Have we fallen through the looking-glass?

Just when you begin to doubt that truth really is stranger than fiction, someone pushes the envelope.

In Italy, six scientists and one government official were convicted of manslaughter for failing to give adequate warning of an earthquake that killed more than 300 people. Seriously, they have been sentenced to six years in prison because of an unpredictable force of nature.

One can only hope that the Italian justices are simply trying to prove a point of some kind; that they have no intention of following through on this sentence. However, even if that is the case, this is a frightening precedent.

Reason and rational thought is in jeopardy. What can we expect next … Witch hunt trials?

It appears as if we have fallen through the looking-glass with Alice. White is black; up is down. I don’t think the Cheshire cat is amused.

Alice through the looking glass

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About galjody

Professional communicator and brand image engineer; writer; sci fi geek
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