Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Good Question: Is There a Good Answer?

Scooter posted a comment on Hurricane Ike recently with her usual piercing, no-nonsense insight.

Why are the "persons of prominence" silent to the victims of Hurricane Ike when they poured out so much support for victims of Hurricane Katrina?

Read the rest here - with photos that don't lie.

I don't know about anyone else but I would truly love to hear a from-the-heart answer to that question.

I have friends and family in the area that are surviving by their wits and chopping destroyed houses into firewood because they have to heat water to drink. This is in the middle of the 4th largest city in America, kids.

No, really, I'd like to hear an answer. More than that, I'd like to see another example set of those who have more giving to those who have been harmed again. I'm supporting the Red Cross in these relief efforts, but I don't have the reach of some of the people who gave 7-figures to Katrina victims.

Any time you're ready, I'm listening.

1 comment:

  1. I tried to leave a comment but it’s typing backwards…I KNOW…bizarre.

    I was wondering the exact same thing this afternoon. It seems the media has forgotten about Ike and left all those poor people to fend for themselves. I guess they aren’t the right economic demographic or ethnic persuasion. I guess they aren’t whining enough that it’s getting anyone’s attention. It’s a war zone there and nobody seems to even care. I think it’s despicable. They would rather report on Troopergate than tell about the hurricane victims.

    And another thing…where is the Manilow Fund. They gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Red Cross when Katrina hit. They matched fan donations. Does this not qualify? I would like an answer to all of those questions as well.