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Hurricane Katrina: aftermath
A couple quotes from an article in the Army Times:
I just can't help but wonder: what is wrong with people? Are they so completely amoral?
The destruction brought by a Category 5 hurricane, according to some news reports, was not entirely unexpected. What I have been surprised by is how quickly New Orleans turned to anarchy. I expected looting, because people had no other way to get necessities like food. I expected some would exploit the situation to steal televisions and electronic equipment. I did not expect the level of violence that has taken place.
It is disgusting that the military is being forced to handle New Orleans as a combat operation. The human debris that are turning New Orleans into Somalia II are attacking people who have come to the city to help. From MSNBC:
The military is going to have to show zero tolerance for the human debris that have turned New Orleans into a mirror image of a third world country gripped by civil war. If those people want to live by the sword, they need to die by the sword. Martial law will need to be imposed and the thugs will need to be treated as enemy combatants.
I suppose I should not be surprised. Human beings, since the fall, have been in slavery to sin. Adolf Hitler's regime murdered millions in Nazi Germany. Stalin's evil regime in the Soviet Union murdered millions as well, far more than even Nazi Germany did. We are surrounded by examples of how evil human beings can be. Right here in Bloomington, Indiana, people drive their cars down College Avenue, oblivious to the fact that unborn babies are being ripped limb from limb inside the Planned Parenthood facility.
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart." -- Genesis 6:5-6.