Friday, September 09, 2005

Childish, churlishness, and pettiness

The blame game has been going on over Hurricane Katrina since last Tuesday. To a limited extent, I don't think that is such a bad thing, although tossing blame so soon after a disaster risks unecessarily high emotions to play a part, and the focus to be taken off the task at hand-search, rescue, aid, and recovery. But even I am fatigued by it all. The title of this post, Childishness, churlishness, and pettiness reflects much of what is going on right now. There is very little substantive debate going on, and a whole lot of political imaturity and CYA. Of all the American natural disasters that I can remember in my 29 years, this one is the worst, and so too is the behavior of an awful lot of people.

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