||[Sep. 2nd, 2005|03:43 pm]
A to the I to the V-A-Z
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I know posting about Hurricane Katrina and how helpless you feel is the new black, but I couldn't help it. I was drinking a bottle of water, and I spilled a bit of it on my shirt and pants, and I cussed... and then I remembered how countless people in Louisiana and Mississippi and Alabama would KILL to be able to spill fresh water on themselves, and the news stories I've heard and read about the babies and men and women who are DYING of dehydration. I am so grateful to be this privileged, and... hell, downright BLESSED to be in this position. I'm working in an air-conditioned office, making 13 dollars an hour, with a fridge in the kitchen that is STOCKED with sodas and juices and ice-cold water. I really don't know what I can do. I'm a poor full-time worker and college student, a newly-wed, and working on becoming a dad... the tiny amount of money I could donate couldn't make a difference. Anyone that knows me knows to never tell me I can't do something... I guess the hardest thing in the world is having to tell myself that I can't do anything constructive.
Just one more thing. I really appreciate the lack of political sniping going on in here. My politics don't mesh with probably 85% of my friends, and people on here... and sometimes I feel like they don't mesh with anybody... but what makes me mad is that people constantly look to blame something on someone. I really don't think anyone was at fault in this. It's too easy to say "The President" or "Congress" or "The Goverment" or, as I have heard more than once today "God". The bottom line is, this was a natural disaster. A terrible one, but this isn't a time to argue about who caused the hurricane, and who should've done what... we just need to be there for each other.
May God continue to Bless America.