Saturday, September 03, 2005

Break Your Heart

"I know that it will hurt, I know that it will break your heart, the way things are, and the way they've been. Don't spread the discontent, don't spread the lies, don't make the same mistakes with your own life- you never will let love survive..." Break Your Heart, Natalie Merchant.

You see the looters and the criminals, the evil ones taking advantage of anarchy and desperation. You witness the ones who have lost everything- food, shelter, pets, lives. And you just want to cry at the despair of it all, the wrath that nature has wrought upon a city of millions, killing, wounding, and yet, some survive.

So why are you sitting there doing nothing about it? "I don't have money," you say. Well, I don't either. But I found enough to give to the Red Cross. If it's five dollars or five thousand, every little bit makes a difference. You spend so much on gas anyway, what's a few bucks to help someone else do the same? Is it really so hard to say 'yes' to the cashiers when they say, will you give a dollar to help the victims of Katrina?

Yeah, there are lots of idiots who can't contain their misplaced anger at the President, feds, mayors, whoever they think is responsible. And no doubt there were things that could have been done better. But spewing hatred doesn't help anybody. So get off your righteous horses and do something. Give what cash you can. Find out how you can give of your time, now and later when the agencies have been forced to move on. Spread the word. Most of all- pray, people. Get on your knees, even if that's all you can do. And know that whatever you choose, you are making a difference.


At 9/03/2005 08:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stuff.

At 9/03/2005 08:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 9/03/2005 08:42:00 PM, Blogger Rebel_Posse1973 said...

Yeah, it sucks.


At 9/03/2005 08:48:00 PM, Blogger mrsd said...

Well said.

At 9/03/2005 10:19:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Thanks for the clarion call to action.

At 9/03/2005 10:19:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

It's sad that everyone is looking for someone to blame. You're right everyone needs to roll up their sleeves, quit complaining and pitch in to help.

At 9/04/2005 12:02:00 AM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Do you smoke?...Donate what it would cost for one pack of cigarettes. Do you think you will be eating at Whataburger sometime next week? Donate what it would cost for a value meal. How hard can it be? It boils down to, if you want to donate, you will find a way to do it. Remember the widow and her mite. Just think, one day it could be you.
I live in Houston and there are hundreds of ways to help from here. Where's your piggy bank? Let's all pitch in an help somehow. I always think, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

At 9/04/2005 05:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautifully said.

I am horrified by the venom that has come out of this tragedy and by those who have seen this as an opportunity to exploit others.

Everyone whould take the opportunity to contribute and to pull together, politics aside.

I have no respect for the man who had the audacity to say our President was racist. God forgive him.

I am always honored to hear your words, Nettie.


At 9/04/2005 12:27:00 PM, Blogger David said...

you are so write!
I shall see what I can do
to give is good
to inspire others to give is divine.

At 9/04/2005 04:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate how they are now trying to turn this into a racial thing, these people need help, doesn't matter what colour they are, i don't get the states.

At 9/04/2005 07:11:00 PM, Blogger Timberwolf said...

Yeah, it's pretty bad down there. I donated $5 to Red Cross. Not much, but it's something.

Wish I do do more.

My prayers go out to the victims of Katrina.

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