knapplc wrote:Everyone is to blame for Katrina. Bush failed, FEMA failed, the City government of New Orleans failed, the Governer of Louisiana failed, the citizens of New Orleans failed, the various parishes failed, and in a broader sense we all failed. Katrina's fallout points to a systemic lapse in responsibility in this country, as does the looming financial meltdown and the state of rancor in our party politics. There is a huge tangent I could go off on here, but suffice it to say that this finger-pointing at Bush or FEMA or whomever misses the point of that disaster. The failures of Katrina are merely symptoms of America's ill health, nothing more, nothing less.
Very well said...
As for disasters and things like that, sure they happen.
Blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes.
Most people are at risk to at least 1 or more of these things.
Granted they hurt when they happen yes, but people should understand their climate and where they live.
Know that New Orleans is a big bowl just waiting to be filled with water.
Just know that California could break apart and fall off into the pacific because of the faults they lie on.
People need to realize this and be ready not scream at the last minute when there are many steps that could and should of been taken way before something like this hits.