Get angry and then get busy
According to Slate news reporters are flipping their shit over what's happening in NOLA. It might be the dead bodies. The dead bodies are getting to people.
At Washington Monthly, Kevin Drum offers a brief history of Dubya, FEMA, flood control in Louisiana, and the war on Terruh
Is it me or does it seem to you like maybe FEMA dragged its feet because the bean counters want to keep redoing the math to make sure that all their homeland security initiatives stay flush in cash before spending any money on poor suffering folks in Louisiana?
I watched "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" with My Guy last night and all I could think of in the big scenes in the beginning was NOLA. Painful scenes of desperate people abandoned by their officials. Which makes me think of similar scenes in "War of the Worlds". Scenes in which we encounter disasters that we are not prepared or equipped to handle and the hard acts of triage of those who are in charge, those who lead. So let's get prepared.
Let's hope there are no zombies or space aliens headed towards NOLA right now. Because if the movies are any indication of what our government is like, if supernatural forces converging on NOLA, the government will not hesitate to drop a nu-Q-ler bomb.
My Dad says that I am too negative and pessimistic. And that I should be happy strong and positive. Upbeat. Not rain on parades, not bring people down, not dampen morale, not cause people to lose faith.
I truly would if I could. But we are what it is in our nature to be.
Let me say this: anger is energy. It can be used for good or evil. You can express anger and cause harm to yourself or to others. Or you can take the power of your anger and channel it. Use it as fuel for action.
Whatever action you can.
Because you might think that singing is frivolous and a waste of time. But the Boys Choir of Harlem has changed lives.