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Your soul instinctively gears to help and charity, particularly since poverty has made Haitians the economic least of our brothers. There is nothing else to think about when people need so much help, so fast, than easing their suffering.
Unless you have the soul of left wing politics…then a natural disaster is an opportunity to score points and create election year talking points.
After the 2004 Tsunami, as the world leaped to help, U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs Jan Egeland took the time to call Western countries “stingy” in their donations.
Egeland immediate found favor with his comrades at the NY Times, who agreed with him that America is stingy.
Of course we didn’t hear from Jan
Egeland when the
Compare that to the rhetoric of
the left today regarding
As usual, the base of the Democrat party can be found on Daily Kos, and as usual, they hold the most base and morally low opinions humans can fall to. A post about helping the Haitian people deteriorated into comments blaming the earthquake on “global warming” and bashing conservatives, including President George W. Bush.
The left suffers from a strange
affliction of blaming George Bush for the weather. That was highlighted when Hurricane Katrina
killed hundreds of people, giving it a rank of number 27 on the list of the most
deadly hurricanes in this hemisphere that George Bush didn’t cause, and not
even the deadliest
Of course when the weather killed 600 mostly poor, African Americans in 1995 via a heat wave, the right didn’t blame Bill Clinton for the deaths or his lack of prevention or response, because we on the right are smart enough to know the President doesn’t control the weather. And we were probably too busing helping at the time, since a study shows that conservatives are more charitable than liberals.
The only thing good people can do right now is donate to the Haitians and work for them to save them as best we can. And when the left starts complaining about the manner and extent to which we helped, we’ll just have to continue to help them too, in spite of it.