I cannot believe what I am seeing on the television. This is the response of the world’s most powerful country to an anticipated natural disaster in a major city? Appalling. In India, where some place or the other gets flooded every year, we are well used to seeing footage of planes and helicopters air-dropping food, water and sundry relief materials. Never have I seen the army with guns, police with guns, refugees with guns like in New Orleans. The administration says “law and order” is priority number one. People are being asked to board up their houses against looters. And why are all the people we see all black?
This is a major disaster. I cannot believe it. From the coverage, America sure seems like a spiritual wasteland. Where you expect to hear words like “relief”, “aid”, “medical supplies”, we hear “snipers”, “firefight”, “security systems”. Hell on earth.