Thursday, September 01, 2005

Dome, Sweet Home???

Canning tomatoes this morning but I just had to comment on the move of the refugees from the Superdome to the Astrodome. What are they thinking?? We are moving these people hundreds of miles to a place where they have no home, no jobs, no permanence, no family. Does anyone think this will work?

It reminds me of a Civil War story about what happened when a group of injured soldiers were evacuated from the batttlefield to a nearby town. The townspeople refused to open their homes to the dirty common soldiers. In a fit of righteous anger, Clara Barton rode through the night to Washington to find someone with the authority to order them to help.

How many McMansions did these people pass on their way to the Astrodome? Where are you when we need you, Clara?

2 Comments:

Anonymous concerned in cortland said...

Amen!
May all of us be touched by the spirit of Clara Barton. Two challenges are before us: (1) What can each of us do (pray, send money, contact our political rep's to protest the government's inadequate response)to help meet the immediate human needs; and (2)What can we do in the long-term to address the inequalities in our society that this tragedy has brought to the fore?

7:01 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

thank you Cortland!

4:38 PM  

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