Thursday, September 01, 2005
I cannot believe it
Pardon me if this post is a little hysterical, but people are DYING in the streets in Louisiana, as if it were medieval times and this were the plague. The survivors are meanwhile starving to death and becoming dehydrated and they are surrounded by those who did not make it, unable to give the dead any proper final care. It seems they're having too much trouble trying to get people out of New Orleans and surrounding areas that not enough resources are being delivered to those still waiting to be evacuated. It's just unfathomable to me how we could let this happen, in what feels like slow motion, in our own country. Why wasn't there a plan to rescue and save these people in place? Why weren't emergency supplies and help waiting at the state lines Monday, ready to push into this new ground zero after the storm passed? This is not all Mother Nature's doing; people are dying long after the hurricane ended.