Thursday, September 08, 2005

A terrible force of nature and the terrible nature of man.

Here are some questions I asked myself regarding the aftermath of hurricane Katrina and maybe you did too:

"What explains bands of thugs using a natural disaster as an excuse for an orgy of looting, armed robbery, and rape? What causes unruly mobs to storm the very buses that have arrived to evacuate them, causing the drivers to speed away, frightened for their lives? What causes people to attack the doctors trying to treat patients at the Superdome?
Why are people responding to natural destruction by causing further destruction? Why are they attacking the people who are trying to help them?

The Intellectual Activist asks these questions and answers them.

It's a must read folks.