Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Haitians deserve a chance at a better life. Will this be the beginning of a better future?

There is a terrible tragedy unfolding from the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, the poorest of the island Nations in our Southern Hemisphere. These human beings have suffered so much from incompetent leaders they have had this past half century. These people deserve so much better than the hand they have been individually dealt. It is possible that with help from many Nations around the world, they can use this tragedy to free themselves of the past and help rebuild a better future for themselves and their children. I hope this time is the last time and the beginning of a less painful life for the Haitian people. Humanity cries out tonight for help. Hopefully the world will respond dramatically. Let's all help give them a chance at it by an outpouring of help and donations to charities like the Salvation Army and Red Cross.

I feel very blessed tonight I am not in their situation, as it could just as easily been an earthquake here in the San Francisco bay area. I am trying to learn as much as I can about what people need and some of the problems where people must fend for themselves. I am a first responder in my community and the importance of proper training is being driven home again tonight. Be more prepared for a tragedy so you can help yourself and your neighbors and not be a dependent on others charity and assistance. Learn to be a giver yourself.

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Blogger Minneloushe said...

Thanks, Charles. Often, only a shock of this magnitude is sufficient to produce change in our stodgy, nearly-immobile mental outlook (example: Pat Robertson). Old habits die hard. And Haiti has no oil, after all.

But we certainly hope that people everywhere may come to learn brotherhood, because we are all mere cells in the human organism - in the cosmic organism, actually.

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