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I don't know what you are talking about. Maybe I didn't come out and state it, but my comment was generally directed at all of the heartless comments that I have read over the last couple of days.
Originally posted by mishigas
I have the feeling that you would find some reason to be ashamed to call yourself an american, no matter what the circumstances were.
Originally posted by Jazzscapez
Humans are good people.
I cant imagine anyone who would NOT want to help.
Originally posted by RicoMarston
reply to post by SMR
On the subject of looting, I would dare say that there was some of it going on in places that were affected, but in the path of the tsunami, there was nothing left to loot. A massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami would be much more destructive than a hurricane, not to downplay katrina in any way. Also, I think our mainstream media was more inclined to distort the reality of the situation than the Japanese press. They played those images of looters non stop and beat it into our heads that when "those crazy black folks down south" get hit by disaster they all revert to wild animals. I don't know if the Japanese media is any more or less compromised than our own, but it's obvious that they don't have the same divide and conquer agenda that our's does.
Cheers to the OP though, it's good to look back and see just how supportive our friends have been to us in the past. It should make us feel the a sense of duty to our allies and those who have been good to us in the past. Japan has been one of our closest allies since after WWII, they deserve not only our help and our prayers, but our respect.