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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Not even if I told you

And so I will. Just heard on my CNN podcast from Ed McCarthy (sp?), live in Mobile, Alabama,
A Biloxi, Mississippi official calls Katrina "our tsunami"
300,000+ South-East Asians dead? Hm, I'd say that's pretty much equivalent to a couple hundred Americans. Close enough Bobby Ray!

Update: I'm not going to delete this post, but just thought it needed to be qualified. I was not making light of the plight of people in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or anywhere else where this storm has caused loss of life and a dramatic unveiling of the most reprehensible facets of human character. Those facets drawn out by desperation (on the kind side), and a complete lack of respect for life (on the less kind side).

I stand by what I said, that it can't be compared to the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004. But seeing what's going on in New Orleans, the desperation people are facing, the awful things that are happening, the lack of support and help reaching them, I wanted to be clear I was not making light of this. It scares me to see what we descend to when there is no moral/legal guardian stopping us from doing what we please, when we please.

Damn, damn is all I can say... The whole world is a terrible place, where terrible things happen. As I would like to say more often,
Choose
Life.

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