This sprung out of discussion in my last thread…
It is clear that the US was unprepared for such a catastrophe… but then, I see it as human nature to be unprepared for the unimaginable and react rather than be proactive. Humans are reluctant to face death and prepare for it… Yes, the Gulf Coast should have probably taken a note or two from the Netherlands before last week, but it’s too late for that now.
What I think will be the real crisis in all this is the ongoing refugee situation… there are 100s of 1000s of refugees and no place to put them.
It’s time people start opening their doors and welcoming some of these people in. There is no reason for them to wallow in filth in an overrun stadium or two or three. And I can’t see them setting up massive refugee camps in the Midwest with winter approaching.
Why haven’t there been calls for people to take some of these poor displaced people in?
Canada and the US took refugees from the Balkans in 1999.
I for one would be happy to open my door to a family that had nowhere else to go. I can provide the support network that they have lost. The cost to me would be hardly anything compared to the trauma and desperation of living in a refugee camp.
It’s time to step up.