I do not like death. This is not an uncommon sentiment.
And yet, for some reason, my threads of study seem to always lead in the same direction. Last semester, I spent two months writing about the Philadelphian Native American riots of 1844. I studied the banana industry, and found out about brutal conquests and dangerously harmful chemicals. I then turn to something innocuous, the strategy game Bagchal from Nepal, and I end up with more violence.
Twice in the history of Nepal has the majority of the royal family been massacred in a few hours.
If it bleeds, it leads, Dr. Downing says.
To those who were disturbed by my use of strong language in a quotation this morning, I apologize. I was taken aback myself, for I have never spoken to anyone so offended or angry at an honest question.I had hoped to duplicate a bit of that. I hope my replacement text works well enough.
I still do not know if genteel American speech is sufficient to explain the horror of Nepal's situation. Perhaps there are no words for it.