners and senior officials refused to update even cutting back on employee benefits and making them read english manuals, all so they could fill more of their own pockets. Prior reports and 4 reported accidents since 1974, one involving 24 +deaths but deafness falls on greedy ears. Over 500,000 people were affected, 15,000 bodies and 1,000s of animal carcasses filled the streets the morning after dying torturous deaths. 18,000 suffered the same fate within two weeks. Three generations later children are still being born with grotesque abnormalities, limbless, speechless and having deformation in brain and other horrendous disabilitis. Many are left alone to rot. The toxicity of the water and ground today are 1000 x higher than the World Health Organization allows. In 2013 the India courts decision required DOW chemical to explain its continual absconding from serious criminal charges (CEO Warren Anderson fled back to America and the Supreme Court refused to extradite him) from the chemical disaster and from helping with the ongoing medical treatment of victims. No One served Jail time.
God doesn’t cause disasters, HE lets us know they are coming.
The mind blowing, devastating, residual consequences of human arrogance, ignorance and greed will forever be a cause of death. Until compassion and integrity are instilled within humans and we start demanding as mandatory teaching in schools and communities so that it becomes an inescapable human characteristic, the bottom line will always be selfishness and death.