Sunday, September 04, 2005

Katrina!


My heart goes out to the thousands of people who have become refugees in their own country because of hurricane Katrina. The images reported by CNN make that part of the US look like a third world country.

I do have one observation though. These affected Americans complaints about their government's responsiveness to this calamity betrays an ugly sense of entitlement. It's as if they are entitled to demand help in this emergency. Coming from a region of the world where we are constantly hit by typhoons, floods, fires, terrorists etc. and where our government often finds itself helpless in national emergencies, I find USAmericans to be so spoiled.

1 comment:

Joey said...

I agree that Americans do sound spoiled as they whine about aid. However, unlike Filipinos, Americans aren't used to storms and therefore have not developed a stubborn resiliency to calamities. We even have an uncanny ability to laugh in the midst of difficulties and even joke about it. Mabuhay ang mga Pilipino!