SCANNING THE NEWS today reminds me that "NATURE HUMBLES THE SOUL."
IT does not matter whether you live in Phi Phi Island or in Baton Rouge. It is the same anywhere. No one can beat Nature when it decides to go your way. No one can beat Nature if it pound its fury on homes, both humble and grand.
AMIDST the devastation of Katrina's aftermath, people found time to loot goods. They claim that they need them to survive. The policemen and the guards just looked the other way. Apparently, these people belong to the lower caste of society. Can't help but think: Why pour money in Iraq when there are people in the South who needs them?
POLITICIANS' priorities in government, especially if one belongs to the super-rich, superpower need to address the needs of its citizens. Most of those whose modest homes went with winds complained that when the evacuation warning was issued, they didn't leave. When asked why they did not, they answered they lacked the transport to do so. Which translated to more deaths. Those who remained stayed in the city's sports dome, yet this, too, suffered some leaks.
THESE and many more natural disasters make me think: not because we belong to a third world country makes us lesser mortals than our super-rich counterparts. Nature can leave havoc and devastations unlimited...Look at the tourists destinations hit by December's TSUNAMIs[ TIDAL WAVEs].
LET US BE THANKFUL that God gives us typhoons and not hurricanes.
LET US BE GRATEFUL that God gives us 'HANGING AMIHAN' instead of tornadoes.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
NATURE HUMBLES THE SOUL
投稿者 Cory 時刻: Tuesday, August 30, 2005