Thursday, September 1

RESPONSE (FINALLY!) FROM U.N. AND A DOZEN OR SO COUNTRIES (WE THINK)

I have written a number of posts in the wake (here, here, and here, as but three examples) of the Hurricane Katrina cataclysm and what, in the early going anyway, appeared to be an indifferent community of nations to the plight of the hapless, homeless victims of Hurricane Katrina. Last evening, I published this post signaling the early stirrings of a modest international response.

Now there's this post from Michelle Malkin, which was published late last evening, which pointed to encouraging news and for which we in America can be grateful, particularly if that response is genuine and it builds, as it did over days and weeks for the Asian Tsunami.

Yes, America is a wealthy, affluent nation, with huge resources on which to draw. But we are also a generous nation -- the most generous people on the planet -- and in our time of need our nation's economic might shouldn't be a consideration for withholding relief aid from us in the form of medical teams, search and rescue personnel, much-needed supplies, and hard assets to help in the recovery from one of the world's epic natural disasters.

As I wrote at another site in response to a woman who accused me of "grousing":

I have never read in Christian doctrine or any body of literature that the less fortunate should never help the more fortunate when calamity befalls the heretofore more fortunate. What a world it would be if that's how the math of friendship, fellowship, Christian love, and neighborliness were calculated.
Meanwhile, and right now today, you can do something for your fellow Americans of the Gulf Coast states, who are in desperate need at this hour. Please elect to do so!