HAITI-A NECESSARY DOSE OF PERSPECTIVE FOR THE WORLD
Sometimes it takes an incredibly tragic event like the earthquake in
Even if it only lasts for awhile.
Empty-headed entertainers from TV and
Because of this distorted puffball media perspective, we miss too many real life events because they’re hidden behind this distorted reality where Brett Favre’s shoulder injury matters more than your neighbor losing his job and eventually his house.
Tragic events like the one in
Devastating natural events like earthquakes in the center of a major city can do only one of two things-make us look better as a species or make us look worse.
The jury is out on this so far, but the betting money is on “looking better”.
At this point, the UN is highly impressed with the immediate and unconditional response from its high profile member countries. You get the usual participants-the
But now we have
There are more but… you get the picture. This is like a World Cup without the drunken brawling and with
This is a UN cooperative effort that actually works-that happens about as often as Halley’s Comet. For once, we don’t have to reflect on the negative global repercussions of a maniac like Osama Bin Laden.
Instead we get to see something very positive coming out of massive tragedy, so for this week anyhow, the UN is a reality, not a punch line, celebrities get kicked off the front page- and so do lowlife terrorists.
And one of the world’s worst
DENNIS:"I beg to differ . As usual "Uncle Sugar" (the US) has risen to the task in a big way but the combined total of aid from the rest of the world is a drop in the bucket in a calamity the size of this. Cuba has been kind enough to allow our planes to fly through their air space, rather than having to go around the island but I think that's it, so far. Hugo Chavez has sent one plane load of something from Venezuela. The (sort-of) moderate Muslim countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia have kicked in a little but the rest of the Muslim world is typically silent, when it comes to charity for others.