the humanity of others as we all share space on this planet.
Honestly, my mind has been all over the place as I watch the portentous media coverage. Watching from a distance as we sit comfortably in our lives, I guess we can agree that there's a sense of helplessness which overtakes our being. A feeling which compels us to act with the greatest of humanitarian spirit, hence the outpouring of support financial and otherwise. I have some thoughts swimming around in my head about this event, but before getting to them, I just want to say that it is truly awesome to see that within the first 48 hours of the earthquake, people have donated funds to the Red Cross in record numbers. Numbers that have surpassed the initial 48 hour response period in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the Tsunami in Miramar back in 2004.
And what's up with the talk about the prison being demolished by the quake in Port-au-Prince, and the possibility of lawlessness as a result? No shit, the prison? Was it necessary for that bit of useful information to hit the airwaves? Oh no, those savage animals from the prison are gonna be raping little girls, sticking needles in dolls, and sacrificing babies with their Voodoo ritualistic devil worship as they wait in the Superdome!
Y'all just had to go there, didn't y'all...
the answer they tell you just how much the U.S. and France and just about everybody else has had a hand in it. But no, that's never mentioned and sadly we're left with the perception of Haiti being a country of lazy shiftless Negroes beyond help by David Brooks in the New York Times....
Heritage Foundation do? They suggest that president Obama reach out to George W. Bush (remember that guy?) to assist in efforts in addition to other suggestions in a post titled Amidst the Suffering, Crisis in Haiti Offers Opportunities to the U.S., the pushing of unpopular pro-corporate policies just like they lined out for a post Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. Looking at the picture of those dead children in Haiti above, I guess it's safe to say that the saying "when there's blood on the streets, buy property," holds true in this capitalist opportunistic society of ours.
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