Little did I know, when I wrote my angry entry last week, that the international community was begging to help and our own government couldn't be bothered to answer or respond to any of the calls.
Our government must be held responsible for their reprehensible actions and their even more reprehensible inactions in the wake of this enormous tragedy.
And I'm not talking about the amorphous "government" -- I am talking about the individuals who are in the positions of power and responsibility and did not act in a timely, compassionate, humane or intelligent manner.
It starts with the Commander-in-Chief. Truman said, "The buck stops here" and it does. It doesn't matter what excuses the President gives for not being properly informed, etc. -- it is his duty and his job to put the competent and intelligent and ACTIVE people in the jobs responsible for our lives.
There were many, many weak links in this chain. The weakest is at the top, and that link put in many of the weak links across the way.
As citizens, we cannot let this rest. To hell with the spinners and the ones who claim that it hurts more than helps to criticize. We cannot wait and let things "settle down".
We need to demand accountabliity TODAY and see the improvements put into action within hours or more lives will be lost. More property will be seized and more people will be dehumanized.
Individuals are doing great and heroic acts of kindness and human interaction.
FEMA -- which is supposed to be comprised to people, but seem more like androids at this point -- is not.
It has to stop.
In grief and fury,