Friday, September 2, 2005

Sadness and disgust

Posted by kuri, ping, the pinglet, & mini-ping on 9/02/2005
E7 and I just got back from NY from my brother's wedding. I was going to post about the wedding but find that I can't do it just yet because of the horrific situation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

I was so saddened to see the pictures of New Orleans under water, one of my favorite cities in the U.S. But this paled in comparison to the disgrace of what is now happening in the city.

Looting when you don't have enough food, water, clothes and diapers for your kids? Absolutely.

Looting color TVs and electronic equipment. I don't think so.

Shooting a helicopter trying to rescue people? What the f*ck.

Raping women? Absolutely disgusting. Appalling (Read about it at CNN).

It's getting harder for people to remember that most of the people who are stranded there are those who didn't have the wherewithall to get out of the city before the hurricane...no money for bus fare, no cars, no family and friends with whom to stay. But it is harder to resolve that picture with reports of thugs roaming the streets, looking to make trouble for other people, as if they didn't have enough trouble to begin with. It's appalling.

Oh, and Bush? Do NOT get me started. What I want to know is why can we get aid to foreign countries faster than we can get aid to our own citizens?

To donate, visit the Red Cross site at www.redcross.org

1 of you feeling verklempt. Tawlk amongst yourselves:

Mom said...

That certainly is the question to be answered....why it took so long to get relief flowing. If it had gotten there when it should have gotten there (& not 5 days later), maybe the thugs wouldn't have been able to get control. Appalling, yes. Disgusting, yes. And the thugs....an incredibly small minority of the thousands and thousands of innocents there who were terrorized & terrified. A disgrace & a shame that it took that long to get help there....& someone better have to answer for it. I'm so angry and disgusted with the powers that be.

 

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