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Friday, January 15, 2010

Buy a Clue

Oh dear. From SondraK:

I’m not sure this is helping

Angry Haitians set up roadblocks with corpses in Port-au-Prince to protest at the delay in emergency aid reaching them after a devastating earthquake, an eyewitness said.
“They are starting to block the roads with bodies, it’s getting ugly out there, people are fed up with getting no help,” he told Reuters.


Frustration and horror and shock?  I get all that.  And the urge to lash out and make a statement and draw media attention.  I guess blocking the roads with piles of dead bodies is one way to express your dissatisfaction with the level of service you’re receiving.  But practically speaking, it doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that might actually improve it.

I’m not trying to tell anyone their business, but wouldn’t maybe clearing the roads, where possible, be a better idea?  Strategically speaking, I mean.

Oh, and don’t shoot at rescue helicopters or anything.

Quick, someone. Find a way to blame this on Bush. Oh wait! Obama has already covered that angle.