Help, I need Somebody

4 thoughts on “Help, I need Somebody”

  1. Did you see the Oprah show where she blew the lid off of what was actually happening in the Superdome? Very sad. Apparently there were gang members inside, shooting and raping people, and security wouldn’t let anyone out of the building. And, of course, the electricity was out, so everything was dark. I can’t imagine anything as scary.

  2. I figured that the point of donating to the Katrina relief effort at this time was just to provide emergency services to the victims, in terms of rescue, food, water, shelter, medical attention, and so on. The US clearly sucked at providing this, but I did know that they were allowing the Canadian Red Cross into the area, so I felt the best thing to do was to give to them.

    As for helping the US rebuild the city, I agree with a lot of people that it’s up to them. I just really hated (and still do hate) to see pictures and read about the people who were abandoned, suffering and starving these last few weeks. Just because they’re in “the richest nation in the world” doesn’t make what they went through any less terrifying.

  3. Very well said. I made a donation, but was still very disgusted at the suffering and the lack of action after the storm. Personally, I blame the entire Bush administration, but that’s a whole ‘nother rant, in and of itself.

    Thanks for a great post.

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