It saddens me to read about all the hateful and judgemental reactions people are having toward painful world events. On the internet news blogs, so many people are stating that Japan deserved the earthquake and tsunami for killing so many whales and dolphins. Others are stating that the South and Midwest deserves the storms and tornadoes for voting largely for Republicans who want to destroy unions and deny human-made climate change. I don't like the fact that Japan has killed so many whales and dolphins. And I don't like what the Republicans are doing. But this is no excuse for such hatred that only increases suffering. Not all Japanese are for the slaughter of marine mammals and not all Southerners and Midwesterners vote Republican.