posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 01:11 AM
"They" (the government) can't always save us. This disaster shows well that in the battle of man vs. nature, nature can simply beat individuals
and entire governments. It's pretty weak to say that it's 'they're fault,' and that 'they should have, could have, shoulda have,' etc.
'They' are working like crazy to help people and remedy this disaster and the only limits have been logistics and resources vs. the situation.
The idea that the US government can apply an instant bandage and remedy the impact of a Carribean-borne natural 500-megaton nuke has probably been
created by 70 years of Hollywood images of American oil drillers flying into space and blowing up planet-killer asteroids. While this country
certainly has power, the idea that it can't hit a wall or even a speedbump is a fantasy set into peoples' minds so strongly that not even Katrina
can blow it out.
Even in the bosom of civilization, a city, nature can get us. The reason people are so enraged by the lack of relief and rescue and flinging
accusations of racism or incompetence is that we just can't conceive of the fact that a natural disaster can possibly temporarily overwhelm the
rescue / relief ability of a country the country that 'put men on the moon.' Well, it can, and 'they' can't always save us.