Solidarita s Japonskem

PRAHA – Pustošivé zemětřesení a cunami, jež 11. března postihly Japonsko, napáchaly napříč pobřežními oblastmi na severovýchodě země otřesné hmotné škody – vyostřené ještě hrozbou jaderné katastrofy – a v zemi, která jako jediná plně zakusila děsivý potenciál atomu, opět vzbudily hluboké znepokojení. Pohřešovány jsou tisíce lidí, statisíce musely opustit domov a milionům chybí voda, potraviny či vytápění, při teplotách blízkých mrazu. Očekává se, že počet obětí na životech přesáhne 15 tisíc.

Japonsko je bohatá země, což by leckoho mohlo svádět k přesvědčení, že by mělo být schopno uskutečnit většinu rekonstrukčních snah vlastními silami. Ve světě po ekonomické krizi, kde je nedostatek veřejných i soukromých finančních prostředků, lze navíc tvrdit, že pomoc při odstraňování následků katastrof se má zaměřovat jen na chudší země a národy.

Rozsah pohromy, jíž Japonsko čelí, je ale tak obrovský, že naši pomoc potřebuje. Sdílený pocit lidské solidarity je pro občany mocných států stejně důležitý jako pro občany chudších zemí. Právě takováto solidarita, projeví-li se v dobách, jako je ta současná, dokáže vyvolat pocity vděčnosti a důvěry, které mohou přetrvat po generace.

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