Monday, September 05, 2005
Hope everyone is off of work on Labor Day and enjoying it. Please though let us not forget how lucky we are to have work and to complain about our jobs and the little/big things that bother us. Because most of the people in New Orleans and the majority other areas of the Gulf have nothing. They're refugees in their own country. I really pray that help arrives to them. I hope they can find work, shelter, food, medical attention, put their children back in school and go on. I stupidly thought at first why didn't they leave? They knew the hurricane was coming. But these people are poor and really had no means to get out or money for a hotel if they could find a way to leave. And I was angry for all the looting that was happening, but you know if I was stranded their by my own country I would be very, very angry too and probably start behaving badly. I am so very upset at how little is being done to help these people. I am humiliated that the greatest and richest country in the world's government, my government has turned a blind eye to this tragedy. I want those people to get help! Why aren't those people getting help?The government has known for a long time those leavies were going to break for God's sake. And they let it happen. They get hurricanes all the time. Why couldn't they fix something that would have cost little and now is going to cost billions. And yes I think finger pointing is in order too. How FEMA was turning away help! How the president is responding to this. Some stupid comments that are being said. These people live in our country and they need help. But I guess since we can't even correct health care, social security, help the homeless, then what's a few extra thousand problems right?