A Disaster of Unimaginable Proportions
The devastation caused, and continuing to be caused, by Hurricane Katrina is worse than any disaster this country has experienced.
This story has a multitude of angles, but the one I find the most disturbing yet fascinating is the oportunity to observe what happens to human nature when you combine poverty, lawlessness, extreme stress, and the survival instinct.
People will begin to lose their minds. Looting and violence will increase as the survival of the fittest instinct kicks in. Those with guns or willing to use violence will do so. Panic will be widespread and chaos will ensue.
The human dimension of this situation will likely prove to be very disturbing indeed.
And it's hard to imagine any terrorists coming close to wreaking this amount of damage, both physically, economically, the breakdown of government, rampant disease, and death.
And this isn't taking into consideration the fact that one of the country's, and the world's, most unique and vibrant cultural centers will likely never be the same. Will the vibrant spirit of New Orleans survive?