Friday, September 02, 2005

The other side of looting?

My friend and fellow blogger Grace Miao sent me this story. Perhaps not all looting is bad. Perhaps not all looters are to be blamed.

Let me also quote from her latest post at Flighty Child:

This is stuff out of Dante's Inferno.

The mind can barely grasp at the concept of having to abandon an entire city. New Orleans, after evacuation, may be empty until December.

But this has happened before -- December 26, 2004's tsunami, which shook Asia. The world took notice and came to the aid of those who needed it. There is a melancholy universality in human suffering. One cannot look at another human being in pain and not feel an overwhelming sense of pity. As it sees the devastation, the world will reach out again to help, I am sure of it.

Very well put. The world is looking, and the world is indeed reaching out.

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