posted on Aug, 31 2005 @ 05:36 PM
It's a bit sad that people are turning a natural disaster like this into a contest about who is or isn't sending aid to help. We should all be
sending whatever we can, if we can - regardless.
Yes the US is the biggest, best and most wealthy nation on earth, but try telling that to the hundreds, if not thousands, who have died in the last
couple of days, and to the tens and tens of thousands who are homeless right now.
Whether or not you are the 'big cheese' in the world, no one can expect any nation to deal immediately with the sort of devastation we are seeing.
The fact is that if any nation can offer help, it should do so - not to score points, or to slap itself on the back - just because it's the
right thing to do.
It's too easy to think we are all small fish in a big pond, but at times like this it needs us all to stand up and be counted as one
nation/race/planet or whatever you like, and do what needs to be done.
From my point of view, America is always there for other nations when disaster strikes. Yes, we rant and rave with US policies, yes most of us don't
like Bush, and yes, some Brits like me look back and wish for the days when we were as big and brave as the US is now, but it's all boll*cks!
Good people need help, and they need it now - who cares where the help comes from?