|"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"
|"The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself."
-- Proverbs 11:25
First of all, I have never, ever responded to anything along the scope of the devastation that is being dealt with in Haiti right now. But that is the sort of thing that I trained for and re-trained for every single year for my entire career, and I know what is supposed to be happening by now, and I am not seeing it - but I am also seeing a lot of hurdles to mounting an effective response. That said, seeing doctors walk away from a field hospital because the U.N. got skittish about the security situation makes my blood boil. That is an order you refuse. Period. You are there to help people in need and you knew the risks when you volunteered. You don't scurry back inside the wire because the situation is tense on the ground, for Christ's sake, like so many cockroaches when the light comes on. Christ. It's embarrassing is what it is. I am so furious at the humiliation right now that my ears are red.
Labels: 2010 Haiti earthquake