In the Ruins of Yesterday

Might be as you say. But dude, I already forgot about Haiti, other than hating the Haitians in Dade County.

Posted by at January 14, 2010 4:01 PM

Voltaire also waxed fluent on the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, Gerard.

Posted by Frank P at January 14, 2010 6:31 PM

One of my hobbies is translating documents. Most of them are birth certificates and marriage licenses and school transcripts and the like. I noticed that most of the Haitian docs came from Gonaives, Port-au-Prince. I decided to look online for images of that particular community....Here it is after Hurricane Hanna:
Most of the pictures I saw of Gonaives were before the hurricane, but the town itself resembled a garbage dump. All the money and help we give them won't change anything. It never has and it never will. So very very sad. I predict the filthy lucre raised will be expropriated by the Chimières Lavalas and their henchmen.

Posted by Jewel at January 14, 2010 6:46 PM

Well Frank.. you have succeeded in coming across as a self centered jerk. Well done.

Haiti is a disaster, it was a disaster prior to this and it will still a disaster after this. Unless they turn to the Lord I don't see things changing.

Still as Christians it is our responsibility to do what we can. For most of us, the most effective thing will be prayer. Giving money to most 'aid agencies' is just paying payroll. Shameful.

The world will forget, tomorrows 'scandal' will drive this off the screen. Life will go on (until after our Lord returns).

Thanks for the article. js

Posted by Jesse at January 14, 2010 6:52 PM

"Giving money to most 'aid agencies' is just paying payroll."

That is a load of absolute crap, and a total cop-out. But it sure makes a nice excuse to justify being a tightwad Scrooge, doesn't it.

So you're just going to pray instead......

You're the one who is shameful. Sure hope you're not a member of my parish church.

Posted by southernjames at January 15, 2010 8:22 AM

Que? Are you talking about Francois Marie Arouet, or me? Or did you attribute jewel's comment to me? On the other hand, wtf? You obviously missed your medication. Ring the bell ... or is the nurse pissed off with you?

Posted by Frank P at January 15, 2010 5:39 PM