Wednesday, January 13, 2010


A photo of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Photo from the BBC World Service

The images coming from Haiti the last two days are horrific. There are far worse pictures than this one from the BBC , but I simply couldn't bear to post photos of injured, dying or dead people. I know that I'm not alone in my sadness over this situation. We have so much in this country. When bad things happen here, even the worst things like hurricanes, earthquakes, floods etc., we have resources to care for the injured and the displaced. Sometimes, after disasters like Hurricane Katrina and even the floods that occurred here in Iowa it sometimes seems that we don't. Of course, as awful as these things were and as mismanaged as the federal government's reaction to them may have been, if we are honest, we all have to admit that those situations pale in comparison to what's happening now in Haiti.
Maybe I'm naive, but I never cease to be amazed at the reaction that some people have to tragic events like this. Today when I read comments from hypocrites like Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson I really couldn't believe what I was reading. I know I shouldn't be surprised at the hate and venom that these two fools are capable of spewing, and yet I was. Shame on both of you for using the deaths of tens of thousands of people who already had so little, to feed your own filthy agendas. Shame on you both. I don't often use this space to to vent, but today I felt that I needed to.
On the other hand, I know that most of us are decent and caring human beings who are grateful for what we have and saddened for others who are in agony. If you are looking for something to do to help, here are some great places to start.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Good for you for your comments! Right behind you. What evil, hateful comments they have. I sometimes wonder why people listen to their filthy lies.