Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

American Life

A more appropriate title would be American Lives. Oh, wait, maybe I should be more specific: Value of American Lives. ... A coworker told me he saw firefighters in the street intersections collecting donations with their boots and hats for victims of hurricane Katrina, which at this moment the official death toll is now exceeding 400. I commented that I recalled firefighters in the same area doing the same after September 11, 2001 (2,752 dead). He asked me if I saw them do it for victims of the 2004 Tsunami (over 250,000 dead across 11 countries). I can't say that I did...

I'm not drawing any conclusion from this one incident ... but then again, maybe someone should.

Posted in: Philosophy, Politics,


  • Mike on September 12, 2005 ~ 03:03 AM

    of course Americans r gonna help Americans 1st, before even THINKIN' bout helpin' others. iz a cynical world out der, my friend. u have been warned…

  • Luis Ortiz on October 3, 2005 ~ 06:18 PM

    Im ny small community of 1721. Our local volenteer firefighters do the same collections at our towns redlight. They have been doing this for years and of course I am always happy to help out.

    I did like the response and support the World Community showed the US after Hurricane Katrina. Even Fidel Castro offered to send 1000 doctors to help out according to CNN. Also seeing the Mexican Medics in thier military convoys traveling from Laredo, Texas to San Antonio was a welcome sight.