Thursday, May 1, 2008


"Society is set up in such a way that it's the poor and the uneducated who suffer the main impact of natural and man-made disasters" (115) is a quote that I found particularly interesting. It is a quote that, though no one would ever admit it, many people do actually believe in. I think this say-what-most-people-only-think satire is extremely effective and sharp.

1 comment:

Charlie Gephart said...

In response to my own post, I think the attitude of "disasters don't happen in these areas" is most present after tragedies in wealthy areas. It seems every time people are interviewed in affluent areas after a tragedy has happened in their town, they say something like, "I never thought something like this would happen here." The quote from White Noise definitely encapsules this feeling from people.