Pulled In Many Directions

Not-so-daily rambings about my life and my thoughts

Friday, September 02, 2005

News Overload

I just can't watch the news anymore. All the talk is about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Thousands have died and it seems a good majority of those who are living are looting, rioting, shooting, raping and assaulting others now.

September 11 was a real tragedy and while maybe my memories of the events during and after it have softened over time, I really don't remember any news of the people there developing a sense of lawlessness. I know September 11 happened in a more localized area, but why can't some people in New Orleans simply be happy they are alive and not try to harm anyone else?