Horrors in Haiti

Just 750 miles from the U.S.A., the people of Haiti are enduring more horrors in the aftermath of the earthquake:

Tens of thousands of people are facing a second catastrophe tonight as they struggled for survival on the devastated island of Haiti.

With no food, no water and no shelter, aid agencies were in a desperate race against time to save the victims of the earthquake.  Witnesses described gutters running with blood and children sleeping among heaps of dead bodies after becoming separated from their parents.

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via Haiti earthquake: 16 Brits missing as horrifying new pictures reveal extent of destruction | Mail Online.

UPDATE: Now looting has broken out, and gangs of young men with machetes are fighting over food. See this. Local authority has ceased to exist. Disaster is followed by anarchy, which can be even worse.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • S. Bauer

    The real tragedy, according to such a light as Rush Limbaugh, who thinks he heads the Republican party, is that it gives Pres. Obama a chance to look good.

    PS – The earthquake also gives Pat Robertson a chance to prove what he’s made of.

  • S. Bauer

    The real tragedy, according to such a light as Rush Limbaugh, who thinks he heads the Republican party, is that it gives Pres. Obama a chance to look good.

    PS – The earthquake also gives Pat Robertson a chance to prove what he’s made of.

  • Peter Leavitt

    No matter how corrupt and primitive the Haitian people, Americans need to dig deep in their pockets to help this desperate situation. The best way to do thiis is to find an outfit that matches and then contribute hundreds or thousands of dollars to help these shattered people.

  • Peter Leavitt

    No matter how corrupt and primitive the Haitian people, Americans need to dig deep in their pockets to help this desperate situation. The best way to do thiis is to find an outfit that matches and then contribute hundreds or thousands of dollars to help these shattered people.

  • Carl Vehse

    S. Bauer @1, where did Rush Limbaugh state that he thought giving Pres. 0bama a chance to look good was the real tragedy from the earthquake in Haiti?

  • Carl Vehse

    S. Bauer @1, where did Rush Limbaugh state that he thought giving Pres. 0bama a chance to look good was the real tragedy from the earthquake in Haiti?

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Honestly, Carl (@3), you can find Veith’s doctoral thesis online, but not that? I Googled for [Limbaugh Haiti Obama] and had no trouble finding the comments that S. Bauer referred to (@1). Here’s one example.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Honestly, Carl (@3), you can find Veith’s doctoral thesis online, but not that? I Googled for [Limbaugh Haiti Obama] and had no trouble finding the comments that S. Bauer referred to (@1). Here’s one example.

  • Carl Vehse

    Honestly, tODD (@4), in your Googled clip Rush does not state that he thought giving Pres. 0bama a chance to look good was the real tragedy from the earthquake in Haiti.

  • Carl Vehse

    Honestly, tODD (@4), in your Googled clip Rush does not state that he thought giving Pres. 0bama a chance to look good was the real tragedy from the earthquake in Haiti.

  • S. Bauer

    All right. I will revise and extend my remarks. My characterization of Mr. Limbaugh’s statement was not an attempt to quote him. I, in fact, did not use quotation marks. Mr. Limbaugh did say that the earthquake was “made to order” for the Obama administration to use “to burnish his credibility with [the black community]“. He made it clear that he thought that anything the Obama administration does in response to this tragedy is purely a cynical attempt to manipulate events to its own political advantage.

    These words, coupled with the statement that Americans have “already given enough” to Haiti in the form of the US income tax, taken within the whole context of his diatribe that focused almost exclusively on these Machiavellian machinations rather than the human suffering that is going on, led me to the deduce, quite simply, that, for Limbaugh, the real tragedy here is that the earthquake gives Obama the chance to “look good.”

    If anyone can take these facts and go through the proper mental contortions to reach a different conclusion, hey, that’s what post-modernism is all about!

  • S. Bauer

    All right. I will revise and extend my remarks. My characterization of Mr. Limbaugh’s statement was not an attempt to quote him. I, in fact, did not use quotation marks. Mr. Limbaugh did say that the earthquake was “made to order” for the Obama administration to use “to burnish his credibility with [the black community]“. He made it clear that he thought that anything the Obama administration does in response to this tragedy is purely a cynical attempt to manipulate events to its own political advantage.

    These words, coupled with the statement that Americans have “already given enough” to Haiti in the form of the US income tax, taken within the whole context of his diatribe that focused almost exclusively on these Machiavellian machinations rather than the human suffering that is going on, led me to the deduce, quite simply, that, for Limbaugh, the real tragedy here is that the earthquake gives Obama the chance to “look good.”

    If anyone can take these facts and go through the proper mental contortions to reach a different conclusion, hey, that’s what post-modernism is all about!


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