The Haiti Tragedy

A sad state of affairs indeed. This is just the initial footage/photographs. The massive damage caused can only be predicted. Reports are already in that hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives. Major infrastructure damage.

CNN report.

And you begin to wonder what the initial comments of some of the people I talked to are. The same yadda bullshit about how we are bad at “amaal” and that it’s just another one of the “azaabs”.

The poorest country in the western hemisphere, already termed a fail state in 2006. Food crisis. And to think “THEY DESERVED IT YAAR”… Is just out of my comprehension. It is sad. I hope rehabilitation and evacuation efforts are done because they might have suffered a setback considering the amount of damage done.

3 Comments so far

  1. Shaheer (unregistered) on January 14th, 2010 @ 12:05 am

    Doesn’t it amaze you how ridiculous our country is? Whenever a natural disaster takes place, everyone says “they deserved it”. Kashmir, Indonesia, and now, this.

    And this is the reason why we can’t progress – we’re so lingered in the past that we feel that we have to stick with it. Instead of looking at the future, we’re too busy passing emotionally-charged irrational judgments about the validity of the disaster.

    Hence, the following phrase in the English language: “get a life!”

  2. hashriani on January 14th, 2010 @ 12:06 am

    Point is. This life or after life. The muftis shall answer. lol.

  3. Kabir Das (unregistered) on January 14th, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

    @ Shaheer
    “Doesn’t it amaze you how ridiculous our country is?”

    No sir! It doesn’t amaze me. It would amaze me if it was otherwise. What else do you expect with a mosque at every street corner, a maddrassa in every locality, an uneducated Mulla as your teacher and just one book to read (in a foreign language which one doesn’t really understand) from birth till death.

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