Cycle of Help: Emergency – Fast Action – Slow Action – Forget it
President Obama’s Newsweek article is necessary words addressing the Haiti disaster, I guess. Emergency actions speak louder and that his happening. Fast action is needed to get water, food, shelter, and security restored and that is coming from the US military with UN assistance.
Case in point
There are now 644,000 homeless people living on streets in the USA. Many are still sleeping on grates on sidewalks within sight of the White House. People line up for free coffee and doughnuts in a park adjacent the White House. The system is not working. Nearly 100,000 live on the streets of Los Angeles.
How do we rebuild economies, ours’ and others’ under these circumstances?
“I'm proud that America has decided to stand up. I'm proud of all the nations that have elected to send what they can to help as well. It's important to remember that we're not just individual nations, but part of a global community. That community was called upon, and they're rising to meet the challenge. That's what we must take away from this event, if nothing else.”