Monday, September 05, 2005

A word about Katrina

No, this particular post is not about MS, but I have to ask, could you imagine having fatigue or any other MS symptom and being stuck on the roof of your house for an hour let alone 24 or 48 or 64? I look at my kids this week and cry for the mothers of the children who were dying of hunger this week. I look at my husband who just had surgery and think how horrible it would be for those people who have had recent surgeries and had to try and get out of their house away from flooded areas. I just can't believe how horrible a situation they had there. And how late help was at arriving. But the worst thing I heard all week was what I heard Friday.

When I was at the hospital waiting for Bill during his surgery I met a woman who I thought was really nice. She's from Southern Missouri and she's older. I told her about my kids, about my MS (don't ask why I tell people, I never thought I would before, but I do now), she told me about her work and her husband and their farm.
After our husbands went in for surgery she and I went to the cafeteria and ate and talked together.
Then we went back up to the waiting room and for the brief time we were there before going back to see our husbands she said this, "Looks like God is trying to tell them something."
Huh? What could that possibly mean? Why do idiots have to speak after a horrible tragedy?!?!
I didn't even know what to say.
I just sat there and looked around the waiting room to see if anyone heard the same idiotic statement I just heard and then she told me how her ex husband had gone there and it was just a bad place.
Okay, so I have only been to New Orleans once, when I was a Junior in High School and I loved it. I went with my folks who have been there so many times because they loved it.
I never experienced "the bad" which, excuse me, happens in every city in America.
But why would anyone ever deserve that? Why would God be so angry he'd kill thousands of people? What kind of dumb statement is that?!?!? It just makes no sense to me. It's just plain stupid!
I then said, "What about the children and the elderly?" and she couldn't say a word. Whatever!

There are children and elderly who died this week. There are women who were raped, people who were drowned. What she should have said is, "Why didn't anyone get there the very next day to help those people?" not say, "God's trying to tell them something." What would that something be, that their government didn't care about them? That no one cared?
It just ticks me off to no end!

On 9/11 a woman at my old office said, "You gotta hope those people have given themselves up to Jesus." When I asked why, she said, "Otherwise they're going to hell."
What the BLANK!! I was in pain that day and for months afterwards, just like a lot of other people. And for years since I have NEVER forgotten what one woman said. No one deserved to die that day, not the way they did! And they didn't need anyone to curse them in their death.

Just like no one should curse these poor people who have died and suffered from Katrina!
There are really people out there who are so hateful and vengeful! The same people who said they're glad I have MS, those are the kind of people who make themselves holier than others and think that they're better. They're also the same ones who will be the first to say, "Where's mine?" when they're in need! And those people think they are actually more worthier then others. Well, not to me. Not that it matters what I think, but the people who this week "looted" stores to get food to feed BABIES and ELDERLY. Who stole food to give to OTHERS! And not just keep for themselves! Those are the people who deserve good. They deserve a thank you, a thank you for hanging on, and being there for all those others. They also deserve an apology for every dumb, idiotic statement someone stupid made this week.

1 comment:

mdmhvonpa said...

There is good and there is bad and there are the difficult choices we need to make. Some people just don't understand that.