Friday, September 02, 2005

Since nobody else has dredged it up yet...

Babble on.

"Is there a point where we are allowed to stop feeling sympathy for these people, seal off the borders and just let nature take its course?"

Just asking.

Babble off.


At 11:13 a.m., Blogger Greg said...

"No man is an island, entire of itself
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
if a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were
any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls
it tolls for thee."

The only thing I would add is those people don't need sympathy, they need food, water and evacuation. Most of all they need a government that is less concerned about covering its ass and more concerned about helping.

At 1:11 p.m., Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

I think you may have missed my somewhat obscure point here. The blogger who wrote the quote - regarding Central African villagers refusing WHO help - hasn't echoed that sentiment regarding the disaster in New Orleans, despite some of the residents' violent refusal of help (shooting at rescue choppers, looting hospitals, driving NG units and Urban Rescue units away, etc).

That's what I get for trying to be less verbose than normal, I guess.

At 6:01 p.m., Blogger Timmy the G said...

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At 6:02 p.m., Blogger Timmy the G said...

Your point was crystal clear, Damina, and well taken.

At 6:25 p.m., Blogger Chimera said...

When I saw the quote, I knew immediately whence it came.

The sentiment hasn't been echoed yet. Give it time...

At 11:54 p.m., Blogger Alan said...

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

At 2:56 a.m., Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

Alan, you're nothing if not consistent.


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