Friday, November 30, 2007

Pray For Mass Casualties

I was driving downtown the other day and I saw this police helicopter in the middle of the street. Not an everyday occurrence. St. Louis' center does not have a Green Zone. So what's all this, then?

As luck would have it, I had my camera with me. I walked back from my office and found that a regional disaster drill was going on.

The juxtaposition of the advertising sign on the taxi and the emergency services truck was weird. I don't know what's with the Our Lady of Guadalupe thing around here. She is a Mexican Catholic object of devotion but there are signs like this on taxis and billboards around our area, which doesn't have much Hispanic population. Various popes have given her promotions, medals and decorations. Pius XII declared her
“Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas" in 1945. The United States does not accept her jurisdiction.

I can't quite figure out how this imagery relates to the Mass Casualty Response Unit behind the taxi. Is OLOG here to rescue the mass casualties (of what or from what)? Or is the mass casualty unit responding to OLOG? And what's with this sign in the taxi's back window about a yoga class? It there yoga in Mexico? Is there intelligent life on earth?

Life is full of little mysteries.
Enquiring minds want to know.

TOMORROW: CDPB Theme Day - Bridges - With A Quiz And A Contest

1 comment:

Waldo Oiseau said...

I think the message from our holy lady is that to avoid being a casualy, you should practice yoga. :) Keep the mind and body at peace, and all will be well.