Sunday, September 04, 2005
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.