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  • The third largest forest fire in the history of Colorado is still raging, getting ever closer to homes. Yesterday, it just jumped the Poudre River. It was sparked by lighting, fueled by the remnants of a very dry winter.

    This morning, I went online and saw that CNN had an update, followed by "comments". I was sad to see that many people were making jokes and saying insulting things about this tragedy.

    There was prejudice, political grandstanding, lack of compassion for people losing their homes, and pure unadulterated ignorance about nature and its incredible force.

    It made me weep for my fellow Americans, but not hate them.

    Otherwise, I would be just like them.

    ¿Reirse del sufrimiento de otros?

    Uno de los incendios más grandes en la historia de Colorado sigue quemando los bosques y acercándose a las casas. Ayer, cruzó el Río Poudre. La chispa fué un rayo, que prendió fuego rapidamente, dado el invierno seco que tuvimos este año.

    Esta mañana, me fijé en el internet y encontré un artículo de CNN, seguido de comentarios.
    Me entristeció ver que mucha gente se burlaba de esta tragedia, con insultos y chistes.

    Habían comentarios con prejuicios, política, falta de compasión por la gente que ha perdido su vivienda, y una ignorancia total sobre la fuerza de la naturaleza.

    Me hizo llorar por mis compatriotas americanos, pero no odiarlos.

    Si no, sería como ellos.
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