August 30, 2005

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?

9 Comments:

At 8/30/2005 10:49 PM, Blogger politicalwind said...

Dope, I share your concern about the future of New Orleans. I remember, vividly, my first trip there. We were in my parent's yellow ford station wagon with wood paneling. We drove from the Quad Cities to New Orleans where my dad introduced us to raw oysters and live jazz. In subsequent years, we've traveled the gulf coast to places like Biloxi, Gulfport and Gulf Shores.

It's beautiful country and shoreline, that boasts extraordinarily tasty seafood and decent folks. Dope, perhaps you should start a telethon or something to raise money or organize volunteers from the 36th District to head down to New Orleans?!

 
At 8/31/2005 8:44 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I'm thinking of taking up a collection to keep people from going down there. It could only add to the problem.

What is being called for is cold hard cash. To donate to the Red Cross, you can call 1-800-HELPNOW (435-7669)

 
At 8/31/2005 10:10 AM, Blogger diehard said...

The point was brought up today on the Stephanie Miller show this morning.
Instead of naming these hurricanes Katrina or Ivan or Camilla etc we should give them a different name.
GLOBAL WARMING!! Call them all that.
Then maybe people will get the message that it ia real!!

 
At 8/31/2005 2:41 PM, Blogger SENOR MF BADASS said...

We could call auto accidents "global warming", too. That would be cool.

 
At 8/31/2005 3:25 PM, Blogger diehard said...

Senoir dumbass
I suppose you dont think global warming is real!

 
At 8/31/2005 4:13 PM, Blogger SENOR MF BADASS said...

I don't really know. And... neither do you. But I do know that there were hurricanes before there were SUV's.

 
At 8/31/2005 4:17 PM, Blogger SENOR MF BADASS said...

Also, do you think that starting your sentence by calling me a dumbass encourages a vibrant and intelligent debate... or are you so close-minded that it makes no difference? The posting on this site is like some kind of four-way, like-minded circle jerk. Why not stop patting each other on the back long enough to consider that someone who disagrees with you is not necessarily a mouth-breathing, sister-fucking retard?

 
At 8/31/2005 8:53 PM, Blogger diehard said...

There were hurricanes before there were SUVs brilliant!
Were did you get you Doctorate of Science Rush Limbaugh University of Conservative radio

 
At 9/01/2005 11:40 PM, Blogger SENOR MF BADASS said...

No...
You see, you don't have to be a scientist to know that. What research have you done that proves your assertion that global warming caused Katrina?

 

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