posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 07:42 AM
TKain: I agree with you on a few things here. Your first post had me extremely angry, then after your second I can understand your perspective.
We still can not let compassion escape us, for those who were victims, deserved to be rescued regardless of their reasons for staying. I don't care
to entertain the notion that I would have a made a better decision being that I haven't walked in their shoes.
Yes, the looting of department stores for tv's, shoes, and other merchandise angered me. Looting for food, water, medication, diapers, and things of
immediate survival is something that would definitely not be beneath me should I find myself with nothing. I cannot blame those who broke into stores
for necessities. Our human instinct is to survive...
Many people listen to and respond to authority. They may not have thought for themselves. They did not believe their lives were as endangered. Mayor
Nagin SHOULD have done everything that he did when Gustav was coming.
I think the major thing here is this, Katrina in all of it's horrific tragedy must serve as a painful lesson that we absolutely CAN NOT rely on the
government to rescue us. That we must rescue ourselves. I will agree 100% with you there. We all should look at the failure of the Superdome, and
realize that rapes were occuring, when the lights went out. And who wants to believe another human being could be capable of such an act in the middle
of a crisis? But it happened. For this, I don't want the government's hand in my life.
Now here we are facing this crisis, and it's a matter of time before we see more food shortages, prices going higher, and people having less. Will
people sit around and just discuss it, or will we be out stocking up as much as possible before there's really no one else to rely on but government
showing up with MRE's for the populace?
I was stuck in a situation where my city flooded one year, and no one knew what to do. This was back in the early 90's. I remember those long, long
lines waiting at the water truck in 100 degree heat, for my 3 gallon a day allowance., while people around me started getting angry and overheated.
There was fights due to line jumpers. Never again if I can help it.
[edit on 12-10-2008 by Asherah]