What about katrina?

United States
January 17, 2007 7:46pm CST
Do you think that we should be more concerned about our own countries problemes instead of somone elses right now?
4 responses
• Singapore
18 Jan 07
Katrina was most unfortunate. I think I should alway be charitable at heart thus its not a matter of your problem so your solve it rather its good to show compassion and contribute whatever means we can. Sharing, care, concern and love is a virtue.
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@shogunly (1406)
• Libya
18 Jan 07
I think your country actually IS the problem . If a great country is ready to carry quarter of a million people halfway across the world (supposedly) to "spread democracy" yet fails to provide basic needs to it's citizens in times of disaster ,there is obviously something wrong . Either spreading democracy isn't the only motive behind this war , in which case they are trading the lives of the soldiers for profits to companies owned by the rich , and making "mercenaries" out of a regular army or they are so humanitarian and philanthropic they did what they did in Iraq for totally altruistic purposes , BUT citizens of their own country for some reason do not qualify for "humanitarian" or "philanthropic" aide ,maybe because they are mostly black in the part of the country stricken by the disaster ?
• United States
18 Jan 07
I agree with you, but I don't think that it is our countrys problem, I think It is the leaders problem. Almost everyone in this country is against what our government is. Its all about corruption of world leaders.
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@shogunly (1406)
• Libya
18 Jan 07
Politics and power have always been infested with corruption . Tyranny might be expected and sometimes accepted in some countries ,where people are ignorant hence irresponsible and unable to organize and govern themselves , BUT NOT THE USA ! That country that set the standards of freedom for the world cannot allow itself to become corrupt ! It is my opinion people there are nowhere near doing enough to ensure the government is really for the people ,by the people . When the government truely puts the welfare of its citizens foremost ,the other countries in the world can only become better because : #1 America would set an example for oppresssed peoples , instead of supporting and maintaining despotic allies in the third world for strategic and financial gain . #2 A people-government would be less inclined to throw the army all over the world where America has no business , unlike the policy adopted currently which is behind a lot of tensions on the world scene . #3 A HUMUNGUS fortune is being usurped by the privileged in the american social ladder and thrown into the accounts of WEAPONS companies to purchase technologies that are exaggerated -this economic power can be used by a peaceful government to boost development in starving countries -as I am sure the altruistic and kind americans wish to do once they have secured the wellbeing of all american citizens. What do you think?
• United States
18 Jan 07
I couldn't agree more
@kritipen (4083)
• United States
18 Jan 07
As being a part of mankind it is a good gesture that we symphatise and have compassion for our fellow beings. Paying attention to other problems gives us an insight into those problems and increases our ability to deal with them better in case we have to face them.
• Singapore
18 Jan 07
Katrina was most unfortunate. I think I should alway be charitable at heart thus its not a matter of your problem so your solve it rather its good to show compassion and contribute whatever means we can. Sharing, care, concern and love is a virtue.