Saturday, January 16, 2010

Haiti: A Nation in Pain

Haiti, a nation already suffering from poverty (80%) and illiteracy, is one of the world's poorest and least developed. To add fuel to the already smoldering fire, the country, as we know, has been devastated by its worst earthquake in over 200 years.

Some will turn the other cheek and as I've heard, "we have enough problems of our own, let them handle their own problems" the cold and heartless will speak. The mentality of some cannot be fully explained but to only say that it is a societal ill. The few words one speaks can sometimes say volumes about an individual. Considering whom the words came from I conclude that this person believes that they (Haitians) are inferior and not worthy of help. To continue to sulk in the words of the heartless is like giving in to their insidious words, so enough.

The people of Haiti have been suffering for a long time and this has added to their suffering. I cannot began to feel or even think of how it feels to go through such pain. As always the race card has to be played by some. The hope here is to look beyond that, look at the human toll and devastation that has ravaged this country further. The Haitian people are a people in pain who need help and support from everyone regardless of race, sex, religion and/or national origin.

Help for Haiti: Learn What You Can Do

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