Joy (cithra) wrote,

Katrina, NOLA, ah.

It's true I have to stop reading, cjot & uly but I have to make one last outraged sqwall before I do.

That person holding the office of President of the United States has been turning down offers of help. From Canada, from other countries.

Oh, wait - apparently someone with a clue has let the woman set things right: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided “no offer that can help alleviate the suffering of the people in the afflicted area will be refused.” (That name again: Condoleezza Rice. Any of this ring any bells? Seems like she's always the one who ends up coming out and giving what-ever amounts to an apology at the moment.)

That really doesn't matter, though - as long as SOMEONE has stepped up and said "gosh no really we'd like some help don't mind what he said, please please don't be offended, we really need all the help we can get."

What kind of 'leader' turns down offers of help in a time of disaster? ah well, what are a few more thousands dying for pride and an utter inability to admit weakness or wrongdoing?

The people who are helping are the ones I have to remember. The people who are helping are the ones who are acting like human beings. There are more of them, there are more people doing good than not, but good is boring, and doesn't get reported. There is good being done in spite of all the obstacles... there is help being given by people who aren't isolated politicians. I have to focus on those people to avoid despair.

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