Other thoughts on the New Orleans disaster - Journal of Omnifarious
Sep. 2nd, 2005
04:16 pm - Other thoughts on the New Orleans disaster
I see lots of trashing of the current administration for not doing more for the people who are in the stinking cesspool that was New Orleans. This is all comforting and everything. Bash the government and those evil Bushies that we don't like. But, how does it help the people there now?
Seems to me that now is the time to do something, or find people who are doing something and help them to do it. Not the time to sit around pointing fingers. It looks to me like finger-pointing as exactly why this mess is as bad as it is. Doing more of it right now isn't going to help matters.
Talking about public officials and their responsibilities is a fine (and very necessary) thing to do once the emergency is over. Take a page from the mayor of New Orleans. It's obvious in this audio interview (written transcript) that he doesn't care much about politics just now. He just wants someone to help the people in his city.
So, I don't think heading down to New Orleans to pitch in is the best use of my time and resources. Can anybody give me any better ideas?